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10-24-2005, 05:25 PM
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toughest feat in all of sport?

What do you guys think the most difficult feat is in all of sports? I'm not looking so much for statistical acheivements, but simply what sport or feat requires the greatest amount of skill and/or strength?

I'm going to start by suggesting the Iron Cross in gymnastics. For a 150lbs man, that's like holding out your arms to your side with a 75lbs dumbell in each one.

Maybe a hole-in-one in golf - provided that you can repeat it (so it's based on skill more than luck).

What else guys?

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Hey, its the only competitve accomplishment where you need to be very good and very lucky.

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id suggest a few

- Scoring a kickoff return TD in the NFL

-throwing a no hitter in baseball in the MLB

-the mentioned Hole in one

-scoring a 100 points in one game in the NBA

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Winning a stage that end at the top of a steep mountain in the Alps or Pyrenees in the Tour de France.

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I think Igor Ulanov has the toughest feet in all of sports. He blocks shots like a madman.

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Unassisted triple play.

Not much skill attached, just lucky circumstances.

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What do you guys think the most difficult feat is in all of sports? I'm not looking so much for statistical acheivements, but simply what sport or feat requires the greatest amount of skill and/or strength?
Solo-climbing a difficult 8000 meter peak, like Nanga Parbat or K2. You need an absolutely tremendous combination of physical ability, mental strength, tecnhical skill, and luck.

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Or these Ironmans (like at Hawaii) ... swimming, cycling and running ...

Going 100% for over 8 hours...awesome...

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Or these Ironmans (like at Hawaii) ... swimming, cycling and running ...

Going 100% for over 8 hours...awesome...
thats the first thing that came to mind for me

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id suggest a few

- Scoring a kickoff return TD in the NFL

-throwing a no hitter in baseball in the MLB

-the mentioned Hole in one

-scoring a 100 points in one game in the NBA
change no hitter to perfect game. No hitters happen far too often, perfect games have happened 14 times in the nearly 150 years of baseball.

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I can't remember the name of the pitcher who threw back to back no-hitters. That's a record that should probably never be broken...because to break it you would have to throw 3 no-hitters in a row.

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change no hitter to perfect game. No hitters happen far too often, perfect games have happened 14 times in the nearly 150 years of baseball.
or a 4 homer game, those are quite rare

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or a 4 homer game, those are quite rare
perhaps, but that just doesn't require the same amount of skill a perfect game does, its just the limited number of ab's that makes that hard.

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or a 4 homer game, those are quite rare
how many have done it

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perhaps, but that just doesn't require the same amount of skill a perfect game does, its just the limited number of ab's that makes that hard.
a perfect game is just as much luck as a 4 homer game is, if it was skill you wouldnt see so many perfect games by chumps like Kenny Rogers, Len Barker, Mike Witt, Don Larsen, ect.

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how many have done it
since 1900 there have been 13 4 homer games and 15 perfect games

3 of the 4 homer games required extra innings so there have only been 10 times that someone has hit 4 in a 9 inning game

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For a collective sport, how about a treble in soccer (Champions League, Championship and Cup) ?

Wasn't Manchester United the only team to ever do it in 1999 ?

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since 1900 there have been 13 4 homer games and 15 perfect games

3 of the 4 homer games required extra innings so there have only been 10 times that someone has hit 4 in a 9 inning game
that doesn't make it more difficult to hit 4 home runs in a game, its only because you only usually get 4 or 5 ab's, so its less likely. There can be absolutly no doubt that pitching a complete game and allowing 0 baserunners is easier than hitting 4 homers.

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10-25-2005, 12:10 AM
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I can't remember the name of the pitcher who threw back to back no-hitters. That's a record that should probably never be broken...because to break it you would have to throw 3 no-hitters in a row.
Johnny Vander Meer.

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scoring 6 goals in a game (soccer or hockey)

Throwing for 10 TDs in a game

Hitting 5 HRs

30 Blocked shots in a game (BBall)

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From a skill perspective I think a perfect 147break in snooker is something which is quite astonishing to achieve. Especially in game condition with all that pressure on your shoulders. Still it's done once or twice every season.

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Tennis grand slam. Easily.

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Tennis grand slam. Easily.
Golf grand slam is more difficult.

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Golf grand slam is more difficult.
Yeah?
Two players have achieved tennis grand slams in tennis history.
Worst, only four players have won the four grand slams in their whole career.
Some of the greatest players of all time have never won the 4 different (Sampras, Edberg, Becker, Borg, Lendl, McEnroe, Connors, etc...).
In comparison 5 players have won all 4 golf majors.

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