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The 4 hardest sports records to achieve

These sports records are even rarer than a perfect game in baseball

Anthony Neuer

These sports records are even rarer than a perfect game in baseball. Photo: TW-EFEdeportes

LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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Recently Anthony Neuer, a professional bowler, managed to convert a 7-10 split in the US Open finals. This is the first time in nearly 30 years that a professional bowler has accomplished this feat. This got us thinking, what other plays or feats are almost impossible to match in sport? We decided to discard those that take into account a season and focus on matches or individual games. All of these achievements are rare, even more so than a perfect game in besball, of which there have been 23 in the MLB. Here they go.

6 Touchdowns in an NFL game

Believe it or not , there are few players who have scored 6 or more touchdowns in an NFL game. This feat is so rare in American football that it has only been accomplished three times in its history: in 1951 by Dub Jones, in 1965 by Gale Sayers and in 2021 by Alvin Kamara.


A hat-trick in less than two minutes

The hat-trick (or triplet) is achieved in soccer when a player scores 3 goals in a match. A hat trick in less than ten minutes is already an impressive feat, but a hat trick in a quarter of that time is almost impossible. Only 3 players have achieved a hat-trick in less than two minutes and none have achieved it in a first division league, which confirms the difficulty of this achievement:

Tommy Ross, Ross Country vs. Nairn County, 1964: 1 minute, 30 seconds

Magnus Arvidsson, Hassleholms vs. Landskrona, 1995: 1 minute, 29 seconds

Alex Torr, Rawson Spring vs. Winn Gardens, 2013: 1 minute, 10 seconds

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Score more than 70 points in an NBA game

The NBA is a competition in which teams can easily score more than 120 points in each game. However, for an individual player it is difficult, or almost impossible, to score more than 70 points in a single game. So much so that only 6 basketball players have ever done it: Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Devin Booker, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor.

Not even Michael Jordan himself has reached 70, with his highest score in a game being 69. Want to know something more impressive? Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in a game with 100 and had 6 games with 70 points or more. All of this before the 3-point line existed.

Stick an albatross on golf

An albatross, or finishing a hole three under par, is the rarest score you can get in a professional game of golf. So much so that it is rarer than a hole in one. The PGA Tour estimates the chances of hitting an albatross at 6 million to 1. In the four major men's golf tournaments, there have only been 18 albatross since 1870, according to GolfLink.

It's so unlikely that only one golfer has managed two: Jeff Maggert in 1994 and 2001.