The last decade saw some of the greatest sports records ever achieved, from world records to all-time highs. From the heights of the Olympics to the depths of the English Premier League, these records stand as proof that even the most difficult feats are possible. Here, we look at some of the most remarkable sports records of the last decade.
Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps: The Fastest and Most Decorated Athletes
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Michael Phelps of the United States both achieved remarkable feats during the last decade. Bolt set the world record for the 100m sprint with a time of 9.58 seconds, while Phelps won an astonishing 22 Olympic medals, making him the most decorated Olympian of all time. Both athletes will go down in history as two of the greatest sportsmen of all time.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: The Highest Goalscorers
The last decade also saw two of the greatest footballers of all time go head-to-head: Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid. Between them, they scored a staggering 1044 goals in the 2010s, with Messi leading the way with 603 goals and Ronaldo with 441. Both players also won numerous individual awards, including the Ballon d’Or, which is awarded to the best footballer in the world.
New England Patriots: The Greatest Team of the Decade
The New England Patriots of the NFL have been one of the most successful teams of the last decade, winning three Super Bowl titles and appearing in five. Led by legendary quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots have been the epitome of consistency, making the playoffs every year since 2010 and consistently competing for the Super Bowl title. The Patriots have set a new benchmark for success that other teams of the decade will struggle to match.
The Warriors: The Ultimate Dynasty
The Golden State Warriors of the NBA have been one of the greatest dynasties of the last decade, winning three NBA championships and appearing in five NBA Finals. Led by the dynamic duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors have been a powerhouse of the league, setting an unprecedented level of success that teams have struggled to replicate. The Warriors have established themselves as one of the greatest teams of the decade.
The Decade in Summary
The last decade has seen some remarkable sports records achieved by some of the greatest athletes of all time. From Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the last decade has been one of the most exciting periods of sporting history. The New England Patriots and the Golden State Warriors have also set a new benchmark for success that other teams of the decade will struggle to match.