Uncovering the Most Unbelievable Individual Sports Stats of the Last 50 Years

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Oregonsportshall.com – As technology, training methods, and competition evolve, so do the records in sports. Over the last 50 years, individual athletes have pushed the boundaries of what is humanly possible and have set some of the most incredible records. Here we take a look at some of the most unbelievable individual sports stats of the last 50 years.

Usain Bolt’s 100m Sprint

Usain Bolt's 100m Sprint

No individual record in the last 50 years has been more impressive than Usain Bolt’s 100m sprint. In 2009, the Jamaican sprinter set the then world record of 9.58 seconds at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin. This record is still unbeaten and is likely to remain so for some time yet.

Michael Phelps’ Swimming Records

Michael Phelps' Swimming Records

American swimmer Michael Phelps is arguably the most successful athlete of all time. During his career, he has set numerous world records and has won an unprecedented 28 Olympic medals (23 of which are gold). One of his most impressive records is his 100m butterfly time of 50.58 seconds, which he set at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Wayne Gretzky’s NHL Records

Wayne Gretzky's NHL Records

One of the most successful and famous hockey players of all time, Wayne Gretzky, holds the record for most points, goals, and assists in NHL history. During his career, he scored 894 goals and had 1,963 assists, for a total of 2,857 points. His achievements are unlikely to ever be surpassed.

Tiger Woods’ Major Wins

Tiger Woods' Major Wins

Golf phenom Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time. He has an impressive 15 major tournament wins, including four Masters titles and three US Open titles. His most impressive achievement was his 2000 Masters win, where he was the first golfer to ever win all four major tournaments in the same year.

Roger Federer’s Grand Slams

Roger Federer's Grand Slams

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer is one of the greatest of all time. He has won 20 Grand Slams, the most of any male tennis player in history. He has also held the number one spot in the ATP rankings for a record 310 weeks. His achievements are unlikely to ever be matched.


The last 50 years have seen some of the most incredible individual sports records set by athletes. From Usain Bolt’s 100m sprint to Tiger Woods’ major wins, these records are unlikely to ever be surpassed. Each of these athletes has pushed the boundaries of human possibility and left an indelible mark on the history of sports.