It's certainly that within the realm of tennis, but there are other contenders in sport in general I think. Winning the rugby world cup in 2003 for instance, was a display of the same kind of excellence. No doubt there are one or two other examples 'within living memory'.I've seen that the BBC are asking people if they think this could be the greatest achievement in British sport in living memory.
But I suppose the English team were pretty highly regarded at the time, so not so much of a shock value there, surely?It's certainly that within the realm of tennis, but there are other contenders in sport in general I think. Winning the rugby world cup in 2003 for instance, was a display of the same kind of excellence. No doubt there are one or two other examples 'within living memory'.
Spoken like a true tennis legend Mr. Rafa ZambuniPinsett and Redgrave winning four consecutive Olympic gold medals in rowing is also up there. And what about Stokes batting to 135 unbeaten to win the test at Headingly. Come to think of it, there are a good number of great performances both individual and at team level, and despite the miserable performance of our football team, the country has been able to bask in the glory of a great number of outstanding sporting achievements 'within living memory' to use Alex's definition. I would take nothing away from Radicanu's wonderful win, but there is definitely a bit of hyperbole in the media.
Personally, I find it difficult to find anything to say that hasn't already been said ad nauseam by the media. I note that the stream of repetitive verbiage is still going on, and will doubtless continue at least until she has returned to Blighty to give interviews.Hope it's OK to resurrect this, but it seems strange to me that there's no talk here on Raducanu's victory in the US Open.
Indeed, if not at the top, given that it was achieved by a squad of players who were all born within 30 miles of Celtic Park. Something that I can safely predict will never be achieved again (obviously meaning that the winning squad are all born within 30 miles of their team's stadium ).I think a Celtic supporter would say that their winning the European Cup in 1967 should also be on that list.
Not so sure about that one as Froome was following team orders and could have won the tour himself that year. In the cycling world I'd go for Graeme Obree's achievements in taking the hour record twice (the first time only several hours after his initial, failed, attempt, as he had booked the track for 24 hours). Each time he was still an amateur cyclist. He also won the world pursuit championship twice (once as an amateur and once after turning pro). And just about everything he did was met with official opposition.Can't believe the BBC missed off Bradley Wiggins and his winning the Tour de France in 2012. I believe he was the first Briton to do that as well...