ANDl 2021 writes its last pages and in sports there were endless moments in a year that brought together practically all the great sporting events: Olympic Games, Eurocup, America’s Cup, Gold Cup …
The fans will be in the memory several moments that not even in Hollywood would have imagined: championships defined in the last round, last-second goals, eternal penalty shootouts, half-court shots.
In 2008, Lewis Hamilton won the title with a pass on the last lap, snatching the title from Felipe Massa. 13 years later, he had the other side of the coin when a yellow flag left everything to be defined in the last lap.
Max Verstappen went to the pits to change tires and the strategy served to to pass at Turn 5 in Abu Dhabi, thus winning his first World Cup. The only thing not from a movie: the whole series of subsequent claims to try to reverse the result.
After 113 years a gold was shared again in an Olympic discipline. This is what happened in the high jump. Qatari Barhim and Italian Tamberi They decided to put an end to the competition after both achieving a mark of 2.37 meters, leaving an unforgettable image.
But it was not only that moment, but the story behind it. Tamberi broke his ankle prior to Rio 2016, when he was a gold favorite. The return was complicated and the Qatari was his greatest support. A great friendship that ended with the shared gold.
Gongaza, the perfect team after 31 games, faced UCLA in the semifinals of March Madness. The Bruins, who came to the Final Four from the First Four, believed in no one and went blow by blow with the Bulldogs. 40 minutes weren’t enough and it looked like five more would be required after Johnny Juzang tied it with 3.3 seconds to play. Little time to get to the other side of the court, so Jalen Suggs took the ball and made the play that everyone practices as children: three, two, one … shot from half court. Within.
The Zags would lose the final to Baylor, but Suggs’s shot will forever be in each year’s March Madness videos.