The Olympics is the toughest multi-sports tournament all over the world, which has witnessed some of the most astonishing records since its inception. However, some milestones might never see any challenger in future and let’s look at six Olympics records that can never be broken:
Micheal Phelps: 23 gold medals
American swimmer Michael Phelps clinched as many as twenty-three gold medals in five Olympics with a total of 28 Olympic medals which comes to almost six golds per tournament. Shockingly, the next closest Olympian to Phelps’ mark is former Soviet Union gymnast Larisa Latynina, who grabbed nine gold medals for her nation in the 1950s and 1960s.
China: 41 gold medals in table tennis
Since table tennis’s induction as an Olympic sport back in 1988, China has comprehensively dominated it with zero mercy and virtually zero competitors. They have won a staggering 53 total medals (41 gold medals) in table tennis, while the non-Chinese Olympians only managed to win four gold medals.
Usain Bolt: 100m in 9.69 seconds, 200m in 19.30 seconds
The fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt is one of the most legendary names in the track and field. The mighty Jamaican has many world records against his name and completed 100m in 9.69 seconds and 200m in 19.30s at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Bob Beamon: 29 feet and 2 1/2-inch long jump
It’s really disappointing to realize that Bob Beamon didn’t earn a massive name like other successful athletes at the Olympic Games. The former American Olympian set a long jump distance record at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City that has yet to be broken in any of the subsequent competitions.
Florence Griffith-Joyner: 10.62-second 100-meter dash
During the 1988 Games in Seoul, Florence Griffith-Joyner’s best non-wind-aided time of 10.62 has only been swiped at in the Olympic competition. Since then, no other sprinter came close to her timing but the 19-year-old phenom Candace Hill, who ran a 10.98 at the age of 16 last year might over this mark someday.
Ian Miller: 10 appearances
Competing in the Olympics is really hard and many athletes end up just dreaming of this experience. However, Equestrian Ian Miller holds a record that will most likely stand forever. According to Boston.com, the Canadian has competed in the most Olympic Games with 10 appearances over 40 years.