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Another Sporting List

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Major Events, Sport

Here is another sporting poll that was seen on news.com.au. They were asking for the defining sporting moment of the noughties (2000-2010), and being an Australian website there was obvioulsy an Aussie bias. Their editors had already decided on the top ten, it was the site visitors job to place it in order. First a question about the top 10 that they selected. There are some international performances already on the list – so where is Lance Armstrong’s comback and Phelp’s record medal haul? The list could go on. Based on the choices we had, as an Australian I have no qualms with what was voted on top – Aloisi’s goal and Australia’s qualification into the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Here is the full list (in the final order):

  1. Aloisi and the World Cup Qualification for 2006
  2. Cathy Freeman’s 400m gold medal in Sydney 2000
  3. Bradbury’s gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Australia’s first ever gold
  4. Makybe Diva’s triple Melbourne Cup wins
  5. Australia’s 2009 cricket Ashes loss to England
  6. Wilkinson’s heart breaking final kick to beat Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup
  7. Final seconds mark by fullback “Leaping” Leo Barry in the 2005 AFL Grand Final
  8. Tiger Wood’s Master’s chip in 2005
  9. “Lay-down” Sally Robbins stopped rowing mid-race at the 2004 Athens Olympics
  10. The NRL Rabbitoh Revival

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