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Top 5 Inspirational Sports Moments

Some people say that sports are just silly little games between teams or individuals, and they shouldn’t be taken so seriously. It’s true, some sports are blown way over the top. However, sometimes something special can happen that is more than just a simple win, goal or amazing play. Sports have the ability to bring out the best in people. Here are Kidzworld's Top 5 Most Inspirational Moments in Sports.

Fenway Fans Help Autistic Singer

Just before a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park, the national anthem was being sung by an autistic man who was having trouble with the words. Boston fans slowly joined in with him and they all finished the song together.

Terry Fox

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Terry Fox is truly the most inspirational athlete in Canada. In 1980, Terry set out to run across Canada to raise money and awareness to the fight against cancer. Even though the run cost him his life, an annual Terry Fox run by Canadians is the largest one-day fundraiser in the world, raising over $500 million in Terry’s name.

Father & Son Finish

Derek Redmond was running for a gold medal in the 400-meter dash at the Olympics when all of a sudden he pulled a hamstring. Even though all the other runners finished the race, Derek decided to hobble over the finish line. With about 100 meters left, Derek’s dad joined him in one of the most epic runs ever at an Olympic event.

J-Mac Miracles

Jason McElwain was an assistant helper for a high-school basketball team. His dedication to the team earned him a spot on the roster for the last game of the season. In the 4th quarter, the coach decided to let Jason play. What happened next is something you have to see to believe…

Jackie Robinson’s Rights

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Jackie Robinson was one of the first African American men to play baseball. After receiving countless death threats by angry people who did not want him to play, Jackie persevered as one of the greatest baseball players ever to play the game. In fact, the L.A. Dodgers retired his number, 42, to the rafters.

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Hey! I have been in track and cross country for years! My opinion: Do what your heart tells you! If I was to choose, I would say track, but that's just me! :)
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theboy101
theboy101 posted in Basketball:
nice i totally did all that and i never even knew it
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Skater55
Skater55 posted in Xtreme Sports:
I do bodybuilding you can count on that as an extreme sport...........especially when you see how big I am haha
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Sport- an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. So yes, Cheerleading can be seen as a sport.
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