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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

Terry Triumphant RunCourtesy of Frostbite

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

Jackie Robinson Overcame AdversityCourtesy of Major League Baseball

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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Sports In The Forums

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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
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"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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