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Sports history is filled with exhilarating moments, heroic feats, and intense rivalries. Among these are the upsets—the moments where an underdog triumphs over a seemingly unbeatable opponent. These moments of glory have become ingrained in sports culture and are often the most memorable. In this article, we will look at some of the most surprising upsets in sports history.

  1. The Miracle on Ice
  2. The Leicester City Premier League win
  3. Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson
  4. Rulon Gardner vs. Alexander Karelin
  5. The 2004 Boston Red Sox
  6. The Miracle Mets
  7. Greece vs. Portugal in Euro 2004
  8. USA vs. USSR in the 1996 Olympics
  9. The US Open Women’s Tennis Final in 2018


  • The Miracle on Ice

The Miracle on Ice is one of the most legendary upsets in sports history. In the 1980 Winter Olympics, the US Men’s Hockey team, made up of amateur and collegiate players, faced off against the heavily favored Soviet team, which had won the previous four Olympic gold medals. The US team won 4-3 in a game that has become known as one of the greatest upsets in sports history.


  • The Leicester City Premier League win

In 2016, Leicester City, a team that had narrowly avoided relegation the previous season, shocked the soccer world by winning the Premier League title. The team overcame all odds to win their first-ever league title under the direction of manager Claudio Ranieri and star player Jamie Vardy.


  • Buster Douglas vs. Mike Tyson

In 1990, Mike Tyson was considered unbeatable. He was the heavyweight champion of the world and had a record of 37-0. However, James “Buster” Douglas, who was considered a huge underdog, shocked the world by knocking Tyson out in the 10th round of their fight in Tokyo, Japan.


  • Rulon Gardner vs. Alexander Karelin

Alexander Karelin was a three-time Olympic gold medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling and was considered unbeatable. However, in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, he faced off against American Rulon Gardner, who was a huge underdog. Gardner shocked the world by defeating Karelin and winning the gold medal.


  • The 2004 Boston Red Sox

In the 2004 American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox were down three games to none against their arch-rivals, the New York Yankees. However, the Red Sox won the next four games to complete a historic comeback and advance to the World Series, where they won their first championship in 86 years.


  • The Miracle Mets

In 1969, the New York Mets, who had never won a championship, shocked the baseball world by winning the World Series. The Mets defeated the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles in five games behind pitcher Tom Seaver and outfielder Tommie Agee.


  • Greece vs. Portugal in Euro 2004

In the 2004 European Championship Final, Greece faced off against Portugal. Greece, which had never won a major tournament before, was considered a huge underdog against the host nation. However, Angelos Basinas’ goal from the penalty spot in the 57th minute stunned everyone by giving Greece a 1-0 victory. The victory was a historic moment for Greece, which had never before reached the knockout stage of a major tournament, let alone win it. It was also a reminder that in football, anything is possible, and that even the biggest underdogs can come out on top with hard work and a bit of luck.


  • USA vs. USSR in the 1996 Olympics

In the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the US Women’s Gymnastics team faced off against the heavily favored Russian team, also known as the Unified Team, which consisted of former Soviet Republics. The US team, led by Kerri Strug, shocked the world by defeating the Russians and winning the gold medal.


  • The US Open Women’s Tennis Final in 2018

In the 2018 US Open Women’s Tennis Final, Serena Williams faced off against Naomi Osaka. Williams was the heavy favorite, but Osaka, a 20-year-old up-and-comer, shocked the world by defeating Williams in straight sets to win her first Grand Slam title.