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    Top Sports Facts

    The Brazilian football legend Pele was the part of the Brazilian team that won the World Cups of 1958,1962 and 1970.His real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

    Diego Maradona captained the Argentian team that won the World Cup in 1986.

    Rugby was invented by William Webb Ellis in 1823.

    The origin of word cricket is sometimes traced to the word krickstoel which was a three legged stool.It refers to three wickets used in cricket.There are different theories and stories.

    Sir Donald Bradman is referred to as the greatest batsman inthe history of cricket.He scored an average of 99.94 including 29 centuries.His highest test score was 334.

    Sachin Tendulkar has scored most runs in the cricket.

    DhyanChand is known as the wizard in hockey.He scored  a 1000 goals in a span of 22 years.

    Leslie Claudius is the only hockey player who won maximum number of medals at the Olympics.

    Usain Bolt of Jamaica holds the record for the fastest male runner in the 100 meters with a time of 9.58 sec

    Jesse Owens of US equalled six world records in 45 mins in 1935.He won 4 gold medals at the Berlin Olympics.

    Carl Lewis won 4 gold medals in 1984 and 2 in 1988 Olympics,in 100 m,200m,long jump and 400 m relay events.

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