15 Of The Most Memorable Sports Photos Ever Taken.
Such Silly Fellas
In 2013 a Reddit user posted this picture and told the story behind it. Apparently, Andre the Giant, who was known for paying for people's meals, caught Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to pay for his own meal on the set of Conan The Barbarian. Arnold confirmed the story! He even said that Wilt Chamberlain acted like he was going to pay and helped Andre bring him outside.
It's pretty rare to see boxers and baseball players on the same field.
Just Playing Around
When Mike Tyson was 20 years old, he was on his way to becoming a star in the boxing world. In 1986, Tyson was invited to Shea Stadium to meet the New York Mets. Pitcher Dwight 'Doc' Gooden and right fielder Darryl Strawberry were sent to greet Tyson. Here you can see Tyson pretending to punch Gooden in the face.
You've probably seen this picture before, if you're a fan of sports photography.
Smiles For Everyone
The Summer Olympics in 1992 were held in Barcelona, Spain. This is a picture of the 4x100 relay race. Carl Lewis, a member of the U.S. team, ran the fastest 100 meters ever at the time. The silver and bronze medals were taken by Nigeria's Davidson Ezinwa and Jorge Aguilera from Cuba.
If you're short, you might appreciate the next phot.
Too Tall Meets Too Short
Standing at 6'2" tall, Arnold Schwarzenegger is taller than average, and he sure did have some impressive muscles at one point. But you can't see that at all when he's standing next to the 7'1" tall basketball star, Shaquille O'Neal. You can see the admiration on Arnold's face as he looks up to Shaq.
This next photo will make you think twice before lifting weights.
Career Ending Weights
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Austrian weightlifter, Matthias Steiner, gained German citizenship so he could compete for Germany. Steiner won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In 2012, Steiner tried lifting 432 pounds to defend his title at the London Olympics. But Steiner lost control of his balance and the barbell hit him in the neck. Unfortunately, due to the injury, he was forced to quit the competition and he ended up retiring from the sport a year later.
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