The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat; the human drama of competition. It’s these glorious ups and the torturous downs that are the fundamental allure of sport. The wonderful uncertainty is what keeps us excited and eagerly anticipating the next game. It can play out in different ways but nothing captures our imagination more than a contest which suddenly comes alive after the result appeared to be a foregone conclusion.
Days of Miracle and Wonder presents the unique stories behind 25 of the most incredible sporting victories. There are players and teams reaching the brink of success before spectacularly imploding into an unimaginable defeat. On the other hand, there are inspirational accounts of players and teams rising from the canvas and fighting their way back to a glorious win. These displays of human frailties, willpower, skill and courage capture everything we love about sport.
At its best, sport requires athletes to give more than they thought they could – physically, mentally and emotionally. Whether it’s the anguish of a choke or the brilliance of a comeback, at the final whistle there can be only one winner. Names etched onto cups and trophies record these results, but sporting chapters are not written on the bare facts of score lines. The glory of sport is in the contest itself and through the pages of this book you’ll see it can be a wild ride!