Athletic Achievements by Jordan and Phelps

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The 1986-87 NBA season was full of success for Michael Jordan who was at the time playing for the Chicago Bulls. Not only did he score a career-high of 37.1 points per game, but according to NBA.com , Jordan became the first basketball player to surpass 3,000 points in a season. During November and December of the same season, he managed to increase his scoring average to 40 points in nine consecutive games. In addition, Jordan won the Slam Dunk Championship and was named to the All-NBA First Team.

The table shows a turning point commencing in the 2001-02 season where Jordan’s average points decreased by 5.8 points since the previous season. Michael Jordan’s luck changed for the worst in the 2002-03 season while playing for the Washington Wizards. His average scoring point descended to 20 points per game, which in turn, marked the end of his career. According to FoxNews.com, Jordan suffered from tendonitis in both knees and wrists. His physical condition was an apparent reason for his resignation at the age of 40.

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Michael Phelps’ achievements tin the aquatic sport competitions have made him into a topic of interest within the past years. He is currently the athlete that has won the most medals in history according to Olympic.org. Throughout his career, the swimmer has earned 28 medals since his first Olympic competition in 2000 at the age of 15.
Without a doubt, the 2004 Olympic games in Athina marked the beginning of continuous achievements in future competitions. In 2004, Phelps won six gold and two bronze medals. In the Beijing Olympics in 2008 he won eight medals, but this time all the medals were gold, ranking him first in various events including butterfly, freestyle, and medley.
Phelps retired at the age of 31 after the 2016 Olympics in Rio. According to Scientific American, he received 23 Olympic titles and as previously mentioned, 28 medals throughout his entire career as a competitive swimmer. His achievements continue to be unmatched by other athletes and, many believe that Michael Phelps has set records that are unlikely to be surpassed any time soon.

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