Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award

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Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award
Awarded for best record-breaking performance
Location Los Angeles (2017)
Presented by ESPN
First awarded 2001
Currently held by Michael Phelps (USA)
Website www.espn.co.uk/espys/

The Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award has been presented since 2001 to the amateur or professional sportsperson, irrespective of nationality or sport contested, adjudged to have, in a single play, game, or season, completed the best record-breaking (and -setting) performance, irrespective of the nature of the record broken.

Between 2001 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter has been undertaken exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices nominated by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter are conferred in June and reflect performance from the June previous.[1]

List of winners[edit]

Year of award Image Athlete Nation of citizenship Team Competition, governing body, or league Sport Record set Previous record-holder Ref(s)
2001 Pete Sampras in 1992 Sampras, PetePete Sampras  United States N/A ATP Tour Tennis Total career men's singles Grand Slam titles (13). This record has since been surpassed by Roger Federer. Emerson, RoyRoy Emerson (12) [2][3][4]
2002 Tiger Woods in 2005 Woods, TigerTiger Woods  United States N/A PGA Tour Golf Consecutive men's major championships won (Four—the 2000 U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and PGA Championship and the 2001 Masters Tournament [known as the consecutive Grand Slam]) Hogan, BenBen Hogan (three, in 1953) [5][6]
2003 Emmitt Smith in 2007 Smith, EmmittEmmitt Smith  United States Dallas Cowboys National Football League (NFL) American football Total career NFL rushing yards (17,162 at the close of the league's 2002 season, with 975 tallied therein) American Walter Payton (16,726, across the 13 seasons between 1975 and 1987, inclusive) [7][8]
2004 Eric Gagne in 2008 Gagné, ÉricÉric Gagné  Canada Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball Consecutive saves converted in a single MLB regular season (55 across the league's 2003 season) Gordon, TomTom Gordon (46, in 1998) [8][9]
2005 Peyton Manning in 2010 Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning  United States Indianapolis Colts National Football League (NFL) American football Total single-season NFL passing touchdowns (49 in the league's 2004 season) Marino, DanDan Marino (48 in the 1984 season) [8][10]
2006 Shaun Alexander in 2008 Alexander, ShaunShaun Alexander  United States Seattle Seahawks National Football League (NFL) American football Total single-season NFL rushing touchdowns (27 in the league's 2005 season) Holmes, PriestPriest Holmes (23, in 2003) [11][12]
2007 LaDainian Tomlinson in 2008 Tomlinson, LaDainianLaDainian Tomlinson  United States San Diego Chargers National Football League (NFL) American football Total single-season NFL rushing touchdowns (28 in the league's 2006 season) Alexander, ShaunShaun Alexander (27, in 2005) [8]ǂ[13]
2008 Brett Favre in 2008 Favre, BrettBrett Favre  United States Green Bay Packers National Football League (NFL) American football Total career NFL passing touchdowns (442 at the close of the 2007 season, with 28 tallied therein) Marino, DanDan Marino (420, across the 17 seasons between 1983 and 1999, inclusive) [8][14]
2009 Michael Phelps in 2009 Phelps, MichaelMichael Phelps  United States N/A Olympic Games Swimming Total gold medals achieved at a single Games of the Olympiad (eight in the 2008 Summer Olympics) Spitz, MarkMark Spitz (seven, at the 1972 Summer Olympics) [15][16]
2010 Plaque commemorating the longest match in tennis history John Isner vs. Nicolas Mahut  United States and  France N/A Wimbledon Tennis Longest match in tennis history, lasting 11 hours, 5 minutes; Isner defeated Mahut 70–68 in the fifth set of the 1st round match. Fabrice Santoro vs. Arnaud Clément fourth round match at the 2004 French Open lasting 6 hours, 33 minutes. [17][18]
2011 Rory McIlroy in 2011 McIlroy, RoryRory McIlroy  Northern Ireland N/A U.S. Open Golf In winning the U.S. Open, McIlroy broke tournament records for the lowest 72-hole score, both in total strokes (268) and in relation to par (−16). 72-hole score (272): Jim Furyk, 2003; Tiger Woods, 2000; Lee Janzen, 1993; Jack Nicklaus, 1980.
To-par (−12): Woods, 2000.
[19][20]
2012 Drew Brees in 2013 Brees, DrewDrew Brees  United States New Orleans Saints National Football League (NFL) American football Brees threw for 5,476 yards in 2011–12, breaking the NFL single-season record. Marino, DanDan Marino (5,084 yards in 1984) [21][22]
2013 Michael Phelps in 2014 Phelps, MichaelMichael Phelps  United States N/A Olympic Games Swimming Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history, finishing the London Olympics with a total of 22 medals. Latynina, LarisaLarisa Latynina (19 medals, 1956–1964, representing the Soviet Union) [16][23]
2014 Peyton Manning in 2014 Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning  United States Denver Broncos National Football League (NFL) American football Manning set single-season NFL records for both passing yardage (5,477) and touchdown passes (55) in the 2013 season. Yardage: Drew Brees (5,476 yards in 2011)
TDs: Tom Brady (50 in 2007)
[24][25][26]
2015 Peyton Manning in 2015 Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning  United States Denver Broncos National Football League (NFL) American football Manning set the single-season NFL record for career touchdown passes (530 at the end of the 2014 season). Brett Favre (touchdown passes 1991–2010) [27][28]
2016 Stephen Curry in 2016 Curry, StephenStephen Curry  United States Golden State Warriors National Basketball Association (NBA) Basketball Curry set the record for most three-point field goals in a season with 402. Curry had the previous record, 286 in the 2014–15 season. [29][30]
2017 Michael Phelps in 2017 Phelps, MichaelMichael Phelps  United States N/A Olympic Games Swimming Phelps extended his own record of being the most decorated Olympian during the Rio Olympics in 2016 with a total of 28 Olympic medals. He now has 23 Gold, 3 Silver, and 2 Bronze Olympic Medals. Phelps previously held the record when he broke it in the London 2012 Olympics where he finished with a grand total of 22 Olympic medals. [16][31]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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