So Oracle have done it. They've added their name to those who have snatched sporting victory from the jaws of defeat. As much as it hurts, Kevin Norquay says their victory after being 1-8 down sits comfortably on this list.
2005, Champions League football final, Liverpool: AC Milan led 1-0 after the first minute, then 3-0 at halftime. Liverpool tied it up with three goals in six minutes, then won a penalty shootout 3-2.
1948, Olympic Games, shooting, Karoly Takacs: Won 25-metre rapid fire pistol world titles shooting with his right hand. A grenade damaged that hand in 1938. Depressed initially, he switched to shooting with his left to become the first man to win two Olympic gold medals in his event, in 1948 and 1952.
1982, World Cup football, All Whites: having to beat Saudi Arabia by five goals in the heat of Riyadh to match China on goal difference and force a playoff for a place at the World Cup finals, New Zealand swept to a 5-0 lead by half-time. They held on to create history.
2012, Ryder Cup, US vs Europe, golf: Miracle at Medinah. With the US ahead 10-6 going into the singles, Europe needed 8 points from 12 matches to retain the Cup, yet they did it with matches to spare. Englishman Ian Poulter set the tone with a run of five birdies, then out-of-form German Martin Kaymer sealed it.
1981, England v Australia, cricket, Headingley: Australia scored 401, bowled England out for 174 and had them 135-7, still 92 behind. Ian Botham hit a swashbuckling 149 not out as England set Australia only 130 to win. Bob Willis took 8-43 to seal a sensational 18-run win.
1972, Olympic Games, running, Lasse Viren: Flying Finn Viren fell in the 10,000m final and lost at least 25m. He leapt to his feet, caught the field within a lap, looped past his stunned rivals, and carried on to gold.
2005, US Open, Michael Campbell, golf: Out of form coming to Pinehurst, Campbell missed his first five cuts of the year, and had to birdie the last just just to qualify, yet somehow found a way to play four great rounds, and beat Tiger Woods.
2004, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox: When the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, it ended an 86-year curse. Down 3-0 against the New York Yankees in the American League final, and down 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th in game four, they found a way to win that game, then the next three. They then beat the St Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
1983, Melbourne Cup, horse racing, Kiwi: With 500m to run, Kiwi was second to last. His storming run through the field made his rivals look like they were walking, as he won by just over a length. One of the most memorable wins in the glittering history of the great race.
1927, tennis, Henri Cochet, Wimbledon: Down 2-6, 4-6, 1-5 and one point away from facing a match-point serve in the semifinals the Frenchman came back to beat American Bill Tilden 6-3 in the fifth.
1992, American Football, Buffalo Bills: Down 3-35 early in the third quarter, Buffalo somehow get back on terms in a playoff match against the Houston Oilers, then Steve Christie landed the winning field goal three minutes into extra time, for a 41-38 win.
2001, India v Australia, cricket Kolkata: Australia knock up 445 then bundle India out for 171. Following on, India score 657 with a 376-run fifth wicket partnership between VVS Laxman (281) and Rahul Dravid (180). Australia collapse to be all out for just 212.
2002, Winter Olympics, speed skating, Steven Bradbury: had no chance of winning speed skating's 1000m until all of his opponents fell in a last corner pile-up, and he swept past all the trouble to Australia's first Winter Olympic gold.
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