The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

By Sky Sports

We often hear stories of victory, but what about those who came up short when it mattered most? Some of sport’s biggest names explain what it’s like to give everything for the win, but ultimately taste defeat.


George Groves: Battle of Britain & Unfinished Business

Carl Froch had been knocked down just once in his career, until he stepped into the ring with George Groves in November, 2013. In the very first round, the undefeated challenger doubled that tally, with a huge right hand, and looked capable of dethroning the unified world champion. A monumental upset seemed on the cards, until the ninth round, when 'Saint' appeared to be struggling, and Froch strode forwards. Howard Foster stopped the fight, handing Froch a highly controversial victory, and setting up a sold-out rematch in front of 80,000 at Wembley. Groves joins Andy Scott to discuss the encounters, and select his 'one that got away'...
26/05/2044m 58s

Nasser Hussain: 2002 NatWest Series Final

Lord's, 2002. England skipper Nasser Hussain wins the toss, and - on a fantastic pitch - his side get off to a flyer. The captain contributes a hundred himself: his first and only in one-day cricket. India have an enormous chase to pull off, especially once their 'Fab Five' are out, and two relatively unknown batsmen enter the fray at 146/5. But, in one of the finest ODI games ever seen, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif orchestrate a miracle: it is Sourav Ganguly, not Nasser Hussain, who lifts the trophy. In the company of Ian Ward, Hussain discusses the fixture, his performance that day, and the importance of captaining on instinct.
12/05/2050m 55s

Sean Fitzpatrick: 1995 Rugby World Cup Final

Ellis Park, 1995. Nelson Mandela, wearing a No 6 Springbok jersey, presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb Ellis Cup. It is one of the great sporting moments. But, for Sean Fitzpatrick, captain of the All Blacks that day, it was an agonising experience. Joel Stransky's drop goal in extra time sealed the hosts' win, crushing the New Zealand legend's hopes of a second World Cup title. Now, 25 years on, Fitzpatrick - joined by Rupert Cox - looks back at the occasion, acknowledging its enormous cultural significance, but also the pain of that defeat.
28/04/2049m 57s

Introducing 'The One That Got Away'

We celebrate them for their successes, but what about the times they tasted defeat? Sky Sports speaks to some of sport's biggest names, and explores the occasions when they came up short. 'The One That Got Away' - coming soon...
22/04/202m 39s
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