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12-07-2010, 08:20 AM #1
TOP 10 Best moments in world of sports2010: Best moments in world of sports
Spain finally lived up to its hype and broke the jinx at the highest level there is in football, when they lifted the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The Spaniards beat Holland 1-0 in the final through a golden goal by Andres Iniesta.
The Formula One season ended with a four-way tussel in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Red Bull clinched the top podium spot when Sebastian Vettel became Formula One's youngest World Champion.
Save the Tiger!
England's Lee Westwood ended American Tiger Woods' 281-week reign to became the world's number one golfer.
Inter Milan achieved a rare feat of completing a treble of club championships by lifting the Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.
The master Indian batsman, probably second-best to only great Sir Don Bradman, was for the first time in his 21-year-long career named the ICC Cricketer of the Year. He was deservingly also awarded the ICC People's Choice Award.
The Kenyan athlete David Rudisha set a new world record in the 800m sprint in Germany. Rudisha stopped the clock at 1 minute, 41.09 seconds and beat the previous world record of 1 minute, 41.11 seconds held by his compatriot Wilson Kipketer.
Kim Clijsters was voted WTA Player of the Year for the second time in her career, having first earned the accolade in 2005. The Belgian came out of retirement in 2009 to lift her second US Open and then cherry-topped it by defending her crown in 2010, her third overall.
Wizard of Oz!
India hosted the Hockey World Cup in New Delhi but it was Australia who broke a 24-year hiatus by lifting the trophy after defeating Germany 2-1 in the final.
Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, the fastest marathoner, announced a shocking retirement after dropping out of the NYC Marathon because of a leg injury, only to change his mind later on. "Running is in my blood and I decided to continue competing. My announcement in New York was my first reaction after a disappointing race," the legend said.
...being a human...