At the age of 39, Kelly Slater won a record 11th World Surfing Championship. His heat win at the Rip Curl Pro Search over talented young Brazilians Gabriel Medina, 17, and Miguel Pupo, 19, gave him the points he needed to take the title.
In her Paralympic career, visually impaired skier Verena Bentele has won an amazing collection of medals since her first Winter Olympics in 1998, but the highlight was undoubtedly the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Vancouver when she won five gold medals – three cross-country and two in bi
Martin Kaymer showed that he is going to become one of the major forces in world golf after a stunning 2010 in which he won the US PGA Championship - his first major championship - at Whistling Straits, and finished the year as Europe’s No 1 player.
Valentino Rossi, as usual, was many people’s favourite to win the World MotoGP championship in 2010, so it was no surprise that the new season began with Rossi winning the first race in Qatar after early leader Casey Stoner crashed out.