Stephanie Gilmore, the undisputed queen of the surf, reinforced her status as the dominant woman’s surfer in the world in 2010 when she won her fourth consecutive world championship, an amazing accomplishment, making her the only surfer, male or female, to win the Association of Surfing Pro
A well-known and respected basketball player in the United States, Dikembe Mutombo established the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation to improve living conditions in his native Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire. US President George W Bush paid public tribute to Mutombo’s work for A
History was made in Beijing in 2008 when South Africa’s Natalie du Toit became the first amputee ever to qualify for the Olympics, where she finished 16th in the 10km open water swim. She is one of only two athletes to have competed in both the Olympic Games AND the Paralympic Games.
Following the withdrawal of Honda from Formula One at the end of 2008, Britain’s Jenson Button was left without a drive until former Honda technical director Ross Brawn stepped in and engineered a management buyout of the team.