• SWIMMING: Alia Atkinson earns historic Jamaica gold at Doha World Championships

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    Published 8. December 2014 at 8:32 pm - No Comments

    Alia Atkinson won Jamaica’s first-ever gold at the World Short Course Championships, becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title.  The 25-year-old equalled Plymouth-based Lithuanian Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte’s 100m breaststroke world record of one minute and 2.36 seconds.  Atkinson came from behind in the final length to beat defending champion Meilutyte by 0.1secs on Saturday.  It was the 17th world record set at the Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha. Atkinson, who was fourth at the London Olympics, had previously won three world short course silver medals. She was unaware of the significance...

  • Lauren Holiday wins USA’s Female Athlete of the Year honors

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    Published 6. December 2014 at 3:10 pm - No Comments

    Lauren Holiday was named the US Soccer 2014 Female Athlete of the Year on Saturday, capping a year in which the UCLA graduate won the National Women’s Soccer League with FC Kansas City, and was reinvented as a deep-lying playmaker on the national team. Under head coach Jill Ellis, Holiday (neé Cheney), who had been United States Soccer’s Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2007, was repositioned from her regular spot as a central attacking midfielder — although she had played everywhere else in the attack as well — into a much deeper midfield role this year. She found great success there, underpinning...

  • SURFING: Stephanie Gilmore Crowned 2014 ASP World Champion

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    Published 6. December 2014 at 8:51 am - No Comments

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 After the most intense Championship battle in the history of professional surfing, Australian Stephanie Gilmore has won her sixth World Title at the Target Maui Pro at Honolua Bay. Watch Gilmore’s highest-scoring performances of 2014, peruse pictures of her season highlights and break down her heats, wave-by-wave. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) - ASP / Laurent Masurel

  • New Zealand’s Valerie Adams were named female IAAF World Athlete of the Year for 2014.

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    Published 23. November 2014 at 11:38 pm - No Comments

    New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams, 30, may have thrown farther in previous seasons than she did in 2014, but the Olympic champion added a ninth senior global title to her collection when she successfully defended her world indoor crown in Sopot and triumphed at the Commonwealth Games. She was the only athlete in the world to win at all seven IAAF Diamond League fixtures in any discipline and was a clear winner of the women’s shot put Diamond Race. “This is the icing on the cake for 2014. It’s been a year that’s been physically challenging but I’m proud to be here for New Zealand and Oceania,”...

  • Stacy Lewis Sweeps Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy and Money Title

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    Published 23. November 2014 at 9:45 pm - No Comments

    Lewis becomes first American to claim all three since Betsy King in 1993 NAPLES, Fla., November 23, 2014 – Stacy Lewis wrapped up an impressive 2014 season in style sweeping the LPGA’s three most prestigious honors — Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy and LPGA Official Money List title. Lewis becomes the first American to take home all three awards since Betsy King in 1993 and the first player since Yani Tseng in 2011. “That’s what I came here for,” Lewis said. “I went into the week wanting to win these three awards. The $1 million and all would’ve been nice, but I would take these three over...

  • Kendall Wesenberg first U.S. woman in 10 years to win Skeleton European Cup

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    Published 23. November 2014 at 9:29 pm - No Comments

    Photo credit: teamusa.org LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 22, 2014)-Kendall Wesenberg (Modeso, Calif.) led Team USA in Lillehammer, Norway by winning the women’s skeleton European Cup opener. The skeleton-only Intercontinental Cup and European Cup kicked off the 2014-2015 season simultaneously on the 1994 Olympic track with races this week. The European Cup hosted two competitions, one yesterday and one today, while the Intercontinental Cup competed in just one race today. “We came here to Lillehammer excited to start the season and put up some solid results,” said Brian McDonald, U.S. coach. “We don’t...

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SWIMMING:  Alia Atkinson earns historic Jamaica gold at Doha World Championships

SWIMMING: Alia Atkinson earns historic Jamaica gold at Doha World Championships

Alia Atkinson won Jamaica’s first-ever gold at the World Short Course Championships, becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title.  The 25-year-old equalled Plymouth-based Lithuanian Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte’s 100m breaststroke world record of one minute and 2.36 seconds.  Atkinson...

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Lauren Holiday wins USA’s Female Athlete of the Year honors

Lauren Holiday wins USA’s Female Athlete of the Year honors

Lauren Holiday was named the US Soccer 2014 Female Athlete of the Year on Saturday, capping a year in which the UCLA graduate won the National Women’s Soccer League with FC Kansas City, and was reinvented as a deep-lying playmaker on the national team. Under head coach Jill Ellis, Holiday (neé Cheney), who...

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SURFING: Stephanie Gilmore Crowned 2014 ASP World Champion

SURFING: Stephanie Gilmore Crowned 2014 ASP World Champion

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 After the most intense Championship battle in the history of professional surfing, Australian Stephanie Gilmore has won her sixth World Title at the Target Maui Pro at Honolua Bay. Watch Gilmore’s highest-scoring performances of 2014, peruse pictures of her season highlights and break...

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