1) Surfing – Kelly Slater won the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award. Well we had to, didn’t we?
2) Swimming – Michael Phelps broke the 100m butterfly world record in dramatic fashion at the World Swimming Championships in Rome on Saturday. Trailing in 4th postion at the turn, Phelps put in his customary strong last 50m and overtook Serbia’s Milorad Cavic with about 5m to go. Phelps admitted that his outpouring of emotion came from the build-up to the race and his rivalry with Cavic.
3) Formula One - Ferrari’s announcement that Michael Schumacher will replace Felipe Massa for the European GP probably isn’t technically a sporting moment but it’s got us and the rest of the sporting world pretty excited. There’s been plenty of speculation about why Schumacher has decided to return. Laureus likes to think he’s trying to give Lance Armstrong some competition for next year’s Comeback award.
4) Tennis – Marion Bartoli upset all the pre-match predictions by beating Venus Williams in the WTA Bank of the West Classic final in Stanford, California. This was the French woman’s first victory on the WTA Tour.
5) Rugby Union – Morne Steyn set a new Tri-Nations record by scoring all of South Africa’s points in their 31-19 defeat of the All Blacks in Durban. Steyn’s incredible display came via a try, conversion and 8 penalties and was all the more impressive considering he came in to the starting 15 as a replacement of Ruan Pienaar.