7 sports athletes who reigned supreme in 2017

1) Roger Federer for being the oldest man in tennis to pull a big comeback

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates at match point after beating Jack Sock of the United States in their singles tennis match at the ATP World Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

He ended 2016 with a Knee injury and Wimbledon semi-final loss to Milos Raonic. But that was fine, his fans forgave him.  He had the highest number of grand-slams male  (17) and has spent the longest time in history as world’s number one. (302 weeks) . At age 35, he was permitted to retire to doubles game or as a coach.

He reappeared in 2017 and old man in the game with a new back hand style and aggressive play. Australian open was a tumultuous five set game against arc rival Rapheal Nadal. He won his 18th grand-slam at years. He also went ahead to win 6 other titles including Wimbledon his 19th grand-slam.
He is named one of the world’s greatest athlete not just for his game but his philanthropy, humility and gentlemanly style devoid of rage and anger tantrums. 2017 was definitely the year of Roger Federer

Read : Roger Federer rise, fall and big comeback

2) Neymar for being the most expensive and controversial transfer in football History
PSG wanted Neymar so badly, they were willing to pay his buy out fee from Barcelona. 222million pounds of cold cash (am sure it was paid with a cheque

There was drama, Barcelona wanted him to stay, and his father was rumored to have wanted him to stay in Catalonia. His team mates: Lionel Messi to Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, they all tried to convince him to stay.
But Neymar made his call, some say its because he wanted out of Messi shadows.

Today, PSG is on the map, Neymar has sprinkled some star dust on the club. he has scored some good goals and assists and so far we can say its money well spent

Seven things you need to know about Neymar;s exit from Barcelona

3). Nigeria bobsleigh Olympic team.
Bobsleigh is a winter game played by racing on snow ice.  Teams of two or four teammates make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked, iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled. The timed runs are combined to calculate the final score.

Question is, How did Nigeria a dry and rain season country qualify for sport on snow? well Nigerians are everywhere (and we no dey carry last)

Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere, collectively the bobsled team from Nigeria, have made history by becoming the first Nigerians to ever qualify for the Winter Olympics. The speedy trio is all set to compete in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, this coming February. They qualified after turning in strong performances in a series of five races held in Utah, Whistler and Calgary.
4) Ronaldo for helping his club real Madrid retain the champions league title
Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world. He won Fifa’best player in the world and his 5th Ballon d’Or.
He he won a La Liga and Champions League double with the Madrid club this year, striking twice against Juventus in the European Cup final to help Real become the first team to retain the trophy in its current format.

5) Lewis Hamilton for winning his fourth world driving championship:

during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 29, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth World Driving Championship. He is definitely on track to being the best driver that has ever existed

6) Serena Williams for winning the Australian open in 2017 while pregnant

ly posted a picture of her pregnancy at 20 weeks on snapchat, few minutes later fans had done the maths and a started a comment storm on social media. she was two months pregnant when she won the Australian open!
Her game was so on point she won without dropping a single set –enough said

7) Floyd May weather for retiring with a perfect 50-0 undefeated record.
That’s the new record set after winning his fight with Conor McGregor. Mission accomplished, to the tune of at least $100 million. And it turned out to be a surprisingly entertaining fight.
Mayweather has been criticized for his style of fighting which is not fighting. He would wear you down, take you round the ring, and finally throw in some punches.

But a win is a win and a perfect 50-0 is what it is

 

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