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Sports Review of the Year 2001
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Cheltenham cancelled Naseem Hamed Tiger Woods
 
The highlight of the National Hunt horse racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival, is cancelled amid the escalating foot-and-mouth crisis in Great Britain and Ireland. The Grand National goes ahead, and 33-1 chance Red Marauder slogs through the mud for victory.
 
 
British boxer Naseem Hamed takes another heavy blow from Marco Antonio Barrera on his way to losing his world IBO Featherweight title in Las Vegas. The Mexican condemns Hamed to his first professional defeat after a unanimous points victory.
 
 
History is created in Augusta when Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer in history to hold all four Majors at one time after a two-shot victory at the US Masters. It is the 25-year-old’s second triumph in the tournament, following his success in 1997.
 
Archie Thompson Hasim Rahman St Helens
 
Archie Thompson enters football history after scoring 13 times in Australia’s record 31-0 victory over Pacific minnows American Samoa in a World Cup qualifying match. Team-mate David Zdrilic adds another eight goals in the thrashing on Coffs Harbour.
 
 
Virtual unknown Hasim Rahman becomes heavyweight champion of the world after a shock victory over Lennox Lewis in South Africa. Lewis suffers only his second professional defeat when Rahman knocks him out with a big right in the fifth round.
 
 
St Helens continue their dominance in rugby league with a 13-6 victory over the Bradford Bulls in the 100th Challenge Cup final at Twickenham. It is the Saints’ third trophy in seven months after winning the Super League Grand Final and World Club Championship.
 
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