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Sports Review of the Year 2001
INTRO | REVIEW BY SPORT | GALLERY | VOTE | LEGENDS REMEMBERED | 2002 CALENDAR
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Robinson Caborn Retief Goosen
 
Jason Robinson immediately answers his doubters after scoring the Lions’ first try in their 29-13 victory in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane. Dafydd James, Brian O’Driscoll and Scott Quinnell score the tourists’ other tries.
 
 
Richard Caborn is unveiled as the new sports minister, replacing Kate Hoey. He must oversee the troubled national stadium project. But he is mocked in the media after struggling to answer basic sporting quiz questions in a radio interview.
 
 
Retief Goosen acknowledges the applause from the crowd as he finally breaks Tiger Woods’ dominance at golf's Majors with victory in the US Open in Tulsa. The South African takes the prize after beating Mark Brooks in an 18-hole play-off.
 
Confederation Cup Beckham and Scholes Capriati and Kuerten
 
Marcel Desailly proudly holds aloft yet another trophy, the Confederations Cup, to emphasise France’s position as the best football team in the world. The World and European champions beat hosts Japan 1-0 in the final in Yokohama.
 
 
Goals from Manchester United duo Paul Scholes and David Beckham help England's new manager Sven-Goran Eriksson maintain his unbeaten record in the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 victory over Greece in Athens.
 
 
Jennifer Capriati continues her revival with a three-set defeat of Kim Cljisters in the French Open final. And Gustavo Kuerten continues his clay-court domination in the men’s game with victory over Alex Corretja for his third title at Roland Garros.
 
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