It’s the last day of what has been an eventful year. It’s amazing how fast the year went by, considering the fact that just a few months ago, Africa was stunned by the way Cameroon conquered Africa in the AFCON tournament.
Speaking of competition, just like every other year before it, 2017 featured several sporting competitions – competitions that left us with unforgettable memories. From football to basketball, formula1 and tennis, 2017 featured them all.
In this blog post, we will be taking a look at some of the amazing sporting moments from 2017.
This year’s edition saw British driver, Lewis Hamilton, finish above every other driver to lay claim to the drivers’ title. But Hamilton didn’t have a stroll to the title. He faced stiff competition from Ferarri’s Sebastian Vettel. At least that was what happened in the early stages of the season before the race in Azerbaijan, the race that changed everything.
Both drivers clashed during the race in Baku, leaving Seb frustrated enough to lose his cool and thus lose his foothold as the competition continued. This and a Vettel crash was all Lewis Hamilton needed to climb up the standings and finish well above the rest.
There were a lot of fights this year but the boxing world featured two major fights: the Money Fight and the fight between AJ and Klitschko. Both events had the world at the edge of their seats as the boxers battled it out inside the ring. While the AJ-Klitschko fight was a top-notch fight, the fight of the year has to be the one between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
The glamour that went before the fight, the pre-fight talks, the paparazzi and how the fight turned out is what makes this the most amazing moment in the boxing world this year. Floyd Mayweather retired again, with a record 50-0, a feat no other boxer had ever achieved.
The tennis world was rocked by injuries to several top players this year. From Novak Djokovic to Andy Murray, it wasn’t the best 2017 for some of the tennis stars. But the same cannot be said about the likes of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.
Both men shared all the Grand Slam titles of the year equally amongst themselves. But one win was a standout: Roger Federer’s dominance of Grand Slam at Wimbledon. Not only did he win the competition, he did it in style, winning every set on the way to yet another Grand Slam title and being the only man to win the Wimbledon title eight times.
Throughout the year, the sport never really went on a break unlike other sports. It was back-to-back action.
For a sport that featured events almost every other day of the year, it’s hard to pick out just one amazing moment from the sport. So we decided to make a list. Here we go:
- Cameroon winning the African Cup of Nations
- Joachim Loew conquering the world with Germany’s B Team at the FIFA Confederations Cup
- Nigeria 3 – 0 Cameroon
- Neymar’s move to PSG
- Pep Guardiola’s winning streak
- UEFA Champions League final: Real Madrid 4 – 1 Juventus
- Real Madrid 0 – 3 Barcelona
- Schalke 4 – 4 BvB
- Egypt qualifying for the World Cup
With all these amazing moments in 2017, which one stands out for you as the most amazing one? Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts.