The Women Tennis world number one, American Serena Williams, has defeated world number two, Russian Maria Sharapova, to win her fifth Australian Open and her 19th Grand Slam title. By winning, she has surpassed both Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert in the number of major singles titles.
Nanning - China. US AfroAmerican teenager Simone Biles has retained her all-around World Woman Gymnastics title and helped the US Women Gymnastics team win its second straight gold. She dominated the floor exercise and beat the Chinese champion, Bai Yawen, by 0.067 points on the beam.
Dennis Kimetto from Kenya has won World marathon record in Berlin. The 30 year old Kenyan is the first to run the marathon under 2h and 3 minutes. He overrun another Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai. Early this year, another Kenyan Wilson Kipsang had set the World record at 2h 3 minutes and 23 seonds.
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has, on Friday August 1, 2014, won her second gold in the 2014 Commonwealth games being held in Glasgow. She crossed the 200 m finish line with an increadible speed and well ahead of her competitors, in a time of 22.25 seconds.
On Monday, Blessing had crossed the 100 meter finish line in 10.85 seconds to win the gold (see here).