About The Athletes


Men

1. Marin Cilic, Tennis, Croatia
Professional tennis player Marin Cilic defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to win his first major title, the 2014 US Open Championship, on Monday, September 8, 2014, in Flushing Meadows, New York.

2. Justin Gatlin, Track & Field, United States
Track and Field athlete Justin Gatlin earned a double win in the 100 meter and the 200-meter race at the final International Association of Athletics Federation Diamond League event of the season, the Memorial van Damme, on Friday, September 5, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium. Gatlin, who finished the IAAF season undefeated, completed the 100-meter race in the winning time of 9.77 seconds and the 200-meter race in the winning time of 19.71 seconds.

3. Billy Horschel, Golf, United States
Professional golfer Billy Horschel captured the 2014 BMW Championship held September 1-7, 2014, in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Horschel finished the tournament 14-under 266. In addition, he defeated Mr. Jim Furyk to win the Tour Championship and claim the FedEx $10 million bonus on September 14, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga.

4. Dennis Kimetto, Marathon, Kenya
Marathon runner Dennis Kimetto broke the marathon world record by 26 seconds with the winning time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds at the 41st BMW Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

5. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Boxing, United States
Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. received a unanimous decision over Marcos Maidana resulting in him retaining his welterweight and junior middleweight championships at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

6. Jordan Zimmermann, Baseball, United States
Professional baseball player Jordan Zimmermann pitched a no-hitter during the regular-season finale and Washington Nationals 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Women

1. Valerie Adams, Track and Field, New Zealand
Track and field athlete Valerie Adams won the women’s shot put at the final International Association of Athletics Federation Diamond League event of the season, the Memorial van Damme, on Friday, September 5, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium. Adams earned her 56th consecutive victory with the winning throw and meet record of 67.553 feet.

2. Dawn Harper Nelson, Track and Field, United States
Track and field athlete Dawn Harper Nelson won the women’s 100-meter hurdles title at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Continental Cup held September 13-14, 2014, in Marrakech, Morocco. Nelson finished in the winning and meet-record time of 12.47 seconds.

3. Barbora Spotakova, Track and Field, Czech Republic
Track and field athlete Barbora Spotakova earned the women’s javelin title at the final International Association of Athletics Federation Diamond League event of the season, the Memorial van Damme, on Friday, September 5, 2014, in Brussels, Belgium. Spotakova’s winning and meet-record throw was 223.06 feet.

4. Diana Taurasi, Basketball, United States
Professional basketball player Diana Taurasi scored 14 points in a fourth-quarter comeback against the Chicago Sky during the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Finals on Friday, September 12, 2014. Taurasi lead the Phoenix Mercury to a three-game sweep and their third WNBA title.

5. Tirfi Tsegaye, Marathon, Ethiopia
Marathon runner Tirfi Tsegaye captured the women’s world lead at the 41st BMW Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Tsegaye finished the marathon in the personal best and winning time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 18 seconds.

6. Serena Williams, Tennis, United States
Professional tennis player Serena Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to win her 6th US Open Championship Title on Monday, September 8, 2014, in Flushing Meadows, New York.