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10 Greatest Moments in British Sport Since 2000



The Best British Sporting Moments


British sport is blessed with a rich history of sporting success that has seen some truly magical moments over the years. In the past 15 years we have seen some of the greatest moments in British sporting history, from Steven Gerrard's heroics in Istanbul to Bradley Wiggins's success at the Tour de France. Here are the 10 greatest moments in British sport since the turn of the millennium...

10. Lewis Hamilton wins the F1 Championship, 2008

Lewis Hamilton was the first Brit in 12 years to lift the F1 Championship, since Damon Hill's success in 1996. Hamilton was the youngest driver to win the title, snatching it by just one point.
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9. Liverpool win the Champions League, 2005

Not fancied from the start, nor in the final, Liverpool progressed through the 2005 Champions League campaign as underdogs, which made their remarkable comeback against the much fancied AC Milan even more incredible.

8. Kelly Holmes's Olympic Double Gold, 2004

Kelly Holmes wasn't expected to win one gold medal, let alone two! The British runner managed to scoop a double gold medal haul at the Athens Olympics in 2004, cementing her place alongside Britain's greatest ever Olympians.

7. Rory McIlroy wins PGA Championship, 2012

Rory McIlroy famously won the USPGA Championship in 2012, winning it by a record eight strokes. The Northern Irishman also became the first European to win four PGA Tour events in one single season.

6. Bradley Wiggins wins the Tour de France, 2012

Bradley Wiggins became the first ever British man to win the Tour de France in July 2012. He continued his winning form by winning the Olympic gold medal at the London Games 2012, making him the only man to win both events in the same year.

5. England win the Ashes, 2005

England's cricketers finally reclaimed the Ashes in 2005 for the first time since 1987, sparking huge celebrations which included an open top bus parade through London.

4. Chris Hoy's Triple Gold, 2008

With 11 world championships and six Olympic gold medals, Chris Hoy's best achievements occurred in 2008. Hoy became Scotland's most successful Olympian, the first British athlete to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games since Henry Taylor in 1908, and the most successful Olympic cyclist of all time.

3. Super Saturday London Olympics, 2012

Super Saturday was the night that inspired a whole nation. Great Britain claimed three track and field Olympic gold medals in quick succession through Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford on home soil, helping create one of the most amazing moments in British sporting history.
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2. England win the Rugby World Cup, 2003

After years of planning, Clive Woodward was the man that finally got it right in the autumn of 2003, down under. England's rugby stars fulfilled all their promise by finally winning the world cup against the hosts Australia, with a last minute drop goal by Jonny Wilkinson. England were, and still are the only northern hemisphere team to win the Webb Ellis trophy.

1. Tennis: Andy Murray wins Wimbledon, 2013

Andy Murray became the first British tennis player to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry's last triumph in 1936. After his devastating loss to Roger Federer in the 2012 final, Murray showed incredible strength and character to get to the final again a year later and see off the world number one, Novac Djokovic in the final, ending 77 years of British hurt. Murray also lifted the US Open and won the Olympic gold medal on home soil the previous year, cementing his place as the best British tennis player in the modern era.
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