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Year 2002 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Apr 14 66th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods becomes the 3rd player to claim back-to-back Masters, 3 strokes ahead of Retief Goosen of South Africa
  • Jun 30 FIFA World Cup Final, International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan: Ronaldo scores twice as Brazil beats Germany, 2-0 to win record 5th title; first World Cup held in Asia
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 21 With a record 6 races remaining, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th F1 World Drivers Championship with victory in the French Grand Prix at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours; 3rd straight title win
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Sports Stars Born in 2002

  • Sep 6 Leylah Fernandez, Canadian tennis player (US Open 2021 runner-up), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 13 Emma Raducanu, British tennis player (US Open 2021), born in Toronto, Canada

Sports Stars Married in 2002

  • Apr 20 MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson
  • Apr 20 MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jun 6 Former "Survivor" contestant and talk show host Elisabeth Filarski (25) weds former Boston College quarterback Tim Hasselbeck (24) at St. Mary

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