2008 was such a good year with all the Olympic Athletes to Professional Athletes. We had many athletes break and set new records like Michael Phelps. With athletes like Tiger Woods who competing at thier best with an injury and still won.
Athletes seem to start emgering when thier are young like Sidney Crosby and Nastia Liukin. What a year 2008 was and hopefully it will continue to 2009.
Stephen Curry led Davidson to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament,and many people would call the "Suprise Team of the Year."
The reason why Tiger is ranked so low is because he was injured most of the year, but he still competed at his best and won.
Roger Federer is considered one of the best tennis player in the modern era, but recently a younger tennis player has been taking his fame away from the court.
Usain Bolt currently holds three world records in the 100 and 200 meter dash and the 4x100 relay, which were set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Shawn Johnson, who is only 16 years-old, won a gold medal on the balance beam and a silver medal in the women's all-around.
Sidney Crosby is the youngest ever to win a scoring title in any major North American sports league.
LeBron James helped team U.S.A. bring back a gold medal, and helped the Clevland Cavaliers in the playoffs.
Nastia Liukin was a good-surprise at the 2008 Beijing Olymics winning the gold medal in the women's individual all-around.
Rafael Nadal is currently ranked No. 1 and will most-likely stay that way, he won a gold medal in singles at the Beijing Olympics.
Who else than Michael Phelps, and if you need to know why then you are just out of this world.