Athlete of the Week
Whos the athlete of the week? Curt Schilling of the Arizona Diamondbacks picked up his 20th win of the season, Emily Copeland took the gold in wakeboarding at the X Games and Chamique Holdsclaw won the WNBA scoring title.
Emily Copeland Takes Gold at the X Games
Emily Copeland edged out defending champion, Dallas Friday, to win the gold medal in wakeboarding at the 2002 X Games. Emily sealed the gold when she landed an off-axis 540 in the finals. It was a sweet victory for Emily who had to settle for the silver medal at the last two X Games.
Curt Schilling Wins No. 20
Curt Schilling showed why he's one of the best pitchers in baseball with a dominating performance against the Chicago Cubs on August 16th. Curt tossed eight plus innings to become the first pitcher to win 20 games in 2002. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher struck out 12 Cubs during the win including homerun leader, Sammy Sosa, twice.
Chamique Holdsclaw Wins WNBA Scoring Title
Chamique Holdsclaw made WNBA history in 2002 by becoming the first player to lead the league in both scoring and rebounding. Chamique also led the Washington Mystics to their best ever regular season and helped the team win their opening playoff game against the Charlotte Sting.
Who do you think should be the Kidzworld Athlete of the Week? Emily Copeland, Curt Schilling or Chamique Holdsclaw? or vote in our online poll above.