South African former Paralympic star who was jailed for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 will be freed on 5 January 2024. According to South Africa’s correctional services department on Friday, 24th November 2023, South Africa’s parole board granted early release to Oscar Pistorius, after deeming him fit for social reintegration.
Famous former Basketball star Magic Johnson has been declared a billionaire by Forbes, making him only the fourth athlete to join the exclusive club. He is joining the likes of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tiger Woods in the club. According to Forbes, Magic has now an estimated net worth of about $1.2 billion after being an investor in a combination of businesses in which he has funded or has participated as an investor.
The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has cleared Tobi Amusan of an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) and lifted the suspension placed on her last month for whereabouts failures. This was made known in a statement issued on Thursday by the World Athletics body which reads, “A panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal, by majority decision, has today found that Tobi Amusan has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of 3 whereabouts failures within a 12-month period.”
The 12.12 seconds world record time set by 100m hurdles semifinals sprinter, Tobi Amusan at the World Athletics 2022 Championships which was held in Oregon, United States has been ratified by the World Athletics. The 25-year-old Nigerian came into the spotlight after setting an African record of 12.40 seconds in the 100m hurdles heat. The following day, she ran 12.12 (0.9m/s) in the semifinals and broke the previous world record of 12.20 seconds which was set in London in 2016 by USA’s Kendra Harrison.
Tobi Amusan, the Nigerian 100m hurdles world record holder, has been dethroned as World champion at the ongoing World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday. Surprisingly, the race was won by Jamaican Danielle Williams in 12.43s, even though she was widely seen as an outsider going into Thursday’s final. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn finished second in 12.44s for Silver, with Keni Harrison taking the Bronze in 12.46s and USA Kendra Harrison came third in 12.46s while the World champion came 6th in 12.62s in her third consecutive final.
LeBron James has become the NBA's all-time points record holder, after surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's total of 38,387, twenty seasons on from his debut. The points came on Tuesday night for the LA Lakers against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 130-133 defeat where he put up 38. “To be able to be in the presence of a legend and great as Kareem, it means so much to me,” said James. "Everybody that has ever been a part of this run with me the last 20-plus years, I want to say thank you so much because I wouldn't be me without all you. You all helped. Your passion and sacrifices helped me to get to this point," he said.