Sports Illustrated for Kids Weekly

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September 15, 1999

Mystery Athlete

The Mystery Athlete likes to catch big air. Using the clues below, can you figure out who he is?

The Clues: This Mystery Athlete likes to catch big air. Using the clues below, can you figure out who he is?

1. The Mystery Athlete competes in one of the most extreme sports around.

2. The Mystery Athlete's first name rhymes with "baloney."

3. The Mystery Athlete's last name and the name of a "bird of prey" are the same.

The Athlete's name

ANSWER: Skateboard champion Tony Hawk

Super Speedsters

Speed is the path to victory in most sports. But some athletes are faster than others.

VENUS WILLIAMS

TENNIS PLAYER, U.S.

SERVE SPEED: 127 M.P.H.

Venus has the hardest serve in the history of women's tennis. She set the record in Zurich, Switzerland, last October. Venus hits 200 practice serves a day. She was the No. 6 women's player in the world as of June 16.

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