Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

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IBSF World Billiards Championship: India’s Pankaj Advani wins title

The Bengaluru-based cueist Pankaj Advani increased his tally of world titles to 22 by winning a 4th straight final in the 150-up format at IBSF World Billiards Championship 2019 held in Mandalay, Myanmar. Pankaj Advani defeated Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar.

Key Highlights

With this win and another trophy in the bag, Advani extends his remarkable run of winning a global crown since 2003.

In the short format of billiards, this is Pankaj’s 5th title in last 6 years.

The 34-year-old is one of India’s most consistent sportspersons and has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014. He has won more world titles in his sport than anyone else.

About IBSF World Billiards Championship

It is the premier, international, non-professional tournament for game of English billiards.

It was established in 1951 however, the event has been sanctioned by International Billiards and Snooker Federation since 1973.

Athlete Hima Das named brand ambassador of Gatorade by PepsiCo

PepsiCo India has roped in India’s star athlete Hima Das as the brand ambassador for its sports drink brand Gatorade. With this the 19-year old Hima Das joins ace shuttler PV Sindhu (since 2017) and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (since 2018) as the brand’s ambassadors in country.

Key Highlights

The upcoming campaign of the brand- ‘Nothing Beats Hima. Nothing Beats Gatorade’, will pay tribute to the sprint runner while building on brand’s belief that sports performance is driven from within.

During the period of partnership, Gatorade India will also be working with Hima Das to understand her training and race-day nutrition better.

As per PepsiCo India, Hima personifies the spirit of its sports drink brand Gatorade through her persevering attitude and unwavering spirit to win.

Gatorade claims that its formula has right amount of fluids, carbohydrates and electrolytes that can help an athlete rehydrate, replenish and refuel while playing any sport. Thus Gatorade is the perfect fuel to partner with Hima Das as she sets out to achieve new accolades for the country.