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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Vinesh Phogat wins Gold in 53kg in Poland Open Wrestling Tournament

Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won gold in women’s 53kg category at Poland Open wrestling tournament in Warsaw (capital of Poland). The 24 year old prevailed 3-2 over wrestler Roksana of Poland in final of competition. This is her 3rd consecutive gold in women’s 53kg category after Spain and Turkey.

Key Highlights

She had earlier beaten Sofia Mattson of Sweden, Rio Olympics bronze medallist, in quarterfinals of this international tournament.

In July 2019 Vinesh Phogat, the top Indian woman wrestler had stood atop podium i.e. won gold at Grand Prix of Spain and at Yasar Dogu International at Istanbul in Turkey.

Since changing her weight category from 50 kg to 53 kg, she has continued her winning spree by winning a silver, a bronze, and three gold medals.

In September 2019 she will next represent India at World Championships in Nursultan in Kazakhstan that offers 6 Tokyo Olympic quotas in each weight category.

Mary Kom wins gold in President’s Cup

Six times World Champion MC Mary Kom (36) claimed gold medal at 23rd President’s Cup held in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. She defeated April Franks of Australia with 5-0 without breaking a sweat.  With this win the Olympic bronze medallist Boxer has asserted her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final.

Key Highlights

The 36-year-old Indian boxer claimed her 6th world title in 2018 in New Delhi.  In May 2019 she had also won a gold medal at India Open boxing tournament.

She will now be looking to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2019 World Boxing Championships for women which will be held from September 7 to 21 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.