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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Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet: Mohammad Anas, Hima Das wins gold

India’s Mohammad Anas won gold in men’s 400m with an effort of 45.21 seconds and Hima Das won gold in women’s 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in Czech Republic. This is Hima Das 3rd international triumph in 11 days.

Key Highlight

Mohammad Anas: He bettered his own national record in men’s 400m race. His earlier national record time stood at 45.24 seconds which he recorded in 2018. The 24-year-old Anas finished nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland.

Hima Das: clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win gold while she has personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her 3rd international gold within 2 weeks. She won other two gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland and at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland.

V K Vismaya clocked her personal best of 52.54 seconds to win the ‘A’ race in women’s 400m.

Other Winners:

Indian trio Vipin Kasana (82.51m), Abhishek Singh (77.32m) and Davinder Singh Kang (76.58m) took top 3 spots in men’s javelin final respectively.

In Men’s Shot Put event, national record holder Tejinder Pal Singh Toor managed best throw of 20.36m to win bronze. He holds national record of 20.75m.

Saritaben stood 3rd with 53.37.

Other Gold Winners:

Archana in 100m (11.74 sec)

Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec)

Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05)

Sahil Silwal in javelin throw (78.50m)

Women’s 4×100 relay (45.81 sec).

In XXII International Memorial Competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan-

Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze, with national record holder M Sreeshankar winning long jump event with a creditable 7.97m.

Simona Halep beats Serena for Maiden Wimbledon Title

Simona Halep of Romania beats Serena Williams of United States with 6-2, 6-2 in  final to win Women’s Singles Wimbledon Title 2019. She dispatched 7-time Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams in just 56 minutes to clinch her 1st Wimbledon and 2nd Major title.

Key Highlights

Simona Halep is now 1st Romanian to win singles crown at SW19 (the location i.e. South-West London 19 of Wimbledon tennis club). Earlier, mercurial Ilie Nastase was a two-time finalist in 1972 and 1976.

She dropped only one set throughout tournament to claim her 1st Wimbledon title.

One of the biggest motivations for Simona Halep to win Wimbledon was to get a life-time membership of coveted All England Club.

For Serena, it was a 3rd successive loss in Major final since her return from maternity. She is still one short of Margaret Court’s record of 24 Majors.

About Simona Halep

The 27 Year old is born on 27 September 1991 in Constanta, Romania.

Simona’s Grand Slam titles (2): French Open in 2018; Wimbledon in 2019

Won her 1st Grand Slam title after falling at final hurdle 3 times- Roland Garros (2014, 2017) and Australian Open (2018)

She became 1st Romanian to win Grand Slam crown since her manager Virginia Ruzici in Paris in 1978.

She claimed her 1st Grand Slam title at Roland Garros by defeating Sloane Stephens.

She made several changes to her coaching team and in 2019 her ranking dropped to 7th.