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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.

World Wrestling Championships: India’s bags 5 medals

At the World Wrestling Championships held in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), India’s Rahul Aware bagged a bronze medal in men’s 61kg category bout while Deepak Punia won silver in men’s 86 kg freestyle. Rahul Aware won against his opponent Tyler Lee Graff with 11-4.

Key Highlights

India finished with its best-ever medal haul at World Championships by winning 5 medals in Nur-Sultan. The 5 medal includes- 1 silver and 4 bronze medals. India’s previous best show was at World Championships in 2013, when India had 3 in their bag courtesy- Amir Dahiya (silver), Bajrang Punia (bronze) and Sandeep Tulsi Yadav (bronze in Greco-Roman).

Rahul Aware’s was last Indian in contention at tournament and his bronze helped India finish with their best-ever medal haul (5).

Deepak Punia by winning silver has become only 5th Indian to reach the final at senior World Championships. After Deepak’s loss, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar remains the only Indian to have won a World Championships title in 2010.

Deepak Punia was 4th Indian wrestler to secure his berth at 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Other wrestlers to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in their respective weight categories include- Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar and Vinesh Phogat.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel wins Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel ended a 13-month win drought by leading a Ferrari one-two victory at Singapore Grand Prix held on 22 September 2019. It was the first time a team had finished one-two in Singapore.

The victory was also a record 5th victory in Singapore for F-1 world champion Vettel, and 3rd in a row this season for Ferrari. Vettel took the chequered flag 2.641 seconds ahead of Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc.

Key Highlights

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished 3rd while championship leader Lewis Hamilton was 4th. However, with 6 races remaining, Hamilton holds a 64-point lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished 5th.

Sebastian Vettel is a four-time Formula One (F1) world champion. This was the German’s first win since the August 2018 Belgian Grand Prix. He took advantage of an early pit stop to win Singapore Grand Prix ended a 13-month winless streak in Formula One.

About Singapore Grand Prix

It is a motor race which forms a part of FIA Formula One World Championship.

The event takes place on Marina Bay Street Circuit. It was 1st held in 1966 and since then it has been held 20 times.

It was the inaugural night race and 1st street circuit in Asia designed for F1 races.