Important Sports Current Affairs 2019

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Important Sports Current Affairs 2019! Current Affairs January to December 2019 with important sports events in news. Questions on sports related  is common in Government exams like State PSC, SSC, Banking, etc. Downloadable PDF is available at the end of the article.

IMPORTANT SPORTS CURRENT AFFAITS 2019

  • 80th National Table tennis Championship in Cuttack, Odisha.
    • Achanta Sharath Kamal won the Men’s Title and Archana Kamath won the Women’s Title
  • Premier Badminton League (PBL) 2019
    • Bengaluru Raptors beat Mumbai Rockets
  • Indonesia Masters 2019 held at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Women’s singles title: Winner – Saina Nehwal of India; Runner – Carolina Marin of Spain
    • Men’s singles title: Winner – Danish player Anders Antonsen; Runner -Kento Momota of Japan
  • Virat Kohli beats Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record, the fastest batsman to score 19000 international runs
  • Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was the highest international wicket-taker of 2018 with 78 wickets.
  • Rishabh Pant, the first Indian wicketkeeper-batsman to score a century in Test
  • Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated first AstroTurf Football Pitch of the State at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima, Nagaland
  • Malaysia removed from the right to host world Para-swimming championship 2019.
  • Khelo India Youth Games concluded at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune with the host Maharashtra leading the medals table by winning a mammoth 85 gold, 62 silver and 81 bronze for a total of 228 medals in the Games. Haryana stood at second place
  • Indian Weightlifting Federation President Birendra Prasad Baishya is named as Chef de Mission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Executive Committee announced that Egypt will host the African Cup for the fifth time in 2019
  • The fourth edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL)
    • Haryana Hammers defeated defending champions Punjab Royals
  • Chennai Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament
    • Corentin Moutet defeated Andrew Harris of Australia
  • Pro Volleyball League (PVL)
    • Chennai Spartans defeated Calicut Heroes by 3-0 in Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai
  • 85th season of the Ranji Trophy Vidarbha won by defeating Saurashtra
  • Irani cup titles Vidarha won by defeated Rest of India (RoI)
  • 36 years old India’s Women Cricket team captain, Mithali Raj became the first female player to play 200 ODIs
  • Nepal’s cricketer Sundeep Jora,became the youngest man to score a half-century in T20 Internationals at the age of 17 years and 103 days.
  • Former captain of the Pakistan women team Sana Mir became the first Asian woman to play hundred T20Is
  • 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup held in UAE Qatar defeated four-time champion Japan 3-1
  • International Paralympics Committee (IPC) lifted the ban on Russian Para athletes under certain conditions.
  • Smiling Clouded Leopard-Mascot of National Games 2022 to be held in Meghalaya.
  • Indian Super League (ISL) title won Bengaluru Football Club (FC) by defeated FC Goa by 1-0.
  • Dubai Tennis Championship 2019
    • Roger Federer won Men’s Singles title over Stefanos Tsitsipas
    • Belinda Bencic won women’s Singles in Dubai Championship
  • India has lost the hosting rights of two international tennis tournaments viz. Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup which were scheduled to be held in RK Khanna stadium, New Delhi in April. Now both events will be held in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) held in New Delhi. India ranked 1st along with Hungary.
  • Olympic Council of Asia decided to invite Oceania Nations to compete in 2022 Asian Games for the first time after a meeting held in Bangkok.
  • South Korea won Azlan Shah Hockey Cup by defeating India
  • Papua New Guinea got ODI status after the USA and Oman.
  • China set to host the football Asian Cup 2023 after withdrawal from South Korea.
  • Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka remain as World No. 1 in the tennis rankings.
  • Indian Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and batswoman Smriti Mandhana won the Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year award.
  • Former Indian cricketers Gundappa Viswanath and Lala Amarnath were inducted into the Wisden India Hall of Fame.
  • Karnataka has won the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Karnataka defeated Tamil Nadu by 9 wickets in the finals of Vijay Hazare Trophy at Bengaluru.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur has become the 1st Indian to play 100 T20 International matches (both the female and male categories).
  • Maj Abdul Quadir Khan of the Corps of Signals brought laurels to India by winning a Silver Medal at the prestigious 53rd Asian Body Building & Physique Sports Championship held at Batam Indonesia.
  • National Basketball Association (NBA) brought to India the first-ever Floating Basketball Court in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • India won the 3rd edition of South Asian Football Federation Under-18 (SAFF U- 18) football championship 2019 title for the first time by defeating Bangladesh.
  • Spain defeated Argentina by 95-75 to win the Basketball World Cup held in Beijing, China.
  • Australian fast bowler Megan Schutt scripted history by becoming the first woman to claim two hat-tricks in white-ball cricket.
  • India Red beat India Green by an innings and 38 runs to clinch the Duleep Trophy title at Bengaluru.
  • Indian shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal won gold in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
  • V. Sindhu became the first Indian to win the badminton World Championships by beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final in Basel.
  • Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has become the third Indian to register a hat-trick in Test cricket. This was the third test hat-trick by an Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan.
  • India defeat Nepal 7-0, win SAFF U-15 2019 Championship at Kalyani Stadium
  • 23-time Grand Slam singles winner and American tennis superstar Serena Williams tops the highest-paid women sports list 2019 for the 4th straight year released by Forbes magazine.
    • Indian badminton player PV Sindhu (13th) and Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn were the non-tennis players in the top 15 rankings.
  • women’s singles ranking by Badminton World Federation, India’s star players PV
  • Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have retained 5th spot and 8th spot respectively. The ranking is topped by Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi.
  • Carlsen Wins Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2019.
  • United States (US) won the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.
  • Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been made an honorary life member of MCC.
  • Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Ground in Delhi is set to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium.
  • Kalinga Stadium, Orissa gets provisional clearance to be the 1st venue for 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
  • Serbian tennis player, Novak Djokovic remain at top of ATP rankings.
  • Vinesh Phogat won 3rd successive gold in women’s 53kg category in Poland Open Wrestling Tournament in Warsaw.
  • Germany’s Fiona Kolbinger becomes the first woman to win cycling’s Transcontinental Race 2019.
  • Aishwarya Pissay from Bengaluru became the first woman from India as well as the first Indian to win the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) Bajas World cup with a tally of 65 points
  • Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan becomes the youngest test cricket captain.
  • India clinched 125 medals in Western Asia Youth and Junior Chess Championship 2019 held at Delhi
  • Pankaj Advani wins IBSF World Billiards Championship 2019 title, becomes world champion for 22nd time.
  • Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain became the youngest ever cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20I cricket in the 2nd T20 match against Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi stadium, Lahore
  • ICC bans Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan for 2 years over corrupt approaches
  • Barcelona’s Lionel Messi won the European Golden Shoe 2018/19; 3rd consecutive win
  • Indian football team won 3rd SAFF U-15 Women’s Championships 2019 by beating Bangladesh
  • Great Britain wins 9th Edition of Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament 2019 by defeating India
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix 2019
  • Indian boxer Sarita Devi elected as a member of AIBA’s 1st ever athletes commission
  • Arsene Wenger appointed as a new global football development chief by FIFA.
  • Luka Modric becomes the first Croatian to win the prestigious ‘Golden Foot’ award 2019
  • Brazil defeated Mexico to win 18th FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy 2019 in Brazil.
  • Tennis veteran Rafael Nadal of Spain reaches No 1 spot for eighth stint: ATP ranking 2019.
  • Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won 6th F1 World Championship title at US Grand Prix 2019.
  • Sri Lanka becomes 1st South Asian country to call match-fixing a crime.
  • India has been named as the host country for 2023 FIH Men’s World Cup, which was scheduled to be held from January 13 to 29 2023.
  • Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya has been awarded Male Athlete of the year 2019 and Dalihah Muhammad of America has been awarded Female Athelete of the year 2019 by World Athletics Award 2019.
  • Ballon d’Or award 2019:
    • Men’s Ballon d’Or award – Lionel Messi
    • Women’s Ballon d’Or award – Megan Rapinoe
  • Swiss player Roger Federer becomes the 1st living Swiss to have his image engraved in the Swiss coin.
  • Wasim Jaffer, from Maharashtra becomes the first Indian Cricketer to play 150 Ranji Matches.
  • Gandikota Sarva Lakshmi, 51, former Indian Cricketer became the first woman referee in the Men’s ODI (One Day International) match.
  • Pakistan Cricketer Abid Ali became the first to score hundreds on both test and ODI debut.
  • According to the FIFA’s (Federation Internationale de Football Association) year-ending ranking released on December 19, 2019, Indian men’s football team remains at number 108 with 1187 points.
  • England’s football club (FC) Liverpool has won the 16th edition of Club World Cup (WC) title 2019.
  • US Open 2019 Winner List

Event

Winner

Runner-up

1. Men’s Singles

Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

2. Women’s Singles

Bianca Andreescu (Canada)

Serena Williams (USA)

3. Men’s Doubles

Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah
(Colombia)

Marcel Granollers (Spain) & Horacio
Zeballos (Argentina)

4. Women’s Doubles

Elise Mertens (Belgium) & Aryna
Sabalenka (Belarus)

Ashleigh Barty (Australia) & Victoria
Azarenka (Belarus)

5. Mix Doubles

Jamie Murray (Great Britain) & Bethanie
Mattek-Sands (USA)

Michael Venus (New Zealand) &
Chan Hao -ching (Chinese Taipei)

  • French Open 2019 Winner List

Event

Winner

Runner-up

1. Men’s Singles

Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Dominic Thiem (Austria)

2. Women’s Singles

Ashleigh Barty (Australia)

Marketa Vondrousova (Czech
Republic)

3. Men’s Doubles

Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies (Germany)

Fabrice Martin and Jeremy Chardy
(France)

4. Women’s Doubles

Kristina Mladenovic (France) and Timea Babos
(Hungary)

Duan Yingying and Zheng Saisai (China)

5. Mix Doubles

Latisha Chan (Taiwan) and Ivan Dodig
(Croatia)

Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) and
Mate Pavic (Croatia)

  • Wimbledon Championships 2019

Event

Winner

Runner-up

1. Men’s Singles

Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

R. Federer (Switzerland)

2. Women’s Singles

S. Halep ( Romania)

Serena Williams (LISA)

3. Men’s Doubles

Juan Sebastian Cabal (Colombia) and Robert
Farah (Colombia)

Nicolas Mahal (France) and Edouard
Roger Vasselin (France)

4. Women’s Doubles

S W. Hsieh (Taiwan) and B. Strycova (Czech
Republic)

G Dabrowski (Canada) and Y. Xu
(China)

5. Mix Doubles

I. Dodig (Croatia) and L. Chan (Taiwan)

R. Lindstedt (Sweden) J. Ostapenko
(Latvia)

  • Australian Open-2019

Event

Winner

Runner-up

1. Men’s Singles

Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

Rafael Nadal (Spain)

2. Women’s Singles

Naomi Osaka (Japan)

Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)

3. Men’s Doubles

Pierre-I-fugues Herbert (France) and Nicolas
Mahut (France)

Henri Kontinen (Finland) and John
Peers (Australia)

4. Women’s Doubles

Samantha Stosur (Australia) and Mang Shuai
(China)

Timea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina
Mladenovic (France)

5. Mix Doubles

Barbora Krejeikova (Czech Republic) and
Rajeev Ram (United States)

Astra Sharma (Australial and John
Patrick Smith (Australia)

 

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