Friday, January 18, 2019

Sports Awards 2018-19

I. Commonwealth Games 2018:

  • Held in: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Mascot: Borobi (Blue Koala)
  • Motto: "Share the Dream"
  • Indian Flag Bearer: PV Sindhu
  • Maximum Medals by: Shooters (16), Wrestlers (12), Weightlifters (9), Table Tennis (8)
  • First Gold in an Event: Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)
  • First Indian Woman to get an individual gold in Table Tennis: Manika Batra
  • First Gold Medal in Mixed Badminton Event: Ashwini Ponappa and Satvik Rankireddy
  • Youngest to win a Gold Medal: Anish Bhanwala (15 years)
  • First Gold in Commonwealth ever: Indian Table Tennis Team
  • First Gold Winner in Javelin Throw: Neeraj Chopra
  • First Indian to win 2 Golds in Commonwealth: Saina Nehwal
  • Woman to win a Gold in Wrestling: Vinesh Phogat
  • Medal Winner in every Event: Manika Batra
  • Silver Medal (Badminton): PV Sindhu
  • Silver Medal in Squash: Saurav Ghoshal and Dipika Pallikal
  • Bronze Medalists:
1. Sakshi Malik (Freestyle Wrestling)
2. Navjeet Dhillon (Discus Throw)
3. Sachin Chaudhary (Heavyweight)
4. Deepak Lather (Youngest Weightlifter)
  • Medal Tally:
1. Australia
2. England
3. India (66 Medals: 26 Gold, 20 Silver, 20 Bronze)
  • 5th Time being held in Australia
  • Gender equality was achieved because of the equal number of the event for male and female 
  • Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham, UK
  • Commonwealth Games 2022 Motto: "Heart of UK, Soul of Commonwealth"

II. Asian Games:

  • 18th Asian Games 2018: Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia
  • Indian Flag Bearer: Neeraj Chopra (Javelin Thrower)
  • India's position in the Medal Tally: 8th 
  • India's Medals: 69 (Gold 15; Silver 24; Bronze 30)
  • Asian Games 2022: Hangzhou, China
  • Asian Games 2014: Incheon, South Korea
  • Torch Relay began at: Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi (as first Asian Games were held in India)
  • Asian Games 2018 Mascots:
1. Bhin-Bhin ('Bird of Paradise'): represents Strategy and Tactics
2. Atung ('Bawean Deer'): represents Speed and Never Give Up! Attitude
3. Kaka ('Javan Rhino'): represents Power
  • Highest Medal Tally:
1. China
2. Japan
3. South Korea
4. Indonesia 


I. FOOTBALL

  • 2018 Ballon d'Or (for Best Male Footballer in the World) Presented by France Football: Luka Modric (Croatia)
  • 2018 Ballon d'Or Feminin (for Best Female Footballer in the World): Ada Hegerberg (Norway)
  • Kopa Trophy (for Best Performing Player under the age of 21) Presented by France Football: Kylian Mbappe (France)


II. CRICKET
III. LAWN TENNIS
IV. BADMINTON

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