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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - December 2018

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1. 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup -

  1. It was 14th edition of the tournament, hosted by India at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar (__________________).
  2. 16 teams participated in the event.
  3. Belgium won the Title, as their first Hockey World Cup title. They defeated Netherlands in Final. Australia were ranked at Third place.
  4. India ranked 6th and were eliminated in Quarter finals, after a defeat by Netherlands.
  5. Arthur Van Doren (Belgium) was named as Best Player of tournament. Australia’s Blake Govers and Belgium’s Alexander Hendrickx scored most number of goals (7).
  6. Team of Spain was given Fair Play award.
  7. Mascot was Turtle ‘Olly’, representing Olive Ridley turtles which are an endangered species.
Odisha
Jharkhand
Chhattisgarh
West Bengal
None of These


2. Asian Cricket Council (ACC) approved ___________________ as hosts of 2020 Asia cup.

India
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
None of These


3. Former ___________________ Cricketer Ricky Ponting formally inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Dutch
Irish
British
Australian
None of These


4. ____________________ capital Budapest confirmed as host city of 2023 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships. Upcoming hosts are - Qatar in 2019 and Eugene (USA) in 2021.

Spanish
Russian
German
French
Hungarian


5. Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils renamed as __________________ ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League season.

Delhi Wizards
Delhi Champs
Delhi Capitals
Delhi Kings
None of These


6. Misc. Sporting Events (December 2018) -

  1. Commonwealth Senior Fencing Championships held in Canberra (_____________________________). India won 3 medals (2 gold and 1 bronze).Medal tally topped by England with 6 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze.
  2. Ullas Narayan became first ever Indian individual medal winner in an international ultra running event by clinching a bronze in 2018 International Association of Ultra Running (IAU) 24 Hour Asia & Oceania Championships in Taipei.
  3. Australian Golfer Minjee Lee became first woman to win prestigious Greg Norman Medal as best Australian golfer.
  4. Atlawim Debebe of Ethiopia won Men's Full Marathon Title in Pune International Marathon 2018, with timing of 2 hours 17 minutes 17 seconds. In women’s Full Marathon, Pascalia Chepkogei from Kenya stood first with timing of 2 hour 50 minutes 27 seconds.
  5. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) submitted formal expression of interest to bid for 2032 Olympics, with Mumbai and Delhi as top two options under consideration. Bidding process will start in 2022 and host city will be decided by 2025.
  6. International Olympic Committee IOC has set up an advisory committee on human rights chaired by Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. Human rights standards will be included in Olympic host-city contracts beginning with 2024 Olympic in Paris.
  7. Senior National Wrestling Championships held at Nandini Nagar in Gonda (Uttar Pradesh).
  8. 9th Admirals Cup Sailing Regatta (2018) held at Ettikulam Beach at Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala (INA) Kerala. tonight. Team Italy won it with Team Singapore staying 2nd. Host country (Indian Naval Academy) finished 4th.
  9. 2nd Edition of Khelo India school games will begin from January 9, 2019 in Pune (Maharashtra). It will allow participants to compete in two categories, (Under 17) and (Under 21). Now, these games will be known as Khelo India Youth Games, also allowing students from colleges and Universities to compete.
  10. Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became fastest bowler to take 200 Test wickets (in 33 Test matches), Breaking an 82-year-old record held by Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett who did it in 36 Tests.
  11. Golfer Shubhankar Sharma won 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Title, becoming 5th overall and youngest Indian to top Asian Tour money list in a particular season.
  12. Madhya Pradesh's Ajay Rohera slammed highest first-class score world record on debut, with unbeaten 267 score against Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy Match.
  13. First event of the US Kids Golf India Tour was held Classic Golf & Country Club in Gurugram(Haryana).
  14. 62nd National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) Shotgun organized by National Rifle Association of India at Jaipur (Rajasthan).
  15. SAIL won 115th All India Aga Khan Gold Cup hockey tournament, defeating Army XI.
  16. American professional basketball team Golden State Warriors named 2018 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year. Other Winners of 2018 Sports Illustrated Awards. WWE Player John Cena received Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
  17. 21st Usha National Athletics Sports Championships held in New Delhi.
  18. Joshna Chinappa won National Squash Women’s Singles title as her 16th National title.
  19. 37th Senior National Rowing Championships held in Pune.
  20. Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli became second fastest player to score 25 Test Centuries, only behind former Australian legend Sir Don Bradman.
  21. Belgium ranked at number one position in end-of-the-year FIFA global Football team rankings, 1 point aheadof current World Champions France.
  22. Lewis Hamilton (UK) has been awarded with Drivers’ Driver of the Year after claiming 5th F1 World Drivers’ Championship, becoming 3rd racer to secure 5th world title.
  23. Croatia Footballer Luka Modric named Balkan Athlete of the Year, becoming only 2nd soccer player to win this title.
  24. 3rd women’s national boxing championships held in Vijayanagara (Karnataka).
  25. Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah became highest wicket-taker in international cricket in 2018, picking 78 wickets in 2018.
  26. Cricketer Dale Steyn became highest wicket-taker for South Africa in Test cricket, overtaking Shaun Pollack.
  27. American alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin became youngest woman to win 50 World Cup ski races with victory in slalom in French Alps.
  28. Wrestler Bala Rafiq Shaikh won Maharashtra Kesari Wrestling Championship 2018, by defeating Abhijeet Katke.
  29. Indian Junior Golfers won 11 medals, including 4 Gold at US Kids Golf World Championship.
Australia
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
None of These


7. PV Sindhu became first Indian Badminton Player to win BWF World Tour Finals tournament in Guangzhou (_______________________), the season-ending Tournament. She defeated Nozomi Okuhara (Japan). Total Prize of Championship is USD 1500000Winners of BWF World Tour 2018 -

Category Winner Runner-Up
Men’s Singles Shi Yuqi (China) Kento Momota (Japan)
Women’s Singles P. V. Sindhu (India) Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)
Men’s Doubles Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen (China) Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe (Japan)
Women’s Doubles Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi (Japan) Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan (South Korea)
Mixed Doubles Wang Yilü and Huang Dongping (China) Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong (China)
Japan
China
Vietnam
Myannar
None of These


8. _______________’s Real Madrid won Club Football World Cup for 3rd consecutive year (and its 4th in total), by beating Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in final.

Spain
Russia
Germany
Poland
None of These


9. Tata Open Badminton 2018 (_________________________) -

  1. Men’s Singles - Lakshya Sen (India)
  2. Women’s Singles - Ashmita Chaliha (India)
  3. Men’s Doubles - Arjun M.R., B. Sumeeth Reddy (India)
  4. Women’s Doubles - Ng Wing Yung, Yeung Nga Ting (Hong Kong)
  5. Mixed Doubles - Nipitphon Phuangphuapet, Savitree Amitrapai (Thailand)
Mumbai
Delhi
Ahmedabad
Patna
None of These


10. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) rolled out its contracts system for Wrestlers, to be reviewed after one year. Wrestlers are placed in four Grades. WFI is only Indian Olympic Association-affiliated National Sports Federation to offer contracts to its athletes and only second sports federation in India after BCCI.

  1. Grade A offers assistance of ________________ lakh rupees and includes Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat along and Pooja Dhanda.
  2. Grade B contract offers assistance of 20 lakh rupees and includes Sushil Kumar and Sakshi Malik.
  3. Grade C offers support of 10 lakh rupees and features Sandeep Tomar, Sajan Bhanwal, Ritu Phogat, and Divya Kakran.
  4. Grade D offers support of 5 lakhs and includes Rahul Aware, Naveen, Sachin Rathi, and Anshu Malik.
50
35
25
30
None of These




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