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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - July 2018

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1. 12th Malaysia Open Badminton title -

  1. Men's Singles - Lee Chong Wei (__________________)
  2. Women's Singles - Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei)
  3. Men's Doubles - Japan's Takeshi Kamura AND Keigo Sonoda
  4. Women's Doubles - Japan's Misaki Matsutomo AND Ayaka Takahashi
  5. Mixed Doubles - China's Zheng Siwei AND Huang Yaqiong
Malaysia
Thailand
Indonesia
Myanmar
None of These


2. 2018 Athletics World Cup held in ________________ (United Kingdom) -

  1. This was the first edition of this competition.
  2. 416 athletes from 8 nations Participated in 34 Events. India did not participate in the event.
  3. Medal Table -
    1. United States (USA) - 28 Medals (11 G)
    2. Jamaica - 16 Medals (6 G)
    3. Poland - 13 Medals (6 G)
    4. Great Britain - 13 Medals (3 G)
    5. South Africa - 9 Medals (3 G)
Bristol
Manchester
London
Birmingham
None of These


3. 2018 FIFA Football World Cup (___________________________) -

  1. Winners -
    1. France Won the Title, Defeating First time finalists Croatia. It was 2nd World cup Title for France.
    2. Final was played in Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow), with Antoine Griezmann (France) named Man of the Match.
    3. Belgium defeat England to finish 3rd. England named 4th.
  2. Notable Facts -
    1. Awards -
      1. Golden Ball (Best Player in Tournament) - Luka Modric (Croatia).
      2. Goldebn Boot (Top Goal Scorer) - Harry Kane (England)
      3. Golden Glove (Best Goalkeeper) - Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
      4. Best young player - Kylian Mbappé (France)
      5. Fair play award - Spain
    2. Russia Hosted FIFA World Cup for the First Time.
    3. 32-day tournament featured 32 teams and 64 games, played in 12 stadiums across 11 cities in Russia.
    4. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored FIFA World Cup 2018’s first hat-trick, overall 51st in World Cup history. Ronaldo also became first player to score in eight consecutive major internationals tournaments.
    5. Argentine Goalkeeper Javier Mascherano announced his retirement from international football after FIFA World Cup 2018.
    6. Japan became the first-ever Asian nation to defeat a South American country in World Cup history, after defeating Colombia.
    7. Brazil Holds most WC Titles (5), Followed by Germany and Italy (4 Each).
    8. 2022 FIFA WC will be hosted by Qatar (32 teams) and 2026 FIFA wc will be hosted by USA, Canada and Mexico (48 Teams), called United2026.
    9. Anthropomorphic Eurasian wolf Zabivaka was official mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup.
    10. 2019 FIFA Women's WC will be held in France.
31st
11st
25th
21st
None of These


4. 2018 Junior World Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent (_____________________) -

  1. Iran claimed title with 512 points, followed by host Uzbekistan (436 points) and Turkey (411 points).
  2. Indian lifter Jhili Dalabehera won Bronze, lifting 167 kg in 48 kg category. She is 2nd Indian woman after Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in 2013 to win a medal in Junior World Championships.
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan


5. 2018 World U20 Championships in Athletics (also known as the World Junior Championships), held in Tampere (___________________) -

  1. 1462 Athletes from 158 Nations participated in 44 Events.
  2. Top 5 - Kenya (1), Jamaica (2), USA (3), Ethiopia (4), Great Britain (5)
  3. Assam's Hima Das became first Indian woman to win gold at IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships, after she won Women's 400 Metre Event, clocking 51.46 Seconds.
Sweden
Russia
Finland
Spain
None of These


6. 26th Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award (ESPY) 2018, Los Angeles (_________________) -

  1. Best Male Athlete - Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
  2. Best Female Athlete - Chloe Kim, Snowboard
  3. Best International Men’s Soccer Player - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
  4. Best Male Tennis Player - Roger Federer
  5. Best Female Tennis Player - Sloane Stephens
USA
UK
Russia
Spain
None of These


7. ___________________ CM Sarbananda Sonowal named Indian Athlete Hima Das as first sports ambassador of state. Hima recently became first Indian to win gold at IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships, after winning Women's 400 Metre Event, clocking 51.46 Seconds.

Nagaland
Assam
Mizoram
Manipur
None of These


8. Australia defeated India to win 37th (their 15th title) and last Men's Hockey Champions Trophy tournament, in Breda (_____________________). It will be replaced by Hockey Pro League (HPL) in 2019.

Netherlands
Finland
Sweden
Poland
None of These


9. Australian Cricketer Aaron Finch scored highest ever individual score in T20 Internationls, scoring 172 runs in 76 balls against _____________________.

Zimbabwe
South Africa
England
New Zealand
None of These


10. F1 Grand Prix in July 2018 -

  • British Grand Prix - Ferrari's _________________ racer Sebastian Vettel
  • German GP - Mercedes's Racer Lewis Hamilton (England)
  • Hungarian GP - Mercedes's Racer Lewis Hamilton (England)
Spanish
British
Russian
German
None of These


11. India won Kabaddi Masters Dubai tournament in Dubai (______________), Beating Iran in Final.

Russia
UK
USA
UAE
None of These


12. India's gymnast Dipa Karmakar won gold medal in vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin (___________________). BJP proposed Dipa Karmakar as brand ambassador of state.

Spain
Turkey
Germany
Russia
None of These


13. Indian Cricketer _______________________ reached milestone of playing 500 international matches, playing 497 international matches for India and 3 matches for Asia. He is ninth player to achievbe this, apart from two more Indians - Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Also, Rohit Sharma became first Indian to hit 3 centuries in T20I cricket, after he recently hit one against England.

K L Rahul
V V S Laxman
Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli
Mahendra Singh Dhoni


14. Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen won gold medal in Badminton Asia Junior Championship in Jakarta (________________), defeating Indonesia’s Kunlavut Vitidsarn. He is 2nd Indian to get this title since Gautam Thakkar's gold back in 1965.

Indonesia
Thailand
Malaysia
Vietnam
None of These


15. Indian badminton player Sourabh Verma won _________________Open Badminton trophy at Vladivostok, defeating Japan’s Koki Watanabe. In Mixed Doubles, Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg, lost against Russian-Korean team of Vladimir Ivanov and Min Kyung Kim.

Spanish
German
Polish
Russian
None of These


16. Indian __________________ player Dipika Pallikal has been appointed as Asia’s representative in Athletes Advisory Commission of Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

Badminton
Tennis
Squash
Cricket
None of These


17. International Cricket Council (ICC) inducted former Rahul Dravid (India), Ricky Ponting (Australia) and _______________ Female circketer Claire Taylor into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Dravid became 5th Indian to be named in Hall of Fame, after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Anil Kumble.

Ausralian
English
South African
Irish
None of These


18. International Olympic Committee (IOC) added ________________________ medal events to 2022 Beijing Winter Games, with addition of women’s monobob, Big Air freestyle skiing for men and women, plus mixed team events in short track speed skating, ski jumping, ski aerials and snowboard cross.

11
7
5
3
None of These


19. ______________ - International Day of Cooperatives (IDC). 2018 theme is Sustainable societies through cooperation. It is also known as World Chocolate Day.

July 17
July 02
July 05
July 07
None of These


20. Lagos International Badminton 2018 -

  1. Men's Singles -  Misha Zilberman (________________)
  2. Women's Singles - Ksenia Polikarpova (Israel)
  3. Men’s doubles - India’s Mannu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy
  4. Women’s doubles - India’s Kuhoo Garg and Ria Mukherjee
  5. Mixed doubles - India’s Manu Attri and Manisha
Israel
Thailand
Indonesia
Malaysia
None of These


21. Misc. Sporting Events (July 2018) -

  1. India's Bajrang Punia won Gold in 65kg Category in United World Wrestling's Tbilisi Grand Prix (__________________________Capital), defeating Iranian wrestler Mehran Nasiri. Also, India's Deepak Punia won bronze medal in 86kg category, defeating Turkey’s Osman Gocen.
  2. NADA gave 4 year suspension to shot putter Inderjeet Singh for testing positive for anabolic steroids in a dope test before 2016 Rio Olympics.
  3. India won 3 silver and 1 bronze to finish joint third with Iran in Asia Cup World Ranking Tournament Stage 3 in Taipei. Korea topped tally with 8 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze, followed by hosts Taipei.
  4. Noted Portugese Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo left Spanish club Real Madrid after 9 years, joining Italian club Juventus in a reported £105-million (INR 956 crores) four-year deal.
  5. India's INS Tarangini arrived Sunderland (UK), during its #Lokayan-18 voyage. It also participated in prestigious ‘tall ship races – 2018’.
  6. Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan won women's air rifle gold medal in 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes junior international championship in Plzen (Czech Republic).
  7. Indian Badminton Player Ajay Jayaram finished runners-up at White Nights International Challenge in Gatchina (Russia).
  8. Golfer Rishi Narain won Indian Golf Union’s 48th annual All India Seniors Golf Championship.
  9. India’s javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won gold medal in Sottevile Athletics meet (France), covering distance of 85.17 meters. He also won gold medal in Savo Games in Lapinlahti (Finland).
  10. Alisson Becker of Brazil became World’s most expensive goalkeeper, while transferring clubs from Italy’s Roma to England’s Liverpool for a record £56 million. Noted Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo also changed from Real Madrid (Spain) to Juventus (Italy).
  11. Indian Golfer Shubhankar Sharma became youngest Indian golfer to make cut in any major after he capped a wonderful back nine at 147th Open Championships at Carnoustie (Scotland).
  12. India won 8 medals in Junior Asian Wrestling Championship concluded in New Delhi., comprisingf of 2 gold (Sachin Rathi, Deepak Punia ), 3 silver and 3 bronze.
  13. Indian sprinter Muhammed Anas Yahiya broke his own national record to win 400 metres race at Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji meet in Czech Republic, with time of 45.24 seconds.
  14. Fakhar Zaman became first Pakistani cricketer to score a double century in ODIs, after hitting one against Zimbabwe. He also became quickest player in history to reach 1,000 runs in ODIs, taking 18 innings.
  15. Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat won gold at Spanish Grand Prix in Madrid, defeating Canada's Natasha Fox.
  16. India won 17 medals to finish at top in 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina youth boxing tournament in Subotica (Serbia), including 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 4 bronze. Russia was 2nd with 11 medals.
  17. Indian team won 4 silver and 5 bronze medals at 7th World Junior Wushu Championships in Brasilia (Brazil).
  18. Vancouver Knights won Inaugural 2018 Global T20 Canada Cricket Tournament. Six teams took part in it.
  19. Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk became first man to hold all four world cruiserweight titles, after he beat Russia's Murat Gassiev.
  20. BCCI Include 9 More teams in Ranji Trophy Cricket competition for 2018-19 season, now with 37 teams.
  21. 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes junior International Championship held in Pilsen (Czech Republic).
    1. India won 27 medals (11 Gold, 9 Silver, 7 Bronze)
    2. Manu Bhaker won her 9th International Gold medal in 1 year.
  22. Asian Cup for Cadets & Junior Judo Championships 2018 held in Macau. Indian Cadet and Junior Judo Teams have won 15 medals (4 Gold, 2 Silver and 9 Bronze medals).
  23. India Cricketer Virat Kohli presented with International Player of the Year award 2017-2018 by England’s Popular Cricket Fan Club Barmy Army.
  24. Indian women's compound archery team became world rank one side in category, ahead of Chinese Taipei team.
  25. Yasar Dogu International Wrestling in Istanbul (Turkey) -
    1. India won 10 medals, with Bajrang Punia and Pinki winning Gold. Women won 7 medals.
  26. 15th National Youth Athletics Championships held in Vadodara (Gujarat).
  27. Kathleen Baker (US) has set a world record of 58 sec to win 100m backstroke at US swimming championships. She has got past 58.10 record set by Canadian Kylie Masse at World Championships in Budapest in July 2017.
  28. India won 15 medals (including 2 gold) at Jordan Junior and Cadet Open. Gold was won by Suhana Saini and Deepit Patil & Dev Shroff (Doubles).
  29. International Army Games 2018 held at Patriot Park in Moscow (Russia).
  30. American Golfer Dustin Johnson won 2018 RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship.
  31. Noted Former Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev is selected in national golf team to take part in 2018 Asia-Pacific Senior Amateur Championships to be held in October in Japan.
  32. All five Indian participants won gold medals at 49th International Physics Olympiad held in Portugal.
  33. International Cricket Council organised the ‘Sano Cricket Curry Festival’ in Japanese city of Sano to promote cricket in Japan.
Georgia
USA
UK
Russia
None of These


22. ______________ Mining Corporation is appointed as official partner for Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 to be held in November - December at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. India will host Hockey WC for 3rd time.

Haryana
Odisha
Punjab
Uttarakhand
None of These


23. Sports Authority of India cleared _____________________ players for a scholarship programme under Khelo India Talent Identification Development scheme, with 1.2 lakh stipend for selected trainees. Talent spotting and age verification of the selected players has been driven by trusted method through TW3.

Also, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore stated that name of Sports Authority of India will be changed to Sports India.

234
1734
2734
734
None of These


24. Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry included entire Men’s Hockey team of India under Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), being first instance of an entire team made as beneficiary of scheme. ________________ team members will be provided with monthly allowance of 50000 each under Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).

22
12
14
16
18


25. Thailand Open Badminton 2018 -

  1. Men's Singles - Kanta Tsuneyama (_____________________)
  2. Women's Singles - Nozomi Okuhara (Japan), defeated PV Sindhu (India)
  3. Men's Doubles - Japan's Takeshi Kamura AND Keigo Sonoda
  4. Women's Doubles - Indonesia's Greysia Polii AND Apriyani Rahayu
  5. Mixed Doubles - Indonesia's Hafiz Faisal AND Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
China
Vietnam
Japan
Poland
None of These


26. _______________ 2020 Organising Committee officially launched its Olympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity.

  1. Blue-checked Miraitowa is derived from a combination of Japanese words for future and eternity and seeks.
  2. Pink-checked Paralympic mascot Someity owes its name to a type of cherry tree blossom and exhibits enormous mental and physical strength.
Tokyo
Paris
Bern
Berlin
None of These


27. US defeated Belgium in 4th Quidditch World Cup 2018 final to win their 3rd title, Hosted by __________________. Quidditch is a game mentioned in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books.

Russia
Italy
Spain
France
None of These


28. Wimbeldon 2018 Tennis Championships, London (UK) -

  1. Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic (___________________), defeating Kevin Anderson (South Africa). Djokovic won his 4th Wimbeldon title and overall his 13th Grand Slam Title.
  2. Women's Singles - Angelique Kerber (Germany), defeating Serena Williams (USA). It was Angelique Kerber's 1st Wimbeldon and overall her 3rd Grand Slam win.
  3. Men's Doubles - USA's Mike Bryan AND Jack Sock
  4. Women's Doubles - Czech Republic's Barbora Krejčíková AND Kateřina Siniaková
  5. Mixed Doubles - Alexander Peya (Austria) AND Nicole Melichar (USA)
  6. Boys' Singles - Tseng Chun-hsin (Chinese Taipei)
  7. Girls' Singles - Iga Świątek (Poland)
Switzerland
Russia
Serbia
Spain
None of These


29. World Junior Squash Championships 2018 (______________) -

  1. Egypt beat England to win World Junior squash team title.
  2. Czech Republic and USA finished third and secured the bronze medal. Host India finished 11th overall.
Thiruvananthapuram
Kochi
Mangalore
Bengaluru
Chennai




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