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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - June 2018

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1. 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships 2018 in Gifu (_________) -

  1. 437 under 20 athletes from 35 nations participated in 44 Events.
  2. Medal Table -
    Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1  Japan 14 15 12 41
    2  China 11 8 5 24
    3  India 5 2 10 17
    4  Chinese Taipei 4 5 3 12
    5  Sri Lanka 3 4 2 9
  3. India Ranked 3rd with 17 Medals.
    1. Gold - Ashish Jakhar (Hammer Throw), Kamalraj Kanagaraj (Triple Jump), Ajeet Kumar (5000 Metres), Anu Kumar (800 Metres), Jisna Mathew (400 metres Female Event)
    2. Silver - 4×400 m relay Female Team comprising Subha Venkatesan, Rachna, Nidhi Singh AND Jisna Mathew, Damneet Singh (Hamer Throw)

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Japan
China
Russia
Vietnam
None of These


2. 2018 Forbes list of ‘The World’s 100 highest paid athletes’ -

  1. Top 5 -
    1. Floyd Mayweather (_______________) - Boxing (285 Million USD)
    2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) - Soccer (111 million USD)
    3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - Soccer (108 million USD)
    4. Conor McGregor (Ireland) - Mixed Martial Arts (99 million USD)
    5. Neymar (Brazil) - Soccer (90 million USD)
  2. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole Indian and Cricketer to feature in List with Pay of $24 Million USD.
  3. No Female Athelete Named in 2018's list. Last Year, USA Tennis star Serena Williams with $27 Million USD Earnings was ranked 51st.
UK
Russia
USA
Spain
None of These


3. 2018 Gerry Weber Open Men's Tennis Title (Also called Halle Open (________________)) -

  1. Singles - Borna Ćorić (Croatia), defeating Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer.
  2. Doubles - Łukasz Kubot (Poland) AND Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
France
Spain
Poland
Germany
None of These


4. 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup Round 3 held in Salt Lake (__________________). India won 3 medals at the event.

  1. Medals in Round 3 -
    1. Gold for Deepika Kumari in Recurve Women. She defeated Michelle Kroppen (Germany). This win ensured Deepika will represent the country at the season-ending Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey in October 2018.
    2. Silver for Abhishek Verma in COMPOUND MEN
    3. Bronze for COMPOUND MIXED TEAM
  2. Previous Rounds in 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup
    1. Round 1 (Shanghai (China)) -
      1. Bronze for Compound Mixed Team
    2. Round 2 (Antalya (Turkey)) -
      1. Silver for Compound Women Team
      2. Bronze for Compound Mixed Team

 

Russia
Germany
UK
Spain
USA


5. 2018 Mercedes Cup Men's Tennis (Stuttgart, ___________) -

  1. Singles - Roger Federer (Switzerland), defeating Milos Raonic (Canada)
  2. Doubles - Germany 's Philipp Petzschner AND Tim Pütz
Russia
Spain
Germany
Poland
None of These


6. _____________ fighter Ronda Rousey will become first female MMA fighter to be inducted into Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame.

American
Russian
French
German
None of These


7. _____________________________ Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan became quickest to reach 10000 runs (ODI + Tests + T20I) and pick 500 wickets in international cricket. He also became first Bangladeshi cricketer with 500 international wickets.

  1. Also, England Became First ODI Nation to loose to an Associate Nation, after they lost an ODI to Scotland, in Edinburgh.
Nepal
Bangladesh
Afghanistan
Myanmar
None of These


8. Bangladesh won Women’s Asia T20 Cricket Cup 2018 in Kuala Lumpur (_______________________), defeating India.

Malaysia
Thailand
Indonesia
Myanmar
None of These


9. Brooks Koepka (______________) won US Open Golf 2018 by defeating Tommy Fleetwood, becoming first player in 3 decades to successfully defend his title.

USA
Germany
Russia
Poland
None of These


10. ________________ created new record for highest total in a men’s ODI with 481 against Australia, beating its own previous Record.

Netherlands
South Africa
New Zealand
England
None of These


11. FIFA lifted 18 Month long suspension imposed on ________________________ Football Association (Central America), over its failure to comply with anti-corruption rules.

Mexico
Peru
Cuba
Guatemala
None of These


12. Ferrari's _____________ driver Sebastian Vettel won Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix 2018 -

Austrian
German
Polish
Spanish
None of These


13. French Open Tennis 2018 -

  1. Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal (__________________), defeating Dominic Thiem (Austria).
    1. Nadal equaled Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 Grand Slam singles titles won at one major (French Open).
    2. Overall, It was Nadal's 17th Grand Slam Victory, 2nd only to Swiss Star Roger Federer (20 Titles).
  2. Women's Singles - Simona Halep (Romania), Defating Sloane Stephens (USA). It was Halep's first Grand Slam title.
  3. Men's Doubles - Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) AND Nicolas Mahut (France)
  4. Women's Doubles - Barbora Krejčíková (Czech Republic) AND Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic)
  5. Mixed Doubles - Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) AND Ivan Dodig (Croatia)
  6. Boys' Singles - Tseng Chun-hsin (Chinese Taipei)
  7. Girls' Singles - Cori Gauff (USA)
Australia
Switzerland
Austria
Poland
Spain


14. Harry Kane (________________) named most valuable player for upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018. Kane is estimated to be worth 201.2 million euros, as calculated by CIES Football Observatory algorithm.

England
Spain
Russia
France
None of These


15. ICC included ______________, Netherlands, Scotland and the UAE in their ODI rankings list apart from 12 existing countries.

Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Oman
Nepal
None of These


16. ISSF Junior World Cup 2018 Round 2 (Suhl (______________)) -

  1. Including Round 1 in Sydney (Australia) in March 2018, India won total 48 Medals in ISSF Junior World Cup 2018 (24 Gold, 7 Silver, 17 Bronze). India is at the top of table in ISSF Junior World Cup 2018.
  2. Medal Table -
    1. Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
      1  India 24 7 17 48
      2 China 15 17 14 46
      3  Italy 7 6 10 23
      4 Czech Republic 4 1 1 6
      5 Russia 3 6 1 2
  3. Gold Medals for India in ISSF Junior World Cup 2018 Round 2 (Suhl (Germany)) -
    1. Individual -
      1. Men - Hriday Hazarika (10 Metre Air Rifle), Saurabh Chaudhary (10 metre air pistol), Vijayveer Sindhu (25 meter standard pistol)
      2. Women - Elavenil Valarivan(10 Metre Air Rifle), Vishwa Jignesh Dahiya (25 meter standard pistol), Manu Bhaker (10 metre air pistol)
    2. Team -
      1. Men - 10 metre air rifle, 50 metre pistol, 10 metre air pistol, 25 meter standard pistol, 25 meter pistol
      2. Women - 50 metre pistol, 25 meter standard pistol
      3. Mixd Team - 10 metre air pistol (Saurabh Chaudhary / Devanshi Rana), 100 Metre air rifle (Elavenil Valarivan / Divyansh Singh Panwar)
Russia
Poland
Germany
Spain
None of These


17. India Women Cricketer Smriti Mandhana became first Indian player to appear in Kia Super League (women’s cricket super league in ______________).

New Zealand
England
South Africa
Australia
None of These


18. India won Intercontinental Cup football title by defeating ____________________ by 2-0 in Mumbai. India's Sunil Chhetri became joint second highest international goal scorer among active players along with Argentina's Lionel Messi with his 64th strike. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is top active scorer with 85 Goals so far.

Egypt
Kenya
Nepal
Russia
None of These


19. Indian cricketer ______________ became first Indian to score a century before lunch on first day of a test match, against Afghanistan. He is 6th batsman in world to achieve this feat.

Ajinkya Rahane
M S Dhoni
Rohit Sharma
Shikhar Dhawan
None of These


20. International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF World Cup 2018 Leg 3 and Leg 4 (In Fort Benning (USA) and Munich (_________________) Respectively) -

  1. India Could Not win a medal in Leg 3 and Leg 4 of ISSF World Cup 2018.
  2. India's Total Medal Tally in ISSF WC 2018 stands at 10 Medals, as of now. Medal Tally after Leg 4 looks like -
  3. Rank Nation  Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
    1  China 13 14 9 36
    2  United States 5 1 3 9
    3  India 4 2 4 10
    4  Russia 4 2 0 6
    5 Ukraine 3 0 1 4
Gerrmany
Russia
Poland
Spain
None of These


21. Kagiso Rabada Named ______________'s Cricketer Of The Year, for 2nd time. He is also named ODI and Test Cricketer of the Year.

South Africa
England
New Zealand
Australia
None of These


22. Mercedes's _______________ Racer Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1 French Grand Prix 2018.

Russian
British
Dutch
French
None of These


23. Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore approved revision of pension to meritorious Sportspersons. New Rates are -

Category

Pension Amount

Medallist at Olympic/Para-Olympic Games

_______________

Gold medallist at World Cup/World Championship (in Olympic/Asian Games disciplines)

16000

Silver/Bronze medallist at World Cup/World Championship (in Olympics / Asian Games disciplines)

 

Gold medallist in Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games

14000

Silver and Bronze medallist in Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games

12000

50000
30000
25000
20000
None of These


24. Misc. Sporting Events (June 2018) -

  1. Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand) won 73rd US Women’s Open, becoming first player from Thailand to win a US Women’s Open title.
  2. Long distance runner Gavit Murali Kumar bagged a gold in men's 10,000m race at Gouden Spike meeting in Leiden (__________________________________________) He also became second fastest Indian in this event, 2nd only to Surendra Singh, who holds national record of 28:02.89.
  3. India's Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker win Mauritius Open Badminton title 2018.
  4. Indian boxers won 1 Gold and 2 Silver medals at Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Russian city of Kaspiysk.
    1. Gold - Saweety Boora in Women’s 75 kg category, beating Anna Anfinogenova (Russia).
    2. Silver - Brijesh Yadav (men's 81 kg) and Virender Kumar (91 kgs).
  5. Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal won gold medal in men's 50m breaststroke event at Singapore National Swimming Championships in Singapore.
  6. India’s R Praggnanandhaa become country’s youngest and world’s second youngest Grand Master at age of 12 years and 10 months, after reaching the final round of Grenadine Open in Italy.
  7. Indian Tenis Player Karman Kaur Thandi won first singles title on ITF Pro circuit at Hong Kong ITF Tournament.
  8. 18th KSS Memorial Shooting Championships held in New Delhi.
  9. Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament 2018 held in Mongolia. India won total 9 medals, including a Gold by Mandeep Jangra (69kg).
  10. Chemistry World Cup of Olympic Boxing 2018 held in Halle (Germany), conducted in 10 Weight Categories. Cuba topped medal tally by winning 9 medals in total. India won 6 medals (2 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals). India's Gaurav Solanki (52kg) defeated Cuba’s Jorge Alejandro Merencio and won a gold medal.
  11. Sprinter Dutee Chand has set a new national record in women’s 100-metre race, when she clocked 11.29 seconds at 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Guwahati (Assam).
  12. 45th Glenmark Junior and 35th Sub Junior National Aquatic Championships held in Pune,  (Maharashtra).
  13. 12th Tunis International Meeting organized by National Paralympic Committee of Tunisia. Iran won total 23 medals. India’s Amit Kumar Saroha wins gold at World Para Athletics Grand Prix , in men’s club throw F51 event.
Germany
France
Russia
Spain
Netherlands


25. ____________ become first Indian Female Cricketer to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket.

Smriti Mandana
Harmanpreet Kaur
Mithali Raj
Poonam Raut
None of These


26. ______________ Cricketer Amelia Kerr created a world record in women’s ODI cricket by scoring an unbeaten 232 runs (145 Balls) in a match against Ireland in Dublin ?

New Zealand
Australia
South Arica
England
None of These


27. Rani Rampal is named as captain of India’s 18-member squad for women’s hockey World Cup to be played in _____________ in July 2018.

Australia
England
Poland
Netherlands
None of These


28. USA, Mexico and Canada chosen as hosts of 2026 FIFA Football World Cup.

  1. 2026 FIFA World Cup will be 23rd FIFA World Cup. It will be jointly hosted by 16 cities in USA (60 Matches), Canada (10 Matches) and Mexico (10 Matches). 2026 World Cup will also see the tournament expanded from 32 to ________________________teams.
  2. 2022 FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Qatar, with 32 teams participating.
42
54
48
60
None of These




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