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1. 2019 Mallorca Open Women's Title (________________________) -

  1. Singles - Sofia Kenin (United States)
  2. Doubles - Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) AND Johanna Larsson (Sweden)
Spain
Russia
France
Germany
None of These


2. 50th edition of World Archery Championships 2019 held in S–Hertogenbosch (_______________). Indian medalists - 

Event Winners Medal
Women’s compound team Raj Kaur, Muskan Kirar, Jyothi Surekha Vennam Bronze
Women’s Compound individual event Jyothi Surekha Vennam Bronze
Recurve men’s team Atanu Das, Pravin Ramesh Jadhav,Tarundeep Rai Silver
  1. South Korea topped medal tally with 3 gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze. Chinese Taipei second with 3 Gold,1 Bronze.
  2. Indian men’s archery team secured Olympic quota for 2020 Tokyo Games by entering into quarterfinals of World Championships. After 2012 London Olympics, this is first time that Indian men could secure a team quota.
Spain
Greece
The Netherlands
France
None of These


3. Birmingham Classic Women's Tennis 2019 (__________________) -

  1. Singles - Ashleigh Barty (Australia). She Defeated Julia Görges (Germany). After this win, Ashleigh Barty became world No.1 women tennis player.
  2. Doubles - Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) AND Barbora Strýcová (Czech Republic)
Luxembourg
Lithunia
Spain
England
None of These


4. ___________ won 4 gold medals at 2019 ITTF World Tour Hong Kong Open -

  1. Women’s Singles: Wang Yidi
  2. Women’s Doubles - Chen Ke and Mu Zi won.
  3. Men’s Singles - Lin Gaoyuan
  4. Men’s Doubles - Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan.
Russia
Vietnam
South Korea
Japan
China


5. English-born Singaporean Billiarda Player Peter Gilchrist defeated India’s Sourav Kothari to win 2019 Pacific International Billiards Championship, in Melbourne (_______________________).

  1. Earlier in same week, Sourav Kothari earlier became First Indian to win a Triple Crown event by winning Pacific International Snooker Championship. He defeated Tyson Crinis of Australia.
New Zealand
England
Australia
France
None of These


6. French Open 2019 Tennis Title -

  1. Men's Singles - Rafael Nadal (__________________). He Defeated Dominic Thiem (Austria). It was Nadal's 12th French Open Title and Overall His 18th Grand Slam Title.
  2. Women's Singles - Ashleigh Barty (Australia). She Defeated Markéta Vondroušová (Czech Republic).
  3. Men's Doubles - Germany's Kevin Krawietz AND Andreas Mies. They defeated France's Jérémy Chardy AND Fabrice Martin.
  4. Women's Doubles - Tímea Babos (Hungary) AND Kristina Mladenovic (France). They Defeated China's Duan Yingying AND Zheng Saisai.
  5. Mixed Doubles - Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) AND Ivan Dodig (Croatia)
  6. Boys' Singles - Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune (Denmark)
  7. Girls' Singles - Leylah Annie Fernandez (Canada)
Spain
Russia
US
UK
None of These


7. Halle Open Men's Tennis 2019 (______________) -

  1. Singles - Roger Federer (Switzerland). He defeated David Goffin (Belgium). Roger Federer won Halle Open title for 10th time.
  2. Doubles - Raven Klaasen (South Afric) AND Michael Venus (New Zealand).
Russia
Germany
Spain
Poland
None of These


8. India won women’s FIH Series Finals Hockey Tournament by beating hosts _____________________.

Japan
China
South Korea
Vietnam
None of These


9.______________________ ’s Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo won right to host 2026 Winter Olympics. It was decided during 134th session of International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne (Switzerland). Budget for 2026 Winter Olympics is estimated at $1.7 billion.

Italy
Spain
Poland
Greece
None of These


10. Mercedes Racer Lewis Hamilton (____________________) won Canadian Grand Prix 2019 and French Grand Prix 2019.

Spain
Russia
USA
UK
None of These


11. Misc. Sports Events (June 2019) -

  1. Liverpool FC beat Tottenham Hotspur FC to win 64th season of UEFA Champions League Football trophy 2018-19, in finals played in Madrid (______________________ ). It is 6th Title for Liverpool FC.
  2. India's Sidharth Rawat defeated Rio Noguchi of Japan to win $25,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament in Thailand, as his First title.
  3. Indian junior women's hockey team won Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations title after beating Ireland at Dublin (Ireland).
  4. Mexican-American boxer Andres Ponce Ruiz Jr. became heavyweight champion after beating British professional boxer Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden, New York. Andres Ruiz became first Mexican heavyweight champion of world.
  5. 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Began in France, to be held till July 07, 2019. It is eighth edition of the Tournament. USA had won the title earlier in 2015. 24 nations are participating in the event.
  6. Sunil Chhetri became most capped Indian player by surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia's 107 international matches.
  7. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed that China will host 2023 Asia Cup Football Title.
  8. South America’s Football governing body CONMEBOL invited Australia and Qatar to take part in 2020 COPA America, to be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia. Copa America is contested between 12 South American nations, but CONMEBOL only has 10 members which means that there is often pair of invitees to tournament.
  9. Joshna Chinappa won her 17th Senior National Squash tournament title, beating Bhuvneshwari Kumari's long standing record of 16th consecutive titles between 1976 to 1991. Mahesh Mangaonkar won In men’s category.
  10. Jemimah Rodrigues became 3rd third Indian Female Cricketer after Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur to feature in the Kia T20 Super League in England.
  11. 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championships held in Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida. Punjab Police and Eastern Railway won men’s and women’s titles respectively.
  12. India won FIH Men’s Series Finals hockey tournament 2019, Defeating South Africa at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar (Odisha). This will place India in top five of FIH World Rankings, to be updated in September 2019.
  13. Indian Chess Grandmaster Nihal Sarin won at 2019 Asian Continental Chess Championship in Xingtai (China) in blitz event.
  14. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Continued till July 14, 2019) Being Held in England and Wales. Some Notable So Far -
    1. Australia's David Warner become first batsman to score two 150-plus scores in World Cup history.
    2. England's Eoin Morgan sets world record for most sixes (17) in an ODI, in a knock against Afghanistan.
    3. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan recorded worst bowling figures in a ICC World Cup Match, after conceding 110 runs in 9 overs against England.
  15. Gary Woodland (USA) won 119th US Open Golf Title.
  16. India’s PU Chitra won gold medal in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 in Sollentuna (Sweden), clocking 4 minute 12.65 seconds.
  17. Indian IT Firm HCL Technologies signed multi-year digital technology partner deal with Cricket Australia (CA).
  18. Women's cricket nominated for inclusion at 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  19. Indian Billiards Player Pankaj Advani won 35th men's Asian Snooker Championship in Doha (Qatar), defeating Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon (Thailand). Pankaj become only one to win Asian and World championships in all formats.
  20. International Olympic Committee (IOC) lifted sanctions imposed on India to host international sporting events. Sanctions were imposed on india when Pakistani shooters were not issued visas for World Cup held in Delhi in February 2019, amid standoff Over Pulwama Attacks.
  21. World Archery appointed Indian Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra to sort out ongoing trouble in Archery Association of India (AAI). AAI violated constitution by unanimous electing two parallel bodies in Chandigarh and New Delhi.
  22. Indian Women’s Rugby team won their 1st ever international game, after beating Singapore in Asian Women Rugby Championship Division 1 in Manila (Philippines).
  23. India's Annu Rani won women’s javelin bronze in 58th Ostrava Golden Spike athletics meet (Czech Republic), an IAAF World Challenge event.
  24. India proposed to host 2023 International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Mumbai, which will choose host city for 2030 Winter Olympics. An IOC Session is an annual general meeting of members of Committee.
  25. International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended Olympic status from International Boxing Association (AIBA) and took over responsibilities of qualifying and final tournaments for 2020 Tokyo Games. AIBA has debts of about $17 million and it may be bankrupt in near future.
  26. Girish A. Koushik of Karnataka became India’s 63rd Grandmaster (GM), at 37th Balaton International Chess Festival in Hungary.
  27. India’s junior Boxing women’s team was won best team trophy in 5th Black Forest Cup held in Villingen, Schwenningen (Germany).
    1. India won 7 medals (including 5 gold). Haryana’s Neha claimed best boxer title. Gold Medals - Tamanna (48kg), Anju, Neha, H. Maheshwari Devi (57 kg), and Preeti Dahiya (60kg).
US
France
Russia
Spain
None of These


12. On Olympic Games’ 125th anniversary, International Olympic Committee (IOC) formally opened its new headquarters in Lausanne, ___________________. New Olypmic House is built on site of former Olympic headquarters, with 95% of old materials reused / recycled.

Greece
Switzerland
US
UK
None of These


13. Pranati Nayak of India won bronze medal in vault event held at Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2019 in Ulaanbaatar (__________________). China’s Yu Linmin won gold and Japan’s Ayaka Sakaguchi won silver at event.

South Korea
Vietnam
Japan
China
Mongolia


14. World athletics’ governing body, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will re-brand itself as ______________, operational from October 2019.

World Athletics
One Athletics
Global Athletics
Universal Athletics
None of These




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