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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - October 2018

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1. International Olympics Committee (IOC) picked its first African host of any Olympics, by awarding 2022 Youth Games Hosting to _______________. It will host youth games in 3 places - Dakar, A new city of Diamniadio and coastal resort of Saly.

Senegal
Niger
South Africa
Nigeria
None of These


2. 1st North East Olympic Games 2018 held at Main Stadium Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal (_______________________) -

  1. Games included 12 disciplines: Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Football, Judo, Karate-Do, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting and Wushu.
  2. Manipur crowned as the overall champions, with 159 medals (80 Gold, 48 Silver and 31 Bronze). Assam came second with 140 medals. Arunachal Pradesh finished third with 76 medals.
  3. 2nd edition of North East Olympic Games will be held in Arunachal Pradesh in 2019.
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Manipur
Assam
None of These


3. 2018 ATP Shenzhen Open Men' s(Tennis) in Shenzhen (____________________________) -

  1. Singles - Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan)
  2. Doubles - Ben McLachlan (Japan) and Joe Salisbury (United Kingdom)
Japan
South Korea
Vietnam
China
None of These


4. 2018 China Open (Tennis) -

  1. Men's Singles - Nikoloz Basilashvili (Georgia)
  2. Women's Singles - Caroline Wozniacki (______________________)
  3. Men's Doubles - Łukasz Kubot (Poland) AND Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
  4. Women's Doubles - Czech Republic's Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková AND Barbora Strýcová
Chad
Chile
Norway
Argentina
Denmark


5. 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final held in Samsun (_____________________) -

  1. South Korea topped the medal tally with: 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals. Turkey stayed at 2nd.
  2. India won 3 medals - 1 silver and 2 bronze.
    1. Silver - Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha
    2. Bronze - Abhishek Verma AND Deepika Kumari
Norway
Poland
Turkey
Switzerland
None of These


6. 2018 Shanghai Rolex Masters Men's tennis Title -

  1. Singles - Novak Djokovic (__________________)
  2. Doubles - Łukasz Kubot (Poland) AND Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
Serbia
Turkey
Brazil
Argentina
None of These


7. 2018 Tianjin Open Women's Tennis (___________________) -

  1. Singles - Caroline Garcia (France)
  2. Doubles - Nicole Melichar (USA) AND Květa Peschke (Czech Republic)
Japan
China
Vietnam
Malaysia
None of These


8. 2018 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest (_____________________)

  1. Medal Table -
    1. Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
      1  Russia 10 1 2 13
      2  Japan 5 1 4 10
      3  United States 4 3 5 12
      4  Turkey 1 4 4 9
      5  Azerbaijan 1 2 2 5
  2. India at 2018 Wrestling World Championships -
    1. Ranked 19 (Jointly with Uzbekistan), India could Manage 2 Medals (1 Silver and 1 Bronze).
    2. Pooja Dhanda won a bronze medal in women’s freestyle 57kg weight. Bajrang Punia won silver after he went down against Japan’s Takuto Otoguro in 65kg final.
Hungary
Norway
Sweden
Austria
None of These


9. 2018 Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires, _____________________________)

  1. It was 3rd edition of Youth Olympic Games, that began with 2010 (Singapore) and 2014 (Nanjing, China).
  2. 3997 Athletes from 206 Nations participated in 239 Events of 32 sports.
  3. Mascot was Pandi, a young Yaguareté (A southamerican animal very similar to Jaguar).
  4. Next, 2022 Youth Olympic Games will be hosted by Dakar (Senegal). It will be first ever hosting of any Olympic Games by an African Nation.
  5. Medal Table -
    1. Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
      1  Russia  29 18 12 59
      2  China 18 9 9 36
      3  Japan 15 12 12 39
      Mixed-NOCs 13 13 13 39
      4  Hungary 12 7 5 24
      5  Italy  11 10 13 34
  6. India at 2018 Summer Youth Olympics -
    1. With Total 13 Medals (2 Gold, 9 Silver, 1 Bronze), India was ranked 17th. It was India's Best performance in Youth Olympics So far. India won 8 Medals in 2010 and 2 in 2014, wit No Gold in either of first two.
    2. Indian Medallists -
      1. Gold -
        1. Jeremy Lalrinnunga - Weightlifting (Boys 62 kg)
        2. Manu Bhaker - Shooting (Girls' 10 metre air pistol) (She also won a silver in International Mixed event, mixing up with Tajikistan's Behzan Fayzuallev)
        3. Saurabh Chaudhary - Shooting Boys (10 metre air pistol)
      2. Silver -
        1. Tushar Mane - Shooting Boys' 10 metre air rifle
        2. Tababi Devi - Judo Girls' 44 kg
        3. Mehuli Ghosh - Shooting Girls' 10 metre air rifle
        4. Lakshya Sen - Badminton Boys' singles
        5. Simran - Wrestling Girl's freestyle 43 kg
        6. Men's hockey team (Lost to Malaysia)
        7. Women's hockey team (Lost to Argentina)
        8. Suraj Panwar - Athletics Boys' 5 km walk
        9. Akash Malik - Archery Boys' individual
      3. Bronze -
        1. Praveen Chitravel - Athletics Boys' triple jump
Argentina
Brazil
Argentina
Venezuela
None of These


10. 36th National Games will be held in ________________ in March - April 2019.

Himachal Pradesh
Rajasthan
Gujarat
Goa
None of These


11. A friendly Football match played between India and China in Suzhou (China), as first time in 21 years, after Nehru Cup in Kochi in ________________. Sandesh Jhingan was captain of Indian team for the Match. The game ended in a Draw at 0-0.

2017
1957
1977
1997
None of These


12. Asian Para Games 2018 (Jakarta, ____________________)-

  1. 2762 Athletes from 43 Nations participated in 512 Events in 18 sports.
  2. Official mascot was a Bondol eagle named Momo (short for motivation and mobility).
  3. India ranked 9th with total 72 Medals. It was India's best ever show in Asian Para Games.
  4. Medal Table -
    1. Rank NPC Gold Silver Bronze Total
      1 China (CHN) 172 88 59 319
      2  South Korea (KOR) 53 45 46 144
      3  Iran (IRI) 51 42 43 136
      4  Japan (JPN) 45 70 83 198
      5  Indonesia (INA) 37 47 51 135
      6  Uzbekistan (UZB) 35 24 18 77
      7  Thailand (THA) 23 33 50 106
      8  Malaysia (MAS) 17 26 25 68
      9 India (IND) 15 24 33 72
      10 Hong Kong (HKG) 11 16 21 48
Malaysia
Indonesia
Japan
Thailand
None of These


13. Denmark Open Badminton 2018 -

  1. Men’s Singles - Kento Momota (_________________________)
  2. Women’s Singles - Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei), defeating Saina Nehwal (India)
  3. Men’s Doubles - Indonesia's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon AND Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
  4. Women’s Doubles - Japan's Yuki Fukushima AND Sayaka Hirota
  5. Mixed Doubles - China's Zheng Siwei AND Huang Yaqiong
Vietnam
China
Cambodia
Laos
Japan


14. F1 Grand Prix Races in Oct 2018 -

  • Ferrari's Racer Kimi Raikkonen (_________________) won F1 USA Grand Prix.
  • Mercedes's Racer Lewis Hamilton (UK) won F1 Japanese Grand Prix.
  • Mercedes's Racer Lewis Hamilton (UK) won F1 Russian Grand Prix
  • Red Bull's Racer Max Verstappen (Netherlands) won F1 Mexican Grand Prix
Finland
UK
USA
Sweden
None of These


15. Former India Cricketer _______________________’s Tech startup Spektacom Technologies launched the Power Bat, powered by Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform and its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) services. Star India is broadcasting partner.

  1. Power Bat will provide real-time data on a player’s performance based on parameters like speed of the ball on impact, twist on impact and quality of the shot.
  2. In a live match, when the batsman hits the ball, data is captured in a new unit of measurement called Power Speks.
Sachin tendulkar
Sunil Gavaskar
Kapil dev
Anil Kumble
None of These


16. _________________ won 2018 Sultan of Johor Hockey Cup, defeating India. It was hosted by Malaysia.

Poland
Netherlands
Great Britain
Russia
None of These


17. India and Pakistan declared joint winners of Men's Asian Hockey Champions Trophy at Muscat in ___________________, after summit clash was called off due to heavy rain.

Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
UAE
None of These


18. India defeated ______________________ to win their 6th Under-19 Asia Cup Cricket title.

Nepal
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
UAE
None of These


19. Indian tennis Player Leander Paes won his second Challenger-level title of season, winnning Santo Domingo Open trophy (___________________) with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela.

USA
UK
UAE
Dominican Republic
None of These


20. __________________ will host 2019 edition of 4th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays, in May 2019. This will serve as a qualifier for world championships taking place in Doha in September and October 2019.

Japan
China
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


21. _______________________ won 24th Senior Women’s National football championships in Cuttack (Odisha), beating Odisha.

Manipur
Mizoram
Nagaland
Tripura
None of These


22. Misc. Sporting Events (October 2018) -

  1. Prithvi Shaw became youngest Indian to score a century on Test debut (aged 18 years), scoring against Windies in Rajkot. He also became youngest Indian to win the Man of the Series award in Test cricket history.
  2. Virat Kohli became quickest batsman to reach 24 Test cricket centuries after great _____________________ Sir Donald Bradman.
  3. India’s Keerthana Pandian won girls’ title in IBSF World Under-16 Snooker Championships, in St Petersburg (Russia).
  4. India’s Squash player Vikram Malhotra won in Texas Open Squash Championship (USA), defeating Daniel Mekbib of Czech Republic.
  5. Indian pair of Meghana Reddy and Tasnim Mir won Under-15 girls doubles title in Badminton Asia Junior Under-17 and Under-15 championships, at Mandalay (Myanmar). India won total 5 medals in championships - 1 gold and 4 bronze.
  6. Deborah Herold won gold in elite women’s 40 kilometre competition at Saksham Pedal Delhi, India’s Premier Cyclothon. Shreedhar Savanur won gold medal in men’s 50 kilometres.
  7. Bajrang Punia became first Indian wrestler to get seeded at the World Championship that will be held in Budapest (Hungary). In 65kg category of men’s freestyle event, Bajrang Punia has been seeded third.
  8. Purtugal's Cristiano Ronaldo became first player to score 400 goals across the top-five European football leagues.
  9. Marc Marquez (Spain) won his 7th World Title and fifth Premier Class Title, after he won Japanese Moto Grand Prix.
  10. Virat Kohli became Fastest Cricketer to score 10000 ODI Runs, taking just 205 innings. Previous best was Sachin Tendulkar (259 Innings).
  11. Indian Navy won 14th PMC Bank all-India Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup hockey tournament, in Mumbai.
  12. Wheelchair Badminton Player Sanjeev Kumar won two gold medals and a bronze medal at the Denmark Open in Odense.
  13. India’s Sourav Kothari defeated Peter Gilchrist of Singapore to win 2018 WBL World Billiards Championship title.
  14. Indian golfer Khalin Joshi won Panasonic Open India title, becaming 7th Indian to win Panasonic Open India title in its last 8 editions.
  15. Indian table tennis player Ayhika Mukherjee won a silver medal in under-21 women’s singles category of the ITTF Challenge Belgium Open. Also, India’s Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty won bronze medal in men’s doubles.
  16. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) enhanced prize money for the women’s World Cup with 2019 tournament in France in June - July. Overall contribution will be $50 million for the 24 participating nations. It Includes doubling prize money from $15 to $30 million.
  17. Kenyan distance runner Abraham Kiptum has set new new world best time of 58 mins 18 sec for half-marathon, at Valencia Half Marathon in Spain.
  18. India’s Vishal Rajveer Shah won gold and Raegan Alburquerque won silver in 2018 Egypt Junior & Cadet Open table tennis tournament.
British
Australian
South African
New Zealander
None of These


23. Mumbai defeated Delhi to win Vijay Hazare _______________ Trophy.

Badminton
Football
Hockey
Cricket
None of These


24. ____________________ government launched ‘Olly’, official mascot of 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup, aimed at raising awareness about conservation of Olive Ridley turtle. 2018 Men's Hockey WC is to be hosted at Kalinga Stadium (Bhubaneswar) in Nov - Dec 2018.

Assam
West Bengal
Bihar
Jharkhand
Odisha


25. Professional Boxer Canelo Alvarez (_____________________) signed he largest contract in the history of sports, agreeing a five-year, 11-fight deal worth at least $365 million with streaming service DAZN. Under it, Alvarez will participate in 11 fights starting December 2018. Previous richest contract was 13-year, $325-million deal signed by New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton in 2014.

Russia
Spain
Mexico
France
None of These


26. _________________ Female tennis player Simona Halep became first recipient of the Chris Evert Women's Tennis Association (WTA) World No.1 Trophy, named after WTA's first-ever world number one, Chris Evert.

Romanian
Norweign
Russian
Swedish
None of These


27. Sport _________________ Hall of Fame announced cricketing great Richie Benaud, who died in April 2015, as 40th Legend of Nations's Sport. He is third cricketer behind Sir Donald Bradman and Keith Miller to be given Legend status.

UK
Australia
South Africa
New Zealand
None of These


28. _________________ tennis Player Roger Federer won his 99th career title after winning the Basel Open. Federer is now 10 titles short of all-time record holder Jimmy Connors, who leads with 109 titles.

Russian
French
Swiss
Norweign
None of These




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