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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - September 2018

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1. 2018 AIBA Youth Women’s & Men’s World Championships in Budapest (_____________________).

  1. 359 boxers from 65 countries participated. Mascot was Hungarian Grey bull and cow
  2. Indian Winners:
    1. Gold -Nitu (Women’s Light Fly 45-48kg), Sakshi (Women’s Feather 54-57kg)
    2. Silver - Anamika (Women’s Fly 48-51kg), Manisha (Women’s Light Welter 64kg
    3. Bronze - Bhavesh Kattimani (Men’s Fly 49-52kg), Ankit (Women’s Light – 60kg), Jony (Women’s Light 57-60kg), Pahwa A (Women’s Middle 69-75kg), Gaidhani S (Women’s Light Heavy 81kg), Yadav N (Women’s Heavy +81kg)
  3. Awards:
    • Best Men Boxer – Dzhambulat Bizhamov (Russia – 69KG)
    • Best Women Boxer – Charlie Cavanagh (Canada – 69KG)
    • Best Team – Team Russia
    • Fair Play Award – Team Hungary
Hungary
Sweden
Switzerland
Norway
None of These


2. 2018 Asian Games -

  1. Facts -
    1. It was 18th edition of Asian Games, hosted by Jakarta and Palembang (______________________________________________).
    2. 11720 Atheletes from 45 Nations participated in 465 events of 40 sports.
    3. Official Mascots were named Bhin Bhin, Atung and Kaka, representing Eastern, Central, and Western regions of Indonesia respectively.
    4. Next, 19th edition of Asian Games will be hosted by Hangzhou (China), in 2022.
    5. Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee named Most Valuable player in 18th Asian Games,after she had won 6 medals which is the most for a female athlete at a single Game. She will get a trophy and a cheque for $50,000. She became the fourth Japanese athlete to win the award since it’s inception at the 1998 Bangkok Games, and first female athlete to be given this title.
  2. Medal Table -
    1. Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
      1  China 132 92 65 289
      2  Japan 75 56 74 205
      3  South Korea 49 58 70 177
      4  Indonesia 31 24 43 98
      5 Uzbekistan 21 24 25 70
      8 India 15 24 30 69
  3. India at 2018 Asian Games -
    1. 570 Indian atheletes participated in 36 sports.
    2. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was flag bearer for Indian contingent at opening ceremony of Asian Games 2018. Indian women hockey captain Rani Rampal was India’s flag-bearer for Closing Ceremony.
    3. It was India's best ever performance in terms of total medal tally. In terms of gold medal tally, India match its best performance at the inaugural 1951 Games in New Delhi.
    4. Delhi Government announced enhance in prize money for meadalists -
      1. Gold - 1 crore (earlier 20 lakh)
      2. Silver - 75 lakh (earlier 14 lakh)
      3. Bronze - 50 lakh (earlier Rs 10 lakh).
      4. Trainers of medal winners to get 6 lakh (earlier Rs 3 lakh).
    5. As per official provisions, pensions of medallists are -
      1. Category

        Amount

        Medallist at Olympic/Para-Olympic Games

        20000

        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

    6. Some facts and notable points -
      1. PV Sindhu became the first badminton player to win silver in Asian Games, after she lost to Tai Tzu-Ying (Taiwan).
      2. Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting at the Asian Games.
      3. Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.
      4. Swapna Barman gave India its first-ever Asiad gold in women's heptathlon event.
      5. Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asiad gold.
      6. Fouaad Mirza became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual equestrian medal since 1982.
      7. India also won its first medal in sepaktakraw at the 18th Asian Games.
      8. India's first medal in Kurash came through Malaprabha Yallapa Jadav.
      9. Saina Nehwal winning bronze in Badminton, after losing to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in women's singles semifinals. 
    7. Indian Gold Medalists (15 Medals) -
      1. Athletics - 7
        1. Tajinderpal Singh Toor (Men's shot put) - It was India’s first gold in Athletics at 2018 Asian Games.
        2. Neeraj Chopra (Men's javelin throw) - First Indian javelin thrower to win an Asiad gold. With this, he also set up a national record.
        3. Manjit Singh (Men's 800 metres)
        4. Arpinder Singh (Men's triple jump) - He ended India's 48-year wait for a gold medal in men's triple jump event at Asian Games. It was an Indian medal in men's triple jump, after 36 years.
        5. Swapna Barman (Women's heptathlon) - India's first-ever Asiad gold in women's heptathlon event.
        6. Jinson Johnson (Men's 1500 metres)
        7. M. R. Poovamma, Saritaben Gaikwad, Hima Das, Vismaya (Women's 4 x 400 m relay)
      2. Boxing - 1
        1. Amit Panghal (Light flyweight (49 kg))
      3. Bridge - 1
        1. Pranab Bardhan, Shibhnath Sarkar (Men's pair)
      4. Rowing - 1
        1. Sawarn Singh Dattu, Baban Bhokanal, Om Prakash, Sukhmeet Singh (Men's quadruple sculls)
      5. Shooting - 2
        1. Saurabh Chaudhary (Men's 10 metre air pistol)
        2. Rahi Sarnobat (Women's 25 metre pistol) - She became first Indian woman to win a gold medal in shooting at the Asian Games.
      6. Lawn tennis - 1
        1. Rohan Bopa
        2. nna, Divij Sharan (Men's doubles)
      7. Wrestling - 2
        1. Bajrang Punia (Men's freestyle 65 kg)
        2. Vinesh Phogat (Women's freestyle 50 kg)
    8. India's Silver Medalists -
      1. Shooting -
        1. Deepak Kumar (Men's 10 metre air rifle)
        2. Lakshay Sheoran (Men's trap)
        3. Sanjeev Rajput (Men's 50 metre rifle three positions)
        4. Shardul Vihan (Men's double trap)
      2. Kabaddi -
        1. Women's kabaddi (Lost to Iran).
      3. Equestrian -
        1. Fouaad Mirza (Individual eventing)
        2. Team eventing
      4. Athletics -
        1. Hima Das (Women's 400 metres)
        2. Muhammed Anas (Men's 400 metres)
        3. Dutee Chand (Women's 100 metres)
        4. Dharun Ayyasamy (Men's 400 metres hurdles)
        5. Sudha Singh (Women's 3000 metres steeplechase)
        6. Neena Varakil (Women's long jump)
        7. Jinson Johnson (Men's 800 metres)
        8. Rajiv Arokia, Muhammed Anas,Hima Das, M. R. Poovamma (Mixed 4 x 400 metres relay)
        9. Dutee Chand (Women's 200 metres)
        10. Dharun Ayyasamy, Kunhu Mohammed, Rajiv Arokia, Muhammed Anas (Men's 4 x 400 m relay)
      5. Archery -
        1. Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini (Men's team compound)
        2. Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari,Jyothi Surekha Vennam (Women's team compound)
      6. Badminton -
        1. P. V. Sindhu (Women's singles)
      7. Kurash -
        1. Pincky Balhara (Women's 52 kg)
      8. Sailing -
        1. Shweta Shervegar, Varsha Gautham (49er FX women)
      9. Hockey -
        1. Women's hockey team
      10. Squash -
        1. Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa, Tanvi Khanna, Sunayna Kuruvilla (Women's team)
Thailand
Malaysia
Indonesia
Myanmar
None of These


3. 2018 China Open Badminton -

  1. Men's Singles - Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (_____________________)
  2. Women's Singles - Carolina Marín (Spain)
  3. Men's Doubles - Denmark's Kim Astrup AND Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
  4. Women's Doubles - Japan's Misaki Matsutomo AND Ayaka Takahashi
  5. Mixed Doubles - China's Zheng Siwei AND Huang Yaqiong
Thailand
Malaysia
Myanmar
Indonesia
None of These


4.

  1. 52nd ISSF World Shooting Championships held in Changwon (_________________________________________) -
    1. This also served as first qualification for 2020 Summer Olympics.
    2. India at the Games -
      1. In Senior - India won total 7 Medals (2 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze), ranked 9th.
      2. In Junior - India won total 20 Medals (2 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze), ranked 2nd.
      3. India with 27 medals was overall (senior + junior) ranked 3, after China (43 medals) and South Korea (36 medals).
      4. Shahzar Rizvi claimed India's first medal at ISSF World Cup 2018, winning 10m air pistol silver.
      5. Indian Gold Medalists -
        1. Senior -
          1. 50 m pistol (Om Prakash Mitharwal)
          2. Double trap (Ankur Mittal)
        2. Junior -
          1. 10 m air rifle (Hriday Hazarika)
          2. 10 m air pistol (Saurabh Chaudhary)
          3. 25 m pistol (Udhayveer Sidhu)
          4. 25 m standard pistol (Vijayveer Sidhu)
          5. 50 m pistol (Arjun Singh Cheema)
          6. 25 m standard pistol team (Vijayveer Sidhu, Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu, Adarsh Singh)
          7. 25 m pistol team (Udhayveer Sidhu, Vijayveer Sidhu, Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu)
          8. 50 m pistol team (Arjun Singh Cheema, Gaurav Rana, Anmol)
          9. 10 m air rifle Women team (Elavenil Valarivan, Shreya Agrawal, Manini Kaushik)
    3. Medal table -
      1. Senior -
        1. Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
          1 China  9 9 3 21
          2 Russia 8 8 10 26
          3 South Korea 7 5 8 20
          4 Germany 6 6 3 15
          5 Sweden  4 2 3 9
          9 India 2 4 1 7
      2. Junior -
        1. Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
          1 China  11 6 5 22
          2 India 9 5 6 20
          3 Italy 5 1 3 9
          4  South Korea 4 9 3 16
          5  Norway 2 0 1 3

China
Malaysia
Japan
Thailand
South Korea


5. For first time in history of FIFA international football team rankings, two teams are sharing top spot after World Cup 2018 semi-finalists ______________________ joined World Cup winners France Jointly at top of rankings.

England
Croatia
Belgium
Russia
None of These


6. ___________________ Football magazine announced that, a women’s Ballon d’Or will be awarded for first time in 2018, to be presented on 8 December 2018 in Paris.

  1. Ballon d’Or is awarded annually for men since 1956.
France
Russia
Germany
Poland
None of These


7. Germany will host UEFA __________________________ European Championship, as Germany's first major football championship hosting since World Cup 2006. 24 national teams will play in 10 German cities.

2022
2024
2020
2026
None of These


8. Government approved participation of Indian Kho Kho team at the 1st International Kho Kho Championship in _____________________ in first week of September 2018.

England
Belgium
France
Poland
None of These


9. India Blue won 2017-18 Duleep Cricket Trophy by defeating India Red, in Dindigul (______________________).

Tamilnadu
Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
None of These


10. India defeated Bangladesh to win Unimoni Asia Cup Cricket Championship 2018, held in ______________________. This was India's seventh Asia Cup Title.

India
Nepal
Bangladesh
UAE
None of These


11. Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami became first bowler in women’s cricket to pick _______________________ international wickets. Also, Mithali Raj went past England’s Charlotte Edwards as most-capped captain in women’s ODIs with her 118th appearance.

450
500
400
300
None of These


12. Indian sprinter Hima Das was appointed as Sports Ambassador of ______________________ -

  1. She was first Indian athlete to win gold medal in track event at IAAF World U20 Championships held in Tampere, Finland.
  2. In 2018 Asian Games (Jakarta), she had won silver medal in 400 m final to win a silver medal. She is nicknamed ‘Dhing Express’ after her village in Assam.
Manipur
Assam
Meghalaya
Mizoram
None of These


13. International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that Madrid (_______________________) would host the first 2 new-format Davis Cup Tennis finals in 2019 and 2020. It will engage 18 countries at one place for a week at the end of tennis season. Kosmos will spend $3 billion over 25 years on revamped 118-year-old Davis Cup.

Russia
France
Germany
Poland
Spain


14. Japan Open Badminton 2018 -

  1.  Men's Singles - Kento Momota (___________________)
  2. Women's Singles - Carolina Marín (Spain)
  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
Japan
South Korea
Vietnam
Myanmar
None of These


15. Laver cup Tennis 2018 (Chicago (____________________))-

  1. Its an indoor hard court men's tennis tournament between two teams - Team Europe and Team World. It was founded in 2017.
  2. Team Europe successfully defended their title, winning the tournament 13–8.
Spain
Russia
UK
USA
None of These


16. Maldives won 2018 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup 2018, defeating India. It was hosted by ________________________.

India
Myanmar
Bangladesh
Nepal
None of These


17. F1 Grand Prix Races in September 2018 -

  • Mercedes's Racer Lewis Hamilton (___________________) won F1 Italian Grand Prix and Singapore Grand Prix.
USA
UK
Switzerland
Croatia
None of These


18. New Kabaddi Federation of India (NKFI) launched Indo International Premier Kabaddi League, to start on 26 January 2019.

  1. Winner will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 1.25 crore, with Over 1000 players participating.
  2. League will have ______________ teams, Each team having 2 to 3 international players.
4
8
6
10
None of These


19. The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 (London) -

  1. Best FIFA Men's Player - Luka Modrić (___________________)
  2. Best FIFA Goalkeeper - Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
  3. Best FIFA Men's Coach - Didier Deschamps (France)
  4. Best FIFA Women's Player - Marta (Brazil)
  5. Best FIFA Women's Coach - Reynald Pedros (Lyon)
  6. FIFA Fair Play Award - Lennart (Germany), Missed an Eredivisie match to donate stem cells to a leukemia patient
  7. FIFA Puskás Award (Best Goal) - Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Plays for Liverpool FC. Won for his goal in 2017–18 Premier League.
USA
Poland
Belgium
Croatia
None of These


20. Triple jumper Arpinder Singh became first Indian to win a medal in IAAF Continental Cup 2018 held in Ostrava (______________________), after winning bronze. He was representing the Asia-Pacific team.

  1. IAAF Continental Cup (formerly known as IAAF World Cup) is an international athletics competition. It is the only world cup contested by teams representing entire continents, rather than just those of individual countries.
  2. In 2018, first Athletics World Cup was held in London (UK). It is not related to original IAAF Continental Cup, and latter continues to be held.
Czech Republic
Poland
USA
Russi
None of These


21. US Open Tennis 2018 -

  1. Men's Singles - Novak Djokovic (__________________), defeating Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina). It was 14th Grand Slam Title for Djokovic, and his 3rd US Open title.
  2. Women's Singles - Naomi Osaka (Japan), Defeating Serena Williams (USA).
  3. Men's Doubles - USA's Mike Bryan AND Jack Sock
  4. Women's Doubles - Ashleigh Barty (Australia) AND CoCo Vandeweghe (USA)
  5. Mixed Doubles - Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) AND Jamie Murray (UK)
Serbia
Germany
Poland
Russia
None of These


22. Women’s Boxing World Championships, to be hosted by India after more than a decade, in November 2018 in __________________.

Munbai
New Delhi
Pune
Nashik
None of These




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