Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

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World Athletics Championship, 2019

The World Athletics Championship is organized by IAAF – International Association of Athletics Federations. This year it was held between September 27 and October 6, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Athletes from 209 countries from all over the world participated in more than 49 athletic events.

The competition was previously known as World Championship in Athletics. It is the first time it is being conducted in its new name.

The competition had several record breakers this year. The 200m winner Noah Lyles and Niklas Kaul of Germany in Decthlon victor were the youngest gold medalists in their respective events. Ukraine athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh broke her own record twice winning silver medal. She is one of the athletes born after 200 to hold the record.

USA bagged maximum gold in the event. India ranked 7th in 100 metres, 6th in 400 meters, 8th in 200 meters and 1500 meters respectively.

India lift SAFF U-18 Championship title for first time

India won the SAFF Under-18 football Championship by defeating Bangladesh by 2-1 in final held in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is India’s maiden SAFF U-18 trophy.

Key Highlights

Background: In 2015 football tournament India remained runners up and in 2017 India finished 3rd. The 2019 Host country Nepal had lifted earlier two editions of the Championship but could not qualify for semi finals this time.

Match Highlights: India played aggressively from the beginning of the match and Vikram Pratap Singh did not take much time to hand India a 1-0 lead.  Singh scored in 2nd minute of the game. Then before the conclusion of 1st half, Bangladesh’s Yeasin managed to score an equaliser in 40th minute which brought the scoreline to 1-1. In 2nd half, both the teams gave each other tough competition and restricted each other from scoring a goal. However, within 1st minute of injury time, Ravi Bahadur Rana scored 2nd and decisive goal for India to lift the third edition of tournament.

Most Valuable Player of Championship: Ninthoinganba Meetei of India

SAFF U-18 Championship

It is a football championship for male footballers under the age of 18. It is organized by South Asian Football Federation (SAFF). The championship was held for first time in August 2015 in Nepal.

  • Number of Participant teams- 8
  • Most successful team(s)- Nepal (2nd titles)