Sports Current Affairs August 2016

Sports Current Affairs

TENNIS

Wimbledon 2016

  • Andy Murray (United Kingdom) won men’s singles title on July 10, 2016 after defeating Milos Raonic (Canada). Murray is the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry in 1935.
  • Serena Williams won women’s singles title and made world record of 22 grand slams after winning.
  • Men’s doubles title was won by Pierre-Hugeus Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. Women’s doubles title won by Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

FOOTBALL

UEFA Euro 2016

  • Euro 2016, was the 15 th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organised by UEFA.
  • Portugal won the tournament for the first time, following a 1 -0 victory after extra time over the host team, France, in the final held in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016.
  • For the first time, the European Championship final tournament was contested by 24 teams, having been expanded from the 16-team.

FORMULA ONE

Hungarian Grand Prix 2016

  • Lewis Hamilton made a comfortable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix to take the championship lead for the first time this season On July 24, 2016.
  • Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. He is the 2008, 2014 and 2015 Formula One World Champion.
  • The Hungarian Grand Prix is a motor race held annually in Hungary. Since 1986, the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

British Grand Prix 2016

  • Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix on July 10, 2016.
  • This was his fourth win of the season and the 47th of his career as he equalled Nigel Mansell’s British GP record of four wins.
  • He is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. He is the 2008, 2014 and 2015 Formula One World Champion.

BADMINTON

Canada Open Grand Prix 2016

  • Sai Praneeth and Rio-bound men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy clinched twin crowns after winning their respective title clash at Grand Prix badminton tournament on July 4, 2016.
  • Praneeth defeated Korea’s Lee Hyun in the men’s singles final. Manu and Sumeeth Reddy, who became the first Indian men’s doubles pair to qualify for the Rio Olympics, received a big boost when they defeated local combo of Adrian Liu and Toby Ng.
  • Manu and Sumeeth justified their top billing by making light work of local pair Adrian Liu and Toby Ng in a one-sided final. The Indians I needed just 25 minutes to notch-up a crushing E victory to lift their hist Canada Open title.

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