SPORTS - 2019 May

May 29

The 12th Edition of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will begin on 30th May 30, 2019. England will open the tournament at The Oval in London when they will take on South Africa. The World Cup will span 48 matches in all. Each team will play nine group stage matches, and the top four will progress to the semifinals.

May 28

Ivo Karlovic (40) of Croatia has become the oldest man to win a match at the French Open since 1973. This was the oldest men’s match in combined age at Roland Garros. He defeated the 37-year-old Feliciano Lopez of Spain in a first-round duel of the 2019 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros.

May 27

In Munich (Germany) at ISSF shooting World Cup, India's  Saurabh Chaudhary has won 10m Air Pistol Gold beating his own World Record.

May 26

In Badminton, Sudhirman Cup, 2019, China won the badminton world mixed-team championship, in Nanning.
In squash, India's Mahesh Mangaonkar triumphed for the second time in the Sekisui Open in Kriens, Switzerland.He won this title for the first time three years ago. 

May 24

Boxing participants from India bagged 12 Gold medals on the final day of India Open International Boxing tournament in Guwahati. Hosts South Korea defeated Indian women's hockey team 4-0 in the inconsequential and final match of the rubber in Jincheon, Korea.

May 23

Helo - India’s social media platform has become the official team sponsor of Indian Wheelchair Cricket Association for 2019 Asia Cup. The Wheelchair Cricket Association is affiliated to the Disabled Sporting Society and has 16 state teams under it. The players are physically challenged to the extent of 70-90% and will be batting, bowling, fielding and running on wheelchairs only. This was started on May 15 in Nepal and Helo the first social media app to host and promote Indian Wheelchair Cricket on its platform.

May 21

The Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova won women’s singles title at Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) Italian Open 2019, held in Rome by defeating Johanna Konta of United Kingdom in finals. With this win Pliskova became first Czech woman to win women’s singles in Rome since Regina Marsikova in1978. 

May 19

The Indian men's hockey team ended their tour Down Under with a 2-5 loss to world no. 2 Australia in the fifth and final match in Perth.

May 14

India's G.Suvarna Lakshmi has become the first woman to be appointed to ICC's international panel of match referees. She will be eligible to officiate in international games with immediate effect.

India captain Virat Kohli bagged the International Cricketer and Batsman of the Year award during the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2019.

May 13

Top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece to win his third Madrid Open title. Djokovic lifted the title in Madrid after progressing through the week without losing a set and the same number as Rafael Nadal and five more than Roger Federer.

The 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays was a two day biennial event which held from 11 May to 12 May 2019, in. Yokohama, Japan. It offered a platform for athletes to qualify for upcoming 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships to be held in Doha, Qatar in September 2019 . It was organized by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which is a biennial event i.e. it is held every odd year. Moreover, IAAF World Relay serves as a qualification stage for IAAF World Championships in Athletics. 

May 9

Igor Stimac
Igor Stimac, former Croatia footballer and coach appointed as Indian men’s football team coach. All India Football Federation’s (AIFF is governing body of association football in India) recommended his name. His first assignment as Indian men’s football team coach will be upcoming ‘King’s Cup’ 2019 in Thailand, where India in its first match will face Curacao, a Caribbean nation.

May 8

Dragan Mihailovic

The Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) has recently appointed Dragan Mihailovic (from Serbia) as head coach of the men’s national team. This appointment comes in a move linked to the long term goal of Olympic Games qualification. The VFI also announced the appointment of Pryemyslaw Gaszyoski and Valadimir Radosevic as the team’s physio trainer and physiotherapist respectively.

May 6

Naomi Osaka, Roger Federer

Naomi Osaka of Japan is the reigning champion in women's singles at the Us open and the Australian Open, is ranked No. 1 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association, and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles, ahead of Czech Petra Kvitova and Romanian Simona Halep. Former world number one Roger Federer, has returned to third in the ATP Men's rankings. Federer has won a record 20 Grand Slams.

May 5

Indian squash players Saurav Ghoshal and Joshna Chinappa won their respective Asian Individual Squash Championship titles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Indian boxers finished with a rich haul of six medals at the 36th Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in Warsaw, Poland. Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik bagged one gold each. Indian boxers also clinched a silver and three bronze medals in this tournament.

May 2

Bajrang Punia
World number one Bajrang Punia defeated Viktor Rassadin and won the gold medal in the finals of men's 65 kg freestyle in the Ali Aliyev wrestling tournament in Kaspiisk, Russia.
Apurvi Chandela
Apurvi Chandela, Indian shooting ace attained the world number one position in the women's 10 metres air rifle event while compatriot Anjum Moudgil rose to number two after consistent performances in recent years.