SPORTS - 2019 SEPTEMBER

September 12

The first Indian woman athlete MC Mary Kom from Manipur has been recommended for Padma Vibhushan by the Sports Ministry. If the recommendations are accepted, Mary Kom will become the 4th sports personality to receive the Padma Vibhushan after chess great Vishwanathan Anand.
Megan Schutt, Australian fast bowler has scripted history by becoming the first woman to claim two hat-tricks in international cricket.  Schutt also became the only woman cricketer from Australia to claim a hat-trick in One Day Internationals (ODIs) She had claimed her first hat-trick in a T20I against India in 2018.n

September 11

India's Ronaldo Laitonjam won his fourth gold medal in cycling on the concluding day of Track Asia Cup competition in New Delhi. India emerged overall champion. India topped the medals tally, overall with 10 gold, 8 Silver and 7 bronze at the end of the tournament.

September 10

Dr. Pawan Munjal, CMD of Hero MotoCorp is one of the biggest promoters of golf, football, field hockey and cricket not only in India but around the globe as well. He will be inducted into the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Hall Of Fame on 6th November 2019. With this, he will join legendary golfers such as Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and more on this list.

September 8

World number two Rafael Nadal won the 2019 US Open title. He defeated world number five Daniil Medvedev. This is Nadal's fourth US Open title. He received a top prize of $3.85 million. 19 Grand Slam men's singles titles. Canadian Bianca Andreescu vanquished Serena Williams and the women’s field.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the women’s half-marathon event in 2019 Great North Run in Newcastle, with the run time duration of 1 hour four minutes and twenty-eight seconds in London. Her time was twenty-three seconds faster than Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei.

September 6

Lasith Malinga from Sri Lanka became the first bowler to claim 100 wickets in Twenty20 International cricket. He surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi's tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20I wicket-taker. Malinga is known for bowling yorkers with his slinging action.

September 3

Mithali Raj, Indian women's cricket great and ODI captain announced her retirement from T20 Internationals. Mithali is also the first Indian woman to reach the landmark of 2000 T20 runs. The 36-year-old said she wants to focus on her ODI career, keeping in mind the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand.

In the ISSF Shooting World Cup held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Indian shooters topped the medal tally bagging 9 medals (five gold medals and two silver, two bronze).

September 2

Rishabh Pant is the fastest Indian wicket-keeper to claim 50 dismissals in Test cricket. Pant claimed his 50th test dismissal in his 11th test during India vs. West Indies and broke previous record held by MS Dhoni for India. MS Dhoni had taken 15 tests to get to 50 Test dismissals.

 

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