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SPORTS INDIA AND

WORLD
World Cup Cricket History
The idea of organising a World Cup of cricket was mooted and agreed to in principle in 1971 when
such a proposal was discussed at a meeting of the International Cricket Conference in London.
However, due to various commitments the tournaments could not be staged until 1975 when the
original plan of a South African team's visit to England fell through following opposition to the
country's racial policy. England's Prudential Assurance Company came forward with sponsorship
and for three consecutive years - 1975, 1979 and 1983, the one-day limited overs cricket
tournament was held in England. It became famous as the Prudential Cup.
In the first two tournaments, apart from the six full members of the International Cricket
Conference (England, Australia, West Indies, New Zealand, India and Pakistan), Sri Lanka, before
being elevated to Test status in 1981, had joined East Africa in 1975 and Canada in 1979 (two top
teams among the associate members) to complete the groups in the tournaments proper. The
West Indies, under Clive Lloyd, not only won the first two tournaments in 1975 and 1979 but in
true Calypso style they produced sparkling cricket and confirmed their unassailable supremacy in
this game. India broke the West Indian stranglehold in 1983 to open a new chapter in the brief
annals of this prestigious tournament.
Year

Hosting Country

2011

India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

2007

West Indies, Bermuda

2003

South Africa, Kenya & Zimbabwe

1999

UK

1996

India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka

1992

Australia

1987

India & Pakistan

1983

UK

1979

UK

1975

UK

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Higest Individual Scores In One Day International Cricket

264

Rohit Sharma, India vs Srilanka, Eden Garden, November 2014.

237

Martin Guptill, New Zealand vs West Indies, Wellington, March 2015

219

Virender Sehwag, India vs West Indies, Indore, December 2011.

215

Chris Gayle, West Indies vs Zimbabwe, Canbera, February 2015

209

Rohit Sharma, India vs Australia, Bangalore, November 2013.

200

Sachin Tendulkar, India vs South Africa, Gwalior, February 2010.

194*

Charles Coventry, Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, Bulawayo, August 2009

194

Saheed Anwar, Pakistan vs India, Chennai, May 1997

189*

Viv Richards, West Indies vs England, Manchester, May, 1984

189

Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka vs India, Sharja, October 2000

188*

Gary Kirsten, South Africa vs UAE, Rawalpindi, February 1996

186*

Sachin Tendulkar, India vs New Zealand, Hydrabad, November 1999

183*

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India vs Srilanka, Jaipur, October 2005

183

Virat Kohli, India vs Pakistan, Dhaka, March 2012

183

Sourav Ganguly, India vs Sri Lanka, Tauton, May 1999

181*

Mathew Hayden, Australia vs New Zealand, Hamilton, February 2007

181

Viv Richards, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Karachi, October 1987.

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History Of FIFA World Cup Football


The World Cup football tournament is organised by the Federation Internationale de Football
Association (FIFA) once in four years since 1930. It was on July 18, 1930 that the first-ever
World Cup match was played between Uruguay and Chile, at the newly built Centenary Stadium
in Montevideo (Uruguay). The World Cup now officially designated as Jules-Rimet Cup, named
after the French lawyer who was the President of FIFA from 1921 to 1953, is 12 inch high and
made of solid gold.

Winner at a Glance

Year: 2014
Venue: Brazil
Winner: Germany
Runners: Argentina

Man of the Match: Mario GOETZE (GER)

Adidas Golden Shoe: James RODRIGUEZ(COL)

Adidas Golden Ball: Lionel Messi(Argentina)

adidas Golden Glove: Manuel Neuer(GER)

FIFA Fair Play award: Colombia

Best Young Player Award: Paul Pogba(FRA)

Year: 2010
Venue: South
Winner: Spain
Runners: Netherland

Adidas Golden Shoe: Thomas MUELLER(GER)

Adidas Golden Ball: Diego FORLAN(URU)

adidas Golden Glove: Iker CASILLAS(ESP)

FIFA Fair Play award: Spain

Best Young Player Award: Thomas MUELLER(GER)

Year: 2006
Venue: Germany
Winner: Italy
Runners: France

Adidas Golden Ball: Zinedine ZIDANE (FRA)

Adidas Golden Shoe: Miroslav KLOSE (GER)

Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Gianluigi BUFFON (ITA)

Best Young Player Award: Lukas PODOLSKI (GER)

FIFA Fair Play award: Spain, Brazil

FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Portugal

Year: 2002

Africa

Venue: Korea/Japan
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Germany

Adidas Golden Ball: Oliver KAHN (GER)

Adidas Golden Shoe: RONALDO (BRA)

Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Oliver KAHN (GER)

FIFA Fair Play award: Belgium

FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Korea Republic

Year: 1998
Venue: France
Winner: France
Runners: Brazil

Adidas Golden Ball: RONALDO (BRA)

Adidas Golden Shoe: Davor SUKER (CRO)

Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Fabien BARTHEZ (FRA)

FIFA Fair Play award: England, France

FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: France

Year: 1994
Venue: USA
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

Adidas Golden Ball: ROMARIO (BRA)

Adidas Golden Shoe: Oleg SALENKO (RUS), Hristo STOICHKOV (BUL)

Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Michel PREUDHOMME (BEL)

FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Brazil

Year: 1990

Venue: Italy
Winner: Germany
Runners: Argentina

Adidas Golden Ball: Salvatore SCHILLACI (ITA)

Adidas Golden Shoe: Salvatore SCHILLACI (ITA)

FIFA Fair Play award: England

Year: 1986
Venue: Mexico
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Germany FR

Adidas Golden Ball: Diego MARADONA (ARG)

Adidas Golden Shoe: Gary LINEKER (ENG)

FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1982
Venue: Spain
Winner: Italy
Runners: Germany FR

Adidas Golden Ball: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)

Adidas Golden Shoe: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)

FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1978
Venue: Argentina
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Netherlands

Golden Shoe: Mario KEMPES (ARG)

FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina

Year: 1974

FR

Venue: Germany
Winner: Germany

FR

Runners: Netherlands

Golden Shoe: Grzegorz LATO (POL)

Year: 1970
Venue: Mexico
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

Golden Shoe: Gerd MUELLER (GER)

Year: 1966
Venue: England
Winner: England
Runners: Germany FR

Golden Shoe: EUSEBIO (POR)

Year: 1962
Venue: Chile
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Czechoslovakia

Golden Shoe: Florian ALBERT (HUN), Valentin IVANOV (URS), Drazen JERKOVIC (YUG),
Leonel SANCHEZ (CHI), VAVA (BRA), GARRINCHA (BRA)

Year: 1958
Venue: Sweden
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Sweden

Golden Shoe: Just FONTAINE (FRA)

Year: 1954
Venue: Switzerland
Winner: Germany
Runners: Hungary

Golden Shoe: Sandor KOCSIS (HUN)

FR

Year: 1950
Venue: Brazil
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Brazil

Golden Shoe: ADEMIR (BRA)

Year: 1938
Venue: France
Winner: Italy
Runners: Hungary

Golden Shoe: LEONIDAS (BRA)

Year: 1934
Venue: Italy
Winner: Italy
Runners: Czechoslovakia

Golden Shoe: Oldrich NEJEDLY (TCH)

Year: 1930
Venue: Uruguay
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Argentina

Golden Shoe: Guillermo STABILE (ARG)

Adidas Golden Ball: Diego MARADONA (ARG)

Adidas Golden Shoe: Gary LINEKER (ENG)

FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1982
Venue: Spain
Winner: Italy
Runners: Germany FR

Adidas Golden Ball: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)

Adidas Golden Shoe: Paolo ROSSI (ITA)

FIFA Fair Play award: Brazil

Year: 1978
Venue: Argentina
Winner: Argentina
Runners: Netherlands

Golden Shoe: Mario KEMPES (ARG)

FIFA Fair Play award: Argentina

Year: 1974
Venue: Germany
Winner: Germany

FR

Runners: Netherlands

Golden Shoe: Grzegorz LATO (POL)

Year: 1970
Venue: Mexico
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Italy

Golden Shoe: Gerd MUELLER (GER)

Year: 1966
Venue: England
Winner: England
Runners: Germany FR

Golden Shoe: EUSEBIO (POR)

Year: 1962
Venue: Chile
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Czechoslovakia

Golden Shoe: Florian ALBERT (HUN), Valentin IVANOV (URS), Drazen JERKOVIC (YUG),
Leonel SANCHEZ (CHI), VAVA (BRA), GARRINCHA (BRA)

Year: 1958

Venue: Sweden
Winner: Brazil
Runners: Sweden

Golden Shoe: Just FONTAINE (FRA)

Year: 1954
Venue: Switzerland
Winner: Germany
Runners: Hungary

Golden Shoe: Sandor KOCSIS (HUN)

Year: 1950
Venue: Brazil
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Brazil

Golden Shoe: ADEMIR (BRA)

Year: 1938
Venue: France
Winner: Italy
Runners: Hungary

Golden Shoe: LEONIDAS (BRA)

Year: 1934
Venue: Italy
Winner: Italy
Runners: Czechoslovakia

Golden Shoe: Oldrich NEJEDLY (TCH)

Year: 1930
Venue: Uruguay
Winner: Uruguay
Runners: Argentina

Golden Shoe: Guillermo STABILE (ARG)

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FR

US Open Tennis
2014

Womens Single - Serena Williams of USA won the 18th Grand Slam title of her career, beating
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3 to claim a third consecutive Womens SIngle trophy at
the US Open.
Womens Double - Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia clinched the Women's
Doubles title by defeating Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Flavia Pennetta of Italy.
Mixed Double - Sania Mirza of India and Bruno Soares of Brazil defeated Abigail Spears of USA
and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico to clinched mixed doubles Grand Slam crown in US Open
Tennis.
Mens Single - Marin Cilic of Croatia clinch US Open Men's Single Title defeating Kei Nishikori of
Japan.
Mens Double - Bob Bryan and his brother Mike Bryan of USA defeated Marcel Granollers and
Marc Lopez of Spain in their men's doubles final match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis
tournament.
2013

Womens Single - Top-seeded Serena Williams won her fifth U.S. Open championship and 17th
Grand Slam title overall by beating No. 2 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.
Womens Double - Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic and Lucie Hradecka of Czech
Republic defeated Ashleigh Barty of Australia and Casey Dellacqua of Australia.
Mixed Double - Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic and Max Mirnyi of Belarus defeated
Abigail Spears of USA and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico.
Mens Single - Rafael Nadal of Spain win the US Open Tennis Men Single title after defeating
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia.
Mens Double - Radek Stepanek, of the Czech Republic, and Leander Paes, of India, won the
2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament after defeating Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares
of Brazil, in the men's doubles final.
2012

Womens Single - Serena Williams (USA) beat Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)


Womens Double - Sara Errani (ITA) and Roberta Vinci (ITA) beat Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) and
Lucie Hradecka (CZE).
Mixed Double - Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) and Bruno Soares (BRA) beat Kveta Peschke (CZE)
and Marcin Matkowski (POL).
Mens Single - Andy Murray (UK) defeated Novak Djokovic (Sarbia)
Mens Double - Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA) beat Leander Paes (IND) and Radek
Stepanek (CZE).
2011

Womens Single - Samantha Stosur (Australia) defeated Serena Williams (USA)


Womens Double - Liezel Huber (USA), Lisa Raymond(KAZ) defeated Vania King (USA),
Yaroslava Shvedova(USA)
Mixed Double - Melanie Oudin(USA), Jack Sock(USA) defeated Gisela Dulko(ARG), Eduardo
Schwank(ARG)
Mens Single - Novak Djokovic (Sarbia) defeated Rafel Nadal (Spain)
Mens Double - Jurgen Melzer ( Austria), Philipp Petzschner (GER) defeated Mariusz
Fyrstenberg (POL) Marcin Matkowski(POL)
2010

Womens Single - Kim Clijsters (Belgium) defeated Vera Zvonareva (Russia)

Womens Double - Vania King (USA) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazaksthan) defeated Liezel
Huber (USA)and Nadia Petrova (Russia)
Mixed Double - Liezel Huber (USA) and Bob Bryan (USA) defeated Kveta Peschke (CZE) and
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan)
Mens Single - Rafel Nadal (Spain) defeted Novak Djokovic (Sarbia)
Mens Double - Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA) defeated Rohan Bopanna (India)
Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan)
2009

Womens Single - Kim Clijsters (Belgium) defeated Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)


Mens Single - Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) defeated Roger Federer (Switzerland)
2008

Womens Single - Serena Willams (USA) defeated Jelena Jankovic(Serbia)


Mens Single - Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeated Andy Murry (UK)
2007

Womens Single - Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium) defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)


Mens Single - Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeated Novak Djokovic
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French

Open Tennis

2014

Womens Single - Russia's Maria Sharapova won her second title at Roland Garros in the last
three years, overcoming 12 double-faults to beat fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania 6 - 4,
6 - 7 (5), 6 - 4 in the final.
Womens Double - Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan won their second Grand
Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the
French Open womens doubles.
Mixed Double - Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands won
their first mixed doubles title together, seeing off Julia Goerges of Germany and Nenad Zimonjic
of Serbia.
Mens Single - Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a
row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in the final.
Mens Double - J Benneteau (FRA) and E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) beat M Granollers (SPA) and M
Lopez (SPA)
2013

Womens Single - Serena Williams of USA win the French Open Tennis Women's Singles Final
match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at Roland Garros in Paris, France.
Womens Double - Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam
title by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy.
Mixed Double - Czech Republic pair Frantisek Cermak and Lucie Hradecka won the French
Open mixed doubles title by defeating Daniel Nestor of Canada and Kristina Mladenovic of
France.
Mens Single - Rafael Nadal(Spain) defeated David Ferrer (Spain).

Mens Double - Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA) beat Michael Llodra (FRA) and Nicolas
Mahut (FRA) in men's double.
2012

Womens Single - Russia's Maria Sharapova became the 10th woman in tennis history to win all
four Grand Slam titles when she defeated Italy's Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open final.
Womens Double - Sara Errani(Itali) and Roberta Vinci(Itali) defeated Maria Kirilenko(Russia)
and Nadia Petrova(Russia) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a shade over two hours to secure their first ever
Grand Slam title.
Mixed Double - India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the mixed doubles French Open
defeating Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland.
Mens Single - Rafael Nadal(Spain) defeated Novak Djokovic(SRB)
Mens Double - Max Mirnyl (BEL) & Daniel Nestor (Canada) defeated Mike Bryan & Bob Bryan
(USA).
2011

Womens Single - Chinese Li Na defeated Italian Fransesca Scevone by 6-4, 7-6 (0) to win the
Womens title at French Open 2011.
Womens Double - Andrea Hlavachova and Lucie Hradecki of Czech Republic defeated Indian
hottie Sania Mirza and russian Elena Vesnina by 6-4, 6-3 to win their first grand slam title.
Mixed Double - Casey Dellacqua & Scott Lipsky
Mens Single - Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 61 to lift the French Open 2011 Mens trophy.
Mens Double - Max Mirnyi (Belarus) and Daniel Nestor(Canada) defeated Juan Sebastian Cabal
and Eduardo Schwank by 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 to win their first doubles title.
2010

Womens Single - Francesca Schiavone (Itali) defeated Samantha Stosur (Australia)


Womens Double - Serena Williams(USA) and Venus Williams(USA) defeated Kveta
Peschke(Czech Republic) and Katarina Srebotnik(Slovenia)
Mixed Double - Katarina Srebotnik(Slovenia) and Nenad Zimonjic(Serbia) defeated Yaroslava
Shvedova(Kazaksthan) and Julian Knowle(Austria)
Mens Single - Rafael Nadal(Spain) defeated Robin Sderling(Sweeden)
Mens Double - Daniel Nestor(Canada) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) defeated Lukas
Dlouhy(Czech Republic) and Leander Paes(India)
2009

Womens Single - Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) defeted Dinara Safina (Russia)


Womens Double - Anabel Medina Garrigues(Spain) and Virginia Ruano Pascual(Spain)
defeated Victoria Azarenka(Belarus) and Elena Vesnina(Russia).
Mixed Double - L Huber(USA) and B Bryan(USA) defeated A-L Gronefeld(Germany) and M
Knowles(The Bahamas)
Mens Single - Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeted Robin Soderling (Swdeen)
Mens Double - Lukas Dlouhy(Czch Republic) and Leander Paes(India) defeated Wesley
Moodie(South Africa) and Dick Norman(Belgium)
2008

Womens Single - Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) defeted Dinara Safina (Russia)


Mens Single - Rafel Nadal (Spain) defeted Roger Federer (Switzerland)
2007

Womens Single - Justine Henin Hardenne (Belgium) defeated Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)
Mens Single - Rafel Nadal (Spain) defeted Roger Federer (Switzerland)

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Australian Open Tennis


2015

Womens Single - Serena Williams of USA defeats Maria Sharapova of Russia.


Mixed Double - Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Leander Paes of India win the mixed doubles
final at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Mens Single - Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Andy Murray of UK
Mens Double - Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini of Italy defeats Pierre-Hugues Herbert and
Nicolas Mahut of France.
2014

Womens Single - Li Na of China defeated Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia


Womens Double - E. Makarova of Russia and E. Vesnina of Russia defeated S. Errani of Itali
and R. Vinci of Itali
Mixed Double - Daniel Nestor (Canada) and Kristina Mladenovic (France) defeated Sania Mirza
(India) and Horia Tecau (Romania)
Mens Single - Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Spain's Rafael Nadal
Mens Double - L. Kubot of Poland and R.Lindstedt of Sweden defeated Eric Butorac of USA and
R. Klaasen of South Africa
2013

Womens Single - Victoria Azarenka Belarus defeats Li Na of China.


Womens Double - Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy defeated Ashleigh Barty and Casey
Dellacqua of (Australia).
Mixed Double - Jarmila Gajdosova and Mathew Ebden of Australia defeated Lucie Hradecka
and Frantisek Cermak of Czech Republic.
Mens Single - Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Andy Murray of UK
Mens Double - Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan(USA) defeated Robin Haase (Dutch) and Igor Sijsling
(Dutch).
2012

Womens Single - Victoria Azarenka Belarus defeats Maria Sharapova of Russia.


Womens Double - Svetlana Kuznetsova / Vera Zvonareva of Russia defeats Sara Errani /
Roberta Vinci of Italy.
Mixed Double - Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) and Horia Tecau (Romania) defeats Elena
Vesnina (RUS) and Leander Paes(IND).
Mens Single - Novak Djokovic(SRB) beats Rafael Nadal(Spain)
Mens Double - Leander Paes(IND) / Radek Stepanek (CZE) defeats Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike
Bryan (USA).
2011

Womens Single - Kim Clijsters (BEL) defeated Na Li(CHN)


Womens Double - Gisela Dulko(ARG)and Flavia Pennetta(ITA) defeated
Azarenka(BLR) and Maria Kirilenko(RUS)
Mixed Double - Katarina Srebotnik(SLO) and Daniel Nestor(CAN) defeated Yung-Jan
Chan(TPE) and Paul Hanley(AUS)
Mens Single - Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeated Andy Murray(UK)
Mens Double - Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan(USA) defeated Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander
Paes(IND)
2010

Victoria

Womens Single - Serena Williams(USA) defeated Justine Henin(Belgium)


Womens Double - Serena Williams(USA) and Venus Williams(USA) defeated Cara
Black(Zimbabwe) and Liezel Huber(USA)
Mixed Double - Cara Black(Zimbabwe) and Leander Paes(India) defeated Ekaterina
Makarova(Russia) and Jaroslav Levinsky(Czch Republic)
Mens Single - Roger Federer(Switzerland) defeated Andy Murray(UK)
Mens Double - Bob Bryan(USA) and Mike Bryan(USA) defeated Daniel Nestor(Canada)and
Nenad Zimonjic(Serbia)
2009

Womens Single - Serena Williams (USA) defeted Dinara Safina (Russia)


Womens Double - Serena Williams(USA) and Venus Williams(USA) defeated Daniela
Hantuchova(Slovakia) and Ai Sugiyama(Japan)
Mixed Double - Sania Mirza(India) and Mahesh Bhupathi(India) defeated Nathalie
Dechy(France) and Andy Ram(Israel)
Mens Single - Rafel Nadal (Spain) defeted Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Mens Double - Bob Bryan(USA) and Mike Bryan(USA) defeated Mahesh Bhupathi(India)and
Mark Knowles(The Bahamas) .
2008

Womens Single - Maria Sharapova (Russia) defeated Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)


Mens Single - Novak Djokovic (Serbia) defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Petsonga(France)
2007

Womens Single - Serena Williams (USA) defeated Maria Sharapova (Russia)


Mens Single - Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeated Fernando Francisco Gonzlez Ciuffardi
(Chili)
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Trophies Associated With


Various Sports And Games
Air Racing
Jawaharlal Challenge Trophy, King's Cup, World Cup.

Archery
Federation Cup

Athletics
Charminar Trophy, Federation Cup, World Cup.

Badminton
Agarwal Cup, Amrit Diwan Cup, Asia Cup, Austrelasia Cup, Chadha Cup, European Cup, Harilela
Cup, Ibrahim Rahimatollah Challenge Cup, Konica Cup, Narng cup, Sophia Kitiakara Cup, Konica
Cup, S. R. Ruia Cup, Thomas Cup, Tunku Abdul Rahman Cup, Uber Cup, World Cup, Yonex Cup.

Basketball
Basalat Jha Trophy, B. C. Gupta Trophy, Federation Cup, S. M. Arjuna Raja trophy, Todd Memorial
Trophy, William Jones Cup.

Billiards
Arthur Walker Trophy, Thomas Cup.

Boat Rowing
American Cup (Yacht racing), Wellington Trophy (India).

Boxing
Aspy Adjahia Trophy, federation Cup, Val iBaker Trophy.

Bridge
Basalat Jha Trophy, Holkar Trophy, Ruia Gold Cup, Singhania Trophy.

Chess
Naidu Trophy, Khaitan Trophy, Limca Trophy, Linares City Trophy, World Cup.

Cricket
Anthony D'Mellow Trophy, Ashes, Asia Cup, Benson and Hedges Cup, Bose Trophy, Champions
Trophy, Charminar Challenge Cup, C. K. Nayudu Trophy, Cooch-Behar Trophy, Deodhar Trophy,
Duleep Trophy, Gavaskar-Border Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Gavaskar-Border Trophy, G. D. Birla
Trophy, Gillette Cup, Ghulam Ahmad Trophy, hakumat Rai Trophy, ICC World Cup, Interface Cup,
Irani Trophy, Jawaharlal Nehru Cup, Lombard World Challenge Cup, McDowells Challenge Cup,
Merchant Trophy, Moin-ud-Dowla Cup, NatWest Trophy, Prudential Cup (World Cup), Rani Jhansi
Trophy, Ranji Trophy, Rohinton Baria Trophy, Rothmans Cup, Sahara Cup, Sharjah Cup, Sheesh
Mahal Trophy, Sheffield Shield, Singer Cup, Sir Frank Worrel Trophy, Texaco Cup, Titan Cup, Vijay
Hazare Trophy, Vijay Merchant Trophy, Vizzy Trophy, Wisden Trophy, Wills Trophy, World Series
Cup.

Football
African Natons Cup, Airlines Cup, america Cup, Asia Cup, Asian Women's Cup, Bandodkar Trophy,
B. C. Roy Trophy, Begum Hazrat Mahal Cup, Bicentennial Gold Cup, BILT Cup, Bordoloi Trophy,
Colombo Cup, Confederations Cup, DCM Cup, Durand Cup, European Cup, FA Cup, Federation Cup,
G. V. Raja Memorial Trophy, gold Cup, Governor's Cup, Greek Cup, Great Wall Cup, IFA Shield,
Independence Day Cup, Indira Gandhi Trophy, Inter-Continental Cup, Jawaharlal Nehru Gold Cup,
Jules Rimet Trophy, Kalinga Cup, Kings Cup, Kirin Cup, Lal Bahadur Shastri Trophy, McDowell Cup,
Merdeka Cup, Nagjee Trophy, Naidunia Trophy, Nations Cup, NFL Trophy, Nehru Gold Cup, Nizam
Gold Cup, Raghbir Singh Memorial Cup, Rajiv Gandhi Trophy, Rovers Cup, Sanjay Gold Cup,
Santosh Trophy, Scissors Cup, Sir Ashutohs Mukherjee Trophy, Stafford Cup, Subroto Cup,
Supercup Trophy, Todd Memorial Trophy, UEFA Cup, US Cup, Vittal Trophy, Winner's Cup, World
Cup.

Golf

Canada Cup, Eisenhower Trophy, Inter-Continental Cup, Maekyung LG Fashion Open Trophy,
Muthiah Gold Cup, Nomura Trophy, Paralamdi Trophy, President's Trophy, Prince of Wales Cup,
Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Topolino Trophy, Walker Cup, Waterford Crystal Trophy, World Cup.

Hockey
Agha Khan Cup, Allwyn Asia Cup, Azlan Shah Cup, Beighton Cup, Bhim Sain Trophy, BMW Trophy,
Bombay Gold Cup, Champions Trophy, Clarke Trophy, Dhyan Chand Trophy, Esanda Champions
Cup, European Nations Cup, Gurmeet Trophy, Guru Nanak Cup, Gyanvati Devi Trophy, Indira
Gandhi Gold Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Cup, Kuppuswamy Naidu Cup,
Lady Rattan Tata Cup (women), Lal Bahadur Shastri Cup, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Gold Cup, Modi
Gold Cup, Murugappa Gold Cup, Nehru Trophy, Obaidullah Gold Cup, Prime Minister's Gold cup,
Rangaswami Cup, Ranjit Singh Gold Cup, Rene Frank Trophy, Sanjay Gandhi Trophy, Scindia gold
Cup, Shriram Trophy, Tunku Abdul Razak Cup, Wellington Cup, World Cup, Yadavindra Cup.

Horse Racing
Beresford Cup, Blue Riband, Derby, Grand Natonal Cup.

Kabaddi
Federation Cup

Kho-Kho
Federation Cup

Netball
Anantrao Pawar Trophy.

Polo
Ezar Cup, Gold Cup, King's Cup, President Cup, Prithi Singh Cup, Radha Mohan Cup, Winchester
Cup.

Rowing
Beefeather's Gin.

Rugby Football
Bledisloe Cup; Calcutta Cup, Webb Ellis Trophy.

Shootng
North Wales Cup, Welsh Grand Prix.

Snooker
Team Tournament Asean Cup.

Table Tennis
Asian Cup, Berna Bellack Cup, Corbillion Cup (women), Electra Gold Cup, Gasper-Giest Prize,
Grand Prix, Jayalaxmi Cup (women), Kamala Ramanunjan Cup, Marcel Corbillon Cup, Pithapuram
Cup (men), Swaythling Cup (men), Travancore Cup (women), U Thant Cup, World Cup.

Tennis

Ambre Solaire Cup, A T&T Cup, Champions Cup, ATP President's Cup, Davis Cup, Dr. Rajendra
Prasad Cup, Edgbaston Cup, Evert Cup, Federation Cup, Ghafar Cup, Grand Prix, Grand Slam Cup,
Nations' Cup, Watson's Water Trophy, Wightman Cup, Wimbledon Trophy, World Cup, World Team
Cup.

Volleyball
Centennial Cup, Federation Cup, Indira Pradhan Trophy, Shivanthi Gold Cup, World Cup, World
League Cup.

Weightlifting
World Cup.

Wrestling
Bharat Kesari, Burdwan Shield, World Cup.

Yachting
America Cup
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ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES


History Of Olympic Game
The origin of the ancient Olympic Games is lost the midst of pre-history, but for many centuries
they were only a festival of the Greek people. The Games were first held in honour of the Greek
God, Zeus in 776 BC in the plain of kingdom of Elis, nestled in lush valley between the Alpheus
River and Mount Kronion, 15 km from the Ionian Sea. The Olympiad celebrated that year was
considered as the first and was used to date subsequent historic events. But religious ceremonies
and games were held in Olympia before that time. The oldest sanctuary of Greece was there, the
altar of the Great Mother of Gods, Rhea (Earth). On the day of the feast, the priest stood in front
of the altar, ready to perform a sacrifice. Women were forbidden to be present and the male
contestants were naked. Young men waited at a distance on one stadium (about 200 yds). As soon
as a signal was given they ran and the first to arrive at the altar received the torch from the
priests hand and lit the sacrificial fire
The old Olympiads were held after every four years and the Greeks measured time in terms of
Games started on the first new moon after the summer solstice, around mid-July. The ancient

Olympic Games lasted for five days and the events took place in a precise order. On the first day,
there were sacrifices and opening ceremonies. On the second day there were special competitions
for the ephebians. The third day was devoted to events for adult competitors: dromos, diaulos,
dolichos, pugilism, wrestling, pancratium. On the fourth day, there were equestrian events,
pentathlon, and race with arms. On the fifth and the final day, there were closing ceremonies and
proclamation of the heroes. During the first six Olympic games, however, the prize had been a
portion of meat or meria taken from an animal sacrificed to the Gods. It was only after VII Games
that the olive crown was given to the winners and the moral significance of the prize was
considerable. Once the prizes were awarded, a flock of pigeons was releases to carry the names of
the champions to all the corners of the Greece.
The Games came to a sudden end when the Roman Emperor Theodosius banned the competitions
and their attendant sacrificial offerings as pagan manifestations. From 395 AD onwards the fall of
Olympia was very rapid. In that year the first damage was caused by the invasion of Alarics
barbarians. A year earlier the famous crysele-phantide statute of Zeus had been taken to
Constantinople. It was destroyed in 475 AD during the great fire. Following the attacks of the
Goths, a fire destroyed the temple of Zeus; earth quakes from 522 to 551 and the most severe of
all in 580 brought down whatever had remained standing. Glory had vanished and of the vast
riches there were now left but a few ruins and the name of Olympia. Something immortal
remained, however, and that was the Olympic spirit.

MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES


The revival work of the Games was undertaken by Baron Pierre de Coubertin nearly 1,500 years
after the last of the ancient Games. He was born into a family of Italian origin which had settled in
France. It was on November 25, 1892, during a conference at Sorbonne about the history of
physical exercises, that he first pronounced those famous six words in public The Restoration of
the Olympic Games. He said that the games would ennoble and strengthen amateur sports, to
give them strength and lasting quality for an essential role in the world of modern education.
It was at the International Congress for the for the Study of the Propagation of the Principles of
Amateurism held in Paris in June 1894 that the delegates led by Baron Pierre de Coubertin and
associates unanimously voted to restore the Olympic Games and to create an International
Olympic committee to oversee them. De Coubertin had planned to propose Paris for the site of the
first modern Olympics in 1900 but the enthusiasm and zeal of the delegates was so great that they
insisted the first Games to be held in 1896. Athens was, there fore, the venue for the 1896
Games. Since then these Games are held very four years.The aims of the Olympic Movement are
to promote the development of these fine physical and moral qualities which are the basis of
amateur sports and to bring together the athletes of the world in a great quadrennial festival of
sports. The honour of holding the Olympic Games is entrusted to a city ad not a country or area.
The choice of a city for the celebration of an Olympiad is with the International Olympic
Committee.
The XXII Olympic Games were held in Moscow from July 19 to August 3, 1980. Only 80 of the 140
member countries of the International Olympic Committee participated due to a Westernsponsored boycott of the Games. The XXIII Games were held in Los Angeles from July 28 to
August 12, 1984. The Games were boycotted by the Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries

except Romania because of security reason. The Games also saw the re-entry of China after an
absence of 32 years. It was Americas year at the Games just as it was Russias year in the XXII
Games in Moscow in 1980 when Americans had boycotted. The XXIV Games were held in Seoul,
the capital of South Korea, form September 17 to October 2, 1988. The Soviet Union was the
biggest medals winner of the Games which was participated by 160 countries. The XXV Games
were held in Barcelona, the second largest city of Spain, in July August 1992. Athletes from 171
countries participated and Olympic medals were awarded to a record 64 nations, breaking the
mark of 52 set at the 1988 Seoul Olympic.
The XXVI Modern Olympic Games were held in Atlanta (USA) from July 19 to August 4 in 1996.
Over 10,000 athletes from 197 countries participated in the 26 sports and 37 disciplines. The
Mascot of the Atlanta Olympics was a computer-generated creative called `Izzy.

OLYMPIC SYMBOL
It comprises of five rings or circles, linked together to represent the sporting friendship of all
people. The rings also symbolize the continents Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America. Each
ring is of a different colour, i.e., blue, yellow, black, green and red.

OLYMPIC FLAG
The Olympic flag created in 1913 at the suggestion of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was solemnly
inaugurated in Paris in June 1914 but it was raised over an Olympic stadium for the first time at
the Antwerp Games (Belgium) in 1920. There is also a second Olympic flag, which is used for the
Winter Games. These Flags are made of white silk and contain five intertwined rings. From left to
right the rings are blue, yellow, black, green and red. The rings are meant to represent five
continents viz., Africa (black), America (red), Asia (yellow), Australia (green) and Europe (blue). At
least one of these colours is found on the flag of every country.

OLYMPIC FLAME
It was at the Amsterdam Games in 1928 that for the first time an Olympic flame was ceremonially
lighted and burned in a giant torch at the entrance of the stadium. The modern version of the
flame was adopted in 1936 at the Berlin Games. The Olympic flame symbolizes the continuity
between the ancient and modern Games. The torch used to kindle the flame, is first lit by the suns
rays at Olympia, Greece, and then carried to the site of the Games by relay of runners. Ships and
planes are used when necessary. On July 15, 1976, space age technology was used to transport
the flame from one continent to another.

OLYMPIC MOTTO
The Olympic motto is Citius-Altius-Fortius (faster, higher, stronger). Rev. Father Didon (18401900), headmaster of a school near Paris and a great promoter of sports in the French Catholic
colleges near the end of the nineteenth century, first used the motto and had it embroidered on
the pennants of his school clubs. This succinct definition of the philosophy of sport appealed to
father Didons friend, Baron pierre de Coubertin who was responsible for the revival work of the
Olympic Games nearly 1,500 yeas after the last of the ancient games. It was adopted at his
suggestion at the International Congress for the Study and Propagation of the Principles of
Amateurism on June 23, 1894, the same day on which the restoration of the Olympic Games and
the creation of the International Olympic Committee were also decided.

OLYMPIC PRIZES, MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES


While in ancient times the Olympic heroes received a crown of olive branches for their exploits,
modern Olympic champions are rewarded with medals and certificates. The winning athlete now
receives a gold medal, the athlete in the second place is awarded a Silver medal and the third
placed athlete wins a Bronze medal. In addition, all athletes ranking from first to sixth receive a
certificate. Each medal is 60 mm in diameter and 3 mm thick. The first and second place medals
are made of 92.5 per cent silver and the medal for the first winner is then plated with 6 gram of
fine gold. Thus this medal is not of full gold. The third place medal is of bronze.
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Sports And The Terms Associated


With Them
Badminton: Angled Drive Serve, Backhand Low Serve, Bird, Deuce, Double Droup, Fault, Flick
Serve, Forehand Smash, Let, Lob, Love All, net Shots, Rush, Smash.
Baseball: Base, Battery, Bunting, Catcher, Diamond, Hitter, Home Infield, Outfield, Pinch, Pitcher
Plate, Pullout, Short Stop, Strike.
Basketball: Ball, Basket, Blocking, Dribbling, Free Throw, Held Ball, Holding, Jump Ball, Multiple
Throws, Pivot.
Billiards: Baulk Line, Break, Bolting, Cannon, Cue, Hazard, In-off, Jigger, Long jenney, Pot,
Scratch, Screw Back, short Stop, Strike.
Boxing: Ausiliary Point System, Babit Punch, Break, Cut, Defence, Down, Hook, Jab, Lying On,
Knock, Seconds out, Slam, Upper Cut, Weight In, Win by Knock-out.
Bridge: Auction, Bid, Chicane, Cut, Declarer, Doubleton, Dummy, Finesse, Grand Slam, Little
Slam, Notrumps, Over-trick, Revoke, rubber, Ruff, Shuffle, Suit, Vulnerable.
Chess: Bishop, Capture, Castling, Checkmate, En Passant, Gambit, Grand Master, King, Knight,
Pawn, Queen, Rook, Stalemate, Under Promoting.
Cricket: Ashes, Banana, Boundary, Bowling, Caught, Chinaman, Cover Drive, Crease, Doosra,
Duck, Duckworth-Lewis Rule, Fine Leg, Follow On, Full Toss, Gardening, Googly, Gully, Hat-trick,
Hit Wicket, Inswinger, l.b.w., Leg-break, Leg-bye, Leg Glance, late Cut, maiden Over, No Ball, Off
Break, On Drive, Out, Outswinger, Over, Mandatory Over, over Pitch, Popping Crease, Rubber, Run

Down, Run Out, Short Pitch, Silly Point, Slip, Square Leg, Stone Walling, Straight Drive, Stumped,
Short leg, Spin, Swing, Thirdman, Yorker.
Croquet: Hoops, Mallet, Peg Out.
Draughts: Huff
Football: Advantage Clause, Blind Side, Centre Forward, Corner Kick, Dead Ball, Direct Free Kick,
Dribble, Goal kick, Golden Goal, Hat-trick, Marking, OffSide, Penalty Kick, Penalty Shootout, Red
Card, Striker, Throw In, Tripping.
Golf: Best-ball Foursome, Bogey, Bunker, Caddie, Dormy, Fairway, Fourball, Foursome, Greed
Holes, Links, Niblic, Par, Put, Rough, Stymied, Tee, Threesome.
Gymnastics: A-bars, Ariel, Blocks, Cone of Swing, Dish, Flairs, Giants, Inlocate, Kip, Planche,
Tariff, Tumble, Virtuosity, Wrap.
Hockey: Advantage, Back-stick, Bully, Cary, Centre Forward, Corner, Dribble, Flick, Free-hit, Goal
Line, Green Card, Halfway Line, Hat-trick, Off-side, Red Car, Roll -in, Scoop, Short Corner, Sixteenyard hit, Square Pass, Stick, Striking Cirele, Tackle, Tie-breaker, Zonal Marking.
Horse Racing: Jockey, Punt, Steeplechase, Thorough Bred.
Judo: Ashi-waza, chui, Dan, Dojo, Gyaku, Hajime, Ippon, Jigotai, Kaeshiwaza, Koka, Makikomi,
Nage-waza, O-goshi, Randori, Scarf, Tani-Otoshi, Uchi-komvi, Waki-gatame, Yoshi, Yuko.
Karate: Age Zuki, Ai-uchi, Aka, Chakugan, Dachi, Encho Sen, Fudotachi, Gedan, Geri, Hajime,
Ibuki, Jion, Kakato, Koka, Makiwara, Nidan, Obi, Rei, Sanbon, Shiro, Tobigeri, Ude, Waza-ari, Yokogeri, Zanshin, Zen-no.
Polo: Bunker, Chukker, Mallet.
Rowing: Bow, Bucket, Cow, Ergometer, Feather, Paddle, Regatta.
Rugby Football: A Trackle, Lines, Scrum, Touch, Try.
Shootng: Bag, Bull's Eye, Marksmanship, Muzzle, Plug.
Skiing: Tobogganing.
Swimming: Breast Stroke, Crawl.
Table Tennis: Anti Loop, Backspin, Chop, Loop, Penhold Grip, Push, Spin, Twiddle.
Tennis: Ace, Backhand Stroke, Deuce, Deep Volley, Deuce, Double Fault, Fault, Ground Stroke,
Half Volley, Let, Love, Slice, Smash, Volley

Volleyball: Ace, Base-line, Blocking, Doubling, Foot Fault, Heave, Holding, Jump Set, Lob Pass,
Love All, Point, Quick Smash, Scouting, Service, Spike, Tactical Ball, Volley, Windmill Service.
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History of Commonwealth Game


History: Reverend Ashley Cooper was the first person to propose the idea of having a PanBritannic sporting contest to foster a spirit of goodwill and understanding within the British Empire.
In 1928, a key Canadian athlete, Bobby Robinson, was given the task of organizing the first ever
Commonwealth Games. These Games were held in 1930, in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
and saw the participation of 400 athletes from eleven countries.
Since then, the Commonwealth Games have been held every four years, except for the period
during the Second World War. The Games have been known by various names such as the British
Empire Games, Friendly Games and British Commonwealth Games. Since 1978, they have been
known as the Commonwealth Games. Originally having only single competition sports, the 1998
Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur saw a major change when team sports such as cricket,
hockey and netball made their first appearance.
In 2001, the Games Movement adopted the three values of Humanity, Equality and Destiny as the
core values of the Commonwealth Games. These values inspire and connect thousands of people
and signify the broad mandate for holding the Games within the Commonwealth.
After Olympics, Commonwealth Games is the second largest sports festival in the world. The
Games are held once in four years but only in between the Olympic years. The Games were
originally known as the British Empire Games. The first Commonwealth Games were held in 1930
at Hamilton, Canada. The 10th Commonwealth Games were held at Christchurch, New Zealand in
1974, the 11th in Edmonton (Canada) in 1978, the 12th in Brisbane (Australia) in 1982, the 13th
in Edinburgh (Scotland) in 1986, the 14th in Auckland (New Zealand) in 1990 and the 15th in
Victoria (Canada) in 1994, where about 3,350 athletes from a record 64 nations (including South
Africa, which joined the family of Commonwealth athletes after 36 years) participated. Namibia
also, which gained its independence in 1990, made its debut while Hong Kong made its final
appearance in the Games before being ceded to China in 1997.
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Venues (Cities) Of Summer Olympic


YEAR

CITY

1896

Athens

1900

Paris

1904

St. Louis

1908

London

1912

Stockholm

1920

Antwerp

1924

Paris

1928

Amsterdam

1932

Los Angeles

1936

Berlin

1948

London

1952

Helsinki

1956

Melbourne

1960

Rome

1964

Tokyo

1968

Mexico City

1972

Munich

1976

Montreal

1980

Moscow

1984

Los Angeles

1988

Seoul

1992

Barcelona

1996

Atlanta

2000

Sydney

2004

Athens

2008

Beijing

2012

London

2016

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil-Scheduled)

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Commonwealth Game Venues And


Number Of Participating Countries
S. No

Venue

Year

No of Countries

Hamilton, Canada

1930

11

London, United Kingdom

1934

16

Sydney, Australia

1938

15

Auckland, New Zealand

1950

12

Vancouver, Canada

1954

24

Cardiff, United Kingdom

1958

35

Perth, Australia

1962

35

Jamaica, West Indies

1966

34

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1970

42

10

Christchurch, New Zealand

1974

38

11

Edmonton, Canada

1978

48

12

Brisbane, Australia

1982

47

13

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1986

26

14

Auckland, New Zealand

1990

55

15

Victoria, Canada

1994

64

16

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998

70

17

Manchchester, United Kingdom

2002

72

18

Melbourne, Australia

2006

71

19

New Delhi, India

2010

71

20

Glasgow, Scotland

2014

71

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Higest Individual Scores In One Day


International Cricket

264

Rohit Sharma, India vs Srilanka, Eden Garden, November 2014.

237

Martin Guptill, New Zealand vs West Indies, Wellington, March 2015

219

Virender Sehwag, India vs West Indies, Indore, December 2011.

215

Chris Gayle, West Indies vs Zimbabwe, Canbera, February 2015

209

Rohit Sharma, India vs Australia, Bangalore, November 2013.

200

Sachin Tendulkar, India vs South Africa, Gwalior, February 2010.

194*

Charles Coventry, Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, Bulawayo, August 2009

194

Saheed Anwar, Pakistan vs India, Chennai, May 1997

189*

Viv Richards, West Indies vs England, Manchester, May, 1984

189

Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka vs India, Sharja, October 2000

188*

Gary Kirsten, South Africa vs UAE, Rawalpindi, February 1996

186*

Sachin Tendulkar, India vs New Zealand, Hydrabad, November 1999

183*

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India vs Srilanka, Jaipur, October 2005

183

Virat Kohli, India vs Pakistan, Dhaka, March 2012

183

Sourav Ganguly, India vs Sri Lanka, Tauton, May 1999

181*

Mathew Hayden, Australia vs New Zealand, Hamilton, February 2007

181

Viv Richards, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Karachi, October 1987.

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Wimbledon Tennis
2014

Womens Single - Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic defeat Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.
Womens Double - S. Errani and R. Vinci of Itali defeat T. Babos (HUN) and K. Mladenovic
(FRA).
Mixed Double - Nenad Zimonjic(Serbia) and Samantha Stosur(Austalia) won the title, defeating
Max Mirnyi(Belarus) and Chan Hao-ching(Taipei).
Mens Single - Novac Djokovic emerges triumphant in a classic tussle; the Serb wins his second
Wimbledon title, overcoming a spectacular resurgence by Roger Federer.
Mens Double - V. Pospisil (CAN) and J. Sock (USA) defeat B. Bryan (USA) and M. Bryan (USA)
2013

Womens Single - Marion Bartoli (FRA) win the Wimbledon womens single title for 2013 by
defeating Sabine Lisicki(GER).
Womens Double - Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) and Shuai Peng (CHN) win the Wimbledon womens
double title 2013 by defeating Ashleigh Barty (AUS) and Casey Dellacqua (AUS).
Mixed Double - Daniel Nestor (CAN) and Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) win the Wimbledon mixed
double title 2013 by defeating Bruno Soares (BRA) and Lisa Raymond (USA).
Mens Single - Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to become the first Briton to win the Wimbledon
men's singles title.

Mens Double - Bob Bryab (USA) and Muke Bryan (USA) win the Wimbledon mens double title
2013 by defeating Ivan Dodig (CRO) and Marcelo Melo (BRA).
2012

Womens Single - Serena Williams of USA won the title, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of
Poland.
Womens Double - Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams of USA clinched the women's
double title by defeating Andrea Halavackova and Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic.
Mixed Double - Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond of USA beat Leander Paes of India and Elena
Vesnina of Russia in the final to clinch the mixed doubles title.
Mens Single - Roger Federer of Switzerland clinched the 2012 Wimbledon men's singles title,
beating Andy Murray of the United Kingdom.
Mens Double - Jonathan Marry of UK and Frederik Nielson of Denmark won the title, beating
Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania.
2011

Womens Single - Petra Kvitova (CZE) defeated Maria Sharapova (RUS) by 63, 6-4.
Womens Double - Kveta Peschke (CZE) & Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) defeated Sabine Lisicki
(GER) & Samantha Stosur (AUS) by 6-3, 6-1.
Mixed Double - Jurgen Melzer (AUT) & Iveta Benesova (CZE) defeated Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)
& Elena Vesnina (RUS) by 6-3, 6-2
Mens Single - Novak Djokovic (SRB) Defeated Rafael Nadal (ESP) by 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
Mens Double - Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan (USA) defeated Robert Lindstedt (SWE) & Horia Tecau
(ROU) by 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
2010

Womens Single - Serena Williams(USA) defeated Vera Zvonareva(Russia)


Womens Double - Vania King(USA) and Yaroslava Shvedova(Kazakhstan) defeated Elena
Vesnina(Russia) and Vera Zvonareva(Russia)
Mixed Double - Leander Paes(India) and Cara Black(Zimbabwe) defeated Wesley
Moodie(South Africa) and Lisa Raymond(USA)
Mens Single - Rafael Nadal (Spain) defeated Tomas Berdych(Czch Republic)
Mens Double - Jrgen Melzer(Austria) and Philipp Petzschner(Germany) defeated Robert
Lindstedt(Sweeden) and Horia Tecau(Romania)
2009

Womens Single - Serena Williams (USA) defeted Venus Williams (USA)


Mens Single - Roger Federer(Switzerland) defeted Andy Roddick (USA)
2008

Womens Single - Venus Williams (USA) defeated Serena Williams (USA)


Mens Single - Rafel Nadal(Spain) defeated Roger Federer(Switzerland)
2007

Womens Single - Venus Williams (USA) defeted Marion Bartoli (France)


Mens Single - Roger Federer(Switzerland) defeted Rafel Nadal(Spain)

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