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Sports -GK Miscellaneous

1.  FIFA Final-2014 was won by  Germany by defeating Argentina 1-0

2. The Golden Glove award for the Most Outstanding Goalkeeper during FIFA  2014 was given to Manuel Neuer of Germany

3. India won its 1st Gold Medal at the 20th Commonwealth Games (CWG)  in Weight Lifting by Sanjita Khumukcham

4. The Golden Ball award/ Best Player of the Tournament/ Most outstanding Player at FIFA- 2014 were won by — Lionel Messi, captain of Argentina
Man of the Match in FIFA -2014 Final — Mario Goetze

5.In FIFA 2014, The Golden Boot award went to  James Rodriguez (Columbian) for scoring 6 goals

6. Leader of the Indian Contingent at the flag-bearing ceremony at the 20th CWG — Vijay Singh, the Olympics Silver Medalist

7. The FIFA 2014 player who won both Silver Boot and Silver Ball awards is Tomas Mueller of Germany

8. The Opening and Closing ceremonies of FIFA 2018 will be held in  Luzhniki Stadium in Russia

The CWG 2014 were held in  Glasgow (Scotland)

 9. The Opening and the Closing Ceremonies of 20th Commonwealth Games (CWG) were organized in  Celtic Park, Glasgow
10. During FIFA 2014, the Fair Play Award went to  Columbia

11. The motto of FIFA 2014 was  Juntos num so ritmo (All in one rhythm)

12. India won the Nehru Cup Football by defeating  Cameroon 5-4

13. The 1st Indian Test Batsman to score 10000 runs is  Sunil Gavaskar

14. Australian Open 2014 Women’s Singles award was won by Li Na of China from  Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)

15. The oldest lady to win the French Open & US Open is Serena William

16. Mascot of 2014 FIFA World Cup is Fuleco

17. Fastest Century Scorer in ODI, 1st in India and 7th globally is Virat Kohli

18. Sportsperson of the Year (Sports Illustrated) award went to   Saina Nehwal

19.  Sir Garifield Sobers Trophy is given to  ICC Cricketer of the Year

 20. Sir David Shepherd Trophy is given to  ICC Umpire of the Year

 21.Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14 was won by  Karnataka by defeating the Railways

22.  ICC Spirit of Cricket award was given to  Mahela Jayawardene

23.  First Indian Amputee to scale the Mt. Everest  is Ms. Arunima Sinha

24.  In the 5th ICC World T 20, most runs were taken by Virat Kohli whereas the most wickets were taken by  Imran Tahir & Ahsan Malik (12 each)

25. ICC Umpire of the year is Richard Kettleborough

26. First Cricketer to score 4 double centuries in a year is Michael Clarke

 27.  ICC T20 Performance of the year is Umar Gul

28. Man of the Match in U-19 World Cup Cricket 2014 is  Corbin Borsch (S. Africa)

 29.Sachin Tendulkar is the new UNICEF South Asia Brand Ambassador for  Open Defecation

 30. “Man of the series” in ICC Champion Trophy 2013 with the highest score of 363 runs is Shikhar Dhawan

31. First Captain in World Cricket to win ICC T20 World, ICC World Cup & ICC Champions Trophy is M S Dhoni

32. Fastest batsman to score more than 5000 runs in ODIs is Virat Kohli (120 matches & 114 innings), previously it was Sir Vivian Richards

 33. The state that has won Vijay Hazare, Ranji and Irani trophies in 2014  is Karnataka

34.  India won the Women’s Kabaddi World Cup by defeating  Iran (25-19)

35.  Shikhar Dhawan made the fastest debutant century in 85 balls and broke the world record of Dwayne Smith (93 balls)

36. Cricketer of the Generation —- Sachin Tendulkar (by ESPN Crincinfo)

37. ‘Sports Day’ is celebrated on  29th August (Birth Anniversary of Dhyan Chand)

38. . World’s richest soccer club is  Real Madrid (Spain

39. Novak Djokovic won the China Open Tennis tournament by defeating  Rafael Nadal.

40 . Country that has declined to hold the 2019 Asian Games is Vietnam

41. . Davis Cup 2013 was won by — Czech Republic by defeating Serbia

42. . Most Valuable Team of the world is Real Madrid, 2nd most valuable team  Manchester United (Forbes magazine)

43. 19th Commonwealth Chess Championship is  Abhijeet Gupta

44 . Man of the Match in 68th Santosh Trophy  is Zico Zoremsanga (Capt of Mizoram)

45.  Winner of Asia Cup Hockey Tournament 2013, held in Ipol (Malaysia) is South Korea

46 . First Indian to score three triple Centuries is Ravinder Jadeja

47. .ICC Annual Awards 2013 went to  M S Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujara

48 . Man found guilty of betting and passing on team information in IPL 6 was  G Meiyappan

49.. The third Indian player after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, to score a double century in an ODI is  Rohit Sharma

50.  In ICC Test Rankings and ODI Ranking, rank 1 went to  Australia

51. ICC Women’s World Twenty-20 was held in   Bangladesh (2014)

52. Manavjit Singh Sandhu achieved the 3rd rank globally in  Trap Shooting

53.ICC Cricketer of the Year, ICC Test Cricketer of the Year Awards 2013  is Michael Clarke

54. Highest paid female athlete is is Maria Sharpova

55. Highest paid male athlete is  Tiger Woods (Forbes magazine)

56.‘Century of Centuries Award’ given to  Sachin Tendulkar

57. TIME’s “Person of the Moment” is Sachin Tendulkar

58.. India won the 4th World Cup (Men) Kabaddi final by beating  Pakistan

59.Most expensive player in IPL 7 auctions is Yuvraj Singh

60..   Junior Cricketer of the Year in Castrol Cricket Awards is Unmukt Chand

61.  Rafael Nadal, the Clay Court King, became the first player at Roland Garros to win the French Open 2014  for 9th time

62.Heena Sindhu has achieved the World No. 1 rank in  10 metre Air Pistol event

63.  First sprinter to retain all three sprinting gold medals at consecutive Olympics is Usain Bolt

64. Winner of ICC Women’s World Cup 2013  is Australia (by defeating West Indies)

65.Sportsperson of the Year (Sports Illustrated) is Saina Nehwal

66.    Hero Hockey India League – Ranchi Rhinos won by defeating   Delhi Waveriders

67. World’s fastest batsman to score more than 5000 runs in ODIs is Virat Kohli (120 matches, 114 innings)

68.  Shikhar Dhawan made the fastest debutant century in 85 balls, smashing the earlier world record of   Dwayne Smith (93 balls)

69. Youngest Indian player in the world’s Top 100 Golfers list is Gaganjit Bhullar (98th)

70.Fastest Century Scorer in ODI, 1st in India and 7th in the world  is Virat Kohli

71. Magnus Carlsen has become the World No.1 in  Chess

72.Cricketer who tops ICC Test Cricket All Rounder ranking  is R Ashwin

73- “Person of the Moment” declared by TIME magazine is Sachin Tendulkar

74.  Fastest batsman in the world, who scored 11000 runs in Test Matches  is Kumar Sangakkara

75.Manavjit Singh Sandhu achieved the 3rd place globally in  Trap Shooting


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