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Sport Current Affairs Aug 1st Week 2018

 1. Dustin Johnson Won 2018 RBC Canadian Open Golf Title.

Dustin Johnson won this third PGA Tour event of the season at the RBC Canadian Open. Here`s a look inside his bag:

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661X Tour Spec 2.0 shaft

Fairway woods:  TaylorMade M4 (16.5 degrees), with Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 95X shaft

Irons: TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (3-PW), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52, 60 degrees), Hi-Toe (64 degrees), with KBS Tour Black 130 shafts

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Black

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

New Zealander Ben Campbell and Australians Nick Cullen, Andrew Dodt and Jarryd Felton carded 5-under 67s to share a two shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International.

The 26-year-old Campbell used local knowledge to master windy conditions in the afternoon Thursday, firing seven birdies to claim his share of the lead. Only five of 18 players who signed for under-par opening rounds played in the afternoon.

``It`s good knowing the course really well,`` Campbell said. ``It`s my caddie`s first time around here but I kind of explained it and just told him how it was going to play.``

Campbell claimed his maiden professional title in the New Zealand PGA Championship and has made the cut in all eight of his events since.

 

2. Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold Medal At Savo Games In Finland.

Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the Savo Games in Finland on Sunday with an impressive performance, beating his Chinese Taipei rival Chao-Tsun Cheng as the duo warmed up for an Asian Games showdown.

Neeraj, the reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Asian season leader, threw 85.69m in the event held at Lapinlahti, Finland, where he is undergoing training as part of preparations for the Asian Games, with Cheng managing 82.52m to take second place.

The 23-year-old Cheng is the only Asian to have thrown the javelin beyond 90m, throwing 91.36m during the World University Games in Taipei last year to shatter the previous Asian record of 89.15m set by Zhao Qinggang of China at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

But this season, his best so far has been a 84.60m effort earlier this month in Sweden. Neeraj has a personal best and national record of 87.43m which he achieved during the first leg of the Diamond League Meeting in Doha in May. Neeraj is leading the Asian charts so far this season, ahead of Cheng and Ahmed Bader Magour of Qatar (season best 83.71m).

 

3. Lewis Hamilton Wins 6th Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

For the second successive weekend, rain came to Lewis Hamilton’s rescue. In Germany, it helped him fight back from 14th to win. Then this weekend in Hungary, he snatched pole in changeable conditions before controlling the race from the front despite not being in the fastest car.

Hamilton didn’t put a foot wrong. First he nailed the start, something he has struggled to do consistently this season. Then he set about building a gap, while protecting his tyres.

He benefitted from Valtteri Bottas riding shotgun for much of the race and was fortunate that Vettel had a slow pit stop that brought him out behind Bottas. Hamilton admitted if that hadn’t happened, Vettel would have been a real threat for victory.

As it was, by the time Vettel got past Bottas, Hamilton already had a tidy lead and had turned everything down to protect the life of his components. He now has a 24-point lead with nine races remaining.

Traditionally, Hamilton and Mercedes have a stronger second-half of the season. Last year, for example, Hamilton won five and finished second twice in the closing nine races.

No wonder Hamilton looked so chuffed. He has nailed two wins against the run of play. Now he has the momentum. Wrestling it from him will be no easy feat.

 

4. World Junior Squash Championships 2018 Concludes In Chennai.

The 2018 edition of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships has been awarded to the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) and will be held in Chennai from 18th to 29th July.

The Championships – comprising the Men’s and Women’s Individuals followed by the Men’s Team event – will take place at the Indian Squash Academy and the Express Avenue shopping mall.

Chennai hosted the 2002 and 2009 World Juniors, 2009 being the first time both individual events were held together, and last year hosted the Asian Individual Championships at the same venues.

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Sport Current Affairs Aug 1st Week 2018

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