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Sports Current Affairs August 1st Week 2019

Lovlina Borgohain Won Gold In Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament:

  • Lovlina Borgohain won gold at the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International Boxing Tournament 2019 
  • The event held at Kaspiysk, Russia
  • The Golaghat district of Assam, Lovlina faced Assunta Canfora of Italy in the finals.
  • Govind Sahani (49Kg) and Jony (60Kg) grabbed bronze medals after their semi-final losses.
  • Assunta Canfora at the India Open final, World Championships bronze medallist, Lovlina (69kg) was better prepared this time to tackle the wily Italian.
  • India Open silver and a bronze from the Strandja Cup, Lovlina`s efforts and dedication have been rewarded with her first international gold medal of the year.
  • India Open gold-medallist champion Neeraj (57kg) in the semi-finals by stunning former world champion Alessia Mesiano 3-2, continued her impeccable form in the summit clash against Russia`s Malika Shakhidova.
  • The two judges` points being drawn at 28-28, the Strandja Cup bronze medallist Neeraj
  • Lovlina and Neeraj in their respective finals India failed to register a flawless day as Gaurav Solanki succumbed to a 0-5 defeat to Uzbekistan`s Abdulkhay Sharakhmatov.
  • The Commonwealth Games gold medallist was unable to judge his opponent`s pace and power.

Diego Forlan announces retirement from professional football:

  • Former Uruguay captain and English Premier League winner with Manchester United. Diego Forlan announced his official retirement at the age of 40.
  • He was named the best player at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where Uruguay finished fourth. 
  • He began his senior career with Argentina`s Independiente before a big-money move to Manchester United. 
  • He won the English title in 2003 and the FA Cup. He scored 36 goals in 112 matches for his country.

P.V. Sindhu among Forbes 2019 list of worlds highest-paid female athletes:

  • India`s badminton star P.V. Sindhu is the only athlete from the country to be named among the world’s highest-paid female athletes by Forbes, a list topped by tennis great Serena Willams. 
  • Sindhu is tied for 13th place in The Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2019 list released by Forbes. She secured total earnings of $5.5 million, She became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour finals in 2018.
  • The list of the world’s top 15 female athletes is topped by Williams .She earned total earnings of $29.2 million. 
  • She built a venture portfolio worth more than $10 million.The second spot is Naomi Osaka, who won the 2018 US Open She defeated champ Williams at 23-time Grand Slam She has total earnings of $24.3 million. 
  • There are 15 female athletes who made at least $5 million during that time period. 
  • The top 15 earned a cumulative $146 million, compared with $130 million. Williams and Osaka earned more than twice as much as the third-highest-paid female athlete in the world. Angelique Kerber, who pulled in $11.8 million from tennis.



Sports Current Affairs August 1st Week 2019

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