Sports News from Around the world

This is one news area that becomes old hat the moment the event passes. However, here are a few sporting news that stole headlines in the recent past and which are still fresh in the minds of sports enthusiasts. So press the Refresh button and let’s go.

  • Shi’s Diving Gold – When you win one gold medal at any World Sports event, you are considered to be a legend in your lifetime. When you win multiple ones for your country, you are above the level of the ordinary mortal. That’s what Olympic champion Shi Tinmao of China is considered to be today. At the World Aquatic Championships being held in Budapest, she has bagged gold in the 3m springboard final ahead of her team mate Wang. This brings China’s tally in diving at the Championships to an astonishing 8.

With this gold, Shi has added the world crown to her tally after she won the gold in 3m springboard at Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

  • The perfect Sixes – Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley has hit six sixes in an over to join a select band of cricketers who have accomplished the feat. Whitley struck Yorkshire’s Karl Carver for six sixes during the 16th over of the innings in an English Twenty 20 match at Headingly.

He is now in very distinguished company. The first to do so was the great Sir Gary Sobers who hit Glamorgan’s Marshall Nash for six sixes while playing a county match for Nottinghamshire. Others in the league are Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh of India.

  • Wimbledon 2017 – The Wimbledon Championships in 2017 again strengthened the notion that Swiss Roger Federer can lay claims to be the greatest tennis player in the history of the game. In the final he simply blew away the challenge of M.Cilic 6-3. 6-1, 6-4 for a record 8th Wimbledon Grand Slam title. Garbine Muguruza won the Ladies’ Singles title.

A word on Federer will be in order here. He has won eight Wimbledon titles, five Australian Open, five consecutive US Open titles and one French title for a total of 19 Grand Slam events. Such a feat is bound to be in the record books for a long long time.

So much for the latest sports roundup for now!