2010 Flashback: The Sporting Arena
So here we are to satisfy all your demands when it comes to know about the most pleasing activity that mankind offers i.e. Sports. Most of us love it, actually we live it. If you missed any of the nail biting stuff here's all about the last year’s most breath holding, heart throbbing sporting events round the globe, though we have put our very best to emphasize mostly on the stuff about our motherland.
So here we are to satisfy all your demands when it comes to know about the most pleasing activity that mankind offers i.e. Sports. Most of us love it, actually we live it. If you missed any of the nail biting stuff here’s all about the last year’s most breath holding, heart throbbing sporting events round the globe, though we have put our very best to emphasize mostly on the stuff about our motherland.JANUARY
Australia claimed their 3rd ICC Under-19 World Cup. Australia beat Pakistan in the final match played at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln on January 30, 2010. Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in the Australian Open final. It was his 16th Career Grand Slam title, and his 4th Australian Open title tying Andre Agassi for most Australian Open titles in the Open Era.
Milestone man Sachin Tendulkar re-wrote the record books, hammering the first double century in the history of one-day cricket to add another feather to his well-adorned cap.
Despite of a perfect start in the Men’s World Cup Hockey Tournament wining against Pakistan 4-1, the hosts (India) finished 4th in their pool, failing to earn a place in the semis. Australia went on to win the tournament.
IPL-3 was won by the Chennai Super Kings, who defeated the Mumbai Indians in the final played at Navi Mumbai. The purple cap went to Pragyan Ojha of Deccan Chargers, while the orange cap and the player of the tournament award was awarded to Sachin Tendulkar of the Mumbai Indians. Saurabh Tiwari was declared the U-23 success of the tournament, while the Chennai Super Kings won the Fair Play Award.
The World Chess Championship 2010 (Sofia, Bulgaria) – Anand won the Championship 6½–5½ against Veselin Topalov retaining the title which he won in 2008 World Chess Championship.
Cricket T20 world cup (West Indies) – India failed to make it to the semis. England went on to win the Cup beating Australia in the finals.
………..JUNE Wimbledon Championship: The match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut set a new record for the longest tennis match in history. Isner won the match, taking the final set 70–68 after a total of 11 hours and 5 minutes play across three days. India defeated Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the final to win a record 5th Asia Cup title.
Spain won the biggest football tournament the FIFA WORLD CUP defeating Netherlands in the final by 1-0
Wimbledon Championship -The Men’s Singles was won by Rafael Nadal. This was the first time since 2002 that Federer did not make it to the Wimbledon men’s singles final.
Arjun Atwal becomes First Indian Born Player to Win on the PGA Tour. Sri Lankan bowler Suraj Randiv intentionally bowled a no ball denying Sehwag a chance to score a century. He was docked his match fees for the game and handed a one match suspension by Sri Lanka Cricket.
Sushil Kumar won gold in World Wrestling Championship. After outclassing Alan Gogaev in the final of the 66 kg freestyle category at the Olympiskiy Sports Centre in Moscow. Belgium’s Kim Clijsters won women’s single tittle at the US Open for the second straight year.
XIX Commonwealth Games were held in India making it the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. India performed exceptionally placing itself 2nd to Australia.
India finished sixth in the 2010 Asian Games with 14 gold, 17silver and 33 bronze for a record 64-medal haul. Ashish Kumar clinching the first-ever medal (bronze medal in men’s floor exercise) in gymnastics. Virdhawal Khade broke the swimming medal drought after 24 years by winning a bronze medal in men’s 50m butterfly event.
Indian batting maestro Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar becomes the first batsman to score a monumental 50 centuries in the 133-year history of Test cricket. No other batsman has scored more than 39 Test centuries.
Siddharth Gupta is a student of St. Paul’s Sen. Sec. School, Udaipur. Besides being a great sports person, student, orator he is also a passionate writer. He writes poetries, stories, columns and is an active member of the UT family.