Header Ads

The Most Iconic Sporting moments of 2017

Federer beats Nadal in a five-set thriller to clinch the Australian Open.

In perhaps the greatest and certainly least likely triumph of his career, Roger Federer defeated his
nemesis Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, the Swiss clinching his 18th grand slam title and
all but altering the space-time continuum in a five-set classic at the Rod Laver Arena. Federer
becomes the first man to take five or more titles at three grand slam events and, at 35, the
second-oldest man behind Ken Rosewall to win a major singles trophy.

Barcelona inspires the greatest comeback in the history of football

Trailing 4-0 from the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with PSG, Barcelona completed one of the most astonishing comebacks the competition has ever seen after thrashing Unai Emery's side Paris Saint Germain 6-1 to win the tie 6-5 on aggregate. 

Real Madrid retains the UEFA Champions League
The Spanish giant became the first team to ever retain the prestigious European crown of club footballing glory – UEFA Champions League. This was not the only record they made their own but on winning it, the Los Blancos became the only team to have won the trophy 12 times. 

Virat Kohli became the first captain in the history of cricket to score six
double centuries.

There was time when Kohli’s ability to score daddy hundreds (150+ scores) in Test cricket's was being doubted. Today, he’s overtaken Lara and Bradman when it comes to converting 100s to 200s as captain. Virat Kohli also became the fastest batsmen to reach 9000 ODI runs. The legend of this man keeps growing day by day.

Usain Bolt bows out from athletics at the World Championship
Sprint superstar Usain Bolt ended his illustrious career in agony as he injured himself while running the last lap of the 4x100m relay race in the World Championships in London. The fastest man on Earth retired with the world record of 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds in 100 and 200 metres still to his name. Due to his dominance and achievements in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. The world of sports will miss him dearly. 
2017- the best year of P.V. Sindhu

P.V. SIndhu staked a claim as one of India’s legendary shuttlers by winning both the Indiana Open and Victor Korea Open superseries, besides bagging a silver at the World Championship. Winning the Olympic silver only last year, this year Sindhu has held on to her stellar form and 2017 has been, by far, the most successful in her shuttling career. 

Neymar became World’s most expensive footballer ever
The Brazilian sensation – Neymar Jr. became the world’s most expensive player with $263 million to
his name. Brazil superstar completed his acrimonious world-record transfer from Barcelona to
Paris St-Germain with a promise to deliver success to the ambitious Qatari-owned club desires.
The transfer broke almost every sort of monetary transfer records that ever existed. For the
equivalent of one Neymar you could buy three Boeing 737-700 passenger planes, 797 million
Freddo chocolate bars, or enough spaghetti to cover the whole of Barcelona!

Lewis Hamilton won his fourth F1 World Tittle
Lewis Hamilton has been crowned Formula One world champion for a fourth time after finishing
ninth at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton becomes Britain's first quadruple world champion
(2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017) after moving one clear of Sir Jackie Stewart. The Canadian Grand Prix
in 2007 marked Hamilton's first career pole position. He now has more poles than any driver in the
history of the sport after surpassing Michael Schumacher's tally of 68 in Italy.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins his 5th Ballon d’or

It is the fifth time the Real Madrid superstar has won the prize scoring 42 goals across all competitions during the 2016-17 season, leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double. Only Lionel Messi has as many. Or should that read: only Ronaldo has as many as Messi? To some of their supporters, the order matters more than it should. The fact that parity has been reached certainly does and it feeds a debate as furious as it is often tedious yet wonderful at heart. Between them, Ronaldo and Messi, Messi and Ronaldo, have not let anyone else win this award for a decade now. And with the love of God, we pray to watch them play as long as possible!