The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on July 22, 2018 shortlisted 734 young players for a scholarship programme under the KHELO INDIA Talent Identification Development Scheme. The move came following the successful conduct of the Khelo India School Games.
India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France on July 17, 2018.
Chopra with a throw of 85.17m was way ahead of his competitors, including Moldova’s AndrianMardare (81.48m) and Lithuania’s EdisMatusevicius (79.31m), who took the silver and bronze medal respectively.
France on July 15, 2018 clinched their second FIFA World Cup title, beating Croatia 4-2 in the highest-scoring final since 1996.
The win comes for France, 20 years after they claimed their first FIFA title- in 1998.
Indian sprinter Hima Das scripted history on July 12, 2018 by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal in the women’s 400m final race at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships, held in Tampere, Finland.
DipaKarmakar, one of India’s leading gymnasts, scripted history on July 8, 2018 by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win a gold medal in the vault event of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on July 1, 2018 inducted former Indian captain Rahul Dravid, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former England Women’s wicket-keeper Claire Taylor into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in a glittering ceremony in Dublin, Ireland.