Trivia

Who is the first African to claim yellow jersey in Tour de France?

Date: 06.07.2013

Daryl Impey (South Africa) became the first cyclist from Africa to don the yellow jersey during the sixth stage of 2013 Tour de France.

Who was the first Asian player to win boys’ singles title at Wimbledon?

Date: 02.07.2013

In 1954, Ramanathan Krishnan became the first Asian player to win the boys’ singles title at Wimbledon, beating Ashley Cooper in the final. Later, in men single’s category, he was twice a semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 1960 and 1961, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World Number 3.

Who has scored the maximum number of runs in ICC Champions Trophy?

Date: 30.06.2013

Chris Gayle of West Indies, with 791 runs in 17 innings, is the all-time leading run scorer of the ICC Champions Trophy.

The 100th edition of the Tour de France begins on June 29. Do you know why was it started 100 years ago?

Date: 29.06.2013

Back in 1903, Henri Desgrange launched the Tour de France to boost the sales of his newspaper L’Auto. He was locked in a competitive sales war with sports paper Le Velo and to widen the readership of his paper he ideated the race. Henri’s idea was a success and the six-day race did boost the sales of L’Auto.

Who has won the most number of Women’s singles title at Wimbledon?

Date: 24.06.2013

Martina Navratilova has a record nine Wimbledon women’s singles titles to her name (1978, 1979, 1982-87 and 1990).

Who was the first rider to win Tour de France five times?

Date: 23.06.2013

In 1964, Jacques Anquetil of France became the first rider to win the Tour de France five times.

Who was the winner of the first Wimbledon tournament?

Date: 22.06.2013

First Wimbledon final winner was Spencer Gore. He won the title in 1877 defeating William Marshall in straight sets lasting 48 minutes.

Which was the longest match ever played in Wimbledon history?

Date: 21.06.2013

The longest professional tennis match, in terms of both time and total games, was the Wimbledon 2010 first-round match between Nicolas Mahut and John Isner on 22, 23, and 24 June 2010. It took 11 hours and 5 minutes of playing time, and required 183 games to produce a result.

Who was the first cricketer to claim 450 Test wickets?

Date: 17.06.2013

Courtney Walsh of West Indies became the first cricketer to collect 450 Test wickets when he dismissed Mark Ramprakash of England in the first innings of Edgbaston Test in June 2000.

Which team won the inaugural FIFA Confederations Cup title?

Date: 16.06.2013

Brazil defeated Australia 6-0 in the final of the inaugural FIFA Confederations Cup in 1997 to clinch the title.

Who is the first batsman to have hit 100 fours in Champions Trophy?

Date: 15.06.2013

Chris Gayle became the first batsman to complete 100 fours (101) in West Indies’ last group tie against South Africa in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

Who dismissed Sir Don Bradman in his last Test innings for a duck?

Date: 10.06.2013

Sir Donald Bradman needed just four runs to reach Test batting average of 100. However, he was bowled by Eric Hollies for a duck. Bradman finished with a batting average of 99.94.