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Um olhar sobre alguns dos destaques desportivos de 2019
December 31, 2019 - Um olhar sobre alguns dos destaques desportivos e personalidades que deram títulos em 2019. As principais competições foram o Mundial de Râguebi no Japão, o Mundial de Críquete em Inglaterra e o Mundial de Futebol Feminino em França. Entre os atletas que conseguiram grandes feitos estiveram a ginasta Simone Biles, os tenistas Rafael Nadal e Novak Djokovic, o ciclista Egan Bernal, os golfistas Tiger Woods e Shane Lowry, o maratonista Eliud Kipchoge e o piloto de F1 Lewis Hamilton.
Jan 28: Novak Djokovic wins record seventh title at Australian Open, beating Rafael Nadal in straight sets.
Feb 1: Qatar defeat Japan to secure first AFC Asian Cup.
Feb 3: New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl – sixth triumph for Patriots legend Tom Brady.
Mar 17: Marcel Hirscher claims eighth consecutive Alpine Ski World Cup title, and Mikaela Shiffrin her third.
Apr 14: Golfer Tiger Woods ends 11-year wait to claim 15th major title at U.S. Masters.
May 11: Saracens beat Leinster to win rugby’s European Cup, but later lose Premiership points over breach of salary cap rules.
May 12: Manchester City, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich retain Europe’s top soccer league titles.
Jun 1: Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in all-English Champions League final.
Jun 12: St Louis Blues defeat Boston Bruins to win NHL Stanley Cup.
Jun 13: Toronto Raptors are first Canadian team to win NBA Finals, beating Golden State Warriors.
Jul 7: United States power to record fourth victory at FIFA Women’s World Cup – outclassing Netherlands.
Jul 7: Brazil defeat Peru to claim ninth Copa America.
Jul 14: Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in longest ever Wimbledon final – first Grand Slam singles final to go to fifth-set tiebreaker.
Jul 14: England beat New Zealand in dramatic Cricket World Cup Final.
Jul 21: Raucous scenes as Irish golfer Shane Lowry wins British Open at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland.
Jul 28: Colombia’s Egan Bernal is first cyclist from Latin America to win Le Tour de France.
Aug 26: Rafael Nadal returns to U.S. Open – where he claims 19th Grand Slam title following record 12th French Open victory.
Sep 15: Spain win second FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Oct 12: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to break two-hour barrier in marathon, running 1:59:40 in unofficial challenge.
Oct 13: Simone Biles becomes most decorated artistic gymnast with 25th World medal.
Oct 30: Washington Nationals win baseball World Series for first time.
Nov 2: Japan hosts Rugby World Cup, where South Africa claims trophy for third time.
Nov 3: Lewis Hamilton wins sixth F1 title.
Nov 23: Brazil’s Flamengo beat River Plate to secure Copa Libertadores.
Dec 7: Anthony Joshua regains heavyweight boxing titles with points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr.
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