2016 was certainly one hell of a year for sports which had its ups and downs but also had its moments that will be etched in our memory for a long time ahead. We can say one thing for sure that it was indeed an eventful year for sports! We will take a trip down memory lane and cherish some of these top sporting moments for year 2016 (in no specific order):
Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Real Madrid’s All Time Goal Scorer
The Portuguese goal machine undoubtedly had the one of his best year where he finally managed to overtake Raul as the highest goal scorer for Madrid. Cristiano went past the impressive 323 goals mark previously set by Raul and achieved this magnificent feat in just 310 games. He also went on to win the long awaited European Championships with Portugal and the Champions League with Madrid, which was indeed a great achievement. Another feather in his cap was winning the most coveted FIFA Ballon d’OR for the best player of the season ahead of his nemesis Lionel Messi.
Novak Djokovic Achieves Career Grand Slam
One would say that it was a tough year for the Serbian due to his fallout with long time coach Boris Becker and his loss of form towards the end of the year. But we cannot overlook the fact that Djokovic managed to achieve Career Grand Slam by taking his tally to 12 with an outstanding win over Andy Murray in the French Open.
Usain Bolt Rewrites His Legend By Winning 3 Gold Medals At Olympics For The Third Time!
Usain Bolt and records always go hand in hand. The Jamaican sprinter, rightly regarded as the fastest human alive, proved his greatness by winning 3 gold medals at the Rio Olympics.
Michael Phelps Bids Adieu To His Glorious Career With 23 Gold Medals
The legendary US swimmer led his national swim team to victory in the 400 meter medley relay at Rio Olympics. He finished his glittering career with 28 Olympic medals (23 gold).
PV Sindhu Wins Much Deserved Silver At Rio Olympics
PV Sindhu made all the Indians proud after her brilliant performance at Rio Olympics which helped her bag a silver medal which was a glorious moment for Indian Badminton.
Leicester City Wins Premier League
This moment has to be the most defining and jaw dropping moment of the year. The odds of Leicester winning the league were 5000/1 at the start of the league. Yes, you heard that right! Leicester slowly and steadily overtook the giants of Premier League to win the title to everyone’s surprise. This feat gave Leicester an unlikely birth in the Champions League tournament for 2016-17 edition.
Indian Cricket Team Achieves Numero Uno Spot In Test Rankings
This year, arguably was one of the greatest for the Indian Cricket team as they clinched the much deserving top spot in ICC test rankings by by sealing a clean sweep over New Zealand.
Cleveland Cavaliers Win Their Long Awaiting NBA Title
LeBron James led his team to a magnificent and much cherished NBA title, ending their 52-year long wait for a major sports title. The Cavs won the deciding game 93-89 and with a captain’s performance, LeBron clinched the MVP award for the third time.