The month of July brought a lot of great excitement for sports lovers across the world. Fans were able to witness great moments from different sports and here is a recap of the top sporting moments from the month of July.
France crowned World Champions: it was indeed a festival of football at Russia 2018. The biggest show in world football started on June 14 and we have witnessed shocks, upsets and brilliant display of football. From defending champions Germany going out in the group stages to Cristiano Ronaldo becoming the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup. It was indeed a world cup that had everything and was one of the best World Cup in recent times. At the end of it all there were two teams left standing with France and Croatia slugging it out for football’s greatest prize. France eventually won their second World Cup beating the Croats 4-2 in the final. It was a final that had everything and it was indeed a befitting way to end an extraordinary tournament. In terms individual honors Croatia captain Luka Modric was awarde the golden ball while Mbappe carted away with best young player award while Tottenham striker was the golden boot winner.
P.S. Attentions now turn to Qatar in four years time where it will be the first time the world cup will be played outside the traditional summer period.
Djokovic and Kerber emerges as kings and queens of SW19: Novak Djokovic finally ended his more than a year drought for a major. The Serbian who missed the last six months of last year to undergo an elbow surgery hasn’t really found his form since making a comeback in January. He went out to Chung at the fourth round of the Australian Open while also went out to Cecchinato at the quarter finals of the Roland Garros. However found his groove back in the build up to Wimbledon reaching the finals at Queens losing to Marin Cilic. Nevertheless he wasn’t to be denied his fourth Wimbledon title where he defeated South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in straight sets. In the women’s section of the draw Angelique Kerber who like Djokovic has been struggling to find form, finally found form at the right time at the S19 defeating the queen of tennis (Serena Williams) in the final to win her first Wimbledon title and third major overall. This year’s Wimbledon was a tournament of upsets especially on the women’s side with none of the top 10 seeds reaching the quarter finals.
Attentions now Swing to the North American hard courts for the last major of the year at Flushing Meadows starting on August 27.
Hamilton dominates F1 races: the month of July had three races and Hamilton ensured he will be going into the summer break as the race leader by winning two out of the three races. He currently has a 24 point lead over his main rival Sebastian Vettel. However it wasn’t plain sailing for Hamilton in the races, but a combination of luck and superb driving was what ensured he will be going into the break as the race leader. He came second to Vettel at the Silverstone grand prix due to a crash. However the following week despite starting from the 14th place he regained the championship lead after race leader Vettel crashed. He ensured he will be taking a 24 point lead into the summer break by finishing first at last weekend Hungarian grand prix. The next formula 1 race heads to Belgium on August 26.
July has indeed treated us to drama, excitement and fun in sports, however there’s more to come in August with the European leagues starting, the US open and more formula 1 races. So brace up sports lover and get ready for more nonstop excitement in August.
Happy new month.

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