International Sporting Achievements of 2015

·  Australia beat South Korea in Sydney to win their first Asian Title.
·  World number one men's tennis player Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title followed by Wimbledon and U.S. Open, but is denied calendar Grand Slam after losing final at Ronald Garros.

·  Quarteback Tom Brady leads New England Patriots to Super Bowl Glory.
·  Cote d’Ivoire claims second African Cup of Nations title beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties.

·  After six weeks of competition Australia capture their fifth ODI Cricket World Cup, beating New Zealand

·  Jordan Alexander Spieth, an American professional golfer led wire-to-wire and shot a record-tying 270 (−18) in The 2015 Masters Tournament to win his first major at the age of 21.

·  Chelsea, a professional football club in Fulham, London, claim Premier League glory – losing just three games all season. While Barcelona, a professional football club, based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain secure La Liga.
·  Juventus, a professional Italian association football club based in Turin, Piedmont, win Serie A
·  Bayern Munich, a German sports club based in Munich, storm German Bundesliga

·  Floyd Mayweather wins “Fight of the century” against Manny Pacquiao

·  American Phariah becomes first horse to win U.S. Triple Crown since 1978.
·  Barcelona capture their fifth European Cup with victory over Juventus in Berlin

·  Host nation Chile defeat Argentina to win Copa America for the first time
·  Carli Lloyd’s hat trick helps U.S.A. beat Japan to win Women’s World Cup in repeat of 2011 final
·  Zach Johnson clinches British Open in Playoff at St. Andrews
·  Chris Froome,  a British professional road racing cyclist, claims his second Tour de France.

·  Usain Bolt of Jamaica beats main rival Justin Gatlin of America to retain 100m & 200m world crown.

·  Jason Day hits record 20 under par to secure U.S. PGA Championship.

·  Serena Williams of U.S. just falls short at U.S. Open after otherwise dominant season.

·  British Formula One racing Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinches back to back F1 titles, his third crown overall.
·  New Zealand retain Rugby World Cup by defeating Australia.

·  Michelle Payne becomes first female jockey to win prestigious Melbourne Cup.
·  Spanish motorcycle road racer, Jorge Lorenzo claims third MotoGP title ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi.
·  International Association of Athletics Federations (IAFF) bans Russia from all track and field athletics amid doping scandal.
·  Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Kiltschko’s nine years reign as world heavyweight champion.
·  Great Britain, led Andy Murray, secure first Davis Cup victory since 1936.

·  Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar wait to find out who will win coveted Ballon d’Or in January.

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