Women’s sports have seen some landslide wins; some records being broken and new talent rising to the surface in 2018. Here’s a look at the greatest moments from women’s sports in 2018!
Chloe Kim – Snowboarding Olympian
American Chloe Kim was only 17 when she entered the Olympic snowboarding halfpipe competition. With Kim being the new horse that everyone had their money on, she did not disappoint. She beat China’s silver medalist Liu Jiayu, becoming the youngest woman to land two consecutive 1,080-degree spins at an Olympics.
Zagitova – Figure skater
Russian Figure skater Zagitova was a treat to watch this season with some impeccable performances which lead her to win a gold at the age of just 15! She broke the world record in the short program by doing so!
Ariya – Golfer
Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn overcame a back-nine collapse to grab her second major title at the US Open. The 23-year-old beat South Korea’s Kim Hyo-joo and ended her year with the world number one ranking.
Irish hockey team
Ireland’s run to the final in the recent Hockey World Cup has by far been the most noteworthy performance. The team surprisingly comprised of doctors, lawyers and teachers who made their way up beating teams with a higher world ranking. Their dream run ended when they were defeated by the invincible Dutch team that took them down 0-6 in the finals. Nonetheless, they celebrated their biggest achievement since they previous record was a 11th place finish in the 1994 cup that they hosted.
Osaka – The new tennis star
Japanese youngster Osaka announced herself on the world stage by and who better to do it against than the tennis legend Serena Williams. The 21-year-old underdog overpowered the favourite 6-2, 6-4 to take her first major tournament victory!
Australia cricket team
Australia’s women’s cricket team won a record-extending fourth World Twenty20 title in the Caribbean, ending a brief barren spell. They avenged their 2016 final loss to the West Indies in the last four, before thrashing England by eight wickets to lift the trophy.
The Indian subcontinent at the Asian games
The Indian women contributed 10 of 25 gold medals that the nation won in the last two Asian Games. Headlining the act was the young Hima Das who had just clocked 51.46 in the 400m and won a gold for it in Finland during the IAAF World Under-20 Championship. A sign of huge progress for women sports enthusiast in India.