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Best Sporting Highlights timeline for 2021

Sporting Highlights

January: 2021

  1. Australian Open: Novak Djokovic won the Men's Singles title, and Naomi Osaka won the Women's Singles title.
  2. Super Bowl LV: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.

March: 2021

  1. NCAA Basketball Tournament: Baylor University won the Men's Division I Basketball Championship.
  2. Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix, the opening race of the season.

April: 2021

  1. The Masters: Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese golfer to win The Masters tournament.
  2. UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid and Chelsea advanced to the final, which was held later in May.

May: 2021

  1. Kentucky Derby: Medina Spirit won the 147th Kentucky Derby.
  2. UEFA Champions League Final: Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 to win the Champions League title.
  3. French Open: Novak Djokovic won the Men's Singles, and Barbora Krejčíková won the Women's Singles title.

June: 2021

  1. NBA Finals: Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA Championship since 1971, defeating Phoenix Suns 4-2.
  2. UEFA Euro 2020: The tournament, delayed to 2021 due to the pandemic, took place across various European cities. Italy emerged as the champions, defeating England in the final via a penalty shootout.

July: 2021

  1. Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic won the Men's Singles, and Ashleigh Barty won the Women's Singles title.
  2. Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics: The event, postponed from 2020, took place in July-August. The USA led the medal tally, followed by China and Japan.

August: 2021

  1. PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson became the oldest major champion in golf history, winning the PGA Championship.
  2. UEFA Super Cup: Chelsea won the UEFA Super Cup, defeating Villarreal in a penalty shootout.
  3. Paralympic Games: Following the Olympics, Tokyo also hosted the Paralympics, showcasing incredible feats of athleticism by para-athletes from around the world.

September: 2021

  1. US Open: Daniil Medvedev won the Men's Singles, and Emma Raducanu, a qualifier, won the Women's Singles title.
  2. Ryder Cup: Team USA defeated Team Europe to reclaim the Ryder Cup.

October: 2021

  1. MLB World Series: Atlanta Braves won the World Series, defeating Houston Astros.
  2. FIFA U-17 World Cup: The tournament was held in Peru, with Brazil winning the title by defeating Spain in the final.

November: 2021

  1. Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
  2. ICC T20 World Cup: Australia won the ICC T20 World Cup, defeating New Zealand in the final.

 Below is a timeline of some momentous results in the world of sport for the year 2021.

Date(s)SportEventLocationResults
JanuaryTennisAustralian Open Men's/Women's SinglesMelbourne, AustraliaMen's: Novak Djokovic (Winner) Women's: Naomi Osaka (Winner)
FebruaryAmerican FootballSuper Bowl LVTampa, Florida, USATampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 9
MarchBasketballNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipVarious LocationsBaylor University (Winner)
MarchFormula 1Bahrain Grand PrixSakhir, BahrainLewis Hamilton (Winner)
AprilGolfThe MastersAugusta, Georgia, USAHideki Matsuyama (Winner)
MayHorse RacingKentucky DerbyLouisville, Kentucky, USAMedina Spirit (Winner)
MaySoccerUEFA Champions League FinalPorto, PortugalChelsea 1, Manchester City 0 (Chelsea Winner)
May/JuneTennisFrench Open Men's/Women's SinglesParis, FranceMen's: Novak Djokovic (Winner) Women's: Barbora Krejčíková (Winner)
JuneBasketballNBA FinalsVarious LocationsMilwaukee Bucks 4, Phoenix Suns 2 (Bucks Winner)
June/JulySoccerUEFA Euro 2020Various European CitiesItaly (Winner)
JulyTennisWimbledon Men's/Women's SinglesLondon, EnglandMen's: Novak Djokovic (Winner) Women's: Ashleigh Barty (Winner)
July/AugustMulti-sportTokyo 2020 Summer OlympicsTokyo, JapanVarious Medalists (USA led in the medal tally)
AugustGolfPGA ChampionshipKiawah Island, South Carolina, USAPhil Mickelson (Winner)
AugustSoccerUEFA Super CupBelfast, Northern IrelandChelsea (Winner in Penalty Shootout against Villarreal)
AugustMulti-sportTokyo 2020 ParalympicsTokyo, JapanVarious Medalists (Paralympic athletes)
SeptemberTennisUS Open Men's/Women's SinglesNew York, USAMen's: Daniil Medvedev (Winner) Women's: Emma Raducanu (Winner)
SeptemberGolfRyder CupHaven, Wisconsin, USATeam USA (Winner)
OctoberBaseballMLB World SeriesVarious LocationsAtlanta Braves (Winner)
OctoberSoccerFIFA U-17 World CupPeruBrazil (Winner)
NovemberFormula 1Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddah, Saudi ArabiaLewis Hamilton (Winner)
NovemberCricketICC T20 World Cup FinalDubai, UAEAustralia (Winner) vs. New Zealand


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