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These are top 10 sports news that made headlines in 2016

These are top 10 sports news that made headlines in 2016

Indian girls ruled Rio Olympics

Indian girls ruled Rio Olympics
India bagged two medals in Rio Olympics 2016, thanks to wrestler Sakshi Malik and badminton player PV Sindhu. They bagged a bronze and a silver, respectively. Dipa Karmakar also made history as she was the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics in 24 years. She finished fourth.
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Abhinav Bindra retires

Abhinav Bindra retires
Shooting ace Abhinav Bindra announced retirement after he finished fourth at Rio. Bindra said he wanted to create space for others and will focus on training.
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Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt became the first man in history to win the Olympic gold medal thrice in men’s 100m. He won the final race in 9.81 seconds at Rio.
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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps broke a 2,000-year-old record for individual Olympic titles after winning his 4th gold medal and his 13th individual Olympic gold overall at Rio.
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Simone Biles

Simone Biles
Gymnast Simone Biles won gold for individual all-around, vault and floor at Rio. She was part of the gold medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five".
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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli became the first batsman in Test history to score double hundreds in three successive series in a year.
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MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most capped captain across all formats, breaking Ricky Ponting’s record.
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Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in Champions League history to score three hat-tricks in a single season.
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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
The legendary professional boxer passed away in June.
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Wimbledon

Wimbledon
Wimbledon was the most attended UK sport event in 2016.
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