The year 2020 will go down in history as the year that almost brought the sporting world to its knees. Some key sporting events were called off, and some big names contracted the virus. Sports betting punters on Betway also felt the impact as some of their favorite leagues were not available. However, despite the challenges, there were some memorable moments in the sports industry in 2020. So, how well do you remember sport in 2020? Below, you will find some unforgettable moments to jog your mind.
Bayern Munich Won another Continental Treble
The German giants began their 2019/20 season in an underwhelming way. But, in early 2020, they went top of the table and remained there. The end of their season was superb. They went on a 29 -game unbeaten run, winning 21 games straight to bring the season to a close. Even punters on Betway would not have predicted the Germans would have such a run. Their incredible run saw them win the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, and the Champions League.
Lewis Hamilton Won A Record-Equaling 7th Championship Title
F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton won his seventh championship title in 2020. His triumph put him level with F1 legend Michael Schumacher. He also used his platform and influence to advocate for equality and campaign against racism, especially in motorsport. His achievements have made him the most decorated racer in the sport. He has more wins with 92, more poles at 97, and more podiums at 163. No other driver has ever achieved this.
LeBron James Led LA Lakers Won The 2020 NBA Championship
The Lakers had not achieved this milestone in a while. The last time the team won the Championship was in 2010. In 2020, ten years later, they made history by winning the 2020 NBA Playoffs to become the Champions. It was a great tribute to LA Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant, who passed on in a plane crash. King James also made history by becoming the first NBA player to win the Championship with three different teams.
Liverpool Won Their First English Premier League Title
Since the English top league was renamed to the English Premier League, the cup had evaded the Reds. It took German tactician Jurgen Klopp five years to assemble a team that won the top honors. The Reds had come close in previous seasons, but 2020 was their year. The only unfortunate thing is that they couldn’t celebrate the victory with their fans due to the health protocols.
The Women’s Half-Marathon Record Was Broken Three Times
In 2020, Kenyan athlete Peres Jepchirchir smashed her own record to win the world half marathon held in Poland. She has set the world women only record in Prague a few weeks earlier before running faster by 18 seconds in Poland.
Rafael Nadal Won His 13th French Open Title
2020 was also the year Rafael Nadal won his 13th French Open. In the process, he equaled Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles. He won the title by overcoming a spirited fight from Novak Djokovic. Nadal managed 31 winners and had only 14 unforced errors.
Many other memorable moments happened in the sports industry in 2020. Now that your mind is jogged, what can you recall about sports in 2020?