The year 2021 will also give colors to the world of sport. Various sporting events take place in various branches, from badminton to football to chess. Here’s a kaleidoscope of the most viral and epic sports news of 2021!
In March 2021, an incident caused Indonesian netizens to flock to defend an Indonesian chess player who went by the name of Dewa Fan. The viral incident began when popular chess player Gothamches suspected that Dewa Fan was cheating during a match. The feud led to a Dewa Kipas rematch which was streamed live via Deddy Corbuzier’s YouTube account. In fact, Indonesian chess grandmaster, Irene Kharisma Sukandar stepped in to face Dewa Fan.
During the European Cup press conference, Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed knocking down a bottle of coca-cola which was previously on the table. The video also went viral on social media. In fact, shortly after Ronaldo’s move, Coca-Cola shares are known to plummet immediately.
3. Greysia Polii and Apriani Rahayu won gold medals
One of the proudest achievements in the world of Indonesian badminton was again scored by Greysia Polii and Apriani Rahayu. They managed to make history as the first Indonesian women’s doubles to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. It’s really cool, young people!
4. The red and white flag does not fly in Thomas Cup 2021
Due to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctions, the Indonesian flag is banned from being flown in various international sporting events, one of which is Thomas Cup 2021. This certainly gives a very heavy disappointment to the players and people of Indonesia. The reason is that the red and white team won the victory trophy for the 14th time after defeating China in the 2021 Thomas Cup Final.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United
After considering several clubs, world football star Cristiano Ronaldo has apparently returned to the arms of Manchester United. Ronaldo even said his comeback was one of the best decisions he ever made.
6. Italy won the EURO 2021 final
On July 11, 2021, Italy successfully lifted the EURO 2021 trophy. Italy beat England 3-2 at Wembley Stadium, England in the final of the EURO 2021.
7. Messi parted ways with Barcelona
After 20 years defending the Barcelona club, Messi finally had to say goodbye. He couldn’t even hold back his tears when he said goodbye in front of the reporters.