Our top 12 sporting moments of 2019

Here at Corinthian Sports, our clients and guests are lucky enough to attend some of the top sporting events every year. With the Guinness Six Nations kicking off this weekend, we outline some of our 2019 sporting highlights!

1. Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth F1 world title

In 2019, Hamilton became the second driver to win six world titles at the Formula 1. He clinched the 2019 Championship in the United States Grand Prix – taking him to just one title behind Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven. Join us in 2020 to see if Hamilton can equal Schumacher’s record.

2. England win the 2019 Cricket World Cup

On July 19th 2019, we witnessed the first ever Cricket World Cup win for England. The incredible final was the most-watched ICC event ever, with an average audience of 1.6bn – including several thousands who watched it on the big screen at Silverstone, after the British Grand Prix.

3. South Africa secure the Rugby World Cup title against England

Hosted in Japan, the 2019 Rugby World Cup was the ninth tournament, taking place in 12 venues across the country. South Africa beat England in the final – uniting the nation in the process – equalling New Zealand’s record three wins.

4. Tiger Roll wins the Grand National at Aintree

Racing into the history books, Tiger Roll became the first horse since Red rum to win back-to-back at Aintree. The favourite, trained by Gordon Elliot, claimed his second victory in the ever popular annual National Hunt horse race.

5. Frankie Dettori wins the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

23 years after his Magnificent Seven, Detorri takes the first four races on Gold Cup day at Ascot – almost bringing the betting industry to it’s knees once again. A day that was witnessed by numerous Corinthian guests in our luxury suite!

6. Tiger Woods claims 15th major at Augusta

In 2019, Woods put an end to an 11-year wait for his 15th major title – securing his fifth US Masters title with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under.

7. Suzann Pettersen’s secures Solheim Cup victory

Suzann Pettersen, the wildcard for the Solheim Cup, sunk an eight-foot putt on the last hole to secure a Europe win (14½ – 13½) against the USA.

8. Wales wins their 2019 Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam

Wales welcomed defending champions Ireland to Cardiff for the final day of the Guinness Six Nations. A loss would have likely handed the title to England, yet Wales kept Ireland at bay and kicked six penalties for a 25-7  victory and the Grand Slam title.

9. Eliud Kipchoge breaks the two-hour Marathon barrier

This once believed unattainable milestone was achieved in 2019 by Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya. Although the 1 hour 59 minutes 40 second time will not be recognised as a World Record (as it was not in an open competition), the accomplishment will still go down in history as a major milestone.

10. 15-year-old Coco Gauff beats Venus Williams at Wimbledon

In her Grand Slam debut, Gauff – a 15-year-old American – beat Venus Williams, the five time Grand Slam Champion, in the round one of the Wimbledon Championship. The teenagers remarkable run eventually ended in the fourth round at the All England Club.

11. Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr.

Joshua was originally scheduled to face heavyweight Jarrell Miller, who after failing 3 drug tests, was replaced by Andy Ruiz Jr. Also the underdog, Ruiz won the match via a technical knockout in the seventh round, becoming the new unified heavyweight champion and ending Joshua’s undefeated record.

12. Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua II, Clash On The Dunes

Late in 2019, the rematch between Ruiz and Joshua took place in Saudi Arabia. Joshua fought the small fight to reclaim the belt becoming a two-time world unified heavyweight champion.