2018 was a year which left some lasting memories, thanks to moments of magic on the field.
On the hockey pitch, India captain Manpreet Singh scored a dazzling goal, against Pakistan no less, in the Asian Champions Trophy.
On the tennis court, Roger Federer gave a demonstration of his class.
On the football pitch, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored off a spinning kick.
On the badminton court, Kento Momota and Anthony Ginting rallied like their life depended on it.
Here's a look at the best moments of athletic brilliance from 2018:
Manpreet scores a Messi-esque goal against Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy
Shank you very much!
Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 3, 2018
This one was not a shank
— doublefault28 (@doublefault28) September 1, 2018
India's Sanjay scores a Messi-esque goal at Youth Olympics
A Messi-style goal at the @youtholympics!
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) October
When Kevin Anderson switched hands during marathon match
In the middle of a 6-hour match, Kevin Anderson fell down and switched hands on a return pic.twitter.com/dfL3uJ7R2F
— ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2018
The best tag-team catch of 2018
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January
When Steph Curry shoots, Steph Curry scores
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 25, 2018
Mumbai City FC’s Pranjal Bhumij scores a screamer against Kerala Blasters FC
Will this be the Fans' Goal of the Week?
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 8, 2018
A scintillating advertisement for doubles badminton from the BWF World Tour Finals
— BWF (@bwfmedia) December 14, 2018
Kento Momota and Anthony Ginting show that even singles contests can have dramatic rallies
— BWF (@bwfmedia) September 23, 2018
And here’s He Bingjiao with possibly the return of the year
— BWF (@bwfmedia) September 21, 2018
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his 500th career goal with a stunning spinning kick
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) December 20, 2018
Lucas Pouille with a special tweener against Marcos Baghdatis
This was a pretty special one, @la_pouille...
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) October 2, 2018
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Updated Date: Dec 29, 2018 19:11 PM