01 December 2016 Current Affairs: Pankaj Advani won the bronze medal at the IBSF World Snooker Championship.
Fifteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani suffered a 2-7 loss in the semifinals
After a hard-fought four-hour quarterfinal that went down to the wire, defending champion Advani had to return to the table for the crucial semifinal without much of a break.
The Indian is the only player in the world to compete at the world championship level in both sports and be successful in all the formats of both billiards and snooker.
Pankaj Arjan Advani : Pankaj Arjan Advani is an Indian professional player of English billiards and former professional snooker player.
In recognition of his achievements, the Government of India has bestowed several awards upon Advani - Arjuna Award in 2004, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2006, and Padma Shri in 2009.
He has achieved a hat-trick of hat-tricks in English billiards, holding the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in three different years: 2005, 2008 and 2012.