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  • GS Lakshmi has become the first woman match referee to oversee a mens ODI

    2 days ago
    Former India cricketer GS Lakshmi has become the first woman match referee to oversee a men's One Day International (ODI). She officiated the opening match of the third series of the World Cup League 2 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Achievements of Lakshmi: ♦ Lakshmi will oversee the match between the UAE and the US at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. ♦ The competition aimed to provide development opportunities for sports officials.  ♦ This is the second significant achievement for Lakshmi in 2019. The first achievement of Lakshmi was her appointment as the first woman onto the ICC International Panel of Match Referees in May. Lakshmi, 51, was first officiated as a match referee in domestic women's cricket matches in 2008-09. She has now overseen 16 men's T20 Internationals, 3 women's ODI matches, and seven women's T20 Internationals.

    New Zealand cricket team was awarded 2019 MCC CMJ Spirit of Cricket Award

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    New Zealand cricket team was awarded with the Marylebone Cricket Club's (MCC) Christopher Martin-Jenkins (CMJ) Spirit of Cricket Award for 2019. The New Zealand team defeated the World Cup final against England to win the cup. The team displayed a level of sportsmanship in the event.  CMJ Spirit of Cricket award: The CMJ Spirit of Cricket award was instituted by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the BBC in 2013. It was instituted in memory of former MCC President and BBC Test Match Special commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins. CMJ was passionate about promoting the spirit of the game.

    Third edition of Khelo India Youth Games logo was launched

    6 days ago
    Guwahati is to host the third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games. It is expected to be held from 10 January 2020. The announcement was made by Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju at the launched ceremony. The third edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2020 Logo was launched by the Assam Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal. Guwahati: The youth of the Assam state are working hard in the field of sports to establish themselves as a powerful global contender. Recently, Guwahati has emerged as one of the top sporting cities in India. Organized by: The 2020 Games is conducted in partnership with the School Games Federation of India (SGFI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), and Assam STate government. What's new? In the third edition, Cycling and Lawn Bowling events were added. 1,000 of the best performing participants will ve awarded an annual scholarship of Rs.5,00,000 for 8 years in order to prepare them for international sporting events. Participants: More the 12,000 players are expected to participate in the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games.  Note: Khelo India is a national level multidisciplinary grassroots game in India. It is held for two categories, mainly U-17 years school students and U-21 college students.  

    The 13th South Asian Games began in Kathmandu

    6 days ago
    The 13th South Asian Games (SAG) began at the newly constructed Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal on 1 December 2019. The multi-sport event was inaugurated by the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari. The games will be held from 1-10 December in three cities namely, Pokhara, Kathmandu, and Janakpur.  Participants: In 2019 SAG, athletes from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka are participating in 26 different sports. More than 2,000 athletes will compete for 1119 medals. South Asian Games (SAG): SAG was held for the first time in September 1984 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The games are held once every 2 years. It is held among the Asian athletes. South Asia Olympic Council (SAOC) is the governing body of SAG. The 8 members of SAG are India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

    Lionel Messi was conferred the Ballon d'Or award

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    Lionel Messi was named the best player and was awarded the 2019 Ballon d'Or award in Paris. He created a world record by receiving the award for the sixth time. He broke the record set by Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the trophy five times. He Cristiano Ronaldo stands third in the men's rankings behind Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk.  Lionel Messi won the award for the first in 2009. He then won the award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015. Megan Rapinoe won the Ballon d’Or as the world’s best player. She beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to claim the title. In July 2019, the United States to the World Cup title. Ballon d'Or award: Ballon d'Or award is an annual association football award. The award is presented to the world's best men's players. It is one of the most prestigious individual honours in world football. 

    New Delhi to host 2020 National Sikh Games

    6 days ago
    New Delhi is to host the National Sikh Games (NSG) 2020. The game will be held from 9-11 January 2020 across various venues in New Delhi. NSG is a modelled replica of Australian Sikh Games. The announcement was made by Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Committee. NSG is dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Aim: NSG aims to bring sports to the heart of the Sikh community and tap in a unique sporting talents of Sikh Youths. The game aims to tackle the problem of obesity, drug menace among Sikh children through sports and physical activities. Organized by: NSG is organized by Delhi based philanthropic Jap Jaap Sewa Trust in association with Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and various sports, cultural associations.  Participants: Around 2,500 athletes from 10 States are expected to participate in the NSG. Around 16 sports competitions are to be held in the National Sikh Games.

    Lewis Hamilton won the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix title

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    British racing driver Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019. He clocked 1:34:05 to clinch the title. He defeated Belgian-Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen. This victory is  84th in his career and 11th in 2019.  Result: First: United Kingdom racing driver L. Hamilton Second: Netherlands racing driver M. Verstappen Third: Monaco racing driver C. Leclerc 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a Formula One (F1) motor race. The race was held for the first time on 1 November 2009. The 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was held at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 1 December 2019. It was the final round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship. 

    Government forms a 13 member committee to review National Sports Code

    9 days ago
    Government has formed a 13-member expert committee formed by the Sports Ministry to review the controversial Draft National Sports Code 2017.  Committee: The chairman of the expert committee is the Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd) Mukundakam Sharma. The committee includes Gagan Narang, Baichung Bhutia, Pullela Gopichand, Anju Bobby George, among others. Roles of the panel: ♦ The panel seeks to put an age and tenure cap on sports administrators. ♦ The officials from different sports federations will review the draft for the federations ♦ It will maintain a universal code of governance among the federations ♦ The committee will strike a balance between autonomy of National Sports Federations' (NSFs) vis-a-vis need for transparency and autonomy

    Deepika won gold at the Continental Qualification Tournament

    10 days ago
    Indian archer Deepika Kumari won gold at the Continental Qualification Tournament held on the sidelines of the 21st Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok, China. Also, Ankita Bhakat won silver at the tournament.  ♦ Deepika defeated Nur Afisa Abdul Halil of Malaysia and secured 7-2 to win the title. ♦ Ankita defeated Lam Shuk Ching Ada of Hong Kong and secured 7-1 to win the medal.

    Ekana Cricket Stadium became the second neutral venue in India to host a Test match

    10 days ago
    The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow became the second neutral venue in India to host a Test match. Afghanistan and the West Indies are playing in a one-off Test at the stadium. Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun became the first neutral venue to host a Test in the country. Afghanistan and the host Ireland for a one-off Test in March 2019. Neutral venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi have played host to the maximum number of 13 neutral Tests so far. It is followed by the Sharjah Cricket Stadium which hosted 9 matches and the Lord's London which hosted two such Tests matches. List of the Neutral Venue:

    Jon Rahm won 2019 DP World Tour Championship

    12 days ago
    Jon Rahm won the 2019 DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. This is his second title in three years. The award has crowned him as European Number One on the final day at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rahm shot four-under 68 to reach 19-under 269. He defeated Tommy Fleetwood to clinch the title. Result: ♦ Jon Rahm - 2,000 Points ♦ Tommy Fleetwood - 1,335 Points ♦ Mike Lorenzo-Vera - 752 Points DP World Tour Championship: Dates: 21-24 November 2019 Prize: €7,103,960 Held at: Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE

    Lakshya wins 4th title of the season won Scottish Open

    14 days ago
    Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen won his fourth title in three months bagging the Scottish Open title.Indian overcame the Brazilian opponent 18-21, 21-18, 21-19, in a 56-minute final. Uttarakhand clinched three titles out of the four tournaments that he has played since September SaarLorLux Open, Dutch Open, and Belgian International. Indian began his campaign with a straight-game won over Austria's Luka Wraber, before defeating compatriot Kiran George to reach the quarterfinals.Lakshya will break into the top-40 in the BWF rankings and inch closer to a direct qualification in the top grade 2 events. Lakshya Sen Lakshya joined fellow Indians Anand Pawar (2010 and 2012), Arvind Bhatt (2004), and Pullela Gopichand (1999) in winning the Scottish Open title. Indian kept breathing down his opponent's neck, but Coelho ensured he had the bragging rights after the opening game. The decider turned out to be an evenly fought contest. Lakshya will now play at the Syed Modi International Super 300 tournament at Lucknow.

    Rafael Nadal won sixth Davis Cup title

    14 days ago
    World number one Rafael Nadal won sixth Davis Cup title for Spain . He defeated Denis Shapovalov of Canada in Madrid.  Nadal defeated Shapovalov 6-3, 7-6 (9-7), to win Spain’s 2-0 win against Canada. Roberto Bautista Agut put Nadal in position to clinch the trophy with a 7-6, 6-3 win against Felix Auger-Aliassime in the opener. In 2010 Nadal won three majors. Still, the 33-year-old will likely look back on 2019 as an extraordinary year as he won the French Open and the US Open, made the Australian Open final, and also reached the Wimbledon semifinals. Rafael Nadal He won 19 Grand Slam singles titles. He created a record 35 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 20 ATP Tour 500 titles and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. Nadal won five Davis Cup titles with the Spain Davis Cup team.

    The 13th edition of the I League was launched in New Delhi

    17 days ago
    The 13th edition of the I-League was launched in New Delhi on 21 November 2019. The league will commence on 30 November 2019 at Rajiv Gandhi stadium in Aizawl, Mizoram.  13th I-League: ♦ The I-League will have 11 teams with a match between former champions Mohun Bagan FC and Aizawl FC. ♦ The winning team in the league will get prize money of Rs.1 crore and the runners up will get Rs.60 lakh.  ♦ The third and fourth-placed teams will get Rs.40 lakh and Rs.25 lakh respectively.  I-League: Founded on: 2007 Number of teams: 11 Current champions: Chennai City I-league is organized by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The professional football league aims to increase the player pool for India's national team.

    Bhaker, Elavenil, Divyansh won gold in the ISSF World Cup Final

    17 days ago
    Indian shooters Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan, and Divyansh Panwar won gold medals in their respective events in the ISSF World Cup Final on 21 November. India is currently on top of the list with three gold medals, followed by China.  ♦ Manu Bhaker clinched gold with a junior world record in the women's 10m air pistol event. She shot 244.7 to win the medal in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). ♦ Elavenil claimed the top honours in the women's 10m air rifle competition at the World Cup final. Elavenil shot a score of 250.8 to clinch the medal. ♦ Divyansh finished on top in the men's 10 air rifle competition. He secured a final score of 250.1. 2019 ISSF World Cup: The ISSF World Cup 2019 is the annual edition of the ISSF World Cup in the Olympic shooting events. The event is governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation. The final event is held in Putian, China from 17-23 November 2019.

    Su Bingtian appointed to the Athletes Commission of World Athletics

    19 days ago
    Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian has been appointed to the Athletes Commission of World Athletics, formerly known as the International Association of Athletics Federations. He is one among the six athletes who were elected to the Commission following a vote by accredited athletes during the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The appointment was approved by the World Athletics Council. Six members of the Atletic commission: The Six members of the Athletes Commission of World Athletics are: ♦ Asian 100m record holder and Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian ♦ 3,000m steeplechase champion Milcah Chemos Cheywa of Kenya ♦ Syrian high jumper Majd Eddin Ghazal ♦ Olympic triple jump gold medalist Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan ♦ South African sprinter Akani Simbine ♦ 2019 world 100m silver medalist Marie Josee Ta Lou of Cote d'Ivoire

    Chris Lynn scored the highest ever individual score in the T10 format

    20 days ago
    Australian batter Chris Lynn scored the highest-ever individual score in the T10 format on 18 November at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He scored while playing for Maratha Arabians in the ongoing third edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League. He scored 91 against 30 balls in the match against Bengal Tigers. The previous record for the highest individual score in T10 was set by England batsman Alex Hales. He struck a score of 87 from 32 balls. Chris Lynn: Lynn has played 41 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in which he has scored 1280 runs at a strike rate above 140. Lynn will now be available for the auction for IPL 2020 scheduled to be held on 20 December in Kolkata.

    IAAF renamed as World Athletics

    21 days ago
    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been officially renamed as World Athletics. IAAF, the sport's international governing body, also changed the name of its Twitter handle and the URL of its official website. The name change had been suggested in a bid to make the sport more accessible. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF): IAAF was established on 17 July 1912. When it was founded, the name it had was International Amateur Athletic Federation. It was then changed to the International Association of Athletics Federations in 2001. The headquarters of IAAF is located in Monaco. IAAF has 215 member federations. The Current President of IAAF is Sebastian Coe. The CEO of IAAF is Jon Ridgeon.

    Sharad Kumar won a silver medal in the World Para Athletics Championships

    23 days ago
    Sharad Kumar won a silver medal in the World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai. Mariyappan Thangavelu also won a bronze medal in the championship. This win has to lead both of them to qualify into the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.  ♦ Two-time Asian Para Games champion Sharad Kumar cleared the bar with season's best effort of 1.83 metres. ♦ Mariyappan cleared with a season's best performance of 1.80 metres. World Para-Athletics Championships 2019: Host city: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dates: 7-15 November The World Para-Athletics Championships 2019 is organized by the World Para Athletics subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee. 1403 athletes from 118 nations participated in the event. Top 5 countries: ♦ China ranked first with a medal tally of 59 ♦ Brazil ranked second with a medal tally of 39 ♦ Great Britain ranked third with a medal tally of 28 ♦ The United States ranked fourth with a medal tally of 34 ♦ Ukraine ranked fifth with a medal tally of 27 ♦ India ranked 24th with a medal tally nine, of which two gold, two silver, and five bronze.

    India to host 2019 World Kabaddi Cup

    24 days ago
    India is to host the 2019 World Kabaddi Cup from 1-9 December 2019. It will be organized by the Punjab State government. It was announced by the Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi. The inauguration ceremony of the event will be held on 1 December at Guru Nanak Stadium, Sultanpur Lodhi, and four matches are scheduled for the opening day. Participants: Nine teams, namely India, England, Sri Lanka, Kenya, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Canada, are expected to take part in the 2019 World Kabaddi Cup tournament.

    Sri Lanka criminalize offences related to match fixing

    26 days ago
    Sri Lanka passed the Prevention of Offences Related to Sports. The Bill criminalizes several offences related to match-fixing. Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to criminalize such offence. The drafting of the Bill was prompted after the recent investigation by the Anti Corruption Unit of the country. Aim: The Bill is an attempt by the Sri Lankan government to stamp out the corruption scandals that have plagued the national team in the past few years. Provisions of the Bill: ♦ According to the Bill, if a person is found guilty of committing an offence related to corruption in sports, he will be jailed for a term of up to 10 years and also be required to pay various fines. ♦ This new Bill covers all sports ♦ The Bill makes it illegal for former players and others involved in sports to provide corrupt figures access to current players.  ♦ It criminalizes acts of omission, which includes failure to report corrupt approaches.

    India ranked fourth in the 14th Asian Championship Shooting

    26 days ago
    Indian teen shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won the silver medal in men's 10m air pistol event at the 14th Asian Shooting Championship in Qatar. He shot 244.5 to claim the silver medal. The gold was won by North Korea's Kim Song Guk. He won the top prize with a world record of 246.5. India won fourth in the championship with a medal tally of 26 out of which, five gold, ten silver, and 11 bronze. China secured the first rank, followed by South Korea and North Korea. Other winners: In women's 10 m air pistol event, Manu Bhaker of India won the gold medal. She defeated China's Wang Qian to claim the position. The team of Chaudhary, Sharvan Kumar, and Verma won bronze with a total of 1740 in the qualifying, finishing behind China (1745) and Korea (1744). 2019 Asian Championships: Host city: Doha, Qatar The 2019 Asian Shooting Championships is the 14th edition of the Asian Shooting Championships. The event was held from 5 to 13 November 2019, at Lusail Shooting Complex, Doha, Qatar.

    Indonesian pair Marcus and Kevin won the 2019 Fuzhou China Open

    27 days ago
    The world number one men's doubles Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo won the 2019 Fuzhou China Open title. The created history by clinching their fourth straight Fuzhou China Open title. They defeated Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda and secured 21-17, 21-9, to win the title. Result: Champions of 2019 Fuzhou China Open: Men's Singles: Japan Kento Momota Women's Singles: China Chen Yufei Men's Doubles: Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo Women's Doubles: Japan Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota Mixed Doubles: China Wang Yilü, Huang Dongping Fuzhou China Open: The Fuzhou China Open was formerly known as the China Masters. The badminton tournament is held every year in China. 2019 Fuzhou China Open: Dates: 5–10 November Held at: Fuzhou, China Total prize money: $700,000 2019 Fuzhou China Open was the 19th tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour. It is also a part of the Fuzhou China Open championships.

    India to host 2023 Mens Hockey World Cup

    30 days ago
    India will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time after the country was picked to host the game’s showpiece event in 2023 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in Lausanne. The Men’s Hockey World Cup in India from January 13 to 29. In another decision made by the Executive Board during the FIH’s last meeting of the year, Spain and the Netherlands named as the co-hosts of the 2022 Women’s World Cup scheduled to be held from July 1 to 22. The host nations will announce the venues at a later date. India becomes the first country to stage four men’s Hockey World Cups after having hosted the showpiece in 1982 (Mumbai), 2010 (New Delhi) and 2018 (Bhubaneswar).  The Netherlands  hosted three men’s tournaments. The country will be completing 75 years of independence in 2023, and so Hockey India wanted to host the World Cup to showcase the growth of the sport in the country on that occasion. India India is among the three nations  Belgium and Malaysia are the other two to have presented bids to host the next edition of the men’s World Cup. Women’s World Cup, five countries, namely Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Malaysia, and New Zealand, presented their bids. The competition format of the 2023 World Cup will be the same as the last edition. The primary mission of FIH is to grow the sport worldwide requires to make investments. India hosted some of the most significant hockey events in recent times, including the FIH Champions Trophy in 2014, FIH Junior Men’s World Cup in 2016, FIH Hockey World League Final in 2017, FIH Men’s Series Finals in 2019 and the recently concluded FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers. The 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2018 recognized as one of the best hockey events ever.

    Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian male cricketer to play 100 T20I

    31 days ago
    Rohit Sharma became the first Indian man and second in world cricket to complete 100 T-20 Internationals. He reached the milestone when he led the team in the second match against Bangladesh at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Shoaib Malik, with 111 games from Pakistan, is the only player to have played more than 100 T20 Internationals. Rohit is currently the top-scorer in this format, with 2452 runs with regular skipper Virat Kohli second in the list with an aggregate of 2450 series. Rohit scored the runs at a strike-rate of 136.67 with four hundred and 17 half-centuries. Rohit Sharma Records Rohit Sharma holds the world record for the highest individual score by a batsman playing in a one-day international match, having scored 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on 13 November 2014. He is the only player to have scored three double-centuries in this form of international cricket.

    Manu Bhaker bags gold medal in women 10m air pistol event

    31 days ago
    Manu Bhaker won gold in women's 10m air pistol event Vivaan Kapoor, and Manisha Keer won the yellow metal in junior trap mixed event at the Asian Shooting Championships. Deepak Kumar won bronze in men's 10m air rifle event. She is the second Indian shooter to earn an Olympic quota in the event. She put up a dominant showing shooting 584 in qualification and 244.3 in the final to take gold. Chinese Asian Games champion Wang Qian took the silver with a score of 242.8. Anjum Moudgil smallest of margins while Apurvi Chandela finished 12th.  Elavenil Valarivan made it to the final and finished fifth with a score of 187.1. Indian shooters secured 10 Tokyo Olympics quotas in rifle and pistol events and lie behind China (25 quotas) and Korea (12) in the Asian region. Asian Shooting Championships They are governed by the Asian Shooting Confederation. Asian Shooting Championships began in 1967. These championships including almost all ISSF shooting events are held every four years.

    Centre to establish sports training for the differently abled people

    33 days ago
    The Union Minister Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot announced that the government is to establish sports training centres at five locations in the country. The centres will be exclusively used for the differently-abled people.  Sports training centres: Gehlot unveiled the Standing Wheelchair. It is indigenously developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) for commercial production at a function held in Chennai. It will help the differently-abled people not only to move from one place to another like the normal wheelchair. It will enable them to stand on their own without seeking other’s help. The patented design and manufacturing technique has been transferred to a private firm that was earlier incubated in the Madras IIT Research Park itself.

    Ashleigh Barty claimed the 2019 WTA Finals in China

    35 days ago
    Australian tennis player and world number one Ashleigh Barty claimed the 2019 WTA Finals in China. She defeated Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and smashed the title. She has claimed the record-breaking prize money of $4.42 million. The prize money is considered as the biggest ever amount in men's or women's tennis. She secured 6-4, 6-3, to claim the prestigious 2019 WTA Finals title. Result: Singles: Ashleigh Barty (Australia) Doubles: Tímea Babos (Hungary), Kristina Mladenovic (France) 2019 WTA Finals: The 2019 WTA Finals or Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen was the 44th edition of the doubles competition and the 49th edition of the singles event. It was held from 27 October to 3 November at Shenzhen, China. Eight singles players and eight doubles teams participated in the tournament.

    Novak Djokovic won the Paris Masters 2019 title

    35 days ago
    Novak Djokovic won the Paris Masters 2019 title. He won the title for the fifth time. He sealed his 34th Master's title and fifth overall ATP victory of the year 2019. He defeated Canada's Denis Shapovalov. He secured 6-3 6-4 to win the title. Result: Men's Singles: Serbia Novak Djokovic Men's Doubles: France Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Nicolas Mahut  2019 Rolex Paris Masters: Edition: 48th Location: Paris, France The 2019 Rolex Paris Masters is the 48th edition of the tournament. It was held from 28 October to 3 November.

    Nirmal Purja summited 14 highest peaks in 6 months 6 days

    40 days ago
    Nirmal "Nims" Purja, a Nepalese climber, has summited the world's 14 highest peaks in a period of six months and six days, which is 189 days. He smashed the previous record by more than seven years. He climbed the Mount Shishapangma at 26,335 feet in Tibet. He summited the world's 14 tallest mountains in record time. He reached the top of Mount Shishapangma in China on 29 October 2019.  Previous records: The two previous records for climbing the world's tallest 14 peaks were held by Polish climber Jerzy Kukuczka who summitted at 7 years, 11 months and 14 days, and South Korean climber Kim Chang-ho who summited more than a month faster than Kukuczka. Himalayan summit: The Himalayan summit is nearly 8,027 meters above sea level. It is the smallest of the 14 mountains on Earth that soar above 8,000 meters. It is considered as a realm mountaineers refer to as the death zone. Nirmal Purja: Purja is a Nepalese mountaineer. He served in the British military before attempting the lofty feat. In 2003, he joined the Brigade of Gurkhas, and in 2009, he joined the Special Boat Service. In 2018, he quit the military as Lance Corporal in order to focus on his mountaineering career.

    Woods equals the world record for most career titles on PGA Tour

    41 days ago
    Tiger Woods has equaled the world record for most career titles on PGA Tour. He set this feat by winning the Zozo Championship in Japan as his 82nd US PGA Tour victory. The previous world record for most career titles on PGA Tour was set by Sam Snead. Slammin’ Sam Snead set the record in 1965. Result of Zozo Championship 2019: 1) Tiger Woods 2) H. Matsuyama 3) S.J. Im 4) R. McIlroy 5) G. Woodland Zozo Championship 2019 is a professional golf tournament in Inzai, Japan. It was co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and the PGA Tour.

    Singh Kuntal sets record in the Ironman Malaysia event

    41 days ago
    Indian Army’s officer Lt. Col. Swaroop Singh Kuntal became the fastest Indian to complete Ironman Malaysia in a record timing of 12 hours and 14 minutes. Athletes from across the world participated in the event. Ironman event consists of sea swimming followed by cycling and running. The triathlon is required to be done in a cut- off time of 17 hours.   During cycling, the maximum temperature reached 380C, and while running, it reached 350C. Lt. Col. Swaroop Singh Kuntal: Kuntal is posted in Jhansi. He is a paratrooper and an IITian. He has proved his abilities in many marathons and ultramarathons. He has covered 118.7 km and won a 12-hour stadium run at Chandigarh. Kuntal represented Uttar Pradesh in the 23rd National Road Cycling Championship in 2018. In September 2018, he won Ironman at Jaipur International Triathlon. He underwent severe training to participate in Ironman Malaysia, and his preparation included extensive running, cycling, swimming, and strength training. Ironman Malaysia: The Ironman Malaysia was organized on 26 October at Langkawi Island in Malaysia. It is known as the world's hardest one-day endurance race because it has an elevation of around 3000m in the 180 km cycling course. The triathlon is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). It consists of a 3.86 km swim, a 180.25 km bicycle ride, and a marathon 42.20 km run in the given order. The race should be completed 16 or 17 hours.

    Anandan won 2 gold medals at the 7th CISM World Military Games

    46 days ago
    Para-athlete Anandan Gunasekaran won two gold medals in the disabled men’s 100m and 400m IT1 events at the 7th CISM World Military Games on 22 October at Wuhan, China.  100m IT1 event: Gunasekaran clocked 12.00 seconds in the 100m event. His win is India’s first medal in the ongoing Games. Peru’s Casas Jose clocked 12.65 and secured silver. Fajardo Pardo Teodicelo of Colombia won the bronze and clocked 12.72 seconds. 400m IT1 event: Anandan Gunasekaran won his second gold in the disabled men’s 400m IT1 event. He clocked 53.35 seconds in the event. Colombia’s Teodicelo won silver and clocked 58.95 seconds, and Ranchin Mickael won bronze and clocked 58.95 seconds.

    Praveen Kumar won gold at the 2019 Wushu World Championships

    46 days ago
    Praveen Kumar won gold at the 48 Kg category in the 2019 Wushu World Championships held at Shanghai, China. With this win, Praveen became the first Indian (male) to win the title. He defeated Russel Diaz of the Philippines by securing 2-1 in the men's sanda event of the 15th World Wushu Championships. In 2017, Pooja Kadian became the first Indian to be crowned world champion the Wushu World Championships. She defeated Russia's Evgeniya Stepanova in the women's 75 kg sanda event. Result of Men's sanda: 48 Kg Category: Gold: Praveen Kumar - India Silver: Russel Diaz - Philippines Bronze: Orkhan Hatamov - Azerbaijan Khasan Ikromov - Uzbekistan World Wushu Championships (WWC): The 2019 World Wushu Championships was the 15th edition of the event. It was hosted by Shanghai, China. The event was held from 20–23 October 2019. WWC is held every two years. WWC is organized by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF). It was first held in 1991 in Beijing, China.

    India won 10 medals at 2019 Denmark Para Badminton International tournament

    47 days ago
    Indian para-badminton players won the 2019 Denmark Para-Badminton International Tournament with a medal tally of 10 medals. India won gold medals in both the women's and men's singles in finals.  Total Medal tally of India: Women's Singles SL3 category: Parul Parmar - Gold Men's Singles SL3 category: Manoj Sarkar - Gold Pramod Bhagat - Bronze Men's Singles SL4 category: Sukant Kadam - Bronze Men's Singles SS6 category: Krishna - Silver Suhas Y - Bronze Men's Doubles SL3-SL4: Umesh Vikram/Suhas - Silver Pramod/ Manoj - Bronze Men's Doubles SU5: Rajumar Chirag - Silver

    Andy Murray won the European Open 2019 Championship

    48 days ago
    Andy Murray won the men's singles title at the European Open 2019 on 20 October. He defeated Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka by scoring 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. This is his 1st ATP title since March 2017. Results: Men's singles: Andy Murray (United Kingdom) Men's doubles: Kevin Krawietz, Andreas Mies (Germany) European Open 2019: Founded on: 2016 Prize money (2019): €711,275 The European Open is a men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour 250 tournaments. It was held in Antwerp, Belgium. The 2019 tournament was held from 14 October to 20 October 2019.

    Rohit Sharma set a record of highest average in Test cricket

    48 days ago
    Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma smashed the former Australia cricketer Don Bradman's record of highest average in Test cricket in Ranchi, Jharkhand on 20 October. He set the record on day two of the third Test match against South Africa. He broke the 71-year-old record that was previously held by Bradman by scoring an average of 99.84. Bradman, the legendary Australia cricketer had an average of 98.22. A minimum often innings have been kept as the benchmark for the record. Other achievements: On 10 October, Rohit also broke the record for registering the most number of sixes in a bilateral Test series. Rohit defeated the previous record set by Shimron Hetmyer, the West Indies' batsman. Hetmyer registered 15 sixes in the series against Bangladesh in 2018-19.  Also, Rohit became the fourth batsman to hit a double hundred both in ODI and Test cricket. The first person to hit a double hundred both in Test and ODI cricket Sachin Tendulkar. He is followed by Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle.

    Ronaldo Singh won a gold medal at the Asian Track Cycling Championships

    49 days ago
    Indian cyclist Ronaldo Singh won a gold medal in the men's junior Keirin event held at the Asian Track Cycling Championships at Incheon in South Korea on 18 October 2019. Other winners: Indian cyclist James Singh also won a bronze medal in the event. The Indian men's and women's junior sprint team won two bronze medals.

    Ayonika Paul won the 2nd position at the 54th All IR Rifle Shooting Championship

    49 days ago
    Ayonika Paul, Commonwealth Games’ silver medalist, won the second position in the individual 10m Air Rifle event at the 54th All India Railway Rifle Shooting Championship at the Balewadi Sports Complex on 19 October. She represented the Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. The shooting championship will conclude on 22 October. The championship has several top Indian shooters competing. Ayonika Paul: Ayonika Paul, daughter of a swimming coach Ashim Paul, began her career in sports as a swimmer. At the age of 14, she turned her attention to the shooting. In 2006, Ayonika focused on the 10m Air Rifle event. In 2007, Ayonika was part of the national team. She participated in ISSF Junior World Championship in Suhl, Germany, and won a double-gold medal in 2007. In 2011, she finished third in the junior category of the Asian Air Gun Championship in Kuwait. In 2014, she participated in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and she bagged a silver medal. She finished seventh in the 2014 Asian Games. She also won a bronze medal in the 2014 ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia.

    Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes youngest cricketer to score List A double hundred

    52 days ago
    Yashasvi Jaiswal became the youngest batsman in the world who score a double century in List A cricket. He scored 203 runs during the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group A. His Achievements His 154-ball inning studded with 17 fours and 12 sixes, helped Mumbai post 358/3 at the KSCA Cricket Ground. It was his third century in the ongoing tournament. He secured 585 runs from five matches and is also the leading run-scorer of Vijay Hazare Trophy, taking over from Tamil Nadu's Baba Aparajith. Yashasvi becomes the seventh Indian cricketer to score a double century in List A cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma (thrice), Shikhar Dhawan, VK Kaushal, and Sanju Samson are the other Indian cricketers who have scored double hundreds in List A cricket.

    Rajawat won the mens singles title at the Bahrain International Series Badminton

    55 days ago
    Indian shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat won the men's singles title at the Bahrain International Series Badminton at Isa Town on 14 October. The 17-year old Rajawat defeated top-seed Jason Anthony Ho-Shue from Canada. He secured 16-21, 21-7, 21-12, to win the title.  Other winners: In the mixed doubles category: Top-seeded Indian mixed double pair of Juhi Dewangan and Venkat Gaurav Prasad won the title. They 21-18, 21-16 in 34 minutes and defeated Thailand's Pannawat Theerapanitnun and Kanyanat Sudchoeichom to clinch the gold medal. In women's singles: Ira Sharma finished second best. Second-seeded Indian men's doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor and Saurabh Sharma settled for the runners-up position.

    India won 4 medals at the AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships

    56 days ago
    India finished with one silver and three bronze medals at the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2019. The tally of 4 medals has put India at the third position out of the 51 countries that participated in Championship. Russia topped the tournament with six medals, followed by China with a medal tally of 5. Winners: ♦ Manju Rani won silver bronze under 48kg category ♦ Mary Kom won bronze under 51kg category ♦ Lovlina Borgohain won bronze under 69kg category ♦ Jamuna Boro won bronze under 54kg category

    Lakshya Sen won the Dutch Open mens singles title at Almere

    56 days ago
    Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen won the Dutch Open men's singles title 2019 at Almere, Netherlands. This is his maiden Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour title. He won the title by defeating Yusuke Onodera of Japan in the summit. He secured 15-21 21-14 21-15 to defeat Onodera.  Lakshya Sen currently ranked 72nd. He had won the Belgian Open in September and reached the finals of Polish Open 2019. Result: Men's Singles: Lakshya Sen (India) Women's Singles: Wang Zhiyi (China) Men's Doubles: Vladimir Ivanov, Ivan Sozonov (Russia) Women's Doubles: Gabriela Stoeva, Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva (Bulgaria) Mixed Doubles: Robin Tabeling, Selena Piek (Netherlands) Dutch Open (badminton) 2019: Dates: 8–13 October Location: Almere, Netherlands Total prize money: US$75,000 Organized by: Badminton Nederland  Dutch open 2019 has been held since 1932. It is the 9th Super 100 tournament of the 2019 BWF World Tour.

    Gauff became the youngest American woman to claim WTA title

    56 days ago
    Coco Gauff won the Linz Open title on 13 October 2019 in Austria. She became the youngest American woman to win a tour singles title since 1991 to win the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) title. Because of this win, Coco Gauff is set to become World No. 71. The previous record was set by Jennifer Capriati in 1991. Venus and Serena Williams won their first WTA titles when they were 17. Result: Women's singles: United States Coco Gauff Women's doubles: Czech Republic Barbora Krejčiková, Kateřina Siniaková Linz Open 2019: Founded on: 1987 (Wels, Austria) Location: Linz, Austria Prize money: $250,000 Sponsored by: Generali Gruppe The champion of the 2018 Linz Open was Camila Giorgi. 

    Mary Kom signs off with bronze in World Championships

    57 days ago
    Mary Kom got third and defeated 1-4 to second seed Cakiroglu, who is the reigning European Championships and European Games gold-medallist. Mary Kom counter-attacks Cakiroglu struggled to make her victory. The second round followed a similar pattern as far as the tactics went but Cakiroglu seemed the sharper of the two. In the final three minutes, both the boxers upped the ante but Cakiroglu became the dominant aggressor eventually. The campaign for the 36-year-old Mary Kom and added to her long list of accomplishments. This bronze is her first world medal in the 51kg category. The six world titles, Mary Kom's incredible career is also studded with an Olympic bronze medal (2012), five Asian titles, gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, besides numerous other international top finishes. Later in the evening session, Manju Rani (48kg) will be up against Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat, who upstaged fifth seed Yuliyanova Asenova in the quarterfinals. Jamuna Boro (54kg) will take on top seed and former Asian Games bronze-medallist Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei. Last edition's bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) will face China's Yang Liu, who took down top seed Chen Nien-Chin.

    Eliud Kipchoge First In World To Run A Marathon In Under 2 Hours

    57 days ago
    Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge made history busting the mythical two-hour barrier marathon on a specially prepared course in a huge Vienna park. The unofficial time completed by him was 1hr 59min 40.2sec. The Olympic champion became the first ever to run a marathon in under two hours in the Prater park with the course readied to make it as even as possible. The 34-year-old already holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. Kipchoge bested that mark, making good on a failed attempt two years ago in Monza, Italy. The run was set up and paced the International Association of Athletics Federations will not validate the time as a world record. The running surface had been part and readied with other features such as a banked corner that could save time and avoid injury. The Pacemakers took turns to support him throughout the 42.195-kilometer (26.219-miles) race. They included 1,500-metre Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz and former world champion Bernard Lagat. The course included a 4.3 kilometer-long straight alley, which the Kenyan ran up and down several times amid dry but foggy weather. The course prepared so that it should take Kipchoge just about 4.5 seconds more than on a computer-simulated completely flat and straight path, according to an analysis by sports experts at Vienna University. The distance is about 26 metres in altitude and climbs 12 metres. The founders of the main sponsors, Ineos, British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, is taking a personal interest in the challenge and himself competes in Ironman triathlons. The world marathon record has, for the past 16 years, been contested uniquely between athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia. The two nations are also fierce rivals for distance medals on the track. Kipchoge's record was almost beaten last month in the Berlin marathon by Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele, who ran 2:01.41, just two seconds short of the official world mark.

    India to have first Olympic Hospitality House in Tokyo

    57 days ago
    JSW and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced the launch of the India House that will be constructed in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. The media persons here that the initiative is aimed at creating a home away from home for Indian athletes and fans who will be travelling to Japan during the multisport event. The construction of India House will get underway soon on a plot of land that has been rented in the Japanese capital.  The land is about 2,227 square metres and it will be a multi-level building. It will have a hospitality zone exclusively for Indian athletes, their staff and their families. Facilities of JSW The facilities will be there for the public like an Indian restaurant, a section reserved for Indian brands to showcase and sell their products. We are in discussion with various public sector companies and corporates who will be putting up stalls at India House. The tourism boards of individual states will also be asked to showcase their services and selling tourism packages.The Indian House and charges for services inside will be available at subsidised rates for Indian citizens. The Indian athletes would be participating at the Olympics. The athletes will be living at the Games village, the India House is aimed at creating a place they can see as a home away from home. The separate section which will be having very little interaction with the general public. It will be up to the IOA, the ministry, the athletes' coaching staff and the athletes themselves to decide how much access they want to allow. We will be working closely with the IOA and the ministry to ensure that the athletes are comfortable. The initiative along with the IOA and is in talks with a number of corporates and public sector companies for funding. The idea after their experience in Rio de Janiero during the 2016 Olympics. The Olympics to watch their athletes play would go into these houses at the end of the day.

    Dutee Chand Breaks Her Own 100m Record at National Open Athletics Championships

    58 days ago
    Dutee Chand won the 100-meter national record with a time of 11.22 seconds during the semi-finals at the National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi. The previous national record was 11.26 seconds held jointly by Dutee and Rachita Mistry. Dutee Chand also bettered her personal best time. by 0.04 seconds, that she registered at the Asian Athletics Championships back in April this year. The timing of 11.26 seconds, Dutee would have qualified for the women's 100m semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships, as she had finished 7th in the 3rd heat with a time of 11.48 seconds. He clocked 11.25 seconds in the final to claim the gold, leaving Archana Suseendran and Himashree Roy in the wake. Amiya Kumar Malik, who has been struggling to find his rhythm the whole season, won the bragging rights as the fastest man in the National Open.He won the men's 100m in 10.46 seconds, breaking the beam a hundredth of a second ahead of Malaysia's Jonathan AnakNyepa. Gurindervir Singh (Punjab) emerged as the winner of the bronze medal by a margin of 0.0044 seconds from his team-mate Harjit Singh.MP Jabir (AFI) rewrote the men's 400m hurdles meet record, winning the final in 49.41 seconds.He improved on the mark of 49.67 seconds set by Ayyasamy Dharun (Tamil Nadu) last year.Dharun himself, running only his third hurdles race since recovering from an injury, will be pleased that he clocked 49.50 seconds for the second place, leaving T Santhosh Kumar (Services) in the third place. Haryana's Rahul Rohilla, 23, won the men's 20m race walking ahead of the more seasoned K Ganapathi (AFI) and Sandeep Kumar (Services).The Group B winner of the event in the National Race Walking Championship in Chennai in February, he finished on top of a better field this time.There was some positive news for long jumper M Sreeshankar who leapt to 7.93m to lead the 12 qualifiers for the final.

    Mary Kom secures record eighth world medal

    58 days ago
    Six-time champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) won the eighth medal at the World Women's Boxing Championship after advancing to the semifinals of the event. She defeated Colombia's Valencia Victoria fetching a unanimous 5-0 verdict to make the last-eight stage. She has done her record as the most successful boxer in the history of the marquee tournament. She won six gold and silver in her kitty but this is the first time the Manipuri has secured a world medal in the 51kg category. She finished a quarterfinalist in this division in the past. The latest achievement adds to her legend. Mary Kom's incredible career is also studded with an Olympic bronze medal (2012), five Asian titles, gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, besides numerous other international top finishes. This year alone, she won gold medals at the India Open in Guwahati and President's Cup in Indonesia. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha.

    Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to smash 40 international hundreds as Indian captain

    58 days ago
    Virat Kohli became only the fifth Indian batsman to score 250 in a Test innings after Virender Sehwag, Karun Nair, VVS Laxman, and Rahul Dravid on the second day of the second Test match against South Africa at the Mumbai Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Virat Kohli scripted his name in the record books he scored a record seventh double hundred of his career, became the first Indian captain to score 250 plus in a single Test inning. The Indian skipper reached his seventh double century in his 81st Test and in the process surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag who both had scored six double hundreds in their stellar career. Top Cricketers Record Australia legend Don Bradman tops the list of scoring most double hundreds (12), followed by Kumar Sangakkara (11), Brian Lara (9) and WR Hammond and Mahela Jayawardane who both scored seven 200s. Kohli went past Bradman to become the player with most 150+ scores as Test captain. Bradman achieved the feat eight times in his career, Kohli did it nine times. Michael Clarke, Mahela Jayawardene, Brian Lara, and Graeme Smith are all tied at the third spot as they all achieved the milestone seven times. Virat Kohli becoming the fourth-fastest player to score 26 Test hundreds. He also equaled Ricky Ponting's record of scoring 19 Test hundreds as captain. He became only the fifth Indian batsman to score 250 in a Test innings He scripted his name in the record books when he scored a record seventh double hundred. The Indian skipper reached his seventh double century in his 81st Test.

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