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  • India is to host the ISSF Combined World Cup from March 15-26, 2020

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    India is to host the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Combined World Cup from March 15-26, 2020. The events will be held in New Delhi, India. ISSF finalised and approved the final dates of the events.  The ISSF Combined World Cup includes events in rifle, pistol and shotgun. In 2020’s event of shooting, the World Cup provides golden platform to hit in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. India has hosted a World Cup in February 2019, which offered Olympic quota places for Tokyo. ISSF: The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) was founded on 1907. It is headquartered at Munich, Germany. The President of ISSF is Vladimir Lisinis. It governs the Olympic Shooting events in rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport events.

    Vijayveer wins his 3rd gold at Junior Shooting World Cup

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    Vijayveer Sidhu took his third gold medal of the ongoing ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. He combined with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh to clinch the men's 25m pistol event. For Adarsh, it was his second gold of the competition. India maintained its top spot at the medal standings after day three with 7 gold 7 Silver and 2 Bronze in a total of 16 medals. China is second with 5 Gold 3 Silver and 5 bronze.   The day's second medal came in the men's 10m Air Rifle with the trio of Hriday Hazarika, Yash Vardhan and Paarth Makhija winning the team silver with a combined score of 1877.4. It was just 0.4 less than the gold-winning Chinese team's score.  About ISSF Junior World Cup It is introduced by the International Shooting Sport Federation in 1986  The main aim is to provide a homogeneous system for qualification to the Olympic shooting competitions.  The Olympic shooting events with four competitions per year in each event.

    IAF to host the 24 Hours Asia and Oceania Championships in 2020-21 in Bengaluru

    2 days ago
    The Indian Athletics Federation (IAF) has decided to host a 24 Hours Asia and Oceania Championships in 2020 and a 100 km Asia and Oceania Championships in 2021 in Bangalore. It aims to boost the ultra race in India. Sponsors: A team led by Nadeem Khan, the head of the IAU, inspected the facilities in Bengaluru as it will be hosting the two continental events. The 2 events will be sponsored by NEB Sports, which are coming to India for the first time.  Ultra Race: The Ultra race is governed by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). Any race longer than the traditional 42,195 km marathon is Ultra race. Ultra races are played at a set distance, such as 50 km, 100 km and longer events, or a set time, such as 6 hours, 24 hours and multi-day events.  India's achievement in Ultra race: India won an individual and team medal in the 2018 24-hours Asian and Oceania Championships in Taipei. Ullas Narayana covered a distance of 250 km in 24 hours and won bronze and an Indian team composed of Ullas, Sunil Sharma and Lallu participated in the event.



    Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno

    16 July 2019
    Indian athlete Mohammad Anas won gold in men’s 400m  and Hima Das won gold in women’s 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in Czech Republic. Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. Mohammad Anas: Anas won  his own national record in men’s 400m race and clocked with an effort of 45.21 seconds. Earlier, he set the national record as he clocked 45.24 seconds which he recorded in 2018.  Anas finished nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland. Hima Das: Hima Das timed 23.43 seconds to win gold while she has personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. She won another gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland and one more at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. This is Hima Das 3rd international triumph in within 2 weeks.  The other gold winner in the event are: Archana in 100m (11.74 sec)  Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05)  Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec)  Sahil Silwal in javelin throw (78.50m) Women’s 4×100 relay(45.81 sec)  

    Sharath Kamal voted IOC Sportsperson of the Year

    16 July 2019
    Sharath Kamal voted the Sportsperson of the Year in the annual Indian Oil Sports Conclave. The other nominees were cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Grandmaster B Adhiban, hockey player Simranjeet Singh and table tennis player Manika Batra. About Sharath Kamal  Sharath Kamal is a professional table tennis player from Tamil Nadu, India. He was among the five nominees for whom votes were polled by over 60 elite sportspersons employed with the oil major.

    Amir Khan clinched the WBC International Welterweight 2019 title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    16 July 2019
    British-Pakistani Boxer Amir Khan clinched the WBC International Welterweight 2019 title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Olympic silver medallist defeated the Australian boxer Billy Dib. The event was organised by Khan’s Super Boxing League in association with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia.   The General Sports Authority (GSA): GSA is the government organisation responsible for sports in Saudi Arabia. It was created in 1974. GSA was earlier known as the General Presidency of Youth Welfare (GPYW). Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Super Boxing League: The first professional boxing league in India is the Super Boxing League. The Super Boxing League was created in 2017, after Super Fight League first season. The founders of the league are British-Asian businessman Bill Dosanjh and British-Pakistani boxing champion Amir Khan. The league is organised and supported by the World Boxing Council and Professional Boxing Organisation India. 

    FanMojo appointed Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador

    16 July 2019
    FanMojo has appointed Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador. FanMojo is a fantasy sports platform and it is owned by mobile tech company U2opia Global. A lot of former as well as current cricketers including Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, Virat Kholi and Murali Karthik have associated themselves with various Fantasy cricket league.  Prithvi Shaw: Prithvi Pankaj Shaw is an Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain. His first international appearance was on 4 October 2018. He is the second-youngest Indian cricketer, after Tendulkar, to make a Test century and the youngest Indian to do so on Test debut. FanMojo: FanMojo was introduced to the market in 2016. It series of problems and scams and then it made a comeback in 2018. Recently, the startup has appointed Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador. It is a fantasy platform where users play skill-based games to earn money. On the platform, fans can compete against each other to win cash prizes by selecting top five batsmen in a cricket match. With the fastest Paytm cash-out and social features, Fanmojo is a leading platform for skill-based games in India. FanMojo is expected to touch Rs.11,990 crores by 2023. The growth of the startup is aggressive within the past 2 years. New Features in FanMojo: Football and Kabaddi were added along with cricket as a category.  Cricket was expanded to cover tournaments across the globe and formats from T20 to test matches.  Multiple payment channels were integrated. Others:  MS Dhoni is the ambassador of FanMojo's biggest rival Dream11 and Virat Kohli has been endorsing Mobile Premier League. 

    Kiran More appointed as USA cricket teams interim coach

    16 July 2019
    Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More takes charge as the interim coach of the senior USA cricket team. He replaces the head coach Pubudu Dassanayake. Kiran More appointed as the USA’s director of cricket in June 2019. He served as the chairman of the Indian selection committee and the wicketkeeping-consultant of Mumbai Indians in the IPL. The USA Cricket appointed as former India spinner Sunil Joshi as spin bowling advisor and Pravin Amre and Kieran Powell as advisors for the batting department.

    PV Sindhu to spearhead Indian campaign at Indonesia Open Badminton

    16 July 2019
    PV Sindhu won the Indian campaign at the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament beginning. The tournament took place at Jakarta.  Sindhu will play her opening game against Japan's Aya Ohori tomorrow.  Saina Nehwal will not take part in the tournament. Kidambi Srikanth is placed at 8th position.  B. Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy are other Indians seen in action in the Singles. Srikanth face Japan's Kenta Nishimoto, Praneeth take on Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong.  Prannoy meet second-seeded Chinese Shi Yuqi. Ashwini Ponnappa, N. Sikki Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are among those will figure in the Doubles. About PV Sindhu Awards: Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, MORE Olympic medals: Badminton at the 2016 Summer Olympics Women's singles


    Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Championship 2019 title

    15 July 2019
    Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Championship 2019 title. She created Wimbledon history by becoming the first Romanian to win the Grand slam 2019 title. She secured 6-2, 6-2 and defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams. Champions of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships: The champions of various events are listed below: 2019 Wimbledon Championships Date: 1-14 July Edition: 133rd Category: Grand Slam (ITF) Prize money: £ 38,000,000 Surface: Grass Location: London, United Kingdom Venue: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club UK

    Djokovic won Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title

    15 July 2019
    Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title  He defeated Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in a match that lasted for more than four hours. The match to be decided in the fifth set. Federer and Djokovic won two sets each in the longest ever final. This is  Djokovic's 16th Grand Slam and 5th Wimbledon title.  He is level with Bjorn Borg as a five-time Wimbledon winner. About Novak Djokovic He is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Olympic Games‎: ‎(‎2008‎) Tour Finals‎: ‎W (‎2008‎, ‎2012‎, ‎2013‎, ‎2014‎, ‎2015‎)  

    Mexico wins CONCACAF Gold Cup final

    14 July 2019
    Mexico defeated USA to claim their eighth CONCACAF Gold Cup title. Jonathan Dos Santos scored the winning goal in 73rd min for Mexico in the thrilling final. The teams met five previous times in the Gold Cup final, but this year’s edition held additional value: The Americans had a chance to reestablish confidence in a program haunted by its failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Mexico looked like the more dangerous team in the second half. They finally broke through in the 73rd minutes. Jonathan dos Santos scored off a back-heel pass from Raul Jimenez fountains of beer to fly upward in the pro-Mexico crowd. The Americans created scoring opportunities early one of the positive trends through the tournament. About CONCACAF Founded    1963 Region    North America, Central America and the Caribbean(CONCACAF) Number of teams    16

    Indian pair won a bronze medal in the World Tour Platinum Australian Open 2019

    14 July 2019
    The Indian pair, G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj, won a bronze medal in the World Tour Platinum Australian Open 2019 in the men’s doubles competition on 12 July. This was the first ever medal for India in the Australian Open. They secured 12-14, 9-11, 8-11 and lost to the top-seeded Korean pair of Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu in the semifinals. Australian Open 2019: Held on: 11–14 July     Tournament: Australian Open     Held at: Geelong, Australia The 2019 ITTF World Tour is the 24th season of the International Table Tennis Federation's (ITTF) professional table tennis world tour. The tournaments in the 2019 tour is of two tiers:  ♦ World Tour Platinum  ♦ World Tour  

    Magnus Carlsen of Norwaywon the 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour title

    13 July 2019
    Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour title. He secured eight points and defeated Wesley So of United States with seven points. Viswanathan Anand ended up with 4.5 points and finished 11th. Carlsen: Sven Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. In addition to his success in classical chess, he is also a two-time World Rapid Chess Champion and four-time World Blitz Chess Champion. Grand Chess Tour 2019: The Grand Chess Tour 2019 was featured by 8 tournaments, with 12 full participants and 14 wild card participants. Out of the 8 tournaments, 6 tournaments are rapid or blitz tournaments and 2 are classical tournaments.  The 12 full participants played in the classical events and in 3 of the 5 rapid/blitz tournaments. As in 2018, the top 4 players after the 8 events will qualify for the GCT Finals at the London Chess Classic.  

    Sunil Chhetri and Ashalata Devi conferred with top honours at AIFF Awards

    11 July 2019
    Sunil Chhetri, Indian men’s football team captain named the Men’s Footballer of the year 2019 at the All India Football Federation‘s (AIFF) Awards. He won the award for the third consecutive year. He is also the second-highest active international scorer after Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. In women’s category, it was conferred to footballer Ashalata Devi. Some of the Award winners in the football category are AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of the Year - Dangmei Grace (Manipur) Best grassroots development program - Jammu and Kashmir Football Association AIFF Award for the Best Assistant Referee   -  Joseph Tony (Karnataka) AIFF Award for the Best Referee   -  R Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu)

    Dutee Chand bags Gold medal in 100-metres event at World Universiade

    11 July 2019
    India's Dutee Chand clinched a Gold medal in the 100-metre dash The event at the World Universiade at Napoli in Italy.  She is a 23-year-old sprinter clocked 11.32 seconds race from start to finish.  Del Ponte of Switzerland won the Silver medal. German Lisa Kwayie won Bronze medal She has become the first Indian woman track and field athlete to win the coveted yellow metal at the event.  She is only the second Indian sprinter to win a Gold in a global event. She won after 19-year old Hima Das. Hima clinched the top spot in the 400-metres race in the World Junior Athletics Championships last year. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated her for win over. About Dutee Chand  She is the current national champion in the women's 100 metres event.  She is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women's 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games. Olympic medals: Athletics at the 2018 Asian Games, Women's 100 metres.

    Dravid appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru

    10 July 2019
    Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been appointed as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The appointment was announced and approved by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 8 July. He is currently the vice-president of India Cements. Roles and Duties: Dravid will work closely with the National Head Coaches and Cricket Coaches for India Developmental teams which includes India A, India Under 19, India Under 23 teams, in the identification of key training and development objectives.  He will monitor progress against these objectives for the developmental teams. The role expects him to provide necessary inputs on the same to the Senior Men’s and Women’s Head Coaches.   Rahul Dravid: Dravid  is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the india national team. He is colloquially known as Dependable or Mr. Dependable, and often referred to as The Great Wall. He is the current Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also the Head Coach for the India under 19 and india A teams.  He is known for his sound batting technique. In his career, Dravid has scored nearly 25,000 runs in international cricket and is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Dravid was the second highest scorer overall and top scorer for India across formats, scoring 8,914 runs from 174 matches at an average of 54.02, including 19 hundreds. National Cricket Academy (NCA): The National Cricket Academy (NCA) was established in 2000 and is located in Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru, Karnataka in India. The NCA was founded under the idea of cricket administrator and former BCCI President Raj Singh Dungarpur. NCA provides training to the young cricketers who are identified as having the potential to represent the Indian cricket team.

    MS Dhoni became the only second Indian player to reach the 350-game mark in ODI

    10 July 2019
    MS Dhoni became the only second Indian player to reach the 350-game mark in One-Day International cricket (ODI). The first Indian to set the record was Sachin Tendulkar. MS Dhoni: He has been tagged as one of the best finishers in the sport. Dhoni led India from 2007 to 2017. Under Dhoni's captaincy won its second championship in the cricket world cup. He also led India to No. 1 position in the ICC Rankings.  He is regarded as one of the greatest captains in the world of cricket. MS Dhoni is the only skipper to have won every major ICC tournament. The former Indian captain is also the first wicketkeeper to play in 350 ODI matches.  He is also the first captain in the world to win three different ICC trophies. Dhoni also led India to a memorable 2013 Champions Trophy triumph in England.  In his more than 14-years of international career, Dhoni has played an integral part in many of India's famous victories.

    Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship: India win 13 medals

    10 July 2019
    India won 13 medals on the opening day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship  The event is held in Apia, Samoa.  The medals comprised 8 Gold, 3 silver and 2 Bronze.  Mirabai Chanu led the Indian medal rush in the senior women's 49 kg event  She won the gold medal in the Olympic qualifying event.  She lifted a total of 191 kg.  Jhilli Dalabehera won the first place on the podium. She made a lift of 154 kg in the senior women's 45 kg  In the senior women's 55 kg, Soroikhaibam Bindyarani Devi won the gold  In the senior men's 55kg category, Rishikanta Singh won the gold of 235 kg. About CommonWealth Games - History Commonwealth Games are international sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.  The event was first held in 1930. It place every four years. The Commonwealth Games are known as the British Empire Games from 1930 to 1950. The British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954 to 1966 and British Commonwealth Games from 1970 to 1974.  It is the world's first multi-sport event inducted an equal number of women’s and men’s medal events and implemented recently in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    Vinesh Phogat won gold medal in the 53 kg category at the Grand Prix of Spain 2019

    9 July 2019
    India’s top wrestler Vinesh Phogat won her first gold medal after shifting to 53kg category and Divya Kakran claimed the top honours in the 68kg category at the Grand Prix of Spain 2019 at Madrid, Spain. In the championship, India finished second with 130 points in team championship behind Russia which secured 165. Vinesh defeated Dutch rival Jessica Blaszka at the finals. She is one of India’s medal hopefuls at the 2020 Tokyo Games. She won gold medal at the Jakarta Asian Games. Vinesh had competed in Asian Championship and won bronze. She played in Dan Kolov and won silver respectively in the 53kg category.

    Brazil won the Copa America2019 title

    9 July 2019
    Brazil won its first Copa America 2019 title since 2007. It defeated Peru and secured 3-1. The team already owns the fifth and ninth Copa América trophy.  The event was hosted by Brazil. Everton was named player of the final and also finished as one of the tournament's top scorers with three goals. Dani Alves, Brazil's right-back, was awarded the player of the tournament. The last time they won the Copa América was in 1989. Then it played against Uruguay at the Maracanã. Brazil's only other title since 2007 came in the 2013 Confederations Cup. Copa América 2019: The 2019 Copa América was the 46th edition of the Copa América, the international men's association football championship. It was founded in 1916. It was organized by South America's football ruling body CONMEBOL. It was held in Brazil and took place between 14 June to 7 July 2019 at 6 venues across the country. Uruguay is the Copa América's most successful nation with 15 titles.

    India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Semifinal Match : India look to set the record

    9 July 2019
    India's World Cup 2019 semi-final match New Zealand is expected to be the semi-final match between India and New Zealand. India won seven out of their nine matches in the World Cup 2019 league stage. They defeated Pakistan and the West Indies. India and New Zealand involved in World Cup matches since 1975. India head coach, Ravi Shastri supports the team well. Incidentally, India vs New Zealand in Nottingham called off due to rain. The weatherman warned of a 50 percent chance of rain at 10 am local time chances that the start of the match may be delayed from the scheduled 10.30am local time. The skies are only expected to clear after 1 pm local time. The weather forecast for Wednesday is not promising as "rather extensive rain" along with generally overcast conditions, Virat Kohli’s finished top of the league table at the Cricket World Cup  Aussies will take on England in the other semi-final on July 11 at Edgbaston. History Virat Kohli took on Kane Williamson in a semi-final before 11 years ago.  India won New Zealand and entered the finals and then lifted the Under-19 trophy. The scenario is similar and there is also a forecast of rain.  The pressure will be on India and New Zealand. They are comfortable being the underdogs they are very good at punching above their weight and this is what makes them dangerous.  India has the momentum and New Zealand it all boils down to handling the nerves on the day after that first ball is bowled.  

    U.S. womens national soccer team won the FIFA Womens World Cup 2019

    8 July 2019
    The U.S. women’s national soccer team (USWNT) won the FIFA Women’s World Cup for a record-extending fourth time on July 7 in Lyon, France. The team defeated the Netherlands and secured 2-0 to win the women’s World Cup. This win is a record-extending fourth time for the U.S. women’s national soccer team. The dignitaries which included FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino, and France’s president, Emmanuel Macron presented the winners' medal and trophy.  The Head coach of USWNT is Jill Ellis. The captains of the team are Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and  Megan Rapinoe. USWNT won its first World Cup in 1991 in China.                     FIFA Women's World Cup: FIFA-Fédération Internationale de Football Association Founded on: 1991 Number of teams: 24 Current champions: United States (4th title)    The competition is being held every four years since 1991

    Virat Kohli retains top position among batsmen in latest ICC rankings

    8 July 2019
    Team India skipper Virat Kohli retained the top position among batsmen in the latest ICC rankings.  Rohit Sharma bridged the gap at No. 2 following record five World Cup tons. Pakistan's Babar Azam got third place.  Australia opener David Warner re-entered the top 10 at number six. India in the ODI rankings with Jasprit Bumrah extending his lead at the top from 21 points to 56 points  After grabbing 17 wickets in the nine league matches at the World Cup.  New Zealand's Trent Boult remained in the second spot.   Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan retained the top spot among all-rounders.  In the ICC ODI Team Rankings, England remain in first position at 123 points New Zealand and Australia are both on 112 with New Zealand. About ICC Board Formation: 15 June 1909 Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Membership: 105 members Chairman: Shashank Manohar CEO: Manu Sawhney

    Arinjeeta Dey won a silver medal for India in World Youth Cup 2019

    8 July 2019
    Karate girl, Arinjeeta Dey (Barasat, West Bengal) won a silver medal under the 12 category in the World Youth Cup 2019  The competition was held in Umag, Croatia(from July 1 to July 5, 2019). It was organized by World Karate Federation affiliated to the International Olympic Association.  A total of 35 countries participated in this competition.  He won 3 times in national championship junior level category (2017 KAI SUB Junior National gold medalist, 2018 KAI SUB Junior National gold medalist,2019 KAI SUB Junior National Gold and Silver Medalist).  She belongs from Barasat in West Bengal.  She has been a student of Hanshi Premjit Sen She is the president of Premjit Sen Martial Art Academy in West Bengal. About Croatia  Capital : Zagreb Currency: Croatian Kuna  President: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovit  Prime Minister: Andrej Plenkovit

    Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from ODI

    7 July 2019
    Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from One Day International (ODI) cricket after the country's final league clash against Bangladesh in World Cup 2019. He will now focus on the T20s.   About Malik: Shoaib Malik is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team from 2007 to 2009. He is an occasional captain of Pakistan national cricket team. He made his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut in 2001 against Bangladesh. Malik is regarded as a flexible player. He is capable of hitting big shots but is also capable of rotating the strike with good placement. He has a strike rate of 80.4 runs per 100 balls.  

    Elavenil Valarivan won the gold medal in 10m women's air rifle at ISSF World Cup 2019

    7 July 2019
    Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan won the gold medal in 10m women's air rifle event of the season's first junior ISSF World Cup 2019 on 4 July. She defeated Chinese Taipei's Lin Ying-Shin to win the title. She shot 249.8 in the women's final. Her 631.4 in the qualification was a new world record. China's Wang Zeru managed to win the bronze medal with a score of 228.4 in her first World Cup appearance. Elavenil Valarivan is a sport shooter from Cuddalore, Tamilnadu. She had also won a bronze medal at the FISU World Shooting Sport Championship 2019.

    Hima Das won the women's 200m gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland

    5 July 2019
    Star Indian sprinter Hima Das won the women's 200m gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland. She was clocked 23.65s on her way to the 200m gold. This was Hima's first competitive 200m race of the year 2019. Other winners: The national record holder shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor bagged a bronze with a best effort of 19.62m. VK Vismaya finished third with a personal best time of 23.75s in the race at Poznan Asian champion. Muhammed Anas, the 400m national record holder, secured third in the men's 200m race with a timing of 20.75 seconds. K S Jeevan won the men's 400m bronze in 47.25s. Hima Das: Hima Das, nicknamed the Dhing Express, is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam.  She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia She has been conferred with Arjuna award by the President of India on 25 September 2018. She was appointed as India's first ever youth ambassador of UNICEF.

    Vaibhav Yadav, Indian pro boxer won World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia title

    4 July 2019
    Indian pro boxer Vaibhav Yadav became the WBC Asia silver welterweight champion. They defeat Thailand's Fahpetch Singmanassak in the title bout held in Pattaya, Thailand. Yadav, a cousin of Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan clinched a third-round knockout over Singmanassak. The fight, which took place was conducted by the Asian Boxing Council It is approved by the World Boxing Council (WBC). He became the WBC Asia silver welterweight champion after defeating Thailand's Fahpetch Singmanassak in the title bout held in Pattaya, Thailand. Yadav, a cousin of Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan clinched a third-round knockout over Singmanassak.

    Hyderabad Sailing Week, 34th edition of the National level sailing championship, began in Telangana on 2 July

    4 July 2019
    Hyderabad Sailing Week, the 34th edition of the National level sailing championship, began in Telangana on 2 July. It was inaugurated by the Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan. It will be at the Hussain Sagar Lake. The event will take place between July 2 till July 7. The Championship aims to place the State into the world sailing map. The State currently have three participants who previously were Asian medalists. About the event: Event Organizer:  The event is being jointly organised by the EME Sailing Association (EMESA) and supported by Sports Authority of Telangana State. Why the location?  Hyderabad has been chosen as the wind conditions in the city are most favourable to hone sailor’s skills in yacht handling and understanding wind shifts. Participants:  This event includes 190 plus sailors, 16 sailing clubs with round 21 sailors from Telangana state alone. Technical part of championship is taken care of by foreign sailing members. About EME sailing: EMESA was formed in 1964. It has produced a number of medal winners both at National and International level. In 1986, LCAI was founded with a view to promote sailing in India. Since then, event has been conducted continuously for last 33 years and is popularly known as “Hyderabad Sailing week”.

    Odisha to host the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship 2019

    3 July 2019
    Department of Sports and Youth Service of the Odisha government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) and Odissi Tennis Association (OSTTA). They decided to host the 21st Commonwealth Championship for the year 2019. from July 17-22, 2019 at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha. Commissioner-cum-secretary, Sports and Youth Services Department, Odisha, Vishal K Dev signed the Mou with Senior Vice President, TTFI, S. N. Sultan and President, OSTTA .N. Gupta in the presence of Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik and Minister for Sports and Youth Services, Tusharkanti Behera.  They received the entries from 14 associations, consisting of India, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Australia, Cyprus, South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan.  The previous two Commonwealth Championships were held in India in 2013 and 2015. India, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Australia, Cyprus, South Africa, Nigeria and Pakistan they will participate in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

    Max Verstappen won 2019 Austrian Grand Prix

    2 July 2019
    Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix. He defeated Ferrari's, Charles Leclerc Mercedes Valtteri Bottas met continuous win and finishes with the third one. Ferrari's Sebastian Ve became fourth.  Five-times world champion Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won fifth place. About 2019 Austrian Grand Prix  2019 Austrian Grand Prix which is formally known as the Formula 1 my World Großer Preis von Österreich 2019 was a Formula One motor race   

    Virat Kohli becomes the fastest cricketer to score 20,000 international runs

    28 June 2019
    Virat Kohli becomes the fastest cricketer to score 20,000 international runs.  The 417 innings to reach the milestone and bettered the time taken by legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. India captain reached the milestone the score of 37 in India’s 6th match in World Cup tournament against West Indies. He scored 18,963 runs in international cricket before the innings and needed a further 37 to reach the 20,000 run mark.  He have 416 innings (131 Tests, 223 ODIs and 62 T20Is).

    Narinder Batra elected as IOC member

    28 June 2019
    Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee.  He secured 58 votes out of 62. Narinder Batra has a rare distinction of becoming a member of the IOC he is heading a National Olympic Committee  He also belongs to the international federation.  He is the first Indian to have this distinction About Indian Olympic Association  Headquarters    New Delhi, India President    Narinder Dhruv Batra Secretary-General    Rajeev Mehta

    Sofia Kenin won the Mallorca Open Title 2019

    27 June 2019
    Sofia Kenin of the United States won the Mallorca Open Title 2019. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland with 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4 points in the finals.  The 4th edition of the tournament was held at Santa Ponsa Tennis Club in Mallorca, Spain. This was her second WTA (Women's Tennis Association) singles title of the season.  About Mallorca Open Title 2019 Champion : United States Sofia Kenin Runner-up  :  Switzerland Belinda Bencic

    Italy won the bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

    26 June 2019
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the 2026 Winter Olympics will be staged at the Italian venue of Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo. The Winter Games will happen from 6 February to 22 February in 2026. Italy beat off a bid from Stockholm/Are in Sweden. Italy won the bid bythe approval of the IOC members by 47 votes to 34. Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Olympics twice. It first hosted Olympics in 1956 in Cortina d'Ampezzo and then in 2006 in Turin. It has been estimated that the Games will generate five billion euros ($5.69 billion) and create 20,000 jobs. The 2022 Winter Olympics will be staged in Beijing.  

    India proposes to host 2023 IOC session in Mumbai

    26 June 2019
    India proposed to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee session in Mumbai. It is expected to choose the host city for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra and IOC member Nita Ambani submitted the formal bid to the IOC chief Thomas.2022-2023 is the 75th year of Indian Independence and Indian sports are celebrated in India in a better way. Batra is elected as a new IOC member.IOC Session is the general meeting of the 100members.It is held once a year where each member has one vote. The IOC decisions are final. The extraordinary Sessions are convened by the IOC President. India planned to host the ongoing session but they lost to the Italian city of Milan.  IOC rule prohibits host city candidates being elected in their home country. The Italian city named as host of 2026 Winter Olympics. About International Olympic Committee Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland Membership: 95 active members Honorary President: Belgium Jacques Rogge President: Germany Thomas Bach

    Indian women's hockey team won FIH Series

    25 June 2019
    Indian Women's Hockey team won the FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey) He defeated Japan 3-1 in the finals held at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium, Japan. Indian team Captain Rani Rampal scored the first goal in the 3rd minute and Gurjit Kaur scored goals at the 45th and 60th minutes.  Japan's Kanon Mori scored the goal for the team. Gurjit Kaur emerged as World No. 9 Indian team qualified for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers 2019  About FIH/ International  Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland  President: Narinder Batra  Founded: 7 January 1924

    Lewis Hamilton won French Grand Prix

    25 June 2019
    Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the French Grand Prix  It is held in Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France  They secured 187 points.  The United Kingdom got an eighth straight win in the year 2019  It was the sixth win of the season  It is 79th of his career. He defeated Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes (Finland) secured 151 points.  Charles Leclerc of Ferrari (Monaco) got third Max Verstappen of Red Bull (Belgium) fourth  About French Grand Prix It is one of the oldest motor races in the world  It is first held at 1906 

    IOC inaugurated its $145 million new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland

    25 June 2019
    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) inaugurated 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) named Olympic House in a ceremony  It is held at the lakeside grounds of Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland.  It is inaugurated exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games. The newly built headquarters designed by architecture firm 3XN of Denmark.  It is built of 95% of the old materials  The signature feature of the new building is a central staircase. Around 500 IOC employees under one roof.  IOC members gathered in Lausanne to choose the 2026 Winter Games host among Milan-Cortina from Italy and Stockholm from Sweden.  About IOC:  President: Thomas Bach  Founders: Pierre de Coubertin, Demetrius Vikelas

    Cricket Australia signs a multi-year partnership with HCL

    24 June 2019
    Indian multinational information technology service HCL Technologies (Hindustan Computers Limited, HCL) signed a multi-year deal with Cricket Australia (CA), the administrative body of Australian Cricket. India's third largest sports deal, Accenture was working with Cricket Australia  A five-year deal from November 2013. HCL becomes the digital technology partner of Australia (CA) The company will help CA more fans, cricketers, fans, employees, and volunteers through digital experience around the world.   HCL build CA's digital products such as Cricket Australia Live App, cricket.com.  Cricket Australia's fan following gradually increased upto 20 million per year.  About HCL:  CEO: C Vijayakumar  Founded: 11 August 1976 

    Indian Gymnast, Pranati Nayak won bronze at 2019 Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championship held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    24 June 2019
    India's Pranati Nayak won a bronze medal at the Senior Asian Artistic Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  She is from West Bengal She got qualified for finals  She secured sixth place and came up with a score of 13.384 to win the bronze medal. She scored 13.400 and 13.367 in the first and second vault score recently.

    Women's cricket nominated for inclusion at 2022 Commonwealth Games

    22 June 2019
    Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) nominated the inclusion of women's cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom. International Cricket Council (ICC) in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) presented the compelling case for women's cricket to become part of the Commonwealth Games programme. Beach Volleyball and para table tennis were also nominated for inclusion in the 2022 edition. ICC Chief Executive:- Manu Sawhney About Commonwealth Games: 2022 Venue: Birmingham, United Kingdom Nations participating: 73 2018 Commonwealth Games was held in Gold Coast, Australia. The first official Commonwealth Games were held in 1930 in Hamilton, Canada.

    World Archery appoints Bindra to sort AAI trouble

    22 June 2019
    World Archery appointed Abhinav Bindra to sort out the ongoing mess in the Archery Association of India (AAI). AAI violated the constitution by unanimously electing two parallel bodies in Chandigarh and New Delhi. Archery Association of India (AAI) is the national governing body of archery in India. Its headquarters are located in New Delhi Its current president is Arjun Munda About Archery Association of India (AAI) Founded    8 August 1973 Location New Delhi President    Mr. Arjun Munda Secretary    Mr. Virendra Sachdeva

    Bronze for India in the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike Athletics meet

    21 June 2019
    Annu Rani won the women’s javelin bronze in the 58th Ostrava Golden Spike athletics meet,  Croatia’s Sara Kolak took the gold and Slovenia’s Martina Ratej bagged the silver. About Annu Rani She is a Javelin thrower from Uttar Pradesh. She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest. A not-for-profit foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes She finished eighth a best of 56.37 meters in the final. At the Asian Games in Incheon South Korea, she won the bronze medal with a throw of 59.53 meters She Born in Jatt Farmer Family in Dabthuwa Village of Meerut.

    PU Chitra and Sreeshankar strikes Gold & Johnson wins silver at Folksam Grand Prix 2019

    21 June 2019
    Asian champion PU Chitra of India won a gold medal in women's 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 The event held in Sollentuna, Sweden. She did her clocking 4 minutes 12.65 seconds (4:12.659). She defeated Mercy Cherono of Kenya who finished a former IAAF World Cross Country champion  She is a silver medallist at the 2013 World Championships. 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson from India won a silver medal in men's 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix by clocking 3:39.69 She finished behind Sweden's Andreas Almgren (3:39.68s).  

    India name 23-member squad for Asian Junior Badminton Championship

    21 June 2019
    India named a 23-member squad to represent the country at the Asian Junior Badminton Championship.  The tournament will be held in Suzhou, China. boys' singles challenge by Manipur's Maisnam Meiraba Luwang.  An impressive total of 1000 points by virtue of a fine run in the domestic circuit.  The girls' team led by Malvika Bansod of the Airport Authority of India.  She topped the list with 1000 points.  Ishaan Bhatnagar and Vishnuvardhan Goud lead India's challenge in the boys' doubles competition, while Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto the ones to watch out for in girls' doubles.   About Badminton Championship It is a badminton tournament sanctioned by Badminton World Federation.  The tournament offers the most ranking points, together with Summer Olympic Games.  The winners will be crowned as the "World Champions" 

    Rashid Khan becomes most expensive bowler in World Cup history

    20 June 2019
    Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the most expensive bowler in World Cup history. He is the world’s No.3 ODI bowler. He played Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League The record earlier belonged to New Zealand’s Martin Snedden 105 runs for two wickets against England in the 1983 World Cup. Rashid had taken one for 52 against Australia and two for 17 against Sri Lanka.  He gave 45 runs against South Africa team. He is the second most expensive in ODI history.  Pakistan’s left-arm Wahab Riaz took 110 runs in 10 overs against England in August 2016. He is a world class bowler & a delight to watch.  About International Cricket Council  They are global governing body for cricket. ICC Chairperson: Manu Sahney Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  

    England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes in an ODI

    19 June 2019
    England captain Eoin Morgan set the world record for most sixes (17) in an One Day International (ODI). He achieved this record during his 71-ball 148-run knock against Afghanistan in World Cup on 18 June 2019. Morgan was assisted by Joe Root in the 189-run partnership for the third wicket during which Root made 88 runs off 82 balls. Previous records: The previous record for most sixes (16 sixes) was jointly held by Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. England ended up with the 6th highest team total in a World Cup match with 397 for 6 in 50 overs after they opted to bat first at Old Trafford cricket ground.  4th fastest hundred in a WC: Morgan hit his century off 57 balls. It was the fourth fastest hundred in a World Cup match. The first three ranks were et up by: 1) Ireland's Kevin O'Brien (50 balls), against England in 2011 2) Australia's Glenn Maxwell (51 balls), against Sri Lanka in 2015 3) South Africa's AB de Villiers (55 balls), against West Indies in 2015

    Bangladesh recorded the second highest successful chase in World Cup history

    18 June 2019
    Bangladesh has recorded the second highest successful chase in World Cup history. The Bangladesh cricket team chased down the target of 322 against West Indies. Bangladesh (322/3) beat West Indies (321/8) by 7 wickets in Taunton. The previous second highest successful chase in World Cup was also recorded by Bangladesh when they chased down the target of 319 against Scotland in 2015. Notably, it is also Bangladesh's highest ever chase in ODI cricket. 2019 Cricket World Cup: ♦ Dates: 30 May-14 July ♦ Administrator: International Cricket Council ♦ Cricket format: One Day International ♦ Host: England ♦ Participants: 10 ♦ It is the  12th edition of the Cricket World Cup

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