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  • Sumit Nagal achieves Best ATP Ranking

    3 days ago
    India's Sumit Nagal jumped 15 places to achieve a career-high ranking of 159 in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals ATP rankings. The 22-year-old from Haryana ended runners up in the Banja Luka ATP Challenger following a first-round appearance at the US Open. He had leapfrogged 16 places after his first-round exit in the US Open. Prajnesh Gunneswaran continued his run in the top-100. He rose three places to be world no. 82. Ramkumar Ramanathan slipped three spots to be 179th rounding up the top-three Indians in the men's singles.  In doubles, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan maintained their 43rd and 49th position, while Leander Paes moved one spot to be placed 78. The WTA rankings, Ankita Raina continues to be India's top-ranked player at 191 and is followed Pranjala Yadlapalli who is placed at 338. Sumit Nagal  He is the second highest-ranked Indian on the ATP at No. 174. Prajnesh Gunneswaran continues to be the No. 1 in the country. He earned 48 points in Bosnia. He is an Indian tennis player.  Wimbledon Title: He won the 2015 Wimbledon boys doubles title  Grand slam: He became the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam title.

    Mayank Vaid becomes first Indian to complete Enduroman triathlon

    4 days ago
    Mayank Vaid becomes the first Indian to complete the Enduroman. It is a triathlon from England to France which is considered to be one of the toughest endurance competitions in the world. He is the 44th person in the world to have completed this triathlon. He is also the first Asian person to complete this triathlon in solo capacity. He also broken the record for the shortest time taken to complete the Enduroman Arch to Arc triathlon. He completed the triathlon involving running, swimming and cycling. The time duration is around in 50 hours and 24 minutes. The previous record for this triathlon was 52 hours and 30 minutes. It is held by Julien Deneyer of Belgium. The triathlon starts with a 140 km run from London’s Marble Arch to Dover on the Kent coast, then a cross-Channel swim (shortest distance 33.8 km) to the French coast, and finishes with a 289.7 km bike ride from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This is the longest point to point triathlon in the world. Only 44 persons have completed it so far. More people have climbed Mt. Everest. It is truly the toughest and most brutal triathlon in the world. The difficulties he faced in the course of his record run.The swim and bike sections were really hard. Especially going sleepless for more than 50 hours. The most challenging part is when a swimmer starts to see the French coast and that’s when the mind plays games.

    Pankaj Advani wins his record 22nd world billiards title

    4 days ago
    Pankaj Advani increased his tally of world titles to twenty-two by winning the fourth final within the 150 at the IBSF World Billiards Championship on 14th Sept 2019 in Mandalay of Myanmar.  About Play on finals: India's Pankaj Advani defeated England's Mike Russell in 5-2 to enter the final of the IBSF World Billiards Championship. Thway Oo had beaten the Russell in the semifinals last year before losing to Advani within the final. Advani scored 3 consecutive centuries. The match was equally poised at 2 frames result in Pankaj Advani (India) defeated Mike Russell (England) 5-2: 150(114)-117(59), 142(142)-150(150), 152(118)-122(122), 45-151(74), 152(63)-142(85), 151(123)-96(66), 151-61. Nay Thway Oo (Myanmar) beat Sourav Kothari (India) 5-3: 151(65)-125, 151(93)-95(93), 21-152(152), 150(122)-77(68), 79(72)-151(83), 110(103)-150, 150(150)-0, 152(130)-0. About IBSF: The IBSF World table game Championship is the premier international and non-professional tournament for the English billiards sanctioned by the International Billiards and Snooker Federation in 1973. Pankaj Arjan :  Pankaj Arjan Advani is an Indian billiards and snooker player. he won Indian National Championship titles in 5 completely different years: 2005, 2008, 2012, 2017 and recently in 2019.

    Kapil Dev to be the first chancellor of Rai Sports University

    4 days ago
    Kapil Dev Rai Sports University, Sonepat, coaching program The Haryana Government has appointed cricket legend Kapil Dev as the first Chancellor of Rai Sports University. The minister of Haryana Anil Vij had approved the proposal to upgrade the sports university on Sept 14th in Sonepat. Sports University of Haryana: The Sports University of Haryana in Sonepat is conducting the educational and coaching programs in education and sports sciences and as well as in sports technology and medicine. This Course can embrace coaching for sports management, sports infrastructure engineering, sports scientific discipline, sports nutrition, sports journalism, and sports promoting. Sports Universities in India : The Sports University of Haryana is the third sports university established by a government within the country where others are Swarnim Gujarat Sports University in Gandhinagar, province education and Sports University in Chennai.  Kapil dev: Kapil dev was a baseball player and he is a quick bowler. He is one of the best captains in India. Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He was India's national cricket coach between 1999 and August 2000. He is retired in 1994. He is the sole player within the history of 434 wickets and scored  5000 runs in Tests. Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame On 11th March 2010.  

    Sourabh Verma won Vietnam Open Super 100 title

    4 days ago
    India's Sourabh Verma won three-game over China's Sun Fei Xiang to claim the men's singles title at the USD 75,000 Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 badminton tournament. He won the Hyderabad Open and Slovenian International recovered from a mid-game slump to beat Sun 21-12 17-21 21-14 in the summit clash which lasted an hour and 12 minutes. The Chinese blazing in the second game zooming to a 8-0 lead. He lead 11-5 at the interval and even though the Indian proved an uphill task as Sun roared back into the contest. Indians maintained his lead the Chinese snapping at his heels. Sourabh blasted off the next four points to shut the door on his opponent and win his third title of the year. The 26-year-old from Madhya Pradesh won the Dutch Open and Korea Open.

    Payas Jain won silver at ITTF Asian Junior and Cadet Championship

    September 15, 2019
    India made a silver splash at the IITF World Asian and Cadet Championship as the country's accomplished table tennis player Payas Jain and junior boys team bagged silver in Cadet Boy's Singles and Junior Boys' Team events. Jain show his aggression initially but in the face of a fine attacking play by the Chinese. The Delhi paddler wilted and lost 11-13, 6-11, 8-11, 5-11 in less than 20 minutes. There was a time in the first game when Jain matched his Chinese rival and even deuced after trailing. The top-seeded Chinese converted the point at the second opportunity to go ahead. Jain's silver medal earned him a berth in the Asian squad will participate in the World Cadet Challenge at Wladyslawowo. India's campaign at the championships ended with two silver medals one by the junior boys team and another by Jain.

    Sixteen members of CISF successfully summitted Mt. Satopanth peak

    September 13, 2019
    A team of 16 members of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) successfully completed Mount Satopanth's peak climbing. The CISF members committed the expedition to Fit India Movement and Women Empowerment which were initiated by the Prime Minister of India. Objective : The aim of the expedition was to unfold the message of empowering girls through mountain climbing to stay spirit of journey alive in effect. The team pushed their limit and achieved their goal by exposing themselves to the very best order of mental and physical challenges, including exposure to low atmospheric pressure, thin air, sub-zero temperatures, incessant snow blizzards and lots of alternative harsh climatic conditions. About CISF team: The CISF has a sixteen members mountain climbing expedition team including 3 girls was flagged-off on 05th August  2019 by Director General of CISF. The team was led by Shri Raghubir Lal DIG.CISF as a part of the CAPFs team will go to Mt. Everest Expedition in March-April in 2020.   Mt. Satopanth: Mount Satopanth peak is the second highest peak in the Uttarakhand. The mountain successfully summitted for the first time by the team lead by Andre Roch in 1947.

    England greats Boycott & Strauss honoured with knighthoods

    September 12, 2019
    England cricket greats Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss honoured with Knighthoods by Theresa May in her resignation honours list. The former cricketers have received the honour for their services to sport after outstanding careers for England.Geoffrey Boycott played 108 tests between 1964 and 1982 for England. He scored 8,114 Test runs at an average of 47.72. Andrew Strauss played 100 tests for England from 2004-12 scoring more than 7,000 runs at an average of 40.91 and captained the team to two Ashes series wins. He served as England’s director of cricket between 2015 and 2018.

    Kenyas Kosgei sets new record in 2019 Great North Run

    September 10, 2019
    kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the women’s half-marathon event in 2019 Great North Run in Newcastle, England. She finished the run with a time duration of 1 hour four minutes and twenty-eight seconds. Her time was twenty-three seconds faster than Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei on September 8th, 2019 in London. Brigid Kosgei: Brigid Jepscheschir Kosgei is a Kenyan marathoner before this event she won the 2018 Chicago Marathon, London marathon, She came second at the 2017 Chicago Marathon and 2018 London Marathon. Winners: Women’s half marathon: Brigid Kosgei - First (1:04:28) Magdalene Masai - Second (1:07.36) Linet Nilotic - Third (1:07:44) Men’s elite race: Mo Farah won for a record of the sixth year with 59min 7sec Tamirat Tola won second with a duration of  59min 13sec Abdi Nageeye of Netherlands was third with a duration of 59min 55 sec. Wheelchair race: Men’s wheelchair race: David Weir won first with the timing 43:31  Canadian Brent Lakatos won second with the timing 43:36 Simon Lawson won third with the timing 45:58 Women’s wheelchair race:  Jade Hall won first with the timing 50:15 Briton Shelly Woods won second with the timing 51:41 Pole Martyna Snopek won third with the timing 1:06:38 A Great North Run: Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world. It was established in 1981.  It takes place from Newcastle upon Tyne to the Town Moor, North East England.

    Worlds highest marathon was held in Ladakh

    September 10, 2019
    The eighth edition of Ladakh Marathon was held in Leh town, Jammu Kashmir. More than 6,000 runners from different parts of India and 25 foreign countries participated in the marathon. It was sponsored by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC). The full marathons were jointly flagged off by the Chief Executive Councillor of LAHDC, Leh Gyal Phunchok Wangyal and Additional District Development Commissioner Mozes Kunzang. The half marathon was flagged off by Dilbag Singh, J&K Director General of Police. The 7-km-long Run for Fun was flagged off by Lt Genl YK Joshi, GoC of 14 Corp of the Army. Highest marathon: All four categories marathon are held at over 11, 000 feet above the mean sea level. This marathon is known as the highest marathon in the world. The 4 categories of Ladakh Marathon are 72-km Ultra Khardungla Challenge, 42-km full and 21-km half marathon and 7-km long Run for Fun. Ladakh Marathon: Ladakh Marathon is held in Leh, J&K. It was first held in 2012. The 7th edition of the Ladakh Marathon was held in 2018. The 9th edition is to be held in 2020. It will be a qualifying race for the Abbot World Marathon Majors. The marathon has got international recognization. The marathon was held with an aim to foster the national spirit and to encourage sport in Ladakh. Winners: 72-km Ultra Khardungla Challenge: Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre (LSRC) clinched all the top three position of the world highest 72-km Ultra Khardungla Challenge.  1) Shabir got the first position and clocked 06:53:34 2) Stanzin Norboo stood second and clocked 06:53:39 3) Rigzin Norboo stood on the third position with a timing of 06:54:31 Full Marathon: Women category: 1) Jigmet Dolma of Egoo village stood the first position 2) Tsetan Dolkar of Lamayuru village stood the second position 3) Namgyal Lhamo of Dhomkhar village stood the third position Men category:  1) Shabir Hussain stood the first position 2) Jigmet Nurboo stood second position  3) Manzoor Hussain stood the third position Half Marathon: Women category: 1) Tashi Ladol stood first position 2) Stanzin Chondol stood second position  3) Diskit Dolma stood the third position

    Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan won U17 Girls Subroto Cup International Football 2019 title

    September 9, 2019
    Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) won U17 Girls Subroto Cup International Football title.The game started with Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) enjoying the majority. The first attempt made by Bangladesh team as Aklima Akter side netted a strike from the right flank. Bangladesh doubled their lead in the 29th minute with a goal from Shirina Akter. The second half started with Nilmani English School.Bangladesh held their ground and defended their goal by maintaining a very strong formation at the back. The timely counter attacks to push the Manipur defence back. Sapna Rani's persistence paid off as she bulldozed down the left-wing, leaving the Manipuri defense at bay to finally find the net from five yards out for BKSP. Aklima Akter scored her second goal as she found the back of the net in the 58th minute.BKSP, Bangladesh will be taking back home a sum of Rs 4,00,000 and Nilmani English School, Manipur will be walking away with prize money of Rs 2,50,000.

    Rafael clinched the 2019 US Open title

    September 9, 2019
    World number two Rafael Nadal won the 2019 US Open title. He defeated world number five Daniil Medvedev. This is Nadal's fourth US Open title. He secured 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win the title. He received a top prize of $3.85 million.   The Spanish player stands second, only after Roger Federer, by winning 19 Grand Slam men's singles titles. Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles. Nadal has won the title previously in 2010, 2013 and 2017. Till date, Nadal has won 4 U.S. Opens, 12 French Opens, 2 Wimbledons, and one Australian Open Grand slam titles.  US Open 2019: The United States Open Tennis Championships was initiated in 1881. US Open 2019 is the 139th edition of the game. The championship was held in New York, United States.  Result: Men's title: Singles: Rafael Nadal Doubles: Juan Sebastián Cabal, Robert Farah Women's title: Singles: Bianca Andreescu Doubles: Elise Mertens, Aryna Sabalenka  Mixed doubles title: Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Jamie Murray

    Anupama Swain won bronze in World Martial Arts Mastership Jiu Jitsu 2019

    September 6, 2019
    Anupama Swain won a bronze medal in the recently concluded World Martial Arts Mastership Jiu-Jitsu 2019. The event was held in Chungju, South Korea. She qualified for 2022 Asian Games. She is the only Indian to participate in the championship. Jiu-Jitsu is a form of martial art and combat sport and it puts the entire focus on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting.

    Rashid Khan becomes younger ever captain in Test cricket history

    September 5, 2019
    Afghan Cricketer Rashid Khan has become the youngest ever captain in 142 years of Test cricket history. The leg spinner Khan is currently captaining Afghanistan in the one-off Test against Bangladesh. Rashid achieved this stage at the age of 20 years and 350 days. He smashed the previous record of 20 years and 358 days set by Zimbabwe's Tatenda Taibu against Sri Lanka in 2004. The third person in the list is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. He was 21 years and 77 days old when he led India against the West Indies in Bridgetown in 1962. Other lists: Youngest to captain in each of the international cricket formats: In ODIs: 19years and 165days - Rashid Khan for Afghanistan in Mar 2018 In T20Is: 20years and 224days - Tshepo Phaswana for Botswana in May 2019 In Tests: 20years and 350days - Rashid Khan at Chittagong

    Qatar unveils 2022 FIFA World Cup logo round the globe

    September 4, 2019
    Qatar unveiled the logo for the 2022 World Cup. It will hosted by the Gulf emirate displaying it in public spaces in Doha and cities around the world. The design is a stylised Arabic white unisex shawl with maroon patterning. It displayed in a figure-of-eight symbolising infinity while creating a heart shape above the words FIFA WORLD CUP Qatar 2022 The logo is very elegant and showing local culture with the burgundy colour of the Qatari flag, Algerian hospitality worker Mourad Bencheikh. Logo - Qatar The emblem was also displayed in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Beirut along with several other major cities.The Qatari organisers inspired by traditional woollen shawls worn during the winter months. The 2022 event will be held in November and December to avoid the scorching Gulf summer.It is designed by late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and located in a coastal town south of Doha is estimated to have cost around $575 million.Qatar is building or refurbishing for 2022, Khalifa International already open and will host this year's World Athletics Championships. The Championships will be a major test of Qatar's readiness to host a global sporting event. Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to descend on the desert nation ahead of the tournament which begins on September 27. A major road overhaul is also underway across Doha to expand capacity at key junctions and traffic hotspots.Parts of an ambitious metro rail project opened to the public in May. The rest of the three-line network expected to be launched in 2020 well ahead of the tournament.The network will connect nearly all of Qatar's stadiums, transport hubs and tourist attractions, when it is completed. The negative headlines in recent months including a decision in May to shelve plans for 48 nations to participate in the 2022 contest.European football president Michel Platini questioned by French anti-corruption investigators for several hours in relation to the 2010 award of hosting rights to Qatar.  

    Steve Smith claimed the top spot in ICC Test Rankings

    September 4, 2019
    Indian captain Virat Kohli got second in the ICC Test Rankings. The overall score is 76 in the first innings this year. Smith is on the top spot. August 2018 when Smith serving a ban for his role in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal that Kohli overtook him on the charts. Kohli will have to wait until October when South Africa visit India for a Test series before he can challenge Smith again. India's Ajinkya Rahane returned to the top 10 rising four places to No.7. Hanuma Vihari described by Kohli as the find of the series shot up 40 places to No.30 after just six Tests. Jasprit Bumrah’s impressive showing in the West Indies Bumrah. He is the player-of-the-series finished with 13 wickets to his name in the two Tests. He is now only behind Australia's Pat Cummins and South Africa's Kagiso Rabada.

    Jinson Johnson of Kerala brokes his own 1500m national record by winning silver medal in Berlin

    September 3, 2019
    Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson won 1500m national record a silver in the ISTAF Berlin event.He clocked 3 minute 35.24 seconds to finish second behind Joshua Thompson of United States at the Olympic Stadium . The earlier national record in the name of the 28-year-old Kerala runner was 3:37.62 had clocked at Nijmegen in the Netherlands in June. He also holds the 800m national record (1:45.65).With his own national record shattering effort, Jinson also qualified for the World Championships to be held in Doha from September 28 to October 6. The World Championships qualifying time is 3:36.00. Jinson won the 2018 Asian Games gold in 1500m with a time of 3:44.72.ISTAF Berlin is a part of the IAAF World Challenge meetings, the second tier of global one day athletics events. It is the penultimate leg of the IAAF World Challenge meetings this year.

    Shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal won gold at ISSF World Cup

    September 2, 2019
    Shooter Yashaswini Singh Deswal won gold at ISSF World Cup 2019 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She became the world champion in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event. Yashaswini Singh Deswal defeated Olena Kostevyc, 2004 Athens Olympic champion, by finishing 1.9 points ahead of her. With this win, she has secured India's ninth Olympic quota in shooting. Yashaswini Singh Deswal: Yashaswini Singh Deswal is an Indian sport shooter. She is the daughter of SS Deswal who is an IPS officer. He is the deputy general of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Her mother Saroj Deswal is the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Panchkula.

    Romania set the record for the largest win in Twenty 20 Internationals

    September 1, 2019
    Romania set the record for the largest win in Twenty20 Internationals after it defeated Turkey in the Romania Cup 2019. Romania scored 173 runs in the match. In the game, Sivakumar Periyalwar scored 105 off 40 deliveries.  Sivakumar Periyalwar: Periyalwar, 31-year-old, is born in Tamil Nadu. He is an engineer by profession. He moved to Romania where he now works in a software company. He played in age-group cricket tournaments before shifting overseas after completing his studies. At first, he played in age-group cricket tournaments. After that, he participated in Under-15, Under-22, and Under-25 tournaments and back to Romania in 2015. Then, he joined the Cluj Cricket Club. Top 5 position in T20I History:

    V K Vismaya won gold in womens 400m held at MJS athletics Czech Republic

    August 30, 2019
    Indian sprinter V K Vismaya won a best timing of 52.12s and won the gold medal in the women's 400m run at the International Athletic Meeting Josef Seckr Memorial (MJS) in Brno, Czech Republic. The 22-year-old Indian won the yellow metal, while compatriots Poovamma Machettira and Subha Venkatesan finished second and third with timings of 53.47s and Sudha 53.67s respectively. Vismaya scored a personal best of 52.48 at Nove Mesto and Metuj (CZE) along with the quartermilers  in Europe .Hima Das recently won six gold medals in European races. International Athletic Meeting Headquarters : Monaco Membership: 215 member federations President: Sebastian Coe

    IndTokyo launched to help Paralympians to look up accessible places in Tokyo during 2020 Paralympics Games

    August 28, 2019
    A mobile app launched to help para-athletes to look up accessible places in Tokyo during their visit to the city for the 2020 Paralympics Games. The application IndTokyo launched by Arhan Bagati, Awareness and Impact Ambassador of Paralympic Committee of India, at the 'Countdown to Tokyo 2020' event here, has features like information on para-athletes and accessible places in Tokyo among others. Indians - Paralympic athletes. Indians should download this application and learn about our Paralympic athletes. Our Indian Paralympians will be able to use this application to look up accessible places in Tokyo during their visit to the city for the 2020 Paralympics.The 2020 Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik is bubbling with confidence that the Indian contingent will work hard to double the medal tally at the global event. It is a big milestone for the players. The list will be finalised soon. We won a total of 11 medals in the Paralympics so far. We hope to double the medal tally in the 2020 event. The Indian para-athlete has made an appeal to the country, calling for greater participation of specially-abled women and girls to participate in sports. The 48-year-old para-athlete won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games in shot put. Talking about the forthcoming Paralympics Games, Malik said that para-athletes are now being funded at par with their Olympic counterparts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Paralympic Committee of India and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for their continuous efforts to support the Paralympic players. The results are now visible. Para games have been added to the Khelo India programme. Para-games have now become popular at school-level," Malik added. Our players are qualifying in the world events be it shooting, badminton, table tennis, archery or athletics. Our players are continuously competing at the international level. The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics is scheduled to begin from August 25 and will go on till September 6. Over 4,000 athletes from across the world are scheduled to participate in the event.

    Lt Gen Puri became first serving first serving Lt Gen to complete 1,200 km Paris Brest Paris circuit

    August 26, 2019
    Lieutenant General Anil Puri completed France's oldest cycling event, 1,200km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit. He became the first serving Lieutenant General-rank officer of the Indian Army. Lt Gen Puri, the 56-year-old officer completed the event by cycling non-stop for 90 hours. 367 participants represented India. Around 80 successfully completed the trek. Six army personnel secured berths at the event for having completed at least one 1,000-km non-stop cycling event during their respective careers. 1,200- km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit: Rambouillet hosted the 1,200- km Paris-Brest-Paris circuit 2019 event. The event was started in 1931. Over 31,125 riders have managed to complete Paris- Brest-Paris Randonneur since then. 

    Indian team won 2 Gold medal in World Archery Youth Championship 2019

    August 26, 2019
    Indian junior (U-21) compound mixed team of Markoo Raginee and Sukhbeer Singh picked up the first gold for India. They defeated Switzerland rivals Andrea Vallario and Janine Hunsperger with 152-147 scores at the World Archery Youth Championships 2019. The event is organized by the World Archery Federation in Madrid, Spain from 19 -25 August 2019. 17-year-old Komalika Bari got 2nd Gold medal in the final of recurve cadet class Defeated by Japan’s Sonoda Waka with 7-3 scores. The Indian team of Sukhbir Singh, Sangampreet Singh Bisla and Tushar Phadtare won the junior compound men’s team bronze medal by beating Colombia’s Jagdeep Teji Singh Mejia, Gomez Zuluga Felipe and Toro Vasquez Manuel got 234-231scores. The Indians scored 60 out of 60 points in the final round. The Colombian team managed only 56 points. World Archery Federation Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland First Vice-president: Mario Scarzella President: Uğur Erdener

    PV Sindhu won gold at the 2019 BWF World Championships

    August 26, 2019
    Indian badminton and World number five PV Sindhu won gold at the BWF World Championships 2019. She became the first-ever Indian badminton player to win a gold medal at the event. PV Sindhu defeated world number four Nozomi Okuhara of Japan and secured 21-7, 21-7. This is her fifth medal at the world championships. With this, she has become only the fourth singles player ever to have a full set of world championship medals. In the previous editions of the World Championships, she secured: ♦ Bronze in 2013 ♦ Bronze in 2014 ♦ Silver in 2017  ♦ Silver in 2018  ♦ Gold in 2019 BWF World Championships 2019: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships was held from 19 to 25 August in Basel, Switzerland. It is the 25th edition of the championship. 45 countries participated in the badminton tournament.  Result: Men's singles: Kento Momota (Japan) Women's singles: P. V. Sindhu (India) Men's doubles: Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia) Women's doubles: Mayu Matsumoto, Wakana Nagahara (Japan) Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei, Huang Yaqiong (China)

    Indias Hockey team won Olympic test event 2019 in Tokyo, Japan

    August 25, 2019
    The Indian women hockey team won the Olympic Test event with Navjot Kaur and Lalremsiami leading the side to a 2-1 win over Japan in the final. Navjot Kaur - 11th minute won the score to put India ahead but the lead was neutralized within a minute as Minami Shimizu (12') scored for the hosts. Japan Capital:Tokyo Prime Minister:Shinzō Abe  

    Vikram Rathour to replace Sanjay Bangar as India's new batting coach

    August 23, 2019
    Former opener Vikram Rathour replace Sanjay Bangar as India's new batting coach while Bharath Arun and R. Sridhar retained as bowling and fielding coaches.  The senior national selection committee headed by MSK Prasad. The commended three names each for all the support staff positions and the top names in each category appointed as a Conflict of Interest declaration. The 50-year-old Rathour played six Tests and seven ODIsin 1996 without much success but was a domestic heavyweight for Punjab. He was a senior national selector under Sandeep Patil's chairmanship. International Cricket Council Chairperson: Shashank Manohar Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates CEO: Manu Sawhney  Founded: 15 June 1909 Membership: 104 members

    Former Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson becomes MCC Honorary Life member

    August 20, 2019
    Former Australian player Mitchell Johnson elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).The club made the announcement, during the second Ashes Test between Australia and England which ended in a draw. Johnson played 73 international Test matches for Australia claiming 313 wickets at an average of 28.40. Johnson made his debut for Australia in 2005 and hung up his boots a decade later in 2015. He was a part of Australia’s two successful World Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2015. The speedster represented Australia in 153 One Day Internationals picking up 239 wickets and and 30 Twenty 20 Internationals claimed 38 scalps. The MCC took to Twitter to announce his membership. Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Marylebone Cricket Club is a cricket club founded in 1787. Founder: Thomas Lord Founded: 1787 Headquarters: London, United Kingdom  

    Indian team retain top-spot in ICC test rankings

    August 20, 2019
    ICC Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained the top spot in the Test batsmen's rankings.It is officially released by the International Cricket Council in Dubai. Australia's Steve Smith occurred the second position. Smith overtook New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson to reach the second spot. Smith is just nine points behind Kohli.  Kohli has 922 points. Smith has 913 points.   Australia's Pat Cummins retained the top spot. India are on top of the team table with 113 points followed by New Zealand 111 points and South Africa 108 points. International Cricket Council Chairperson: Shashank Manohar Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Founded: 15 June 1909

    Hima and Anas won gold in the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019

    August 19, 2019
    Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won gold at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in the Czech Republic. They won gold in the women's and men's 300m category respectively. India's Nirmal Tom clinched bronze in men's 300m category. Muhammed Anas clocked 32.41 seconds to claim gold in the event. India's Nirmal Tom clocked 33.03 seconds. Hima Das: This is her 6th gold medal this year 2019. On July 20 she clinched gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic.    Czech Athletics: Czech Athletics is an annual outdoor field competition. It is the National championship for sports in the Czech republic. It was organized by Czech athletic federation.

    India to host World Youth Chess Championship

    August 19, 2019
    For the first time ever, India is to host the World Youth Chess Championship 2019. The All India Chess Federation (AICF) won the bid to conduct the World Youth and Junior Chess championships 2019 in the country. The championship will be held from 1 October to 13 October 2019 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The championship aims to produce many young stars and aspire to take part in such world events. World Youth Chess Championship 2019: The World Chess Federation (FIDE-Fédération Internationale des) conducts 15 World-Level Tournaments in a year.  The Youth Tournament will be held in three age categories in both the open and girls group.  The Tournament will be played in the:  ♦ U-14 age groups for Boys & Girls ♦ U-16 age groups for Boys & Girls ♦ U-18 age groups for Boys & Girls  The participants include around 700 young Chess masters from over 100 Chess playing countries. Six World Champions will be crowned at this Tournament.

    Bombay Gymkhana Youth Snooker 2019 Open title won by Kreishh Gurbaxani

    August 19, 2019
    Mumbai Kreishh Gurbaxani is currently at the no. 2 spots in the India junior snooker rankings. He won the 2019 Bombay Gymkhana Youth Snooker Open title. He defeated Odisha Asutosh Padhy for 5-4 in the 4-hour final contest. He was awarded the champion’s trophy and a cheque of Rs 30,000.The runner up trophy and a cheque of Rs 20,000 were given to Asutosh Padhy.

    India clinched gold at Under- 12 Asian Tennis Team Championship 2019 in Kazakhstan

    August 19, 2019
    India won gold at the Under 12 Asian Tennis Team championship. The event held in Kazakhstan. India defeated Chinese Taipei in the score 2-1 in the summit clash to win the title. The final was a tie of three matches. Indian Team won both the singles matches. The team comprised of Manas Dhamme, Arnav Paprakar and Tamil Nadu's Pranav Rethin. Manas and Rethin won their singles matches.

    Indian team wins gold at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships

    August 18, 2019
    Indian men's team won the Team Sprint gold medal at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Germany. A team of 4 members created the history by winning India's first-ever gold in a world level cycling competition.  The Indian team defeated Australia and clocked 44.681 seconds to claim the top honours. Britain shtood third and won the bronze medal. In the event of team Sprint India won gold and the members are: ♦ Rojit Singh Yanglem ♦ Esow Esow ♦ Ronaldo Singh Laitonjam ♦ Jemsh Singh Keithellakpam 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships: The 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships was held from 14 to 18 August 2019 at Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. The track cycling championship event happens every year.

    India won historic gold at 2019 Junior Track World Cycling Championship

    August 18, 2019
    Indian men’s cyclist team won a gold medal at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Germany. The team is comprised of Esow Alben, Ronaldo Singh, James Singh, and Rohit Singh.  It is India’s 1st-ever gold in a global cycling competition. Indian cyclist team defeated Australia. The 44.681 seconds in the gold medal race. The Indian men’s junior team is ranked No. 2, behind Malaysia In individual Men’s Keirin Event at World Junior Track Cycling Championships.In individual Men’s Keirin Event at World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Frankfurt, Esow Alben of India won a bronze medal. Esow Alben: At present, Esow Alben, cycling star from Andaman and Nicobar Islands is top-ranked junior cyclist in the world in sprint and keirin event. He became the first Indian to win a medal at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships when he won silver in men’s Keirin event.

    Bajrang Punia to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019

    August 17, 2019
    Bajrang Punia awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019. It is the highest country award in India. Bajrang Punia is set to be awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019.The country's highest sporting honour. Punia will be rewarded with the award for his consistent showing in the field of wrestling. His contribution in bringing laurels to the country. Punia along with Vinesh Phogat was recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for the prestigious award. Punia his title at the Tbilisi Grand Prix won the gold medal by prevailing over Iran's Peiman Bibyani in the 65kg final of the men's freestyle competition. His achievements Punia stamped his authority in the Asian circuit. He won the Asian Wrestling Championships in Xi'an, China.Punia won the gold medal in the 65-kg freestyle wrestling event at the Asian Games held in Jakarta.  He defeated Japanese wrestler Takatani Daichi 11-8.He won the gold medal in the same category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He overcame Kane Charig of Wales by Technical Superiority to clinch the gold. Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were awarded the Khel Ratna Award. The first recipient of the award was Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand who was honored for his performance in the year 1991-92.

    Ravi Shastri appointed as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team

    August 17, 2019
    Former Cricketer Ravi Shashtri appointed as the head coach of Indian cricket team. His term will be for another two years. Cricket Advisory Committee is led by former Indian Cricket captain Kapil Dev  He is along with Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy conducted interviews of shortlisted candidates for Indian cricket team’s head coach. Shastri played the role of the Team Director earlier. He is currently the head coach of the Indian team . His term after given a 45-day extension following the World Cup. Shastri represented India in 80 Tests and 150 ODIs.  

    Aishwarya Pissay is the first Indian to claim a World Title in Motorsports

    August 15, 2019
    Aishwarya Pissay created history becoming the first Indian to claim a world title in motorsports. She is 23-year-old lifted the FIM World Cup in the women’s category after the final round of the championship in Hungary. She led the leaderboard going into the final round of the championship after having secured podium finishes in two out of four rounds of the championship. Pissay started the Hungarian Baja with a seven point lead and managed to maintain momentum through the race, finishing the race with a tally of 65 points, four more than Portugal’s Rita Vieira in the final overall standings for women. The rider from Bengaluru had won the first round in Dubai and was placed third in the Portugal's leg. She also placed second in the junior category with 46 points. She is behind championship winner Tomas de Gavardo (60) of Chile. The events were conducted by the International Motorcycling Federation, the governing body for motor racing in the world.

    P.T. Usha appoints in AAAs Athletes Commission

    August 15, 2019
    Legendary Indian sprinter P.T. Usha, one of India greatest athletes. She is appointed as a member of the Asian Athletics Association  (AAA) Athletes Commission. This is the 2nd time she is appointed as member .P.T. Usha appointed a member of the Asian Athletics Association’s Athletes Commission. She will be one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.

    Aishwarya Pissay claims the world title in motorsports

    August 14, 2019
    Aishwarya Pissay claimed the world title in motorsports in the women's category in the FIM World Cup 2019 held at Varpalota in Hungary. She created the histroy and became the first Indian to claim the title. She finished 4th in the Hungary Round. Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) claimed her success India's first FIM World Cup champion.  Event conducted by: International Motorcycling Federation conducted the FIM World Cup 2019. International Motorcycling Federation is the governing body for motor racing in the world. Abou the race:   She won the first round in Dubai. She was placed third in Portugal, fifth in Spain and fourth in Hungary. She was placed second in the junior category with 46 points, after Tomas de Gavardo of Chile. 2019 FIM World Cup: FIM world cup is the class of motorcycling racing which uses Electric Motorcycles with a top speed of 270km per hour. The FIM World Cup 2019 is the 8th season of the FIM Bajas World Cup. FIM Bajas World Cup is an international rally raid competition for motorbikes and quads.

    Indian juniors won medals at the 2019 Bulgarian Junior International Championships

    August 13, 2019
    Indian juniors won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the 2019 Bulgarian Junior International Championships in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria on 12 August. Results: Girls singles: Samiya lmad Faruqui bt Anastasiia Shapovalova and secured 9-21, 21-12, 22-20.  Girls doubles: Tanisha Crasto & Aditi Bhatt bt Bengisu Ercetin & Zehra Erdfm and secured 21-15, 18- 21, 21-18. Mixed doubles: Edvin Joy & Shruti Mishra bt Brandon Zhi Hao & Abbygael Harris and secured 21-14; 21-17  Boys doubles: William Jones/Brandon Zhi Hao bt Ishan Bhatnagar & Vishnuvardhan and secured 21-19, 21-18.

    Bianca Andreescu won the 2019 Rogers Cup

    August 13, 2019
    Bianca Andreescu won the 2019 Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada. She defeated Serena Williams.  In the Rogers Cup men’s final, Spanish player Rafael Nadal won the title. It is his fifth Rogers Cup title. He secured 6-3 and 6-0 won Daniil Medvedev. It is his 35th Masters 1,000 tournament win.  Results: Men's singles: Rafael Nadal Women's singles: Bianca Andreescu Men's doubles: Marcel Granollers, Horacio Zeballos Women's doubles: Barbora Krejčíková, Kateřina Siniaková Canadian Open (Rogers Cup): The tournament was founded in 1881. The Rogers Cup was the 130th edition. The tournament was held in IGA Stadium & Aviva Centre at Toronto, Canada. 

    Rafael Nadal won Montreal Masters title

    August 13, 2019
    Rafael Nadal won the Montreal Masters Cup. He won the 35th Masters crown. He defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev. He extended his record haul of Masters 1000 titles. Nadal got the title for the first time in his career. Rafael Nadal, it was the third title of 2019.

    Bajrang Punia won gold in 65kg at Tbilisi Grand Prix 2019

    August 12, 2019
    Bajrang Punia grabbed the gold medal in the Tbilisi Grand Prix of V. Balavadze and G. Kartozia, Georgia. Greco Roman wrestler Manjeet won bronze in the 55 kg category. Tbilisi Grand Prix of V. Balavadze and G. Kartozia is organized by the Georgian Wrestling Federation at the New Sports Palace, Georgia. Around 11 Indian wrestlers have participated in the International wrestling tournament, the Indian squad include only one Freestyle wrestler as

    World Archery suspended Archery Association of India

    August 11, 2019
    World Archery (WA) has suspended the Archery Association of India (AAI). Earlier, the WA executive board had given a July 31 deadline to both AAI factions to resolve their disputes, including parallel elections. The decision by WA to suspend AAI is because the matter is now in court.  The participation of Indian archers in international events under the National flag is jeopardised after AAI's suspension. After the suspensionm, the last event in which Indian athletes can participate is the world youth championships in Madrid from August 19 to 25, 2019. WA is yet to decide whether individual athletes can participate in the Indoor Archery World Series. Transistory Committee: The Indian Government and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) are planning to establish a transitory committee to handle urgent matters. The executive board will preserve the chances of Indian athletes participating in the Asian championships and Asian para championships.

    Cricket Australia unveils new transgender inclusive policy

    August 11, 2019
    Cricket Australia announced a new transgender-inclusive policy. This policy will enable transgender players to play the game of cricket at the highest levels. The decision aligns in accordance with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) gender recognition policy and gender diversity guidelines. The policy sets out a limit for transgender and gender-diverse players who want to play for state and national women’s teams. Australian men's national cricket team represents Australia in international cricket. It is oldest teams in Test cricket history playing in the first-ever Test match in 1877.

    Colin Ackermann becomes the 1st player in T20 cricket history to claim a 7-wicket

    August 10, 2019
    Colin Ackermann(28) plays for Leicestershire Foxes set the new T20(Twenty20) world record with seven wickets for just 18 runs (7-18) to victory by 55 runs against the Birmingham Bears in 2019 Vitality Blast. The event is held in Grace Road, England, and Wales. The previous T20 best of (6-5), taken by Malaysian bowler, Arul Suppiah for Somerset against  Glamorgan in 2011. The target of 190, Birmingham Bears( Warwickshire County Cricket Club) was bowled out for 134 as Ackermann took the wickets of Michael Burgess, Sam Hain, Will Rhodes, Liam Banks, Alex Thomson, Henry Brookes, and Jeetan Patel. About South Africa: Capital: Cape Town(Legislative) Currency: South African rand President: Cyril Ramaphosa

    Amla retires from international cricket

    August 10, 2019
    South African batsman Hashim Amla retired from all international cricket. Amla played 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20Is between his 15-year-long cricketing career. The score is more than 18,000 runs, including 55 centuries and 88 other scores in excess of 50. Hashim Mohammed Amla OIS is a former South African international cricketer who played for South Africa in all three formats of the game.  

    Serena Williams Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Paid Sports Women

    August 9, 2019
    US tennis superstar Serena Williams topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid women in sports for the fourth straight year. The business publication calculated that the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion earned $29.2 million in the 12-month period. Japan's Naomi Osaka burst to international stardom with a stunning upset of Williams in the 2018 US Open final and went on to win the Australian Open in January became just the fourth woman to earn more than $20 million in a year.Osaka's earnings at $24.3 million, putting her second on a list dominated by tennis players. Former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber third on the list with earnings of $11.8 million followed by this year's Wimbledon champion Simona Halep. The highest placed athlete from a different sport was US footballer Alex Morgan, who clocked in at 12th. Morgan earned $5.8 million, most of it in endorsements. Indian badminton star PV Sindhu and Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn were the other non-tennis players in the top 15.

    P.V. Sindhu among Forbes 2019 list of worlds highest-paid female athletes

    August 8, 2019
    India's badminton star P.V. Sindhu is the only athlete from the country to be named among the world’s highest-paid female athletes by Forbes, a list topped by tennis great Serena Willams. Sindhu is tied for 13th place in The Highest-Paid Female Athletes 2019 list released by Forbes. She secured total earnings of $5.5 million, She became the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour finals in 2018 The list of the world’s top 15 female athletes is topped by Williams .She earned total earnings of $29.2 million. She built a venture portfolio worth more than $10 million.The second spot is Naomi Osaka, who won the 2018 US Open She defeated champ Williams at 23-time Grand Slam She has total earnings of $24.3 million. There are 15 female athletes who made at least $5 million during that time period. The top 15 earned a cumulative $146 million, compared with $130 million. Williams and Osaka earned more than twice as much as the third-highest-paid female athlete in the world. Angelique Kerber, who pulled in $11.8 million from tennis.

    Diego Forlan announces retirement from professional football

    August 8, 2019
    Former Uruguay captain and English Premier League winner with Manchester United. Diego Forlan announced his official retirement at the age of 40. He was named the best player at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where Uruguay finished fourth. He began his senior career with Argentina's Independiente before a big-money move to Manchester United. He won the English title in 2003 and the FA Cup. He scored 36 goals in 112 matches for his country.

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