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Elevanil wins gold in junior shooting meet

Young Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan claimed the women’s air rifle gold medal in the 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes junior international championship in Plzen, Czech Republic. She shot 250.8 in the final to get the better of Italy’s Nicole Gabrielli (249.7). She had also topped the qualification with 628.0. Aleksandra Szutko of Poland won the bronze with 228.2.

Lewis Hamilton won French Grand Prix 2018

26 : Lewis Hamilton reclaimed the world championship lead with a victory in the French Grand Prix 2018. Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for Mercedes AMG Petronas. The Mercedes driver led from start to finish other than one lap around his pit stop to move 14 points ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished fifth.

Sejwal won gold at Singapore Championships

Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal put up an impressive performance to clinch the gold medal in men’s 50m breaststroke event at the Singapore National Swimming Championships in Singapore. Sandeep broke the Singapore meet record with a timing of 27:59 sec to win the gold. He bettered his own time of 27.68 seconds in the semi-final by 0.09 sec. The SCNS was organized between 20 to 23rd June 2018.

Chess player withdraws from competition

Indian Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan has withdrawn from the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held in Hamadan, Iran due to its hijab policy. According to country’s hijab policy, women are required to cover their head in public places, including at a sporting event. Previously, Indian pistol shooter Heena Sidhu had boycotted sporting championships due to the hijab law.

Vettel claims 50th win

Sebastian Vettel claimed the 50th win of his career and reclaimed the lead of this year’s world championship at the Canadian Grand Prix. It was also Vettel’s second win in Canada where he won in 2013 for Red Bull. Vettel’s third victory this season lifted him to 121 points ahead of Hamilton on 120 after seven races.

ICC added 4 teams to the ODI Team Rankings

Netherlands, Nepal, UAE and Scotland have been added by ICC to the list of ODI-Test playing nations, expanding the teams from 12 to 16. Netherlands secured its ODI status by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship last year. Whereas, UAE, Nepal and Scotland earned it in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, by finishing as the three leading Associates.

Japan’s women clinch Uber Cup

Japan’s women clinched the Uber Cup, the Womens World Badminton Championship, defeating Thailand 3-0 in Bangkok. It ends an Uber Cup drought for Japan that stretches back to 1981. The Uber Cup is second in prestige only to the Olympics as a national team event. As of the 2018, China is the most successful team, having won fourteen times. Japan is second, having won it six times.

1st international football tournament in Iraq

Iraq will host a West Asia Football Federation championship in Basra in November 2018, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s. Iraq has not played competitive internationals on home turf since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. In March 2018, FIFA decided to lift a 30-year-old ban from Iraq on hosting the international football.

Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead at the summit of the Formula One championship after a crushing win at the Spanish Grand Prix. Finland’s Valtteri Bottas was second while the Dutch Max Verstappen stood third. It was the first one-two of the season for Mercedes, which had been slower than Ferrari in the past few races.

Korean Unification Flag signed at ITFF

6 : The Korean Unification flag was signed by members of the joint Korean women’s table tennis team at the World Team Table Tennis Championship. The flag features a blue Korean Peninsula against a white background. The flag is being used in such tournaments where a unified Korean team is fielded off to participate.

Indian fencer won silver medal at Reykjavik

India’s CA Bhavani Devi won a silver medal in the sabre event of the Tournoi World Cup Satellite Fencing Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.Bhavani Devi had won a gold medal at the Reykjavik tournament last year to become the first Indian to do so in an international fencing event. The Tamil Nadu fencer defeated USA’s Alexis Browne in the final.

India won South Asian U-12 Tennis Championship

India has won the South Asian Under-12 Qualifying Tennis Tournament, defeating host Nepal in the finals.Indian girls and boys team defeated their Nepali opponents in the final by 2-0. Now both the Indian teams will participate in ITF Asian 12 and Under Team Championship to be played in Kazakhstan later this year.

Jeremy won 2 medals at Weightlifting C’ship

India’s Jeremy Lalrinnunga (56 kg) broke two national records to win the silver in Youth section and bronze medal in Junior section at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship at Urgench, Uzbekistan.Jeremy created national records in youth boys and junior men during his lift of 250 kg.Sidhant Gogoi finished with bronze medal with a lift of 243 kg in Youth Boys section.

India to host Asian Weightlifting C’ships

Indian will host the prestigious Asian Weightlifting Championship in 2019.The Championship was awarded to India at the Executive Board Meeting and Congress of the Asian Weightlifting Federation held on April 22 at Urgench, Uzbekistan. The last edition of the Asian Championship was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, from April 23-29.

India won 10 gold medals

India has won 10 gold medals at 8th South Asian Judo Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal.Indian women grabbed all 7 gold while men won 3 out of total 7 gold medals in the individual category. Besides host Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka had participated in the 3 day championship.

Ankur Mittal grabs bronze medal in shooting

Shooter Ankur Mittal won a bronze medal in the men’s double trap finals at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games. Ankur won the silver medal in the World Championships in Moscow 2017 and he also won silver and gold medal in the ISSF World Cup. India’s tally at the Games has now increased to a total of 24, including 12 gold, four silver and eight bronze.

India won Women Handball Championship

India defeated Bangladesh to win the fifth South East Asian Women Handball Championship at Lucknow.A total of five countries participated in the tournament. While Nepal finished as runner-ups in the five-country tournament, Bangladesh settled for the third spot and a bronze medal.

Elavenil Valarivan won gold for 10m Air Rifle

Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan won the gold medal in 10m women‘s air rifle event of the season’s first junior ISSF World Cup in Sydney. Elavenil also combined with Shreya Agrawal and Zeena Khitta to claim the team gold medal. Elavenil had also won a bronze medal at the FISU World Shooting Sports Championship.

Navjot Kaur wins 65kg Asian gold

Navjot Kaur became the first Indian woman to claim a gold medal in the Asian wrestling championships. She defeated Imai Miyu of Japan in the final to win the 65kg title in the Kyrgyzstan capital. Navjot, bagged Asian bronze (2011) and silver (2013) medals and a Commonwealth Games bronze medal (2014).

Bronze for Sakshi

Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik had to settle for a bronze medal in Asian championship. She lost by 6-6 to eventual silver medallist Xiaojuan Luo of China in a 62kg first round bout. In the repechage rounds, Sakshi defeated Jiae Choi of Korea 11-0 and Ayaulym Kassymova of Kazakhstan 10-7 to bag the bronze.

Aruna Reddy makes history

Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the 1st Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at Gymnastics World Cup as she clinched a bronze in women’s vault event.She scored 13.649 average points to finish 3rd & claim the bronze medal. This was Aruna’s first international medal, though she has taken part at World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Commonwealth Games & Asian Games.

Gangolli won Chess Championship for the blind

Defending champion Karnataka’s Kishan Gangolli won the 13th edition of the National ‘A’ Chess Championship for the blind in Mumbai.The championship was organised by All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB).At the end of the 13th round, Asian Championship winner, Gangolli became the champion for the fifth consecutive time with 10.5 points.

Ormila Devi claims lift gold

Konsam Ormila Devi of Manipur lived up to her growing stature by winning gold in the 44kg category at the Khelo India School Games competition at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.Ormila Devi, the Commonwealth Youth Championship winner, lifted a combined total of 137 kg – 59kg in snatch and 78 kg in clean and jerk.It is 4 kg extra than what she achieved in the Commonwealth meet at Gold Coast.

Shubhankar Sharma won European Tour title

India’s Shubhankar Sharma came back from a four-stroke deficit to claim a two-shot win at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia for his second European Tour title on Sunday.Sharma had won his maiden title at the Joburg Open in December last year.The Indian holed 10 birdies to claim the title ahead of Spain’s 31-year-old Jorge Campillo.

Srihari makes record in 100m backstroke

Karnataka’s Srihari Nataraj took the honours in the swimming pool on Day Two of the Khelo India School Games by winning the 100m backstroke gold in 56.90 seconds to set a new National mark in the event.The previous record of 56.99s was set by him at the Asian age group championship in Tashkent last year.Srihari also added the 4x100m freestyle gold to his kitty.

Sharath Kamal won TT Championship

Sharath Kamal beat top-seeded Anthony Amalraj to win the men singles title in the 79th edition of the 11Even Sports Senior Nationals in Ranchi, Jharkhand.He won the championship for the eighth time, equalling the feat of Kamlesh Mehta. Suthirta Mukherjee from West Bengal emerged the new women champion, beating Hyderabad Nationals winner Manika Batra.

India retain ICC Test Championship mace

India’s win over South Africa in the 3rd & final Test helped it retain the ICC Test Championship mace.Kohli will be presented with the mace, which is a symbol of excellence & a recognition of a side’s outstanding performance in the purest format of the game. Kohli had become the 10th captain since 2002 to get his hands on the mace when he had received it from Sunil Gavaskar in 2016.

Rakhi Halder Creates New National Record

Lifter Rakhi Halder created a new national record in clean and jerk to a gold medal in the 63kg women’s category in the 33rd Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships, in Mangaluru, Karnataka.Rakhi lifted 128kgs in the clean and jerk to create a new national record, bettering Karnam Malleswari’s feat (127kg) created in Athens in 1999.

Tamil Nadu clinches men’s crown

Tamil Nadu beat Services by 94-86, in the final to emerge the men’s champion of the senior National basketball championship at the Nehru indoor stadium.This is Tamil Nadu’s tenth title in the men’s category. Railways beat Chhattisgarh 100-71 in the women’s final for its 28th title in 32 years. Captain P.U. Navaneetha top-scored with 30 points.

Goldberg to be in WWE Hall of Fame

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) announced that Goldberg will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class at a ceremony in 6th April 2018, in New OrleansGoldberg retired from in-ring competition in 2017. He is the first to be listed in the WWE’s 2018 Hall of Fame class. He is 51 years old. He made his debut in WWE in 2003. Earlier, he was associated with the World Championship Wrestling.

Aditya Mehta Wins Kolkata Open 2018

Veteran Aditya Mehta won the Kolkata Open 2018 International Invitation Snooker Championship at the Hindustan Club.He edged out Englishman Alfie Burden 5-4 in a thrilling final. This is his third Kolkata Open title since it’s inception. In the thrilling final he defeated Englishman Professional Player Alfie Burden.

Aanchal Thakur bags Bronze in Skiing

Aanchal Thakur made history as she won India’s first ever international medal in skiing.The 21-year-old Manali resident clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup. The Championship was organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (skiing’s international governing body) in Erzurum, Turkey. She won the medal in the slalom race category.

National Boxing Championship begins

Over 300 top female boxers will be stepping into the ring during the second edition of the Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship.The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has indicated that the weeklong tournament will be seen as selection trials for 2018’s biggest boxing events – the Common Wealth Games and the Asian Games. The championship is being organised in Haryana.

Viswanathan Anand bags bronze

Grand Master Viswanathan Anand continued his excellent run by bagging a bronze in the World Blitz Chess Championship at Riyadh, Saudi.He defeated Maxim Vachier-Lagrave of France in the final round to take his tally to 14.5 points.World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the tournament scoring 16 points followed by Sergey Karjakin with 14.5 points out of the maximum possible 21 points.

Sushil becomes most expensive wrestler

Sushil Kumar became the most expensive wrestler of the PWL (Pro Wrestling League) in New Delhi. Delhi Sultans bought Sushil Kumar for Rs 55 lakh at the PWL auctions. World Championship gold medallist Helen Maroulis of the United States got the highest bid among women players and was bought for Rs 44 lakh from Haryana Hammers.

India finish runners-up at SAFF U-15

India finished as runners-up after going down by 1-0 to Bangladesh in the final of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship in Dhaka. Shamsun Nahar’s strike in the 41st minute sealed the issue in Bangladesh’s favour. India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan participated in the tournament with India bagging impressive wins against Nepal and Bhutan.

10 golds at Wrestling Championship

India won 10 gold and as many silver medals on the first day of the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in South Africa’s Johannesburg.The India Greco Roman style wrestling team that represented the nation at the championship won gold and silver medals in all 10 weight categories.Male team who won gold medal include Rajender Kumar in 55 kg, Manish in 60 kg, while Naveen won gold in 130 kg.

Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu win medals

Pistol aces Jitu Rai & Heena Sidhu bagged a bronze each to continue India’s medal charge at the 10th Asian Championship 10m Rifle/Pistol.Jitu won an individual bronze in men’s 10m Air Pistol while Heena claimed an individual bronze in women’s 10m Air Pistol.Having won 11 medals on the first two days, India’s medal count stands at 4 gold, 6 silver& 7 bronze for a total of 17 medals so far.

Saurabh claims Youth Olympics Games spot

Saurabh Chaudhary has qualified for Youth Olympics Games with a gold medal & a junior world record in 10m air pistol at the ongoing Asia Youth Olympics Games qualification tournament in Japan.He became the third Indian to bag quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the 10th Asian Airgun Championship.He shot a record score of 243.1 in the final to storm to the top of the podium.

Kanchanmala Pande wins Gold

Visually impaired swimmer Kanchanmala Pande scripted history as she became the 1st Indian to win gold at World Para Swimming Championship, taking place in Mexico.Pande stood 1st in the in 200 meters medley event in the S-11 category.She was selected in the Indian squad on basis of her excellent performance at IDM Berlin Para-Swimming Championship at Berlin.

India wins South Asian badminton title

India has won the 1st-ever South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship by defeating Nepal in the finals. Nepal started off well, winning the 1st game 21-19. However, Indians came back stronger & won the next 2 games 21-14, 21-11. Indian team, which came into the Final without losing a single match, continued their good run with Aryaman Tandon drawing 1st blood in boys’ singles competition

India won Asian Kabaddi Championship

Indian men’s and women’s kabaddi teams were both crowned the champions of Asia at the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship, in Gorgan, Iran. In the men’s finals, star raider Ajay Thakur led from the front, and India beat Pakistan 36-22. India won the match by a 14-point margin. The Indian women’s team beat South Korea 42-20 in their final.

Ritu Phogat clinches Silver medal

India wrestler Ritu Phogat (48kg) clinched the silver medal in the Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship at Poland. In quarterfinal, Ritu defeated Bulgarian Wrestler Selishka 4-2 points before defeating Chinese Wrestler Jiang Zhu 4-3 points in the semifinal. Ritu had won the National championship in Indore this month. She also won a bronze medal at the Asian Championships in May 2017.

Paes-Purav lift JSM Champaign trophy

Leander Paes and Purav Raja won the JSM Champaign Challenger trophy, their second title together, winning over Ruan Roelofse and Joe Salisbury. It was second title-clash for Paes and Raja pair. Raja before teaming up with Paes had won Bordeaux Challenger with Divij Sharan and also made the final of the ATP 250 Chennai Open with the Delhi left-hander.

62nd National Wrestling championship

2-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar won a gold medal in men’s 74 kg freestyle competition. Geeta Phogat won a gold medal in the 59 kg category of women’s wrestling & her husband Pawan Kumar also finished on top in 86 kg category. India’s only woman Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik won gold medal in the 62 kg category. For the first time Indore has hosted National Wrestling Championship.

Aditi, First Indian to Qualify for LPGA

Aditi Ashok has qualified for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship on the LPGA. She has become first in the country to play in the prestigious meet. The 19-year-old prodigy from Bengaluru is one of the eight rookies to make it to the Tour Championships in what is one of the strongest fields in women’s golf.

Sebastian Vettel won Brazilian GP

On 12th November 2017, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix, a Formula One championship race, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Valtteri Bottas started the race at the pole position. Vettel controlled the race after taking the lead from Valtteri Bottas. The Formula One world championship title had already been decided at the Mexican Grand Prix, two weeks earlier.

Pankaj Advani wins 17th world title

Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has won his 17th world title at the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017 in Doha, Qatar. Pankaj beat Mike Russell of England by 6-2 (0-155, 150-128, 92-151, 151-0, 151-6, 151-0, 150-58, 150-21) and won his 17th world title at the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017. He is the winner of the maximum number of world titles in any sport by an Indian.

Prannoy emerges as New National Champion

HS Prannoy defeated Kidambi Srikanth in the finale to claim the men’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship. He achieved his career-best ranking of World No. 11 recently, saw off top seed Srikanth in a 49-minute clash to return the favour after his semi-final loss to his compatriot at the French Open Super Series last month. The tournament was held in Nagpur.

Prannoy emerges as New National Champion

HS Prannoy defeated Kidambi Srikanth in the finale to claim the men’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship. He achieved his career-best ranking of World No. 11 recently, saw off top seed Srikanth in a 49-minute clash to return the favour after his semi-final loss to his compatriot at the French Open Super Series last month. The tournament was held in Nagpur.

Mascot released for AIBA Championship

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and BFI president Ajay Singh released the championship’s official logo and anthem. The championship will be held from November 19 to 26. The official mascot, named Guppy, is a female version of Assam’s one-horned rhino. The World Championship’s official anthem is ‘Make Some Noise’. It is composed by Shaan and rendered by renowned singer Sunidhi Chauhan.

Mary Kom wins Asian Boxing Championships

9 : Mary Kom, who will be turning 35 on November 25, won the gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championships in the Light Flyweight category. She defeated DPR Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi in the final bout 5-0 by unanimous judges decision. Indian boxer Sonia Lather, who made it to the final of the Featherweight category, had to settle for a silver medal.

India wins 20 medals at Commonwealth

The Indian shooting contingent finished the Commonwealth Shooting Championship 2017 with the best tally of 20 medals. Indian shooters won a total of six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals in the competition. On the competition’s final day, Satyendra Singh and Sanjeev Rajput won a gold and a silver respectively in the men’s 50m rifle three positions.

Max Verstappen wins Mexican GP

Max Verstappen won the Mexican Grand Prix title and Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 Formula One championship title. Max Verstappen of Red Bull team won the Mexican Grand Prix, at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez race track, in Mexico. This is his third victory in Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes finished in the 9th place in the Mexican Grand Prix.

Indian boxers won medals in Balkan open

India’s young women boxers clinched 8 medals, including 4 gold, in the ‘Balkan’ International Boxing Championship at Sofia. It was a week-long tournament, for selecting and preparing the Indian women for the prestigious AIBA Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship. Championship will be held in Guwahati from November 19 – 26.

Grandmaster William Lombardy passed away

William James Joseph Lombardy was an American chess grandmaster, writer, teacher, and Catholic priest who passed away at the age of 79. He gave up the game at the height of his career and become a priest. Lombardy led the U.S. Student Team to Gold in the 1960 in World Student Team Championship in Leningrad. He was the only World Junior Champion to win with a perfect score.

India slipped to second position in ODI

India have just been displaced at the top of the ICC ODI championship by South Africa. India are placed second on the basis of decimal points, but have the same number of points (120) as South Africa, and can move back to the top with a series win over New Zealand. In 2017, India have won 17 of 22 completed ODIs.

Selena clinches gold at Egypt Junior TT

On 15th October 2017, India’s Selena Selvakumar won three gold medals in Egypt Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Open 2017. Selena Selvakumar is a 17 year old Chennai girl. She won the girls’ singles and doubles gold medal and a team championship gold in Egypt Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Open 2017. In the girls’ singles final, Selena defeated Marwa Alhodaby.

Dhayal Sisters win bronze

Pune girls Divya Dhayal and Khushbu Dhayal won bronze medal in the Youth World Championship in Rosario, Argentina. The three-member Indian team of Khushbu Dhayal, Divya Dhayal and Delhi’s Sanchita Tiwari defeated Russia in the quarterfinals but lost the semifinals to US. The Youth World Archery Championship, held from October 2 to 8, in Rosario, Argentina, is held after two years.

World Archery Youth Championship

Mixed pair of Jemson Ningthoujam and Ankita Bhakat clinched the recurve team gold medal at the World Archery Youth Championship in Rosario. This is India’s first world title at the youth championships since Deepika Kumari’s victories in 2009 and 2011. India also bagged one silver and one bronze in a promising show by the youngsters.

World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship

India’s Anupama Ramachandran has clinched the World Open Under-16 Snooker Championship title at St. Petersburg in Russia. In the girls category, second seed Anupama Ramachandran of India knocked out her compatriot and top seed Keerthana Pandian by 3-1 to become World Open Under-16 champion. The Championship is being organised at St. Petersburg Russia.

CRPF constable wins gold at Wushu Worlds

4 : Rohtak player Pooja Kadian created history by becoming first Indian wushu player to win a gold medal in the World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Kadian, who is a head constable with CRPF, became the world champion with a win over Evgeniya Stepanova of Russia in the women’s 75 kg event. She had earlier won 3 silver medals in different weight categories in the previous World Championships.

Verstappen wins Malaysian GP

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen sealed victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton finished second to extend his lead in the championship standings. The victory was the second of Verstappen’s Grand Prix career, after a first in Spain last year. Hamilton, who had started on pole position, finished second for Mercedes. Hamilton now has 281 points to Vettel’s 247 with five races remaining.

Indian football team qualifies for AFC

Indian football team has qualified for AFC U-16 Championship to be held next year in Malaysia after finishing 2nd in their group qualifying round played in Kathmandu. India qualified as one of the six best second-placed teams from the group matches of qualifying round. India defeated Palestine (3-0) and drew against Nepal (2-2) and group toppers Iraq (0-0) to collect 5 points & finished 2nd.

India to host South Asian boxing C’ship

India will be hosting the South Asian boxing Championship for the first time in Guwahati from December 6 to 10. Pak, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh will participate in Championship with other SARCC countries. South Asian Champion-ship will be followed by India International Open tournament, the tournament will witness participation from Uzbekistan & Ukraine among other top boxing nations

International Yoga Festival in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir governor N N Vohra inaugurated the second International Yoga Festival and International Yoga Sports Championship 2017. The festival is being organized by Yoga Society of Kashmir & about 300 participants from various parts of India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Canada, Bulgaria, USA & Nepal are participating in the festival. The first International Yoga Festival was held in Uttarakhand.

PV Sindhu wins Korea Open

PV Sindhu avenged her World Championship loss in Glasgow by beating Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the Korea Open 2017 women’s singles final to clinch her 3rd Superseries title. Sindhu made history by becoming the first Indian to win the Korea Open. This is Sindhu’s second Super Series title of the year, having earlier won the India Open, beating Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final.

BAI to confer Lifetime Achievement award

The renowned Indian Badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the first life time award by Badminton Association of India. Padukone had won the 1980 All England, besides bagging a bronze at the 1983 World Championship in Copenhagen. He also won a gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games. He was bestowed with the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982.

India finish 5th in World Championships

India finished fifth in the medals tally with one gold and two silver medals at the Moscow Shotgun World Championship. Only 16 of the 76 participating nations got amongst the medals and Italy topped the tally with nine gold medals for a total of 17 medals in all. Hosts Russia were third in the overall tally with two golds for a total of eight.

National kickboxing championship

Maharashtra has won the Chief Minister’s cup with 45 gold medals at the National kickboxing championship being held in Raipur. Chhattisgarh secured second position with 27 gold and Haryana third with 15 gold medals. Overall 2000 players from 27 states participated in the tournament which was held in various weight categories total 500 bouts was organised.

Sumit Nagal wins ITF Futures

Sumit Nagal blasted Colin van Beem 6-3, 6-0 in the singles final to justify the top billing in the 8th MCC – S R Subramaniam Memorial ITF Futures Men’s tennis championship. Nagal, who is ranked 261 in the world will pocket 18 ranking points and a cheque for $2,160 for his effort. The top-seed played fluently from the start, stroking the ball and kept his rival on the run.

Sonam wins Gold in Cadet World Wrestling

Indian grappler Sonam clinched the gold medal at the Cadet World Wrestling Championship in Athens. She achieved this feat on the fourth day of the championship when she defeated her opponent, Sena Nagamoto by a margin of 3-1. Matches were held in five weight categories and all the five Wrestlers of Indian Female Wrestling Team entered in the final match for Gold and Bronze Medals.

Konsam Ormila Devi bags Gold

India’s Konsam Ormila Devi bagged a gold medal in 44kg weight category of the Commonwealth Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting championships, held at Gold Coast, Australia. Ormila lifted 57kg in snatch and 76kg in clean and jerk for an overall effort of 133kg, to finish on the top of the podium. With this effort, Ormila has registered her best lift so far.

India lift SAFF Under-15 Championship

Lalrokima and Vikram struck in the second half to guide India to SAFF Under-15 Championship title win as India beat Nepal. The India team, which had players from AIFF’s Regional Academy, trailed by a goal at the interval but Lalrokima and Vikram’s timely strikes saved the day for India. The match was held in Kathmandu.

Ronaldo wins UEFA Player of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo has won his 3rd UEFA men’s player of the year award in 4 seasons, beating Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon to get the trophy. He is the first footballer to receive the honour thrice. Ronaldo was the top scorer in the Champions League with 12 goals last season. UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award is based on players’ performances during 2016/17 season in all competitions.

Mairaj Khan-Rashmmi Rathode bags gold

Indian pair of Mairaj Khan and Rashmmi Rathore won gold in the mixed skeet team event at 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Kazakhstan. The Indian duo eked out a narrow 28-27 win over the Chinese pair of Liu Jiangchi and Gao Jianmei in the gold-medal match. India finished the championship with 8 medals, with Ankur Mittal winning an individual gold and a team gold in men’s double trap event.

Kynan Chenai wins bronze

India shooter Kynan Chenai won a bronze in men’s trap event, his first international medal at the senior level, at the 7th Asian Championship Shotgun at Astana, Kazakhstan. He shot a score of 30 to finish behind gold medallist Abdulrahman Al Faihan and Talal Al Rashidi who bagged the sliver medal. India have so far won two gold medals and a bronze in the competition.

Netherlands crowned European champions

Netherlands won their 1st major women’s international tournament after a thrilling 4-2 victory over Denmark in Euro 2017 final. Miedema scored her 2nd of the match in 89th minute to bring Dutch their first ever European championship. The Dutch are only the fourth team to lift the trophy after 8 time champions Germany, 2 time winners Norway & Sweden, who won the first edition in 1984.

Ankur Mittal wins gold

Indian shooter Ankur Mittal clinched the individual as well as the team gold medal in men’s double trap at the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship. He shot 71 in the six-man final to finish at the top of the podium. He had won a gold medal at International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Mexico earlier this year. He had also bagged a silver in season’s inaugural World Cup in New Delhi.

Usain Bolt beaten in last solo race

Fastest man on the earth, Usain Bolt has been stunned as he finished 3rd in 100m Final of World Athletics Championship. In his farewell 100m, Bolt clocked a time of 9.95 seconds but was left behind by Justin Gatlin who clocked 9.92 seconds to claim Gold. Since 2008, when Bolt set his 1st world record, he had not lost a championship race & collected 19 gold medals in 100, 200 & 4×100 meters.

Tenth successive global title

6 : British athletics Mo Farah won his 10th successive global title claiming the 10,000m world crown at London. Farah, who registered a timing of 26 minutes & 49.51 seconds, has now registered his third consecutive world championship gold medal. He has won European Athlete of the Year award & British Athletics Writers Association British Athlete of the Year award, 3 times & 6 times respectively.

India ends Championship with 5 medals

India ended their World Para Athletics Championship campaign with five medals, including a gold medal in London. India collected five medals with a gold, two silver and two bronze medals to finish outside top-30 in the medal standings. Sundar Gurjar had clinched the lone gold for India in men’s javelin throw F-46. India were represented by 29 para-athletes, including five women.

Manpreet Kaur fails dope test

Asian champion shot-putter Manpreet Kaur has been caught in the dope net after testing positive for a banned stimulant. Manpreet, who won a gold medal in the recently-concluded Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, tested positive for stimulant dimethylbutylamine. India will lose the gold medal she won in Bhubaneswar if her confirmatory urine sample ‘B’ test also returns positive.

Manudev wins National Masters

Karnataka’s Manudev has won the first National Masters snooker tournament title in Chennai. Manudev got better of Alok Kumar of PSPB by 4 frames to 1 in the finals. Earlier in the semifinals, Manudev knocked out former Asian Games gold medallist Rafath Habib of RPSB 4-2. Manudev, Alok Kumar, Chirag Ramakrishnan and Rafath Habib have qualified for world 6 red & team championship snooker.

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix

17 : Lewis Hamilton took a dominant victory at Silverstone to tie the all-time record of five career wins in the British Grand Prix. Valtteri Bottas was second and Kimi Raikkonen was third. It was first held in 1926.

Muguruza wins first Wimbledon title

Garbine Muguruza won a maiden Wimbledon title after defeating 5 time champion Venus Williams under the roof on Centre Court. She is now a double Grand Slam champion, having won the French Open last year. Muguruza became the 2nd Spanish woman to win the Wimbledon singles title after her coach, Conchita Martinez. She is also the 1st woman to beat both Williams sisters in Grand Slam finals.

Sundar Singh Gurjar wins gold

Sundar Singh Gurjar has opened India’s account at World Para Athletics Championships by clinching gold in the men’s javelin throw event. In the F46 category, Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36m and took the top honour. He was disqualified last year at Rio Paralympics after he had missed his announcement call by a minute because of failure to understand the accent.

Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix

Mercedes’ Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas has won the 2017 Austrian Grand Prix. Bottas finished ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, who finished second and third respectively. Vettel continues leading the Championship with 171 points, 20 points ahead of Hamilton. This was the second victory of Bottas’ career.

Youngest winner of professional event

14 years old amateur Atthaya Thitikul has become the youngest known winner of a professional golf tour event with victory at Ladies European Thailand Championship. She defeated Ana Menendez of Mexico by 2 strokes to achieve this milestone. She broke the previous record of Lydia Ko, who at 14 years and 8 months won her first professional event at New South Wales Open in 2012.

India tops medal tally for first time

India have topped the medal tally for first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships. India ended on top with their highest ever medal haul of 29 medals pushing China to 2nd spot with 8 gold, 7 silver & 5 bronze. India’s best came in 1985 Jakarta edition where they had won 22 medals. China finished at 2nd position followed by Kazakhstan & Iran at 3rd & 4th position respectively.

Sudha bags gold in steeplechase

India’s Sudha Singh has won gold in women’s 3000m steeplechase event on Day 3 of the Asian Athletics Championships at the Kalinga Stadium. She had held the national record in 3000m steeplechase for seven years, but could never make it to the top of podium in the Asian Championship. She clocked an impressive 9:59.47 to win Gold and qualify for the World Championship scheduled next month.

2017 Asian Athletics Championships

Manpreet Kaur and Govindan Laxman have managed to win gold medals on the opening day of Asian Athletics Championships held at Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneshwar. The Asian Athletics Championships is an event organised by the Asian Athletics Association. It is held once in every two years. The 2017 Asian Athletics Championship is the 22nd edition and will be held from 6 July to 9 July 2017

First Indian to win FIA F3 Championship

Jehan Daruvala became the first Indian driver to win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. His victory in race 3 comes 18 years after Narain Karthikeyan won in the British F3 Championship. FIA F3 is the toughest junior racing category in the world, having produced some of the best talents like Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. He now stands 5th in the 2017 championship standings.

Germany wins FIFA Confederations Cup

World champions Germany won the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup by defeating Chile 1-0 in the finals at St Petersburg. This is the first time Germany has won the Confederations Cup in 8 editions of pre-World Cup tournament. The match winning goal was scored by Lars Stindl in the 20th minute. Despite dominating for long spells, Chile failed to turn 61% possession and 20 shots into a single goal

8 medals at Junior World Championship

Indian shooting squad finished at the 2nd position at ISSF Junior World Championship with 3 gold, 2 silver & 3 bronze medals. India picked up a gold and silver in team and individual sections of 25m pistol junior men’s event, as well as the team bronze in 25m pistol junior women’s event. Anish Bhanwala won 3 medals, 1 of each colour. China topped the tally with 19 medals, including 8 gold.

No ICC World T20 in 2018

World Twenty20 Championship’s seventh edition next year is all set to be scrapped and pushed to 2020. However, the venue is yet to be decided. Reason for the postponement is that the top member nations will be busy with bilateral commitments in 2018. The previous ICC World T20 was held in India in 2016. Next Champions Trophy scheduled in 2021 in India is still on.

Indian wrestlers bag five medals

India bagged five medals, including a gold in the 2017 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in Taiwan. India’s female wrestlers pocketed three medals while two came in the male Greco-Roman division. India’s gold came in the women’s 51kg freestyle category through Puja. Sonu clinched a silver medal in the 44kg category while Manu claimed a bronze in the 59kg division.

Virat Kohli tops ICC ODI rankings

Virat Kohli reclaimed the top spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen following the conclusion of the last round of league matches in the Champions Trophy. Kohli had entered the tournament 22 points behind number-one ranked AB de Villiers of South Africa, who had been No.1 and 19 points behind Australia’s David Warner. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ranked 23rd, Umesh Yadav 41st.

Warriors crowned NBA champions

Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game Five of the NBA Finals to clinch the series 4-1 and be crowned the NBA champions. The victory was the Warriors’ second in three years, after claiming the title in 2015. Kevin Durant was named winner of the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award for leading the Warriors to the 2017 championship.

Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian GP

Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix title in Montreal. It is his 6th Canadian Grand Prix title as well as his third this season and 56th of his career. Hamilton has cut down Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel’s lead in the drivers’ championship to 12 points. Hamilton won by nearly 20 seconds from Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo finishing third.