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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Indian Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan has withdrawn from the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held in Hamadan, Iran due to its hijab policy.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.