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September 2011 Sports Current Affairs
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Russian grandmaster Peter Svidler won the Chess World Cup title on 20 September after winning over Alexander Grischuk. Russia hosted this event. Russia holds the No.1 spot on the World Chess Federation`s top-10 list, followed by Ukraine.

Salgaocar defeated East Bengal 3-1 in the final of the 33rd Federation Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 29 September 2011. Salgaocar became the first non-Kolkata club to win the premier domestic cup competition in Indian football since Mahindra United in 2005.
The Indian kabaddi team lifted its first-ever Circle Style Asian kabaddi title by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan 53-38 at Tabriz in Iran on 27 September 2011.It is for the first time that the championship was played outside India. Eight nations participated in the championship. 
India’s Deepika Kumari got silver after being defeated by China’s Cheng Ming 5-6 in the tie-breaker of the women’s individual recurve summit clash at the World Cup archery finals in Istanbul on 25 September 2011. 
Novak Djokovic defeated the 10-time Grand Slam champion Nadal and won his first career US Open crown and fourth Grand Slam title.
Australia’s Samantha Stosur defeated Serena Williams to win the US Open crown and her first grand slam singles title. Stosur became the first Australian woman in 38 years to win the title when she beat Williams 6-2 6-3.
India defeated Pakistan in the penalty shoot-out in the final to clinch the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament on 11 September 2011. Goalkeeper S. Sreejesh played a crucial role in securing victory as he managed two crucial saves for India. Indian hockey team is coached by Michael Nobbs. Malaysia bagged bronze by defeating Japan.

 Durgesh Kumar Pal of Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles in the Commonwealth Youth Games at Isle of Man on 12 September 2011.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Olympic gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra were conferred with the rank of honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army by President Pratibha Patil. The honour was bestowed on Dhoni and Bindra for their outstanding contribution in the field of cricket and shooting respectively, and their commitment to the Army on various occasions. Bindra and Dhoni joined the ranks of senior cricketers Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar who have been conferred with honorary ranks in the armed forces. Kapil Dev is an Honorary Lt Col in the Territorial Army, while Tendulkar is an honorary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force. 
Sai Praneeth defeated Saurabh Varma 21-13, 10-21, 21-16 to win the men`s singles crown in the IFCI all-India ranking senior badminton championship on 5 September 2011. Sai Praneeth also won the men`s doubles collaborating Nanda Gopal (AAI). They defeated top seeds Pranav Chopra (PSPB) and Akshay Dewalkar (AI). In the women`s singles, Sayali Gokhale won over Tanvi Lad .In the mixed doubles category, Pranav Chopra and Prajakta Sawant clinched the mixed doubles title by defeating Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan.

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh won gold and also bagged the Best Boxer award at the World Police and Fire Games in New York. Indian pugilists finished off a reasonably successful campaign with two golds, two silvers and a bronze at the World Police and Fire Games in New York. Both Vijender (75kg), an Olympic and World championship bronze medallist and Dinesh Kumar (81kg) won gold.

Jamaica`s Usain Bolt won the Men`s 4x100 Relay final and set a world record at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea on 4 September 2011.