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Sports Current Affairs January 2nd week 2016
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1) Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela has set a new world record on way to clinching the gold medal in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix shooting tournament. Chandela shot 211.2 which surpassed the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211.

2) Hashim Amla has resigned as the captain of South African cricket test team after the Proteas drew the second Test of the 4-match series against England at Cape Town. AB de Villiers will take over as Captain for the remaining two Tests.

3) Living up to his top billing, Stan Wawrinka annexed his third Chennai Open singles title in a row, demolishing the challenge of Borna Coric in the final. Wawrinka successfully defended his men’s singles title once again at the 20th edition of the $425,535 Chennai Open. It was his fourth Chennai Open Title.

4) Sania Mirza continues to top the women’s double chart while her partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland maintained her second spot in the latest tennis WTA rankings. Sania is atop the list with 11395 points while Hingis has 11355 points in her kitty.

5) Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was given lifetime membership by Mohammedan Sporting Club.Bachchan was felicitated during the 125th anniversary celebration of the club.