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Sports Current Affairs may 1st week 2016
Author : Sowjanya
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Sports Current Affairs may 1st week 2016

1) Archery World Cup: India wins one silver and two bronze medals.

  •  Indian women’s team has won silver medal in the recurve team final of Archery World Cup held at the Yuanshen Stadium in Shanghai, China.
  •  Women’s team comprised of Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi Laishram and Laxmirani Majhi. In the final match they lost to Chinese Taipei team by 2-6 score.
  •  Men’s trio and mixed pair won their respective bronze playoffs in the first stage of Archery World Cup.
  •  Indian men’s recurve team comprised of Atanu Das, Jayanta Talukdar and Mangal Singh Champia. They defeated British team by 6-0 to bag the bronze medal.
2) Vijender Singh records 5th consecutive victory in Professional Boxing.
  •  Indian boxer Vijender Singh recorded his 5th consecutive victory in Professional Boxing. 
  •  Vijender Singh earned this victory in professional boxing by defeating French boxer Matiouze Royer in five rounds.
  •  Royer was Vijender`s most experienced rival , with 44 bouts, including 14 wins, under his belt before the match. Vijender, whose last four wins were all knock-outs or technical knock-outs, was declared the winner in the fifth round of the six-round super middleweight contest.
3)Kohlschreiber won Munich’s ATP tournament.
  •  Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber won Munich’s ATP tournament for the third time after defeating Austrian Dominic Thiem.
  •  He has won the 2007 and 2012 titles.
  •  Kohlschreiber, ranked 27th in the world, steamrolled his way to his fifth Munich final after winning over Florian Mayer, Juan Martin del Potro and Fabio Fognini en route.
4) Lee Chong Wei triumphs in Asia Badminton Championships.
  •  Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei defeated his and World No. 1 Chen Long of China in the final of the Asia Badminton Championships.
  •  It is his third title this year and his second badminton Asia championship; he last won it in 2006. Lee Chong Wei is currently ranked second in the world.
  •  In the women’s singles, China’s Wang Yihan defeated Li Xuerui of China clinching her third Asian title.
5) Indian shooters won 3 gold, 1 bronze in ISSF Junior World Cup.
  •  Indian shooters won 3 gold medals and a bronze on the opening day of the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.
  •  Indian shooters won two gold medals in the team events of men’s 25m standard pistol and women’s 50m rifle prone competitions respectively.
  •  India’s Rituraj Singh also won an individual gold medal in the men’s 25m standard pistol competition through.
  •  Gaayathri Nithyanadam won the bronze medal in the women’s 50m rifle prone competition. 
6) Nico Rosberg has won Russian Grand Prix.
  •  German Formula One Driver Nico Rosberg from Mercedes team has won 2016 Russian Grand Prix held at the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia.
  •  Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of United Kingdom stood second and Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen of Finland secured 3rd place in the tournament.
  •  It was Rosberg’s fourth consecutive win in the 2016 season and overall eighteenth championship title of F1 in his career.
  •  Russian Grand Prix was the fourth race of the 2016 season of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated and was contested over fifty-three laps.

 

 7) Leicester City crowned English Premier League champions for 1st time.

  •  Leicester City FC was crowned champions of the of English Premier League title for 2015-16 season without playing as nearest challenger Tottenham Hotspur FC.
  •  They were crowned after its nearest challenger Tottenham Hotspur FC had 2-2 draw with Chelsea FC. The draw placed Tottenham at second position and was not able to surpass Leicester City FC’s seven point lead at the top of the table.
  •  This is the first time in the Leicester City FC’s 132-year history it became the champion of the England.
About English Premier League
 
  1.  The English Premier League is professional league for men’s association football clubs.
  2.  It was founded in 1992 and is England’s primary football competition. It is at the top of the English football league system.
  3.  It is contested by 20 clubs and it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Football League.
8) Leicester City`s Jamie Vardy named FWA Footballer of the Year 2016.
  •  Leicester City striker forward Jamie Vardy is named as 2015-16 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers Association (FWA). 
  •  He would be honoured with the prestigious FWA accolade, which has been running since 1948, at a gala dinner in London.
  •  With this he joined the Bobby Moore, George Best, Eric Cantona, Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo among its past winners. Vardy, who topped the vote among FWA members, scored 22 goals in 34 Premier League appearances the season. 
9) Lili Das sets a new mark in 1500m.
  •  Lili Das of West Bengal smashed the women’s 1500m record by close to seven seconds in the 14th junior Federation Cup National athletics championship at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
  •  The 17-year-old led from the outset and increased her lead with every passing lap to break Haryana’s Pinki Kumari’s record (4:27.26s, Chennai, 2014). 
10)Mark Selby won World Snooker Championship.
  •  Ace snooker player Mark Selby (World No. 1) from England has won the 2016 World Championship title of Snooker.
  •  In the final match played in Sheffield, Selby defeated China’s Ding Junhui by 18-14 score. 
  •  This was Selby’s second World Snooker title after he had won it in 2014 for the first against Ronnie O’Sullivan.
  •  This was Selby’s second title of the year 2016 after he had won minor Gdynia Open event held in Poland.
  •  So far Mark Selby has won Welsh Open title (2008), Shanghai Masters final (2011), UK Championship (2012), World Championship (2014), German Masters (2015), China Open (2015).
11) Seven Indian shuttlers qualify for Rio Olympics.
  •  Seven Indian shuttlers, including Saina Nehwal and PV?Sindhu who have qualified for the Rio Olympics.
  •  India is one of only eight countries in the world to book two entries in a category - women’s singles, with PV Sindhu (ranked No. 10) joining Saina Nehwal (ranked No. 8).
The list of players who made in the list is
  1.  Women’s Singles Saina Nehwal & PV Sindhu
  2.  Women’s Doubles Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponnappa
  3.  Men’s Singles Kidambi srikanth
  4.  Men’s Doubles Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy
12) Mathew Fleming is the next MCC President.
  •  Former England all-rounder Matthew Fleming is the next President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).He would take up the post on October 1.
  •  He was nominated by the current President Roger Knight at MCC’s Annual General Meeting, which took place at Lord’s in London. 
  •  Mathew Fleming is the youngest MCC president in 36 years, after Peter May served in 1980. 
Mathew Fleming
 
  1.  Matthew Valentine Fleming is a former cricketer who represented Kent and England.
  2.  The England all-rounder played 11 One-Day Internationals for England.
  3.  Fleming`s first 2 scoring shots in first class cricket were sixes.
  4.  He played 219 first-class games for Kent scoring 9206 runs at an average of 30.18 and took 290 wickets at 35.91.
  5.  He captained Kent for several seasons. Fleming was a very effective all-rounder, hard hitting batsman and medium-pace bowler, in the one day game for Kent and briefly for England.

 

13) Shooters finish fourth at Junior World Cup.

  •  India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.
  •  India got fourth place, while Italy finished at the top spot in the medals table.
  •  A total of 585 junior athletes from 48 countries participated in the event and only 24 countries made it to the medals table.
  •  The Indian juniors had an overall tally of three Gold, four Silver and three Bronze medals .While Italy added seven Gold, four Silver and one Bronze medal to their kitty.
  •  India, Rituraj Singh was the most successful performer with two Gold medals in both the individual and team events of the Men`s 25M Standard Pistol. 
  •  Shivam Shukla also turned in impressive performances in pistol events winning one Gold and one Silver medal.
  •  Arjun Das also won one Gold and one Bronze medal for Team India.
  •  Junior women, Yashaswini Singh Deswal was the most impressive with her two Silver medals, both in the individual and team sections of the 10M Air Pistol event.
14) Pakistan won 2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup.
  •  Pakistan has won the third edition of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) by defeating India.
  •  In the final match held at Pakistan Ordinance Factory Sports Complex in Wah Cantonment.
  •  Pakistan achieved 50 points against 31 by India in the final of the tournament.
  •  It is second successive win for Pakistan in the Asian Kabaddi title as they won it in 2012.
17) Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis lose in Madrid Masters final.
  •  Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lost went down in straight sets to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in the women’s doubles final of the Madrid Masters Tennis tournament.
  •  The Indo-Swiss pair struggled to find their rhythm as they lost 4-6 4-6 to their fifth seeded French opponents.
  •  Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have already won titles in Sydney, Brisbane, Australian Open and St Petersburg this season. 
  •  The loss meant that Sania and Hingis remained on four titles this season. 
 
18) Mickey Arthur appointed as Pakistan cricket team’s head coach.
  •  Former South African cricketer Mickey Arthur has been appointed as cricket team’s head coach. It was announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
  •  This appointment he fills the role vacated by Waqar Younis’ resignation following Pakistan’s early exit from the T20 World Cup 2016. 
  •  Earlier Arthur coached South Africa from 2005 to 2010 and Australia from 2011 to 2013.
About Mickey Arthur:
 
  1.  John Michael "Mickey" Arthur (born 17 May 1968) is a South African cricketer who played South African domestic cricket from 1986 to 2001.
  2.  He coached the South African national team from 2005 to 2010.
  3.  South Africa had won first series in England in over 40 years in 2008 and their maiden series victory in Australia in 2008-09 and leading them to the No. 1 ranking in Tests.
  4.  Australia won 10 of their 19 Tests but the team had an uneasy relationship with him.
  5.  Arthur in his cricket career lasting a decade and a half had played 110 first-class matches in a South Africa domestic cricket.
19) Vinesh Phogat & Sakshi Malik qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics.
 
  •  Two Indian women wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik have qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics scheduled to be held in August 2016.
  •  This is the first time two female Indian wrestlers will compete at the Olympics.
  •  Vinesh sealed her place for the Olympic berth after defeating Avin Demirhan of Turkey 12-2 in the 48 kg category. 
  •  In the semi-final match of the Olympic world qualifying tournament held at Istambul in Turkey. Now she will now fight for gold medal against Ivona Neena Matkovaska.
  •  Sakshi Malik also entered the final in the 58 kg category and qualified for Rio Olympics. In the Semi-final she defeated Len Jhang. 
  •  In the final she will play against Russian Valeria Koblova Jholobova in the final.

 

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