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Sports Current Affairs may 4th week 2016
Author : Sowjanya
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Sports Current Affairs may 4th week 2016

1) Djokovic meets 200 weeks at number 1 in the ATP rankings.

  •  Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic has remained as number one ranked player for 200 weeks, there by becoming the fifth player in the history of the sport to achieve this fest. 
  •  He is also one week shy of 100-stright weeks at the top rank.
  •  The Serbian tennis player reaches a milestone before only Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer had gotten
  •  The other four players are, Jimmy Connors (268), Ivan lendl (270), Pete Sampras (286), Roger federer (302).

2) Indian para athlete Saroha wins gold.
  •  Indian para-athlete Amit Kumar Saroha from Haryana won the gold medal in men`s club throw (F-51) at the recently concluded 2016 French Open Athletics Championship in Paris.
  •  Amit`s effort of 26.58m broke the Asian record which he had himself set at World Championships in Doha on the way to winning a silver.
  •  He has already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
  •  He is one of India`s most decorated para-athletes and has won medals across multiple international competitions including Asian Para Games. 
  •  He was awarded with Arjuna Award by the Union government.
3)  Maria Sharapova named in Russia’s Olympic team despite doping ban.
  •  Maria Sharapova has been named in Russia`s tennis team for August`s Rio Olympics, despite currently serving a doping suspension.
  •  The 29-year-old Maria Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at January`s Australian Open.
  •  The International Tennis Federation (ITF) provisionally suspended the five-time Grand Slam champion.
  •  The World Anti-Doping Association then admitted in April that scientists were unsure how long meldonium stayed in the system, suggesting athletes who tested positive for the substance before 1 March could avoid bans.

 

4) Sanjay Bangar given the reins for Zimbabwe ODI, T20Is tour.

  •  Former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar was appointed national head coach for the limited overs tour of Zimbabwe.
  •  Besides his appointment BCCI also appointed Abhay Sharma as fielding coach and Koka Ramesh as the administrative team manager for the tour.
  •  Before this appointment he worked as the assistant coach (batting) for the team at the World T20 Cup in March and April 2016, under team director Ravi Shastri.
  •  The BCCI is looking forward to appointing a full-time head coach for the national team after the tenure of team director Ravi Shastri has come to an end in April 2016. 
 
5) Sonia Lather settles for silver after losing AIBA Women’s World Championships final.
  •  Sonia Lather went down fighting 1-2 to Italy’s AlessiaMesiano in the Featherweight (57 kg) finals at the AIBA Women`s World Boxing Championships.
  •  The 24-year-old Sonia, who is a 2012 Asian Championships silver-medallist, defeated Khojabekova 3-0 to set up a clash with Italian Alessia Mesiano.
  •  Overall in the featherweight category, India finished 10th, tied with Thailand, Russia and Netherlands.
  •  However, the tournament saw India lose out on an Olympic quota in the three featured categories, Flyweight, Lightweight and Middleweight.
 
6) Real Madrid lift 11th UEFA Champions League title in Milan. 
 
  •  Real Madrid have now defeated Atletico Madrid twice in three years in the UEFA Champions League Final, this time to clinch their 11th title by 5-3 goals in penalty shootout.
  •  In the final played, both teams scored 1–1 goals in regulation period leading to draw. For the Real Madrid goal was scored by Captain Sergio Ramos (15 minutes) and for Atletico Madrid was scored by Yannick Carrasco (79th minutes).
  •  In tie-breaker penalty shootout Real Madrid FC scored 5 goals against Atletico Madrid which scored only 3 goals.
About UEFA Champions league title
 
  1.  UEFA Champions League (simply known as the Champions League) is an annual continental club football competition organised by the UEFA.
  2.  It is contested by top-division European club and is considered as one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world.
  3.  It is also most prestigious club competition in European football, played by the national league champion and for some nations of each UEFA national association.

 

7) Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Monaco F1 Grand Prix.

  •  Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Monaco F1 Grand Prix. He emerged victorious in a close battle with Red Bull`s Daniel Ricciardo.
  •  The Formula One motor race was held at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the Principality of Monaco. It was the sixth round of the 2016 season.
About Lewis Hamilton
 
  1.  Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver from England. He currently races for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team.
  2.  He is the 2008, 2014 and 2015 Formula One World Champion.
  3.  In his first season in Formula One, he set numerous records while finishing second in the 2007 Formula One Championship.
  4.  In 2015, he became the first British driver in history to win consecutive F1 titles. 
8) Discus thrower Seema Punia qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics.
  •  Asian Games discus throw gold medal winner Seema Punia qualified for the Rio Olympics with a 62.62m effort at the Pat Young`s Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas in the United States.
  •  Punia crossed the Rio Games qualification standard of 61.00m.
  •  Seema Punia from Haryana defeated 2008 Olympic discus throw champion Stephanie Brown-Trafton of United States of America for the gold.
  •  This will be Punia’s third Olympic Games appearance. She took part in the games in 2004 and 2012.
  •  She is the 19th Indian track and field athlete to have qualified for Rio Olympics.
9) Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in Tippeligaen.
 
  •  National football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu became the first Indian to play top-tier European football league match.
  •  He turned out for Norwegian side Stabaek FC in Norwegian Premier League (Tippeligaen).
  •  Tippeligaen is a Norwegian professional league for association football clubs.
  •  It is the country`s primary football competition which was founded in 1937. It was expanded to 12 teams in 1972 and the league was renamed Tippeligaen in 1990.
About Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
 
  1.  He made his debut for the Indian national team against Turkmenistan in 2013.
  2.  He was trained in the Tata Football Academy and represented India at the Under-19 and Under-23 levels.
  3.  He played his first Tippeligaen (Norwegian Premier League) for Stabaek FC on 29 may 2016 and helped the team to claim a dominant 5-0 triumph over IK Start. 
10) Alastair Cook becomes youngest cricketer to score 10000 Test runs.
 
  •  England cricket captain Alastair Cook became youngest Cricketer to score 10000 test runs.
  •  Cook achieved the fete on the fourth day of the second test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street. It was his 128th Test.
  •  The previous record was held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar who reached the landmark score against Pakistan at Eden Gardens in 2005.
Youngest Players to achieve fete of 10000 Test runs include
 
 Alastair Cook (England): He achieved the fete on 20 May 2016 at the age of 31 years, 5 months and 5 days. 
 
 Sachin Tendulkar (India): He achieved the fete on 16 March 2005 at the age of 31 years, 10 months and 20 days.
 
 Jacques Kallis (South Africa): He achieved the fete on 27 February 2009 at the age of 33 years, 4 months and 11 days.

 


 

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