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Sports Current Affairs Feb 3rd Week
Author : Sowjanya
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Sports Current Affairs Feb 3rd Week

1) SAG Triathlon: Gold and Silver for India.

  • Indian athletes won gold medal Triathlon in 12th SAG.
  • Indian Men squad comprising Dilip Kumar and Guru Datt bagged Gold and Silver medals respectively while Sri Lankan Nuwan Kumara could manage Bronze medal.
  • In woman section, Pallavi Retiwala and Pooja Chaurushi were declared first and second while Nepal’s K.C. Roja bagged Bronze medal for her country.

2) West Indies Wins Icc U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016.

  • West Indies rode on its fast-bowling arsenal to win the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time with a tense five-wicket victory over three-time winner India in the final in Mirpur
  • It was the first major title for the West Indies at any level since Darren Sammy’s senior team won the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in 2012.
  • The next edition of the tournament will be held in 2018 in New Zealand with seventh-placed Namibia, the highest-ranked Associate member, qualifying directly along with the 10 Test playing sides.

Player of the tournament: Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh)


Top 5:
(1) West Indies
(2) India
(3) Bangladesh
(4) Sri Lanka
(5) Pakistan

3) India Grabbed Gold in Taekwondo.

  • Latika Bandari of India has clinched the Gold Medal after defeating Nepal’s Neema Gurung in the Final Round of the Female under-53 Kgs Category.
  • In the Male under-80 Kgs Category, India’s Navjeet Man defeated Nepal’s Shaksham Karki to grab the Gold Medal, in the Final Round of the Taekwondo Discipline held at the NEIGRIHMS IndoorStadium.
  • In the under-62 Kgs Category, India’s Margerita Regi defeated Nepal’s Ayasha Shakya by a single blow during the additional time after a draw.

4) Indian Railways Wins National Chess Team Championship.

  • Indian Railways won The National Chess team Championship for the first time. The 36th Championship was held at Bhubaneswar
  • This Championship was conducted on pool basis. During championship, Indian Railway team beat its counterparts, viz. Odisha, Gujrat, Air-India, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board, Airport Authority of India, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi. Lastly, Indian Railway ousted Life Insurance Corporation.

Indian Railway team consisted of the following Chess players from different Zonal Railways which are shown against their names:


(1) Shri Karthikayan/ ICF,
(2) Shri Deepan Chakkravarthy/ ICF,
(3) Shri Rathnakaran/ SR,
(4) Shri Arghyadip Das/ ER and
(5) Shri Swapni Dhopade/ CR.

5) 2016 South Asian Games concluded; India finished at top with 308 medals.

  • 12th South Asian Games (SAG) 2016 concluded at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai of Guwahati, Assam.
  • India finished at the top with a record 308 medals – 188 Gold, 90 Silver and 30 Bronze, which put to shade its previous best of 214 medals at the 2006 Games in Colombo. Athletics, Shooting, Archery, Wrestling, Boxing, Weightlifting and Swimming were the events that witnessed the Indian master-class.
  • The event saw participation of about 2600 athletes from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.
  • It was co-hosted by Guwahati, Assam and Meghalaya capital, Shillong. The games were conducted in 26 venues across the cities of Guwahati and Shillong. 17 venues were in Guwahati and 9 venues were in Shillong.

6) Rio Haryanto Becomes Indonesia’s First Formula1 Driver.

  • Rio Haryanto will become Indonesia’s first Formula One driver after signing a deal with Manor Racing.
  • The 23-year-old will make his F1 debut at the Australian Grand Prix on 20 March after testing in Barcelona next week. Haryanto replaced the Briton Will Stevens, who failed to score a point in 18 starts.
  • Haryanto will join the German rookie Pascal Wehrlein, a former Mercedes reserve driver, at Manor.

7) Women in Blue beat Sri Lanka, clinch series.

  • The Indian women cricket team won the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, 3-0.
  • In the third and final match played in Ranchi, India defeated the Sri Lankan team by seven wickets.
  • Medium-pacer Deepti Sharma grabbed six wickets haul before Veda Krishnamurthy scored a half-century after India posted a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI.
  • Deepti Sharma, who played a pivotal role in steadying her side`s innings, was adjudged the Player of the Match.

8) Brendon Mccullum Scores Fastest Test Hundred.

  • Brendon McCullum struck the fastest ever Test century in a blistering counter-attack that dragged his side back into the second Test against Australia, with New Zealand getting out for 370 on the first day.
  • The New Zealand captain, playing his 101st and final Test, reached his 12th Test century from just 54 balls.

About Brendon Mccullum

 

  • He is a New Zealand professional cricket player who currently plays as a batsman for the Otago Volts at provincial level, the Gujarat Lions in the IPL, Middlesex in the English domestic league in 2016, and New Zealand internationally.
  • He is the current captain of New Zealand in all three forms of the international game. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders from 2008–2010 and again from 2012–2013, while in between he played for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
  • He played the 2014 and 2015 seasons for the Chennai Super Kings. McCullum was a wicket-keeper until 2013, and is known for his fast scoring rate.

 

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