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Sports Current affairs July 2nd Week 2016
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Sports Current affairs July 2nd Week 2016

1) Dipa Karmakar named as `world class gymnast`.

  • Dipa Karmakar was pleasantly surprised of a gold pin she was to receive from the international parent body for being a `World Class Gymnast` after her showing at the World Championships.
  • Mumbai-based Gymnastics Federation of India received an airmail from the Federation de Internationale de Gymnastique secretary general Andre Gueisbuhler informing them of the `Gymnaste de classe mondiale` distinction bestowed on the Indian gymnast who finished the vaulting apparatus finals on 5th position.
  • It is awarded to the top 30 qualifiers in multiple apparatus events or to event finalists at Worlds and is a once-in-a-career induction into gymnastics’ elite. It’s common for gymnasts from Russia, US, Japan and China.
2) Roger Federer Sets Record of Most Wins in Grand Slams.
  • On Way to Wimbledon Semis Roger Federer, en route to defeating Marin Cilic in Wimbledon quarter-final, notched his 307th win in Grand Slams. He surpassed Martina Navratilova in the process.
  • 307 - All-time new record for most Grand Slam match wins, passing previous best of 306 held by Martina Navratilova.
  • 84 - Wimbledon match wins, equaling the record of Jimmy Connors.
  • 11 - Number of Wimbledon semi-finals for Federer, equaling Connors.
  • 10 - Number of comebacks from two sets down, matching the same mark as Boris Becker and Aaron Krickstein.
3) Andy Murray won men’s singles title of 2016 Wimbledon.
  • Britain`s Andy Murray clinched a second Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam crown he defeated Milos Raonic of Canada.
  • The world number two added the 2016 trophy to his 2013 triumph at the All England Club and his 2012 US Open title.
  • Murray, 29, became the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry in 1935.
4) Rohan Prem is Kerala’s Cricketer of the Year.
  • Rohan Prem, who amassed more than 700 runs in Ranji Trophy last season, is Kerala’s Cricketer of the Year.
  • The Kerala Cricket Association announced its awards for the year 2015-16 in various categories.
Rohan Prem: Cricketer of the year
A. Akshaya: Woman cricketer of the year
Madan Mohan: Lifetime achievement award
Sachin Baby: Best batsman
Fabid Farook: All-rounder
Mohammed Azarudhin: Wicketkeeper
Sandeep Nair: Fast bowler
K. Monish: Spinner
Sreekumar Nair: Best coach
 
5) Serena Williams wins the Wimbledon women`s championship.
  • Serena Williams took Angelique Kerber down in straight sets to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish for the 7th time and equals Steffi Graf`s record of 22 Major wins.
  • Serena`s serving might make the difference between the two in the end. She takes the 11th game with a fierce ace that leaves Kerber a mere spectator.
  • She has her work cut out as she faces a red-hot Angelique Kerber, whose attritional German style of play has the tendency to wear the opponent down to submission, as happened at the Australian Open earlier this year.
6) Sandeep win silver, Narsingh bag bronze in Spanish GP.
  • Rio-bound Indian grapplers, Sandeep Tomar and Narsingh Yadav won the silver and bronze medals in 74 kg and 57 kg respectively at the Spanish Grand Prix Wrestling championship.
  • Narsingh beat Canada wrestler Jasmit Phulka 7-0 in first round and then lost to Livan Lopez in second round but then got a repechage when the Cuban reached the finals.
  • In the 74 kg category, Livan Lopez of Cuba and Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France won the gold and silver medal respectively.
 

7) Hamilton wins at Silverstone.

  • Lewis Hamilton held his nerve to grab pole position ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for British Grand Prix.
  • The German was penalised 10 seconds by the Silverstone stewards for a breach of the rules governing radio communication over a gearbox issue.
  • Red Bull’s talented Dutch teenager Max Verstappen who had finished a fine third inherited the runner-up spot behind Hamilton.
8) Britain`s Reid wins Wimbledon wheelchair title.
  • Britain`s Gordon Reidwon the inaugural Wimbledon men`s wheelchair singles title and hoped his victory would boost the profile of disability sport.
  • The 24-year-old Scot defeated Sweden`s Stefan Olsson to add to the doubles title he had won with Alfie Hewitt.
  • Reid was born able-bodied but at 13 he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a condition which affects the spinal cord.
9) Portugal defeated France in Euro 2016 final.
  • Portugal were crowned as Euro 2016 champions after they beat France in the final in Paris.
  • It also proved to be the first time Portugal have beaten France since 1975 and first loss for Les Bleus at home in a major tournament at home.
  • A victory for France over Portugal in European Championship final would give the country a welcome morale boost..
  • In two days time will be the 18th anniversary of France winning their first and only World Cup title.
10) Jinson Johnson, Dharambir Singh, Renjith Maheshwari qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics.
  • Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwari, sprinter Dharambir Singh, and Jinson Johnson are the latest addition to the list of athletes who have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
  • Maheshwari and Dharambir made national record in their respective events at Indian Grand Prix while Johnson made a cut for the men’s 800m event after clocking 1:45.98.
  • Dharambir Singh made him the first Indian male athlete to qualify for the 200m event at the Olympics in 36 years.
11) Glasgow hosts the 2016 Homeless World Cup.
  • A specially built city centre football arena has been treated to a tournament of rain, sun, goals and smiles as Glasgow hosts the 14th Homeless World Cup.
  • More than 500 men and women from 52 countries around the world are competing in four-a-side matches.
  • The Homeless World Cup was co-founded by Mel Young, who also co-founded the Big Issue and is the chairman of Sport scotland.
  • The Scotland squad is selected from the Street Soccer Scotland national football programme which supports socially disadvantaged men and women.
12) Jerome Taylor retires from Test cricket.
  • Jerome Taylor, the West Indies fast bowler, has retired from Test cricket.
  • Taylor, who took 130 wickets in 46 Tests over 13 years, will continue to be available for selection in the ODI and T20I formats.
  • Taylor made his international debut as an 18-year-old against Sri Lanka in 2003, having impressed in domestic cricket for Jamaica.
13) India men’s 4X400m relay team qualifies for Rio Olympics.
  • Indian male 4X400m team has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics but the female team is still in contention at the Indian Grand Prix being held at the Sree Kantaveera Stadium in Bengaluru.
  • This puts the team in the second spot for fastest 4×400 relay timing in the world in 2016 behind USA who had clocked 3:00:38.
  • The Rio Olympic Games in individual events and the women’s 4x400m relay team is ranked world No. 13 and fulfills the qualification criteria.
14) Tim Duncan announces retirement from NBA.
  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has announced his retirement after 19 years with the organization.
  • Tim Duncan announces retirement from NBA after 19 seasons with San Antonio Spurs. His career included five NBA titles.
  • The star forward ends his career with five NBA Championships with Spurs in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. He also took home the NBA Finals MVP trophy thrice and the NBA MVP title two years in a row in 2002 and 2003.
  • The 40-year-old formed a formidable team with Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker to form a record of the most wins by a trio in regular season and postseason.

15) Jerome Taylor retires from Test cricket.

  • Jerome Taylor, the West Indies fast bowler, has retired from Test cricket.
  • Taylor, who took 130 wickets in 46 Tests over 13 years, will continue to be available for selection in the ODI and T20I formats.
  • Taylor made his international debut as an 18-year-old against Sri Lanka in 2003, having impressed in domestic cricket for Jamaica.
16) Tim Duncan announces retirement from NBA.
  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has announced his retirement after 19 years with the organization.
  • Tim Duncan announces retirement from NBA after 19 seasons with San Antonio Spurs. His career included five NBA titles.
  • The star forward ends his career with five NBA Championships with Spurs in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. He also took home the NBA Finals MVP trophy thrice and the NBA MVP title two years in a row in 2002 and 2003.
  • The 40-year-old formed a formidable team with Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker to form a record of the most wins by a trio in regular season and postseason.
17) Dallas Cowboys, Real Madrid, Manchester United in Forbes` most valuable list.
  • Forbes has released its list of most valuable teams in the first and for the first time, a non-football team heads the list.
  • American football team Dallas Cowboys have attained the first spot while Real Madrid follows them at second.
  • The Dallas Cowboys are at the helm of the listings with $4 billion (£3.03 billion). This is the first time that an American football team has headed the magazine’s list since its inception in 2011.
  • Real Madrid have been dethroned from their top spot but continues to remain at the top in football teams.
18) Indian junior hockey team open with 3-1 win versus Dinamo Stroitel in EurAsia Cup.
  • India’s junior men’s hockey team started its EurAsia Cup campaign with an emphatic 3-1 victory against Dinamo Stroitel.
  • Simranjeet Singh, Vikramjit, and Varun Kumar starred in India`s opening game win against the Dinamo Stroitel.
  • Dinamo’s goalkeeper Dryanitsyn Artem kept the effort of the Indian team out of goals. Dinamo had their own PC a few minutes later but failed to score from it. The two teams went into half time goalless.
19) India jumps 11 places to 152nd in football rankings.
  • Riding on their back-to-back wins over Laos last month, India made a big leap of 11 places to occupy 152nd spot in the latest world football rankings issued by FIFA.
  • India beat Laos in the home and away play-off matches to make it to the 2019 Asian Cup qualifying tournament.
  • India is the fourth best positive mover among the Asian countries this month after Tajikistan (up 19 places to 145th), Yemen (up 16 places to 160th) and Turkmenistan (up 14 places to 120th).
  • Iran (39th) remains Asia’s number one ranked team, followed by Korea Republic (48th), Uzbekistan (56th), Japan (57th) and Australia (59th).
20) Misbah becomes oldest Test centurion in 82 years.
  • Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest player to score a Test century for 82 years when he reached three figures against England at Lord`s and celebrated by performing an impressive series of press-ups.
  • The 42-year-old`s achievement was all the more impressive as this was also his first Test at the `home of cricket`.
  • England`s Patsy Hendren made a century against Australia aged 45 at Manchester`s Old Trafford ground back in 1934 had an older player scored a Test hundred.

 

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