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Sports Current Affairs July 4th Week 2016
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Sports Current Affairs July 4th Week 2016

1) Neeraj Chopra sets world record, becomes 1st Indian to win gold in athletics.

  • India’s Neeraj Chopra won the javelin gold at the IAAF World under-20 athletics championship in Poland, setting a world record of 86.48m.
  • The 18-year-old’s win at Bydgoszcz is the country’s first-ever gold in a world athletics championship.
  • The young man from Panipat in Haryana bettered the previous U-20 record of 84.69m held by Latvian Zigismunds Sirmais by nearly two metres.
  • Chopra had won the gold at the South Asian Games in Guwahati earlier this year with a personal best 82.23m, making him the world’s best junior thrower this season.

2) Usain Bolt wins 200m sprint ahead of Olympics.

  • Bolt, 29, clocked 19.89 seconds in his first appearance since pulling out of the Jamaican trials.
  • Usain Bolt accused sprint rival Justin Gatlin of "disrespect" after the six-time Olympic champion won the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London.
  • Bolt won gold in both the 100m and 200m at the London and Beijing Olympics, and will defend both titles in Rio next month.

3) Vishwas K.S., A Swimmer With No Hands, Wins Medals.

  • Vishwas K.S. 26-year-old from Bengaluru, who lost both hands in a tragic accident when he was 10, has done India proud by winning three medals at the ‘2016 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships’ held in Canada.
  • It took around three years of intense training for Vishwas to gain the skills needed to become a professional swimmer.
  • Without the use of his hands, he mastered butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle swimming.

4) Manavaditya Rathore and Anant Naruka wins bronze at Junior World Cup.

  • Indian shooter Manavaditya Rathore won the trap bronze medal in the `Champion of Champions` match at the Junior World Cup in Porpetto, Italy.
  • While Manavaditya, son of Athens Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, won the bronze in trap event, Anant Naruka bagged a bronze in `Champion of Champions` battle in skeet.
  • `Champion of Champions` battle is where the medallists of the three Junior World Cups of the year compete against each other.

5) Lewis Hamilton wins Hungary Grand Prix.

  • Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix to move ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the championship for the first time this season.
  • Hamilton had come to the Hungaroring trailing Rosberg by one point in the championship.
  • In recent times Hamilton’s resurgence recalls Kimi Raikkonen’s triumph in 2007 from the equivalent of 45 points down and Sebastian Vettel’s title in 2012 from 44 points behind.

6) Ashwin reclaims top spot among Test bowlers.

  • India`s R. Ashwin has reclaimed the top spot on the ICC`s rankings for Test bowlers, following his seven-wicket haul against West Indies.
  • Ashwin, who had slipped down the order after Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah claimed ten wickets against England at Lord`s.
  • As a batsman, he has gained three places to move to 45th following his innings off 113 against West Indies.
  • Virat Kohli, India`s Test captain, moved up two places to sit at 12th place in the batsmen rankings after his maiden double-century.

7) Indian men`s junior cyclists No. 1 in team sprint.

  • The men`s junior team finds itself ranked No. 1 in the Team Sprint category as per the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) ratings release.
  • According to the latest rankings released this week and which are updated every three months the Indian men`s junior team has moved from a previous rank of 11th place to top of the table.

8) Shot putter Inderjeet singh too fails dope test.

  • Close on the heels of the Narsingh Yadav scandal, more dope misery came India`s way when Rio-bound shot putter Inderjeet Singh became the second athlete to test positive for a banned substance.
  • India was sending its largest-ever athletics contingent to the Olympics and this latest development has created huge doubts in the minds of the international dope-watchers.
  • Inderjeet was the first Indian athlete to qualify for Rio and the hope of breaching the 21m barrier on his Olympic debut.

9) Odisha announces Rs. 60 lakh special incentive for Olympic qualifiers.

  • Six sportspersons from Odisha who are to represent India in Rio Olympics 2016 will get Rs. 10 lakh each as a special incentive.
  • Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) would provide Rs. 10 lakh to each player.
  • Six women from Odisha have qualified for the Rio Olympics. Sprinters Srabani Nanda and Dutee Chand and four women hockey players Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra have made it to the Olympics.

10) IOC Olympic channel to launch at Rio 2016 Games.

  • The International Olympic Committee’s new television Channel will launch officially the last day of this year’s Rio de Janeiro Games, as the organisation looks to attract a new generation of fans.
  • The digital platform will look to maintain interest in the Games year-round, especially in the two-year period between summer and winter Olympics with original programming, live events, news and highlights.
  • The Olympic Channel will be available worldwide via a mobile app.

11) Schweinsteiger retires from Germany duty.

  • Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger announced his retirement from international duty with immediate effect.
  • The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder, who won his 120th and final cap in Germany`s 2-0 defeat to France in the semifinals of Euro 2016.
  • Schweinsteiger still has two years left to run on his United contract.

12) IWF ban Russian weightlifting team from Rio Olympics.

  • Russia’s eight-strong Olympic Games weightlifting team was banned from the Rio Games in the latest doping related blow to the sporting powerhouse.
  • There are now 117 Russian competitors banned from the Games including 67 track and field athletes from the 387 initially nominated by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).
  • In the aftermath of the bombshell McLaren report, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) resisted huge pressure to impose a blanket ban on Russia from the Olympics.

13) Skydiver Luke Aikins Sets Record For Highest Jump Without Parachute.

  • A daredevil skydiver became the first to jump from a height of 25,000 feet (7,620 meters) without a parachute, landing in a net in southern California.
  • Luke Aikins, 42, who has 18,000 jumps under his belt, completed the jump in Simi Valley just west of Los Angeles, landing in a net measuring 100 feet by 100 feet (30 meters by 30 meters) in a feat broadcast on Fox.
  • Aikins` leap represents the culmination of a 26-year career that will set a personal and world record for the highest jump without a parachute or wing suit.

14) Hamilton wins German GP to extend championship lead.

  • Lewis Hamilton cruised to an unchallenged victory in German Formula One Grand Prix to extend his lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg at the top of the world championship standings.
  • Hamilton now leads Rosberg by 19 points in the standings with nine rounds of a record 21-race season remaining.
  • Rosberg, who had looked unbeatable after topping every practice session, was only fourth after falling back at the start and collecting a five-second time-penalty for forcing Verstappen off the track.



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