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Sports Current Affairs September 3rd Week 2016
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1) Vietnam wins first-ever Paralympic gold, breaks world record.

  • Le Van Cong won a gold medal in the 49 kg weightlifting category, Vietnam’s first ever at the Paralympics, and bettered his own world record in the process at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
  • The 32-year-old athlete from Ha Tinh Province successfully lifted 183 kg to beat Jordan’s Omar Qarada who lifted 177 kg.
  • Rio 2016 is the second-most attended Paralympic Games in history.
  • A total of 1.8 million tickets has been sold for the event, surpassing the 1.7 million tickets sold for the Beijing Paralympics eight years ago.
  • The most attended Paralympic Games is the 2012 London Games in which 2.8 million tickets were sold.
2) Kerber beats Pliskova to win US Open title.
  • Germany`s Angelique Kerber beat Czech Karolina Pliskova to win her maiden US Open title and her second overall Grand Slam title.
  • The 28-year-old, who is the first German to win the US Open since Steffi Graf in 1996, is the oldest player to make her debut atop the women`s tennis rankings.
3) Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares win doubles title.
  • Jamie Murray of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil won the U.S. Open doubles championship for their second Grand Slam title this year, beating Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
  • The No. 4-seeded Murray and Soares, who won the Australian Open in January, are the first winners of multiple major men`s doubles titles in a season since Bob and Mike Bryan won three in 2013.
4) Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open title.
  • Switzerland`s Stan Wawrinka beat world number one Novak Djokovic with a scintillating display to win his first US Open and third Grand Slam title.
  • Wawrinka, seeded third, won to add the US title to his 2014 Australia Open title and his French Open triumph last year.
  • Wawrinka has now won all three Grand Slam finals he has played and his last 11 finals in a row, and has become the oldest male winner of the US Open since 35-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1970.
5) Army Green beat Neroca FC to win Durand Cup.
  • Army Green defeated newcomers Neroca Football Club on penalties to win the 128th edition of the Durand Cup at Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi.
  • The final was decided in the penalty shoot-out after both the teams failed to score goal even after the added 30 minutes of extra-times.
6) Indian Railways claims Murugappa Gold Cup.
  • Indian Railways broke the unwritten rule with an impressive performance, barring the defeat to Punjab & Sind Bank in its group (Pool-B).
  • At the final of the 90th All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament in chennai, Railways defeated defending champion Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to lift the Trophy.
7) Deepa Malik becomes 1st Indian woman Paralympic medallist, wins silver at Rio.
  • India`s Deepa Malik bagged a silver in the Women`s Shot Put F53 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games, clinching the medal with a personal best throw of 4.61 meters.
  • Fatema Nedham of Bahrain won the gold medal with a throw of 4.76m, while Dimitra Korokida of Greece bagged the bronze with an attempt of 4.28m which was her best effort this season.
8) Sikkim`s Sushmita Rai wins Bronze at World Martial Arts Masterships 2016.
  • Indian sport, Sushmita Rai from Majhitar, East Sikkim grabbed a bronze at the recently concluded World Martial Arts Mastership 2016 which was held at Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do of South Korea.
  • The competition was an Olympics for martial arts with 2,073 participants from 87 countries. It was the first comprehensive martial arts competition where national teams from across the globe took part.
9) Mariyappan to be India`s flagbearer at Rio Paralympics closing ceremony.
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu, who became only the third Indian ever to clinch a gold medal in the Paralympics, will be the country`s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of the Rio Games.
  • Mariyappan, who was merely five-years-old when his right leg was crushed by a speeding bus, joined Murlikant Petkar (1972, swimming) and Devendra Jhajharia (2004, javelin throw) in the Indian Paralympics gold club.
10) Wrestler Sakshi Malik enters top-5 in world rankings.
  • India`s bronze medal winner at the Rio Olympics, Sakshi Malik entered the top 5 of the 58 kg women`s wrestling world rankings at the fourth place.
  • She is now the only Indian wrestler to be ranked in the top 10 of the United World Wrestling rankings, after becoming the country`s first female Olympic medallist in the sport.
11) India finish with four gold medals in ITTF 2016 championships.
  • Manav Thakkar, Varuni Jaiswal and Ishhita Gupta helped India wrest the initiative and win three singles gold medals, apart from the Junior Boys doubles gold, to lift the sagging morale of the hosts in ITTF 2016 India Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Championships.
  • India won four gold medals to Taipei’s five, including four in team events, to be second in the medal chart. India also won one silver and five bronze medals.
12) Kiwi Blade Runner Liam Malone`s rise to para-sprinting stardom.
  • New Zealand sprinter Liam Malone broke the men`s 200 metre T44 Paralympic Games record held by South Africa`s Oscar Pistorius.
  • The 22-year-old, who won gold in the event, registered a timing of 21.06 seconds, beating ‘Pistorius` record by 0.24 seconds. This was Malone`s second Paralympic medal after having won the silver medal in the 100-metre sprint.

13) Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold, breaks world record at Rio Paralympics 2016.

  • Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games.
  • Devendra won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for his country, and improved upon it with an attempt of 63.97 metres at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) in Rio.
14) SAI-AIFF Launch Online Portal For Overseas Scouting Programme.
  • The Sports Authority of India (SAI) and All India Football Federation (AIFF) have jointly launched an online portal for its Global Scouting Programme (GSP).
  • The portal was launched by Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel in New Delhi.
15) Englishman Graeme Hick named Australia`s batting coach.
  • Cricket Australia (CA) appointed former English batsman Graeme Hick as the national side`s specialist batting coach till 2020.
  • Hick, who was appointed as CA high performance coach in 2013, also represented England in 120 One Day Internationals between 1991 and 2001.
16) Indian Railways Team Won Senior National Powerlifting Championship.
  • Indian Railways team won Senior National Powerlifting Championship at Jamshedpur. Indian Railways team won both Men & Women Championship as well as overall Championship.
  • In Mens Championship Indian Railways participated in 8 weight categories out of which Indian Railways won 8 medals (5 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze).
  • In women championship Indian Railways participated in 7 weight categories out of which 7 Gold medals were won.
17) India jump four places to 148th in latest FIFA rankings.
  • The Indian football team jumped four places to be ranked 148th as per the latest Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings.
  • This is the first time since April 2015 that the team has entered the top-150 international rankings. Earlier in September, India had defeated the then 114th placed Puerto Rico in an international friendly.
18) East Bengal wins Calcutta Football League 2016.
  • Indian football giants East Bengal wrote their name in history once again by lifting the seventh consecutive Calcutta Football League (CFL) title. The Red and Golds achieved the feat after getting past Mohammedan Sporting at the Kalyani Stadium.
  • They bettered their own record of winning it six times straight from 1970 to 1975.

19) Track Asia Cup 2016 concluded; Indian finished second. 

  • India ended their campaign in the Track Asia Cup at second position by bagging eight medals, including two gold, on the final day of the competition at the Cycling Velodrome in IG Stadium in New Delhi.
  • India finished second with a total 16 medals - five gold, four Silver and seven bronze - behind Hong Kong with 18 medals including 11 Gold, four Silver and three bronze.
20) Sarwan set to retire from international cricket.
  • Former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at a ceremony in his school, Stella Maris, in Guyana.
  • Sarwan`s last international match was an ODI against India at The Oval during the 2013 Champions Trophy. He made 286 international appearances for West Indies in his career.
  • Deaf shooter Priyesha wins World Championship bronze.
  • Priyesha won bronze in the 10 metre air rifle category at the 1st World Deaf Shooting Championships held in Kazan, Russia.
  • The Pune-based Priyesha, who only began playing the sport three years ago, won the medal after scoring 180.4 points in the final of the women`s 10 metre air rifle category.
21) Deepak Punia Becomes World Wrestling Cadet Champion.
  • Haryana wrestler Deepak Punia, the son of a milkman, has won the gold medal in the 85 kg category of third World Cadet Wrestling Championships held in Georgia.
  • Deepak is only the third cadet world champion from India after the tournament was restarted in 2011.
22) 13-yr-old British swimmer wins Paralympic Silver.
  • Thirteen-year-old British swimmer Abby Kane won the silver medal in the S13 100-metre backstroke at the Rio Paralympics.
  • She had earlier set a new Paralympic record of 1 minute and 9.09 seconds in her S13 100-metre backstroke heat. Abby lost the gold medal to Ukraine’s Anna Stetsenko, an athlete nearly twice her age.
23) Nico Rosberg wins Singapore Grand Prix.
  • German Formula One racing driver Nico Rosberg won the Singapore Grand Prix after close battle with Daniel Ricciardo and his teammate Lawis Hamilton.
  • After this rosberg got eighth win of season takes him ahead of Lewis Hamilton.