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Sports Current Affairs September 4th Week 2016
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Sports Current Affairs September 4th Week 2016

1) Rio Paralympics 2016 Concluded.

  • The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were brought to a close inside Maracana Stadium.
  • China is top in the table with 107 gold, 81 silver and 51 bronze with total of 239 medals.
  • India is in 43rd position got 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze with total of 4 medals.
  • Closing ceremony tribute for Bahman Golbarnezhad cylist who died in road clash in Rio recently and he is belongs to Iran.
2) M.S.K. Prasad appointed Chairman of BCCI selection panel.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced their new selection panel for Indian team. One of the surprising picks was of Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad also known as M.S.K. Prasad, while Ajar Shirke remains the secretary of the board after the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Prasad is a former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and replaced Sandeep Patil in the selection panel as the chairman of selectors. He will represent South Zone in five-man senior selection panel.
3) M.S. Dhoni named captain of India`s all time Test XI by Wisden magazine.
  • The celebrated team has been picked ahead of India`s 500th Test which will be played against New Zealand in Kanpur.
Wisden Test XI players list: 
  1. Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman, Kapil Dev, M.S. Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan, Bishan Singh Bedi, Mohammad Azharuddin (12th man).
4) Misbah-ul-Haq receives ICC Test Championship mace.
  • Misbah-ul-Haq received the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for inspiring Pakistan to the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time since the current rankings system was introduced in 2003.
  • ICC Chief Executive David Richardson presented the mace to Misbah at the home of Pakistan cricket at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore .

5) India bag five medals on day four of Junior Shooting World Cup.

  • India added five more medals, including three gold, to swell its tally to 23 on day four of the ISSF Junior World Cup.
  • India won two team gold medals in the men`s and women`s 25m pistol events respectively, while the third gold of the day came through Ahnad Jawanda in the individual men`s 25m pistol competition.
  • India has won a total of nine gold in the competition to be ranked second in the medals tally behind Russia.
6) Ritu Rani retires from international hockey.
  • Former Indian women’s hockey captain Ritu Rani has retired from international hockey after being deeply hurt following her axing from the Rio Olympics-bound squad.
  • Ritu, who was controversially dropped from the team for the Rio Olympics citing ``attitude`` issues, however was included in the 29 probables for the National camp which began in Bhopal.
  • The 24-year-old midfielder hasn`t quite been able to come to terms with the Olympic axing and decided to call time on her international career.
7) Sania Mirza wins Pan Pacific Open title with Barbora Strycova.
  • Indian tennis star Sania Mirza won her 40th WTA doubles title after winning the Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Sania and her Czech partner Barbora Strýcová, playing together in their third tournament, defeated China`s Zhaoxuan Yang and Chen Liang in the tournament final.
8) Vani Kapoor clinches women’s Professional Tour title.
  • Indian golfer Vani Kapoor clinched the 13th leg of the womens Professional Golf Tour after won on the final day at the Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida.
  • Vani`s sixth title in nine appearances this season. Gursimar Badwal finished runner-up, followed by Saaniya Sharma in third place.
9) Ashwin is fastest Indian to 200 wickets in Tests.
  • Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets, reaching the milestone in his 37th Test. He trapped New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in front to get to the 200 mark on day four of the first Test at the Green Park, kanpur.
  • Previously, Harbhajan Singh was the fastest Indian to take 200 Test wickets, in 46 Tests. Former Kiwi cricketer Clarrie Grimmett is the fastest overall bowler to achieve the feat, in 36 matches.
10) Velavan Senthilkumar wins U-19 Asian title.
  • India`s emerging player Velavan Senthilkumar came from two games down to beat Jordan`s Mohammad Al-Sarraj and bag the U-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title.
  • The Chennai lad, who trains at the Indian Squash Academy (ISA), is the second Indian to win the title after Ravi Dixit in 2010.
11) Japan to host 2026 Asian Games.
  • Japan’s Aichi prefecture and its capital city Nagoya were confirmed as co-hosts of the 2026 Asian Games, adding yet another major event to the country’s bulging international sports calendar.
  • South Korea is already hosting the Winter Olympics at Pyeonchang in 2018, while Tokyo hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics before the winter games go to Beijing in 2022.
12) Asian Beach Games at Vietnam.
  • The Fifth Asian Beach Games will be held in Danang, Vietnam. It will be the second time for Vietnam to host an Asia level multi-sports event, after Hanoi held Asian Indoor Games (2009) and Southeast Asian Games (2003). However, this is the first time that an event will not be held in Hanoi.
  • India women’s won in kabbadi beating Thailand and India men’s lost against Pakistan in kabbadi.
13) Gaurav Sharma wins bronze at Asian Championship.
  • Indian wrestler Gaurav Sharma clinched the bronze in the 59 kg Greco-Roman model, defeating Eun-Bin Kim of Korea at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Bangkok.
  • This is now India’s fourth medal at the event inside the opening two days. This also marked the end of the Greco-Roman phase of the competition.
14) Swimmer Sajan Prakash sets national record in 200m butterfly event.
  • Olympian Sajan Prakash of Railways set a new national record to win gold in the 200m butterfly senior men`s category on the 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship.
  • Prakash, the first Indian to break the 2 minute barrier in the category, followed by teammate Supriyo Mondal.

15) India wins historic 500th Test by 197 runs against New Zealand. 

  • India marked their historic 500th Test with a resounding 197-run win over New Zealand in the opening match and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Green Park Stadium.
  • Ravinder Jadeja, He was awarded has man of the match for his fine all-round performance in which he captured six wickets and scored 92 runs.
16) Harish Banghel Win Silver Medal.
  • In the 5th Asian Beach Games with Harish Banghel winning a silver in the men`s middleweight Muay Thai event on the second day of competition.
  • Banghel lost to Zhang Yongkang of China in the final of 71-75 kg category to settle for a silver.
  • Muay Thai is a combination of boxing and martial arts originated in Thailand.
17) Rituparna Das wins Polish Open.
  • Indian shuttler Rituparna Das clinched the Polish Open after defeating compatriot Rasika Raje in the women’s singles final of the International challenge badminton event in Beirun,Poland.
  • The women’s doubles pair of Sanjana Santosh and Arathi Sara Sunil also triumphed after defeating top seeds Natalya Voytsekh and Yelyzaveta Zharka.
18) Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open.
  • Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has become only the second Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event as he clinched the men`s singles title of the Belgium Open.
  • Sathiyan won his first pro title by defeating local player Nuytinck Cedric in the final at De Haan in Belgium. Achanta Sharath Kamal is the first Indian to win an ITTF event in 2012.
19) Official Emblem launched for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. 
  • The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 unveiled the Official Emblem for the country’s first international football event.
  • The ceremony at Goa’s Marriott Hotel was attended by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Praful Patel, Chairman of the LOC and of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

 

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