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Sports Current Affairs October 4th Week 2016
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Sports Current Affairs October 4th Week 2016

1) World`s first Cybathlon Championship for Athletes with Disabilities aka Bionic Olympics.

  • The world`s first Cybathlon Championship for Athletes with Disabilities organised by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich debuted at the SWISS Arena in Kloten, canton Zurich. 
  • Popularly known as `Bionic olympics`, it differs from the paralympics as it sees participants compete against each other using the latest assistive technologies in terms of their ability to help users navigate the tasks and challenges of daily life. About 4,600 visitors attended the sold-out event that saw participation from seventy-two teams from 25 countries.
2) India clean-sweeps three match test series against New Zealand.

    Three Match Test

  • India won the three - match test series against New Zealand, 3-0. In the third and final test played at Holkar Stadium in Indore, India wrapped up the New Zealand innings at 153 in 44.5 overs claiming a huge victory by 321 runs.
  • The chief wrecker for India was R. Ashwin who claimed 13 wickets in the match with six wickets in first and seven in the second inning. It was also Ashwin’s sixth ten-wicket haul in 39 Tests and 21st 5 - wicket haul.
3) 41-yr-old wins women`s road world c`ship time trial in Doha.

    Womens world

  • Amber Neben, a 41-year-old veteran cyclist from the United States, won gold in the women`s time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Doha.
  • Neben registered a timing of 36 minutes and 37.04 seconds in the 28.9 kilometres long race. Holland`s Ellen van Dijk was second, while Australia`s Katrin Garfoot was placed third in the event.
4) Ironman World Championship triathlon 2016.

    Iron Man

  • The inaugural Hawaiian IRON MAN Triathlon was conceptualized in 1977 as a way to challenge athletes who had seen success at endurance swim, running and biathlon events.
  • Honolulu - based Navy couple Judy and John Collins proposed combining the three toughest endurance races in Hawai’I the 2.4 - mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112 miles of the Around - O’ahu Bike Race and the 26.2 - mile Honolulu Marathon - into one event.
5) India to play junior hockey tournament in Spain.

    Junior Hockey

  • The Indian junior men’s hockey team will participate in the four-nation International Junior Hockey Tournament in Valencia, Spain.
  • The team will be led by Harjeet Singh and Dipsan Tirkey will be the vice-captain. Goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya, who was stand-by goalkeeper for P.R. Sreejesh at the Rio Olympics, will also feature in the team along with Suraj Karkera as the second goalkeeper.
6) IOC confident of giving free internet at Beijing 2022.

    IOC

  • The International Olympics Committee is confident China will guarantee uncensored internet when it hosts the 2022 Winter Games.
  • China keeps a tight rein on the internet. The government has warned that social media, particularly foreign services, could be a destabilizing force for Chinese society and even jeopardize security.
  • Popular foreign social media sites like Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook as well as Google Inc`s main search engine and Gmail service are all inaccessible in China without specialized software to vault what is known as the "Great Firewall".
7) Ashwin`s strike rate best among spinners in 100 years.

    Ashwin

  • Ravichandran Ashwin`s strike rate of 49.4 is the best among spinners in the last 100 years, and the third-best overall for spin bowlers.
  • Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne, the top wicket-takers in Tests, are at fifth and sixth spot respectively. Sri Lanka`s Rangana Herath and Australia`s Nathan Lyon are the only other active spinners besides Ashwin in the top 10.
8) Tatenda Taibu to take up the role of a sports administrator.

    Tadenda Taibu

  • Former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu has accepted the role of Zimbabwe Cricket`s convener of selectors and development officer.
  • His primary task will be the installation of floodlights at Zimbabwe`s Harare Sports Club. Taibu, who retired in 2012 at the age of 28 to focus on working with the church, represented Zimbabwe in two cricket World Cups.
9) Indian shooter Jitu Rai named `Champion of Champions` by ISSF.

    Jitu Rai

  • National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh congratulated ace shooter Jitu Rai for being awarded the `Champion of Champions` title for pistol shooting in 2016 by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).
  • The army man beat Serbia`s Damir Mikec, 29.6 to 28.3 in the Champions Trophy 10m Air Pistol final held at the TSN Shooting Range in Bologna, Italy. Jitu was also awarded a cash reward of $5,587 (5000 euros) along with the title.

 

10) Former F1 driver Mark Webber announces retirement.

  • Former Formula One driver Mark Webber will retire from professional racing at the end of the world endurance season in Bahrain.
  • "The six-hour race will be the last time the reigning World Champion from Australia will compete as a works driver.
  • Webber, 40, will become a Porsche `special representative` at global events and work as a consultant on motorsport programmes.
11) India win 2 more medals at World Powerlifting Championship.

    Power Lifting

  • The Indian squad won two more medals of the World Powerlifting Championship, taking the total medals tally to six. 
  • Vaibhav Rana took the silver medal in the 125 kg Raw category while Kanwardeep bagged bronze in the 110 kg Raw event. India now has two gold medals, three silver, and a bronze to its name.
12) Sachin ran 353 km between wickets for his 17,000 runs.

    Sachin

  • Sachin Tendulkar has run at least 353 km between wickets for his international runs, excluding boundaries.
  • Sachin ran 7,275 Test runs, 9,192 ODI runs and 1,087 T20 runs between wickets, which corresponds to running 147 km, 185 km and 21 km respectively. The total figure of 353 km excludes the runs he ran for his batting partners` runs.
 
 
 
13) Azhar Ali becomes 1st centurion in day-night Tests.

    Azhar Ali

  • Pakistani opener Azhar Ali became the first player to hit a century in day-night Tests, scoring a hundred in the first Test against West Indies in UAE.
  • The Pakistan-West Indies match is the second day-night Test in history, after the Australia-New Zealand game at Adelaide. Three players had scored half-centuries in the first day-night Test.
14) Bindra to open high-performance centre for athletes.

    Athletes

  • Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra will reportedly launch a high-performance training centre in Chandigarh, which will provide free training facilities to athletes.
  • The centre is to open in collaboration with Technobody, an Italian company,. The facilities at the centre will be similar to those used by Bindra during his Rio Olympics` preparation.
15) Usain Bolt to retire after 2017 World Championships.

    Usain Bolt

  • Sprint legend Usain Bolt has confirmed that he will retire post the IAAF World Championship in London admitting that his last race on home soil Jamaica will be the Racers Grand Prix. 
  • Bolt was in action in his hometown, where he won this year`s edition of Racers Grand Prix.
  • The 30-year-old is widely considered as the greatest sprinter of all-time and is the first man to hold both the 100m and 200m records as well as the record being a part of the 4X100m relay. The Jamaican is also the reigning world and Olympic champion.
16) ICC announces 1st exclusive women`s World T20 in 2020.

    ICC

  • ICC has announced that the 2020 women`s World T20 will be held separately from the men`s tournament for the first time.
  • The proposal was put forward by Cricket Australia, hosts for the edition, and accepted at the ICC meeting in Cape Town. The move is intended to promote the tournament "away from the shadow of the men`s game".
17) Ali becomes Pakistan`s 4th triple centurion in Tests.

    Ali

  • Opener Azhar Ali became the fourth cricketer from Pakistan to score a Test triple hundred, making 302*(469) in the first Test against West Indies in Dubai. 
  • The triple hundred also makes Ali the first batsman to score 300 in day-night Tests. Ali completed 4,000 Test runs in the process, becoming the 10th Pakistani to do so.
18) Yengkhom 1st Indian to win gold in World Junior Wushu C`ship.
  • Manipur`s Jason Yengkhom has become the first Indian to win a gold medal in the World Junior Wushu Championships. 
  • Yengkhom won in the boys` 52 kg Sanshou event at the 6th edition of the Championships in Bulgaria, beating China`s Jun Yang. India`s Thoudam Malemnganbi and Roshibina Naorem won a silver and a bronze respectively in their events at the Championships.
19) Maharashtra`s duo break 70-yr-old record of highest Ranji partnership.

    Ranji

  • Maharashtra`s Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne broke the 70-year-old record of the highest partnership in Ranji trophy with their unbeaten stand of 594 runs. 
  • The previous best stand was 577 runs between Vijay Hazare and Gul Mohammed in 1946/47. Maharashtra declared their innings leaving the duo 30 runs short of the highest ever partnership in cricket history.
 
 
20) Chinese Taipei Open: SourabhVerma wins men`s singles title.

    SourabhVerma

  • On a comeback trail after recovering from a series of injuries, Sourabh Varma clinched the men’s singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Malaysia’s Daren Liew in the summit clash of the $55,000 Grand Prix tournament in Taipei.
  • The 23-year-old from Madhya Pradesh rallied to grab the first two games and emerged victorious after his opponent Liew retired in the third game due to a shoulder injury with the scoreline reading 12-10 12-10 3-3 in the Indian’s favour.
21) NeerajGoyat retains WBC Asia welterweight title.

    Neeraj

  • Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat outpunched Australia’s Ben Kite to retain the WBC welterweight Asia title. The 24-year-old prevailed 120-110 119-109 115-113 in an unanimous decision for the gruelling 12 round contest against his 26 year-old rival, who had the experience of fighting 9 bouts before.
  • Goyat, who came into the contest with 7 wins in 11 fights, is now expected to break into the WBC world rankings, which will be a step towards getting him a shot at the world title.
22) Govt to set up five dedicated centres for divyang athletes.

    Athletes

  • The central government will set up five national-level sophisticated sports centres for differently-abled sportspersons, with an objective of catering to their special needs like training and diet, Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot announced. 
  • "The government has started work on establishing five centres and land has been acquired for three such centres.
23) India becomes first team to play 900 ODIs.

    ODIs

  • India`s ODI against New Zealand at Dharamshala is the team`s 900th, making it the world`s first side to achieve the milestone. 
  • Out of the 899 ODIs, India has won 454, lost 399, and tied seven, while 39 were abandoned. Australia, which has played 888 ODIs, is next on the list of most ODIs, while Pakistan is third with 866.
24) Brazil lifted Inaugural BRICS U–17 Football Tournament Championship.

    Champion Ship

  • Brazil has lifted the 1st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament 2016 held at Goa. In the Finals they defeated South Africa 5-1. 
  • Brazil’s Paulo Henrique Samapaio Filho scored the very first goal of the match in 24th Minute. Followed by Vinicius de Oliveira in the 34th minute, Victor de Oliveira scored a brace in the 40th & 61st minute to give Brazil an upper hand.
25) Mishra fastest Indian spinner to take 50 ODI wickets.

    Mishra

  • Amit Mishra has become the fastest Indian spinner to claim 50 ODI wickets, picking up three in the first ODI against NZ at Dharamshala . 
  • Mishra achieved the feat in his 32nd ODI, making him the fourth-fastest Indian bowler overall to take 50 ODI wickets. Former pacer Ajit Agarkar is the quickest Indian bowler to take 50 ODI wickets.
26) Canadian biker wins Red Bull’s mountain biking event.

    Biking Event

  • Canadian mountain biker Brandon Semenuk won the Rampage 2016, the 11th edition of Red Bull`s annual mountain biking event, in Utah.
  • The event saw participation from 21 invited athletes who were judged on the basis of skill by former competitors. Semenuk`s stunts included backflips and flatspins across an uneven mountain terrain.

 

27) Andy Murray Wins Shanghai Masters.

    Andy

  • Andy Murray beat Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 6-1 to win the Shanghai Masters and close the gap on Novak Djokovic at the top of the world rankings.
  • The 96-minute victory extended Murray`s winning run to 10 matches after triumphing at the China Open in Beijing and took his career tally to 41 titles. He is now just 915 points behind Djokovic.
28) Shah overtakes Ashwin as fastest Asian to 100 Test wickets.

    Shah

  •  Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah overtook India`s Ravichandran Ashwin as the fastest Asian Test bowler to reach 100 Test wickets, after reaching the landmark in his 17th Test match. 
  •  The bowler became the overall second fastest to reach the figure in Test cricket. Ashwin and Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal reached the 100-wicket landmark in 18 and 19 Tests respectively.
29) NCC National Games begins. 

    NCC

  • The NCC National Games was declared open and will see nearly 2000 cadets from all 17 state directorates in action. 
  • The aim of the NCC Games is to provide the talented sportspersons amongst the cadets a feel of a major sporting event and prepare them with requisite match temperament and enhance their sporting careers.
30) India bag four medals at Tifsa World Games.
  • Wrestler Dalmiya (60 kg) clinched gold as India bagged four medals at the just concluded sixth edition of the Tifsa World Games.
  • Dalmiya outplayed Muhammad Sahan of Azerbaijan 4-1 in the summit clash to clinch the yellow medal.
  • Among other grapplers, experienced Luv Singh did not disappoint as he defeated Muhammad Kashif of Iran 5-3 in the 80 kg category to advance and then made it to the finals by beating Belarus Jordan 8-6.
31) Brazil hosted the Junior South American Cricket Championship.

    Cricket

  • Brazil hosted the Junior South American Cricket Championship`s 2016 edition, which saw participant teams from Chile, Argentina, and Peru. 
  • The J-SAC tournament, as known in the Latin American nations, witnessed both under-13 and under-17 cricket teams compete to be crowned the cricket champions of the South American continent.
32) Bravo first West Indian to score a ton in Day-sNight Tests.

    Bravo

  • West Indian batsman Darren Bravo became the side`s first-ever player to score a ton in a Day-Night Test match, after reaching the landmark figure first Test against Pakistan.
  • Bravo is only the second player to have scored a ton in a Day-Night Test, following Azhar Ali`s triple century in the same Test.
33) Shahid Afridi to release his autobiography in 2017.
  • Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has the announced plans to reveal his autobiography next year, titled `Shahid Afridi: An Autobiography`. 
  • In the book, opened up about my rivalries and my alliances, particularly those with India, as well as my infatuation with the military and my take on politics." The book is co-authored by Pakistani journalist Wajahat S Khan.
 

 

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