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Sports Current Affairs November 2nd Week 2016
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Sports Current Affairs November 2nd Week 2016

1) Petra Kvitova wins 2016 WTA Elite Singles Trophy

  • Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova on 6 November 2016 won the 2016 WTA Elite Singles Trophy.
  • She defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-2 to grab the title at Zhuhai, China.
  • Venus Williams was the defending champion for the title. However, she chose not to participate despite qualifying for the edition.
2) Andy Murray becomes world number one

    Andy Murray

  • British tennis player Andy Murray, 29, became the world`s number one men`s tennis player. He has achieved this position from Novak Djokovic.
  • It took him 7 years to become number one from number two.
  • He was 22-year-old when he first became number two. Andy Murray is the oldest British player to have topped the world ranking.

3) India to host second Twenty20 Blind World Cup

    Blind World Cup

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  • India is set to host the second Twenty20 Blind World Cup next year, the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) announced on November 9 in Bangalore.
  • They also signed Rahul Dravid as the brand ambassador for the tournament that will begin on January 31 in New Delhi.
  • India won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2012 in Bangalore.
4) Mumbai’s Western Railways beat Haryana 4-2 to win Surjit trophy

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  • Mumbai`s Western Railways women`s team on 10 November 2016 won the 33rd Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament.
  • The team defeated Haryana XI 4-2 in the title clash played at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar.

5) Former South Africa spinner Robin Peterson announces retirement from cricket

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  • Former South Africa and County Championship spin bowler Robin Peterson has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect.
  • He started his international career in Champions Trophy 2002.
  • Peterson, 37, played 15 Tests, 79 one-day internationals and 21 Twenty20s over 14 years playing for his nation.
6) Sydney to host Invictus Games in 2018: Britain`s Prince Harry

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  • Australia will host the 2018 Invictus Games for wounded military personnel, Britain`s Prince Harry announced. 
  • More than 500 serving and former personnel from 17 nations will compete in the multi-sports competition in Sydney.
  • The games have been held in London and Orlando, and are due to be held in Toronto next year.
7)Aditi Ashok lifts Indian Open title

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  • Indian teenager Aditi Ashok capped a brilliant show to clinch the Indian Open Golf title, becoming the first woman from the country to claim a European Tour event.
  • The 18-year-old shot an even par-72 in the final round to win the title.
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8) Hamilton clinched Brazilian GP

    Hamilton

  • Lewis Hamilton has won Brazilian Grand Prix. With this, he has narrowed the gap with his teammate Nico Roseberg.
  • It was ninth win for Hamilton this season. Nico Roseberg finished second in the race.

 

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