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Sports Current Affairs October 2nd Week 2019

Mary Kom secures record eighth world medal:

Six-time champion M C Mary Kom (51kg) won the eighth medal at the World Women`s Boxing Championship after advancing to the semifinals of the event.

She defeated Colombia`s Valencia Victoria fetching a unanimous 5-0 verdict to make the last-eight stage. She has done her record as the most successful boxer in the history of the marquee tournament.

She won six gold and silver in her kitty but this is the first time the Manipuri has secured a world medal in the 51kg category. She finished a quarterfinalist in this division in the past.

The latest achievement adds to her legend. Mary Kom`s incredible career is also studded with an Olympic bronze medal (2012), five Asian titles, gold medals at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, besides numerous other international top finishes.

This year alone, she won gold medals at the India Open in Guwahati and President`s Cup in Indonesia. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Eliud Kipchoge First In World To Run A Marathon In Under 2 Hours:
 
Kenya`s Eliud Kipchoge made history busting the mythical two-hour barrier marathon on a specially prepared course in a huge Vienna park. The unofficial time completed by him was 1hr 59min 40.2sec. The Olympic champion became the first ever to run a marathon in under two hours in the Prater park with the course readied to make it as even as possible. The 34-year-old already holds the men`s world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. Kipchoge bested that mark, making good on a failed attempt two years ago in Monza, Italy.
 
The run was set up and paced the International Association of Athletics Federations will not validate the time as a world record. The running surface had been part and readied with other features such as a banked corner that could save time and avoid injury. The Pacemakers took turns to support him throughout the 42.195-kilometer (26.219-miles) race. They included 1,500-metre Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz and former world champion Bernard Lagat. The course included a 4.3 kilometer-long straight alley, which the Kenyan ran up and down several times amid dry but foggy weather. The course prepared so that it should take Kipchoge just about 4.5 seconds more than on a computer-simulated completely flat and straight path, according to an analysis by sports experts at Vienna University.

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Sports Current Affairs October 2nd Week 2019

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