January Sports Round Up

January 1, 2009
Tamilnadu defeated Bengal and won Fairplay Trophy (Football) in the National Under14 Football Festival at Chennai.
January 6, 2009
Sri Lanka registered a record win over Bangladesh in Chittagong (Bangladesh) in the second and final test match.
January 7, 2009
South Africa grabbed the winner’s trophy even after getting defeated by Australia in the third and final test at Sydney (Australia)
January 7, 2009
National Under-7 Chess Championship was won by Prameya Garg of Maharashtra and Khushi Dharewa of Bengal.
January 7, 2009
Karp-Jyoti 59th Senior Basketball Championship was won by Indian Railways in Surat.
January 11, 2009
Croatia’s Marin Cilic won $450000 Chennai Open Tennis Tournament after defeating India’s Somdev Devvarman.
January 11, 2009
India’s Hetul shah (age 9 years) became the youngest in the world to beat a Grandmaster. He defeated Kazhakhastan’s Nurlan Ibrayev.
January 11, 2009
Geoff Ogilvy of Australia won the Mercedez-Benz Golf Championship in Kapalu Hawaii.
January 13, 2009
New Zealand clinched the series against West Indies in Napier after defeating West Indies by 9 runs.
January 13, 2009
Australia’s Bats man Matthew Hayden announced his retirement on January 13, 2009 in Brisbane. He made 8625 runs in 103 tests.
January 15, 2009
Mumbai won the Ranaji Trophy for 38th time defeating Uttar Pradesh at Hyderabad
January 16, 2009
Samresh Jang won the centre Fire pistol event of the National Shooting Championship at Thodupuzha.
January 18, 2009.
India’s Champion squash player Joshna Chinnappa was beaten by Vanessa Atkinson of Netherlands in the final of Liberty Bell Open Squash Tournament.
January 18, 2009
O Sullivan, World’s no. 1 snooker player clinched fourth British Masters Title .
January 18, 2009
Kenneth Mugara of Kenya emerged as Champion in 2009 Mumbai Marathaon Race.
January 19, 2009
Surya Shekhar Ganguly was the champion of the Seventh Parshvanath International Chess Tournament in New Delhi.
January 21, 2009
Gurgaon hosted the International Inaugural Gurgaon Chess Tournament which offered 10 lakh prize Money. This event was won by Ukraine’s Yuri Kuzubov.
January 31, 2009
Zinbabwe registered its fifth Largest OneDay victory after making highest ever total against Kenya.
Jaunary 31, 2009
Yuki Bhabri of India is the first Indian to win Australian Open Junior Singles title. He won against Germany’s Ferdinandos Geoguodas in Mebourne. He is 16 years old and 4th Indian to win a Junior Grand slam.
February 1, 2009
Rafael Nadel of Spain won the Australian Open Final against Roger Federer to win his first hard-court Grand Slam.
Serena Williams of USA defeated Dinara Safina of Russia to clinch the Australian Open Women’s Singles Title.

Other News :
India’s Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi are among 55 players in the ICC Inaugural Hall of fame.
Monica Seles has been elected in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She has won 9 Grand Slam Titles.
Chritiano Ronaldo is the FIFA footballer of the Year . He has also won the prestigious Ballon’d or European Footballer of the Year.
Jamaica’s Sprinter Usain Bolt defeasted US swimmer Michale Phelps to be voted the 2008, Athletic of the Year by International Media.

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