In Indian sport: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary clinchs India’s first gold medal at 2018 Jakarta Asian Para Games
Published: October 9, 2018
Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary has clinched India’s first gold medal at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Para Games with a best throw of 60.01m in Indonesia on October 8, 2018. In the 49kg men’s powerlifting event, Farman Basha claimed the silver and Paramjeet Kumar won the bronze. Swimmer Devanshi Satijawon then picked up a silver in ..
Manu Bhaker named as flag-bearer of Indian contingent for 3rd Youth Olympic Games 2018
Published: October 2, 2018
Teenage shooting star Manu Bhaker has been named as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games to be held at Buenos Aires in Argentina from October 6-18. Goa Olympic Association Secretary Gurudutta D Bhakta will be the Chef-de-Mission of the contingent. It is India’s largest ever contingent at the Youth ..
India to host 2018 Women’s Boxing World Championship
Published: September 24, 2018
India will host the Women’s Boxing World Championships after more than a decade, which is scheduled to be held in New Delhi from November 15-24, 2018. The teams will have to be in the national capital by November 13, with the competition starting two days later. The marquee tournament was last held in India in ..
Rahi Sarnobat becomes first-ever Indian woman to win an individual gold in shooting at 2018 Asian Games
Published: August 22, 2018
On August 22, Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat has become the first-ever Indian woman to win an individual shooting medal at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. She bagged gold in the 25m pistol final event at the Jakabaring Shooting Range in Palembang, after prevailing in a double shoot-off at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games. Earlier, in ..
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Prajnesh Gunneswaran clinches first-ever singles tennis title on ATP Challenger circuit
Published: April 30, 2018
Prajnesh Gunneswaran from Chennai has clinched his first ever singles tennis title on the ATP Challenger circuit on April 29, 2018. In the final of the Kunming Open at Anning, China, he defeated Egypt’s Mohammed Safwat in three sets 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. He pocketed $21,600 and earned 125 points, which will push him inside top-200. ..