Sports Current Affairs September 2016

CHESS

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2016

• In the final round of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Chengdu (China), Koneru Humpy defeated Antoaneta Stefanova to catch up with her compatriot Harika Dronavalli on the shared First place with 7/11 points each on July 14, 2016.

• She won the Commonwealth Women’s Championship three times in 2006, 2007 and 2010. She has won three World Youth Chess Championship titles : in 2004, she won the Girls Under-14 in Heraklion, Greece, and in 2006, she won the Girls Under-18 in Batumi (Georgia).

• In 2008, she took the Girl’s title at the World Junior Chess Championship at Gaziantep, Turkey, winning with a point to spare. She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2007.

• She was the leading female df the Gibraltar Chess Festival’s 2008 tournament. She won bronze medal in 2010 Asian Games iii woman’s individual rapid event.

KABBADI

Pro Kabaddi League 2016

• Patna Pirates beat Jaipur Pink Panthers in the final of season-4 in the Pro Kabaddi League on July 31, 2016.

• Patna Pitrates, who were the champions of season 3, had made history as they became the only team to lift the trophy twice in the tournament’s history of four editions.

• Puneri Paltan got third place in Pro-Kabbadi Season-4.

• It was the season of many firsts as for the first time women’s teams locked horns in the women’s Pro Kabaddi League. ‘Storm Queens’ won the final of women Kabbadi challenge after defeating ‘Fire Birds’ team.

SHOOTING

Junior World Cup 2016

• Indian shooter Manavaditya Rathore won the trap bronze medal at the Junior World Cup in Porpetto (Italy) on July 24, 2016.

• While, Anant Naruka bagged a bronze medal in skeet.

• Champion of Champions’ battle is where the medallists of the three Junior World Cups of the year compete against each other.

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BOXING

WBO Asia Pacific Title 2016

• Vljender Singh clinched his seventh straight win the WBO Asia Pacific title by outlasting former WBC European champion Kerry Hope in a 10-round contest on July 15, 2016.

• He won medals in different competitions at the national level, Vijender was picked to train and compete at several international level competitions such as the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

• At the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, he won the bronze medal after losing the semifinal bout against Kazakhstan’s Bakhtiyar Artayev.

• At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he defeated Carlos Gdngora of Ecuador 9-4 in the quarterfinals which guarantee him a bronze medal-—the first ever Olympic medal for an Indian boxer.

• He was given a number of awards, including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award—India’s highest sporting honour and Padtna Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour.

SPORTS PERSONALITIES

Angela Ruggiero

• Anierican ice hockey Olympic champion Angela Ruggiero was elected as the new Chair of the International Olympic Committee (IQC)’s Athletes’ Commission, replacing outgoing Chair Claudia Bokel. IOC President Thomas Bach on August 1, 2016.

• Angela Ruggiero is the current Vice-Chair of the Commission, which acts as the voice of the athletes within the IOC and the Olympic Movement, and is a former ice hockey player who has played more games for Team USA than any other man or woman.

• Reflecting the Olympic Agenda 2020 goal of placing the athletes at the heart of the Olympic Movement and strengthening the support to athletes, the Athletes’ Commission serves as a link between athletes and the IOC.

• Its goal is to ensure that the athletes’ viewpoint remains at the heart of the Olympic movement decisions.

Updated: October 12, 2016 — 5:07 pm

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