Sports Current Affairs December 2016

ISSF World Cup 2016

  • Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched a silver medal in the 50 m pistol event of the ISSF World Cup Final on October 6, 2016.
  • In 2014, at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, he won the silver medal in the 10 m air pistol event. Following this, in Maribor, he won two medals; a silver in the 50 m pistol event, and a gold in the 10 m air pistol event.
  • At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Rai created the Games record in the qualification round of the 50 m pistol event, having scored 562 points. He won the gold medal in the event, scoring 194.1 points in the final, thus creating another Games record.
  • In the 2014 Asian Games held at Incheon in South Korea, Jitu won the gold medal in the 50 m pistol category.
  • He also won a bronze in the men’s 10 m air pistol team event. In 2016, he won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan in the 10 m air pistol event.

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CHESS Current Affairs

World Youth Championships 2016

  • Aakanksha Hagawane won the girls’ under-16 title in the World Youth Chess Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on October 6, 2016.
  • Aakanksha scored 9 points out of 11 rounds. Her rating performance was 2362 and now she will be adding 98 rating points from this performance.
  • Earlier, she was the Commonwealth Under-16 Championship in Sri Lanka dnd other was the National Under-17 Championship in Kolkata.
Updated: December 4, 2016 — 9:12 pm

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