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Thongchai Jaidee becomes Asian Tour Golfer for July 2016

Published on: 26-AUG-2016
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Thongchai won the award ahead of Chinese Taipei's Chan Shih-chang and Carlos Pigem of Spain. They were nominated by a selection panel before going into a voting process.

Abhinav Bindra to Head NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle

Published on: 26-AUG-2016
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The committee will examine the causes behind shooting not securing any medals at the Rio Olympics and recommend concrete steps to ensure that this is not repeated in future Olympics.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Published on: 26-AUG-2016
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Messi won the award for his strike against Roma. During the match, he dinked the ball over goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny in a 6-1 win over Roma in the Champions League in November 2015.

Sakshi Malik named brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana

Published on: 25-AUG-2016
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Sakshi Malik was given 2.5 crore rupees as reward money and also offered a class two level job in the state government.

Sania Mirza becomes World No 1 in ATP Women’s Doubles Tennis rankings

Published on: 24-AUG-2016
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She topped list after teaming up with new partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic. Sania recently ended her partnership with Martina Hingis after three Grand Slam victories and 11 WTA doubles titles together.

Gujarat to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

Published on: 23-AUG-2016
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The Kabaddi World Cup matches will be held in The Arena by TransStadia, upcoming state-of-the-art stadium in Ahmedabad. The tournament will take place from 7 October 2016 and will conclude on 22 October 2016.

India wins four-match Test Series against West Indies, 2-0

Published on: 23-AUG-2016
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The draw in the fourth test helped Pakistan to replace India to be number one position in ICC Test ranking.

Summer Olympics 2016 concluded at Rio de Janeiro

Published on: 22-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The United States topped the medal table for the fifth time in the past six Summer Olympics, winning 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall. Great Britain and China finished in second and third respectively.

Germany wins gold in women’s football event at Rio Olympics

Published on: 21-AUG-2016
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Germany is now one of only three women's teams to win both the Olympics and World Cup. Germany failed to qualify for the Olympics in 2012 but won the bronze the last three times they played, in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin becomes the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal

Published on: 21-AUG-2016
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Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin claimed the bronze in the taekwondo event in the 57kg category. She is already the first Iranian woman to ever win a bronze medal at the 2015 Taekwondo World Championship in May 2015.

Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay

Published on: 20-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Earlier on 14 August 2016, Bolt clinched gold in the 100-metre final at the Olympics to become the first man to win the event three times at consecutive Olympic Games. He followed the win with a gold medal in the 200 m, which also makes him the first athlete to win the 200 m three times at the Olympic Games.

Indian badminton player P V Sindhu wins silver in women's singles badminton event at Rio Olympics

Published on: 20-AUG-2016
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Sindhu also became the second Indian female shuttler to win an Olympic medal after Saina Nehwal's Bronze medal at 2012 Summer Olympics at London.

Sakshi Malik becomes India’s first female wrestler to win an Olympic medal

Published on: 19-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With this, Malik brought home India’s first medal of the competition. With the win, she also became India's first female wrestler and the fourth female athlete ever to win an Olympic medal.

Court of Arbitration for Sport suspends wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years

Published on: 19-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Yadav, whose suspension begins immediately, will not be able to participate at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He was scheduled to commence his campaign on 19 August 2016 against Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France in the 74 category.

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan win Los Cabos Open Men’s Doubles title

Published on: 18-AUG-2016
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Individually, Raja was appearing in his third career ATP World Tour final, while Sharan was contesting his second. They earn 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split 38940 US dollar in prize money.

Simone Biles wins gold in Floor Exercise event at Rio Olympics

Published on: 18-AUG-2016
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On 9 August 2016, Biles won her first Olympic gold medal in the gymnastics team event. On 11 August 2016, she won the gold medal individual all-around. In the women's vault, she won her second individual gold medal with a score of 15.966. In the women's balance beam final, she grabbed bronze.

Ruth Jebet wins gold in 3000m steeplechase at Rio Olympics

Published on: 16-AUG-2016
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Jebet won the race in the second-quickest time in history. She clocked a time of eight minutes 59.75 seconds, narrowly outside of Russian Gulnara Samitova-Galkina's world record of 08:58.16.

Italy’s Elia Viviani wins gold in Men's Omnium at Rio Olympics

Published on: 16-AUG-2016
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Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the silver and Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark took the bronze in the event.

Andy Murray of Great Britain won gold in Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Published on: 16-AUG-2016
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To win the title, he defeated Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the final match held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the win, he retained the medal and became the first player to win two men's singles tennis gold medals in Olympics.

Anita Wlodarczyk breaks world record to win gold in Hammer Throw

Published on: 16-AUG-2016
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Wlodarczyk’s winning mark was 82.29m. China’s Wenxiu Zhang won the silver medal with a mark of 76.75m. Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain earned the bronze medal.

Usain Bolt wins gold in men's 100 meters in Rio Olympics

Published on: 16-AUG-2016
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Bolt won the race in 9.81 seconds, followed by USA’s Justin Gatlin at 9.89 seconds and Canada’s Andre De Grasse at a personal-best 9.91 seconds.

Dipika Pallikal wins Australian Open Squash 2016 title

Published on: 15-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

To win the title, the top seed Dipika defeated eighth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4 in the 40-minute final. For Dipika, this was the first title win in 2016.

China’s Ma Long becomes fifth male Grand Slam winner at Rio Olympics

Published on: 13-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

With his victory in the Men's Singles event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Long became the 5th player to win the three most important events in table tennis, i.e. the Olympics, World Championships and World Cup.

Michael Phelps becomes first swimmer to win four consecutive golds in same event

Published on: 12-AUG-2016
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With his 13th individual gold medal, Phelps broke a 2168 year old Olympic Record, set by Leonidas of Rhodes, who had held the most Olympic Individual titles of all time, with twelve.

Legendary Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad passes away

Published on: 12-AUG-2016
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The highest of Hanif's Test centuries was a famous 337 made against West Indies in a six-day test at Bridgetown in 1957/58. It remains the longest innings in Test history.

Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov wins men's 77kg weightlifting gold at Rio Olympics

Published on: 11-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Rahimov had to lift 214kg to win, 4kg more than China’s Lu Xiaojun clean and jerk world record, which he set at the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships. Lu took the silver at 379kg and Mohamed Ihab of Egypt claimed the bronze.

Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin wins men's 200m breaststroke at Rio Olympics

Published on: 11-AUG-2016
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United States’ Joshua Prenot won the silver in the 200-meter breaststroke and Anton Chupkov of Russia finished third, securing the bronze.

Judoka Silva wins first gold for host country Brazil: Rio Olympics

Published on: 10-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Japan's Shohei Ono restored the pride of Judo's birth country by winning first Gold in 73kg category. Japanese men's team had not claimed Olympic gold since 2008 in Beijing.

American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 21st Olympic Gold Medal

Published on: 10-AUG-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

On 9 August 2016, Phelps won his 21st gold medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay together with Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky sets world record to win gold in 400m freestyle

Published on: 09-AUG-2016
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Ledecky clocked 3 minutes 56.46 seconds to beat Britain's Jazmin Carlin who clocked 4 minutes 01.23 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro. America's Leah Smith clocked 4 minutes 01.92 seconds to grab the bronze.

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