Sport Affairs August 2013

Current Affairs- Sports Aug 2013

  • Indian player Sowjanya Bavisetti has won 10000 dollar the Internalional Tennis Federation (ITF) Women’s Tennis Tournament
  • India’s shuttler P V Sindhu has settled for a bronze medal in women’s singles category at the BWF World Championships 2013
  • Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the 100 metre sprint title at the 14th IAAF World Championships 2013, Moscow on 11 August 2013.
  • Sagarika Ghosh on 11 August 2013 won the Cadet Girls singles title
  • Serena Williams defeated Romania’s Sorana Cirstea 6-2 6-0 in the final match of women’s Rogers Cup on 11 August 2013.
  • India, on 11 August 2013 named Sardar Singh as the captain of the 18-member squad in the Asia Cup hockey tournament to be held at Ipoh, Malaysia.
  • Snake boat, Shree Ganeshan Chundan won the 61st edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. the race was held in Punnamada Lake in Alleppey, Southern Kerala.
  • Police Wrestlers from India secured five gold four silver and three bronze medals in the World Police and Fire Games in Belfast, England.
  • PV Sindhu became first Indian women singles player to enter Semi-finals of World Badminton Championships.
  • Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova topped the Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes for the ninth straight year
  • Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova topped the Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes for the ninth straight year
  • Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi of India won the Denmark’s Politiken Cup at Copenhagen, Denmark. He secured 9 out of the total possible 10 points.
  • Indian Junior Women Hockey team won its first ever Bronze medal in ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup at Monchengladbac, Germany on 4 August 2013.
  • Ravindra Jadeja on 4 August 2013 became the first Indian bowler to top the bowlers’ chart in the latest ICC ODI Player.
  • India topped the chart of ODI rankings released by ICC at Dubai on 3 August 2013. Australia and England are placed at 2nd and 3rd Position respectively.
  • India on 3 August 2013 created history by recording their first-ever five-match ODI series whitewash on foreign soil.
  • The International Olympic Committee sold the broadcasting rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics to STAR India. India is suspended from Olympic.
  • India’s number one snooker player, Aditya Mehta on 31 July 2013 clinched the gold medal.
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger grabbed the Journalists’ Player of the Year Award announced by the Kicker magazine on 28 July 2013.
  • India’s K Jennitha Anto on 24 July 2013 won the 13th IPCA World Women’s Individual Chess Championship title.
  • India finished at fourth Position in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 on 21 July 2013 with Deepika Kumari winning gold and bronze medal.
  • India on 21 July 2013 bagged a Gold medal in the Women’s Recurve Team event at Colombia.
  • Serena Williams on 21 July 2013 won Swedish Open title by defeating Johanna Larsson in the final of the Swedish Open at Bastad in Sweden.
  • Indian duo, Purav Raja and Divij Sharan won ATP tour doubles title at Claro Open in Bogota, Colombia. They defeated the French-Dutch pair by 7-6(4), 7-6(3).
  • India won the West Indies Tri-Nation Series by one wicket. The final was played between India and Sri Lanka at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.
  • ICC on 11 July 2013 announced that Shane Warne would be inducted into the ICC cricket hall of fame.

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