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Apurvi Chandela wins gold in Sweden with world record effort

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held on Tuesday to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211. Chandela had won the gold in the National Championships held last month. She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year.

Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. Apurvi was born to a Chandela Rajput family in Jaipur. Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier, and mother is Bindu Rathore. Her family is from Udaipur.

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Sports Corner

  • Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal (born 17 March 1990): India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on March 28, 2015 (Saturday) became the first woman badminton player from the country to be ranked number one in the world.

 

  • ICC World Cup 2015ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Final (March 29, 2015): Australia win by 7 wickets

Man of the Match – James Faulkner

Man of the Tournament – Mitchell Starc

World cup wins

Teams

Years

5

Australia

1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015

2

West Indies

1975, 1979

2

India

1983, 2011

1

Pakistan

1992

1

Sri Lanka

1996

 

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Commonwealth Games 2014 – India Happy With Top-5 Finish in Glasgow, Scotland

CWG 2014The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) were held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014. There are 71 participating nations at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with approximately 4,950 competing athletes, making it one of the largest Commonwealth Games staged to date. Although there are 53 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, 71 teams participate in the Commonwealth Games, as a number of dependent territories compete under their own flag. The four Home Nations of the United Kingdom-England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland-also send separate teams.

 

2014 CWG: Medal Standings (Top 5 Nations)

 

Rank

Nations

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

England

58

59

57

174

2

Australia

49

42

46

137

3

Canada

32

16

34

82

4

Scotland

19

15

19

53

5

India

15

30

19

64

 

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia.

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FIFA World Cup final 2014 – Germany beat Argentina 1-0

     FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014Mario Goetze scored a superb extra time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America. Germany has now won four World Cups, putting the European powerhouse just one behind Brazil’s record tally of five.

Bayern Munich star Goetze struck in the 113th minute to finally break Argentina’s resistance as Lionel Messi’s dream of emulating Diego Maradona ended in defeat

  • Golden Ball Award: Golden Ball was awarded to Argentina captain Lionel Messi for his outstanding displays at Brazil 2014.
  • Golden Boot Award: Golden Boot was awarded goes to the top goal scorer at the FIFA World Cup who at Brazil 2014 was Colombia’s James Rodriguez.

  • Golden Glove Award: Golden Glove was awarded to the tournament’s most outstanding goalkeeper who at Brazil 2014 was deemed to be Germany’s Manuel Neuer.

  • Young Player Award: Young Player award was awarded to France’s Paul Pogba for his excellent displays at Brazil 2014. 

  • Fair Play Award: The FIFA Fair Play Award will go to the team with the tournament’s best disciplinary record. Only teams that reach the knockout phase are eligible. Colombia won this award.

  • Final Tournament Standings:

        Winner: Germany

        Runners-Up: Argentina

        Third: Netherlands

        Fourth:Brazil

FIFA 2014 Champions

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia
  • 2022 FIFA World Cup  – Qatar

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Indian men beat Pakistan to retain their title at Kabaddi World Cup 2013

India beat Pakistan 48-39 to emerge champions of the fourth World Cup Kabaddi played at the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana on 14-12-2013.

Indian Kabaddi

The Indian men’s kabaddi team successfully defended their title at the 4th Kabaddi World Cup in a repeat of last year’s final as they beat Pakistan in Ludhiana (Punjab). Besides, the winner’s trophy, the hosts bagged a cash award of Rs two crore while Pakistan got the runners-up trophy and Rs one crore.

Dulla Bagga Pind was adjudged the best raider and Pala Jalapuria was named the Best Stopper.

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India win Women’s Kabaddi World Cup 2013

JALANDHAR (Punjab): India clinched the women’s Kabaddi World Cup championship for the third time in a row, defeating debutant New Zealand 49-21 in the summit clash played at Guru Gobind Singh sports complex on 12-12-2013. It is the fourth edition of the World Kabaddi Cup.

Womens

The Indian team took home a first-place prize of Rs one crore. Anu Rani was adjudged the best stopper while Ram Bateri was declared the best raider. Both received a Maruti Alto car each.

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