SPORTS


Monthly Current Affairs September 2016 “SPORTS ” key points to Remember.
Indian pacer Zaheer Khan made as honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Clubbecoming
the 24th Indian cricketer to be bestowed the honor.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) named former Sri Lankan middle-order batsmanThilan Thusara
Samaraweera as their batting consultant for next month’s home series against England.
After the Rio Olympics debacle, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) is hoping for a change of
mind with the return of Italian Massimo Costantini, who takes charge as chief coach of the national
team.
International Thailand Open: ChavviKohli defeated Thai fencer and won gold medal.
India No. 1 men’s singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth claiming his place back in the top 10 of the latest
BWF World Rankings released. He is ranked ninth. In women’s singles, both Saina Nehwal andP V
Sindhu climbed up the ladder despite not playing in any recent tournaments.
The Swimming Federation of India and Jharkhand Swimming Association conducted the Glenmark
70th Senior National Aquatic Championship at the Veer Budhu Bhagat Aquatic Stadium, Mega
Sports Complex, Hotwar, Ranchi. Olympian Sajan Prakash of Railways set a national record in men’s
200m butterfly en route to winning the gold in the event at the 70th Senior National Aquatic
Championships in Ranchi.
Aditi Dhumatkar wins gold medal :
Aditi Dhumatkar wins gold medal in the 100m Freestyle Senior Women’s category at the 70th
Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship.
India made a historic win in the 500th test match against New Zealand at Kanpur. India’s match against
New Zealand was the the country’s 500th, a feat achieved only by England, Australia and the West
Indies. India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the 30-year-old surpassed legends Waqar Younis and
Dennis Lillee to become the second fastest bowler to claim 200 Test wickets in his 37th Test
match, bettering Waqar and Lillee, who both took 38 Tests.
St Petersburg Open 2016 – Overview
The part of the ATP World Tour 250 Series of the 2016 ATP World Tour took place at the Sibur Arena in Saint Petersburg,Russia.
Winner list :
Title Men’s Single
Winner A. Zverev
Runner S. Wawrinka

Title Mens’s Double
Winner D. Inglot / H. Kontinen
Runner A. Begemann / L. Paes

Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Vijay Goel unveiled BRICS football tournament logo at
the Bambolim Stadium, Goa on September 26, 2016. The first BRICS Under-17 football tournament
will be begin in Goa on October 5, 2016.
Gaurav Gill of Team MRF won the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship fourth time in
the 2016 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship held at Obihiro, Japan.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has become only the second Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event as
he clinched the men’s singles title of the Belgium Open.
Young Indian shuttler Rituparna Das clinched the Polish Open after defeating fellow Indian Rasika
Raje in the women’s singles final of the International challenge badminton event. Women’s doubles
pair of Sanjana Santosh and Arathi Sara Sunil also clinched the title after defeating top seeds Natalya
Voytsekh and Yelyzaveta Zharka in the final that lasted more than an hour.
Japan will host the Asian Games for the third time in 2026 after Aichi prefecture and its capital
Nagoya were confirmed as the venue. The country Japan, hosts of the 2017 Asian Winter Games, 2019
Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 unveiled
the Official Emblem for the country’s first international football event.
PV Sindhu bags massive 50 cr deal with sports management com after historic Silver medal at Rio
Olympics 2016.
German Formula One racing driver Nico Rosberg won the Italian Grand Prix after close battle with his
teammate Lawis Hamilton who also drive for the Mercedes AMG.
Tamilnadu based tennis player Sriram Balaji who ranked 546 restrained top seed Seong Chan Hong of
Korea by 6-4, 7-6(3) for the title in the $10,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament held in Hua Hin
Thailand
The 33 year old shooter Abhinav Bindra officially announced his retirement from shooting after
2016 Summer Games. India’s first and only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra started
his Olympic journey started in Sydney in 2000.
India A rode on a solid all-round performance clinched the Quadrangular one-day series, thrashing
Australia by 57 runs in the final match. Mandeep Singh who was named Player of the Match
combined with captain Manish Pandey.
Indian mixed doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra defeating the Canadian pair of
Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich 21-15, 21-16 to clinch the mixed doubles title at the Brazil Grand Prix
in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.
Agra based Young Racer Shahan Ali Mohsinhas become the first Indian to win the Asian Karting
Championship held in Malaysia.
India’s Test captain Virat Kohli retained his second spot while opener Rohit Sharma slipped a place to
seventh in the latest One-day International (ODI) cricket batting rankings.
The Indian wushu team won four silver and five bronze medals in the 6th Asian Championship held in
Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Minakshi of CISF has created a new record in the Women’s Hammer Throw at the 65th All India
Police Athletics Championship in Hyderabad.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the cash prize for five athletes from
Maharashtra who took part in Rio Olympics. Lalita Babar from Maharashtra, who finished a creditable
10th at the Rio Olympics will get a cash reward of Rs 75 lakh, while her coach will get Rs 25 lakh.
Five athletes from Maharashtra, who took part in Rio Olympics will get Rs 50 lakh each. They
are, Ayonika Paul, Prarthana Thombare, Dattu Bhonkanal, Devraj Walmiki and Kavita Raut.
Mahindra and Mahindra honoured India’s Rio Olympics women medallists, shuttler P V Sindhu and
wrestler Sakshi Malik by gifting them its true blue 4X4 off-roader, the ‘Thar’.
Swimmer Ryan Lochte(32) from USA has been banned for 10-month following his bogus gunpoint
robbery story during a drunken night out at the Rio Olympics.It was officially announced by United
States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Anjum Chopra – First Indian woman cricketer for honorary life membership of the Marylebone
Cricket Club (MCC).
Pankaj Arjan Advani became the first cueist from India to win a medal at the prestigious Sangsom 6
Red Snooker World Championship as he settled for a bronze after losing the semifinal to
Chinese Ding Junhui. He became the first in the world to hold both world and continental titles in 6-
Red snooker at one time.
Manav Thakkar, Varuni Jaiswal and Ishhita Gupta won three singles gold medals, apart from the
Junior Boys doubles gold, to lift the sagging morale of the hosts in ITTF 2016 India Junior and Cadet
Open Table Tennis Championships.Indians finish with 4 gold medals.
In Women’s Ranking Indian squash player Joshna Chinappa rose to 10th while Deepika Pallikal
remained at 19th in the latest Professional Squash Association (PSA) rankings.
US OPEN 2016 – Overview
It was the 136th edition of the US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It took
place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The winners and runners list
Men’s Singles
Winner – Stan Wawrinka, Runner – Novak Djokovic
Women’s Singles
Winner – Angelique Kerber Runner – Karolina Pliskova
Men’s Doubles
Winner – Jamie Murray, Bruno Soares Runner – Garreno busta, Garcia-lopez
Women’s Doubles
Winner – Mattek-sands, Lucia Safarova Runner – Caroline Garcia, Kristina Madenovic
Mixed Doubles
Winner –Laura Siegemund Croatia Mate Pavić Runner – Coco Vandeweghe United States Rajeev Ram

Army Green beat Neroca FC 6-5 to lift Durand Cupin the final of Asia‘s oldest football
tournament in New Delhi.
Pakistan had appointed the former wicketkeeper-batsman Wasim Bari team manager for their
upcoming series against West Indies in the UAE. Bari will replace Intikhab Alam, whose contract with
the PCB is set to expire this month.
Sikkim girl Sushmita Rai won bronze at the World Martial Arts Mastership 2016 held at Cheongju in
South Korea.
Indian Railways Men Hockey Team won MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament
defending champion Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) 2-1 to win the Trophy.
Railways received Rs.5 lakhs and IOC received Rs.2.5 lakhs. A. Vellayan, Chairman, Murugappa
Group, issued the prizes.
Track Asia Cup 2016 – Overview
29-member Indian team participated in the third edition of Track Asia Cup 2016 from September 14 to
16 at the Indoor Cycling Velodrome at IG Sports Complex
The Asian Cycling Championships (ACC) is an annual continental cycling championships for road
bicycle racing and track cycling since 1963, exclusively for Asian cyclists selected by the national
governing body (member nations of the Asian Cycling Confederation).India ended their campaign in
the Track Asia Cup at second position
Hong Kong (18) 11 Gold 4 Silver and 3 bronze.
India 16 medals) 5 gold 4 Silver and 7 bronze
The Indian football team placed at 148th spot from 152nd in the latest FIFA rankings released on
15th September 2016. Now India’s position in top-150 for the first time since April 2015 after India
had beaten Puerto Rico 4-1 in an international friendly in Mumbai earlier this month. The list is topped
by Argentina
Indian football giants East Bengal on 16 September 2016 won the Calcutta Football League (CFL) for
the seventh consecutive time.
Rio Paralympics 2016 – Overview
15th Summer Paralympic Games for athletes with disabilities governed by the International
Paralympic Committee held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from September 7 to 18, 2016
23 Paralympic sports and 528 events held in the 11 days of competition to yield 225 medals for women,
265 for men and 38 mixed medals.
4359 athletes from 163 countries participated in the Summer Paralympic Games 2016.
Theme “Todo Mundo tem um Coracao” (“Everybody Has a Heart”).
19 competitors (16 Men & 3 Women) participated in Rio 2016 paralympic games for India in 5 sports.
India’s flag bearer – opening ceremony – Devendra Jhajharia
India’s flag bearer -closing ceremony – Thangavelu Mariyappan

2016 Summer Paralympics medal tally :
medals
Ankur Dhama is the India’s first blind athlete in 30 years to participate at Paralympics this year in Rio
De Janeiro, Brazil. At the age of six, Ankur became completely blind when he was in Baghpat in Uttar
Pradesh.
Mariyappan Thangavelu (Tamilnadu ) became only the third Indian ever to clinch a Paralympic gold,
while Varun Bhati (UP) secured a bronze as the duo scripted history for the country in the men’s T42
high jump event of the Rio Games.
Indian archer Pooja Khanna has finished the ranking round at the 29th spot with a total of 513 points
in the Women’s Individual Recurve event of the Rio Paralympics Games in Brazil. Pooja is a lone
representative from India in archery event.
India’s Deepa Malik, a wheelchair-bound athlete, etched her name in the record books by
winningsilver in the shot-put F-53 category at the Rio Paralympics. She is the first Indian women to
win medal.She will receive a cash award of Rs 4 crore under the Haryana Sports Scheme for her feat.
India’s Devendra Jhajharia bettered his own world record to win gold in the men’s javelin throw F46
event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
New Zealand sprinter Liam Malone broke the men’s 200-metre T44 Paralympic Games record held
by South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius.
An Iranian Para-cyclist has died after a crash during the men’s C4-5 road race at the Rio Paralympics.
Paralympic weightlifter Le Van Cong’s final attempt in the men’s 49kg paralympic weightlifting
competition made history for Vietnam as he secured the country’s first ever paraylympic gold medal at
the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Brazil.
Priyesha Deshmukh, 23-year old hearing-impaired shooter from Pune won bronze in the 10m air rifle
category at the 1st World Deaf Shooting Championships held in Kazan, Russia. She scored 180.4 in
the final to secure the third spot.
The Indian men’s basketball team upstaged Chinese Taipei 80-68 in the final classification match to
finish seventh in the FIBA Asia Challenge 2016 in Tehran.
German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix on September 18,2016
and re-take the lead of the Formula One Drivers’ World Championship from Lewis Hamilton in
Singapore.
Ankita Raina with Emily Webley Smith of Britain won the $50,000 ITF women’s doubles title in
Egypt by defeating Hanyu Guo and Xinyu Jiang of China .It was the second doubles title for Ankita in
partnership with Emily
Pakistan Test captain MisbahulHaq had received Test mace by International Cricket Council (ICC)
at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named the captain of the all-time India Test XI chosen by cricket
magazine Wisden. The players of this all-time India XI.
Former wicketkeeper MSK Prasad has been selected to lead as the chairman of India’s selection panel.
The decision was taken at the BCCI’s 87th annual general meeting in Mumbai, after the board had
invited applicants for the selection job for the first time.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) joins hand with Janalakshmi Financial Services
(Jana) as an Official Partner for a period of three years.
BPCL lifted title of Obaidullah Khan Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament. In an interesting match
between BPCL and Railway, BPCL won the match with 3-0 bagging the Obaidullah Khan Heritage
Hockey Cup 2016. Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare Yashodhra Raje Scindia awarded the
winning team with the prize money of 51 lakh.
ISSF Junior World Cup 2016 – India shooters finish second, Indian Shooters Lakshaya, Kismat
Chopra and Manavaditya Singh Rathore bagged the team bronze in the men’s trap event as India
ended their campaign at the ISSF Junior World Cupwith a total of 24 medals to grab the second place
in the overall standings.

Venue : Gabala, Azerbaijan
The latest medal tally of ISSF 2016 as follows
medals2
ISSF – 2016,
India finished with a total of nine gold, five silver and 10 bronze medals as the year’s second and final
Junior World Cup concluded.
Former Indian women’s hockey captain Ritu Rani has retired from international hockey. Indian
women’s hockey team qualified for the Rio Olympics after a gap of 36 years under Ritu’s captaincy.
India were placed third while mainstay ViratKohli held the second position in thebatting chart due to
away from the 50-over format for a while, in the latest ICC ODI rankings released.India were
positioned third with 110 points behind Australia (124)and New Zealand (113).
India’s Squash player Velavan Senthilkumar defeat Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj to won the U-19
Asian Junior Individual squash championship title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 24, 2016.
In the Doubles Category India’s Sania Mirza partner with Czech partner Barbora Strycova won
Women’s double title in Toray Pan Pacific event by defeating Chinese pair of Chen Liang and
Zhaoxuan Yang
He is the second Indian to win the title after Ravi Dixit in 2010.
Government’s think-tank Niti Aayog had devised to invent a plan, system, object, etc., using your
intelligence or imagination,a short-term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50
medals in 2024 summer Olympics.
Indian golfer Vani Kapoor clinched the 13th leg of the womens Professional Golf Tour after
scoring another 1 under 71 on the final day at the Jaypee Greens. This is Vani’s sixth title in nine
appearances this season. Gursimar Badwal finished runner-up with a total score of 222, followed by
Saaniya Sharma in third place.
Indian amateurs ended the week in tied 31st position at the end of 30th World Amateur Team
Championship (WATC) at the par-71, 6,771-yard Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club..
WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open – An Overview
India’s Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova posted a comfortable straight-set win
over unseeded Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang to lift the Toray Pan Pacific Open title
in Tokyo.
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki beat Japan’s Naomi Osaka 7-5 6-3 to win the Single’s
title in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo for the second time.