Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Current Affairs Bits - Sports

* Gagan Narang won Bronze in the men's 10 meter air rifle event at London Olympics on 30 July 2012.

* Brett Lee announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on 12 July 2012.

* South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher on 10 July 2012 announced his retirement from International Cricket due to eye injury.

* Serena Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in Wimbledon women’s singles Title in London on 7 July 2012.

* Swiss (Switzerland) Tennis maestro Roger Federer beat British player Andy Murray to win the Wimbledon Open Championship men Singles Final 2012 in London on 8 July 2012.

* Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the final to win UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Euro Cup Football Championship 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, on 1 July 2012.

* Mahendra Singh Dhoni was appointed as a brand ambassador of Nepal Cricket Association, Nepal on 17 June 2012.

* Saina Nehwal clinched her third Indonesia Open Super Series title after beating China's Xuerui Li in title clash in Jakarta on 17 June 2012.

* Maria Yuryevna Sharapova won French Open 2012 on 9 June 2012 by defeating Saria Erani of Italy.

* Rafael Nadal on 11 June 2012 defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic to clinch French Open Singles Title 2012.

* Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand's Ratchanok Inathon in the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold title in Bangkok on 10 June 2012.

* Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi won their 2nd Grand Slam title together and 1st t French Open trophy after beating Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Klaudia Jans Ignacik of Poland in the mixed doubles final, in Paris on 7 June 2012.

* New Zealand beat Argentina 1-0 to win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament at Ipoh, Malaysia on 3 June 2012.

* Rafael Nadal defeated world no. 1 Novak Djokovic to claim his sixth Italian Open Title on 21 May 2012.

* Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova defeated Li Na of China to retain the Italian Open title on 20 May 2012.

* Malaysia defeated Pakistan to win the Junior Hockey World Cup 2012.

* India's top-seeded snooker player Aditya Mehta defeated Pankaj Advani to win 28th Asian snooker title concluded in Doha, on 29 April 2012.

* Indian women boxers M.C. Mary Kom and Sarita clinched two gold medals in the Asian women's boxing championship at Mongolian capital Ulaanbator on 25 March 2012.

* Pakistan defeated host Bangladesh to lift Asia Cup Cricket Trophy on 22 March 2012.

* Saina Nehwal retained the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold trophy by securing a victory over China's Shixian Wang at Basel, Switzerland on 18 March 2012.

* Indian national women Kabaddi team clinched maiden Women World Cup Kabaddi championship title on 4 March 2012.

* Indian Tennis pair of Mahesh Bhupati and Rohan Bopanna won the doubles title of Dubai Open on 3 March 2012.

* Roger Federar defeated Andy Murray in the Men’s singles final of Dubai Open on 4 March 2012.

* Rajasthan won its second consecutive Ranji Trophy title by defeating Tamil Nadu on 23 January 2012.

* Australian Open-2012 Men’s Final Winner: Novak Djokovic.

* Australian Open-2012 Women’s Final Winner: Victoria Azarenka.

* Australian Open Men’s Doubles-2012 Winners: Leander Paes (India) and Radek Štěpánek (Czech Republic).

* Argentina’s Lionel Messi was awarded the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or on 9 January 2012 in Zurich. He won the award for the third consecutive year for the world's outstanding footballer.

* India striker Sunil Chhetri was on 20 December 2011 voted Player of the Year by the All India Football Federation.

* India won its 6th SAFF Championship title against the newcomer, Afghanistan on 11 December 2011.

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