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World Para Athletics Championships 2017

World Para Athletics Championships 2017

Question- In recently concluded World Para Athletics Championships 2017 how many gold medals did Indian athletes win?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • World Para Athletics Championship- 2017 London (U.K.),concludedin London UK. (July 14-23, 2017).
  • This is the 8th edition of the championship and before 2017 it was known as the IPC Athletics World Championship.
  • About 1300 para athletes from 100 countries participated in 213 competitions in the championship.
  • India won one gold medal, two silver and two bronze medals (total 5) and figured at 34th place with Croatia.
  • The championship medal table top 5 countries-
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. China 30 17 18 65
2. America 20  19 20 59
3. UK 18 8 13 39
4. Ukraine  12 6 11 29
5. Australia 11 9 8 28
  • Indian medalist
  • Gold Medal – Sunder Singh Gurjar (Javelin Throw)
  • Silver medal
  1. Amit Kumar (Club Throw)
  2. Sharad Kumar (high jump)
  • Bronze medal
  1. Varun Singh Bhati (high jump)
  2. JyotiKaram (women’s Discus Throw )

Related Links:-
https://www.paraathleticschampionships.com/about
https://www.paralympic.org/london-2017/schedule/info-live-results/lo2017/eng/zz/engzz_athletics-medal-count.htm
https://www.paralympic.org/london-2017/schedule/info-live-results/lo2017/eng/zz/engzz_athletics-npc-medallist-by-sport-india.htm

US Open Grand Prix Gold 2017

US Open Grand Prix Gold

Question: H.S. Pronnoy won the men’s singles title of the US Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Competition defeating…
(a) Sameer Verma
(b) Parupalli Kashyap
(c) Anand Pawar
(d) Rahul Yadav Chittabotania
Ans: (b)
Related facts:-

  • 2017 YONEX US OPEN concluded in California, USA (July 19-23, 2017).
  • Competition Results:
  • Men’s singles
  • Winner-H.S. Pronnoy (India)
  • Runners-up – Parupalli Kashyap (India)
  • Women’s singles
  • Winner-Aya Ohori (Japan)
  • Runners-up-Michelle Li (Canada)
  • Men’s doubles
  • Winner-Takuto Inoue and Yuki Kaneko (both Japan)
  • Runner-up Lu Ching-Yao and Yang Po-Han (both Chinese Taipei)
  • Women’s doubles
  • Winner-Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan (both South Korea)
  • Runner-up Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara (both Japan)
  • Mixed Double
  • Winner- Seung Jae Seo and Kim Ha-Na (both South Korea)
  • Runners-up, Kim Won Ho and Shin Seung-Chan (both South Korea)
  • Pranay is the first Indian to win the title of the US Open starting from 1954.

Related Links;-
http://bwfbadminton.com/results/2987/2017-yonex-us-open/podium
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/prannoy-clinches-us-open-grand-prix-badminton-title/article19340994.ece

HALL OF FAME TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hall of Fame Tennis Championship

Question: Which player won the singles title of the recently concluded Hall of Fame Men Tennis Championships?
(a) Ivo Karlovic
(b) Purav Raja
(c) John Isner
(d) Rajiv Ram
Ans: (c)
Related facts:-

  • The ATP World Tour Session-2017 Tennis Competition Hall of Fame Tennis Championship concluded in Newport, America. (17 to 23 July, 2017)
  • Due to sponsor reasons, it is also known as Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open.
  • Competition results:
  • Men’s singles
  • Winner-John Isner (America)
  • Runner-up Matthew Ebden (Australia)
  • Men’s doubles
  • Winner-Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan) and Rajiv Ram (United States)
  • Runners-up- Matt Ried and John-Patrick Smith (both Australia)

Related Links:-
http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/archive/newport/315/2017/draws?matchType=doubles
http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/archive/newport/315/2017/draws?matchType=singles

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