सामयिक विषय: Sports Personality

Nagpur's Kanchanmala becomes first Indian to win gold at World Para Swimming Championship

First Indian to win Gold at World Para Swimming Championship

Question: Which of the following Indian Women Swimmer won the gold medal in the recently concluded World Para Swimming Championships in 2017?
(a) Subha Mishra
(b) Alka Shrivastav
(c) Kanchanmala Pandey
(d) Rajni Patel
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts: 

  • On 7 December 2017 Indian blind women swimmer, Kanchanmala Pandey, won the gold medal in the World Para Swimming championship-2017.
  • This championship was held in Mexico.
  • Kanchanmala of Nagpur, Maharashtra got this achievement in the 200 meter individual medal event in the SM-11 category.
  • She missed the medal in the 100m freestyle event and finished at fifth in Breaststroke and Backstroke.
  • Kanchanmala, a 26-year-old Indian working in the Reserve Bank of India, was the only female swimmer to qualify for the competition from India.

Reference:                 
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/nagpurs-kanchanmala-becomes-first-indian-to-win-gold-at-world-para-swimming-championship/articleshow/61969957.cms
https://www.paralympic.org/sites/default/files/document/171214124613494_Resul

Raffaele Bergamasco

Raffaele Bergamasco

Question: Recently, the coach of Indian Youth Woman Boxing Team Raffaele Bergamasco has been appointed the performance director of senior female Boxing by the Boxing Federation of India. To which of the following countries he belongs?
(a) France
(b) Cuba
(c) Italy
(d) Russia
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • In December 2017, Italian coach Raffaele Bergamasco was appointed the Performance Director of the Senior Women’s Boxing Federation of India.
  • Raffaele Bergamasco is working as the coach of the Indian Youth Woman Boxing Team.
  • Under his coach leadership Indian women boxers have given the best ever performance in the AIBA Youth Boxing Championships till date.
  • He has had been coach of Elite Women’s Team of Italy from 2001-2007 and coach of Youth Elite men team of Italy from 2008-2016.
  • As a coach, he participated in three Olympics Beijing, London and Rio.

Reference:
http://www.espn.co.uk/espn/story/_/id/21580044/rafaele-bergamasco-high-performance-director-indian-youth-women-boxing-team-know-india-more-boxers-mary-kom
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/boxing/bergamasco-appointed-performance-director-for-womens-boxing/articleshow/61983997.cms

Rahul Dravid named Bengaluru FC ambassador

Brand Ambassador of Bengaluru FC

Question: Who amongst the following has been chosen as brand ambassador by Bangalore FC for ISL session 4, 2017?
(a) Zaheer Khan
(b) Rahul Dravid
(c) Bichung Bhutia
(d) Mary Kom
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • On 14 November 2017, Bangalore FC chose former Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid as his brand ambassador for ISL 2017.
  • It is the fourth session of the ISL Football League started in 2013 and is the first session of Bengaluru FC in the league.
  • ISL 2017 will be organized from 17 November 2017-17 March 2018.
  • At present, Sunil Chhetri is the captain of Bengaluru FC.

Reference:
http://www.bengalurufc.com/fortress-gets-wall-dravid-becomes-bengaluru-fc-ambassador/
http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/football/indian-super-league-2017-18/rahul-dravid-named-bengaluru-fc-ambassador-4937237/
http://www.indiansuperleague.com/schedule-fixtures
http://www.bengalurufc.com/player/sunil-chhetri/

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