सामयिक विषय: Sports Personality

Mukesh Singh Wins Gold At Pro Olympia Power Lifting

Pro Olympia Power Lifting championship 2017

Question: Who amongst the given became the first Indian bodybuilder to win the gold medal in recently concluded Pro Olympia Power Lifting Championship-2017?
(a) Jagdish Lad
(b) Suneet Jadhav
(c) Prashant Sulankhey
(d) Mukesh Singh Gahlot
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • Pro Olympia Power Lifting Championships-2017 concluded in Las Vegas, America. (September 15-16, 2017)
  • India’s Mukesh Singh Gahlot won the gold medal while participating in this championship and became the first Indian to do so.
  • Mukesh scored a total of 780 Kg to win gold in his category (110 kg category).
  • Mukesh Singh is 3 times world champion and European champion in power lifting.
  • He has also won the national title of Mr. India 4 times (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012).
  • His mentor is Dronacharya awardee Bhupendra Dhawan.


India's first foreign coach for women boxers resigns1

First foreign coach of Indian women boxers resigned from the post

Question: Recently, the first foreign coach of Indian women boxers, Stephanie Cottalorda resigned from the post. What country are they related to?
(a) France
(b) Germany
(c) Japan
(d) Sweden
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • India’s first ever foreign coach for women boxers -Stephane Cottalorda has resigned on September 14, 2017.
  • She resigned within a month of taking over, complaining of delay in salary payment and lack of professionalism in the national federation.
  • Stephane was appointed to this position in May 2017 and he took office in August.
  • Santiago Nieva is the Indian men’s team coach and Youth women boxers coach is Rafael Bergmasco.


India's first female Olympic medalist Karnam Mallewari celebrates 17 years of victory by joining 'Swacchta mission'

Karnam Malleshwari

Question: Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has linked, Karnam Malleshwari, the first Indian woman weight lifter (athlete) to win a bronze medal in the Olympics with which of the following campaigns?
(a) Swacchta Mission
(b) Door-locked campaign
(c) Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana
(d) Sports campaign
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • On September 19th, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi linked the first Indian woman weight lifter (athlete) Karnam Malleshwari with Central government’s Swacchta Mission.
  • It is notable that On September 19, 2000, Malleswari in 69 kg weight class, lifted 240 kg to win the Sydney Olympics Bronze medal.
  • She became the first woman athlete to win a medal in the Olympics.
  • On completion and to celebrate her 17th anniversary of Sydney Olympics win, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited her to join the Swacchta mission.


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