सामयिक विषय: Sports Personality

Jinder Mahal beats Randy Orton to win WWE Championship at Backlash

World Wresling Enterainment Champion

Question: What is the original name of Jindar Mahal, who recently became the WWE (World Wresling Enterainment) Champion?
(a) Dilip Singh Rana
(b) Dilli Sardesai
(c) Raj Singh Dhesi
(d) Gulshan Kumar
Ans :(c)
Related facts:-

  • On May 21, 2017, Jinder Mahal, Canadian national of Indian origin won WWE Championship after beating Randy Orton. This is Jinder’s first WWE title.
  • He is the second person of Indian origin to become WWE Champion.
  • It is notable that in 2007, India’s ‘The Great Khali’ became WWE World Heavy weight Champion; he was the first Indian to win this competition.
  • Jinder Mahal ( original name- Raj Singh Dhesi), who is the second WWE Champion, is famous in the ring as ‘The Maharaja’, ‘The Match of Peace’ and ‘The New American Dream’.
  • He defeated 13-time WWE Champion Randy Orton from the title.

Related links:-
http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/2017-05-23/article/jinder-mahal-punjabi-celebration-preview
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/wwe/top-stories/representing-india-is-a-great-responsibility-says-wwe-champion-jinder-mahal/articleshow/58817431.cms?
http://www.hindustantimes.com/other-sports/jinder-mahal-beats-randy-orton-to-win-wwe-championship-at-backlash/story-DfoaE68sxB11FtRzv2ExKI.html

Gayatri Pullela bags twin crown at Jaya Raya Junior Grand Prix

Gayatri Pullela

Question: Gayatri Pullela belongs to which of the following sports?
(a) Tennis
(b) Cricket
(c) Badminton
(d) Chess
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • National Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand’s daughter Gayatri Pullela has bagged the singles and doubles crown at the Pembangunan Jaya Raya Junior Grand Prix held in Jakarta organized between April 11 and 16, 2017.
  • Gayatri won the girls U-15 singles title by defeating Samiya Imad Farooqui.
  • Gayatri Pullea and Samiya Imad Farooqi defeated Indonesian pair of Kelly Larissa and Shelandry Vyola to won the title of U-15 doubles category.
  • Both Gayatri and Samiya train together at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.

Reference:
http://www.badmintonindia.org/events/tournaments/949/
http://bwfbadminton.cn/results/2825/pembangunan-jaya-raya-international-junior-grand-prix-2017-u19%2C-u17%2C-u15/2017-04-16
http://airworldservice.org/english/archives/44664
http://pradeshtoday.com/newsdetails.php?news=Gayatri-Gopichand-wins-Under-15-Junior-Badminton-title&nid=166210

Kohli named by Wisden as Leading Cricketer in the World

Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World

Question: Which Indian players have been given the title of ‘Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World’ before Virat Kohli?
(A) Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag
(B) Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
(C) VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid
(D) Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On April 5, 2017; Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World title was given to Indian captain Virat Kohli for the year 2016.
  • It is notable that last year Virat Kohli scored an average of 75.93 in Tests, an average of 92.37 in international one-day matches and an average of 106.33 in international T20 matches.
  • Prior to Virat Kohli, the title has been given to Virender Sehwag (for the year 2008 and 2009) and Sachin Tendulkar (year 2010).
  • It is important that this title was established in the year 2004; Australian Cricketer Ricky Ponting was awarded the title for the first time in 2003.
  • It is known that the British annual sports magazine Wisden Cricketers Almanack has given place to Virat Kohli on the cover page of the 2017 issue.
  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World (Female) title has been given to Australian player Ellyse Perry.

Related Links:-
http://www.wisdenindia.com/cricket-news/kohli-named-wisdens-leading-cricketer-in-the-world-for-2016/248376
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/story/1090049.html
http://aajtak.intoday.in/sports/story/kohli-named-by-wisden-as-leading-cricketer-in-the-world-1-921655.html

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