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.

Reference:
https://www.indianbodybuilding.co.in/results/mukesh-singh-wins-gold-pro-olympia-power-lifting/
http://punjabkesari.com/sports/mukesh-won-the-history-in-the-us-gold-won-in-pro-olympia/
https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/metro/delhi/testsection/mukesh-singh-created-history-by-lifting-the-world-in-hand-winning-olympia-gold/articleshow/60758178.cms

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.

Reference:
http://www.ptinews.com/news/9068825_India-s-first-foreign-coach-for-women-boxers-resigns.html
http://www.espn.in/boxing/story/_/id/20703332/payment-delays-lack-professionalism-forces-stephane-cottalorda-resign-indian-women-boxing-coach
http://www.jagran.com/other-sports/headlines-india-first-foreign-coach-for-women-boxers-resigns-over-lack-of-professionalism-16713266.html

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.

Reference:
http://www.timesnownews.com/sports/article/first-female-olympic-medal-winner-karnam-mallewari-celebrates-17-years-of-victory-by-joining/93210
https://khabar.ndtv.com/news/sports/karnam-malleswari-associated-with-pm-modis-cleanliness-campaign-1752530

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