सामयिक विषय: Sports Personality

Cheteshwar Pujara

First Indian cricketer to score highest double century in first-class cricket

Question: Which of the following cricketers recently broke the record of Vijay Merchant by scoring the 12th double century in first-class cricket?
(a) Gautam Gambhir
(b) Anmolpreet Singh
(c) Gurkirat Singh
(d) Cheteshwar Pujara
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • In a Ranji Trophy 2017-18 match Cheteshwar Pujara, playing for Saurashtra hit a double century (204 runs) against Jharkhand (November 2, 2017).
  • With this, Pujara became the first Indian cricketer to score 12 double centuries in first-class cricket.
  • Before this double century, the record of 11 double centuries of cricketer Vijay Merchant broke.
  • 3 Triple Centuries are also in the names of Pujara in domestic cricket.
  • His highest individual score in the first-class match is 352 runs.
  • Pujara has scored a total of 42 centuries and 43 half-centuries in the first-class match.
  • Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, and Vijay Hazare have scored 10 double centuries in the first class.

Reference:
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/cheteshwar-pujara-double-hundred-ranji-trophy/1/1080697.html
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/india-domestic/ranji-trophy/cheteshwar-pujara-records-12th-first-class-double-century-most-by-india-batsman/articleshow/61463719.cms
http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/32540.html

2014 Winter Olympic Games - Closing Ceremony

Russian gold medalist athlete has been restricted for the lifetime

Question-Recently Which Russian athlete has been restricted by the international Olympic Association for the lifetime?
(a) Sergey Kiryayapkkin
(b) Alexander Legkov
(c) Valeriy Borchin
(d) Yulia Gushchina
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • In a decision taken by the International Olympic Association (IOC), the Winter Olympics, 2014 gold medalist Russian athlete Alexander Legkov was disqualified in the Dope Test. (November 1, 2017)
  • Legkov won a gold medal in the cross country race (50 km), which has been withdrawn.
  • Legkov will no longer be able to participate in any Olympics.
  • His record in Sochi also has been canceled.

Reference:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-doping-sochi/two-russian-skiers-get-life-bans-over-sochi-games-doping-idUSKBN1D1562
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/11/01/two-russian-skiers-banned-olympics-life-over-sochi-doping/821211001/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/11/02/two-russians-including-gold-medalist-disqualified-for-doping-at-sochi/?utm_term=.404ae12ec488

Birendra Prasad Baishya retained president of IWLF

President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation Re-elected

Question: Who amongst the following has been re-elected as the President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation on October 30, 2017?
(a) Mahadev Prasad
(b) Sahdev Yadav
(c) Birendra Prasad Vaishya
(d) Ramesh Kumar Gupta
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • The Indian Weightlifting Federation held its Annual General Meeting on 30th October 2017 in New Delhi, India.
  • The Elections of the Indian Weightlifting Federation has been conducted under strict guidelines issued by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India with the supervision of Observers from Ministry of Sports and Indian Olympic Association.
  • The following officials were elected:
  • President: Mr. Birendra Prasad Baishya
  • Secretary General: Mr. Sahdev Yadav
  • Treasurer: Mr. Naresh Sharma
  • Secretary: Mr. Badeti Venkataramaiah
  • In addition to the above, 7 Vice Presidents, 3 Associate Vice Presidents, 5 Executive Members and 4 Joint. Secretaries have also been elected.
  • The term of this committee will be till 2017-21.

Reference:
http://www.iwf.net/2017/10/30/elections-of-the-indian-weightlifting-federation/
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-sports/baishya-re-elected-iwlf-president/article19953153.ece

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