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Asian Kabaddi championship 2017

Asian Kabaddi Championship-2017

Question: Which of the following countries won the gold medal in both the men and women category of 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship?
(a) South Korea
(b) Pakistan
(c) India
(d) Iran
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • Final of the Asian Kabaddi Championship concluded in Gorgan, Iran. (November 22-26, 2017)
  • A total of 10 countries participated in this competition.
  • Indian men’s kabaddi team won the gold medal by defeating Pakistan with 36-22 in the final.
  • In addition to this, the Indian women’s kabaddi team also won the gold medal of the competition by defeating South Korea with 42-20.
  • The men’s team captain was Ajay Thakur and the women’s team commanded by Abhilasha Mahatre.

Reference:
http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/india-thump-pakistan-south-korea-to-win-asian-kabaddi-championship-2017-titles-4956337/
https://www.facebook.com/AKC2017Iran/
https://www.sportskeeda.com/kabaddi/asian-kabaddi-championships-2017-schedule-download-pdf-of-fixture-and-time-table

France confirmed as 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts

France to host Rugby World Cup

Question: Which edition of Rugby World Cup would be hosted by France?
(a) 2018
(b) 2019
(c) 2022
(d) 2023
Answer: (d) 
Related Facts:

  • France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
  • On November 15, 2017, this decision was taken at an interim meeting of the World Rugby Council in London.
  • 2015th edition of Rugby World Cup concluded in England.
  • It is noteworthy that the Rugby World Cup of 2019 will be held in Japan.

Reference:                
https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2017/1115/920153-world-cup-bid/
http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/41995220

pro kabaddi league 2017

Pro kabaddi league, 2017

Question: Which team won the title of the recently concluded Pro kabaddi league, 2017?
(a) U Mumba
(b) Puneri Paltan
(c) Patna Pirates
(d) Jaipur Pink Panthers
Answer- (c) 
Related Facts:

  • The 5th edition of the Indian Professional Pro Kabaddi League concludes. (July 28 to October 28, 2017)
  • Sponsor-Vivo
  • Organizer -Mashala Sports and Star India
  • This league was attended by 12 teams, in which four new teams were UP Yoddha, Tamil Thalaivas, Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortunegiants.
  • Final- Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai.
  • In the finalPatna Pirates won the title of the league for the third consecutive time by defeating Gujarat Fortunegiants by 55-38.
  • Patna Pirates captain Pardeep Narwal secured the maximum of 369 points in the over 26 matches.

Reference:
https://www.prokabaddi.com/
https://www.prokabaddi.com/news/pardeep-magic-gives-patna-a-hat-trick-of-titles

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