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January

Name of the Sport Events

Name of the Winners

Russian rhythmic gymnast, Yana Alexeyevna Kudryavtseva,

announced her retirement at the age of 19, following several leg injuries

Cue sports Ace Pankaj Advani .

clinched the 3rd Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship 2017

The Indian 7'2” basketball player Satnam Singh

Bhamara

Shown interest in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

The 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon - Mumbai.

First position in men's elite category while Kenya's Bornes Kitur won the women's title

The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel

Inaugurated the Khelo India National level

Competitions on various sports for Under-14 and Under-17 children in New Delhi.

The NCR Punjab Royals

won the Pro Wrestling League Season 2 defeating Haryana Hammers at the K D Jadhav Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

Formula One player Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes named the new One world champion in place of Nico Rosberg

Tajikistan's chess player Grandmaster (GM) Farrukh Amonatov

won the 15th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess

tournament

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group

entered into a long-term partnership through 2028. This makes Alibaba the worldwide sponsor of OlympicGames through 2028.

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Taken away the Olympic gold medals from three Chinese women weightlifters for doping at 2008 Beijing Games

Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain

Men's singles title of the 2017 Chennai

Open defeating Daniil Medvedev.

Mumbai youngster, Shreyas Mehta

Won the Scottish Junior Open Squash championship at Edinburgh.

Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

Won men's doubles title defeating India's Divij Sharan and Purav Raja in Chennai Open.

Rising Indian squash star Velavan Senthilkumar.

winning the first-ever all-Indian Boys' Under-19 final at the British Junior Open in Sheffield

Sergey Karjakin of Russia

Defeated Norway's Magnus Carlsen in a tie-breaker to win Gold in the World Blitz Chess Championship title in Doha, Qatar

Robert Marchand (105)

Made a record by cycling 22.547km (14 miles) in 1 hour.

In 2012 he had already set a record of cycling 26.927km in

1 hour.

Yoga

Sports Ministry derecognizes Yoga after 15 months being declared a sport.

Arjun Bhati .

Won the first position in the Kids Golf World Championship in Malaysia

Shiva Keshavan, - India,

won his third gold in Asian Luge Championship at Nagano, Japan

Sixteen-time world champion, Pankaj Advani

bagged the National title in 6-red Snooker, the shorter format of the game.

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes named the new teammate who replaced Nico Rosberg

St. Petersburg 2020 Euro Cup football tournament

The official emblem was unveiled in St.Petersburdepicts the Palace Bridge.

Dhruv Sunish .

Won ITF Juniors title at the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad clay courts

Ronnie O’Sullivan

Won a record seventh Masters title against Joe Perry 10­7 in the final at London’s Alexandra Palace.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF)

launched its first ever Indian Women’s League (IWL)

Japan based sumo wrestler Kisenosato

Promoted to the highest rank of the wresting, "Yokozuna"

Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt

Have to hand back one of his nine

Olympicgold medals won in the 4x100m relay event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics due to his Jamaican team­mate Nesta Carter who was tested positive for a banned substance.

The Tokyo Olympic Committee

Announced that Son Goku, a cult anime character from Dragonball Z, will serve as one of its brand ambassadors.

The TOP Committee has been reconstituted

To identify and support potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games under the “Target Olympic Podium” scheme.

Siliguri based Abul Hossain

won the Kolkata Full Marathon

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Constituted an 8-membered committee on January 30, 2017 that would work to prepare an action plan for the next three Olympic Games to be held in 2020, 2024 and 2028.

Top seeded Ace cue Pankaj Advani

Won his seventh national title in the finals of Manisha National Billiards and Snooker Championship

FOOTBALL

Atletico de Kolkata.

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi

wins 2016 Hero Indian Super League beating Kerala

Blasters 5-4

Match Awards:

1.Club award: Atletico de Kolkata

2.ISL Emerging Player of the Match: LalrindikaRalte (Atletico de Kolkata)

3.Hero of the Match: Henrique Sereno Fonseca (Atletico de Kolkata)

Argentina topped in the FIFA’s Team of the 2016 Year title with 1634 points.

However India jumped two places to finish 2016 at 135.

Indian football team jumped six places up to 129th in January 2017 which is the best FIFA ranking in over a decade.

The top 3 positions remain unchanged with Argentina,

Brazil and Germany

Indian Women Football Team

won their fourth consecutive (South Asian Football Federation) SAFF Women’s Championship title defeating Bangladesh 3-1 in the finals at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal

MohunBagan and Chennaiyin

FC striker JejeLalpekhlua

Nominated as the ‘2016 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year.

FIFA ranking

The top 3 positions remain unchanged with Argentina,

Brazil and Germany & Indian football team jumped six places up to 129th .

Indian footballer Jayesh Raimalani

signed a deal through Indo-Spanish football

venture called Spaindia to join the Spanish Football Team

CRICKET

Karun Nair

Scores triple century in test against England, He is the second Indian to do so after VirendraSehwag.

Lord’s Cricket Ground has 4 Indians got place in the ranking.

Released its top 20 players for this calendar year. Indian test skipper Virat Kohli got the number 1 spot.

Shaheed Vijay Singh Parthik(SVSP) Sports

Stadium in Greater Noida

ICC has granted approval for conducting International cricket matches between full time member countries of the game.

India has been ranked as the No. 1

Team in the ICC Test Championship after posting a 4-0 wins over England in the five-match series. The side at the topof the rankings on April 1, 2017 will receive USD 1 million.

Rajasthan Cricket Association

Accepted all the reforms recommended by the Lodha Committee as per Supreme Court directive.

Cricket icon Kapil Dev

Inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ at the Cricket Club of India

Pakistani batsman Babar Azam

Became the fastest player in Pakistan’s One Day International (ODI) history to score 1,000 runs in 21 innings

Gujarat won its maiden Ranji Trophy title

Beating Mumbai at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Man of the Match: Parthiv Patel.

Kane Williamson and ViratKohli

Two batsmen to feature in the top 5 of the ICC rankings in all three formats of the game.

The former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting

Australia’s coaching staff as an assistant to coach the team for next month’s home Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka.

Australian Cricketer Arthur Morris (Posthumously)

Inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Morris, who became the 82nd player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Indian Cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni .

Stepped down as the captain of the Indian team in limited over formatsViratKholi Replaced Him.

India beat hosts Sri Lanka

Cinched the Under-19s Asia Cup title on December 23,

2016 at the R Premadasa Stadium, Srilanka.

Two of Australia’s batsmen, David Boon and Matthew Hayden, and the brilliant women’s all-rounder Betty Wilson

Inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame (ACHoF

The International Cricket Council (ICC)

4 women to be inducted in the strong group of B to conduct the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in February 2017 in Colombo.

Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy 2016-17 season

Bengal won against Delhi in the final at the Feroz Shah

Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

Virat Kohli

Fastest batsman in the world to score 1,000 runs as captain in One-Day Internationals (ODIs

Rajasthan Cricket Association in an Emergent General Meeting (EGM)

Accepted all the reforms recommended by the Lodha Committee

Cricket icon Kapil Dev

Inducted into Legends Club ‘Hall of Fame’ at the Cricket Club of India

Pakistani batsman Babar Azam

Fastest player in Pakistan’s One Day International (ODI) history to score 1,000 runs in 21innings during the 3rd ODI against Australia.

Ranji Trophy

Gujarat won its maiden title by 5 wickets after beating Mumbai at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Man of the

Match: Parthiv Patel.

TENNIS

China’s Grand Slam Champion Li Xiaoxia

Announces Retirement from Table Tennis

Australian Open - 2017 Overview

The 105th edition of the Australian Open tournament

2017 was held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia from January 16 to January 29, 2017.

Men’s Singles

Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal

Women’s Singles

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Men’s Doubles

Henri Kontinen /John

Peers

Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan

Women’s Doubles

BethanieMattek- Sands /Lucie

Safarova

Croatia’s Ivan Dodig/Sania Mirz

Mixed Doubles

Abigail Spears /Juan Sebastian Cabal

Andrea Hlavackova/Peng

Shuai

Qatar Open

Men’s Singles

Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

United Kingdom Andy

Murray

Men’s Doubles

French pair JeremyChardy and Fabrice Martin

Canada VasekPospisil / Czech Republic RadekStepanek,

HOCKEY

India surpassed South Korea

Finishes with the bronze medal at the 4th Women’s U18

Asia Cup 2016 hockey tournament in Bangkok

India Beat Belgium

Wins 2016 FIH Junior Hockey World

Cupat Lucknow’s Major Dhyan Chand Stadium and reclaimed the crown after 15 long years.

The Captain of Indian men’s Hockey Team, PR

Sreejesh

Selected as a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes’ Committee by the FIH Executive Board.

BOXING

Boxer-Sarita Devi

First ever female boxer from India to step into the world of professional boxing.

The Indian Women’s boxing team

Placed third at the 6th Nations Cup held in Vrbas,

Serbia on January 15, 2017. India won total six medals. Kazakhstan won the tournament at first spot.

AbbuAmmaz (8)

A class 2 student from Jammu and Kashmir has bagged the gold medal in Thai Boxing Championship

AIBA has voted unanimously to grant full membership to the recently-formed Boxing Federation of India (BFI)

Indian boxing star Vijendrasingh

Defeats Francis Cheka to Retain WBO-Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Title in New Delhi.

Asian games Bronze-Medallist boxer, Santa Devi

First ever female boxer from India to step into the world of professional boxing.

The Indian Women’s boxing team coached by Gurbax Singh Sandhu

Placed third at the 6th Nations Cup held in Vrbas,

Serbia

BADMINTON

Syed Modi International Grand Prix

women’s singles title

PV Sindhu

Gregoria Mariska

Men’s Single

Sameer Verma

B Sai Praneeth

mixed doubles

Pranaav Jerry

Chopra /N Sikki Reddy

Ashwini Ponnappa/ B Sumeeth Reddy

2017 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix

Men’s Singles

Ng Ka Long(Hong Kong)

Lee Hyun-il(South Korea)

Women’s Singles

Saina Nehwal(India)

Pornpawee

Chochuwong(Thailand)

Men’s Doubles

Berry Angriawan & Hardianto9 Indonesia)

Goh Sze Fei & Nur Izzuddin(Malaysia)

Women’s Doubles

Jongkolphan Kititharakul

&Rawinda

Prajongjai(Thailand)

Poon Lok Yan & Tse

Ying Suet(Hong Kong)

Mixed Doubles

Tan Kian Meng & Lai Pei Jing9 Malaysia)

Goh Soon Huat & Shevon Jemie Lai(Malaysia)

 
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