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Indian table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh

Bagged both the singles and doubles gold at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF Challenge Chile Open in Santiago, Chile.

Table Tennis -India

Win all 10 gold medals in South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships held in Mount Lavinia, near Colombia in

Sri Lanka

Spain’s Rafael Nadal

Beat Dominic Thiem to win Mutua Madrid Open at La CajaMagica in Madrid, Spain. This is Nadal’s fifth Mutua Madrid Open title win and 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.

Rafael Nadal

Beat Dominic Thiem of Austria in the final to win the Barcelona Open for a record 10th time.

Indian tennis player Leander Paeshas

won Tallahassee Challenger Men’s Doubles title defeating Leonardo Mayer and Maximo Gonzalez.

Italian Open 2017




Men’s Singles

Alexander Zverev (Germany)

Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

Women’s Singles

Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)

Simona Halep (Romania)

Men’s Doubles

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France)

Nicolas Mahut (France)

Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

Marcel Granollers (Spain)


Harmanpreet Kaur

First Indian women cricketer to play in England’s T20 league

ICC ODI Batsman Rankings

India captain Virat Kholi place third in the top 10 of the

ICC Players Rankings for ODIs. The Same List topped by

AB De Villiars of SA.

ESPN World Fame 100 Rankings

Indian cricketers Virat Kohli(13th), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (15th) Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, have featured in this year’s Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo topped the list.

Diary Major Amul

Will be prime sponsor of the New Zealand cricket team in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy

Annual update of ICC Twenty20 International team rankings (May 1, 2017).

India has dropped two places to slip to fourth position. The Rankings topped by New Zealand.

Mumbai Indians

Win IPL title for third time beating Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the Grand Finale at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

India retained its No.1 position

In the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings.

The International Cricket Council (ICC)

Hiked the prize money for 2017 Champions Trophy by $500,000, making it $4.5 million with a winner’s share of $2.2 million.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Bagged with International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards for 2017.

India women’s cricketers Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut

The first-ever pair to share a record 320-run partnership in One-Day International in a match against Ireland.

Indian fast bowler, Jhulan Goswami

Made record as highest wicket-taker in women’s one-day international (181 wickets in 153 matches).


Mercedes’ Finnish driver ValtteriBottas

Won Russian Grand Prix


Mercedes’ Driver Lewis Hamilton

wins Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel

won Monaco Grand Prix

Arjun Maini

First Indian to Win a GP3 Race Series in Barcelona, Spain


Football club Manchester United

Won the Europa League title after defeating Ajax

Amsterdam in the final match.

Aizawl FC

Script history, become first north-east club to win I-League title beating Mohun Bagan by 1-0.

Arsenal Team

beat Chelsea 2-1 to win FA Cup for 13th time. The match was held at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

FIFA rankings

Indian football team has raised to be ranked 100th for the first time ever in over two decades. Brazilian Team topped the list.

Harpreet Singh

Wins bronze at Asian Wrestling Championship the K.D. Jadhav arena in the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Unveils logo(Olly Turtle is the mascot), Mascot for 22nd Asian Athletics Championship, It will be held at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar.


India’s Performance at Asian Wrestling Championship, New Delhi

  • Indian wrestlers bagged total 10 medals (1 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze).
  • In men's freestyle category, Iran won the championship title with 71 points, followed by Japan with 55 points and Uzbekistan with 49 points. India finished at eight position with 33 points.
  • Among women’s teams, Japan won the title. Indian women's team finished second.


Gold Medal Winner (Men Wrestler)

Bajrang Punia

Silver Medal Winners (Female Wrestlers)

Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Divya Kakran and Sarita

Silver Medal Winner (Men Wrestler)


Bronze Medal Winners (Female Wrestlers)

Jyoti and Ritu Phogat

Bronze Medal Winner (Men Wrestler)

Harpreet Singh and Anil Kumar



First Indian to clinch the Asian Squash title with a thrilling win over compatriot Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the women's final held in Chennai.

Indian squash player RamitTandon

Won his first professional title in squash on 14 May

2017. He beats his Indian counterpart, Kush Kumar in the

Sys Open 2017.


Great Britain

wins Sultan Azlan Shah Cup beating Australia; India finishes third. The final match was held on May 6, 2017 in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Hockey Him

crowned champions of 7th Junior Women's Hockey C'ship beating Hockey Mizoram in the 7th Junior National

Hockey Championship 2017 (Women).


won the Ice Hockey World Championship title for the 10th Time. This win is Sweden's first in four tries against



R.R. Laxman of Integral Coach Factory

Won the All India Open Rapid World Chess

Federation (FIDE) Rating Chess Tournament.

India's R Vaishali

won the women's title in the Asian Continental Blitz Chess Championship in Chengdu, China, on May 21, 2017. She drew her final round game against Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya of Mongolia.

Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna

Registered his first win at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix.

Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna

won against RussianGM Ian Nepomniachtchi. Pentala Harikrishna beats Ian Nepomniachtchi in 8th round was held in Moscow.


Indian Boxer Shiva Thapa

won a silver medal at the Asian Boxing

Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He lost the final match to Elnur Abduraimov from Uzbekistan.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) -the governing body of Basketball in US inaugurated its first ever academy in India in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The South African government had lifted a ban on the country's rugby union after it made progress improving racial diversity in the sport. It gets approval to bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup.

India Para Athletics Team

Claimed a gold medal and a bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix being held in Beijing, China.

Grand Prix of Liberation

Heena Sindhu wins bronze, India come back with 7 medals

Javelin thrower Devender Singh

2nd Indian javelin thrower to qualify for London Worlds

Mohammad Anas from Kerala

Breaked the national record in men's 400m race and won a gold medal at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix

Athletics Meet in New Delhi.


Won 2 gold medals in the first Asia level yoga competition in Thailand. She has won in the junior category (13 to 15 years).

Bengaluru FC

Beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to be crowned the Federation

Cup champions at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha.

A High-Level Committee on 7-member Scouts and Guides has submitted its Final Report to Minister for State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Vijay Goel with various recommendations. A committee was headed by Harsh Malhotra.

Egyptian Omar Hegazy

First amputee to swim across Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba

South Korea

Win 2017 Sudirman Cup defeating China won badminton's Sudirman Cup for the first time in 14 years on 28th of May, 2017 in Gold Coast Australia.

Fencer Bhavani Devi

Become first Indian to win a Gold Medal in an

International fencing tournament held at Reykjavik in Iceland.



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