32nd Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey
From 10th to 16th September 2018, 32nd Ahmet Comert Boxing Tournament was held in Istanbul, Turkey.
i. Indian women boxers won a total of 7 medals: 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. Indian women’s team finished second in the tournament.
ii. India’s Bhagyabati Kachari received the most scientific boxer of the tournament award.
|1||Light Fly (48kg)||Gold||Monika Monika|
|2||Light Welter (64kg)||Gold||Simranjit Kaur Baatth|
|3||Light Heavy (81kg)||Gold||Bhagyabati Kachari|
|4||Fly (51kg)||Silver||Pinki Rani|
|5||Bantam (54kg)||Silver||M.Kumari Devi Maisnam|
|6||Light (57kg)||Bronze||Sonia Sonia|
|7||Super Heavy (+81kg)||Bronze||Kavita Cehahal|
2018 Japan Open (badminton) tournament
From 11th to 16th September 2018, 2018 Japan Open (badminton) tournament also known as Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open 2018 was held at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza in Tokyo, Japan.
i. 2018 Japan Open is the 16th tournament of the 2018 BWF World Tour. It is part of the Japan Open championships that are held since 1977.
ii. This tournament was organized by Nippon Badminton Association and sanctioned by the BWF (Badminton World Federation). Total prize money for the tournament was $700,000.
|Men’s Singles||Kento Momota (Japan)||Khosit Phetpradab (Thailand)|
|Women’s Singles||Carolina Marín (Spain)||Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)|
|Men’s Doubles||Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia)||Junhui Li, Yuchen Liu (China)|
|Women’s Doubles||Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota (Japan)||Qingchen Chen, Yifan Jia (China)|
|Mixed Doubles||Zheng Siwei, Huang Yaqiong (China)||Yilyu Wang, Dongping Huang (China)|
Former Odisha minister Dolagobinda Pradhan passes away
On 17th September 2018, freedom fighter and former Odisha Minister Dolagobinda Pradhan died at his home following a short term illness, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Death of Dolagobinda Pradhan:
i. Dolagobinda Pradhan was 93 years old. He was born on June 7, 1929 in Dihasahi of Cuttack, Odisha.
ii. He was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He participated in the Quit India Movement in 1942. He was imprisoned by the British government for 3 years and 2 months.
iii. He started his political career by joining the Indian National Congress (INC). He was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Cuttack Sadar constituency 2 times between 1980 and 1990.
iv. He was the Urban Development Minister of Odisha from 1989 to 1990.
Some National Parks in Odisha:
♦ Simlipal National Park
♦ Bhitarkanika National Park