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TNPSC Current Affairs Sports May 1-15, 2016


1. Mark Selby won 2016 World Snooker Championship 
  • Ace snooker player Mark Selby from England has won the 2016 World  Snooker Championship title of Snooker. In the final match played in Sheffield, Selby defeated China’s Ding Junhui by 18-14 score. 
2. Seven Indian Badminton players qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Seven Indian Badminton players have officially earned the qualification for the forthcoming Rio Olympics scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Brazil. 
  • They are Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K. Srikanth, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy.
3. ISSF Junior World Cup: Indian wins 3 Gold, 1 Bronze medals in 
  • Indian shooters have won three Gold medals and one Bronze on the opening day of the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Junior World Cup held in Suhl, Germany. 
  • Indian shooters won two Gold medals in the team events of men’s 25m standard pistol and women’s 50m rifle prone competitions respectively. 
  • The men’s team comprised of Rituraj Singh, Shivam Shukla and Arjun Das. The women team comprised of Gaayathri Nithyanadam, Sonika and Ayushi Podder. 
4. Two Indian women wrestlers Qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics 
  • Two Indian women wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik have qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics scheduled to be held in August 2016. 
5. Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup 2016: Pakistan Champion
  • Pakistan has won the 3rd edition of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) by defeating India. 
  • In the final match held at Pakistan Ordinance Factory Sports Complex in Wah Cantonment, Pakistan defeated India by 50-31 points. This is Pakistan’s second successive win in the Asian Kabaddi title as they had won it in 2012.
6. Leicester City wns English Premier League Champion
  • Leicester City FC was win the championship of the of English Premier League title for 2015-16 season without playing as nearest challenger Tottenham Hotspur FC. 
  • This is the first time in the Leicester City FC’s 132-year history it became the champion of the England.
7. Archery World Cup India wins 1 silver, 2 bronze 
  • Indian women’s team has won silver medal in the recurve team final ofArchery World Cup held at the Yuanshen Stadium in Shanghai, China. Women’s team comprised of Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi Laishram and Laxmirani Majhi. 
8. Mark Selby won 2016 World Snooker Championship 
  • Ace snooker player Mark Selby from England has won the 2016 World Championship title of Snooker. In the final match played in Sheffield, Selby defeated China’s Ding Junhui by 18-14 score. 
9.  Seven Indian Badminton players qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Seven Indian Badminton players have officially earned the qualification for the forthcoming Rio Olympics scheduled to be held inAugust 2016 in Brazil. 
  • They are Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K. Srikanth, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy.
10. ISSF Junior World Cup: Indian wins 3 Gold, 1 Bronze medals in 
  • Indian shooters have won three gold medals and one bronze on the opening day of the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Junior World Cup held in Suhl, Germany. 
  • Indian shooters won two gold medals in the team events of men’s 25m standard pistol and women’s 50m rifle prone competitions respectively. 
  • The men’s team comprised of Rituraj Singh, Shivam Shukla and Arjun Das. The women  team comprised of Gaayathri Nithyanadam, Sonika and Ayushi Podder. 
11. Two Indian Women Wrestlers Qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics 
  • Two Indian women wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik have qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics scheduled to be held in August 2016. 
12. Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup 2016: Pakistan Champion
  • Pakistan has won the third edition of the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) by defeating India. In the final match held at Pakistan Ordinance Factory Sports Complex in Wah Cantonment, Pakistan defeated India by 50-31 points. 
  • This is Pakistan’s second successive win in the Asian Kabaddi title as they had won it in 2012.
13. Leicester City wns English Premier League Champion
  • Leicester City FC was win the championship of the of English Premier League title for 2015-16 season without playing as nearest challenger Tottenham Hotspur FC. 
  • This is the first time in the Leicester City FC’s 132-year history it became the champion of the England.
14. Archery World Cup India wins 1 silver, 2 bronze 
  • Indian women’s team has won silver medal in the recurve team final ofArchery World Cup held at the Yuanshen Stadium in Shanghai, China.Women’s team comprised of Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi Laishram and Laxmirani Majhi. 
15. Vijender Singh beats Andrzej Soldra to win sixth pro fight
  • Indian boxing star Vijender Singh's rampaging winning streak remained intact as he carved out a sixth successive knockout victory by battering Poland's Andrzej Soldra.
  • Fighting the first eight-round contest of his fledgling pro career, Vijender completed yet another dominating win barely a minute into the third round.
16. Anil Kumble retained ICC Cricket Committee head, Rahul Dravid made member
  •  Former India captain Anil Kumble has been re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years while his one-time team-mate Rahul Dravid was named member of the top panel.
17. Shashank Manohar elected as Chairman of ICC
  • Former BCCI President Shashank Manohar has been elected unopposed as the first independent Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). 
18. Ritu Rani, Raghunath & Dharamvir recommended for Arjuna Award
  • Hockey India has recommended Women's Hockey Team captain Ritu Rani, VR Raghunath and Dharamvir Singh for the Arjuna Award. Hockey India said in a statement that the players have been recommended as they have done India proud by earning several accolades internationally. 
  • Hockey India has also recommended Sylvanus Dung Dung for the Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award. Veteran Coach C. R Kumar has been recommended for the Dronacharya Award.
19. Wrestlers Ravinder Khatri, Babita Kumari bag Rio Olympic berths
  • Wrestlers Ravinder Khatri and Babita Kumari have secured Rio Olympic berths. Khatri was awarded the berth in the Greco-Roman 85 kg category after Kenzheev Zhanarbek of Kyrgystan failed the dope test at the Asian Olympic qualifier.
  • Babita also booked a ticket to Rio after Sumiya Erdenechimeg failed the test in 53kg freestyle division.The qualification of the two grapplers took India's quota to Rio from Wrestling to eight.Rio Games begin on the 5th of August.

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