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Lewis Hamilton Wins Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has won the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position in the Formula One championship. This is Hamilton’s 55th career win and second win of the season. Mercedes’s Hamilton finished 3.4 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Third position was occupied by Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

Spanish Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race which is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. The event which celebrated its centenary in 2013 is currently held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona. The race has become a part of the Formula One World Championship since 1968 and is held at various venues.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver. He is a three time Formula One World Champion. He won his first title in 2008. Hamilton also received the distinction of becoming the first black driver to race in Formula One. He also has the distinction of becoming the first driver in the history of F1 to have made to the podium after having started at 20th place or lower at least 3 times. Hamilton has won 55 Grand Prix which is the second highest of all behind only Michael Schumacher with 99 victories.

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Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran bags Silver Medals at the Asian Wrestling Championship

Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat & Divya Kakran have bagged silver medals at the Asian Wrestling Championship held at the KD Jadhav Stadium in New Delhi. Though wrestler Sakshi, India’s bronze medallist at the Rio Olympics was strong in her first two rounds against Uzbekistan’s Nabira Esenbaeva and then Kazakhstan’s Ayaulym Kassymova, she was defeated by Rio Gold medallist Risako Kawai of Japan and got settled for a silver medal in the 60 kg category.

Divya Kakran and Vinesh Phogat bagged silver in the 69 kg and 55kg categories respectively.

In the championship, 112 freestyle,103 Greco-Roman and 83 female wrestlers are competing for 24 Gold and Silver, and 48 bronze medals. Asian Wrestling Championships are organized every year by the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC). While the men’s wrestling tournament began in 1979, women’s tournament began in 1996.  

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