Sports Current Affairs 2017

Indian Golfer Arjun Atwal wins inaugural Dubai Open Golf title

Indian Golfer Arjun Atwal has won the Inaugural edition of US $500,000 Dubai Open Golf Championship title.

His inaugural win comes after he holed an up-and-down for a birdie on the 72nd hole to clinch the title held at Dubai Sports City.

His victory comes after gap of 4 years as earlier in 2010, Atwal had won his first and only title on the PGA Tour and win in the Asian Tour in 2008.

In this title, South Korea’s Wang Jeung-hun came second.

Among other Indian golfers, Shiv Kapur was placed at 11th position along with Gaganjeet Bhullar in the overall standings. While, Jeev Milkha Singh was placed at 31st position while Daniel Chopra finished at 35th position.

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Indian men & women teams win 5th Kabaddi World Cup

Indian women and men Kabaddi teams have won the 5th Kabaddi World Cup in their respective matches in the final held at Badal village in Sri Mukatsar district of Punjab.

Women’s Team

  • In the final match of Indian women’s team defeated New Zealand team by score of 27-36.
  • Indian team got a monetary prize of Rs. 1 crore, a trophy and a gold medal while runners up New Zealand team got a prize of Rs. 51 lakh, a trophy and a silver medal.

Men’s Team

  • While in the Indian men’s team defeated Pakistan by score of 45-42.
  • Indian team got monetary prize of Rs. two crore, a trophy, a gold medal and a tractor for each player and the runners up team of Pakistan got a prize of Rs. one crore, a trophy and a silver medal.

5th Kabaddi World Cup Tournament: In total 19 teams 11 in men section and 8 in women section participated in the tournament.

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