Sports Current Affairs 2018

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P V Sindhu wins silver World Championships 2018 of Badminton

Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu finished second best winning silver medal at World Championships 2018 of Badminton in women’s singles category held at Nanjing, China. It makes Sindhu only Indian to have four world championships podium finishes. Earlier she had won two bronze medals at 2013 (Guangzhou) and 2014 (Copenhagen) editions.

World Championships 2018 Winners

Men’s singles: Kento Momota of Japan won the title (gold medal) with 21-13, 21-11 victory over China’s Shi Yuqi. With this victory, he became the first Japanese man to win the Championships.

Women’s singles: Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain won this title by defeating India’s P V Sindhu by 19-21 10-21 score.. With this victory, Marin became the first woman shuttler to win the world championships thrice. She had earlier won the title in 2014 (Copenhagen) and 2015 (Jakarta).

Men’s doubles: Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen won the title by defeating Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda

Women’s doubles: Japanese pair of Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara won the title by defeating another Japanese pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.

Mixed doubles: Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong won the title by defeating another Chinese pair of Wang Yilü and Huang Dongping.

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Government selects 734 athletes for Khelo-India scholarships

Sports Authority of India (SAI) under Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has cleared 734 athletes for the scholarship under the Khelo India Talent Development Scheme. They were selected High Powered Committee of SAI. Through this programme, the athletes will get training at government-accredited residential academies. They will be provided with annual stipend of Rs. 1,20,000 on quarterly basis to meet their out of pocket expenses, treatment of injuries and other expenses.

Sports academies

The High Powered Committee for the first time also has accredited various private, state and SAI academies to create strong ecosystem for nurturing talent. It includes 21 non-SAI academies as well. The rationale behind it is to develop more such academies so that young athletes can get access to best training without having to travel long distances.

Khelo India Talent Development Scheme

The scheme was introduced by Ministry of Sports and Youth affairs to revive sports culture in India at grass-root level. Its objective is to build strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as great sporting nation. It aims to help scout young talent from schools in various disciplines and groom them as future sports champions. Under it, talented players are identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels by High-Powered Committed and each selected player is provided annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh for 8 years.

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