Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

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Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019

AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 was hosted by Ulan-Ude, Russia from 3 to 13 October 2019. The best female boxers in the world competed in 11th edition of the female elite competition for the most prestigious boxing titles in word. Around 224 competitors from 57 nations participated.

The AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be returning to Russia after 2005 when the city of Podolsk hosted the tournament.

India’s Performance

India’s Debutant Manju Rani (48kg) scripted history as she became the first Indian woman boxer in 18 years to enter the finals of Women’s World Boxing Championship in her maiden appearance. She stormed to the finals of World Boxing Championships in Russia with a win 4-1 win over her opponent Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand.

In the finals she won silver medal after going down 1-4 against the host nation’s second-seeded boxer Ekaterinal Paltceva.

Other three Indian pugilists, includes- Mary Kom, Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain

M C Mary Kom lost her semi-final bout against Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey and won bronze medal in 51 kg category.

India’s Debutante Jamuna Boro also had to content with a bronze medal (in 54kg semifinal) after she lost to Huang Hsiao-Wen of Chinese Taipei with an unanimous 5:0.

Lovlina Borgohain won bronze in 69kg after losing in semifinal to Yang Liu of China.

World Youth Chess Championship 2019

The World Youth Chess Championship concluded in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 12 October 2019. India ended the World Youth Chess Championship by bagging 7 medals including 1 gold and 3 silver and 3 bronze medals. Only the Under-16 Girls category proved to be elusive for India in the chess championship.

The 14 year old R Praggnanandhaa of India emerged as unconquered king in World Youth Chess Championship by claiming the coveted gold in Under-18 Open category.

NOTE: The World Youth Chess Championship is a chess competition for boys and girls under the age of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. Every year 12 world champions are crowned.

Winners of World Youth Chess Championship 2019:

U18 Open: Praggnanandhaa R. (INDIA) 9.0; Shant Sargsyan (ARMENIA) 8.5; Artur Davtyan (ARM) 8.0

U18 Girls: Polina Shuvalova (RUSSIA) 8.5; Vantika Agrawal (INDIA) 8.0; Alexandra Obolentseva (RUSSIA) 7.5

U16 Open: Rudik Makarian (RUSSIA) 8.5; Stefan Pogosyan (RUSSIA) 8.0; Aronyak Ghosh (INDIA) 8.0

U16 Girls: Leya Garifullina (RUSSIA) 8.5; Nurgali Nazerke (Kazakhstan) 8.5; Anousha Mahdian (IRI) 8.0

U14 Open: Aydin Suleymanli (Azerbaijan) 9.0; Srihari L R (INDIA) 8.0; Sreeshwan Maralakshikari (INDIA) 8.0

U14 Girls: Meruert Kamalidenova (Kazakhstan) 8.5; Divya Deshmukh (INDIA) 8.0; Rakshitta Ravi (INDIA) 8.0