Sports Current Affairs 2017

H S Prannoy wins US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton title

Ace Indian Shuttler H S Prannoy won the 2017 Yonex US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament title. It was his third grand prix gold title of badminton.

In the final match held at Anaheim, California, Prannoy defeated his compatriot Parupalli Kashyap by 21-15, 20-22, 21-12. In the women’s singles category of the tournament, Aya Ohori of Japan won the final by defeating Michelle Li of Canada.

It was the second time in this season that two Indians fought for title at international badminton. Earlier in April 2017, K Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth had played against each other in finals of Singapore Open with Sai Praneeth winning his maiden Super Series title.

The 2017 US Open Grand Prix Gold, was the eleventh Grand Prix’s badminton tournament of the 2017 BWF Grand Prix and overall eight Grand Prix Gold title of  2017 BWF Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament.

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England wins 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup

England’s women’s cricket team won 2017 ICC World Cup title by defeating India by 9 runs at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. It was England’s fourth Women’s World Cup title. Besides the inaugural edition in 1973, England had won the World Cup in 1993 and 2009 as well.

In this edition of World Cup, Tammy Beaumont of England was awarded Player of the Series title. She had made most runs (410) in the tournament. Dane van Niekerk of South Africa took most wickets (15) in the tournament.

The 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup was the eleventh edition of the Cup since 1973, and the third to be held in England after 1973 and 1993 tournaments. Notably, it was India’s second appearance in the Women’s World Cup final, having lost to Australia in 2005.

About ICC Women’s World Cup

The Women’s Cricket World Cup is the oldest and most prestigious international women’s cricket tournament currently organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The first edition was held in England in 1973. To date, eleven World Cups have been played in five different countries, with India and England having hosted the for record three times. Australia has won the women’s cricket world Cup for record six times (1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005, 2013) followed by England (four titles- 1973, 1993, 2009, 2017) and New Zealand (one title- 2000).

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