Sports Current Affairs 2017

Karamjyoti Dala wins bronze medal at World Para Athletics

India’s Karamjyoti Dalal has won bronze medal at the World Para Athletics Championships 2017 in the discus-throw. In the women’s F55 category of discus-throw, she managed a throw of 19.02 m.

Earlier, Sundar Singh Gurjar had opened India’s account at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships by winning gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event. Later, Amit Saroha won silver medal in the club throw event in the F-51 category.

Karamjyoti Dala

Karamjyoti Dala was originally a part of the national Kabaddi setup. But she had to give up the sport after she took a fall from her terrace, that resulted in her losing her motor sensations for a year. But she took up discus throw in 2014. Since then her performance has gone from being unranked in the top-10 in the world. Currently she is ranked World No.8. She had secured a fourth-place finish at the IPC Para-athletics championships in 2015. She had won two bronze medals at the 2014 Asian Games held in Beijing, China.

About World Para Athletics Championships

The World Para Athletics Championships are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Prior to 2017, it was known as the IPC Athletics World Championships. It features athletics events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. The first IPC Athletics World Championships were held in Berlin, Germany in 1994.

 

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Roger Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title

Switzerland’s Roger Federer won 2017 Wimbledon title in the men’s single category. In the final match he defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia by 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 score.

It was Federer’s record eighth Wimbledon title and overall 19th Grand Slam. With this victory, 36-year old Federer also became Wimbledon’s oldest champion, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was 32 when he won in 1976.

Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title beating Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. The 36-year old Federer is also Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976. He also became the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set in the entire tournament.

Other Category winners

Women’s single

Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) defeated Venus Williams (United States) by 7–5, 6–0 score to win her first Wimbledon title in the women’s single category.

Men’s Doubles

Łukasz Kubot (Poland) and Marcelo Melo (Brazil) pair defeated Oliver Marach (Austria) and Mate Pavić (Croatia) pair to win 2017 Wimbledon title in Men’s Doubles category.

Women’s Doubles

Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina defeated Chan Hao-ching (Chinese Taipei) and Monica Niculescu (Romania) to win 2017 Wimbledon title in Women’s Doubles category.

Mixed Doubles

Jamie Murray (United Kingdom) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) defeated Henri Kontinen (Finland) and Heather Watson (United Kingdom) to win 2017 Wimbledon title in mixed Doubles category.

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