International Sports News as on 12th August ’17

World Athletics Championship , London

It was another day of unexpected results in the Champions Meet.
1) Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev won the 200 Meters Running Race in just 20.09 seconds and won the Gold Medal. All eyes were on Wade Van Nikeker to win his Second Gold.
2) Like Men’s 200 Meters running event, Women’s 400 Meter Hurdle Race was also a shocking result. American Kori Carter won the Gold Medal.
Dalilah Muhammad, the Olympic Gold Medalist and Zuzann Hejnovha were the main contenders for Gold in this event.
3) India’s Davinder Singh Kang qualified for the finals of Javelin Throw event. When Neeraj Chopra was not able to make it to finals, Devinder threw the Javelin 84.22  Meters to cement his place in finals. One more fact is Devinder Singh had no coach and took assistance from his Sri Lankan fellow Contender.
4)  On the Europe Tour, India faced the Second defeat from Belgium. Silver Medal holders in Olympics Belgian team defeated India 3-1  and hence won the 2  Matches Series 2 -0.
5) Sinquefield Chess Championship
India’s Grand Master and 5 Times world Champion Vishwanathan Anand drew his match against France’s Megzime Lagrave and kept his 1st place constant after the 8th Round of the Tournament.
6) Asian Shotgun Championship,          Asthana,
India’s Maheshwari Chauhan won the bronze medal in Asian Shotgun Championship. She is the First Indian to Win a Medal in this event after 2009.  It has  made all Indians proud.
By Prathmesh
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