sports current affairs 2019 part 1

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Mascots for Tokyo 2020

  • Miraitowa & Someity
  • President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Birendra Prasad Baishya, has been named Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

 

Which of these was not a mascot for Asian Games 2018?

  • Bhin-Bhin
  • Atung
  • Kaka
  • Mina

Mascots :

  1. Bhin-Bhin – Bird
  2. Atung – The Bawean Deer
  3. Kaka – Rhino

Asian Games 2018

  • Neeraj Chopra was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony
  • Flag bearer – Closing ceremony : Rani Rampal

India Ranked 8Th in Medal Tally

  • Gold – 15
  • Silver – 24
  • Bronze – 30
  • Total – 69

Bajrang Punia

  • Won – Wrestling ( Men’s freestyle 65 kg )
  • Born – Jhajjar, Haryana

Vinesh Phogat

  • Won : Women’s Freestyle 50 kg
  • Born : Bhiwani, Haryana
  • Became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Games.

Saurabh Chaudhary

  • Won : Men’s 10 metre air pistol
  • Born : Kalina village , Meerut , Uttar Pradesh
  • India’s youngest ever (16 years) Asian Games gold medal winner

Rahi Sarnobat

  • Won : Women’s 25m Air Pistol
  • State : Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • Rahi Sarnobat became the first Indian woman shooter to win gold at the Asian Game

Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh

  • Won : Rowing : Men’s quadruple sculls

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan

  • Won : Lawn Tennis : Men’s doubles
  • Rohan Bopanna : Bengaluru
  • Divij Sharan: New Delhi

Tajinderpal Singh Toor

  • Won: Men’s shot put
  • Born: Khosa Pando village in Moga district, Punjab.
  • He threw the iron ball to 20.75m to win the gold and set a national record as well. He bettered the sixyear-old record of 20.69m in the name of Om Prakash Karhana
  • Toor’s effort was also an Asian Games record

Neeraj Chopra

  • Won: Men’s javelin throw
  • Born : Panipat,Haryana
  • Chopra’s gold is India’s only second medal in javelin throw in Asian Games history after Gurtej Singh won a bronze in 1982 in New Delhi.

Arpinder Singh

  • Won : Athletics : Men’s triple jump
  • Born : Amritsar, Punjab
  • Arpinder Singh clinched India’s first men’s triple jump gold in 48 years with a jump of 16.77m in the Asian Game

Manjit Singh

  • Won : Men’s 800 metres
  • Born : Haryana
  • India’s last gold in men’s 800m was won by Charles Borromeo in 1982 Asian Games

Swapna Barman

  • Won : Women’s heptathlon
  • Born : Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • She has six toes in both her feet
  • Swapna’s triumph in the women’s heptathlon is the firstever gold for India in the event at the Asiad. Swapna posted a score of 6026 points

Jinson Johnson

  • Won : Men’s 1500 metres
  • Born : Kozhikode, Kerala
  • Johnson earlier won a silver in the 800m event.

Hima Das, MR Poovamma, Saritaben Gayakwad and VK Vismaya

  • Won : Women’s 4×400 relay

Amit Panghal

  • Won : Boxing : Light flyweight (49 kg)
  • Born : Mayna village of Rohtak district, Haryana
  • Amit Panghal defeated 2016 Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan

Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar

  • Won : Bridge : Men’s pair
  • The sport of bridge has been introduced for the first time in the Asian Games.

 

India – 9th

Mascot Jaguar “Pandi”

  • 2022 Summer Youth Olympics – Dakar, Senegal

Medal table

  • India were ranked 17th on the medals tally in 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.

Indian won total 13 medals :

  • Gold : 3
  • Silver : 9
  • Bronze : 1

 

Flag bearer Opening: Manu Bhaker

Flag Bearer Closing: Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Gold Medal Winners

  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga – Weightlifting – Boys’ 62 kg
  • Jeremy Lalrinnunga is an Indian weightlifter from Aizawl, Mizoram. He won India’s first gold medal in the Youth Olympics Games. He is 15 year old

  • Manu Bhaker : Shooting : Girls’ 10 metre air pistol
  • From : Jhajjar, Haryana

  • Saurabh Chaudhary – Shooting – Boys’ 10 metre air pistol
  • From : Meerut, UP

2018 Winter Olympics

  • Only 2 athletes represented India
  • Shiva Keshvan – Luge, Flag Bearer opening ceremony
  • Jagdish Singh (skier)

2018 Winter Paralympics  

 

 

 

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