Double World Title in 2017 for Pankaj Advani: Wins Snooker Championship after World Billiards

Pankaj Advani completed a rare double of World Championship in Billiards and Snooker as he won World Snooker Champion 2017 at Doha. Earlier in 2017, he also won World Billiards Championship. This was his 5th World Snooker Championship title and overall 18th World Championship title, winning 13 in Billiards.

Kabaddi Asiam Championships 2017: Double Dhamaal as Indian Teams Win Men and Women Titles

Indians asserted their supremacy in Kabaddi further as they won Men and Women Titles at Kabaddi Asian Championship 2017 held at Iran. Indian Men defeated Pakistan 36-22 while Women’s team defeated South Korea 42-20. Indian Men had thrashed Pakistan 44-18 at group stage too and finished the championship undefeated. Ajay Thakur led the Indian men’s team while Abhilasha Mhatre led the women’s team. Surjeet and Priyanka were respective vice captains of Men’s and Women’s Champions.

World Wrestling Championships Under-23: Vinod Kumar and Bajrang Punia Bag Silver Medals

Asian Champions Bajrang Punia and Vinod Kumar Omprakash bag Silver medals at U23 World Championship. This was India’s third medal at the World Championship. Only other medal was won by Ritu Phogat. In Freestyle, Indian Men’s team earned 21 points to finish 9th 42 teams.

Super Sunday for Indian Badminton: 5 Titles, 6 Runners Up in 3 Tournaments

Indian Badminton celebrated a super Sunday (Nov 26) as the shuttlers won 5 titles and finished Runners up in 6 events of 3 different tournaments. While Sindhu finished Runners up at Hong Kong Open Super Series, Indians bagged 3 titles at India International Series and 2 titles at Para-Badminton World Championships 2017. Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar won two titles, while Lakshya Sen defended his 2016 title and Tanishq bagged the Singles Titles at India International Series that also saw Men’s Doubles team winning. Indians increased their title wins to 39 titles in 2017.

2017 Youth Women’s World Boxing Championship: Indian Girls Finish on Top Among 31 countries

The host Indians finished on top as 5 countries won the 10 Gold medals in the 2017 Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships held at Guwahati where 160 boxers from 31 countries participated. Overall 19 countries won at least one medal as after winning maximum 5 Gold medals, Indians finished on top of the medal table with 7 medals. All the finalists that included Nitu, Jyoti Singh, Sakshi Choudhary, Shashi Chopra and Ankushita Boro struck Gold. While Russia had the maximum 6 finalists, they had to finish second with 2 Gold medals as USA, South Korea and Kazakhstan won a Gold medal each. Russians finished 2nd with 6 medals.

Hong Kong Open Super Series: 2nd seed Sindhu Ends Runners up for 2nd consecutive year

PV Sindhu finished Runners up at Hong Kong Open Super Series 2017 again for the second consecutive year. In the repeat of 2016 finals, Sindhu lost again in the final to World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying, who won her second consecutive Hong Kong Open Super Series title. Despite her impeccable performance, the defeat prevented 2nd seed Sindhu from becoming the third Indian after Prakash Padukone and Saina Nehwal to win the title. While Lee Chong Wei returning to winning ways after 8 months, chinese won two doubles and Indonesians won one title.

Women’s Youth World Championships 2017: 5 out of 10 Events have Indian Finalists

Out of 10 events, Indian women will contest for Gold in 5 events. Nitu and Sakshi joined Jyoti, Shashi, and Ankushita in the finals to be played on Sunday, Nov 26 at 4 p.m. IST at Guwahati. Overall, the finals of 10 events have 6 from Russia, 5 from India, 3 from Kazakhstan, 2 each from England and USA, 1 each from Vietnam, Korea and Italy. Check today’s Indian results and order of final matches on Nov 26.

Hong Kong Open 2017: PV Sindhu in Final, Tai Tzu Ying in Her Way to be 3rd Indian to Win here and Grab 3 Super Series Title in a Year!

PV Sindhu registered another impressive win and entered her second consecutive Hong Kong Open Super Series Finals. While other Indians lost in Round 2, she has registered convincing wins over last week’s 2017 China Open Super Series winner Akane Yamaguchi and 2017 Denmark Open winner Intanon. Now, in a repeat of 2016 Hong Kong Open finals Sindhu meets Tai Tzu Ying. While the win will be a sweet revenge of her loss last year at Hong Kong, it will get her in the elite list of Indians (with Saina Nehwal and Srikanth) who have won 3 or more Super Series Finals in a calendar year. Prakash Padukone in 1982 and Saina Nehwal in 2010 had won Hong Kong Open titles.

World Wrestling Championships Under-23: Ritu Phogat Bags Silver, Two Lost Bronze Medal Matches

Ritu Phogat won Silver in 48 Kg event at World Wrestling Championships Under-23 being held from Nov 21 to 21 at Poland. She lost to Evin (Turkey) in the final. Among 25 participating nations, Indian women finished 8th in ranking with 24 points. They won 9 points in 48 Kg, 6 points each in 69 Kg and 75 Kg with 3 points in 58 Kg. Japanese women won 6 of the 8 events in Women category. Turkey and France won 1 Gold each. While Indian women contingent did not participate in all the events, Indian Men will participate in all the events of Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Check results of all Indian wrestlers and Men’s Squads.

Women’s Youth World Championships 2017: 3 Indians in Final, 3 More to Play Semis

The Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship 2017 being held at Guwahati saw 7 Indians in semifinals. Today, in the first round of semifinals today, out of 5 events Indians played for a place in finals in 4 events and 3 Indians reached the finals. Jyoti, Shashi and Ankushita reached the final while Neha had to settle for Bronze. Tomorrow in second round of semifinals, three more Indians will participate for a place in finals. Check the results, and schedule for semifinals tomorrow and also finals.

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