List of Important Sports NEWS- January 2016 | GK Updates

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    The List of Important Sports NEWS of the Month January 2016 were given below, candidates those who are preparing for all competitive exams can use this.

    Important Sports News in January 2016
    India has won theSouth Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF) for the seventh time by defeating theAfghanistan (2-1).
    Apoorvi Chandela hasclinched theGold Medal at theSwedish Air Rifle Championship in the 10m-Air Rifle Event.
    Temba Bavuma created history on day four of the2nd test between South Africa-England in Cape Town by becoming theFirst black African to score acentury for the Proteas.
    Australia has won theFrank-Worrell Trophy by defeating theWest Indies in the Test Series.
    Indian junior badminton player,Siril Verma has been named as theNumber one-ranked junior badminton player, according to recently released Badminton World Federation (BWF) Rankings.
    Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis pairwon theBrisbane International title, this was their first title of the new year beating German wildcards Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-1 at the Brisbane International.
    Stanislas Wawrinka his won theChennai Open title for the third consecutive time which was held at the Nungambakkam tennis stadium of Chennai, he defeated Croatian Borna Coric 6-3; 7-5.This is the fourth Chennai Open title for the Swiss player and the third consecutive win, who first won it in 2011.
    The Sports Confederation of Denmark andDanish Jyllands-Posten newspaper voted to awardPoulsen the prize, which is known as Sports Name of the Year and is among the country’s top sports prizes.
    India’s Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis has broke a 22-year-old world record by winning their29th women’s doubles match in a row en route to their entry into the women’s doubles final of theWTA Sydney International.
    Brazilian Football Legend,Ronaldinho has been named as the ambassador of theNagjee International Club Football tournament to be played in Kozhikode, Kerala.
    Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil has been namedGerman Player of the year 2015. This is the 4th time Ozil has won the award, having previously won it consecutively from 2011 to 2013.
    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeat Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in three sets to win theSydney International Title 2016. This was their 30th win in-a-row.
    Indian Batsman Virat Kohli, while playing against Australia in the third ODI, became thefastest cricketer to score 7,000 runs in ODIs. He achieved this feat in 161 international matches.
    The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) banned the ontour Indian Cricket Team from visiting casinos inAustralia, as a pro active image building measure.
    Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson set thehighest T20I partnership of171runs to lead New Zealand to a 10 wicket win in the second T20I.
    Delhi Acers were crowned the champions if Inaugural edition of thepremier Badminton League after they defeated the Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in the final at the DDA Badminton Stadium in New Delhi.
    Wayne Rooney set the premier league record for the most number of goalsscored for a single club by a player, after scoring the winner against Liverpool. He took his tally for Manchester United to176.
    England fast bowler,Stuart Broad   has become thenumber one test bowler in the world after producing a Man of the Match performance in the 3rd test against South Africa.
    Chris Gayle equaled the record forfastest fifty in T20 as he scored his half century off12 balls, thus sharing the record with Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.
    Ronnie O’Sulivan won hissixth Snooker Masters title after defeating Barry Hawkins 10-1 in the final at the Alexandra Palace in London.
    Sahara Force India Academy racerJehan Daruvala has won the New Zealand’s most prestigious events,the Lady Wigram Trophy.
    Seventeen time grand slam winnerLeander Paes crashed out of the Australian Open men’s doubles first round game whileMahesh Bhupathi won his doubles game.
    Indian female Football playerRupa Devi, has been qualified asreferee to officiate international football matches conducted byFIFA.
    Uttar Pradesh won its maidenMushtaq Ali Trophy with a 38 run win over two time champions Baroda in the final played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
    Roger Federer climbed into rarefied territory at theAustralian Open by winning 300th Grand Slam in his carrier.Only Martina Navratilova (306) stands in front of him.
    Two-time World Championship bronze-medalist, India’sP.V. Sindhu has won theMalaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold title after defeating Scotland’s Kristy Gilmour in straight games in the final in Penang.
    TheUEFA Executive committee approved the use ofGoal line Technology for the 2016 Euro Championship and the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League.
    Japan’sIzumo Takuto and Hong Kong’sZhu Chengzhu became champions in the boys’ and girls’ categories, respectively, in the 11Even Sports 2015 ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals at the Abhay Prashal Stadium, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
    India won the first T20 Asia cup cricketfor Blind. In the final clash played at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium of Kochi, India defeated Pakistan by 44 runs.
    TheIndian Women’s team defeated theirAustralian counterparts by 5 wickets in the 1st T20I in Adelaide.
    Deborah Heroldcreated history by becoming the first Indian to qualify for theTrack Cycling World Championships to be held in London in March.
    The International Hockey Federation (IHF) named the Netherlands pair ofRobert Van der Horst and Lidewij Welten as thePlayers of the Year 2015 in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.
    India’sHeena Sidhu qualified for the2016 Rio olympics after clinching the Gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol event on Day one of the Asian shooting championship qualifiers in New delhi.
    Badminton playerSaina Nehwal will head India’s campaign in women’s singles whileKidambi Srikanth will head in men’s singles at the12th South Asian Games (SAG).
    Australian BatsmanDavid Warner has recently won the prestigiousAllan Border Medal 2016.
    The Top Seeded Pair ofSania Mirza and Martina Hingis clinched theAustralian open women’s doubles title after defeating Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova in the finals.
     Pakistan OpenerImran Farhat retired from international cricket. He made the announcement after getting No-Objection Certificate from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
    Australian diving playerMatthew Mitcham announced his retirement from the sport of diving.
    Punjab’sNavneet Kaur  won two gold medals in the34th Senior National Rowing Championship at Hussainsagar Lake, Hyderabad. In the men single scull, Nasik’s Santosh Kadale won his maiden national gold.
    14-year oldIshika Shah won the12th Sub-Junior National Snooker championship titlein Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
    The IndiaUnder-19 Cricket team qualified for the quarterfinals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup after defeating New Zealand Under-19 by 120 runs in their Second Match.
    List of BCCI Annual Awards:
    1). Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award:Syed Kirmani
    2). Polly Umrigar Award:Virat Kohli
    3). Lala Amarnath Award for Best All-rounder in the Ranji Trophy (2014-15):Jalaj Saxena
    4). Lala Amarnath Award for Best All-rounder in Domestic Limited-overs Competitions, (2014-15):Deepak Hooda
    5). Madhavrao Scindia Award for highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy (2014-15):Robin Uthappa
    6). Madhavrao Scindia Award for highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy (2014-15):R Vinay Kumar
    7). M.A. Chidambaram Trophy for Best Under-23 Cricketer of (2014-15):Almas Shaukat
    8). M.A. Chidambaram Trophy for Best Under-19 Cricketer of (2014-15):Anmol preet Singh
    9). M.A. Chidambaram Trophy for Best Under-16 Cricketer of (2014-15):Shubman Gill
    10). M.A. Chidambaram Trophy for Best Woman Cricketer of 2014-15 (SR):Mithali Raj
    11). M.A. Chidambaram Trophy for Best Woman Cricketer of 2014-15 (JR):Devika Vaidya
    12). Best Umpire in Domestic Cricket in (2014-15):O Nandan
    13). Madhavrao Scindia Award for highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy (2014-15):Shardul Thakur
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