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Sindhu the only silver lining of Rio 2016

19 Aug 2016, Rio: Star shuttler P V Sindhu missed out on a women’s singles Badminton gold following her 19-21, 12-21, 15-21 loss to Carolina Marin of Spain in the final here at the

PV Sindhu won the first set 21-19 after trailing initially. However she failed to maintain the momentum in next two sets as she went down to the Spaniard 12-21, 15-21 in the next two sets.

First women wrestler to win Olympic medal

18 August 2016, Rio: Sakshi Malik ended India’s medal drought, as shee bagged the first medal for India at Rio Olympics 2016 by winning the Bronze medal.

In the Bronze medal match she defeated Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan 8-5 after trailing 0-5 at the end of first period.

She became India’s firstt ever female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.

Sania wins Wimbledon 2015

On 12 July 2015: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis of Switzerland defeated the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the finals of women’s doubles at Wimbledon 2015.

The Indo-Swiss pair overcame the Russians 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 in a two hour and 25 minutes marathon final. With this won, Mirza became the first Indian woman to win women’s doubles title in Grand Slams.

Santina’s winning moments at Wimbledon 2015

First Indian to score IPL century

On 21 May 2009 – Manish Pandey became the first Indian to score century in IPL. He scored unbeaten 114 off just 73 deliveries at strike rate of 156.16 while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Deccan Chargers.

List of Centuries scored by Indians in IPL

Date Score Player Team Opposition Venue
21 May 2009 114* Manish Pandey RCB DC Centurion
13 March 2010 100 Yusuf Pathan RR MI Mumbai
3 April 2010 127 Murali Vijay CSK RR Chennai
13 April 2011 120* Paul Valthaty KXIP CSK Mohali
15 April 2011 100* Sachin Tendulkar MI KTK Mumbai
5 May 2011 119 Virender Sehwag DD DC Hyderabad
15 April 2012 103* Ajinkya Rahane RR RCB Bengaluru
12 May 2012 109* Rohit Sharma MI KKR Kolkata
25 May 2012 113 Murali Vijay CSK DD Chennai
2 May 2013 100* Suresh Raina CSK KXIP Chennai
30 May 2014 122 Virender Sehwag KXIP CSK Mumbai
1 June 2014 115* Wriddhiman Saha KXIP KKR Bengaluru
24 April 2016 100* Virat Kohli RCB GL Rajkot
7 May 2016 108* Virat Kohli RCB RPS Bengaluru
14 May 2016 109 Virat Kohli RCB GL Bengaluru
18 May 2016 113 Virat Kohli RCB KXIP Bengaluru
11 April 2017 102 Sanju Samson DD RPS Pune
10 May 2018 128* Rishabh Pant DD SRH Delhi
13 May 2018 100* Ambati Rayudu CSK SRH Pune
29 March 2019 102* Sanju Samson RR SRH Hyderabad
10 April 2019 100* K. L. Rahul KXIP MI Mumbai
19 April 2019 100 Virat Kohli RCB KKR Kolkata
22 April 2019 105* Ajinkya Rahane RR DC Jaipur
last updated on 01 April 2020

First Indian woman to win Grand Slam

On 01 February 2009: Sania Mirza became the first Indian woman to win a grand slam title. Partnering Mahesh Bhupathi, she defeated Nathalie Dechy of France and Andy Ram of Israel 6–3, 6–1 in the mixed doubles final of the 2009 Australian Open at the Melbourne Park, Melbourne.

List of Grand Slams won by Sania Mirza
Year Grand Slam Event Players
2009  Australian Open XD Sania Mirza / Mahesh Bhupathi
2012 French Open XD Sania Mirza / Mahesh Bhupathi 
2014 US Open XD Sania Mirza / Bruno Soares
2015 Wimbledon WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis
2015 US Open WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis
2016 Australian Open WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis

Golden leap at World Athletics final

Women’s Long Jump
Rk Athlete NOC Result (m) Wind R 1 2 3 4
G Anju Bobby George IND 6.75 +0.5 SB X +0.8 X +0.3 6.75 +0.5 X +0.9
S Grace Upshaw USA 6.67 +0.9   X +0.3 X +0.4 6.67 +0.9 6.43 +0.5
B Eunice Barber FRA 6.51 +0.2   X 0.0 6.51 +0.2 6.47 +0.8 6.30 +1.0
4 Tatyana Lebedeva RUS 6.49 +1.1   6.46 +0.1 6.47 +0.4 6.49 +1.1 6.47 +0.9
5 Oksana Udmurtova RUS 6.48 +0.4   6.48 +0.4 6.42 +0.7 5.46 +0.3 6.44 +1.3
6 Irina Meleshina RUS 6.47 +1.1   X +0.8 X -0.1 X +1.4 6.47 +1.1
Tatyana Kotova RUS 6.83 +0.8 DQ 6.78 -0.2 X +0.3 6.69 +0.6 6.83 +0.8
Tianna Bartoletta USA   DNS

India won World Championship of Cricket

On 10 March 1985: India defeated Pakistan by 9 wickets in the final to win the World Championship of Cricket at the MCG, Melbourne

A total of seven teams took part in the tournament. The teams were divided into two groups with the top two teams qualifying for the semifinals. 

Lost Olympic glory regained

On 23 October 1964: India defeated Pakistan 1-0 in the final of men’s hockey at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

The final match was played at the Komazawa Hockey Field between India and Pakistan, who had earlier met twice in the Olympic finals, with both team winning once. The only goal of the 1964 final was scored when Mohinder Lal successfully converted a penalty stroke in the 41st minute.

In the entire tournament, India played nine matches, winning seven, while playing out draws against Germany and Spain. Prithipal Singh was the leading scorer for India with 11 goals in the tournament.

Squad: Charanjit Singh (C), Shankar Lakshman (GK), Rajendran Christie, Prithipal Singh, Dharam Singh, Gurbux Singh, Mohinder Lal, Jagjit Singh, Rajinder Singh, Joginder Singh, Haripal Kaushik, Harbinder Singh, Bandu Patil, Victor John Peter, Udham Singh, Darshan Singh, Syed Ali, Balbir Singh Kular.

Men’s Field Hockey – Results
Group A – Standings
Team M W D L GF GA Pts
PAK 6 6 0 0 17 3 12
AUS 6 4 0 2 16 5 8
KEN 6 3 1 2 7 9 7
JPN 6 3 0 3 6 6 6
GBR 6 2 0 4 5 12 4
RHO 6 1 1 4 4 16 3
NZL 6 1 0 5 6 10 2
11 Oct – Group A – Match 1
KEN 0 – 0 RHO
11 Oct – Group A – Match 2
PAK 1 – 0 JPN
11 Oct – Group A – Match 3
AUS 7 – 0 GBR
12 Oct – Group A – Match 4
PAK 5 – 2 ESP
12 Oct – Group A – Match 5
AUS 3 – 0 RHO
12 Oct – Group A – Match 6
GBR 0 – 2 NZL
13 Oct – Group A – Match 7
AUS 3 – 1 JPN
13 Oct – Group A – Match 8
GBR 4 – 1 RHO
13 Oct – Group A – Match 9
KEN 3 – 2 NZL
15 Oct – Group A – Match 10
PAK 1 – 0 GBR
15 Oct – Group A – Match 11
JPN 1 – 0 NZL
15 Oct – Group A – Match 12
KEN 1 – 0 AUS
16 Oct – Group A – Match 13
KEN 0 – 2 JPN
16 Oct – Group A – Match 14
AUS 2 – 1 NZL
16 Oct – Group A – Match 15
PAK 6 – 0 RHO
18 Oct – Group A – Match 16
GBR 0 – 1 KEN
18 Oct – Group A – Match 17
JPN 2 – 1 RHO
18 Oct – Group A – Match 18
PAK 2 – 0 NZL
19 Oct – Group A – Match 19
PAK 2 – 1 AUS
19 Oct – Group A – Match 20
GBR 1 – 0 JPN
19 Oct – Group A – Match 21
RHO 2 – 1 NZL
Group B – Standings
Team M W D L GF GA Pts
IND 7 5 2 0 18 4 12
ESP 7 4 3 0 16 3 11
NED 7 4 1 2 20 4 9
GER 7 2 5 0 9 4 9
MAS 7 2 2 3 11 13 6
BEL 7 2 2 3 10 13 6
CAN 7 1 0 6 5 25 2
HKG 7 0 1 6 3 26 1
11 Oct – Group A – Match 1
ESP 1 – 1 NED
11 Oct – Group A – Match 2
GER 5 – 1 CAN
11 Oct- Group A – Match 3
MAS 4 – 1 HKG
11 Oct – Group A – Match 4
IND 2 – 0 BEL
12 Oct – Group A – Match 5
IND 1 – 1 GER
12 Oct – Group A – Match 6
BEL 2 – 0 HKG
12 Oct – Group A – Match 7
ESP 3 – 0 MAS
12 Oct – Group A – Match 8
NED 5 – 0 CAN
14 Oct – Group A – Match 9
HKG 1 – 2 CAN
14 Oct – Group A – Match 10
GER 1 – 0 NED
14 Oct – Group A – Match 11
BEL 3 – 3 MAS
14 Oct – Group A – Match 12
IND 1 – 1 ESP
15 Oct – Group A – Match 13
NED 4 – 0 BEL
15 Oct – Group A – Match 14
ESP 3 – 0 CAN
15 Oct – Group A – Match 15
GER 0 – 0 MAS
15 Oct – Group A – Match 16
IND 6 – 0 HKG
17 Oct – Group A – Match 17
BEL 5 – 1 CAN
17 Oct – Group A – Match 18
IND 3 – 1 MAS
17 Oct – Group A – Match 19
ESP 1 – 1 GER
17 Oct – Group A – Match 20
NED 7 – 0 HKG
18 Oct – Group A – Match 21
NED 2 – 0 MAS
18 Oct – Group A – Match 22
GER 0 – 0 BEL
18 Oct – Group A – Match 23
ESP 4 – 0 HKG
18 Oct – Group A – Match 24
IND 3 – 0 CAN
19 Oct – Group A – Match 25
MAS 3 – 1 CAN
19 Oct – Group A – Match 26
GER 1 – 1 HKG
19 Oct – Group A – Match 27
ESP 3 – 0 BEL
19 Oct – Group A – Match 28
NED 1 – 2 IND
23 Oct 64 – Gold Medal Match
IND 1 – 0 PAK
23 Oct 64 – Bronze Medal Match
AUS 1 – 0 ESP

First Indian World Champion

On 11 December 1958: Wilson Jones defeated compatriot Chandra Hirjee 4655 – 2287 in four two-hour sessions in the final to win the World Amateur Billiards Championship at Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta. He became the first Indian ever to be crowned World Champion.

In the semifinal, a day earlier, he overcame Leslie Driffield after trailing by more than 660 points with 105 minutes left. Jones took lead with 15 minutes left and scored unfinished 123.