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Sports Current Affairs Quiz - August 2017

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1. 14th World Wrestling Championships 2017 held in Paris (France) -

  1. India Participated with 24 wrestlers, unable to win a medal.
  2. Medal Table -
     Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1 ____________ 6 1 2 9
    2  United States 3 3 3 9
    3  Turkey 3 1 3 7
    4  Georgia 2 0 3 5
    5  Armenia 2 0 2 4
Japan
South Korea
Russia
Australia
None of These


2. 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 held in London (UK) -

  1. 204 Nations Participated in this Major Sports Event. India sent 25 athletes, none of which could secure a medal. Although, Davinder Singh Kang has become first Indian to qualify for final round of javelin throw in World Athletics Championships.
  2. Noted Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt retired from Internaional Athletics. He is only athlete to complete coveted Triple - Triple, after he won 100m, 200m and 400 m relay titles in 2008 (Beijing), 2012 (London) and 2016. In his final 100 m race in IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, he stayed 3rd with Justin Gatlin coming first.
  3. Medal Table -
    1. Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
      1 ____________ 10 11 9 30
      2  Kenya 5 2 4 11
      3  South Africa 3 1 2 6
      4  France 3 0 2 5
      5  China 2 3 2 7
      6  Great Britain & N.I. 2 3 1 6
      7  Ethiopia  2 3 0 5
      8  Poland 2 2 4 8
      9  Germany 1 2 2 5
      10  Czech Republic 1 1 1 3
Australia
South Korea
USA
Japan
None of These


3. 2017 BWF World Championships of badminton held in Glasgow (___________) -

  1. India's PV Sindhu won women's singles silver medal. In final match, She lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara. Saina Nehwal Won a Bronze Medal.
  2. Men's Singles - Denmark's Viktor Axelsen won by defeating China's Lin Dan.
  3. Men's Doubles - China's Liu Cheng and Zhang Nan defeated Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan and Rian Agung Saputro.
  4. Women's Doubles - China's Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan defeated Japan's Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.
Germany
Poland
Japan
Scotland
None of These


4. 2017 Western & Southern Open (Cincinati Open) Tennis 2017-

  1. Men's Singles - Grigor Dimitrov (__________)
  2. Women's Singles - Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain)
  3. Men's Doubles - France 's Pierre-Hugues Herbert AND Nicolas Mahut
  4. Women's Doubles - Chan Yung-jan (Chinese Taipei) AND Martina Hingis (Switzerland)
UK
USA
Russia
Spain
Bulgaria


5. 7th Asian Shotgun Championships held at Astana (______________) -

  1. Kuwait stayed at top with 5 medals (4 Gold, 1 Silver), followed by China (4 Gold, 1 Bronze) and India stayed 3rd with 7 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze).
Uzbekistan
Turkmeintsan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
None of These


6. 7th World Dwarf Games held in Ontario province of ____________ with approx 400 athletes from 24 countries participating. Indian contingent won record 37 medals (15 G, 10 S and 12 B). ?

Canada
USA
UK
Russia
None of These


7. AIFF (All India Football Federation) appointed _____________ as chairman of a special committee that will deal with players’ transfer disputes ?

Rajyawardhan Rathod
Ushanath Banerjee
Abhinav Bindra
‎Praful Patel
None of These


8. ___________ Boxer Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor to win his his 50th straight victory, heading to retirement with a perfect 50-0 record. ?

American
Russian
British
Spanish
None of These


9. Arab Nation ______________ will host 2022 FIFA Football World Cup, and would be building a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the event. ?

Qatar
UAE
Kuwait
Iran
None of These


10. _______________ Footballer Lionel Messi became first player to score 350 goals in La Liga (Spanish football league ) ?

Russian
German
Brazilian
Argentinian
None of These


11. Australia won FIBA Basketball Asia Cup 2017, defeating Iran. While, South Korea clinched the third place. It was held In _____________ ?

Russia
USA
UK
Lebonan
None of These


12. _____________’s Neymar became world’s most expensive footballer, after signing an INR 1,680 crores (€222 million) deal with France's Barcelona FC ?

Russia
Brazil
Germany
Argentina
None of These


13. ___________ will host International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) 2018 Team World Cup.

  1. Team World Cup is ITTF’s second most noted tournament after World Championships.
Spain
Germany
Russia
USA
England


14. Govenment announced that first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav will be held in _____________, aiming at popularising indigenous games like wrestling, athletics etc. It will also have fun games like Matka Race, Tug of War for senior citizens ?

Delhi
Jaipur
Guwahati
Shillong
None of These


15. ISSF Junior World Cup Shotgun held in Porpetto (______________).

  1. India - Shapath Bharadwaj won Bronze in Double Trap Men Junior Event. Additionally, Lakshay Sheoran and Manisha Keer won bronze in mixed team trap competition (a test event). Shapath Bhardwaj (aged 15) also become India’s youngest athlete to figure in government’s Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.
  2. Italy dominated with 6 Medals (2 each of Gold, Silver and Bronze).
Germany
Russia
Iran
Italy
None of These


16. India Men’s Hockey team defeated ______________ by 2-1 to win the series ?

Poland
Portugal
Netherlands
USA
None of These


17. India won 10 medals (including 2 gold by Jyoti and Vanlalharitpuii) at 6th Golden Glove women’s Boxing Tournament in _________ ?

Switzerland
Serbia
Norway
Spain
None of These


18. Indian Badminton Player Lakshya Sen won ___________ Open International Series Badminton title, defeating Croatia’s Zvonimir Durkinjak ?

Latvia
Bulgaria
Slovakia
Slovenia
None of These


19. Indian U-15 football team won SAFF U-15 Championships held in Kathmandu (Nepal), defeating _________ ?

Bangladesh
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Nepal
None of These


20. India’s Soumyajit Ghosh and G Sathiyan won silver in men’s doubles at Bulgaria Open _______________ in Panagyurishte (Bulgaria) ?

Table Tennis
Lawn Tennis
Hockey
Swimming
None of These


21. __________ High Court ordered Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to lift life ban imposed on Cricketer Sreesanth, that was put after 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. Cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were also included in same ?

Kerala
Karnataka
Telangana
Andhra Pradesh
None of These


22. Mercedes Racer Lewis Hamilton (______________) won Belgian Grand Prix ?

USA
Britain
Russia
Spain
None of These


23. Noted Footballer Wayne Rooney retired from international football. He is leading Goalscorer of ____________, with 53 Goals ?

Russia
Germany
Spain
England
None of These


24. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) won 91st All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup _____________ tournament, by defeating Bengaluru ?

Football
Cricket
Volleyball
Rugby
Hockey


25. _____________ State government appointed Indian female cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in state police, honoring her superior performance in Recent ICC Women's world World Cup 2017 ?

Uttarakhand
Haryana
Punjab
Jammu and Kashmir
None of These


26. Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in second leg of 2017 ___________________ Super Cup. Note that Real Madrid's Star Player Cristiano Ronaldo did not play due to 5 game ban for pushing referee. Real Madrid also recently defeated Manchester United to win 2017 UEFA Super Cup Soccer title. ?

Spanish
Russian
French
German
None of These


27. Rogers Cup Tennis 2017 (_______________ Open) -

  1. Men's Singles - Alexander Zverev (Germany) (Defeated Roger Federer (Switzerland))
  2. Women's Singles - Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) (Defeated Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark))
  3. Men's Doubles - France 's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut
  4. Women's Doubles - Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Russia Elena Vesnina
American
Canadian
Russian
Brazilian
None of These


28. _____________ -led Sri Lankan cricket selection panel stepped down after recent poor performances against India. ?

Arvinda DE Silva
Mahela Jayawardene
Sanath Jayasuriya
Marvan Atapattu
None of These


29. ____________ Tennis Player Rafael Nadal returned to number 1 spot in ATP ranking after 3 years. ?

American
French
German
Russian
Spanish


30. ______________'s Tennis Player Serena Williams topped Forbes' list of highest-paid female athletes in 2016 - 2017, with earnings of $27 million. This is Williams’ second consecutive year as highest-earning female athlete, dethroning Maria Sharapova that held the spot for 11 years straight. ?

Russia
Germany
USA
Spain
None of These


31. World Junior Wrestling Championships 2017 held in Tampere (__________) -

  1. India’s Manju Kumari won bronze medal in women’s 59kg category.
  2. Veer Dev Gulia won bronze medal In men’s 74kg freestyle category.
Ireland
Switzerland
Poland
Finland
None of These


32. World U-20 Junior Para Athletics Championships, Held in Notwill (______________) -

  1. India stayed at 9th Place in team rankings, with 5 medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver). Gold medals were won by Aamit Kumar (200 m Male) and Behera Jeyanti (400 m Female).
  2. USA stayed at top with 18 medals, followed by Iran (9).
Poland
Switzerland
Ireland
Scotland
None of These





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