Sports and Games (INDIA)Anisha Mukhija
SPORTS & GAMES
Levan Aronian of Armenia won the Sinquefield Cup Chess Tournament
Levan Aronian of Armenia won the Sinquefield Cup International Chess Tournament which was held at St. Louis (USA) on 2 September, 2015. Indian Grand Master Viswanathan Anand is at 9th place in the tournament.
Bronze Medal for India in World Junior Boxing Championship
In the World Junior Boxing Championships held in St Petersburg on 4-12 September, 2015 Indian junior boxer Sachin won the Bronze medal in 50 Kg round. Sachin lost 0-3 to American Rey Diaz and get the bronze medal. This is the only medal for India in the championship.
Women’s Hockey Team Selected for Rio Olympics
The Indian Women’s Hockey team selected for the 2016 Olympics which are going to be held in Rio de Janerio of Brazil. The Federation of International Hockey (FIH) announced this on 2 September. The fifth place at the Hockey World League semifinals which were held at Belgium in July,2015 is the reason for the team to select for Olympics. After 36 years Indian women hockey team is going to participate in the Olympics. In 1980 at Moscow Olympics Indian team got the fourth place.
India wins silver Medal at 2015 Asian Air Gun Championship
India won the silver medal in 2015 Asian Air Gun Championship held in New Delhi. India’s ace shooter Gurpreet Singh won the medal, in the 10 metre Air Pistol event. The gold medal in this event won by Iran. India’s Jitu Rai is at third position and won the bronze medal.