SPORTS - 2018 OCTOBER

October 1

Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix but is unhappy with team orders
Valtteri Bottas moved aside to let Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the Russian Grand Prix and surge 50 points clear in the Formula One championship.
The victory was a landmark 70th for the Briton, whose fifth title now looks only a matter of time and who is 21 wins behind the all-time record of 91 held by seven times champion Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton's closest rival Sebastian Vettel finished third for Ferrari with Bottas, who started from pole position and was told to let Hamilton through after 25 of the 53 laps, securing the Mercedes one-two.

BCCI brought under RTI Act by Central Information Commission
The Central Information Commission brought the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) under the RTI (Right to Information) Act.
The commission, which is the top appellate body in RTI matters, went through the laws and orders of the Supreme Court, the Law Commission of India report, submissions of the Central Public Information Officer in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to come to a conclusion that the characteristics of the BCCI fulfill the required conditions of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act.

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma climb in ICC rankings after dazzling at Asia Cup 2018
Indian opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma enjoyed a successful Asia Cup 2018 campaign finishing as the top two run-getters of the tournament respectively. The pair made significant jumps in the latest ICC ODI batting rankings post their heroics in the tournament. While Virat Kohli, who was rested for the tournament, kept his top spot intact, Rohit jumped two spots to the second place to attain his career-best rankings.
Kohli and Rohit are now the top two batsmen in ODIs with Dhawan also making a jump of four spots to attain the fifth rank in ICC rankings.
Kuldeep Yadav also improved his rankings as he jumped three spots to attain the third spot in the ICC ODI bowler rankings. The chinaman spinner scalped 10 wickets to finish as the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament alongside Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan. Meanwhile, Pakistan's best-ranked ODI batsman Babar Azam slipped four spots to the sixth position after a dismal outing in the UAE.
ICC ODI BATSMEN RANKINGS
(1) Virat Kohli (IND) – 884
(2) Rohit Sharma (IND) – 842
(3) Joe Root (ENG) – 818
(4) David Warner (AUS) – 802
(5) Shikhar Dhawan (IND) – 803

ICC ODI BOWLING RANKINGS
(1) Jasprit Bumrah (IND) – 797
(2) Rashid Khan (AFG) – 788
(3) Kuldeep Yadav (IND) – 700
(4) Trent Boult (NZ) – 699
(5) Josh Hazlewood (AUS) – 696

Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak announces international retirement
Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak announced his retirement from international football, bringing the curtain down on a 79-cap career which included leading the Socceroos at two World Cups.
The Aston Villa player led his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and this year’s tournament in Russia, having also captained the side to an Asian Cup triumph on home soil in 2015.

ICC releases updated version of Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, Code of Conduct
The International Cricket Council released the updated version of the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) System along with the new ICC Code of Conduct and ICC Playing Conditions.
This is the third version but second update of the DLS System since its introduction into international cricket in 2014 and has been carried out following a detailed ball-by-ball analysis of scoring patterns, including in the Powerplays, in all limited overs internationals played during the previous four years.
This means the current analysis is based on information from 700 ODIs and 428 T20Is, which comprise over 240,000 outcomes of individual deliveries.

October 2

Soccer: Russia's World Cup hero Akinfeev retires from internationals
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is retiring from international soccer after leading the national side as captain to this year’s World Cup quarter-finals on home soil.
The 32-year-old CSKA Moscow player’s acrobatic penalty saves captivated home crowds and helped Russia to their best tournament finish since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Akinfeev earned 112 caps for his country since his debut in 2004 as an 18-year-old.

October 4

Prithvi Shaw youngest Indian to hit a century on Test debut
Prithvi Shaw at 18 years and 329 days became the youngest Indian to score a hundred on Test debut against West Indies in Rajkot. Overall, he is the 15th Indian batsman to score a hundred in his first Test and the second youngest Indian to score a Test century. The record is still held by Sachin Tendulkar (17 years, 107 days).
With his scintillating hundred on debut, Shaw has joined the likes of famous Indian batsmen: Lala Amarnath, Deepak Shodhan, AG Kripal Singh, Abbas Ali Baig, Hanumant Singh, Gundappa Vishwanath, Surender Amarnath, Mohammad Azharuddin, Pravin Amre, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.

October 5

36th National Games to be held in March - April 2019 in Goa.
The much-delayed 36th National Games in Goa will be held from March 30 to April 14 in 2019.
Five sports - Rugby, Wushu, Modern Penthatlon, Lawn Bowl, and Billiards and Snooker - will be added in the Games programme.

October 6

Google marks the start of 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games with doodle
Google dedicated its doodle to mark the start of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games. Created by Cynthia Yuan Cheng and VrindaZaveri, the GIF doodle shows various sports from the Games.
Being held in Buenos Aires, till October 18, the Games will see over 200 countries take part. Kosovo and South Sudan are making their debut at the Youth Olympics this year.
New sports that have been introduced include kiteboarding, BMX Freestyle Park, and a new version of handball that’s played on the beach. Football has been replaced by futsal - an indoor game played on a smaller hard court.
The third edition of the Games will also feature mixed gender events as well as mixed National Olympic Committee events, bringing athletes from different countries together on the same team.

Former England Batsman Nick Compton Retires From Cricket
South Africa-born Compton played 16 Tests for England, scoring two hundred
Compton, who scored more than 12,000 first-class runs at an average of 40. 42, including 27 hundred.

October 8

Punjab Cabinet okays new sports policy, hikes cash awards.
Punjab’s sports policy which was implemented in 2010 has been amended.
Some of the hikes in cash awards are mentioned below
In case of Olympics and Paralympics, cash award has been increased to Rs 1.50 crore for silver medal winners and to Rs 1 crore for bronze medal winners.
In Asian and Para Asian Games, cash award has been increased to Rs 1 crore for gold medal winners, to Rs 75 lakh for silver medal winners and to Rs 50 lakh for bronze medal winners.
In world cup/ championship, cash prize has been increased to Rs 80 lakh for gold medal, to Rs 55 lakh for silver medal, and to Rs 45 lakh for bronze medal winners.

Benaud inducted as Legend of Australian Sport.
An icon of the game, the man simply known as ‘Richie’ will be posthumously honoured as the 40th Legend of Australian sport at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s 34th Induction and Awards.
Only the third cricketer to become a Legend, Benaud is honoured alongside Sir Donald Bradman AC (1993) and Keith Miller AM MBE (2004).

October 9

Asian Para Games 2018: India bags 11 medals with 3 gold on another productive day.
Javelin thrower SandeepChaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold.
EktaBhyan and Narayan Thakur clinched a gold each in women's F32/51 club throw event and men's T35 100m dash respectively before para-shooter Manish Narwal bagged the yellow metal in the men's SH1 10m air pistol event.

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga earns India's first ever individual Gold in Youth Olympics.
Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga made history as he clinched India's first ever Gold medal at the Youth Olympics in men's 62kg weightlifting.
Jeremy’s personal best would have seen him slot at 11th at the 2016 Olympics, a position which was occupied by India's SathishSivalingam in Rio.
He won silver medals in the World youth championship in Penang in 2016 and Bangkok in 2017.

October 10

India beat Sri Lanka by 144 runs to win U-19 Asia Cup title.
Indian under-19 cricket team has defeated Sri Lanka by 144 runs in the summit clash of the 2018 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The victory gave India their sixth title in the continental tournament. 
The Player of the Series : Yashasvi Jaiswal 
 The 2018 Under-19 Asia Cup was the 7th edition of ACC Under-19 Cup.
The cricket tournament was held in Bangladesh.
Afghanistan were the defending champions.

Manu Bhaker becomes first Indian shooter to win gold at Youth Olympics.
Manu Bhaker claimed India's first ever gold medal in shooting at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in the women's 10m air pistol event.

October 12

Former Pakistan left-arm spinner AbdurRehman retires from international cricket.
AbdurRehman made his debut at the age of 26. He has scored 99 wickets in 22 Tests.
He has also taken 30 wickets in 31 one-days and 8 wickets in 11 Twenty20 internationals.

October 13

ViratKohli Becomes Asia's Highest Scoring Test Captain.
ViratKohli has surpassed the feat in only 42 matches, as compared to the previous-record holder Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed, who took 56 matches.
He achieved this on the second day of the second Test match against West Indies.

Sharad Kumar smashes continental record for gold in men's high jump in Asian Para games.
The 26-year-old world championships silver-medallistbettered Asian as well as the Games record with a jump of 1.90m to to claim the top honours.
Sharad, who hails from Bihar, suffered paralysis in his left leg at the age of two.

Asian Para games concluded.
India recorded its best-ever showing in the Asian Para Games by bagging 72 medals, including 15 gold, with the shuttlers adding two gold on the concluding day of the competitions in Jakarta.
In men’s singles SL3 class badminton, PramodBhagat defeated UkunRukaendi of Indonesia to clinch the goldmedal.
Tarun added another gold for India by beating YuyangGao of China in the men’s singles SL4 class.
With 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals, India is placed ninth in the overall tally.
While China finished on topwith 172 gold, 88 silver and 59 bronze for a whopping total of 319 medals.

October 14

Great Britan lifts Sultan of Johor Cup 2018 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
It is the eighth edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup, a field hockey tournament where a total of six teams competed for the title.

October 15

Unstoppable Novak Djokovic Wins Shanghai Masters.
Novak Djokovic, a Serbian player won a record fourth Shanghai Masters title over 13th-seeded Borna Coric.
The second-seeded Djokovic has won all four Shanghai finals he’s contested in his career.
He previously shared the record of winning three Shanghai titles with Andy Murray.
Bengaluru FC win Puttaiah Memorial Cup
Bengaluru FC clinched their second Puttaiah Memorial Cup after a 2-1 win over Madras Engineering Group (MEG) in the final of the 2018 edition of the competition at the Bangalore Football Stadium.

October 16

Leander Paes wins Santo Domingo Open trophy.
Leander Paes won the Santo Domingo Open trophy with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela of Mexico, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
This is Leander Paes’ second Challenger-level titleof the season.
The Santo Domingo Open or Dominican Republic International is an open badminton tournament held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The tournament has been an International Series level since 2003, but in 2013 categorized as a Future Series level from Badminton World Federation.

October 17

India wins triangular series by thrashing Sri Lanka in Blind Cricket in Goa.
Indian captain Ajay Reddy was named man of the match.
India played the tri-series against England and Sri Lanka.

Youth Olympic Games 2018: Suraj Panwar Wins India's 1st Athletics Medal.
Suraj Panwar won India's first medal in athletics at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 after claiming the silver medal in the men's 5000m race walk event Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Panwar’s silver was India's third overall medal in athletics in the history of the Youth Olympic Games.

October 18

Youth Olympic Games 2018: Akash Malik Wins India’s Maiden Archery Silver At YOG.
Akash Malik became India’s first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games, providing a fitting finale to the country’s best-ever campaign at the marquee event Buenos Aires.
The 15-year-old son of a farmer lost a one-sided final to Trenton Cowles of the USA 0-6 as India concluded with three gold, nine silver, and one bronze at the event.

October 20

World Wrestling Championships - 2018 Begins at Budapest
Asian Games gold medallistBajrangPunia will be India’s best bet for a medal as a 30-member team seeks a strong performance in the flagship event.
Already a bronze winner at the 2013 World Championship, Bajrang has come a long way in last five years, establishing himself as a force to reckon with in the 65-kilogram category.

October 21

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Mumbai beat Delhi to lift title for third time.
The Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy, was started in 2002 – 03 as a limited-overs cricket domestic competition involving state teams from the Ranji Trophy plates.
It is named afterthe famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.
Tamil Nadu is the most successful team having won the trophy 5 times

October 22

Summer Youth Olympic Games - 2018 Held In Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manu Bhaker led the Indian team as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent in the opening ceremony. Jeremy Lalrinnunga was India’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
4,000 athletes, from 206 teams, aged 15 - 18 participated. This is India’s largest ever contingent at the Youth Olympics.
Russian Federation topped the medal tally with 59 medals.
Japan secured 2nd position with 39 medals.
India obtained 17th position with 13 Medals.
Highlights of Indian winners:
Gold medal winners:
10m Air Pistol - Men’s Shooting- SaurabhChaudhary
Men’s 62kg Weightlifting - Jeremy Lalrinnunga - India’s first ever Youth Olympics Gold
10m Air Pistol - Women Shooting - Manu Bhaker - become the 1stIndian shooter to win gold in Youth Olympic Games
Silver medal winners:
Archery – Men’s Recurve Individual Akash Malik India’s first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games
Hockey - Men’s team event - Indian Men’s Hockey team - won silver medals in their debut
Hockey Women’s team event - Indian Women’s Hockey team - won silver medals in their debut
Badminton Men’s Singles - LakshyaSen
10m Air Rifle Women’s Shooting - MehuliGhosh
10m Air Rifle Men’s Shooting - ShahuTushar Mane
Women’s Freestyle 43kg Wrestling - SimranSimran
Athletics – Men’s 5000m Race Walk - SurajPanwar
Women’s 44 kg Judo - Tababi Devi Thangjam - India’s first judo medallist at the Olympic level
Bronze medal winners:
Athletics – Men’s Triple Jump - Praveen Chithravel
LakshyaSen also won gold medal as part of the winning team (‘Team Alpha’) in the mixed team event (badminton).
Tababi Devi Thangjam also won a silver medal in the mixed team event under mixed-NOC.
Manu Bhaker&BezhanFayzullaev won silver Medal in the Mixed 10 metre air pistol.
SaurabhChaudhary donated the pistol with which he won gold medal to be a part of Olympic Museum in Switzerland.
ThangjamTababi Devi donated her competition attire to the International Olympic Committee to be a part of the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.

October 23

BajrangPunia Bagged Silver at Wrestling World Championships
Wrestler BajrangPunia won the silver medal after he went down against Japan’s TakutoOtoguro in the 65kg final of the Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. It is his second medal at the Worlds.
In the process, Otoguru became Japan's youngest World Champion at the age of 19. Bajrang had won a bronze in 2013 edition.

Praveen Kumar Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricket.
Medium pacer Praveen Kumar has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, calling time on his 13-year long career.
Praveen last played in international match for India against South Africa in Johannesburg on March 30, 2012, which was a T20 international.
The right-arm pacer played six Tests, 68 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India.

Danisa Denmark Open 2018 (Badminton)
Danisa Denmark Open 2018 (Badminton) tournament was held in Odense Sports Park,Odense, Denmark.
The total prize of the tournament is $775,000.
Denmark Open is a HSBC World Tour Super 750 tournament. It is held since 1935 as an annual badminton tournament by Danmarks Badminton Forbund.
Winners:
Men’s Singles: Kento Momota (Japan)
Women’s Singles: Tai Tzu-ying (Chinese Taipei) - Saina Nehwal (India)
Men’s Doubles: Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (Indonesia)
Women’s Doubles: Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota (Japan)
Mixed Doubles: Zheng Siwei, Huang Yaqiong (China)

October 25

Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket.
West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo has called time on his international career. He will however continue to play franchise T20 cricket across the world.
The 35-year-old made his debut in 2004, and played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is, although his last international appearance was more than two years ago, in a T20I against Pakistan in September 2016.
The combination of his big-hitting ability, athletic fielding, and canny bowling with an assortment of slower balls and change-ups made him a much sough-after figure in T20 cricket the world over.

October 26

Pooja Dhanda lights up day for India at World Championship with bronze medal.
Pooja Dhanda became only the fourth Indian woman grappler and first in six years to win a medal at the World Championship, grabbing a bronze with a stunning 10-7 win over the 2017 European champion Grace Jacob Bullen.
It is second big medal for Pooja this season, having won a silver the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

October 28

Wheelchair shuttlerSanjeev Kumar has won two gold medals and a bronze medal at the Denmark Open held in Odense, Denmark.
Sanjeev Kumar is an international parashuttler from Punjab. He won a gold medal in the men’s singles event, a gold medal in the men’s doubles event, and a bronze medal in the mixed doubles event.

Sourav Kothari Wins World Billiards Title.
India's Sourav Kothari defeated Peter Gilchrist of Singaporein the 2018 WBL World Billiards Championship title in Leeds.
Sourav Kothari is a former national and Asian Billiards champion.

FIFA announces increased prize money for women’s World Cup
FIFA (FédérationInternationale de Football Association) announced that, it doubles the prize money for the women’s World Cup with 2019 tournament in France from June 7 to July 7.
This announcement was made by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, at FIFA Council meeting, in Kigali, Rwanda.
Overall contribution will be $50 million for the 24 participating nations. This is more than 3 times the amount paid in 2015.
This a100 % increase in prize money from $15 million to $30 million.

October 29

2018 Senior World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary
It was the 15th edition of World Wrestling Championships of combined events.
A 30-member Indian team led by Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik and Asian Games gold medalist BajrangPunia represented India.
India won 2 medals: 1 bronze medal and 1 silver medal.
India’s Pooja Dhanda from Haryana defeated Grace Jacob Bhullen of Norway and won bronze medal in the 57 kg category.
She has become the 4th Indian woman wrestler to have won a medal (all bronze) at the World Championships.
India’s BajrangPunia, won a silver medal in the 65kg freestyle division. He lost to Japanese TakutoOtoguro in the final.
Russia topped the Men’s Freestyle and Men’s Greco-Roman category. Japan topped the Women’s Freestyle category.

October 30

India and Pakistan jointly won the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy title in Muscat, Oman. India’s Akashdeep Singh was adjudged player of the tournament.

 Earlier, India had won the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy in 2011 and 2016.

 2018 (ITTF) International Table Tennis Federation Challenge Belgium Open, was held in De Haan, Belgium.

 India’s Ayhika Mukherjee won silver medal in the under-21 women’s singles category. 
 India’s Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty won bronze medal in the men’s doubles.

 Roger Federer won his 99th career ATP Tour title in the Swiss Indoors final in Basel, Switzerland.

He is now only 10 titles short of the all-time record. The all-time singles titles list is topped by Jimmy Connors with 109 titles.

October 31

Manipur emerges overall champions in first North East Olympic Games 2018
The 1st edition of North East Olympic Games 2018 was held at Main Stadium KhumanLampak Sports Complex, in Imphal, Manipur
 The North East Olympic Games 2018 was organized by Manipur Olympic Association (MOA) under the administration of the North East Olympic Association.
Manipur won 159 medals: 80 Gold, 48 Silver and 31 Bronze
 The 2nd edition of North East Olympic Games will be held in Arunachal Pradesh in 2019.
2018 Isle of Man International Chess Tournament Tournament was held at the Villa Marina, Douglas, in Isle of Man
Grandmaster B Adhiban from India beat Michael Adams of England in the ninth and final round.
 Poland’s Radoslav Wojtaszek is the winner of the event. Total prize money of the tournament was 133000 Pounds Sterling.
 India’s VishwanathanAnand ended the final round with a draw against Wang Hao.
Lewis Hamilton secures 5th world title as Max Verstappen takes Mexican GP victory
Lewis Hamilton won his 5th drivers’ world championship and equaled Juan Manuel Fangio’s Formula One record. Max Verstappen won the Mexican Grand Prix, in Mexico.
He has already won the drivers’ world championship in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017.


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