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34. Indian judokas win 2 silver, 3 bronze in Asian Championship : Indian judokas

bagged two silver and three bronze in the Asian Youth and Junior Championships held in

Chinese Taipei.In the Youth Championships, Vijay Kumar Yadav and Besto Rani Devi won a

silver each in boys’ 60kg and girls’ 48kg categories respectively.Preety and Mongjam

Kabita Devi won a bronze each in gilrs’ 40kg and 44kg respectively in the September 28-

30 event.Khaidem Rashi Devi bagged a bronze in 70kg category in the junior

section.Indian judokas had won one gold, four silver and two bronze in the Asian Youth

and Junior Championships in Lebanon last year.

35. India move up to 2nd spot in T20 rankings : India might have failed to qualify for the

semi-finals of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20, but four wins out of five matches have

pushed the India by one place to the second spot in the latest T20 International team

rankings released on 3rd October 2012.India now trail Sri Lanka (129) by nine points and

are followed by Pakistan (118) and England (118).

36. India 168th in FIFA rankings : Indian football team moved a place up to be 168th in

the latest FIFA rankings, India, who last month won a hat-trick of Nehru Cup titles, have

114 points.

37. Red Bull driver Vettel wins Japanese Grand Prix : Sebastian Vettel ,the driver Red

Bull won the Japanese Grand Prix 2012 on 7th Ocober 2012.

38. Australia retain women’s World Twenty20 title : The Australian Women Cricket team

on 7 October 2012 defeated England by four runs to retain the Women T-20 world cup


39. West Indies won the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament : West Indies 7th October

2012 clinched the ICC World Twenty20 crown with a comfortable 36-run victory over Sri


40. Kaltenborn becomes first female F1 team principal : India born Monisha Kalterborn is

set to become Formula 1′s first woman team principal after she takes charges from

founder of Sauber chief Peter Sauber on 12th October 2012.

41. Jeevan Neduncheziyan and Prerna Bhambri emerge champions : Jeevan

Neduncheziyan and Prerna Bhambri emerge champions in the Fenesta Open national

tennis championship at the RK Khanna Stadium in New Delhi on 13th October 2012.

42. Hat-trick for Vettel : Sebastian Vettel has claimed his third successive victory at the

Korean GP on 14h October 2012.He is already won the Singapore and Japan GP titles.

43. Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win Shanghai Masters : Novak Djokovic

beated British Tennis Player Andy Murray, on 14 October 2012 saving five match points to

seal a stunning 5- 7, 7- 6 ( 13/ 11), 6- 3 victory in the Shanghai Rolex Masters final.

44. Bhullar wins Macau Open golf : India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar completed a commanding

start-to-finish victory at the Venetian Macau Open golf on 14th October 2012.

45. India’s Saina Nehwal win Denmark Open Badminton Title : Indian badminton player

and Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has won the Denmark Open Super Series

Premier trophy on 21st October 2012.

46. Martin Guptill wins NZ top cricket award : Opening batsman of New Zealand Cricket

team Martin Guptill on 18 October 2012 claimed the top honour at the New Zealand

Cricket Awards in Auckland, winning the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for 2011-12. Martin

Guptill was also named ODI and Twenty20 player of the year, based on performances

between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012.

47. Anaka Alankamony clinches her second WISPA title : Asian junior gold medallist

Anaka Alankamony today claimed her second title and first one abroad in the women’s

professional squash tour when she beaten the top seed Kylie Lindsay of New Zealand in

the final of the Ipswich Open in Queensland.

48. Lance Armstrong stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles, banned for life : Cycling’s

governing body agreed on 22nd October 2012 to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour

de France titles and ban him for life, following a report from the US Anti-Doping Agency

(USADA) that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams.

49. Women’s Indian Golf Open from November 30 : The creme-de-la-creme of Indian

women’s golf will be up against a strong international field, including the likes of Laura

Davies and defending champion Caroline Hedwall, when the tri-sanctioned Hero Women’s

Golf Open tees off from November 30.

50. Sun TV Network Acquired Hyderabad IPL Franchise : Chennai based SUN TV Network

acquired the Indian Premier League (IPL) Hyderabad franchise on 25 October 2012 for an

enormous amount of 85.05 crore Rupees per year.

51. Sebastian Vettel won F1 Second Indian Grand Prix : Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel

won the Indian Grand Prix 2012 on 28 October 2012 at the Buddh International Circuit

(BIC) for the second time in a row extending his Formula One championship lead.This is

his fourth consecutive success in this year.

52. Pankaj Advani defeats Russell, clinches seventh World Billiards Championship

title : India`s Pankaj Advani won his seventh World billiards title when he outclassed

defending champion Mike Russell 1,895-1,216 in the final on 28th October 2012.

53. Joshna Chinappa wins Penang Open squash title : India’s top squash player Joshna

Chinappa claimed the IJM Land Penang Open, defeating top seed and local favourite Siti

Munirah Jusoh in straight games on 28th October 2012.

54. India retains third spot in ICC ODI ranking : India retains the third spot in the ICC

ODI ranking after England and South Africa. England has retained the top spot in the latest

ODI rankings with 121 points followed by South Africa. The latest ICC rankings were

released in Dubai on 30th October 2012.

55. India lifts the Asian Cricket Council Women’s Twenty-20 trophy at Guangzhou in

China : Indian women lifted the title of Asian Cricket Council Women’s Twenty-20 Asia

Cup cricket tournament by defeatingthe Pakistan by 18 runs in the final match at

Guangzhou in China.

56. Kimi Raikkonen won Abu Dhabi GP : Kimi Raikkonen won an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on

4th November 2012.

57. Mahesh Bhupathi-Rohan Bopanna win Paris Masters : Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan

Bopanna clinched the Paris Masters, their second title of the year, after scoring a hardfought

win over Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in Paries on 4th November


58. Czech Republic lifted Fed Cup : The Czech Republic got the Fed Cup title after beating

Serbia in the final on 4 November 2012.

59. National Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel suspendes 11 athletes for two years : The

National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (NADDP) suspended all the 11 athletes for two

years, who were tested positive with methyl hexane amine (MHA) in the run-up of the last

Commonwealth Games.The suspended 11 athletes are :Two athletes, Saurabh Vij and

Akash Antil; Six wrestlers, all of them internationals, Arjuna awardee Rajeev Tomar,

Joginder Singh, Sumit Sehrawat, Rahul Maan, Gursharanpreet Kaur and Khatri; and three

swimmers, Amar Muralidharan, Jyotsana Pansare and Richa

60. Pakistan won Second Asian Kabaddi Championship 2012 : Pakistan won the Second

Asian Kabaddi Championship 2012 against India on 6th November 2012.

61. Gaganjeet Bhullar, Youngest Indian on Elite Golfers’ League : Gaganjeet Bhullar,

24, became the youngest Indian to make it to the elite group of the world’s top-100

players in the latest rankings.

62. Hanoi to host 2019 Asian Games : Vietnam’s capital Hanoi will host the 2019 Asian


63. India bags four medals in 14th Asian Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting

championships : India won four medals on the opening day of the 14th Asian Youth

(boys & girls) weightlifting championships at Yangon, Myanmar, on 8th November

2012.Santa won a bronze in snatch with a lift of 95 kg before securing a gold each in clean

and jerk and total lift with efforts of 126 kg and 221 kg respectively. The other medal of

the day for the Indians was won by Chandrika Tarafdar in youth girls’ 44 kg category. She

won a silver with a total lift of 132 kg.

64. Rahul bags 3 more golds for India in Asian Youth Weightlifting : Ragala Venkat

Rahul won three gold medals to help India increase their medals tally to seven on the

second day of the 14th Asian Youth (Boys & Girls) Weightlifting Championships at Yangon,

Myanmar on 9th November 2012.Competing in the 77kg weight category, Rahul secured

the yellow metals in snatch, clean and jerk and overall with a total lift of 280 kgs.

65. International news agencies boycott India-England Test series : International news

agencies on 15 November 2012 decided to boycott the high-profile Test series between

India and England which began in Ahmedabad to protest against the restrictions imposed

by the BCCI on some photo agencies covering the tour.

66. Saina Nehwal retains 3rd place in Badminton World Federation women’s rankings

:London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal retained her third place in the Badminton

World Federation (BWF) women’s rankings released on 16 November,2012.

67. Priyanka is Asian under-10 champion : Asian under-10 girls chess champion Nuthaki

Priyanka bagged the world youth chess championship at Maribor, Slovenia on 18

November 2012. She completed with 9.5 points of 11 rounds.

68. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton won United States Grand Prix 2012 : McLaren-Mercedes

driver Lewis Hamilton won the 2012 United States Grand Prix race at Circuit of the

Americas, Austin, Texas. It was the first F1 race in United States since 2007.

69. Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix named IAAF world athletes of the year : Usain Bolt won

the IAAF(International Amateur Athletic Federation) World male Athlete of the Year award

for the fourth time and United States sprinter Allyson Felix won the women’s World Athlete

of the Year award on 24 November 2012.

70. Sebastian Vettel won third Formula One world title : Sebastian Vettel became the

youngest triple champion in Formula One history on 25 November 2012.He stood sixth

position in Brazilian Grand Prix with 8 points.But overall he got F1 world title for this

season with 281 points. This is the third time consecutively he got the F1 title.

71. India to hold 3rd World cup Kabaddi in December : Punjab would host 3rd World

Kabaddi Cup from 1 to 15 December 2012. 23 countries are participating in this world

cup.The prize money for this world cup is Rs.4.54crores.

72. Lalith Babu Top in Commonwealth Chess Championship : Grandmasters M R Lalith

Babu and Sergei Tiviakov scored final round victories to reached the top of the table with

9.5 points in the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Chennai on 01 December 2012.

Lalith was crowned the Commonwealth Champion 2012 title.

73. Rory McIlroy named PGA “Tour Player of the Year” : On 2 December The PGA(

Professional Golfers’ Association of America) Tour has announced Rory McIlroy as “Tour

Player of the Year” after McIlroy won four times on Tour in 2012. McIlroy, becomes the

youngest player to earn Player of the Year honors since Tiger Woods in 1998.

74. Anna Ushenina is World Women’s Chess Champion : Anna Ushenina of Ukraine 02

December 2012 won the women’s World Championship crown, defeating Antoaneta

Stefanova of Bulgaria in the first set of tie-break games.

75. Air India Won Lal Bahadur Shastri Tournament : Air India defeated Bharat Petroleum

3-1 to emerge champion in the 23rd Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament at the Shivaji

Stadium New Delhi on 4 December 2012.

76. Jadeja Created History Hitting 3rd Tripleton in FC Cricket : Ravindra Jadeja became

first Indian and only eighth batsman in the First-Class (FC) cricket history of world to score

three triple-centuries in the unbeaten 320 runs against Railways in the Ranji Trophy Group

A match on 2 December 2012 in Rajkot.

77. International Olympic Committee Suspended India : The International Olympic

Committee (IOC) suspended India’s national Olympic committee on 4 December 2012

because of government interference in its election process.

78. Australia Won 5th Consecutive Champions Trophy Hockey : On 8 December

Australia won fifth Consective Champions Trophy Hockey after defeated Netherlands in

Melbourne.The bronze medal was claimed by Pakistan after they beated India on 9


79. Indian Wrestlers Won Nine Gold Medals in Copa Brasil Tournament : The Indian

wrestling contingent finished with a haul of nine gold and four bronze medals in the recent

Copa Brasil-2012 tournament held at Rio in December 2012.

80. Magnus Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic Tournament : On 10 December

Norway’s chess ace Magnus Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic Tournament in

London .Carlsen defeated the World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the final round and

claim the winner’s trophy.Kramnik is second place , Adams and Hikaru Nakamura share

the third place and Viswanathan Anand fifth place.

81. India Won Blind Cricket T20 World Cup : India won the first T20 world cup for the

Blind .In the final on 13 December 2012 India defeated the Pakistan by 29-runs.India did

well to clinch the first ever blind cricket T20 World Cup on the home soil.

82. India Won the World Cup Kabaddi Tournament 2012 : India won the 3rd World Cup

Kabaddi Tournament for the third consecutive time in the Men’s category and second

consecutive time in the Women’s category on15 December 2012. Indian men defeated the

Pakistan and India Women defeated the Malaysia in the finals held at the Guru Nanak Dev

Stadium in Ludhiana.

83. Jeev Honoured with Asia Pacific Lifetime Achievement Award : Indian golfer Jeev

Milkha Singh (in pic) won the Asia Pacific Lifetime Achievement award along with Jack

Nicklaus and Colin Montgomerie on 15 December 2012.

84. China Claimed All Titles at Junior World TT Championship : On 16 December China

claimed the all titles at Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Championship after it

won girls as well as boys trophies. Girls Singles : Zhu Yuling, Girls Doubles: Gu Yuting and

Zhu Yuling, Boys Singles : Fan Zhendong, Boys Doubles : Gu Ruochen and Lin Gaoyuan,

Mixed Doubles : Zhendong and Liu Gaoyang.

85. Federer & Nicola named “ Swiss Athlete’s of the Year 2012 : Tennis star Roger

Federer was named Swiss male athlete of the year at the 2012 Credit Suisse Sports

Awards on 16 December in Zurich.Federer received the honour for the fifth time. The

female Athlete of the year was Nicola Spirig, the Olympic triathlon champion of


86. England Won Test Series : On 17 December The last test match between India and

England of the Tournament England Tour to India ended up as a draw and with this India

lost the four-test match cricket series against England .With this win England succeeded in

ending a 28 year long wait of winning a test series on Indian Soil.

87. Syed Rahim Nabi Named “ AIFF Player of the Year 2012 “ : Syed Rahim Nabi has

been named the ‘AIFF (All India Football Federation) Player of the Year, 2012′ on 20


88. Sachin Retired From One Day Cricket : On 23 December Sachin Tendulkar announced

retirement from one day cricket. Sachin scored 18426 runs in 463 one-day matches and

also made 49 hundreds in the one-day format, including a double hundred which is the

first in this form of cricket and 96 half centuries. He became the first cricketer to score a

double century in the history of One Day international Cricket against South Africa in

February 2010.Tendulkar scored his 100th international century on 16 March 2012 against

Bangladesh, where he scored 114 runs.

89. Kashyap Won First Grand Prix Title : Kashyap Parupalli defeated Thailand’s Tanongsak

Saensomboonsuk in a tight three game match to take his first Grand Prix title at the

Shaheed Dr. KL Garg, Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold 2012.

90. Apurvi Chandela Won Air Rifle Gold : On 24 December Apurvi Chandela of Rajasthan

won Women’s Air Rifle Gold in the Sahara 56th National Shooting Championship.Former

champion and National record holder, Pournima clinched the bronze.

91. Djokovic won World Tennis Championship : On 29 December Spanish tennis player

Novak Djokovic won World Tennis Championship final after defeated Nicolas Almagro in

Abu Dhabi.

92. Vijay Won Gold in National Shooting Championshipfire pistol event at the 56th

National Shooting Championship in New Delhi.

93. McGrath inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ : The ICC announced on 30 December 2012 that

McGrath, who took more Test wickets (563) than any other fast bowler and holds the

record for most wickets in World Cups (71), will be inducted as the 68th male player in

the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

94. Kohli is CEAT ” International Cricketer of the Year “ : On 4 January Vice-captain of

Indian Cricket team Virat Kohli was named the International Cricketer of the Year while

Pakistan cricket team was named as the Best International Cricket Team in the 2011-2012

season at the CEAT cricket awards in New Delhi. Unmukt Chand, who led India to the U-19

World Cup win last year, got the inaugural Indian Youngster of the Year award.The Former

Pakistan cricket captain Zaheer Abbas received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

95. Uttarakhand won 63rd National Basketball Championship : On 4 January

Uttarakhand won 63rd National basketball championship men’s title after defeated Punjab

in the final at Ludhiana (Punjab).In the women’s section, Railways won the title against by

first-time finalist Tamil Nadu in the final.

96. Tipsarevic won Chennai Open Tennis Title : On 6 January Second-seeded Janko

Tipsarevic of Serbia has won the ATP Chennai Open Title after defeated Roberto Bautista-

Agut of Spain in the final at Chennai.Tipsarevic won the chennai open title for the first time

in his career.

97. Nicol David won World Series Squash Title : On 6 January Nicol David won the World

Series Squash Finals women’s title after defeated England’s Laura Massaro in the final at

London.In the men’s final, Egypt’s Amr Shabana came from behind to beat England’s Nick

Matthew .

98. Australia Won Test Against Sri Lanka : Australia secured a five-wicket won in the third

and final Test match against Sri Lanka on 6 January at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) .

99. Brisbane International Tennis Winners – 2013 : Womens Single’s :Serena Williams

(USA) won the WTA Brisbane International womens single’s title on 5 January with a

straight sets demolition of Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.Men’s Singles : In the

Men’s singles Category Andy Murray from scotland won the title after defeated Bulgarian

Grigor Dimitrov .Women’s Doubles : Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands

won the women’s doubles trophy by winning against Kveta Peschke and Anna-Lena

GroenefeldMen’s Doubles : Marcelo Melo – Tommy Robredo won the doubles title after

defeated Eric Butorac – Paul Hanley .

100. Pakistan won the Three – Match Series : On 6 January Pakistan won the threematch

series by 2-1 against India.With this win over Pakistan, India lost the three matches

one day series .Nasir Jamshed of Paksitan was declared as the Player of the

tournament.MS Dhoni was once again chosen as the Player of the match.

101. Lionel Messi, the man of the four Golden Balls : Lionel Messi became the first

four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record

with 91 goals last year(2012) for Barcelona and Argentina.His 91 goals topped Gerd

Mueller’s mark of 85 for Bayern Munich and Germany in 1977

102. Bangar quits first-class cricket : Former India player and Railways captain

Sanjay Bangar announced his retirement from first-class cricket after guiding his team to

a 122-run victory over Bengal in the final league game of the Ranji Trophy on 01 January

2013 in Kolkata.He played 165 first class matches amassing 8342 runs at an average of

33.35 and has 300 wickets to his credit.

103. National Table Tennis Championship Winners : On 11 January Soumyajit

Ghosh became the youngest national champion after he defeated six-time winner Achanta

Sharath Kamal in the summit clash of the 74th National Table Tennis Championship mens

singles final at Raipur.Shamini Kumaresan won the womens singles title.Sourav

Chakraborty and Ganeshan Sathiyan won the doubles title.In the Women doubles category

K. Spoorthy and Nikhat Banu (AP) defeated Madhurika Patkar and Pooja Sahasrabudhe in

the final and got the title.

104. Haryana girls retain U-20 hockey title : Haryana defeated Uttar Pradesh 1-0 to

retain their under-20 women hockey national championship at the Gachibowli Stadium on

16 January 2013.

1. Kerala won 61st National Volleyball Championship Title : On 16 January Kerala

defeated Tamilnadu to retain the men’s title in the 61st Senior National Volleyball

Championship at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur.In the women’s section,

Railways defeated Kerala and won the title in the final.

2. Malaysian Open Badminton Championship Winners

Men’s Singles: Lee Chong Wei (Indonesia) won the Men’s singles title after defeated Sony Dwi

Kuncoro in the final at Kuala Lumpur on 20 January.

Men’s Doubles: Mohd Ahsan (Indonesia) -Hendra Setiawan (China) defeated Ko Sung-hyun-Lee

Yong-dae (Malaysia) in the final.

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