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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
defending champion Mike Russell 1,895-1,216 in the final on 28th October 2012.
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.
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.
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
Serbia in the final on 4 November 2012.
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.
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
(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.
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.
World Federation (BWF) women’s rankings released on 16 November,2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
92. Vijay Won Gold in National Shooting Championshipfire pistol event at the 56th
National Shooting Championship in New Delhi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
and final Test match against Sri Lanka on 6 January at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) .
(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 .
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.
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
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.
Kuncoro in the final at Kuala Lumpur on 20 January.
Yong-dae (Malaysia) in the final.