Presenting sports current affairs of September 12 2017 with regular updates of today. Aim of our current affairs section is to help you to get high marks in competitive exams you are going to attempt.
Harinder Pal Wins Malaysian Squash Tour X event
Harinder Pal Sandhu has won the Malaysian Squash Tour by beating Malaysia’s Mohammed Syafiq Kamal in the final match. With this win Sandhu’s 21st consecutive international win in a row. The tournament held in in Kuala Lumpur. Sandhu scored a 3-2 (11-8, 10-12, 11-3, 9-11, 11-6) win over second seed Mohammed Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia in the final.
Kochi host BWF Senior Badminton World Championships
Badminton World Federation’s World Senior Badminton Championships will be held at the coastal city of Kochi. The championship will be held for one week from 11 September to 17th September,2017.
There will be total 665 players from 40 different countries participating in the championships under eight different age segments. The age groups are as under:
plus-35, plus- 40, plus-45, plus-50, plus-55, plus-60, plus-65 and plus-70
The matches will be played in all the five categories.
India is going to participate with 175 players. The players list will be having Olympians – Abhinn Shyam Gupta, Nikhil Kanetkar and V Diju. Partho Ganguly – three times Asian Games team bronze medallist and 1982 Asian Games bronze medallist Leroy D’sa will also compete in the games in their respective age groups.
Parkash Padukone first Player to get Lifetime Achievement Award
Badminton Association of India (BAI) is going to start giving lifetime achievement awards to badminton players who have done great in the game and Badminton legend Parkash Padukone will be the first to be conferred with first Lifetime Achievement Award.
Himanta Biswa Sarma the president of BAI made the announcement at a press conference regarding the initiation of lifetime achievement awards. The award will carry a citation and a cash award of Rs 10 lakh. BAI announced that from now onwards, it will now honor one important badminton player who has contributed in the badminton.
About Parkash Padukone:
Padukone is gold medallist of Commonwealth Games held in 1978. He has also won the 1980 All England, besides bagging a bronze at the 1983 World Championship in Copenhagen.
He is 1978 Arjuna awardee and also got Padma Shri in 1982.