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August 02, 2012

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Miami Masters Title to Novack Djokovic

World’s No-1 Novak Djokovic won the Miami masters title on 1 April 2012 by defeating fourth seeded Andy Murrey in the final held in Florida.

World Championship For China

World’s no-2 Zhang Jike of China won the Men’s Single World’s Table Tennis Championship held in Durtmund, Germany on 1April 2012 by defeating Timo Boll

Women’s Single World Championship

China’s Ning Ding won the Women’s Single World Table Tennis Championship held in Durtmund, Germany on 1 April 2012 by defeating Feng Tianwei

Geeta Kumari, First Indian Woman Wrestler to Olympics

Geeta Kumari, the woman wrestler, won a gold in 55kg category at the ongoing Asia qualifying tournament in Astana, Kazakhastan.  Geeta with this victory also made a history as she became the first Indian woman wrestler to have ever qualified for the Olympics

Indian Boxer Vijendra Singh Qualified For London Olympics

In boxing, India’s Vijendra singh on 8 April 2012 qualified for the London Olympics in the 75 kg category, He is the first Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics for the third time in succession.

Pankaj Advani Wins 11th Asian Billiards Championship

Six times world Champion Pankaj Advani on 8 April 2012 clinched the 11th ONGC Asian Billiard’s Championship title after defeating Thowaat Sujaritthurakara of Thailand in the Final in Panaji

Serena Wins First Title Of 2012

Fifth seeded Serena Williams captured her 40th career Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)  title by defeating ninth seeded Czech Lucie Safarova on 8 April 2012 in Charleston.

Bubba Won Augusta Masters Title

Bubba Watson of US, a third left hand player won the Augusta Masters Golf Tournament on 8 April 2012 in Augusta by defeating Louis Oosthuizen of British.

Indian Squash Player Saurav Ghosal Won The EL Gouna International Open

Top Indian Squash player Saurav Ghosal won a 3-2 victory over Rabbie Temple of England at the $120,000 EL Gouna International open in EL Gouna on 9 April 2012

Double Honour For Sangakkara

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara has been chosen one of the five Cricketers of the Year and leading Cricketer in the World for 2011, which was announced in 2012 edition of Wisden Cricketers Almanack on 11 April 2012.

Smriti Named ‘Player Of The Year’

Smriti Mehra, the most successful Golfer on the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour in 2011-12 was named the ‘Player of the Year at the Hero- WGAI Awards function on 11 April 2012 held in New Delhi.

Shiva Thapa Became The Youngest Indian Boxer For Olympics

The 18 years old Shiva Thapa (56 kg category) on 11 April 2012 became the youngest Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympics by beating Japan’s Satoshi Shimize 31-11 to enter the final of the Asian Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Vikas Gowda Sets Nation Award

Discus thrower Vikas Gowda, the 28 years old Indian hurled the discus to 66.28 meters at Norman Oklahana in US on 12 April 2012, to break his National record of 64.96 meters en route to winning the gold in the event, laying down an early marker in the Olympic year. His previous record was made at Salinas, California in 2007.

Mercedes AMG Driver Nico Rosberg Won Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG driver Nico Rosberg won the Chinese Grand Prix on 15 April 2012, first in his career at Shanghai International Circuit by defeating Jenson Button of Britain

Under 19  Quadrangular Cricket Tournament Winner India

India recorded a convincing seven wicket win over Australia to clinch the under 19 quadrangular cricket championship on 15 April 2012 in Townsville, Australia. The man of the match was given to Unmukt Chand for his unbeaten 112 runs in the match. where four countries Australia, South Africa, India and England participated.

Lanka Ravi Titled By FIDE Lecturer

Former Asian Rapid Chess Champion Lanka Ravi has been conferred a FIDE Lecturer title by the World Chess Body (FIDE) on 15 April 2012. Ravi, who was the first International Master from Andhra Pradesh is the only one from Asia to get this privilege in the list of 24 FIDE Lectures nominated  across the world.

No Champions Trophy After 2013

The ICC Champions Trophy, which will be held in England in 2013, will be last tournament, as the association plans to have only one Championship’s for each of the game’s three formats from 2015

Korean City Slated As The Venue For Shooting World Championship

The shooting world championship of 2018 was awarded to,Korean city of Changwon on 17 April 2012. The decision regarding the venue of the championship was made at the general assenbly meeting of international shooting sport Federation ( ISSF) in London. The last World Championships was held in Munich, Germany, in 2010 and the next Championship will be held in Granada, in Spain in 2014.

Rafeal Nadal Won Monte Carlo Masters

Ace tennis player Rafeal Nadal on 22 April 2012 clinched his eighth consecutive Monte Carlo Masters Title match held at Monaco. The second seeded Nadal defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic in the final. The Monte Carlo Title was Nadal’s first since French Open title in 2011 and 47th of his ATP career.

Vettel Won The Formula One Title Race

Defending Double world championship Sebastian Vettel of R ed Bull claimed his first win of the year on 22 April 2012 to take over as leader of the Fotmula One Tile race in Manama.

China’s Chen Jin Clinch The Asian Badminton Championship

The third seeded China’s Chen Jin defeated fellow countryman and fifth seeded Du Pengyu in the Men’s finals of Asian Badminton Championship in China’s eastern city of Qingdao on 22 April 2012

Umadevi On Top In World Ladies Billiards

R.Umadevi claimed her maiden World Ladies Billiards & Snooker Association Title beating world no-13 Eva Palmius by 2-0 in the senior’s final held at the Cambridge snooker centre, England on 24 April 2012.

Shon Wan Ho Won Indian Open Badminton

Shon Wan Ho  of Korea defeated Chinese defending champion Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles final clash and clinch his maiden super series title of the  Indian Open Badminton on 28 April 2012 held in India.

Nadal Won Barcelona Open Badminton Title

Rafeal Nadal defeated Davis Ferrer of Spain to clinch the seventh Barcelona Men’s Singles Title on 29 April 2012 held in Barcelona, and became the first tennis player to win two seperate ATP World Tour events seven times.

Aditya Mehta Wons Asian Snooker Title

Aditya Mehta defeated compatriot Pankaj Advani in the final and won the Asian Snooker Title after eight years on 29 April 2012 held at Qatar

Maria Sharapova Won Porsche Grand Prix

Russia’s Maria Sharapova won the Porsche Grand Prix Title after defeating world no-1 Belarus Victoria Azarenka in the final match held on 30 April 2012 in Stuttgart Germany.

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