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August 02, 2012

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Spanish Football Club Real Madrid Clinched Spanish League Title           

Spanish football club Real Madrid clinched its 32nd spanish League title and first in four years on 2 May 2012, over shadowing Lionel Messi breaking a 39 years European club scoring record with a hatrik to take his season total to 68 goals.

Indian Women Team Won Asian Sqash Championship

Indian women squash team won its maiden gold at the 16th Asian Squash Championship in Kuwait on 5 May 2012. The women created a history by defeating the  top seeded Joshna Chinnappa and 14th seeded Dipika Pillikkal defeated world number 16th Joey Chan and world no-7 Annie Au respectively.

Sriram Balaji Won ITF Futures Men’s Tennis Title   

Fifth ranked Sriram Balaji defeated Swiss Joss Espasandin in the Summit clash of the MCC -SR Subramanian Memorial ITF Futures men’s tennis tournament in Chennai on 5 May 2012.

Sports Illustrated, Sportsman of the Year Yuvraj      

On 5 May 2012 Inidan cricketer Yuvraj singh , Who is rehabilitating after a layoff due to cancer has been adjudged as sports illustrated sportsman of the year  for his stupendous performance in 2011 World cup.

Sara Errani Wons Budapest WTA Tournament 

Top seeded Sara Errani of Italy won her third WTA title for the year 2012by defeating Elina Vesnina of Russia in the $220,000 Budapest Grand Prix final held on 6 May 2012 in Budapest, Hungary.

Juan Del Potro Won Estoril ATP Open Title

Argentina’s top seeded Juan Martin Del Potro retained his title at the Estoril Open on 6 May 2012 after defeating second seeded Richard Gasquet held at Estoril, Portugal.

Deepika Kumari Won First World Cup Title   

India’s Olympic prospect Deepika Kumari won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal at Antalya, Turkey on 6 May 2012.

Estoril Men’s Double Title 2012 Winners       

Pakistan tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi and his partner Dutch Rojer Jean Julien clinched the Men’s double title of the Estoril Open on 6 May 2012 held in Estoril, Portugal.

Kanepi Won The Single Women’s Estoril Title 2012    

Kaia Kanepi claimed her third WTA trophy of single Women’s Estoril Title by defeating Spain’s Carla Suarez Novarro in the final of the Estoril open on 6 May 2012 held at Estoril, Portugal.

Krishna Poonia Sets New National Record 

Discus Thrower Krishna Poonia  set a new national record with a throw of 64.76m. Which breaked Seema Antil’s existing record of 64.64m. Krishna won the silver medal in the Aitius Track crew Throw down mmet in Maui Island  Hawaii on 7 May 2012.

Rickie Fowler Golfer Won Well Fargo Trophy

Rickie Fowler  won his first RGA Wells Fargo Championship over US Open Campion Rory Mcllroy and D.A Points on 6 May 2012 at Quali Hallow club in Charlotte, NC.

O’Sullivan Won World Snooker Title  

England’s Ronnie O’Sullivan won the fourth World Snooker Championship by defeating Ali Carter 18-11 in the final at the Crucible Theatre on 8 May 2012 at Sheffield,England.

Parimarjan Negi Won Asian Continental Chess Champion

Granmaster Parimarjin Negi won the Asian Continental  Chess Championship despite loosing to A.R.Saleh Salem of UAE in the final round by winning gold that concluded on 13 May 2012.

Pastor Team Claims Formula One Race 

Pastor Maldonado gave williams a first formula One Race win in almost eight years on 13 May 2012, when he fought off local hero Fernando Alonsa in a thrilling Spanish Grand Prix.

Serena Williams Won The Madrid Open Final    

USA’s Serena Williams won the Madrid Open Final Women’s tennis by defeating world no-1 Victoria Azarenka on 13 May 2012 held at Madrid.

Roger Federar Won Madrid Men’s Open Title   

Swiss tennis star Roger Federar defeated Czech Tomas Berdych to win Madrid Men’s Single Open Title on 13 May 2012.The Madrid open title is set to reinstate Federar as the no-2 spot in the world tennis ranking , the position he had earlier lost to his rival Rafael Nadal.

Manjeet Singh won the Junior National Boxing Title

Manjeet Singh  Panghal defeated Gurleen singh to claim the 69 kg title in the 45th National Junior Boxing championship at Patiala on 16 May 2012.

Nadal on The Sixth Rome Masters Title

Rafael Nadal won his sixth Rome Men’s singles Masters title in a rain postponed final against Novack Djokovic on 21 May 2012 held at Rome.

Sharapova Won Women’s Single’s Rome Masters Title 

Maria Sharapova of Russia won the women’s single Rome Masters Title by defeating China’s Li Na on 20 May held at Rome.

Sania-Mattek lift Brussels Open TIttle

Sania Mirza won her second WTA doubles tittles of the season and 14th overall,when she combined with.Bethanie Mattek-sands to lift Brussels Open Tropy with an emphatic straight set win over Alicja Rosolska of polamd and china;s Zheng Jie.This Indo-American pair took an hour and 10 minutes.

Knights Dethrone Kings IPL-5 Crown

Kolkatta Knight Riders are newly crowed IPL Champions.The visitors beat defending champions chennai SuperKings by five wickets in a high final at the MAC stadium in chennai. The Man of the Match is “Bisla”. Golden player goes to “Sumil Naring”(KKR) and Orange cap goes to “Chris Gale”(RCB) and Purple Cap goes to”More Morkel”(DD)

Weber Wins Monaco Grand Pix

Australia Mark Webber made Formula one history on 27 May when he steered his Red bull to victory and claimed his First Win in this Year and his Team Red Bull’s Third successive Monacco Grand Pix.

Lin Dan Propels China to Thomas Cup Tittle

Super star Lin Dan led osts china to an emphatic victory over South Korea in the Thomas cup Final on 27 May, Sending a starl message he and his Team mates are in peak form for the London Olympics in the field of Badminton.

Fluent Fedex on the Mark 

Roger Federer celebrated on 28 May his 50th straight major with a record equalling 233rd Grand slam win.His win , achieved on a sixth match point, also told him level with ‘Jimmy connors’ record for most grand slam matches win of 233.

Services Defeat Tamilnadu for Cup     

Services showed nerves of steel to defeat Tamilanadu 3-2 in the final  of the 66th santosh Tropy at the Barabati stadium in Cuttack,Adisha on 28 May.This was services second Title, with thier maiden championship coming in the 1960-61 season.

Anand Crowned Fifth world Championship 

Indian Grand master viswa nathan Anand showed immense resilence to beat challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in the tense rapid chess tie braker to win the world championship crown for the fifth time and Fourth in a row on 30 may 2012

Chattisgarh Girls&Boys Clinch National Titles    

Chattisgarh  Clinched both  Girls&Boys Titles in the 63rd National  Junior Basketball championship on 30 May .boys defeated the punjab in final where as girls defeated the maharastara in final.

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