Current General Knowledge Update: November 2008 (Sports)
Last updated: December 16, 2011 by Sarbjit+
Gagan Narang - World Record in 10m Air Rifle
During the World Cup Finals in Bangkok, Narang scored 103.5 points to attain a world record score of 703.5.
The old world record was set by Austrian Farnik Thomas in 2006 at World Cup Final in Granada, Spain. The other participants of the finals:
American Matthew Emmons (Gold)
Chinese Zhu Qinan (Bronze)
Gagan had won a bronze in the World Cup in China earlier this year to qualify for this World Cup.
Saina Nehwal Wins Badminton World Junior Championship
Saina Nehwal defeated Sayaka Sato of Japan to become Badminton Junior World Champion.
Anil Kumble Retires
Anil Kumble said goodbye to Test Cricket after playing at his favorite pitch at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi against Australia.
MS Dhoni was appointed as the Indian captain.
The legendary leg-spinner has 619 wickets in the Test Cricket (Third highest wicket taker in Test Cricket after Muttiah Muralitharan, and Shane Warne)
A Brief look at Kumble's Career
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Saurav Ganguly Announces His Retirement
Saurav Ganguly announced to quit international cricket after the India-Australia test series. Saurav has been of the greatest test captains India has ever produced. As captain of India, he has the record of winning 21 of 49 test matches. It is under his captaincy that India reached the finals of 2003 World Cup. The left-handed batsman has over 10,000 ODI runs to his name.
Viswanathan Anand wins World Chess Championship
Viswanathan Anand won the 12-game World Chess Championship at Bonn by defeating Russian Vladimir Kramnik.
Mahesh Bhupathi & Mark Knowles Win Davidoff Swiss Indoors Title
Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles have won the ATP Davidoff Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel on October 26, 2008 defeating Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany by 6-3, 6-3.
India Beats Australia In Mohali Test Match
India won the second test match at Mohali by crushing Australia by a huge margin of 320 runs on October 21, 2008. With this India has registered its biggest test match victory in terms of runs. The previous best was against South Africa in Kanpur in 1996. In that match, India had defeated the Portreas by a margin of 280 runs.
Sachin Tendulkar Becomes Highest Run Scorer In Test Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar became the leading run scorer in test cricket. He broke Brain Lara's record of 11,953 runs while batting against Australia in the second test match at Mohali. Tendulkar has achieved the milestone of maximum runs in test matches by playing 152 matches while Lara took 131 matches for his 11,953 runs.
Tendulkar also holds the record of having the maximum runs in 50-50 version of the game. He has made 16,361 runs from 417 one-day matches with an average well above 45.
Sachin Tendulkar also holds the world record of scoring maximum number of centuries in both forms of the game.
India Wins The Border-Gavaskar Trophy
India clinched the prestigious Border-Gavaskar trophy by 2-0 defeating the world champions by 172 runs in the final Test in Nagpur.
It is the first time that Australia has lost a Test series by more than one match since 1988 when they were defeated by West Indies.
Jeev Milkha Singh Wins Barclay's Singapore Open
Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh won the $ 5 million Barclays Singapore Open title on November 16, 2008 and thereby bagged the Asian Tour Order of Merit title. This is his third title this year. Earlier he had won the Bank Austria Golf Open on European Tour and the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup on Japan Tour.Category: General Knowledge
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