Sports Current Affairs- August 7, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 7, 2021

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1-Aditi Ashok, an Indian golfer, barely missed out on a bronze medal in the women’s solo strokeplay category at the Tokyo Olympics, placing fourth.

2-Nelly Korda, the gold medalist in women’s golf in the Tokyo Olympics, has surpassed her father, former tennis star and Grand Slam champion Petr Korda.

3-Bajrang Punia of India won the bronze medal in men’s freestyle 65kg, defeating Kazakhstan’s Niyazbekov 8-0 on points for his first medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

4-The Jharkhand government has announced Rs 50 lakh in prize money for each member of the state’s women’s hockey team, who placed fourth in the Tokyo Olympics.

5-Apple Arcade currently has over 200 games available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users.

6-The United States deploys B-52 bombers to prevent the Taliban from capturing Afghan cities.

7-In honour of martyrs, the BJP organises the Tiranga Yatra in Gurugram.

8-Traditional kunbi saris will be given a Geographical Index (GI) tag: Pramod Sawant, the Chief Minister of Goa

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9-Satnam Singh, the father of Indian women’s hockey star Gurjit Kaur, is seeking a government position for her via the sports quota after her stunning performance in the bronze medal play-off match against Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics.

10-Haryana releases Rs 6 crore in compensation for Neeraj Chopra; Punjab CM congratulates golden kid on winning India’s first Olympic gold medal in athletics (Javeline throw)

11-Neeraj Chopra created history by being the first Indian to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics when he won first place in the javelin competition at Tokyo 2020 with a throw of 87.58 metres.

12-Rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual gold medalist in the Olympics, welcomed Neeraj Chopra to “the club” of Indian individual gold medalists.

13-Sunil Gavaskar, former India cricket captain and opener, celebrated javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with jalebis and a dance to the Bollywood song “Mere Desh Ki Dharti Sona Ugle, Ugle Heeray Moti.”

14-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Neeraj Chopra on his historic victory in the Tokyo Olympics, saying he would inspire future generations.

15-PT Usha, one of India’s most famous sprinters, praises Neeraj Chopra for realising her “unfinished ambition.”

16-President Kovind, Prime Minister Modi, and Sports Minister Thakur lead the country in celebrating Neeraj Chopra.

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17-Celebrations erupt in Neeraj Chopra’s Khandra hamlet in Haryana’s Panipat district, with cries of “Chak De India.”

18-At the Tokyo Olympics, two Haryana competitors made history by winning gold and bronze medals for India.

19-Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, has announced a Rs 2 crore award for Neeraj Chopra, who won India’s first Olympic gold medal in athletics.

20-Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister, congratulated Neeraj Chopra on winning India’s first Olympic gold medal in athletics.

21-Neeraj Chopra, a gold medalist in javelin throwing in the Tokyo Olympics, has been promised a XUV 700 model by Anand Mahindra.

22-The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have announced a Rs 1 million prize and jersey No. 8758 in Chopra’s honour.

23-Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan, who placed sixth in the Olympic men’s javelin throw, congratulated India’s Neeraj Chopra on winning gold in Tokyo.

24-The BCCI has announced a Rs 1 crore reward for Neeraj Chopra for earning India’s first-ever athletics gold medal in Olympic history, as well as a Rs 1.25 crore award for the hockey team, which has earned a bronze medal at the current Tokyo Olympics.

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25-The organisers of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games have said that the “largest flag ever” would be flown from the Eiffel Tower as part of the Olympic transfer from Tokyo to the French capital.

26-At the Tokyo Olympic Games, Team USA won gold in the women’s 4x400m relay by a wide margin.

27-Brazil regained their Olympic men’s football gold title after defeating Spain 2-1 in extra time.

28-Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah grabbed five wickets for 64 runs as India came within 157 runs of victory in the first Test against England on Saturday at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge.

29-As part of the gold-winning 4×400-metre relay team, American sprinter Allyson Felix earned her 11th Olympic medal, bringing the United States of America (USA) within two gold medals of China in the overall medals count.

30-Mirabai Chanu, an Olympic silver medalist in weightlifting, was honoured by the Indian Army in Manipur.

31-On the fourth day of the first Test at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge, pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah took five wickets for 64 runs as India dismissed England for 303 in the second innings. India must score 209 runs to win.

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