Current Affairs - May, 2019

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ISSF World Cup Rifle: Apurvi Chandela wins Gold

India’s Apurvi Chandela won gold in women’s 10m Air Rifle at ISSF World Cup Rifle held in Munich, Germany.

Key Highlights

  • Apurvi Chandela of India beat Wang Luyao of China with a score of 251 to win gold medal in 10m Air Rifle event at the 2019’s third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol stage held in Munich (Germany).
  • Winning Tally: This is Apurvi’s 2nd Shooting World Cup Gold of 2019 in Women’s 10m Air Rifle after the one she won with a world record score in New Delhi in February 2019. Overall this is her career’s fourth ISSF medal.
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic quotas: Given that top four ranks consisted of two Indians and two Chinese have already secured maximum possible two quotas in these events they were not eligible for Olympic quotas thus Quotas available on the event day went to Laura-Georgeta Coman of Romania and Eszter Meszaros of Hungary who finished 5th and 6th respectively in the women’s 10m air rifle.
  • India already holds five Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places in Rifle and Pistol competitions secured by Saurabh Chaudhary, Apurvi, Abhishek Verma Divyansh Singh Panwar and Anjum.

Sudirman Cup 2019: China beats Japan

In Sudirman Cup Badminton title 2019 China beats Japan in men’s doubles, women’s singles and men’s singles.

Key Highlights

  • The 2019 edition was hosted by China and it swept the finals with 3-0 victory against Japan. With this win China 11th Sudirman Cup title.
  • China’s Shi Yuqi whitewashed the world champion Kento Momota of Japan in the finale held in Nanjing City of China. The 23-year-old Shi holds world second-rank and the 24-year-old Momota is ranked world number one.
  • Japan has never won badminton world mixed-team championship and after this defeat their search still goes on.
  • China has for long-time been pre-eminent power in badminton and with this win in 2019 China reclaimed the trophy they lost to South Korea in 2017.

About Sudirman Cup

  • It was established in 1989 and is biennial international badminton championship.
  • The tournament is contested by mixed national teams of member associations of Badminton World Federation (BWF).
  • The year 2019 was 16th edition of the Sudirman Cup Title.
  • It was held between 19 and 26 May 2019 in Nanning, China.