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Exercise :: Sports - Latest Current Affairs

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In which sport did India win the highest number of medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games?

A. Swimming
B. Table Tennis
C. Wrestling
D. Shooting

Answer: Option D


India ended its campaign in Gold Coast with a total of 66 medals (26 Gold, 20 Silver, 20 Bronze). This is India's third most successful Commonwealth Games. India was the best nation in 5 disciplines, weightlifting, shooting, wrestling, badminton and table tennis, and the second best nation in boxing. PV Sindhu was India's flag bearer.


Which pair won the silver medal in the squash mixed doubles event in Commonwealth Games 2018?

A. Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik
B. Harinder Pal Sandhu and Joshna Chinappa
C. Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa
D. Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshna Chinappa

Answer: Option A


India clinched the silver in the squash mixed doubles event for the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games. Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal lost to Australia's Cameron Pilley and Donna Urquhart 0-2 in the final at Gold Coast. This was the fifth time Australia won the event at the Commonwealth Games.


The 2018 Asia Cup has been relocated from India to which country?

A. Srilanka
B. Pakistan
C. Malaysia

Answer: Option D


The 2018 Asia Cup, that was earlier scheduled to be held in India, has now been moved out to the United Arab Emirates. The decision was taken following a meeting of the executive board of the Asian Cricket Council held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the winner of Asia Cup qualifier will compete in the 50-overs format event.


Rahul Aware clinched gold in __________ men's freestyle wrestling category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.

A. 60 kg
B. 57 kg
C. 74 kg
D. 52 kg

Answer: Option B


In the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Indian wrestlers bagged 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal on the opening day of their competitions on April 12, 2018. Rahul Aware has won India's first wrestling gold medal by defeating Canada's Steven Takahashi in the men's freestyle 57 kg wrestling final by 15-7. This was the first CWG medal of his career after he was forced to miss the Glasgow games due to injury. Beside him, veteran Olympian Sushil Kumar clinched gold in the 74 kg category after winning his match by technical superiority against South Africa's Botha Johannes. In the Women's 53 kg category, Babita Kumari Phogat claimed the Silver after she lost to Canada's Diana Weicker, 2-5 in the final. Kiran clinched the Bronze in the 76 kg division following a stunning 10-0 win over Katouskia Pariadhaven of Mauritius.


Which team won the men's table tennis team event at the Commonwealth Games for the first time?

A. Scotland
B. India
C. Malaysia
D. England

Answer: Option B


India defeated Nigeria to clinch gold in the men's table tennis team event at the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 2006. With this, India joined England to bag second-most table tennis gold medals (5) at CWG. This is the first time that India have won both men's and women's TT team events at a single CWG edition.