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World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has been named a UNICEF global Goodwill Ambassador
Novak Djokovic established the Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007 to support early childhood education projects in Serbia. In 2011, Djokovic was named a UNICEF Serbia National Ambassador to help reach the disadvantaged and marginalised children of his home country with early childhood education programs.
Djokovic is currently ranked the world No.1 men’s singles tennis player by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He has won several major titles including the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open
AB de Villiers broke Sourav Ganguly’s record of fastest 8000 ODI
South African skipper AB de Villiers on 26 August 2015 became the fastest batsman to reach 8000 One Day International (ODI) runs. He achieved the fete during the third ODI against New Zealand in Durban which South Africa won by 62 runs to claim the series, 2-1.
De Villiers, who went past 8000 runs in just his 182 innings, broke the previous record held by former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.
Ganguly achieved the fete in 200 innings and Sahin Tendulkar, the leading run-scorer in ODIs achieved it in 210 innings.
De Villiers currently holds the record for the fastest half-century, fastest century and the fastest 150 in ODIs.
Usain Bolt wins 200 meters at world championship
It was the fifth-fastest 200-meter time ever for the 29-year-old Bolt, who set the world record in the event (19.19 seconds) at the 2009 world championships. He has won every 100-meter and 200-meter event at the Olympics or world championships since 2008, save for the 2011 world championships when he was disqualified for a false start in the 100-meter final.
Gatlin, 33, became the oldest sprinter to ever medal at the world championships. He has finished behind Bolt in three consecutive 200-meter championship races, winning bronze at the 2012 Olympics and silver at the 2013 world championships.
Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser retained Women’s 100 meters gold at World Championships
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powered to victory in the women’s 100 metres at the World Championship in Beijing.Fraser-Pryce claimed gold with a time of 10.76 seconds, edging ahead of Holland’s Dafne Schippers, who ran a second national record of the night in 10.81 to secure silver, while American Tori Bowie took bronze in 10.86.
Government announces Dronacharya, Dhyan Chand, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar awards 2015
Dronacharya Award 2015
Naval Singh- Athletics Para-sports coach
Anoop Singh– Wrestling coach
Harbans Singh- Athletics coach
Swatantar Raj Singh- Boxing coach
Nihar Ameen- Swimming coach
Dhyan Chand Award 2015
Romeo James– Hockey
Shiv Prakash Mishra- Tennis
P.P Nair– Volleyball
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2015
Directorate General of Military Training (DGMT) – for identifying and nurturing of young talent in sports
Coal India Limited (CIL) – for encouraging sports through Corporate Social Responsibility
Haryana State Police- For employing sportspersons and sports welfare measures
Sports Coaching Foundation (SCF)- For development of sports
The awardees will receive the awards from the President Pranab Mukherjee at a special function at Rashtrapati Bhawan to be held on 29 August 2015. Dhyan Chand Awardees and Dronacharya Awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and cash award of 5 lakh rupees each. While, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar (RKPP) awardees will receive certificates and trophies.
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara retired from International
Sangakkara was one of the leading cricketers in world cricket for the last 15 years during which he played in 134 Tests (scoring 12,400 runs, 182 catches (131 catches as a wicket-keeper) as well as 20 stumpings), 404 ODIs (14,234 runs, 402 catches (383 as wicket-keeper) and 99 stumpings) and 56 T20Is (1,382 runs, 26 catches as wicket-keeper and 20 stumpings). He also led Sri Lanka in 15 Tests, 45 ODIs and 22 ODIs.
He played his last match against India as part of three match test series held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
In an event held on this occasion, he was offered the post of Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the UK by the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena.
Sangakkara had already taken retirement from One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty-20 cricket. He retired from Twenty-20 cricket format after Sri Lanka won the T20 World cup in 2014. He retired from ODI cricket format after the ICC World Cup 2015.