Mary Kom clinches historic 6th gold medal
NEW DELHI, Nov 24: Legendary India boxer Mary Kom beat Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the final to win the gold medal in the 48Kg category at the Women’s World Boxing Championship in New Delhi on Saturday.
Mary thumped Okhota by unanimous verdict to win the title for an unprecedented sixth time. Cheered on by the partisan fans in the capital, Mary blew away her Ukrainian counterpart in three rounds to take the crown.
Mary now takes the top spot in the list of most World Championship title victories. Before this, Mary was tied with Ireland’s Katie Taylor with five titles each. But now, Mary is in the league of her own with six gold medals - 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2018.
In total, Mary has now won seven medals at World Championships and this is also a tournament record. The 35-year-old Manipuri, a mother of three, won silver in the first edition, followed by five gold in successive World Championships from 2002 to 2010 and now this latest gold in 2018.
DLF Golf and Country Club honored with Asia Pacific Order of Zenith
Akash Ohri Wins Personality of the Year Award; Vishal Bharti Bags Legion of Leaders Award
By Deepak Arora
NEW DELHI, Nov 12: DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurugram, did India proud when it won four prestigious awards at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Bangkok.
DLF Golf Club was honored with the coveted ‘Asia Pacific Order of Zenith’ at the Asian Golf Awards 2018.
The Club bagged three other coveted awards. Aakash Ohri, Senior Executive Director, DLF Home Developmers Ltd, won the DLF Golf Asia Pacific Personality of the Year Award.
Vishal Bharti, Assistant Vice President, DLF Golf Club, won the Legion of Leaders Award. And DLF Golf & Country Club also won the Best Locker Room award.
The Asia Pacific Order of Zenith is the highest and most prestigious award reserved for a select few golf clubs in Asia.
DLF Golf and Country Club is the only golf club of the country which has received this honor.
The Asia Pacific Order of Zenith is a spin-off from the long running Asian Golf Awards, the only pan-Asian recognition award programme for the golf industry that is now in its nineteenth year.
Asia Pacific Order of Zenith is a special award that honors the absolute best amongst the best. A unique award designed to recognize distinguished golf clubs and permanently enshrine these clubs in a hallowed class all their own.
The 2018 Asian Golf Awards was attended by delegates from over 22 countries and it was staged in conjunction with the highly successful 2018 Asia Pacific Golf Summit.
The prestigious and much sought-after Asian Golf Awards are devoted to recognizing and honoring the best in the Asia Pacific Golf industry and are widely regarded as the “Oscars” of golf awards in Asian golf industry.
Each of the premier clubs on the award list has distinguished and excelled itself in terms of operating a golf club noted for the quality of its golf course, its club house facilities and services and its commitment to deliver a quality golfing experience to both members and guests alike.
The award ceremony was part of the 2018 Asia Pacific Golf Summit which was staged from November 1 to 3 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Rohit Sharma becomes first player to hit 4 T20 international centuries
LUCKNOW, Nov 6: Rohit Sharma’s purple patch in international cricket continued on Tuesday as he smashed his way into the record books of T20 internationals, becoming the first ever player to slam 4 centuries in international cricket’s shortest format.
The Indian opener was in full flow in the second T20 international against Windies at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium, which is hosting its first international match.
Rohit brought up his century in 58 balls. He had earlier slammed centuries against South Africa, Sri Lanka and England.
Rohit Sharma’s blitz in Lucknow handed him a bagful of records and helped him get past Indian captain Virat Kohli yet again. Rohit went past the 50-run mark in just 38 deliveries after a sedate start to his innings and he stepped on the accelerator at India’s newest international venue.
As a result of this, he has now become the player with most 50-plus knocks in T20 internationals. This is the 19th time the Indian opener and stand-in-captain has surpassed the 50-run mark. He has thus gone ahead of Indian captain Virat Kohli, who has 18 50-plus scores to his credit.
In the same match Rohit Sharma also became the highest run-getter for India in T20 internationals, again getting past Virat Kohli, who has been rested for this series. Kohli though has amassed his records in lesser number of matches.