8 Events That Show What A Great Year 2015 Is Turning Out For Indian Sports
While the Indian cricket team is inching closer to winning the World Cup again, the women’s hockey team just won the World Hockey League Round 2.
It has been a fantastic year for Indian sports until now – Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to reach the All England tournament final and Sania Mirza touched her career best rank. We listed down the best moments in Indian sports this year:
1. Sania Mirza won her first doubles title of the year at APIA International in Sydney, Australia on 16th January
— NDTV (@ndtv) January 16, 2015
After the tournament, Sania reached her career best rank, 5th in the world.
2. Saina Nehwal defeated the ruling world champion Carolina Marin to win the India Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament on 25th January
With the gold medal! My 4th india open title 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015 pic.twitter.com/U9AwgY1j9a
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 25, 2015
3. Leander Paes and Martina Hingis secured the Australian Open mixed doubles title on 1st February
I dedicate this trophy to all of you who continue to inspire me through your encouraging messages. pic.twitter.com/GdmwY6JGxC
— Leander Paes (@Leander) February 2, 2015
4. Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to qualify for the All England final on 6th March
With the All England badminton championships runner up medal What a tournament! thank u all for the love and support! pic.twitter.com/ZcTASyjTT0
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) March 9, 2015
She ended the tournament as the runner-up and jumped to 2nd rank in the world.
5. India kicked-off FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers with a 2-0 win over Nepal on 12th March
— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) March 12, 2015
6. India continues the winning streak from 2011 and remains unbeaten in the Cricket World Cup 2015 as on 14th March
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) March 14, 2015
India stands only 3 wins away from defending the title.
7. 22-year-old Kidambi Srikanth won the Swiss Open title of Badminton by defeating the defending champion Viktor Axelsen on 15th March
— Badminton Live (@BadmintonIndia) March 16, 2015
8. Indian women beat Poland in the final of Hockey World League Round 2 on 16th March
— Young Indians (Yi) (@YiTweets) March 16, 2015
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