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2011 October Sports

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 9 October 2011 launched the nationwide Come and Play scheme in New Delhi. Through this scheme, the ministry aims at opening SAI’s sporting infrastructure for the youth across India. The scheme is targeted at the 8-17 age groups. 

The main objective of the scheme is to provide coaching primarily to sportspersons of young age. Under the Come and Play Scheme, competitions related to various age categories would be conducted twice a year and the top three position holders in the relevant age group would be permitted for admission to boarding scheme in SAI (Sports Authority of India) training centers.

McLaren’s Jenson Button won the Japanese Grand Prix in his adopted homeland, Japan on 9 October 2011. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel who stood third in the Formula 1 race became the youngest double world champion with four races to spare. 

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel made his way to the record books as Formula One’s youngest double world champion after finishing third in a Japanese Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Fernando Alons had become the previous youngest double world champion when he had won for Renault aged 25 in 2006.

The ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports on 1 October 2011 announced the decision to set up the National Institute of Sports Science and Medicine (NISSM). NISSM will have its premises at the Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium in New Delhi. 

The institute will aim at fostering disciplines like Physiology, Nutrition, Psychology, Anthropometry, Nutrition, Biochemistry and Sports medicine. NISSM is modeled on the lines of China Institute of Sports Sciences (CISS). The decision to set up the institute was taken during the visit of Indian President to China on 27 May 2010.NISSM will function under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Churchill Brothers won the 2011 Durand Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium with a 5-4 tiebreak wins over Prayag United on 15 October 2011 by defeating Prayag United.

Five-time world champion MC Mary Kom won gold in the 51kg category by defeating Pinki Jangra in the summit clash on the final day of the 12th Senior Women's National Boxing Championships in Bhopal on 16 October 2011. In the featherweight division, bronze medalist at the Women's Youth World Championship, Pwilao Basumatary of Assam settled for a silver medal after losing to Mandakini Chann of AIP who won gold. 

Haryana bagged the overall title with three gold medals, two silver and two bronze. Manipur came second with two gold medals, silver and a bronze while Railways finished third with two gold and three bronze medals.



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