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December 2010 SPORTS

Soumyajit Ghosh becomes the first Indian to win the medal in World Junior Table Tennis Championships. Ghosh won the bronze medal in mixed doubles along with his team mate NG Wing Nam of Hong Kong. Ghosh won the medal against Korean players at Bratislava, Slovak Republic. 

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal won the Hong Kong Open againt Shixian Wang of China. Saina has won back-to-back titles this year - Indian Open Grand Prix, Singapore Open Super Series, Commonwealth Games and Hong Kong Open.

Sachin Tendulkar's record-breaking double century in ODI against South Africa has found a place in Time magazine's top 10 sporting movements of the year. Sachin holding the record of first ever double century in one day international cricket matches.

Six Indian Hockey players were selected for Asian All-Stars Hockey team by Asian Hockey Federation for their best performance in recent Asian Games held at Guangzhou, China. According to Hockey India Sandeep Singh, Rajpal Singh, Arjun Halappa, Gurbaj Singh and Joydeep Kaur and Rani Rampal are selected from women's section.

The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) completed its election process and announced the new office bearers that were stayed following the orders of the Patna High Court in October. The Karnataka State Hockey Association President RK Shetty will replace KPS Gill as President of IHF. Gill was first elected as President of IHF in 1998 and his association with IHF is ending now nearly after two-decades.

Sachin Tendulkar has become the first batsman in the world to score Test hundreds for 50 times. The 50th Test century was made against South Africa at Centurion grounds. The first Test century of Tendulkar was arrived in Manchester in 1990.

Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki named for International Tennis Federation World Champions for 2010. Nadal and Wozniacki selected for ITF awards for second and first time respectively. 

The FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) Executive Committee member Franz Beckenbauer announced that the Soccer World Cup 2018 and 2022 will be held in Russia and Qatar respectively.  
Qatar will be the first Muslim country to hoast the games. The next 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil. The bid for 2018 and 2022 were finalised by the 22 FIFA Executive Committee Members 

Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan counterpart Aisam ul Haq in tennis doubles also known Indo-Pak Express awarded the 2010 Prix of Peace & Sports in Monaco. 

Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki gave Serbia for the first time Davis Cup Tennis title after beating the nine-time winner France. Serbia has become the 13th country to win the title in 110 years history of Davis Cup.

Yusuf Pathan gets his first century in One Day International against New Zealand with his unbeaten 123 runs in the fourth match of the series played in Bangalore. Pathan led India to victory to chase the score of 315 made by New Zealand. Pathan made 123 runs from 96 balls with 7 fours and 7 sixers.

Team India won 5-0 against New Zealand as part of the 5th ODI held in M.A.Chidambaram Stadium at Chennai. Man-of-the-Mach was given to Yuvraj Singh, Player-of-the-Series to Gambhir.



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