Women’s 4x100m Relay Team Breaks Indian National Record
The Indian 4x100m women’s relay team on 18 May 2016 broke the 18-year-old national record to finish in 4th position at the IAAF World Challenge held in Beijing, China. The 4x100m women relay team, which included Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, HM Jyoti and Merlin Joseph, clocked 44.03 seconds to finish the race. The clocked time broke the 18-year-old record of 44.43s crea-ted by the quartet of Saraswati Dey, Rachita Mistry, EB Shyla and PT Usha on 22 July 1998 in Fukuoka, Japan.

Verstappen Becomes Youngest F1 Winner In History at Spanish Grand Prix
Dutch teenager, Max Verstappen, on 15 May became Formula One’s youngest race winner after winning the Spanish Grand Prix. Red Bull’s Verstappen defeated Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen by 0.616 seconds. His teammate Sebastian Vettel stood at the third position. At 18 years and 228 days, Max Verstappen is the youngest race winner in F1 history. The Dutchman was two years and 210 days younger than the previous youngest winner, Sebastian Vettel.

Pakistan Won 2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship Cup
Pakistan won the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2016 (Circle Style) that held on 6 May at Wah Cantonment in Pakistan.It defeated India by 19 points. Pakistan achieved 50 points against 31 by India in the final of the tournament. This is Pakistan’s second successive win in the Asian Kabaddi title as they had won it in 2012.

Mark Selby Won 2016 World Snooker Championship Title
Ace snooker player Mark Selby from England has won the 2016 World Snooker Championship after beating Ding Junhui 18-14 in the final at the Crucible on 3 May. This was Selby’s second World Snooker title after he had won it in 2014 for the first against Ronnie O’Sullivan. This was Selby’s second title of the year 2016 after he had won minor Gdynia Open event held in Poland.

India 3rd On WADA Doping List
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has revealed their list of top doping offenders in 2014. India, with 96 violations recorded, are third on the list behind leaders Russia (148) and Italy (123). WADA’s 2013 report had seen 91 violations from India, who were still placed 3rd on the blacklist. However, despite the relatively higher count of instances, there has been a 13% drop in the total number of failed tests.

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