India & World
Deepa Malik announces retirement, will head India’s Paralympic Committee
- Deepa Malik, India’s lone woman Paralympics silver medallist, announced that she will be hanging her boots from active sports in order to serve as the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) in accordance with the National Sports Code.
- Deepa Malik, India’s lone woman Paralympics silver medallist, became the only woman para-athlete to have been given the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in August last year.
- Paralympic Committee of India Founded: 1992.
- Paralympic Committee of India Secretary-General: Gursharan Singh.
Sania Mirza Becomes First Indian to Win The Fed Cup Heart Award
Tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday became the first Indian to win the Fed Cup Heart Award. Sania was the nominee for the award from the Asia/Oceania Zone along with Indonesia’s Priska Madelyn Nugroho.
- International Tennis FederationHeadquarters: London, United Kingdom.
- International Tennis Federation President: David Haggerty.
Peter Ebdon: Former world champion retires because of neck injury
- Former world champion Peter Ebdon has announced his retirement from snooker because of a chronic neck injury.
- The 49-year-old won the World Championship title in 2002 – beating Stephen Hendry 18-17 in the final – and won eight other ranking events, including the 2006 UK Championship.
- He has made the decision to retire in order to avoid spinal surgery.