During the second day of the second test of the India-England series in Nov 2012 at Wankhede, something happened for probably only the second time since world war 2. The first instance had occurred during the match between Pakistan and England in 1967. What incident?
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In February 1948 X qualified for the Olympics by winning the National triple jump title astounding everyone with a national record of 50 feet 2 inches (15.29 metres) at the All-India meet in Lucknow. Then at the olympics, X made what he called his "two big mistakes." "I was just 19-and-a-half and inexperienced. I should have insisted on some time for warming up. That was my first mistake — not to warm-up. My second was to go flat out on my first jump. We had a total of six and I should have taken things easy at the start." The result was both sad and predictable. "I approached the take off board at considerable speed. I got my take off foot on the board and started to take off for the first phase of the triple jump — the hop. Then, suddenly, I felt a sharp pain in my right hamstring muscle and heard a sort of `thwack like the snapping of a bowstring. My right hamstring muscle had ruptured. I was thrown off balance completely and landed with a tumble in the pit." Identify X?
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X displayed anger towards Peles list. He was adamant with the ruling and thought that he and a few of his teammates deserved a spot on the list. He symbolically ripped up a piece of paper, a clear representation of Peles list, on a local broadcasting station saying that, "I respect his opinion, but I dont agree. Taking off Zidane, Platini and Fontaine, Im behind 11 Frenchmen? This is a joke to have to hear this."
He qualified in second position for the semi-final and final of the 10 m platform event. After experiencing mixed success in his first five dives in the final, X entered the final round of dives in second place, 34 points behind Chinese diver Zhou Lüxin. After Zhou performed his worst dive of the final and scored 74.80, X still needed to score 107.30, a very high score on the platform, to win the gold. However, his near-perfect final dive drew four perfect 10 scores from judges and achieved a score of 112.10, the highest single-dive score in Olympic history. He finished with an overall score of 537.95 to defeat Zhou, who finished with an overall score of 533.15, to win Australias second diving medal of the Games. His win prevented China from claiming a clean-sweep of all diving gold medals at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Identify the players or describe the incident shown in the image below.
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In his first international meet, X won the gold medal and set a world record of 47.63 seconds. After breaking his own world record the following year, X lost to West Germanys Harald Schmid on 26 August 1977 in Berlin, his fourth defeat in the 400 m hurdles. Beginning the next week, when he beat Schmid by 15 meters in Düsseldorf. X did not lose another race for nine years, nine months and nine days. By the time American Danny Harris beat X in Madrid on June 4, 1987, X had won 122 consecutive races, set the world record two more times, won three World Cup titles, a World Championship gold, and earned his second Olympic gold medal in Los Angeles.
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X started playing hockey at the age of nine, with his brothers in the backyard of their house. He joined HC Alkmaar at the age of eleven, and was selected for the Dutch under-16 team 2 years later. At fifteen, X made his debut in the senior mens league with HC Alkmaar, and two years later, he first played in Hollands elite league with HC Bloemendaal. After two seasons wearing the number 11 shirt, X switched to the number 14, made famous by Johan Cruijff, and has worn it for club and country ever since. The number was later bestowed on the signature stick he helped to create, the Dita: "Giga #14"
X’s life story was the subject of the 2008 movie Y, considered a commercial failure. X was the first African American player to win the Heisman Trophy, awarded annually to the most outstanding player in collegiate football. X was instrumental in leading Syracuse University to its first national championship by scoring a crucial touchdown. X was chosen #1 in the 1962 draft, and signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns. Later however, following medical testing, he was diagnosed with leukemia. The Cleveland Browns honoured X by allowing him to suit up in uniform and join the team while running out before a televised game, and also retiring his number 45 jersey, even though he never played a single game for the Browns. X died on May 18, 1963 at the age of 23; while in condolence, President Kennedy expressed sympathy for X’s fine character as a citizen and an athlete.
X was selected by manager Vicente del Bosque to the squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he played all the games and minutes for the eventual champions, being the only member of the starting line-up for the final who was not a Real Madrid or FC Barcelona player, considering Villa had been signed by the latter days before the tournament.
Soweto derby is a soccer rivalry between X and Y. The rivalry stems from the fact that X was formed by a former Y star Kaizer Motaung. Kaizer Motaung had left Y to go play professional soccer in the now defunct North American Soccer League for a team called Atlanta Chiefs. Upon returning home, he found a lot of infighting among the hierarchy at Y. He decided to form a X XI, which initially played friendly matches with various clubs and then it evolved to X. Id X&Y.
Known as the Magician from Riga, X first qualified for the USSR Chess Championship final in 1956, finishing joint fifth, and became the youngest player to win it the following year, at the age of 20. He had not played in enough international tournaments to qualify for the title of Grandmaster, but FIDE decided at its 1957 Congress to waive the normal restrictions and award him the title because of his achievement in winning the Soviet Championship. Known as the best attacking player of all time, he holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak in competitive chess.
X(born August 23, 1982) is an American international swimmer and twelve-time Olympic medalist. Ten days before her 20th birthday in 2002, she became the first woman ever to swim the 100-meter backstroke (long course) in under a minute. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she became the first U.S. female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympiad. The first woman ever to win a 100-meter backstroke gold in two consecutive Olympics.
The 2005 Japanese Grand Prix marks the 6th and the final pole position of Ralph Schumacher. X started on 17th position on the grid, Y started 16th position(Narayan Karthikeyan started 11th!! :P ). The qualifying round was held in rainy weather, however, on the race sunday weather eased out and the track became faster. In an unlikely turn of events X managed to win the race performing the final overtake in the second last lap and Y managed third position. Id X & Y? P.S. Narayan Karthikeyan finished 15th.
The X was an American company led by founder and owner Victor Conte. In 2003, journalists Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada investigated the companys role in a drug sports scandal later referred to as the X affair. X marketed tetrahydrogestrinone ("the Clear"), a then-undetected, performance- enhancing steroid developed by chemist Patrick Arnold. Among the athletes listed in the record of X customers were: Barry Bonds, Benito Santiago, Jeremy Giambi, Bobby Estalella, Armando Rios, Bill Romanowski, Kevin Toth C.J. Hunter, Dwain Chambers, Marion Jones, Tim Montgomery, Raymond J. Smith, Zhanna Block Kelli White, Regina Jacobs.
During the sprint finish of Stage 11 in the 2010 Tour de France, while leading out Team HTC-Columbias sprinter X, Y was disqualified and removed from the race for head-butting Garmin-Transitions leadout man, Julian Dean. X went on to win the stage in the subsequent sprint finish, but Y was thrown out of that season’s Tour. Identify X and Y.
Below are three paintings by an Olympian. Identify the painter.
X was a highly successful professional tennis player. During the 1980s, X teamed up with fellow American John McEnroe to dominate the mens doubles game. The duo won 50 doubles titles together, including four at Wimbledon (1979, 1981, 1983 and 1984), and three at the US Open (1979, 1981 and 1983). This success triggered Xs famous, and modest, quote that "The best doubles pair in the world is John McEnroe and anyone", though arguably X provided a perfect physical, technical and mental counterpart to McEnroe. X also played on three American Davis Cup winning teams (1979, 1981 and 1982), and helped the US win the World Team Cup twice (1984 and 1985). X reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1984. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 8 in 1980, the year in which he reached the quarter-finals at the Wimbledon championships. Over the course of his career X won three top-level singles titles and sixty doubles titles. Prior to turning professional, X played tennis for the UCLA (after transferring from the University of Michigan), and won the National Collegiate Athletic Association doubles title in 1976. Since retiring as a player, X has become a tennis commentator for Sky Sports, Eurosport and the BBC. During his commentary, he is known for his saying "Scores with the ..(winning shot)" and "Oh no!" following a bad mistake from a player.
X has won a number of tournaments in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia.. At the start of his career, he used an alias Cesar Morales to hide his identity so he would be allowed to compete. By the mid-1990s, he had become one of the elite players of the Philippines, alongside Jose Parica and Francisco Bustamante. X fame began when he won the US Open Nine Ball Championship in 1994 by defeating Nick Varner in the finals. He was the first non- American to win the event. In 2006, X and Bustamante represented their country as Team Philippines in the inaugural World Cup of Pool. They defeated Team USA, Earl Strickland and Rodney Morris, to capture the title. X also has to his credit the World 8 Ball championships and International Billiard Tournament X is often called by his nickname "Bata“(the kid). X‘s ability to "kick safe" and to kick balls into intended pockets is legendary. This ability, coupled with his superb skill at other aspects of the game, led U.S. professionals to give him the appellation "The Magician."
X represents the college Stephen Decatur’s annual wrestling competition, the annual Mens Lacrosse game between rivals Washington College and Salisbury University but its most famous reference is to the 29th Ryder Cup Matches which were held on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The United States team won the competition by 14½ to 13½ points, winning back the Cup on the 18th hole of the final match. Bernhard Langer missed a six-foot (1.8 m) par putt which would have won his match and clinched a 14-all tie and retained the Ryder Cup for Europe.
The earliest reference to X occurred in London in 1978 when two brothers Stewart and James Robinson began X at the Samuel Montagu Boys Club. X is a hybrid sport that combines M with N in alternating rounds. The sport was invented by French artist and filmmaker Enki Bilal in one of his comic book Froid Équateur in 1992. The first real event of X was organized by Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh in 2003. X is a fast growing sport, with large followings in Berlin and London, where most events take place. Several other X events have taken place around the world, including in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Nantes ,Reykjavík , Amsterdam , Calcutta and Krasnoyarsk. Participants must be skilled as both M and N players, as a match may be won either way. A full match consists of eleven rounds: six rounds of M, each four minutes long, and five rounds of N, each three minutes long (four minutes under amateur rules). Nicolai Sazhin from Russia is the current champion.
X is an American athletic shoe company specializing in basketball shoes and apparel. Founded in 1993, the companys headquarters were located in Paoli, Pennsylvania before being relocated to Aliso Viejo, California. In 1993, X began as a graduate school project partnership of Seth Berger, Jay Coen Gilbert and Tom Austin while they were graduate students at the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton School of Business. The company name is derived from a phrase used by basketball broadcasters: when a player is fouled while shooting, makes the shot and makes the awarded foul shot as well, they score the points for the made basket “X" for the made free throw. Early advertising strategies, used to distinguish their products from others, included other basketball slogans and trash talk, such as "Pass. Save Yourself The Embarrassment“. Rafer Alston is credited with the creation of the first Y, a staple X product. Skip to the Lou, 50, Hot Sauce, Main Event are some names you associate with X.
X is a computer system conceived by British inventor Bill Carlton of Malta, which was used on the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours as an electronic line judge to help determine whether a serve is in or out. The X computer system was introduced to the Wimbledon Championships in 1980 and the U.S. Open in 1981, and was also used at the Australian Open. In 2007 it was removed from Wimbledons Centre Court and Court No. 1 to allow the use of the Hawk-Eye system first introduced at the U.S. Open in 2006. At the present time X is not used in any capacity at any of the Grand Slam events. A famous moment involving X occurred at Wimbledon in 1980 when Ilie Năstase got down on his hands and knees to talk to the equipment to argue an "out" signal. ID X
After the first two years (1897 and 1898), during which X played in the Parco del Valentino and Parco Cittadella, their matches were held in the Piazza dArmi Stadium until 1908, except in 1905, the first year of the scudetto, and in 1906, years in which it played at the Corso Re Umberto.From 1909 to 1922, X played their internal competitions at Corso Sebastopoli Camp, and before moving the following year to Corso Marsiglia Camp where they remained until 1933, winning four league titles. At the end of 1933 they began to play at the new Stadio Mussolini stadium inaugurated for the 1934 World Championships. After the Second World War, the stadium was renamed as Y. X played home matches at the ground for 57 years, a total of 890 league matches. The team continued to host training sessions at the stadium until July 2003. From 1990 until the 2005–06 season, the side contested their home matches at Stadio delle
When the England cricket team played against Australia at Headingley in 2001, X walked out to bat with the team. Moments after entering the field, he removed his helmet and was immediately recognised. In 2002, he beat Michael Schumacher to the winners podium at the British Grand Prix. X danced the Haka for the England national rugby union team as they walked onto the pitch in Rome although his performance at the side of the pitch went unnoticed by the crowd and the whole incident only came to light when it was later reported in the media. X managed to get onto Centre Court at Wimbledon and play a short game before a Tim Henman match. On 5 April 2003, X and several accomplices invaded the Old Trafford pitch prior to Manchester Uniteds game with Liverpool. Dressed in full United kit, X and company re-enacted a goal scored by Diego Forlán against Liverpool at Anfield earlier that season. This stunt saw X banned for life by Manchester United. What famous other incident is X remembered for?
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