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ICYMI: Top stories of the week

Hockey India

Missed catching up on the latest in Indian sport? Worry not as we give you the lowdown on the top stories of the past week.

1. India claim Hockey Junior World Cup title

India won the Hockey Junior World Cup on Sunday, defeating Belgium 2-1 in Lucknow thanks to goals from Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh. India, playing their third junior World Cup final, became only the second team after Germany to win the junior title on more than one occasion, having defeated Argentina to win the tournament for the first time in 2001.

Read more: Indian juniors soak up win, aim for bigger stage


2. Atletico de Kolkata win ISL 2016

Atletico de Kolkata came back from trailing 1-0 in the first half of the Indian Super League (ISL) final - and then 2-0 in the penalty shootout - against Kerala Blasters, before pulling through to win 4-3 to claim their second ISL title in three years in Kochi on Sunday. The two teams had previously met in the 2014 final where ATK had beaten Kerala 1-0.

Read more: Mohd Rafi and other great numbers from ISL 2016


3. Vijender Singh retains his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title

Vijender Singh defended his WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title with an emphatic win over Tanzania's Francis Cheka. The end came early, just under two minutes into the third round of what was scheduled to be a ten-round contest.

Read more: Vijender will be fighting for bigger titles in 2017 - manager


4. Kidambi Srikanth wants to get back on court

Srikanth is back after a three-month injury layoff and is ready to step on the court. He spoke to ESPN about not being able to get over the loss to Lin Dan at the Rio Olympics and his hopes from the Premier Badminton League (PBL).

Read more: Need to work on my consistency: Srikanth


5. Aditi Ashok named Rookie of the Year

Aditi Ashok won the Ladies European Tour (LET) 'Rookie of the Year' award after a stellar 2016 in which she became the first Indian to win two consecutive titles in her first year on the tour. After becoming the first Indian woman to represent the country in golf at the Rio Olympics, the 18-year-old from Bangalore won back-to-back titles at the Indian Open and the Qatar Ladies Open.

Read more: Aditi Ashok named 2016 Rookie of the Year


6. Sindhu loses in the semis of the Dubai finals

PV Sindhu lost to South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun 21-15, 18-21, 21-15 in the semifinals of the Dubai World Superseries Finals on Saturday.

After beating Carolina Marin in her last group game of the tournament to exact some measure of revenge for her defeat in Rio, Sindhu, ranked five places below World No. 5 Sung, gave the South Korean a tough fight before succumbing to pressure in the deciding game.

Read more: Dubai World Superseries Finals: Sindhu goes down fighting in semis