Sport Events in January 1997
Bihar's Purnima Mahato sets two National records and bags two gold medals in National archery in Jamshedpur.
Bihar wins team titles in both men's and women's sections, in National archery. Limba Ram and Purnima Mahato, both of Bihar, win individual crowns in men's and women's sections respectively. Turkey's `Pocket Hercules', weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu, who captured three Olympic gold medals, calls it a day in Ankara.
Olympian Jaspal Rana sets new National mark in junior men's sports pistol 25 metres in National shooting in Asansol.
Argentines Alejandro Baudoino and Alejandro Smurra win the World cadet sailing championship in Mumbai.
Israel's Raviv Weidenfeld bags a double in the men's section of the first leg of the Satellite tennis circuit in Delhi.
Jaspal Rana betters own mark in the junior men's 25m sports pistol event in national in Asansol.
US wins Hopman tennis Cup in Perth.
South Africa defeated India by 282 runs in the second Test at Cape Town to wrap up the three-Test Castle Lager Series.
PSCB and Railways retained men's and women's team titles respectively in the table tennis Nationals in Thane.
Sumita Ghosh (CISF) sets a National junior women's record in the standard rifle 3 position in National shooting.
Jaspal Rana bags six gold medals in the men's standard pistol and air pistol and set two more records on the penultimate day of the National shooting.
Delhi emerges overall champion and and Banwar Lal Dhaka set a record in free rifle three position in National shooting.
Teloijan takes National bridge team title, the Ruia Trophy, in Pune.
Chetan Baboor retains and M.S. Mythili regains men's and women's titles respectively in the National table tennis.
Russian Andrei Merinov wins singles title in the second leg of the Indian Satellite circuit in Ahmedabad.
Devin Bowen and Raviv Weidenfeld win the doubles title in the second leg of the Indian Satellite circuit.
Haldibiri annexes Singharia Trophy in the National bridge trophy in Pune.
Paes-Bhupathi win doubles title in the Singapore Open Challenger hardcourt tennis.
East Zone regains Deodhar cricket Trophy in New Delhi.
R. Mahesh and Rajesh Choudhry win the laser and radial titles respectively in the National sailing championship in Chennai.
Bengal retains junior National football championship in Midnapore.
Oren Motevassal of US wins the singles title while Joost Winnink and Tomas Zdrizilla the doubles title in the Satellite tennis in Chennai.
Pakistan wins the first of the three-World Series limited overs tournament finals against West Indies in Sydney by four wickets.
Bengal wins Santosh Trophy National football championship in Jabalpur.
Air India triumphs in the National women's cricket championship in Calcutta.
The third Test between India and South Africa ends in a draw in Johannesburg.
Pakistan wins the second of the best-of-three finals against West Indies and the Trophy in the World Series in Melbourne.
Railways emerges overall champion in National road cycling championship in Calcutta.
Mike Russell bags Gold Flake Hyderabad Open billiards Open tournament.
Chennai teams, Indian Bank and Southern Railway, win the men's and women's Federation Cup basketball titles in Alappuzha.
Russia's Andrei Merinov wins the Indian Satellite Masters tennis in Thiruvananthapuram.
Martina Hingis emerges the youngest Grand Slam champion, winning the Australian Open tennis in Melbourne.
Pete Sampras regains Australian Open men's title in Melbourne.
Australia beat West Indies by an innings and 183 runs in the fourth Test and assures itself of the Frank Worrell Trophy with a 3-1 lead in the five-Test home series.
Indian hockey captain Pargat Singh calls it a day in New Delhi.
Australia's Test bowler Craig McDermott hangs his boots from all- levels of cricket in Brisbane.
Services emerges overall champion in National boxing in Calcutta.