Famous Sports Personalities : Pankaj Advani | Study Notes

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Famous Sports Personalities : Pankaj Advani

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Famous Sports Personalities : Pankaj Advani

  • Pankaj Arjan Advani (born 24 July 1985 in Pune) is an Indian professional player of English billiards and former professional snookerplayer.
  • only player ever to win world titles in both the long and short formats of snooker
  • Advani is also India's first world champion in 6-red snooker
  • Advani helped win the first ever World Team Billiards Championship held in Glasgow
  • Pankaj Advani's 54th gold: World Titles = 16; Asian Titles = 6; Asian Games = 2; Australian Open = 1; National Titles = 29.
  • Government of India has bestowed several awards upon Advani—Arjuna Award in 2004, Rajiv Gandhi  Khel Ratna in 2006, and Padma Shri in 2009