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By admin: May 13, 2024

1. Indian gymnast Srishti Khandagle wins silver medal in Asian Championships

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Indian gymnast Srishti Khandagle achieved a significant feat by winning a silver medal at the Asian Trampoline Gymnastics Championships.

An Overview of the News

  • The win is the first time an Indian athlete has won a medal at the Asian Trampoline Gymnastics Championships, highlighting Khandagale's historic achievement.

  • Competing in the women's individual age group category, Khandagale showcased her skill and determination and earned recognition on the international stage.

  • The championships took place in Hong Kong, China, where Khandagale's exceptional performance earned him the silver medal.

  • Kazakhstan's Dolgopolova won the gold medal, while Hong Kong's S. Hung won the bronze medal.

Asian Gymnastic Championships:

  • Organized by the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU).

  • Features various disciplines including artistic, rhythmic, acrobatic, aerobic, and trampoline gymnastics.

  • Focuses on senior athletes aged over 16.

Trampoline Asian Championships 2024:

  • The sixth Trampoline Asian Championships is being hosted by Hong Kong, highlighting the city's role as a major hub for international sporting events.

  • More than 120 elite trampoline athletes from 12 Asian countries and regions participated.

Event Details:

  • Aim to determine qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • Venue: Tsuen Wan Sports Center.

  • Organized by the Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China.

Title Sponsorship:

  • BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited sponsors the championship.

  • Named as "BOC LIFE 6th Trampoline Asian Championships 2024".

By admin: May 11, 2024

2. Coca-Cola India and Hockey India form first partnership for National Women's Hockey League

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Anandana, Coca-Cola India Foundation has announced its first collaboration with Hockey India for the National Women's Hockey League 2024-2025, marking the inaugural edition of the tournament.

An Overview of the News

  • The partnership aims to grow women's hockey by focusing on key aspects such as providing specialized coaching, training equipment, nutritional support and organizing camps and competitions to facilitate development.

  • The partnership is in line with Coca-Cola India's #SheTheDifference campaign, which is dedicated to celebrating, empowering, and supporting women.

About National Women's Hockey League 2024–2025:

  • The first phase of the tournament started on April 30, 2024, and is scheduled to end on May 9, 2024, in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

  • The league consists of eight teams: Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, Mizoram, Manipur, and Odisha. 

  • These teams secured the top eight positions in the 14th Hockey India Senior Women's National Championship 2024, to be held in Pune, Maharashtra, from March 13 to 23, 2024.

By admin: May 11, 2024

3. India won 43 medals in the Asian Under-22 and Youth Boxing Championships

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The Indian boxing team clinched a remarkable 43 medals at the Asian U-22 and Youth Boxing Championships 2024, held in Astana, Kazakhstan, from April 25 to May 8.

An Overview of the News

  • Among these medals, there were 12 gold, 14 silver, and 17 bronze, demonstrating India's prowess in both youth and U-22 categories.

  • India secured the second position in the overall medal tally, trailing behind the host nation, Kazakhstan, which amassed a total of 48 medals.

  • The U-22 Indian squad contributed significantly, earning a total of 21 medals, comprising seven gold, five silver, and nine bronze.

  • Additionally, the youth category added to India's medal haul with 22 medals, including five gold, nine silver, and eight bronze.

  • The championship was organized by the Asian Boxing Federation, showcasing the rising talent and competitive spirit within the Asian boxing community.

Tournament Highlights:

Men's Category

  • Youth Category:

    • Brijesh secures India's first gold medal in the 48kg category by defeating Tajikistan's Muminov Muinkhodzha in the final.

    • Aryan continues India's success by winning gold in the 51kg category, defeating Kyrgyzstan's Kamilov Zafarbek.

  • U-22 Category:

    • Vishvanath Suresh claims India's first gold in the U-22 category (48kg) by defeating Kazakhstan's Karap Yernar.

    • Akash Gorkha secures India's third gold in the U-22 category (60kg) by defeating Kazakhstan's Ruslan Kuzeubayev.

Women's Category:

  • U-22 Category:

    • Olympic boxer Preeti clinches gold in the 54kg category by defeating Kazakhstan's Bazarova Elina.

    • Muskan secures gold in the 75kg category by defeating Uzbekistan's Zokirova Aziza, contributing to India's seventh U-22 gold medal.


By admin: April 18, 2024

4. Indian wrestlers shine: Secure 9 medals in Asian Wrestling Championship 2024

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Indian wrestlers achieved a remarkable feat at the Asian Wrestling Championships (Senior) 2024 held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from April 11 to 16, 2024.

An Overview of the News

  • Indian wrestlers won 9 medals, including 4 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Indian medal winner

Silver Medal Winner:

  • Udit: Men's Freestyle 57 kg category.

  • Radhika: Women's 68 kg category.

  • Anju: Women's 53 kg category.

  • Harshita: Women's 72 kg category.

Bronze medal winners:

  • Abhimanyu: Men's Freestyle 70kg category.

  • Vicky: Men's Freestyle 97 kg category.

  • Shivani Pawar: Women's 50 kg category.

  • Antim: Women's 65 kg category.

  • Manisha: Women's 62 kg category.

Important point:

  • Indian wrestlers have dominated the 57 kg freestyle category since 2020, with Ravi Dahiya winning gold in 2020, 2021 and 2022, and Aman Sehrawat winning gold in 2023.

Team Ranking:

  • Teams were ranked based on their performance in three categories: men's freestyle, Greco-Roman and women's wrestling.

Ranking

Greco-Roman

Men's Freestyle

Women's Wrestling

1.

Iran

Iran

Japan

2.

Kyrgyzstan

Japan

China

3.

Japan

Kyrgyzstan

Mongolia

By admin: April 16, 2024

5. Indonesia's Christie and China's Wang Zhi Yi Triumph at Badminton Asia Championships 2024

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Jonatan Christie, representing Indonesia, secured the gold medal in the men's singles category by defeating Li Shi Feng from China.

An Overview of the News

  • This victory marks Christie's consecutive second men's singles title.

  • Previously, in March 2024, he claimed his first All England Open Badminton Championships title by defeating Anthony Ginting, another Indonesian shuttler.

Women's Singles Champion: Wang Zhi Yi (China)

  • Wang Zhi Yi, ranked 9th globally, clinched the women's singles title at the championship by defeating her compatriot and Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei.

  • This win is her second title of the year and her first triumph over Yu Fei.

  • Earlier in January 2024, she won the Indonesia Masters Super 500 title.

China's Success at the Championship

  • China emerged as the most successful nation at the Badminton Asia Championships 2024, securing three gold and two silver medals.

About Badminton Asia Championship :

  • Organized by Badminton Asia to recognize top Asian badminton players.

  • Governed by Badminton Asia, which operates under the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

  • Originally named the "Bank of Ningbo Badminton Asia Championships," organized by the Chinese Badminton Association with Badminton Asia's authorization.

  • Started in 1962, held annually since 1991.

  • The 41st edition was hosted at the Ningbo Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Ningbo, China, from April 9 to April 14, 2024.

By admin: April 16, 2024

6. Aishwarya Mishra's 2023 Asian Championships Bronze Upgraded to Silver

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Aishwarya Mishra, an Indian athlete, is poised to see her bronze medal in the women's 400m sprint event at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships upgraded to silver.

An Overview of the News

  • The upgrade follows the disqualification of the original silver medalist, Farida Soliyeva from Uzbekistan, due to a failed doping test.

  • Soliyeva tested positive for meldonium, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since 2016.

  • The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), responsible for combating doping in athletics, has imposed a 3-year ban on Soliyeva starting from September 13, 2023.

  • Furthermore, all of Soliyeva's results from July 13, 2023, onward have been nullified.

  • As a result of this disqualification, Haruna Kuboyama from Japan will now hold the bronze medal.

By admin: April 15, 2024

7. Anupama Upadhyaya and Tharun Mannepalli Claim Gold at Kazakhstan International Challenge 2024

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Anupama Upadhyaya and Tharun Mannepalli, representing India, emerged victorious in the women's and men's singles categories, respectively, at the Kazakhstan International Challenge 2024 Badminton tournament held in Uralsk, Kazakhstan from April 2nd to 6th.

An Overview of the News

  • Tharun Mannepalli, hailing from Telangana, secured his first senior circuit title by defeating Soong Joo Ven from Malaysia in the men's singles final. He was the runner-up in the 2023 Badminton national championship.

  • Anupama Upadhyaya, a former Junior World No. 1 from Uttarakhand, clinched the women's singles title by defeating Isharani Baruah in an all-Indian final. This victory marked her second international title in 2024, following her win at the Polish Open. She has previously won the India International Challenge 2021, the Tajikistan International Series 2023, and the Polish Open in 2022 and 2024.

  • In the mixed doubles category, the Indian pair of Sanjai Srivatsa Dhanraj and Maneesha K secured second place, losing to Malaysia's Wong Tien Ci and Lim Chiew Sien.

Winners of Kazakhstan International Challenge 2024:

  • Men's Singles Championship:

    • Winner: Tharun Mannepalli (India)

    • Runner-up: Soong Joo Ven (Malaysia)

  • Women's Singles Championship:

    • Winner: Anupama Upadhyaya (India)

    • Runner-up: Isharani Baruah (India)

  • Men's Doubles Championship:

    • Winners: Lucas Corvee and Ronan Labar (France)

    • Runners-up: Kakeru Kumagai and Hiroki Nishi (Japan)

  • Women's Doubles Championship:

    • Winners: Kaho Osawa and Mai Tanabe (Japan)

    • Runners-up: Polina Buhrova and Yevheniia Kantemyr (Ukraine)

  • Mixed Doubles Championship:

    • Winners: Wong Tien Ci and Lim Chiew Sien (Malaysia)

    • Runners-up: Sanjai Srivatsa Dhanraj and Maneesha K (India)

By admin: April 12, 2024

8. Sumit Nagal Makes History with First Indian Win in Monte Carlo Masters

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Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal achieved a historic feat by defeating 35th-ranked Matteo Arnaldi at the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday, April 9, 2024.

An Overview of the News

  • Nagal's victory in a thrilling three-set match 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 is the first time an Indian player has won a main draw match at the prestigious ATP Masters event.

  • Ranked 95th and unseeded, Nagal joins the ranks of Vijay Amritraj (1977) and Ramesh Krishnan (1982) as only the third Indian to make the main draw in Monte Carlo.

  • Additionally, Nagal created history by becoming the first men's Indian singles player to win a Masters 1000 match played on clay.

Monte Carlo Masters:

  • It is an annual tournament held in France, designed specifically for male professional players.

  • It is one of nine ATP Tour Masters 1000 events, representing the highest level of competition in men's tennis.

By admin: April 9, 2024

9. Verstappen takes victory in F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2024

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Max Verstappen, representing Red Bull Racing, clinched victory at the Formula 1 (F1) Japanese Grand Prix 2024.

An Overview of the News

  • The Japanese Grand Prix took place at the Suzuka International Racing Course located in Suzuka, Japan, spanning from the 5th to the 7th of April 2024.

  • Securing the second position was Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing from Mexico, while Ferrari's Carlos Sainz Jr. from Spain claimed the third spot.

  • Max Verstappen secured his third consecutive Japanese Grand Prix title in 2024, adding to his victories in 2022 and 2023.

  • He becomes the second driver after Michael Schumacher to achieve three consecutive wins in this event.

  • Verstappen's victory at the Japanese GP 2024 marks his third win of the 2024 season, having previously triumphed in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Bahrain GP.

  • This win signifies Verstappen's 57th career victory and his 101st podium finish.

Key Points about the Japanese Grand Prix 2024:

  • The 2024 Constructors' Championship standings, as of April 8th, are led by the Red Bull Racing-Honda team with 141 points.

  • Ferrari holds the second position with 120 points, while McLaren Mercedes stands third with 69 points.

  • The Constructors' Championship standings reflect the cumulative points earned by the top two drivers from each team across various Grand Prix races.

About the Japanese Grand Prix:

  • The Japanese Grand Prix 2024, officially known as the 'Formula 1 (F1) MSC Cruises Japanese Grand Prix 2024,' marks the 38th edition since its inception in 1976.

By admin: April 8, 2024

10. Bindyarani Devi wins bronze medal at IWF World Cup 2024

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Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 silver medalist Bindyarani Devi won bronze at the IWF World Cup 2024.

An Overview of the News

  • The IWF World Cup 2024 took place in Phuket, Thailand from March 31 to April 11, 2024.

  • Both male and female weightlifters participated in the World Cup.

Exclusive Indian Representation:

  • Bindyarani Devi and Mirabai Chanu were the only two Indian weightlifters to compete at the IWF World Cup 2024.

Bindyarani Devi's bronze medal performance:

  • Category and Lift: Bindyarani Devi, 25, competed in the women's 55 kg category and achieved a lift of 196 kg.

  • Lift Breakdown: Her lifts included 83 kg in the snatch and 113 kg in the clean and jerk.

  • Comparison with previous achievements: While his lifts at the World Cup fell short of his performance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, where he lifted 203 kg to clinch the silver medal.

Mirabai Chanu's qualification for Paris Olympics 2024:

  • Finished 12th in the 49kg category at the IWF World Cup 2024.

  • Despite not winning a medal in the World Cup, she qualified for the Paris Olympics.

  • The only Indian weightlifter to qualify for the Paris Olympics.

  • Currently ranked second in the Olympic qualification rankings for the 49 kg category.

Paris Olympics 2024 Qualification Details:

  • The IWF World Cup in Phuket served as the final qualifying event for weightlifting at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • The top 10 ranked lifters in the Olympic qualification rankings for each weight category earn quota spots.

  • Bindyarani Devi is currently ranked 29th in the Olympic qualification rankings for the women's 59 kg category.

Background of Mirabai Chanu:

  • Silver medalist in 49 kg category at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

  • Gold medalist at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, USA.

  • Three-time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games (2014, 2018 and 2022).

  • Considered one of the great players of Indian weightlifting.

IWF World Cup 2024 Overview:

  • Organized by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

  • Held in Phuket, Thailand from March 31 to April 11, 2024.

  • Both male and female weightlifters from different countries were showcased.

  • North Korea's Kang Hyeon Gyeong won the gold medal in the women's 55 kg category.

  • Mihaela Cambei of Romania won the silver medal in the same category.

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF):

  • Established in 1905

  • The governing body for men's and women's weightlifting worldwide.

  • Recognized by the International Olympic Association.

  • It includes 193 member countries.

  • The headquarters is located in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Chairman: Mohammed Hassan Jaloud.