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By admin: Aug. 1, 2022

1. England beats Germany 2-1 in UEFA Women Euro 2022 final

Tags: Sports News

The England women's football team made history late on 31 July and became the UEFA Women's European Champion.

Important facts

  • In the final of this competition, popularly known as Euro 2022, England defeated 8-time champions Germany 2-1 in extra time and became the fourth team to win the title as hosts.

  • Earlier, Norway (1987), Germany (1989, 2001) and Netherlands (2017) have won the Euro title as hosts.

  • This final match was played at the famous Wembley Stadium in London.

  • In the match, both the teams gave equal competition to each other from the beginning and kept the defence strong.

  • Neither team could score in the first half. In the second half, Alla Toon scored in the 62nd minute to give England a 1-0 lead.

  • Lena Magul scored for Germany in the 79th minute to level the match.

  • The hero of England's victory was Chloe Kelly, who scored a goal in extra time to give England a decisive 2-1 lead.

  • England's team last reached the final in 2009 and then Germany won the title by defeating them.

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

  • The Women's Euro or UEFA European Women's Championship, established in 1984, is the top competition for women's football featuring teams from the UEFA Confederation.

  • The tournament was started in 1984 with four teams: Sweden, Italy, Germany and Norway.

  • From 1997, the Women's Euro expanded to an eight-team tournament and later in 2009 to a twelve-team competition.

  • Four more teams were added from 2017 onwards.

  • The initial winner of the tournament was Sweden, and in 1987 the second edition was won by Norway.

By admin: Aug. 1, 2022

2. Indian weightlifter Achinta Shuli lifts record 313 kg to win gold medal in Commonwealth Games

Tags: Sports News

Indian young player and weightlifter Achinta Shuli has made the entire nation proud by winning a gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Important facts

  • This is India's third gold medal in the current Games.

  • Earlier, Mirabai Chanu had won a gold medal in the 49kg event.

  • 19-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnunga, competing in the 67kg category, also lifted gold medals in snatch and clean and jerk by lifting a total of 300kg.

  • Shuli, who comes from West Bengal, created a new Commonwealth Games record by lifting a total of 313 kg.

Achinta’s Snatch Round

  • 1st attempt - 137kgs

  • Second attempt - 140 kgs

  • Third attempt - 143 kg

Six medals in Commonwealth 2022 so far

  • So far all six medals in Commonwealth 2022 have been taken to India by lifters.

  • Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Shuli won gold medals. 

  • Sanket Mahadev Sargar and Bindiyarani Devi won silver medals.

  • Apart from this, Gururaja Pujari was successful in winning the bronze medal in the 61 kg weight category.

By admin: July 29, 2022

3. India to host Women's ODI World Cup in 2025

Tags: Sports News

According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), India will host the ICC Women's ODI World Cup for the year 2025.

Important facts

  • The Council has selected four countries to host the ICC Women's World Cup from 2024 to 2027.

  • These countries are India, Bangladesh, England and Sri Lanka.

  • Bangladesh will host the Women's T20 World Cup competition in the year 2024.

  • The 2026 edition of the Women's T20 World Cup will be held in England.

  • Sri Lanka will host the 2027 Women's T20 Champions Trophy but it will depend on whether they qualify for the competition.

  • The host countries were selected through a bidding process conducted under the supervision of a subcommittee of the ICC Board.

  • The committee also included Sourav Ganguly, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

International Cricket Council (ICC)

  • Establishment- 15 June 1909

  • Headquarter- Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • The ICC currently has 104 member states: 12 full members and 92 associate members.

  • President- Greg Barkley

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

  • Establishment- 1928

  • Headquarters- Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • President- Sourav Ganguly

  • Secretary- Jay Shah

By admin: July 29, 2022

4. PV Sindhu named India's flagbearer for Commonwealth Games 2022 Opening Ceremony

Tags: Person in news Sports News

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu as the flag-bearer of Team India at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Important facts

  • Manpreet Singh, the captain of the Indian hockey team that won the bronze medal in Tokyo 2020, has also been chosen as the flag bearer of India along with PV Sindhu.

  • This is the second time that PV Sindhu will be India's flag-bearer at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony; she also held the Indian flag at the Gold Coast 2018 edition.

  • Manpreet Singh was one of the two flag bearers of India at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Olympic medalists Mirabai Chanu and Lovlina Borgohain were the other two candidates being considered for the flag bearer.

Commonwealth Games 2022

  • Organising - Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, England

  • Motto- Games for Everyone

  • Mascot - 'Perry the Bull'

  • Nations participating- 72 Commonwealth nations

  • Events- 280 in 20 sports

  • Athletes participating- 5,054

  • Women's cricket as well as T20 cricket have been included in the Commonwealth Games for the first time.

  • For the first time in a major sporting event, there are more medal events for women than for men.

  • 215 athletes will participate in the Commonwealth Games 2022 from India, these athletes will participate in 141 events of 19 sports.

History of commonwealth games

  • This is the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games.

  • The first Commonwealth Games were held in the Canadian city of Hamilton in 1930.

  • It has been organised every four years since 1930.

  • The Commonwealth Games in 1942 and 1946 could not be held due to World War II.

  • India is becoming a part of these games for the 18th time.

  • India has so far won 181 gold, 173 silver and 149 bronze medals in these games.

  • India has been among the top five countries in terms of medals in each consecutive Commonwealth Games since the 2002 Manchester Games.

  • From 1930 to 1950 these games were called the British Empire Games.

  • In 1978 these games were named Commonwealth Games.

By admin: July 28, 2022

5. PM Modi inaugurate 44th Chess Olympiad-2022 at JLN Indoor Stadium in Chennai

Tags: Sports News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 44th Chess Olympiad at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai on 28 July. 

Important facts

  • The Chess Olympiad will be held from 28 July to 10 August at Punjeri village in Mamallapuram.

  • The winners of the tournament will be awarded a total prize of Rs 5 lakh.

About Chess Olympiad

  • It is a biennial team event, in which teams from around 190 countries compete for honours over a period of two weeks.

  • This championship has been organised since 1927.

  • International Chess Federation (FIDE) organises the tournament and selects the host nation.

  • FIDE is an international organisation based in Switzerland that links various national chess federations and serves as the governing body of international chess competition.

  • It was founded in Paris, France, on July 20, 1924.

  • In 1999, FIDE was recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

  • FIDE President - Arkady Dvorkovich

Indian champion

  • Vishwanathan Anand of India is the only Indian player who has won a World Chess title . 

  • He  has won it five times  2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.

Please see post of 20 June 2022 also

By admin: July 26, 2022

6. Max Verstappen wins 2nd consecutive French Grand Prix

Tags: Sports News

Red Bull's Formula One racing driver Max Verstappen has won the French Grand Prix title on 24 July 2022.

Important facts

  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finished second and third respectively.

  • With this win, Verstappen secured his 69th podium finish.

  • Max Verstappen has won seven races in 2022 - Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Miami Grand Prix, Spanish Grand Prix, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Canadian Grand Prix and now French Grand Prix

  • List of 2022 F1 Race Winners

F1 Race 

Winners

Bahrain Grand Prix 

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari Monaco)

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 

 Max Verstappen (Red Bull - Netherlands)

Australian Grand Prix 

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari Monaco)

Azerbaijan Grand Prix 

 Max Verstappen (Red Bull - Netherlands)

Canadian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen (Red Bull - Netherlands)

Spanish Grand Prix

Max Verstappen (Red Bull - Netherlands)

British Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)

Austrian F1 Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari Monaco)


By admin: July 25, 2022

7. 1st Khelo India Fencing Women’s League started at Talkatora Indoor Stadium

Tags: Sports News

The first Khelo India Fencing Women's League was started on 25 July 2022 at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

Important facts

  • The first of its kind national fencing competition for women will be held in three phases till July 29.

  • Phases 1 and 2 are scheduled in New Delhi, while the final phase will be held in Patiala.

  • More than 300 women cadets from 20 states will participate in the competition in junior (under-17), junior (under-20) and senior categories.

  • The Khelo India Women's Fencing League is an open national level ranking tournament for women.

  • Fencers registered with the Fencing Association of India (FAI) portal and nominated by their respective State Associations are also participating.

  • A total of Rs 1.54 crore has been sanctioned by the Sports Authority of India for this event. The prize money for each phase has been fixed at Rs 17.10 lakh.

  • Tokyo Olympian and Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) athlete Bhavani Devi will be the league's participant in the senior category event.

  • Bhavani Devi will represent Tamil Nadu.

  • Also other TOPS athletes participating in the league are Shreya Gupta (J&K), Vedika Khushi (Chhattisgarh), Tanishaa Khatri (Haryana) AP and Sheetal Dalal (Haryana).

By admin: July 25, 2022

8. Neeraj Chopra wins silver at World Athletics Championships

Tags: Sports News

India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has won a silver medal in the World Athletics Championships held in Eugene, USA.

Important facts 

  • He has become the first Indian male athlete to win a medal in the history of this tournament. He is also the first Indian to win a silver medal in this competition.

  • Prior to this, veteran athlete Anju Bobby George had won a historic bronze medal in 2003.

  • Anju Bobby George won the bronze medal in the long jump.

  • Neeraj won the silver in the fourth round by throwing a javelin 88.13 metres away.

  • Grenada legend Anderson Peters retained his gold medal with a throw of 90.46m in his second attempt.

  • Yakub Valdesh of Czech Republic has received the bronze medal.

About Neeraj Chopra

  • Neeraj Chopra is a track and field athlete competing in javelin thrower.

  • Neeraj created history by winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 by throwing the 87.58m javelin.

  • He is the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in athletics at a World Championship level.

  • Neeraj Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in March 2022.

Major medals won by Neeraj Chopra 

  • 2022 Kuortane Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2021 Tokyo Olympics (Gold Medal)

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2017 Asian Athletics Championships (Gold Medal)

By admin: July 22, 2022

9. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma unveils 131st Durand Cup trophy

Tags: State News Sports News

Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister, Assam, unveiled the three Durand Cup trophies in a glittering ceremony at Guwahati on 21st July. 

Important facts

  • Three trophies of the 134-year-old Durand Cup, Asia's oldest football tournament, were unveiled. 

  • The tournament will be held for the first time in Assam's Guwahati from August 17 to September 4.

  • As part of the trophy tour involving five cities, Guwahati, the venue of 10 Group D games, was chosen as the first stop.

  • It will see participation of 20 teams from across the country including 11 ISL teams.

  • The matches of the tournament will be held at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.

  • Apart from Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati, Khuman Lampak Stadium in Imphal and Kishor Bharati Kridangan in Kolkata in West Bengal and Naihati Stadium in North 24-Parganas district will host the matches.

  • The three trophies, the Durand Cup (a rolling trophy and the original prize), the Shimla Trophy (a rolling trophy and first given by the residents of Shimla in 1904) and the President’s Cup (for permanent keep and first presented by Dr Rajendra Prasad, India’s first President in 1956) are on a five-city tour.

  • It was flagged off from Kolkata on July 19, 2022 and will be the first time the host will leave for Imphal in Manipur after being in Guwahati for two days.

131st Durand Cup

  • There will be a total of 47 games in this tournament, with both Guwahati and Imphal hosting 10-games of group C and group D each.

  • All the seven knockout games will be held at three venues in West Bengal.

  • The inaugural pool matches will begin from 16 August at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Kreerangan (VYBK) Stadium in Kolkata.

  • The matches will be held on August 17 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati and on August 18 at the Khuman Lampakh Stadium in Imphal.

  • The tournament will culminate with the Grand Finale to be held at VYBK on 18 September 2022.

About Durand Cup

  • The tournament was started in 1888 under the leadership of Sir Henry Durand, a renowned Indian civil servant and Foreign Secretary of India.

  • It was first held in Shimla.

  • The most successful teams are East Bengal and Mohun Bagan with 16 wins each.

  • BSF comes in third place with 7 wins.

By admin: July 18, 2022

10. Singapore Open : PV Sindhu wins first Super 500 title

Tags: Sports News

India's PV Sindhu defeated China's Wang Zhiyi in the women's singles final to clinch the Singapore Open Badminton Super 500 tournament title.

Important facts

  • Sindhu defeated Saina Kawakami of Japan in the semi-finals to secure her place in the final.

  • This is Sindhu's third title of the current season. He won two Super 300 tournaments, the Syed Modi International and the Swiss Open.

  • PV Sindhu won her second Asian bronze medal at the Asia Badminton Championship 2022 in Manila on April 30, 2022.

  • Sindhu has won a gold, two silver and two bronze medals at the World Championships apart from a silver and bronze medal in the Olympics.

Other Category Winner

Category 

Winner

Country

Men's singles

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

Indonesia

Men's doubles

Leo Rolly Carnando/

Daniel Marthin

Indonesia

Women's doubles

Apriyani Rahayu/

Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti

Indonesia

Mixed doubles

Dechapol Puavaranukroh/

Sapsiree Taerattanachai

Thailand

Singapore Badminton Open

  • The Singapore Open is a badminton competition held annually in Singapore since 1929.

  • In 2023, the tournament will be upgraded to a Super 750 event.

  • The 2022 Singapore Badminton Open was held from 12 to 17 July 2022 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

  • In 2007, the Singapore Open became part of the BWF Super Series event.