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By admin: Nov. 19, 2022

1. India bags 25 out of 28 golds at 15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea

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15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea

In shooting, India continued to dominate as they wrapped up their campaign at the 15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea (Deagu) with 25 gold medals, including two gold medals on the final day on November 18, 2022.

Important facts

  • Manu Bhaker and Samrat Rana won the 10m air pistol mixed team junior event, while Rhythm Sangwan and Vijayveer Sidhu won the gold in the senior event.

  • India dominated the event winning 25 out of 28 events in eight days.

  • Sangwan and Sidhu defeated Valery Rakhimzhan and Irina Yunusmetova of Kazakhstan 17-3 in the final of the air pistol mixed team event.

  • He topped the qualification round with a score of 579 while Kazakhstan was second with a score of 577.

  • The other Indian pair of Shiva Narwal and Yuvika Tomar finished fourth in qualifying with a score of 573 but lost 6-16 to the Korean pair to miss out on the bronze medal.

  • In the junior air pistol mixed team event, Manu and Samrat shot a qualification score of 578 to finish second behind Uzbekistan's Nigina Sadkulova and Mukhamed Kamalov (579).

  • In the final, the Indian pair won 17-3 to claim the first position.

  • India's other pair of Sagar Dangi and Isha Singh also made it to the bronze medal match out of two in the event but they too lost 14-16 to Korea's Lee Seungjun and Yang Jin.

Results of Air pistol

  • Mixed team: 1. India-2 (Rhythm Sangwan, Vijayveer Sidhu) 17 (579); 2. Kazakhstan (Irina Yunusmetova, Valeriy Rakhimzhan) 3 (577); 3. Korea 16 (573), 4. India (Shiva Narwal, Yuvika Tomar) 6 (573); 3. Korea-2 16 (572), 4. Japan 10 (575).

  • Junior mixed team: 1. India (Manu Bhaker, Samrat Rana) 17 (578); 2. Uzbekistan (Nigina Saidkulova, Mukhammad Kamalov) 3 (579); 3. Korea (Yang Jiin, Lee Seungjun) 16 (566), 4. India-2 (Sagar Dangi, Esha Singh) 14 (576); 3. Korea-2 17 (574), 4. Uzbekistan-2 5 (566).

By admin: Nov. 18, 2022

2. Paralympics-IPC suspends Russian, Belarusian committees with immediate effect

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Paralympics-IPC suspends Russian, Belarusian

The International Paralympic Committee has suspended the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) of Russia and Belarus with immediate effect on November 17, 2022, dashing the hopes of para-athletes competing in the 2024 Paralympics.

Important facts

  • Earlier athletes from both countries were barred from competing in the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics in March.

  • Russia's suspension was passed by 64 votes against 39 at the IPC's Extraordinary General Assembly in Berlin.

  • The suspension of the NPC of Belarus passed by 54 votes against 45.

  • Both NPCs have been suspended for "inability to comply with their membership obligations under the IPC constitution".

  • Due to the suspension, NPC Russia and NPC Belarus lose all rights and privileges of IPC membership, as per the IPC constitution.

  • The Russian team was also banned from the Rio Paralympics in 2016 over doping.

  • NPC Russia and NPC Belarus have the right to appeal against this decision.

About International Paralympic Committee

  • It was established on 22 September 1989 as an international non-profit organisation.

  • It is an athlete-centred organisation composed of an elected Governing Board, a Management Team and various Standing Committees and Councils.

  • Its objective is to enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to inspire and excite the world.

  • Headquartered - Bonn, Germany

  • President - Andrew Parsons

By admin: Nov. 15, 2022

3. Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu and Gagan Narang elected in IOA Athletes Commission

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Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu and Gagan Narang

Olympic medalists MC Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu and Gagan Narang are among 10 eminent sports persons selected as members of the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) Athletes Commission on November 14, 2022.

Important facts

  • The other seven members of the apex body are - Tokyo Olympics silver medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, 2012 Olympics bronze winner shooter Gagan Narang, veteran table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal, hockey player Rani Rampal, cyclist Bhavani Devi, rower Bajrang Lal and former shot putter OP Karhana.

  • All the 10 elected members of the apex body, five men and five women, were elected unopposed in the election.

  • India's first Olympic individual gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra and former hockey captain Sardar Singh will join the commission as members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Asian Olympic Council (OCA), both with voting rights.

  • Bindra was elected a member of the IOC Athletes Commission for eight years in 2018 while Sardar Singh became a member of the OCA Athletes Commission for four years in 2019.

  • Under the new constitution of the Indian Olympic Association, the commission should have an equal number of female and male representatives.

  • Two members of the commission will be in the IOA Executive Council whose election is to be held on December 10.

President of the Indian Olympic Association  - Adil Sumariwala  

President of the International Olympic Committee - Thomas Bach 

Headquarters of IOC - Lussanne , Switzerland

By admin: Nov. 14, 2022

4. Greg Barclay re-elected as ICC chairman

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Greg Barclay re-elected as ICC chairman

Greg Barclay has been unanimously re-elected as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a second two-year term on 13 November, 2022.

Important facts

  • Barkley has been re-elected as independent president for a second two-year term. Barkley was elected unopposed after Zimbabwe's Tawengwa Mukuhlani withdrew.

  • Barkley was appointed as the IIC President in November 2020. At the same time, BCCI secretary Jay Shah was elected as the head of the powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee of the ICC.

  • Greg Barclay-Hale was the President of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and also served as the Director of ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2015.

About International Cricket Council (ICC)

  • It is the global governing body for cricket.

  • It was founded in 1909 as the Imperial Cricket Conference by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa.

  • In 1989, its name was changed to International Cricket Council (ICC).

  • Representing 108 members, it regulates and administers the game of cricket and works with members to develop the game.

  • It presides over the ICC Code of Conduct, playing conditions, decision review system and other ICC regulations.

  • Headquarter - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

By admin: Nov. 12, 2022

5. Olympic Double Medalist PV Sindhu Launches Fit India School Week Mascots Toofan & Toofani

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Mascots Toofan & Toofani

Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu launched mascots Toofan and Toofani for Fit India Movement’s Fit India School Week initiative for the year 2022 on 10 November.

Important facts

  • The 4th Fit India School Week will commence on 15th November 2022, wherein various schools across India will organise fitness and sports events in various forms for 4 to 6 days during a month.

  • The Fit India Movement, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the year 2019, launched its annual 'Fit India School Week' program in December the same year.

  • It is dedicated to encourage schools to develop fitness habits in students and to increase awareness about fitness and sports.

  • This edition has added two mascots named "Toofan and Toofani" to its flagship, with both representing India's fittest superheroes and superwomen.

  • To make the mascots more connected to the sport, they have been given superpowers such as wind sprinting (athletics), car lifting (weightlifting) and concentration skills (chess).

  • They connect with people by narrating various stories about sports and fitness thereby motivating, educating and encouraging them.

Fit India Movement

  • The Prime Minister on the occasion of National Sports Day on 29 August, 2019 launched the ‘Fit India Movement’ as the People’s Movement & urged people to make fitness their lifestyle.

  • National Sports Day is celebrated to honour the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand Singh.

By admin: Nov. 9, 2022

6. 15th Asian Airgun Championship 2022 begins in Daegu, South Korea

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15th Asian Airgun Championship 2022

The 15th Asian Airgun Championship 2022 began in Daegu, South Korea from November 9, 2022.

Important facts

  • This will be the first Rifle/Pistol Asian Shooting Confederation Championship to be counted in the new Asian ranking system.

  • Manu Bhaker, Mehuli Ghosh, Arjun Babuta and Divyansh Singh Panwar are some of the prominent players in the 36 Indian players participating in the championship.

  • Manu Bhake is in the 10m Air Pistol (Junior Women) event while Mehuli Ghosh will compete in the women's 10m Air Rifle event.

  • Yashasvi Joshi will compete in the 10m Air Pistol (Young Female).

  • Arjun Babuta will compete in the 10m air rifle for men while Divyansh Singh Panwar will compete in the junior men's category.

  • The Asian Airgun Championship 2022 is scheduled to be held at the Daegu International Shooting Range from November 9 to 19, 2022.

By admin: Nov. 9, 2022

7. FIFA World Cup 2022 to be played from Nov 20 in Qatar

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FIFA World Cup 2022 to be played from Nov 20 in Qatar

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played in five cities of Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022 this year. It is the first Football World Cup to be held in winter, as well as the first Football World Cup to be hosted by an Arab country.

Important facts

  • In the inaugural match, hosts Qatar will take on South American country Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium on the 20th November.

  • 28 teams have been placed in eight groups, the final will be played at the Lusail Stadium on the 18th of December.

  • Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli has been included in the list of 12 players dominated by the English Premier League.

  • Brazil will start their World Cup campaign against Serbia on 24 November.

About FIFA World Cup

  • The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition played by the senior men's national teams of members of FIFA, the sport's global governing body.

  • It was started in the year 1930, after that it is organised every four years.

  • The defending champions are the France national football team that won the 2018 tournament in France.

  • The most successful team of the tournament is Brazil which has won the title 5 times.

  • FIFA World Cup 2022 will be organised in Qatar this year.

  • Lieb as the official mascot for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Laib is an Arabic word, which means a player with special qualities and abilities.

  • FIFA World Cup 2026 will be hosted for the first time by three countries which include the US, Mexico and Canada.

By admin: Nov. 7, 2022

8. Boxer Shiva Thapa secures historic 6th medal in Asian Elite Boxing Championships

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Asian Elite Boxing Championships

India’s Shiva Thapa secured bronze medal at the Asian Boxing Championships 2022 with a 4-1 victory over South Korea’s Minsu Choi in the 63.5kg category quarter-finals in Amman, Jordan on 6 November, 2022.

Important facts

  • The match ended with a 4:1 victory for Thapa, who has now become the most successful male boxer at the Asian Championships, with 6 competition medals to his name.

  • Thapa, who had won silver in 2017 and 2021 apart from winning bronze in 2015 and 2019, will be up against 2019 gold medallist Bakhodur Usmonov of Tajikistan in the semi-final.

  • Earlier, Indian boxer Mohammad Hussamuddin entered the semi-finals of the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, Jordan, defeating Heungsok Lee of South Korea in the quarterfinals of the 57kg (featherweight) category.

  • Husamuddin beat his opponent 5-0. With his win, he has ensured India's sixth medal in the championship.

  • Indian boxer Ananta Chopade suffered a defeat in the quarterfinal clash of the 54 kg (bantamweight) category. He lost the match 0-4.

  • Earlier, Indian Olympic medalist boxer Lovlina Borgohain advanced to the semifinal of the 75 kg category after a win over Kazakhstan’s Valentina Khalzova quarterfinal bout. She won her match by 3-2 by split decision.

By admin: Nov. 7, 2022

9. Suryakumar Yadav first Indian to score 1,000 T20 International runs in a calendar year

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Suryakumar Yadav first Indian to score 1,000 T20 International runs in a calendar year

Star Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav on 6 November became the first Indian player to score 1,000 T20 International runs in a calendar year.

Important facts

  • Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 61 off 26 balls against Zimbabwe at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and achieved this feat.

  • In 28 innings this year, Suryakumar has scored 1,026 runs at an average of 44.60.

  • One century and nine half-centuries have come out of his bat, with the best score of 117 in the year 2022.

  • He has scored these runs at a strike rate of 186.24.

  • He is only the second player in T20 International history to score 1,000 runs in a calendar year.

  • In 2021, Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored 1,326 runs at an average of 73.66.

  • Rizwan scored a century and 12 half-centuries in 2021 with a score of 104 (not out).

By admin: Nov. 7, 2022

10. Teenager Holger Rune stuns Novak Djokovic in thrilling final

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Paris Masters 2022

Denmark's Holger Rune defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a thrilling final of the Paris Masters on 6 November.

Important facts

  • Rune took the decisive lead, leaving 35-year-old Serbian Djokovic behind. Rune stopped Djokovic from winning a record 39th Masters title.

  • The 19-year-old Rune, who is the former junior doubles partner of top-order Carlos Alcaraz, saved six break points in the match.

  • Rune became the youngest-ever Paris Masters champion since Boris Becker, who at the time was 18 years old, having won in 1986.

  • Rune's victory also ensured that he would be the first Danish player after nearly 50 years to be ranked in the top 10.

  • Meanwhile, Briton Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof, of the Netherlands, secured the season-ending number one spot in the doubles rankings after winning in Paris.

About Paris Masters

  • The Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France.

  • The event is part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.

  • It was held at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin until 1982. In 1989 it was upgraded to become one of the Grand Prix Tours (Grand Prix Super Series).