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By admin: July 31, 2023

1. India won 14 medals including 9 gold in Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships

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India registered a remarkable success at the Sri Lanka Athletics National Championships, bagging a total of 14 medals including nine gold, four silver and one bronze.

An Overview of the News

  • On the final day of the event at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo, Indian athletes added six medals to their tally.

Gold Medalist:

  1. 4x400m Mixed Team Relay - Amoj Jacob, Aishwarya Mishra, Muhammad Anas, Himanshi Malik

  2. 4x400m Women's Relay - Sonia Vaish, Aishwarya Mishra, Subha V, Himanshi Malik

  3. 4x400m Men's Relay - Amoj Jacob, Muhammad Anas, Rajesh Ramesh, Muhammad Ajmal

  4. Women's 3000m Steeplechase - Preeti

  5. Men's 3000m Steeplechase - Bal Kishan

  6. Women's 400m - Sonia Vaish

  7. Men's Javelin Throw - Kishore Kumar Jena

  8. Women's 10,000 Metres - Boundary

  9. Men's 400m Hurdles - T Santosh Kumar

Silver Medalist:

  1. Men's pole vault - Shiva Subramani

  2. Men's javelin throw - Shivpal Singh

  3. Women's 400m - Jisna Mathew

  4. 4x400m Mixed Team Relay - Nihal Joel William, Subha Venkatesan, Mizo Chacko Kurien, Vithya Ramraj

Bronze Medalist:

  1. 4x400m Women's Relay - Vithya Ramaraj, Jisna Mathew, WS Himaya Fernando (Sri Lanka), K. Shanika Lakshani (Sri Lanka)

India's gold medalist javelin thrower Kishore Kumar Jena received the coveted Best Male Thrower trophy.


By admin: July 29, 2023

2. Sumit Nagal wins 4th ATP Challenger title with win at Tampere Open 2023

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Sumit-Nagal-wins-4th-ATP-Challenger-title-with-win-at-Tampere-Open-202325-year-old Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal won the Tampere Open 2023 ATP Challenger men's singles title, his fourth ATP Challenger Tour title, on 23 July in Finland.

An Overview of the News 

  • In the final, Nagal defeated Dalibor Svracina of the Czech Republic by a score of 6–4, 7–5 to win his second ATP Challenger event of the year. His previous win came at the Garden Open in Rome, ending a four-year title drought.

  • Prior to this, Sumit Nagal had won two other ATP Challenger titles: Buenos Aires Challenger in 2019 and Bengaluru Challenger in 2017.

  • Nagal's win in Tampere and his win in Rome made him the first Indian tennis player to claim two ATP Challenger titles on European soil.

  • In his journey to the final, Sumit Nagal defeated notable players such as Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic, JL Reis da Silva of Brazil and Mohammed Aziz Dougauz of Tunisia.

  • In the semi-finals, Nagal faced Spain's Daniel Rincon and won the hard-fought match with a scoreline of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

By admin: July 29, 2023

3. Tripura's Asmita Dey won gold medal in Junior Asian Judo Championship 2023 in Macau, China

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Junior-Asian-Judo-Championship-2023Asmita De, who hails from Tripura, achieved a significant feat by winning the gold medal in the Junior Asian Judo Championship 2023 held in Macau, China.

An Overview of the News

  • Competing in the 48 kg category, Asmita faced stiff opposition from judokas representing 27 different countries including Korea, Bhutan, Iraq and the US.

  • During the preliminary round in Group D, Asmita displayed exceptional skills and pulled off a stunning win against Hong Kong's Suet Yiu Tang.

  • Advancing to the semi-finals, 20-year-old Indian judoka Asmita Dey continued her impressive run by defeating Australia's Ashlyn Doe.

  • In the final match, Asmita once again showed her strength and finally won the gold medal by defeating Annaliese Fielder of Australia.

  • The win adds to Asmita Dey's already impressive record as she has earlier won a silver medal at the Asian Open 2023 in Kuwait City and a bronze at the Asian Junior Championships in 2022.

India participated in the Macau Junior Asia Cup Judo Competition and won a total of five medals: three gold, one silver and one bronze:

  • Unnati put up an exceptional performance to win the final against Rylee Rametta of Australia and earn the gold medal.

  • In the final, Arun defeated Kohsei Toyoshima of Australia to win the gold medal.

  • Competing in the over 100 kg category, Yash Ghangas put up a tough fight against Mongolia's Khangarid Gantulga in the final but settled for a silver medal for India.

  • Shraddha Kadubal Chopra won the bronze medal by defeating Australia's Kelly Bannister in the 52 kg category.

President of the International Judo Federation: Marius Vizer


By admin: July 27, 2023

4. India's Kamaljit wins gold in ISSF Junior Shooting World Championship

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ISSF-Junior-Shooting-World-ChampionshipIndian shooter Kamaljeet won the gold medal in the men's individual 50m pistol event at the ISSF Junior Shooting World Championships 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The championship took place on 24 July 2023 at the Changwon Shooting Range in Korea.

  • Over 550 shooters representing 44 countries participated in the event.

  • Team India with a contingent of 90 shooters put up a remarkable performance.

  • India's final medal tally stood at 17, including 6 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze.

  • The ISSF Junior Shooting World Championship provided a platform to young shooters to showcase their exceptional talent and skills on an international platform.

ISSF Junior World Championships 2023: India's medal winners

Event    

Shooter

Medal 

10m air pistol men    

Shubham Bisla    

Gold

10m air pistol women    

Sainyam    

Gold

10m air rifle mixed team

Abhinav Shaw and Gautami Bhanot    

Gold

10m air rifle men's team

Abhinav Shaw, Srikanth Dhanush and Parth Rakesh Mane

Gold

50m pistol men

Kamaljeet    

Gold

50m pistol women's team

Yashita Shokeen, Veerpal Kaur and Tiyana    

Gold

50m pistol men's team

Kamaljeet, Ankait Tomar and Sandeep Bishnoi

Gold

10m air pistol men's team

Shubham Bisla, Amit Sharma and Abhinav Choudhary

Silver

10m air rifle women's team    

Uttam Sonam Maskar, Gautami Bhanot and Swati Chowdhury        

Silver

Women's skeet

Raiza Dhillon

Silver

Mixed team skeet

Harmehar Singh Lally and Sanjana Sood

Silver

25m rapid fire pistol men's team

Sameer, Mahesh Anandakumar and Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu

Silver

Trap men team    

Bakhtyaruddin Malek, Shardul Vihan and Arya Vansh Tyagi        

Silver

10m air pistol mixed team

Abhinav Chaudhary and Sainyam    

Bronze

10m air pistol women's team

Sainyam, Urva Chaudhary and Anjali Chaudhary    

Bronze

10m air rifle men    

Umamahesh Maddineni    

Bronze

25m standard pistol men's team

Unish Holinder, Randeep Singh and Akshay Kumar    

Bronze

25m standard pistol women's team

Yashita Shokeen, Prarthana Khanna and Tiyana

Bronze




By admin: July 25, 2023

5. Shubhankar Sharma creates history with best ever performance by an Indian at 2023 Open Golf Championship

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Shubhankar Sharma achieved the best ever performance by an Indian golfer at the 2023 Open Golf Championship held at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England.

An Overview of the News 

  • Showcasing remarkable skill and determination, Shubhankar Sharma tied for eighth place with Cameron Young of the United States.

  • The hometown of Shubhankar Sharma is Jhansi, which is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Brian Herman of the USA has won the 2023 Open Golf Championship.

  • Prior to Sharma's feat, Anirban Lahiri had the best Indian finish in a major tournament with a top-5 finish in 2015 and Jeev Milkha Singh finished T-9 at the 2008 PGA Championship.

  • Previously, Jyoti Randhawa held the record for the best finish by an Indian golfer at the Open in 2004 with a tied-27th place.

  • Prior to Shubhankar Sharma's achievement, the best finish by an Indian golfer in a men's major was Anirban Lahiri's tied-fifth finish at the 2015 PGA Championship in Wisconsin, US.

About The Open Championship

  • It is recognized as the British Open, the oldest and most prestigious golf tournament globally and one of the four major championships on the PGA Tour.

  • The tournament's history dates back to 1860, and its inaugural winner was Willie Parks Sr., who was awarded the title of "Champion Golfer of the Year".

By admin: July 24, 2023

6. Satwik-Chirag clinch their fourth title of the year with thrilling win at Korea Open

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Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won their fourth men's doubles title of the year by winning the Korea Open badminton tournament.

An Overview of the News

  • In a thrilling final of the Super 500 event, the Indian pair, ranked third in the world, defeated Indonesia's top-ranked pair, Fajar Alfiyan and Muhammad Riyan Ardiento, who are two-time World Championships bronze medallists.

  • The match lasted 62 minutes and India came back from 17-21 down in the first set to win 21-13, 21-14.

  • The win marked his first victory in a BWF World Tour Super 500 event, showcasing his exceptional performance in the tournament.

List of titles achieved by Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in 2023:

Date

Tournament

Level

Location

21 to 26 March 2023

Swiss Open

BWF World Tour Super 300

Basel, Switzerland

25 to 30 April 2023

Asia Championships

Equivalent to BWF World Tour Super 1000

Dubai, UAE

13 to 18 June 2023

Indonesia Open

BWF World Tour Super 1000

Jakarta, Indonesia

18 to 23 July 2023

Korea Open

BWF World Tour Super 500

Yeosu, South Korea 

By admin: July 24, 2023

7. Virat Kohli Equals Sir Don Bradman's Record By Playing 500th International Match

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Virat-Kohli-Equals-Sir-Don-Bradman's-Record-By-Playing-500th-International-MatchStar Indian cricketer Virat Kohli achieved a significant milestone by playing his 500th international match against the West Indies in Port of Spain.

An Overview of the News

  • During this crucial game, Kohli displayed his exceptional batting prowess by scoring his 76th century across all formats, a remarkable feat for an Indian batsman.

  • On the second day of the Test match at the Queen's Park Oval, Kohli joined the distinguished company of Sir Don Bradman to complete his 29th Test century.

  • The Indian skipper's hundred came after waiting for an overseas Test century for almost five years, making it all the more special for him.

  • Kohli's unbeaten innings on the first day saw him steadily inching towards his hundred and finally achieved the feat off the second ball of the 91st over with a four off Jomel Warrican.

  • His innings of 121 was built on a solid foundation, facing 206 balls and hitting 11 fours, demonstrating his class and determination at the crease.

  • Kohli's partnership with world No. 1 Test all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja played a key role in helping India recover from a mid-innings defeat and post a challenging 438 in the first innings.

  • By equaling Sir Don Bradman's record of 29 Test centuries, Virat Kohli has further cemented his position as one of the greats of modern times in the world of cricket.

By admin: July 22, 2023

8. Shah Rukh Khan roped in as brand ambassador for ICC World Cup 2023

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brand-ambassador-for-ICC-World-Cup-2023Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as the brand ambassador for the ICC World Cup 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan launched the World Cup 2023 campaign 'It Takes One Day' with his iconic voiceover.

  • The ICC World Cup 2023 is scheduled to be held in India from 5 October to 19 November 2023.

  • India's first match will be against Australia on October 8 and it will face Pakistan on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

  • A total of 10 teams will participate in the tournament, with India, Afghanistan, Australia, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa qualifying directly based on their performance in the 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

  • The remaining two teams will be determined through the ongoing World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

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, the Decision Review System and other ICC regulations.

  • Headquarters - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

By admin: July 21, 2023

9. Stuart Broad, the second fast bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket

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Stuart-Broad,-the-second-fast-bowler-to-take-600-wickets-in-Test-cricketEngland's Stuart Broad became the second fast bowler to achieve the feat of 600 wickets in Test cricket.

An Overview of the News

  • Broad achieved this feat during the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Old Trafford.

  • He took the crucial wicket of Travis Head to reach the 600 wicket mark on the first day of the match.

  • The only other fast bowler to achieve this remarkable feat is Broad's England teammate James Anderson.

  • Currently, Stuart Broad is fifth in the all-time list of highest wicket-takers in Test cricket, while James Anderson is third.

  • The top spots in the list are occupied by spinners:

  1. Muttiah Muralitharan

  2. Shane Warne

  3. James Anderson

  4. Anil Kumble

  5. Stuart Broad

  • Stuart Broad made his Test debut in 2007 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

  • He has played 166 Test matches so far and has been a part of four Ashes winning teams for England.

By admin: July 18, 2023

10. Ajit Singh won gold medal in Para Athletics Championship in Paris

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Ajit-Singh-won-gold-medal-in-Para-Athletics-Championship-in-Paris

Indian athlete Ajit Singh won the gold medal in the final of men's javelin throw F46 at the Para Athletics Championships in Paris.

An Overview of the News

  • Ajit Singh topped the event with a throw of 65.41.

  • He broke the previous championship record of 61.89 held by Chunliang Guo of China.

  • Rinku, another Indian athlete, won the silver medal with a best throw of 65.38.

  • Sri Lanka's Dinesh Priyanta Herath and Rinku finished joint second in the event.

  • Sundar Singh Gujjar, representing India, finished fourth with a throw of 61.81.

About World Para Athletics Championships

  • Prior to 2017 it was known as the IPC Athletics World Championships, is held every two years and focuses on Paralympic athletics.

  • These championships are organised by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

  • Competition includes a variety of athletics events specifically designed for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities.

  • The IPC Athletics World Championships were held for the first time in 1994 in Berlin, Germany.