1. Odisha won the National Senior Women's Hockey Championship
On May 17, 2022, Hockey Association Odisha won the title by defeating Karnataka 2-0 in the final match of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women's National Championship played at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh.
Key points -
In the final match played in the tournament, Poonam Barla scored 34th for Odisha and Ashim Kanchan Barla scored in 59th minute to make Odisha victorious.
In the third place match, Jharkhand beat Haryana 3-2. Deepti Toppo, Albela Rani Toppo and Beton Dungdung scored for Jharkhand. Amandeep Kaur and Bharti Saroha scored for Haryana.
The 12th Hockey India Senior Women's National Championship was organised from May 6 to 17, 2022 at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Bhopal, in which players from about 27 states participated.
2. Italian Open 2022
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece to win the 79th edition of the Italian Open in Rome.
This is Novak Djokovic's 38th ATP Masters 1000 title.
Novak Djokovic defeated Casper Roode in the semi-finals to become the fifth man in the Open Era to win 1,000 matches.
Italian Open winners -
Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
Inga Switek (Poland)
Ons Jabur (Tunisia)
Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic (Croatia)
John Isner (USA) & Diego Schwartzman (Argentina)
Veronika Kudermatova & Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)
Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) & Giuliana Olmos (Mexico)
3. Uber Cup 2022
Korea defeated defending champions China in a thrilling final to clinch the Uber Cup title for the second time at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
In the deciding singles match, Korea's 46th-ranked Sim Yu-jin faced 15th-ranked Wang Xie of China, with 23-year-old Hui Sim defeating Wang 28-26, 18-21, 21-8.
In the second doubles match of the final, Korea's KM Hye Jeong and Kong Hyeong defeated Ping Huang and Lee Wen Mei in straight games to decide the final.
Korea won the Uber Cup for the first time in 12 years.
Korea won their group by defeating India 5–0, then beat Denmark and Japan 3–0 in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.
About south korea
South Korea is a country located in East Asia that occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula.
Korea has a nickname "joseon" which means the land of calm mornings.
Capital - Seoul
President- Yoon Suk-yol
Currency- South Korean won
4. Former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds dies in road accident
46-year-old former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has died in a car accident.
The Symonds car accident happened in Townsville, Queensland.
Symonds, who was the best all-rounder player in world cricket, played the first international match of his career against Pakistan in November 1998.
Symonds made his Test debut in March 2004 against Sri Lanka.
Andrew Symonds was a key part of Australia's 50-over World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.
Symonds is also remembered for the infamous "Monkeygate" scandal.
Symonds cricket career
He has scored 5088 runs in 198 matches in ODIs and has also taken 133 wickets during this period.
Symonds played 26 matches in his Test career in which he scored 1462 runs and also took 24 wickets.
Symonds scored 11099 runs in 424 List A matches and also took 282 wickets.
5. India beats Indonesia 3-0 to win maiden Thomas Cup title
India's men's badminton team lifted the Thomas Cup title for the first time with a commanding 3-0 win over Indonesia on 15th May.
India won three straight matches, two men’s singles and a men’s doubles match to seal the championship.
With this win, India has become the sixth country to win the title.
India's Kidambi Srikanth defeated Indonesia's Leonardus Jonatan Christie in Thomas Cup Final 2022 by 21-15, 23-21, held in Bangkok.
It is a historic triumph that will enhance the country's status in the sport.
About Thomas Cup
Thomas Cup is an international badminton competition.
The 16 teams that compete for the prestigious title.
All the 16 teams represent member nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
The championship was started by a great English badminton player, Sir George Alan Thomas, who was inspired by the Davis Cup of Tennis and the World Cup of Football.
The first tournament was held in 1948–1949.
After 1982, it was conducted every two years.
The three teams with the most titles in the championship are Indonesia, China, and Malaysia with 14, 10, and 5 titles, respectively.
6. Lionel Messi named Forbes highest-paid athlete 2022
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According to Forbes, football star Lionel Messi topped the list with a net worth of $130 million (Rs 1007 crore).
Messi earned $75 million from sports and $55 million from sponsorship deals, out of a total of $130 million (Rs 1394 crore).
Basketball player, LeBron James is at the second position with USD 121.2 million, while Cristiano Ronaldo is at the third position in the list with USD 115 million.
Estimates are calculated by Forbes based on prize money, salary and bonuses and sponsorship deals.
Virat Kohli is the only Indian player in this list who earned around Rs 262 crore last year, out of which Rs 22 crore has been earned from salary and the rest 240 crore from advertisements.
Top 10 list -
Lionel Messi (football): $130 million
LeBron James (basketball): $121.2 million
Cristiano Ronaldo (football): $115 million
Neymar (football): $95 million
Stephen Curry (basketball): $92.8 million
Kevin Durant (basketball): $92.1 million
Roger Federer (tennis): $90.7 million
Canelo Alvarez (boxing): $90 million
Tom Brady (football): $83.9 million
Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball): $80.9 million
7. Madrid Open : Rising Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz beat Alexander Zverev to win title
Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev (Germany) to win the men's singles Madrid Open 2022 title.
Alcaraz achieved this title by defeating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
This is Carlos Alcaraz's fourth title of 2022 and his second Masters 1000 title after Miami 2022.
Other categories winners -
Women’s singles- Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
Men’s doubles- Wesley Koolhof (Netherlands) & Neal Skupski (United Kingdom)
Women’s doubles- Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) & Giuliana Olmos (Mexico)
Madrid Open 2022
It was the 20th edition of the ATP Tour event and the 13th edition of the WTA Tour.
The tournament is held annually in Madrid, Spain.
8. Mascot, Logo, Jersey, Theme Song launched for Khelo India Youth Games-2022
Recently, the logo, song, jersey and mascot of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 were launched by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur in Panchkula, Haryana.
The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 will be in the form of a cow, which has been named 'Dhakad'.
About Khelo India Youth Games 2022
The fourth Khelo India Youth Games will be organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devilal Stadium in Panchkula, while some of its matches will also be held in Chandigarh.
For the first time, five traditional sports have been included in the fourth Khelo India Youth Games. These games include Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Malkhamb and Yoga.
Among them, Gatka, Kalaripayattu and Thang-Ta are traditional martial arts, while Mallakhamb and Yoga are fitness related sports.
This time the biggest ever contingent of 8500 players from across the country will participate in this event.
This time Khelo India Youth Games is being jointly organised by Haryana Government and Sports Authority of India (SAI), Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
This competition was started in 2018 in New Delhi under the name Khelo India School Games.
9. India's Dhanush Srikanth has won the gold medal in 24th Deaf Olympic Games
India's Dhanush Srikanth has won the gold medal in the men's 10m air rifle event at the 24th Deaf Olympic Games being held in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.
Dhanush scored 247.5 points while Korea's Kim Woo Rim got the silver medal with 246.6 points.
India's Shaurya Saini finished third with 224.3 points.
India has sent a 65-member team to this competition, which includes 10 shooters; these players will participate in 11 sports events.
In the last 2017 edition, India had won one gold, one silver and three bronze medals.
Currently, India is at the eighth position in the points table with two gold and one bronze medals.
Ukraine is at the first position with 19 gold, six silver and 13 bronze medals.
10. Argentina's star tennis player Sebastian Baez won the Estoril Open title
Argentina's star tennis player Sebastian Baez won the Estoril Open title.
Baez defeated Frances Tiafo in straight sets to win her first ATP Tour title.
About Estoril Open
The tournament was created in 2015 to replace the historic Portugal Open.
This was the sixth edition of this tournament.