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By admin: May 3, 2022

1. Harshada Sharad Garud first Indian to win gold medal at IWF Junior World Championships

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In weightlifting, Harshada Sharad Garuda created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the IWF Junior World Championships in Heraklion, Greece.

  • She lifted 153 kg in the 45 kg weight category, including 70 kg in snatch and 83 kg in clean and jerk, and topped the podium.

  • Garuda surpassed eight contestants as India won a medal on the first day of competition.

  • Turkey's Bektas Kansu won the silver medal, while Teodora-Luminita Hinku of Moldova won the bronze.

  • Another Indian in the same weight category, Anjali Patel, finished fifth with a total effort of 148kg, which included 67kg in snatch and 81kg in clean and jerk.

  • Prior to Harshada, there are only two Indians to have won a medal at the IWF Junior World Championships.

  • Mirabai Chanu won the bronze medal in 2013 and Achinta Shuli won the silver medal last year.

By admin: April 30, 2022

2. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has snatched the hosting of the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship from Russia

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The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) withdrew the hosting of the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championships from Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.

  • The Ice Hockey World Championship 2023 was to be played in St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • The International Ice Hockey Federation has taken this decision due to concerns about the well-being of players and officials following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

  • The next host for the World Championships will be selected during the 2022 IIHF Annual Congress in Tampere, Finland.

  • About International Ice Hockey Federation -

  • The International Ice Hockey Federation is the worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey.

  • Formation- 15 May 1908

  • Headquarters- Zurich, Switzerland

  • Membership- 82 Country 

  • President- Luc Tardif.

By admin: April 29, 2022

3. Laureus World Sports Awards - 2022

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The prizes were presented to the winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards, 2022 at a virtual ceremony held in Seville, Spain on April 24, 2022.

  • This award has been given on the basis of the performance of the year 2021 in the sports world.

  • In the year 2021, Formula One champion Max Verstappen (Motor Racing) of the Netherlands was presented with the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, 2022.

  • Jamaica's Olympic champion athlete Elaine Thompson-Herrah has been chosen as the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, 2022.

  • Other winners of Laureus World Sports Awards 2022 -

  • Laureus World Team of the Year - Italy men's football team

  • Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year - Emma Radukanu (UK), Neeraj Chopra (Nominated)

  • Laureus World Comeback of the Year - Sky Brown (UK)

  • Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year - Bethany Shriver (UK)

  • Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award - Tom Brady (USA)

  • Laureus Sporting Icon Award - Valentino Rossi (Italy)

By admin: April 15, 2022

4. R Pragyanand won the prestigious Reykjavik Open Chess Tournament

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16-year-old chess player R Pragyanand has won the prestigious "Reykjavik Open Chess Tournament" in Reykjavik, Iceland.

  • The final of this tournament was played between two Indian players, in which R Pragyanand won the competition by defeating compatriot GM D Gukesh in the final round.

  • The Indian youngster finished at the top of the Reykjavik Open Chess Tournament by scoring 7.5 points out of a total of 9 points and was ahead by 0.5 points (half a point).

  • The first Reykjavik Open chess tournament winner was Abhijit Gupta (2016) followed by Bhaskaran Adhiban who won the title in the 33rd Reykjavik Open Chess Tournament 2018.

By admin: April 15, 2022

5. Rohit Sharma became the second Indian and seventh batsman in the world to score ten thousand runs in T20 cricket.

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In the 23rd match of the 15th season of the Indian Premier League or IPL, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has achieved the feat of scoring 10000 T20 runs in the match against Punjab Kings.

  • He is the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli to achieve this feat and the seventh batsman in the world.

  • Right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma is the seventh batsman in the world who has scored 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.

  • But Chris Gayle has achieved the feat of scoring 10000 T20 runs in the shortest innings. This can be seen in the following table:

  • Chris Gayle (14562)     --     285 innings

  • Shoaib Malik (11698)     --     368 innings

  • Kieron Pollard (11430)     --

  • Aaron Finch (10444)     --     327 innings

  • Virat Kohli (10326)     --     299 innings

  • David Warner (10308)     --     303 innings

  • Rohit Sharma (10000)     --     362 innings

Shoaib Malik broke record: 

Rohit Sharma has come fifth in terms of the fastest innings to reach 10,000 runs in T20 cricket, leaving behind Shoaib Malik. Rohit achieved the figure of 10 thousand runs in 362 innings while Shoaib Malik achieved this in 368 innings and now he has come to the sixth position.

By admin: April 14, 2022

6. 7th FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022 to be hosted by Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai

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Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai have been selected as the host of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022.

  • The draw for this tournament will be held on June 24 in Zurich.

  • To ensure the safety of the players and others involved in the tournament, Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa and DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai have been chosen as the hosts.

  • The Chief Women's Football Officer of FIFA is Sarai Bereman.

  • LOC President, AIFF President and FIFA Council Member :- Praful Patel is.

  • A total of 16 teams are to participate in this tournament.

By admin: April 12, 2022

7. Sania and Hardeka pair lose in Charleston Open final

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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Lucy Hradeka's impressive campaign at the Charleston Open tennis tournament ended with a loss in the final.

  • The unseeded pair of Sania and Hradecka lost 2-6, 6-4, 7-10 in one hour and 24 minutes to fourth seeded Poland's Andreja Klepac and Magda Linet of Slovenia in the final played on 10 April.

  • Sania and Hradeka had previously performed brilliantly in this WTA 500 event.

  • She had made a place in the women's doubles final after defeating top seeded pair of Zhang Shuai and Caroline Dolehide in the semi-finals.

  • India's most successful tennis player Sania has already announced that this will be her last season in tennis.

  • He has a total of six Grand Slam titles to his name, including three in mixed doubles.

By admin: April 12, 2022

8. First Khelo India National Ranking Women's Archery Tournament organised in Jamshedpur

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TATA Archery Academy, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) is set to host the first phase of the tournament on April 12 and 13. The Sports Authority of India has approved a total amount of Rs 75 Lakh to host the Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery Tournament over six phases.

  • The tournament will be held across the Recurve and Compound events in the Senior, Junior and Cadet Categories, and will be conducted as per the World Archery Rules.

  • The Archery Association of India (AAI), in collaboration with the Jharkhand Archery Association and TATA Steel, are organising the tournament.

  • Top 32 Recurve and Compound archers in Senior, Junior and Cadet categories have been selected to be a part of the tournament based on the recent concluded National Championships.

  • Archers who have also met the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) in any of the International Championship/Nationals/Selection Trials/Khelo India tournaments/State Championship/State Selection Trials in 2021-2022, have also made the cut.

  • The six Women’s National Ranking tournaments will be held every alternate month with the final phase scheduled for December 2022.

  • The cumulative points of the 5 phases shall be calculated to arrive at the ranking of the top 16 archers for the final phase in December wherein the top 16 archers shall be given cash awards, amounting to a total of Rs 37.5 Lakh.

  • The National Ranking Women Archery Tournament is yet another endeavour by the Khelo India’s Sports for Women component, which takes the most necessary steps to power in more female participation in a wide array of sports competitions.

  • The support extends to not only giving grants but also helping in the proper organization and execution of the events.

  • Past competitions include the U-17 Khelo India Football League and the Khelo India Women’s Hockey League (Under 21), held across three phases of the tournament in New Delhi and Lucknow.

  • The Khelo India National Ranking Women Archery Tournament, now, will provide more competition and exposures at domestic levels for second, third and fourth lines of Archers, in line with Women Empowerment.

By admin: April 11, 2022

9. India won silver for the first time in the World Bridge Championship

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India managed to secure a silver medal for the first time in the D'Orsi Trophy Senior Team Championships at the 45th World Bridge Championships held in Italy.

  • In the match for the gold medal, the Indian team lost to Poland by 194-239 points.

  • India's senior team - comprising Ashok Goel, Anil Padhe, Rajesh Dalal, Sukamal Das, Subroto Saha and R Krishnan - won India's first World Bridge Championship silver medal in this championship.

  • India defeated USA in the quarter-finals and France in the semi-finals.

  • India won the bronze medal in the 2019 World Championships held in Wuhan.

  • Cups and trophies related to "Bridge":- Holkar Trophy, Challenge Gold Trophy, Ramniwas Ruia etc. are prominent.

By admin: April 11, 2022

10. Tamil Nadu won the 71st Senior National Basketball Championship

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Tamil Nadu defeated defending champions Punjab 87-69 to clinch the men's title in the final of the 71st Senior National Basketball Championship here on 10 April 2022.

  • In the women's section, Railways won the title by defeating Telangana 131-82 with Poonam Chaturvedi's 26 points.

  • In the men's section, Karnataka defeated Railways 96-79 to finish third.

  • Tamil Nadu stood third in the women's category.