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By admin: Nov. 27, 2022

1. Indian team dominates the USIC International Railway Sports Association Table Tennis Championship

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The Indian table tennis player dominated the USIC International Railway Sports Association Table Tennis Championship played at Jaipur from 21st November to 25th November 2022. The Indian players won a total of 14 medals, 6 gold, and 4 silver and 4 bronze medals.

Total five teams from the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Switzerland and India participated in this prestigious Championship.

The USIC International Railway Sports Association Table Tennis Championship was organised by North Western Railway Sports Association under the aegis of Railway Sports Promotion Board.

Medal winners  

Singles 

The Indian men and women team swept the medal tally in the singles event.

Ronit Bhanja won gold, Siksha Jain silver and Anirban Ghosh bronze medal in men's singles.

Sutirtha Mukherjee won gold, Dharna Sen silver and Poyamanti Vaishya bronze medal in women's singles.

Mixed double events 

Indian Railway players won gold, silver and bronze medals in mixed doubles events.

Men’s double events 

In men's doubles, the Indian team won gold and silver and France won bronze medals.

Women’s double events 

 The Indian team won gold, Czech Republic won silver and India and Czech Republic players won bronze medals.  

Team event 

In the team event, the Indian men's team won gold, France's silver and Czech Republic won bronze medals.

In the women's section, India won gold, Czech Republic's silver and France's bronze medals.

By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

2. The Madras Boating club women team wins the Adyar Trophy at the 81st Annual Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta

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The Madras Boating Club women won the 81st Annual Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta held at Colombo, Sri Lanka on 26 November 2022. They were conferred the Adyar Trophy.

However the men’s section of the race was won by the Colombo Rowing Club and they were conferred with the   Deepam trophy... 

The Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta is organised by the Madras Boat Club and the Colombo Rowing Club. They organise it alternately and this year the event is taking place after a gap of 3 years due to the corona pandemic.

Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta

The first-ever Madras-Colombo Rowing Regatta was held way back in 1898 and is considered the oldest sporting encounterheld between India and Sri Lanka.

The main event of the Regatta is the Men’s boat race which is considered to be the second oldest boat racein the world, second only to the famous Oxford-Cambridge boat race.

The overall winners of the Men’s event are awarded the prestigious Deepam Trophywhile the Adyar Trophy is awarded to the Women’s champions.

The boat race is held for a distance of 1,000 meters. 

By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

3. Vishwanath, Vanshaj, Devika wins gold medals at Youth World Boxing Championships 2022

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Vishwanath, Vanshaj, Devika wins gold medals

Indian boxers Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshaj and Devika Ghorpade won gold medals at the IBA(International Boxing Association) Youth Men's and Women's World Championships 2022 in La Nucia, Spain on 25 November 2022.

Vishwanath Suresh from Chennai won his gold medal by defeating Ronel Suyom of Philippines in the men's 48kg final.

Devika from Pune won the second gold for India on the day by defeating England’s Lauren Mackie in the women's 52kg final.

Asian Youth champion Vanshaj from Sonipat won the third gold medal by defeating Demur Kajaia of Georgia in the men's 63.5kg final.

Other medal winners 

Silver medal winner 

Bhawna Sharma won a silver medal in the women's 48 kg category.

Ashish (54kg) was the other Indian to finish with a silver medal.

Bronze medal winners

Tamanna (50kg), Kunjarani Devi Thongam (60kg), Muskan (75kg) and Lashu Yadav (70kg) won the Bronze medal for India.

India with 11 medals is leading the medal tallies followed by Uzbekistan.

India’s eight medals in the women’s section is also the highest for any country.

27 November is the last day of the championship and two Indian women Ravina in 63kg and Kirti in the +81kg will play in the final.

IBA Youth Men's and Women's World Championships 2022

The IBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 is being held  at the Ciudad Deportiva Camilo Cano arena in La Nucía, Spain from 14 November to 27 November 2022.  Around 600 boxers from 73 countries are participating in the Championship.


By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

4. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score in 5 different World Cups

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score in 5 different World Cups

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 5 different World Cups when he scored the first goal against Ghana in the FIFA World Cup on 24 November.

Important facts

  • In the first match of Group H, Portugal captain Ronaldo scored the first goal in the 65th minute, becoming the first male footballer to score in five different World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022).

  • With this record, Ronaldo has left behind Pele of Brazil, Uwe Seeler of Germany and Miraslov Klose who have scored goals in four World Cups.

  • 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo has increased his international goal count to 118. He scored his eighth career World Cup goal in a 3–2 win against Ghana.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals in 15 minutes as Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 in their FIFA World Cup Group H match to open their campaign on a winning note.


By admin: Nov. 26, 2022

5. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score in 5 different World Cups

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to score in 5 different World Cups

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 5 different World Cups when he scored the first goal against Ghana in the FIFA World Cup on 24 November.

Important facts

  • In the first match of Group H, Portugal captain Ronaldo scored the first goal in the 65th minute, becoming the first male footballer to score in five different World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022).

  • With this record, Ronaldo has left behind Pele of Brazil, Uwe Seeler of Germany and Miraslov Klose who have scored goals in four World Cups.

  • 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo has increased his international goal count to 118. He scored his eighth career World Cup goal in a 3–2 win against Ghana.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals in 15 minutes as Portugal beat Ghana 3-2 in their FIFA World Cup Group H match to open their campaign on a winning note.


By admin: Nov. 24, 2022

6. Telangana's Nishanth Bhukya and Odisha’s Tanvi Patri win National U-13 badminton titles

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Telangana's Nishanth Bhukya and Odisha’s

Telangana's Nishanth Bhukya and Odisha’s Tanvi Patri emerged champions in the boys and girls singles respectively at the 34th Under-13 National Badminton Championships, notching contrasting wins at the UP Badminton Academy, Lucknow on 23 November.

Important facts

  • Fourth seeded Bhukya came from behind to beat Andhra Pradesh’s Akhil Reddy Boba 19-21, 21-12, 22-20 in 44 minutes whereas Patri took just 22 minutes to brush aside local challenger and 15th seeded Divyanshi Gautam 21-7, 21-10.

  • Earlier this month, Petrie won his maiden National U-13 ranking tournament in Maharashtra with a dominant performance against Agra's Gautam.

  • In the boys' final, Bhukya found it difficult to handle Boba in the first game as the Andhra shuttler raced to a 15-11 lead before winning the game 21-19.

  • But after the change of ends, fourth seed Bhukya bounced back to beat Boba. In the decisive match, Bhukya won in a close fight.


By admin: Nov. 24, 2022

7. Telangana's Nishanth Bhukya and Odisha’s Tanvi Patri win National U-13 badminton titles

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Telangana's Nishanth Bhukya and Odisha’s

Telangana's Nishanth Bhukya and Odisha’s Tanvi Patri emerged champions in the boys and girls singles respectively at the 34th Under-13 National Badminton Championships, notching contrasting wins at the UP Badminton Academy, Lucknow on 23 November.

Important facts

  • Fourth seeded Bhukya came from behind to beat Andhra Pradesh’s Akhil Reddy Boba 19-21, 21-12, 22-20 in 44 minutes whereas Patri took just 22 minutes to brush aside local challenger and 15th seeded Divyanshi Gautam 21-7, 21-10.

  • Earlier this month, Petrie won his maiden National U-13 ranking tournament in Maharashtra with a dominant performance against Agra's Gautam.

  • In the boys' final, Bhukya found it difficult to handle Boba in the first game as the Andhra shuttler raced to a 15-11 lead before winning the game 21-19.

  • But after the change of ends, fourth seed Bhukya bounced back to beat Boba. In the decisive match, Bhukya won in a close fight.


By admin: Nov. 23, 2022

8. Army Red Team wins 72nd Inter Services Volleyball Championship 2022-23

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Army Red Team wins 72nd Inter Services Volleyball

Army Red team won the title by defeating Army Green in the 72nd Inter-Services Volleyball Championship held at Eagle Indoor Volleyball Stadium, Secunderabad on 20 November 2022.

Important facts

  • The Army Red team defeated Army Green by 3-1.

  • Meanwhile, the Indian Navy downed the Indian Air Force 3-1 in the opening round. 

  • A total of four teams, two each from the Indian Army (Army Red and Army Green), the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force were in the running for the top honours.

  • The event provided an opportunity to outstanding sportsmen for getting selected to the Services Volleyball team.

  • Telangana and Andhra Sub Area officiating GoC, Brigadier K Somashankar presented the trophy. 


By admin: Nov. 23, 2022

9. Army Red Team wins 72nd Inter Services Volleyball Championship 2022-23

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Army Red Team wins 72nd Inter Services Volleyball

Army Red team won the title by defeating Army Green in the 72nd Inter-Services Volleyball Championship held at Eagle Indoor Volleyball Stadium, Secunderabad on 20 November 2022.

Important facts

  • The Army Red team defeated Army Green by 3-1.

  • Meanwhile, the Indian Navy downed the Indian Air Force 3-1 in the opening round. 

  • A total of four teams, two each from the Indian Army (Army Red and Army Green), the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force were in the running for the top honours.

  • The event provided an opportunity to outstanding sportsmen for getting selected to the Services Volleyball team.

  • Telangana and Andhra Sub Area officiating GoC, Brigadier K Somashankar presented the trophy. 


By admin: Nov. 22, 2022

10. Former Indian football captain Babu Mani dies aged 59

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 Babu Mani dies aged 59

Former Indian football captain Babu Mani, who was an integral part of the Indian football team in the 1980s, died after a prolonged battle with liver-related issues. He was 59.

Babu Mani made his India debut against Argentina in Kolkata during the 1984 Nehru Cup and went on to play 55 matches for the country. He was also a part of the first Indian squad to qualify for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in 1984 and went on to play in the tournament in Singapore.

Mani was also a member of the Indian team which won gold medals at the 1985 and 1987 editions of the South Asian Games.

Babu Mani, also part of the Bengal Team which won Santosh Trophy in 1986 and 1988.

He also played for and won various domestic football cups like Federation Cup, IFA shield, Durand Cup, Rovers Cup trophies for Kolkata's top three clubs, Mohammedan Sporting, Mohan Bagan and East Bengal.