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By admin: June 23, 2022

India's women's wrestling team has won the Under-17 Asian Championship title

Tags: Sports News

India's women's wrestling team has won the Under-17 Asian Championship title in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

  • India topped with 235 points with eight gold, one silver and one bronze medals.

  • Japan finished second with 143 points and Mongolia third with 138 points.

  • Women's wrestling's bouts were organised in 5 weight categories.

  • Ritika won the gold medal in 43 kg, Ahilya Sinde in 49 kg, Shiksha in 57 kg, Priya in 73 kg and Pulkit in 65 kg.

  • Apart from this, competitions were also held in three weight categories of freestyle and Parvinder Singh bagged gold in 80 kg while Narendra won silver in 71 kg.

By admin: June 23, 2022

International Olympic Day

Tags: Sports News

International Olympic Day is celebrated every year on 23 June.

  • The International Olympic Committee was established in Paris on 23 June 1894.

  • International Olympic Day was first celebrated in 1948.

  • In 1948, a total of 9 countries celebrated this day in their respective countries.

  • But with the energy and positivity with which Olympians have inspired millions across the world over time, the celebration has now become a global one.

  • Despite any discrimination based on age, gender, etc National Olympic Committees across the world organise creative events based on the three pillars 'Move, Learn and Discover'.

  • The theme of International Olympic Day 2022 is 'Together, for a Peaceful World'.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020

  • The 32nd edition of the Olympics was held in Tokyo, Japan from July 23 to August 08, 2021.

  • Tokyo has become the first city in Asia to host the Olympics twice, hosting the successful Olympic Games in 1964 and 2020

  • Top 5 countries in medal tally 

  • United States - 113 (Gold: 39, Silver: 41, Bronze: 33)

  • China - 88 (Gold: 38, Silver: 32, Bronze: 18)

  • Japan - 58 (Gold: 27, Silver: 14, Bronze: 17)

  • Great Britain - 65 (Gold: 22, Silver: 21, Bronze: 22)

  • Russian Olympic Committee - 71 (Gold: 20, Silver: 28, Bronze: 23)

  • India - 7 (Gold: 1, Silver: 2, Bronze: 4)

  • By winning 7 medals this time, India broke the previous record of 6 medals in the 2012 London Olympics.

  • The motto for Tokyo Olympics 2020 was 'United by Emotion'.

  • The mascot of Tokyo Olympics 2020 was 'Miraitova'.

  • The next Olympics will be held in Paris, the capital of France, in 2024.

By admin: June 22, 2022

Sunil Chhetri becomes joint 5th highest goalscorer in international football history

Tags: Sports News

Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri has become the joint fifth highest goalscorer in international football history.

  • Sunil Chhetri scored his 84th international goal against Hong Kong during the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 Qualifier and achieved the feat by equaling the record held by Real Madrid and Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskas.

  • He is now behind only Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi among active footballers.

  • He is at number three after Ronaldo and Messi in the list of active footballers with international goals.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of highest goalscorers in international football.

  • Top 5 International Goal Scorers in the World

  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - 117 goals

  • Ali Dei (Iran) - 109 goals

  • Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia) - 89 goals

  • Lionel Messi (Argentina) - 86 goals

  • Sunil Chhetri (India) and Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) - 84 goals

By admin: June 21, 2022

'Shabash Mithu' - A biopic on former Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj

Tags: Sports News

'Shabash Mithu' is a biopic on former Indian women's cricket team captain and veteran cricketer Mithali Raj.

  • Taapsee Pannu will be seen in the role of Mithali Raj in this film.

  • The director of this film is Srijit Mukherjee and its story is written by Priya Aven.

  • About Mithali Raj

  • Mithali, who played her first international match on June 26, 1999, achieved many important achievements in her career spanning 23 years.

  • He represented Team India in 12 Test matches, 232 ODIs and 89 T20Is in his career.

  • He scored 7805 runs in one-day cricket with 7 centuries and 64 fifties, 699 runs in Test matches with 1 century and 4 fifties and 2364 runs in T20 cricket with 17 fifties.

  • Records registered in the name of Mithali Raj

  • Mithali Raj is the first female cricketer to play a record six World Cups.

  • Mithali is also the only female cricketer to play 200 ODIs.

  • She is the only female cricketer to score more than 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals.

  • She is the first player to score 7 consecutive fifties in ODIs.

  • Apart from this, she holds the record for most fifties in women's ODIs.

  • She is also the first woman cricketer to score 2000 T20Is.

  • She also holds the record for scoring the most 10,868 runs in women's cricket.

By admin: June 20, 2022

FIFA World Cup 2026

Tags: Sports News

FIFA World Cup 2026, the biggest football event, will be hosted by three countries for the first time, which includes America, Mexico and Canada.

  • It will be organised in 16 cities in the US, Canada and Mexico.

  • The 16 host cities will be: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Monterey, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.

  • The US is going to host the men's World Cup matches for the first time since 1994.

  • It will also be the first time that 48 teams will participate in the tournament, which is more than the 32 teams playing in the FIFA World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December.

  • Mexico also hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1970 and 1986.

  • 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.

By admin: June 20, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the historic torch relay of 44th Chess Olympiad

Tags: Sports News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the historic torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi on 19 June.

  • The 44th Chess Olympiad will be held in Chennai from July 28 to August 10. 

  • Held since 1927, this competition is being hosted for the first time in India and after 30 years in Asia.

  • India is the first country to have the Chess Olympiad torch relay.

  • FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovic handed over the torch to the Prime Minister, who in turn handed it over to Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand.

  • The torch will be carried to 75 cities over a period of 40 days before its final finale at Mahabalipuram near Chennai.

  • Chess masters of the state will get torches at every place.

  • More than two thousand players from 188 countries will participate in the Chess Olympiad.

  • About Chess Olympiad

  • It is a biennial team event, in which teams from around 190 countries compete for honours over a period of two weeks.

  • This championship has been organised since 1927.

  • International Chess Federation (FIDE) organises the tournament and selects the host nation.

  • FIDE is an international organisation based in Switzerland that links various national chess federations and serves as the governing body of international chess competition.

  • It was founded in Paris, France, on July 20, 1924.

  • In 1999, FIDE was recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

  • FIDE President - Arkady Dvorkovich

  • Indian  champion

  • Vishwanathan Anand of India is the only Indian player who has won a World Chess title . 

  • He  has won it five times  2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.

By admin: June 18, 2022

FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup to be organised in India

Tags: Sports News

FIFA recently announced the schedule of the Under-17 Women's World Cup, in which India has been selected as the host country.

  • The matches will be shared between the three host states Goa, Odisha and Maharashtra.

  • Its semi-final will be held at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa, while the final match will be played at Navi Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium on October 30, 2022.

  • It is an international football tournament organised by FIFA for female players under the age of 17.

  • It is held in even-numbered years and was first played in the year 2008.

  • Its current champions are Spain, who won their first title in the 2018 tournament held in Uruguay.

  • Upcoming sporting events

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

India

Asia Cup Cricket Tournament 2022

Pakistan

Summer Olympics 2024

Paris

FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar

Asian Games 2022

China

By admin: June 15, 2022

Khelo India Youth Games 2021 concludes, Haryana on top with 137 medals

Tags: Sports News

Host Haryana secured the first position in the medal tally by winning a total of 137 medals including 52 gold medals.

  • Maharashtra finished second with 125 medals including 45 gold.

  • Karnataka finished third with 67 medals, winning 22 gold, 17 silver and 28 bronze.

  • Host Haryana fielded the largest contingent with 398 athletes, followed by Maharashtra with 357 athletes. A total of 33 states won at least one medal in KIYG 2021 while 28 won at least one gold.

  • Karnataka swimmer Anish Gowda won the maximum six gold medals.

  • This was Haryana's second KIYG title. Haryana won the inaugural title in 2018 but finished second behind Maharashtra in the next two seasons.

  • Khelo India Youth Games 2021

  • Fourth Khelo India Youth Games was organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula(Haryana), while some of its matches were also played in Chandigarh.

  • The 4th Khelo India Youth Games was formally inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

  • In the Khelo India Youth Games 2021, 4,700 athletes competed for 269 gold, 269 silver and 358 bronze in 25 sports, including 2,262 girls.

  • 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 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.

  • The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 will be in the form of a cow, named 'Dhakad'.

By admin: June 10, 2022

Rafael Nadal wins French Open title

Tags: Sports News

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Kaspar Rood of Norway 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the men's singles final of the French Open tennis tournament to win his 14th singles title of the tournament.

  • With this win, 36-year-old Nadal has become the oldest player ever to win the title at Roland Garros.

  • This is his 22nd Grand Slam title.

  • In the women's singles final, world number one Inga Svetic of Poland defeated Coco Gauff of America 6-1, 6-3 to win her second Grand Slam.

  • List of winners of French Open 2022

Title

The winner

Runner up

Men's Singles

Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Kaspar Roode (Norwegian)

women's singles

Inga Svetik (Poland)

Coco Gough (USA)

men's couple



Marcelo Arevalo (El Salvador),

Jean-Julien Roger (Netherlands)

Ivan Dodig (Croatian),

Austin Krajicek (USA)

female couple



Caroline Garcia (French),

Kristina Mladenovic (France)

Jessica Pegula (USA),

Coco Gough (USA)

mixed doubles


Ana Shibahara (Japan),

Wesley Koolhof (Netherlands)

Joran Vligen (Belgium),

Ulrikke Eikeri (Norway)


By admin: June 10, 2022

Indian women's cricketer Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of cricket

Tags: Sports News

Legendary Indian women's cricketer Mithali Raj announced her retirement from all forms of cricket on June 8, 2022.

  • Mithali, who played her first international match on June 26, 1999, achieved many important achievements in her career spanning 23 years.

  • He represented Team India in 12 Test matches, 232 ODIs and 89 T20Is in his career.

  • He scored 7805 runs in one-day cricket with 7 centuries and 64 fifties, 699 runs in Test matches with 1 century and 4 fifties and 2364 runs in T20 cricket with 17 fifties.

  • Records registered in the name of Mithali Raj

  • Mithali Raj is the first female cricketer to play a record six World Cups.

  • Mithali is also the only female cricketer to play 200 ODIs.

  • She is the only female cricketer to score more than 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals.

  • She is the first player to score 7 consecutive fifties in ODIs.

  • Apart from this, she holds the record for most fifties in women's ODIs.

  • She is also the first woman cricketer to score 2000 T20Is.

  • She also holds the record for scoring the most 10,868 runs in women's cricket.

  • Important facts 

  • Indian women's cricket team captain - Harmanpreet Kaur

  • Vice Captain of Indian Women's Cricket Team - Smriti Mandhana

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