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By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

1. Welsh footballer Gareth Bale retires from international, club football

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Walsh legendary football player Gareth Bale announced his retirement on 9 January. At the age of just 33, he has announced his retirement from club and international football.

An overview of the news

  • Bale is one of Wales' greatest ever players. He played record matches for his country and also made many records in terms of scoring goals.

  • He was instrumental in helping Wales win two European Championships. With this, he led his team to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and also to the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

  • The Los Angeles forward has played for Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid.

  • He played his last match during Wales' World Cup group stage match with England on 29 November.

  • Bell played in the forward position and was part of Wales' squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He also played the previous season in Major League Soccer for Los Angeles FC.


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

2. Welsh footballer Gareth Bale retires from international, club football

Tags: Sports Sports News

Walsh legendary football player Gareth Bale announced his retirement on 9 January. At the age of just 33, he has announced his retirement from club and international football.

An overview of the news

  • Bale is one of Wales' greatest ever players. He played record matches for his country and also made many records in terms of scoring goals.

  • He was instrumental in helping Wales win two European Championships. With this, he led his team to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, and also to the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

  • The Los Angeles forward has played for Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid.

  • He played his last match during Wales' World Cup group stage match with England on 29 November.

  • Bell played in the forward position and was part of Wales' squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He also played the previous season in Major League Soccer for Los Angeles FC.


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

3. Khelo India Youth Games 2022 torch, theme song and mascot unveiled

Tags: Sports Sports News

State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the mascot and theme song for the fifth edition of Khelo India Youth Games to be hosted by Madhya Pradesh.

An overview of the news

  • The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games 2022 is 'Asha'. While the theme song is 'Hindustan Ka Dil Dhadka Do...' sung by famous singer Shaan.

  • The torch of Khelo India Youth Games was named Amarkantak, on which the figure of Maa Narmada is also engraved.

  • On this occasion, CM Shivraj announced to give Rs 5 lakh for sports training to the sportspersons who have won medals in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympics and to give direct DSP posts to the players who have won medals.

Khelo India Youth Games 2022

  • The Games will be hosted in Madhya Pradesh from 31 January 2023 to 11 February 2023.

  • For the first time water sports namely Kayaking Canoeing, Canoe Salaam and Fencing will be part of this edition of Khelo India Games.

  • It will be organised in eight different cities of the state.

  • The eight host cities designated are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandla and Balaghat.

  • More than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in this sporting event.

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

Khelo India Youth Games winners list

Edition

Host City

Winner    

Runner-up

2018

New Delhi

Haryana

Maharashtra

2019

Pune

Maharashtra

Haryana

2020

Guwahati

Maharashtra

Haryana

2021

Panchkula

Haryana

Maharashtra


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

4. Khelo India Youth Games 2022 torch, theme song and mascot unveiled

Tags: Sports Sports News

State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the mascot and theme song for the fifth edition of Khelo India Youth Games to be hosted by Madhya Pradesh.

An overview of the news

  • The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games 2022 is 'Asha'. While the theme song is 'Hindustan Ka Dil Dhadka Do...' sung by famous singer Shaan.

  • The torch of Khelo India Youth Games was named Amarkantak, on which the figure of Maa Narmada is also engraved.

  • On this occasion, CM Shivraj announced to give Rs 5 lakh for sports training to the sportspersons who have won medals in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympics and to give direct DSP posts to the players who have won medals.

Khelo India Youth Games 2022

  • The Games will be hosted in Madhya Pradesh from 31 January 2023 to 11 February 2023.

  • For the first time water sports namely Kayaking Canoeing, Canoe Salaam and Fencing will be part of this edition of Khelo India Games.

  • It will be organised in eight different cities of the state.

  • The eight host cities designated are Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Mandla and Balaghat.

  • More than 8 thousand 500 athletes and sportspersons are expected to participate in this sporting event.

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

Khelo India Youth Games winners list

Edition

Host City

Winner    

Runner-up

2018

New Delhi

Haryana

Maharashtra

2019

Pune

Maharashtra

Haryana

2020

Guwahati

Maharashtra

Haryana

2021

Panchkula

Haryana

Maharashtra


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

5. India's star female tennis player Sania Mirza has announced her retirement

Tags: Sports Sports News

India's star female tennis player Sania Mirza has announced her retirement in January 2023. This year's Australian Open and Dubai Tennis Championships will be her last tournaments.

An Overview of the news

  • She will play in women's doubles at the Australian Open in January 2023 with Kazakhstan's Ana Danilina, which will be her last appearance at any Grand Slam.

  • Sania missed the US Open last year due to an elbow injury.

International Tennis Career of Sania Mirza

  • Sania has won the mixed doubles title of Australian Open in 2009, French Open in 2012, US Open in 2014.

  • Apart from this, she has won the 2016 Australian Open, 2015 Wilmington, 2015 US Open title in women's doubles.

  • Sania Mirza has won many titles and honours in her career. She has been awarded the Arjuna Award in 2004, Padma Shri in 2006, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2015 and Padma Bhushan in 2016.


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

6. India's star female tennis player Sania Mirza has announced her retirement

Tags: Sports Sports News

India's star female tennis player Sania Mirza has announced her retirement in January 2023. This year's Australian Open and Dubai Tennis Championships will be her last tournaments.

An Overview of the news

  • She will play in women's doubles at the Australian Open in January 2023 with Kazakhstan's Ana Danilina, which will be her last appearance at any Grand Slam.

  • Sania missed the US Open last year due to an elbow injury.

International Tennis Career of Sania Mirza

  • Sania has won the mixed doubles title of Australian Open in 2009, French Open in 2012, US Open in 2014.

  • Apart from this, she has won the 2016 Australian Open, 2015 Wilmington, 2015 US Open title in women's doubles.

  • Sania Mirza has won many titles and honours in her career. She has been awarded the Arjuna Award in 2004, Padma Shri in 2006, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2015 and Padma Bhushan in 2016.


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

7. South African all rounder Dwaine Pretorius announces retirement from international cricket

Tags: Sports Sports News

South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has announced his retirement from international cricket on 9 January 2023.

An Overview of the news

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed this. He made his international debut in 2016.

  • The 33-year-old Dwayne represented South Africa in all three formats of cricket.

  • He played 30 T20 Internationals, 27 ODIs and three Test matches. This includes two World Cups.

  • Pretorius had his best bowling performance in T20 Internationals in 2021 with 5-17 against Pakistan.

  • Dwayne Pretorius will now be seen in cricket action in IPL 2023. Pretorius will represent Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming IPL. Chennai Super Kings bought Pretorius for his base price of Rs 50 lakhs.


By admin: Jan. 11, 2023

8. South African all rounder Dwaine Pretorius announces retirement from international cricket

Tags: Sports Sports News

South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has announced his retirement from international cricket on 9 January 2023.

An Overview of the news

  • Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed this. He made his international debut in 2016.

  • The 33-year-old Dwayne represented South Africa in all three formats of cricket.

  • He played 30 T20 Internationals, 27 ODIs and three Test matches. This includes two World Cups.

  • Pretorius had his best bowling performance in T20 Internationals in 2021 with 5-17 against Pakistan.

  • Dwayne Pretorius will now be seen in cricket action in IPL 2023. Pretorius will represent Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming IPL. Chennai Super Kings bought Pretorius for his base price of Rs 50 lakhs.


By admin: Jan. 8, 2023

9. Talon Grikspoor of the Netherlands won the singles title at the Maharashtra Open tennis tournament in Pune

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The Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor prevailed in three-set final against Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi to win his maiden ATP World Tour title as the first-time finalists dished out a gripping game of tennis in Pune on 7 January.

An overview of the news

  • Grikspoor (World No. 95) won a thrilling 4-6 7-5 6-3 title against his French opponent in two hours and 16 minutes to clinch the fifth edition of Tata Open Maharashtra title.

  • Both the players put on a scintillating performance in front of a packed Center Court crowd at the Balewadi Stadium and enthralled the fans with their breathtaking shot-making and tenacity.

  • The two had played a lot of junior tennis together, and in the 2021 season, were on a winning spree of Challengers, with Grikspur winning eight of those titles, Bonzi winning six.

  • It has been almost a decade since the Netherlands won a singles title on Tour.

  • South Asia's only ATP 250 was organised by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) in association with the Government of Maharashtra for the fifth year in Pune.

  • Earlier, the Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan finished runners-up in doubles after going down 4-6, 4-6 against fourth seeded pair of Sander Gille and Joran Willijn in the final.

  • Gille and Vliegen secured their sixth ATP Tour title. 


By admin: Jan. 8, 2023

10. Talon Grikspoor of the Netherlands won the singles title at the Maharashtra Open tennis tournament in Pune

Tags: Sports Sports News

The Netherlands' Tallon Griekspoor prevailed in three-set final against Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi to win his maiden ATP World Tour title as the first-time finalists dished out a gripping game of tennis in Pune on 7 January.

An overview of the news

  • Grikspoor (World No. 95) won a thrilling 4-6 7-5 6-3 title against his French opponent in two hours and 16 minutes to clinch the fifth edition of Tata Open Maharashtra title.

  • Both the players put on a scintillating performance in front of a packed Center Court crowd at the Balewadi Stadium and enthralled the fans with their breathtaking shot-making and tenacity.

  • The two had played a lot of junior tennis together, and in the 2021 season, were on a winning spree of Challengers, with Grikspur winning eight of those titles, Bonzi winning six.

  • It has been almost a decade since the Netherlands won a singles title on Tour.

  • South Asia's only ATP 250 was organised by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) in association with the Government of Maharashtra for the fifth year in Pune.

  • Earlier, the Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan finished runners-up in doubles after going down 4-6, 4-6 against fourth seeded pair of Sander Gille and Joran Willijn in the final.

  • Gille and Vliegen secured their sixth ATP Tour title.