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By admin: Nov. 18, 2022

1. Manika Batra becomes 1st Indian woman to reach semifinals of Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament

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Manika Batra to reach semifinals of Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament

Ace Indian paddler Manika Batra on 18 November, 2022 became the first Indian woman to reach the semifinals of the Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament. 

Important facts

  • She registered a hard-fought win over world No. 23 Chen Tzu Yu of Chinese Taipei in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • World number 44 Manika beat Chen 4-3 (6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9) in the women's singles quarterfinals.

  • She takes on Japan’s Mima Ito in the semifinals on 19 November.

  • Former men’s singles player Chetan Baboor is the only Indian table tennis player to win a medal at the Asian Cup. He won silver in 1997 and bronze in 2000.

  • In men's singles, world number 39 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and India's national champion Sharath Kamal, ranked number 44, suffered early exits.

Asian Cup Table Tennis Tournament

  • It is an annual table tennis competition held by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU).

  • Its first edition was organized in 1983. The competition consists of men's and women's singles events, with 16 players qualifying to compete in each event.

  • It is a qualification event for the World Cup.


By admin: Nov. 18, 2022

2. Manika Batra becomes 1st Indian woman to reach semifinals of Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament

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Manika Batra to reach semifinals of Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament

Ace Indian paddler Manika Batra on 18 November, 2022 became the first Indian woman to reach the semifinals of the Asian Cup Table Tennis tournament. 

Important facts

  • She registered a hard-fought win over world No. 23 Chen Tzu Yu of Chinese Taipei in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • World number 44 Manika beat Chen 4-3 (6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9) in the women's singles quarterfinals.

  • She takes on Japan’s Mima Ito in the semifinals on 19 November.

  • Former men’s singles player Chetan Baboor is the only Indian table tennis player to win a medal at the Asian Cup. He won silver in 1997 and bronze in 2000.

  • In men's singles, world number 39 Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and India's national champion Sharath Kamal, ranked number 44, suffered early exits.

Asian Cup Table Tennis Tournament

  • It is an annual table tennis competition held by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU).

  • Its first edition was organized in 1983. The competition consists of men's and women's singles events, with 16 players qualifying to compete in each event.

  • It is a qualification event for the World Cup.


By admin: Nov. 19, 2022

3. India bags 25 out of 28 golds at 15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea

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15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea

In shooting, India continued to dominate as they wrapped up their campaign at the 15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea (Deagu) with 25 gold medals, including two gold medals on the final day on November 18, 2022.

Important facts

  • Manu Bhaker and Samrat Rana won the 10m air pistol mixed team junior event, while Rhythm Sangwan and Vijayveer Sidhu won the gold in the senior event.

  • India dominated the event winning 25 out of 28 events in eight days.

  • Sangwan and Sidhu defeated Valery Rakhimzhan and Irina Yunusmetova of Kazakhstan 17-3 in the final of the air pistol mixed team event.

  • He topped the qualification round with a score of 579 while Kazakhstan was second with a score of 577.

  • The other Indian pair of Shiva Narwal and Yuvika Tomar finished fourth in qualifying with a score of 573 but lost 6-16 to the Korean pair to miss out on the bronze medal.

  • In the junior air pistol mixed team event, Manu and Samrat shot a qualification score of 578 to finish second behind Uzbekistan's Nigina Sadkulova and Mukhamed Kamalov (579).

  • In the final, the Indian pair won 17-3 to claim the first position.

  • India's other pair of Sagar Dangi and Isha Singh also made it to the bronze medal match out of two in the event but they too lost 14-16 to Korea's Lee Seungjun and Yang Jin.

Results of Air pistol

  • Mixed team: 1. India-2 (Rhythm Sangwan, Vijayveer Sidhu) 17 (579); 2. Kazakhstan (Irina Yunusmetova, Valeriy Rakhimzhan) 3 (577); 3. Korea 16 (573), 4. India (Shiva Narwal, Yuvika Tomar) 6 (573); 3. Korea-2 16 (572), 4. Japan 10 (575).

  • Junior mixed team: 1. India (Manu Bhaker, Samrat Rana) 17 (578); 2. Uzbekistan (Nigina Saidkulova, Mukhammad Kamalov) 3 (579); 3. Korea (Yang Jiin, Lee Seungjun) 16 (566), 4. India-2 (Sagar Dangi, Esha Singh) 14 (576); 3. Korea-2 17 (574), 4. Uzbekistan-2 5 (566).


By admin: Nov. 19, 2022

4. India bags 25 out of 28 golds at 15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea

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15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea

In shooting, India continued to dominate as they wrapped up their campaign at the 15th Asian Airgun Championships in South Korea (Deagu) with 25 gold medals, including two gold medals on the final day on November 18, 2022.

Important facts

  • Manu Bhaker and Samrat Rana won the 10m air pistol mixed team junior event, while Rhythm Sangwan and Vijayveer Sidhu won the gold in the senior event.

  • India dominated the event winning 25 out of 28 events in eight days.

  • Sangwan and Sidhu defeated Valery Rakhimzhan and Irina Yunusmetova of Kazakhstan 17-3 in the final of the air pistol mixed team event.

  • He topped the qualification round with a score of 579 while Kazakhstan was second with a score of 577.

  • The other Indian pair of Shiva Narwal and Yuvika Tomar finished fourth in qualifying with a score of 573 but lost 6-16 to the Korean pair to miss out on the bronze medal.

  • In the junior air pistol mixed team event, Manu and Samrat shot a qualification score of 578 to finish second behind Uzbekistan's Nigina Sadkulova and Mukhamed Kamalov (579).

  • In the final, the Indian pair won 17-3 to claim the first position.

  • India's other pair of Sagar Dangi and Isha Singh also made it to the bronze medal match out of two in the event but they too lost 14-16 to Korea's Lee Seungjun and Yang Jin.

Results of Air pistol

  • Mixed team: 1. India-2 (Rhythm Sangwan, Vijayveer Sidhu) 17 (579); 2. Kazakhstan (Irina Yunusmetova, Valeriy Rakhimzhan) 3 (577); 3. Korea 16 (573), 4. India (Shiva Narwal, Yuvika Tomar) 6 (573); 3. Korea-2 16 (572), 4. Japan 10 (575).

  • Junior mixed team: 1. India (Manu Bhaker, Samrat Rana) 17 (578); 2. Uzbekistan (Nigina Saidkulova, Mukhammad Kamalov) 3 (579); 3. Korea (Yang Jiin, Lee Seungjun) 16 (566), 4. India-2 (Sagar Dangi, Esha Singh) 14 (576); 3. Korea-2 17 (574), 4. Uzbekistan-2 5 (566).


By admin: Nov. 18, 2022

5. Manipur tops the medal table as the 2nd edition of North East Olympic Games concludes in Shillong

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The 2nd Edition of the North East Olympics games concluded on 16 November 2022 at the Meghalaya’s capital Shillong. The week-long (10-16 November) Olympic Games was dominated by the North East sports powerhouse Manipur.

The Games was organised by the government of Meghalaya and the state Olympic Association under the aegis of Northeast Olympic Association. 

Arunachal Pradesh was to host the second edition of the Games in 2019 but there was a change of plan following the Covid-19 pandemic and Shillong was named the host city.

The first North East Olympics games was held in Manipur in 2018 and the third edition will be held in Nagaland.

Final Medal position 

Manipur emerged as the overall team champion with a total of 240 medals which included 88 gold medals, 75 silver and 77 bronze medals.

Assam took the second spot with a total of 203 medals which included 79 gold medals, 61 silver and 63 bronze medals.

Arunachal Pradesh got the third spot from the host State with a total of 112 medals which included 39 gold, 36 silver and 37 bronze medals.  

Meghalaya was at the 4th spot followed by Nagaland at the 5th, Mizoram at 6th, Tripura at 7th and Sikkim was at the last position.

In this one week long edition of the sporting event, about 3000 participants from all around the North East states competed in 18 disciplines like football, shooting, basketball and others at 12 venues spread across Shillong. 


By admin: Nov. 18, 2022

6. Paralympics-IPC suspends Russian, Belarusian committees with immediate effect

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Paralympics-IPC suspends Russian, Belarusian

The International Paralympic Committee has suspended the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) of Russia and Belarus with immediate effect on November 17, 2022, dashing the hopes of para-athletes competing in the 2024 Paralympics.

Important facts

  • Earlier athletes from both countries were barred from competing in the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics in March.

  • Russia's suspension was passed by 64 votes against 39 at the IPC's Extraordinary General Assembly in Berlin.

  • The suspension of the NPC of Belarus passed by 54 votes against 45.

  • Both NPCs have been suspended for "inability to comply with their membership obligations under the IPC constitution".

  • Due to the suspension, NPC Russia and NPC Belarus lose all rights and privileges of IPC membership, as per the IPC constitution.

  • The Russian team was also banned from the Rio Paralympics in 2016 over doping.

  • NPC Russia and NPC Belarus have the right to appeal against this decision.

About International Paralympic Committee

  • It was established on 22 September 1989 as an international non-profit organisation.

  • It is an athlete-centred organisation composed of an elected Governing Board, a Management Team and various Standing Committees and Councils.

  • Its objective is to enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to inspire and excite the world.

  • Headquartered - Bonn, Germany

  • President - Andrew Parsons


By admin: Nov. 18, 2022

7. Paralympics-IPC suspends Russian, Belarusian committees with immediate effect

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Paralympics-IPC suspends Russian, Belarusian

The International Paralympic Committee has suspended the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) of Russia and Belarus with immediate effect on November 17, 2022, dashing the hopes of para-athletes competing in the 2024 Paralympics.

Important facts

  • Earlier athletes from both countries were barred from competing in the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics in March.

  • Russia's suspension was passed by 64 votes against 39 at the IPC's Extraordinary General Assembly in Berlin.

  • The suspension of the NPC of Belarus passed by 54 votes against 45.

  • Both NPCs have been suspended for "inability to comply with their membership obligations under the IPC constitution".

  • Due to the suspension, NPC Russia and NPC Belarus lose all rights and privileges of IPC membership, as per the IPC constitution.

  • The Russian team was also banned from the Rio Paralympics in 2016 over doping.

  • NPC Russia and NPC Belarus have the right to appeal against this decision.

About International Paralympic Committee

  • It was established on 22 September 1989 as an international non-profit organisation.

  • It is an athlete-centred organisation composed of an elected Governing Board, a Management Team and various Standing Committees and Councils.

  • Its objective is to enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to inspire and excite the world.

  • Headquartered - Bonn, Germany

  • President - Andrew Parsons


By admin: Nov. 18, 2022

8. Carlos Alcaraz of Spain to end 2022 as the youngest ever world No. 1 ATP Player

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Carlos Alcaraz of Spain to end 2022

Carlos Alcaraz of Spain has become the youngest person to be ranked  No.1 on the  ATP (Association of Tennis Professional ) ranking since the .ATP  started the ranking system in 1973  He will be 19 years, 214 days on December 5, the 2022 year-end ranking date. He has broken the record held by Lleyton Hewitt of Australia who was 20 years, 275 days of age in 2001.

Carlos Alcaraz started the 2022 year as the 32nd ranked player on ATP ranking. This year he became the second youngest male player to win the US open Grand Slam title after Pete Sampras.

He becomes the first player outside of the Big Four of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal to top the final rankings since Andy Roddick in 2003.

Association of Tennis Professional (ATP)

It was set up in 1972 as a body of the Men’s professional Tennis players. .

It conducts various tournaments for professional men’s tennis players worldwide.

It organises three types of tournaments or tours based on their importance.

The top ranked events are included in the ATP tour. The second ranked events are organised as the ATP Challenger Tour and its third ranked tournament are called the ITF Men’s Tennis tour.

It Introduced the ranking system for players in 1973 and the first no.1 ranked player was   Ilie Nastase of Romania.

In 2021 the no.1 ranked player was Serbian Novak Djokovic. 

The Headquarters of ATP is in London, United Kingdom.

CEO of ATP: Massimo Calvelli


By admin: Nov. 17, 2022

9. Sharath Kamal becomes the first Indian athlete to be elected to the ITTF Athletes’ Commission

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Sharath Kamal elected to the ITTF Athletes’ Commission

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna 2022 awardee Sharath Kamal has become the first Indian player to be elected in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Athletes’ Commission. The online elections took place between  7 to 13 November 2022  

10 athletes were elected for the ITTF Athletes’ Commission for a four-year term from 2022 to 2026.

Eight athletes were elected from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America, and Oceania region and two were highest-voted para-athletes. 

Amongst all elected players Sharath Kamal got the second highest votes after 2012 table tennis World Cup silver medallist Elizabeta Samara of Romania. Sharath Kamal was also recently elected as the member of the Athletes’ Commission of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). 

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)

It is the governing body of Table Tennis in the world which was set up in 1926. 

It is responsible for the organization of International Table Tennis tournaments including World Cups.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland

President of ITTF: Petra Sorling


By admin: Nov. 17, 2022

10. Singapore to host the first International Olympic Committee Esports Week in 2023

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Esports Week in 2023

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that its inaugural Olympic Esports Week will take place in Singapore between 22 and 25 June 2023. 

Esports (Electronic sports) is a competitive sport where Esports athletes use their physical and mental abilities to compete in certain genres of video games in a virtual, electronic environment.

The Olympic Esports Week will be organized by the IOC In partnership with the Singapore government and the Singapore National Olympic Committee (SNOC).

The Olympic Esports Week will showcase the best of virtual sports in hybrid physical and simulated sports.

Forthcoming Olympics Games 

Summer Olympics 

Paris, France in 2024

Los Angeles, United States of America in 2028

Brisbane, Australia in 2032 

Winter Olympics 

Milano and Cortina cities of Italy will jointly host in 2026

Youth Olympics 

Gangwon ,South Korea in 2024

Dakar, Senegal 2026

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

It was founded in 1894 at the first Olympic Congress held at Paris, France. The credit for the foundation of the IOC is given to Pierre de Coubertin of France.

It organises the summer, winter and youth Olympics games.

Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland 

President: Thomas Bach