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By admin: May 10, 2022

1. Madrid Open : Rising Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz beat Alexander Zverev to win title

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Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev (Germany) to win the men's singles Madrid Open 2022 title.

  • Alcaraz achieved this title by defeating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

  • This is Carlos Alcaraz's fourth title of 2022 and his second Masters 1000 title after Miami 2022.

  • Other categories winners -

  • Women’s singles-  Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)

  • Men’s doubles- Wesley Koolhof  (Netherlands) & Neal Skupski (United Kingdom)

  • Women’s doubles- Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) &  Giuliana Olmos (Mexico)

  • Madrid Open 2022 

  • It was the 20th edition of the ATP Tour event and the 13th edition of the WTA Tour.

  • The tournament is held annually in Madrid, Spain.

By admin: May 9, 2022

2. Mascot, Logo, Jersey, Theme Song launched for Khelo India Youth Games-2022

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Recently, the logo, song, jersey and mascot of Khelo India Youth Games-2022 were launched by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur in Panchkula, Haryana.

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

  • About Khelo India Youth Games 2022 

  • The fourth Khelo India Youth Games will be organised from June 4 to 13 at Tau Devilal Stadium in Panchkula, while some of its matches will also be held in Chandigarh.

  • 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 the biggest ever contingent of 8500 players from across the country will participate in this event.

  • 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.

By admin: May 5, 2022

3. India's Dhanush Srikanth has won the gold medal in 24th Deaf Olympic Games

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India's Dhanush Srikanth has won the gold medal in the men's 10m air rifle event at the 24th Deaf Olympic Games being held in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

  • Dhanush scored 247.5 points while Korea's Kim Woo Rim got the silver medal with 246.6 points.

  • India's Shaurya Saini finished third with 224.3 points.

  • India has sent a 65-member team to this competition, which includes 10 shooters; these players will participate in 11 sports events.

  • In the last 2017 edition, India had won one gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

  • Currently, India is at the eighth position in the points table with two gold and one bronze medals.

  • Ukraine is at the first position with 19 gold, six silver and 13 bronze medals.

By admin: May 3, 2022

4. Argentina's star tennis player Sebastian Baez won the Estoril Open title

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Argentina's star tennis player Sebastian Baez won the Estoril Open title.

  • Baez defeated Frances Tiafo in straight sets to win her first ATP Tour title.

  • About Estoril Open

  • The tournament was created in 2015 to replace the historic Portugal Open.

  • This was the sixth edition of this tournament.

By admin: May 3, 2022

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.