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By admin: Jan. 30, 2023

1. 5th Khelo India Youth Games begins in Madhya Pradesh

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The fifth edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2022 began on January 30 in Madhya Pradesh.

An overview of the news

  • Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Singh Thakur and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated this sports event at TT Nagar Stadium in Bhopal.

  • Union Minister of State for Sports Nisith Pramanik and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

  • Singer Shaan performed at the opening ceremony. Shaan sang the theme song of Khelo India Youth Games. Singer Neeti Mohan performed on Narmada Ashtak.

  • A group of 100 folk artistes along with drummer Shivamani performed on Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.

Khelo India Youth Games 

  • 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, 2022 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. 30, 2023

2. INDIA won Inaugural Women's U -19 T20 World Cup

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In thefirst edition of the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup, India defeated England by seven wickets to win the tournament.

An overview of the news

  • Batting first in the final match, England had set a target of 69 runs in front of India and Team India achieved it by losing three wickets.

  • For the first time the Indian women's team has been successful in winning any ICC tournament.

  • Indian player Shweta Sehrawat scored the most runs in the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023. She scored 292 runs in 6 matches.

  • Maggie Clarke was the top wicket-taker in the tournament with 12 wickets in 5 matches.

Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup

  • Host - South Africa

  • Event date - 14 January 2023 – 29 January 2023

  • Participants - 16 teams

  • Player of the match in the final - Tita Sadhu

  • Player of the Tournament - Grace Scrivens (Captain England)

  • Indian Captain - Shafali Verma

By admin: Jan. 30, 2023

3. Hockey World Cup: Germany beat Belgium 5-4 in shootout to lift World Cup trophy for the third time

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Germany has won the Men's Hockey World Title 2023. Germany defeated defending champions Belgium 5-4 in a shootout in the final played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on 29 January.

An overview of the news

  • With this, Germany has won the World Cup three times, first in 2002 and second in 2006.

  • In a thrilling final, the two teams were tied 3-3 after regular time, but the Germans then won 5-4 in penalty shootout at the Kalinga Stadium.

  • Nicklas Wellen (29th), Gonzalo Peillat (41st) and captain Mats Grembusch (48th) scored for Germany.

  • Florent van Obel (10th minute), Tengas Kossins (11th minute) and Tom Boon (59th minute) scored for Belgium.

  • Germany had earlier won the quarter-finals against England and the semi-finals against Australia after coming from two goals down.

  • Germany also took their world title tally to three, equaling Australia and the Netherlands.

  • The record of winning the most titles in the Men's Hockey World Cup is recorded in the name of Pakistan, who have won this title four times.

Awards of Hockey World Cup 2023

  • Best Player- Niklas Wellen (Germany)

  • Best Goalkeeper- Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)

  • Best Junior Player- Mustapha Cassiem (South Africa)

  • Hero Top Scorer- Jeremy Hayward (Australia)

  • Best Team Goal Celebration Award- Korea

  • Fan’s Choice Award- Christopher Ruhr (Germany)

  • Fair Play Award- Belgium

  • Maximum Team Goals Award- Netherlands

  • Best Forward of the Tournament Award- Niklas Wellen (Germany)

  • Best Midfielder of the Tournament Award- Victor Wegnez (Belgium)

  • Best Defender of the Tournament Award- Jeremy Hayward (Australia)

FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 all teams

  1. Germany

  2. Belgium

  3. Netherlands

  4. Australia

  5. England

  6. Spain

  7. New Zealand

  8. Korea

  9. Argentina

  10. India

  11. South Africa

  12. Wales

  13. France

  14. Malaysia

  15. Chile

  16. Japan



By admin: Jan. 29, 2023

4. Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open 2023 title

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Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open title for the 10th time by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 in the first Grand Slam Australia Open of 2023.

An overview of the news

  • With this victory, Novak Djokovic has equaled Spain's Rafael Nadal's record of winning 22 Grand Slam titles.

  • Djokovic won the first Australian Open title in the year 2008. After that he has won this title in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2023.

  • In addition to 10 Australia Open, Djokovic won the French Open in 2016 and 2021, a total of 7 Wimbledon between 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 while the US Open in 2011, 2015, 2018.

Women's singles winner 

  • In the Australian Open 2023, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus has won the women's singles title by defeating Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. Sabalenka has won a Grand title for the first time.

Women's Doubles Winner

  • Barbora Krejcikova and Katarina Siniakova of Czech Republic defeated Japanese pair Shuko Oyama and Ina Shibahara to win the women's doubles title at Australian Open 2023.


By admin: Jan. 28, 2023

5. Arina Sabalenka won the Australian Open title

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In the Australian Open 2023, Arina Sabalenka of Belarus has won the women's singles title by defeating Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. Sabalenka has won a Grand title for the first time.

An overview of the news

  • Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final match played at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 28 January.

  • Sabalenka has won the Grand Slam title for the first time, while Rybakina missed out on winning the Grand Slam for the second time.

  • 22nd seed Rybakina won the Wimbledon title last year.

  • It was Sabalenka's 11th win since the start of 2023, meaning the Belarusian player will now reach a career-best No. 2 ranking.

  • Rybakina and Sabalenka met face to face for the fourth time in their tennis career. Earlier, there was a match between Rybakina and Sabalenka in the fourth round of the 2021 Wimbledon Championship.

  • Sabalenka had won all the three matches before this.


By admin: Jan. 27, 2023

6. Australian Open: Brazilian duo of Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos won the Mixed Doubles title

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Australian Open: Brazilian duo of Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos won the Mixed Doubles title

In the Australian Open Tennis, the Brazilian duo of Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos won the Mixed Doubles title on 27 January. 

An overview of the news

  • The Brazilian pair defeated the Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza 7-6, 6-2 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

  • The 36-year-old Mirza, regarded as India's greatest female tennis player, reached the decider at Melbourne Park.

  • But he and the 42-year-old Bopanna could not win and lost to Brazilian pair of Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos.

  • Mirza was the first Indian to win a WTA singles title in her hometown Hyderabad in 2005.

  • She reached the fourth round of the US Open as early as 2005, and by 2007 was in the women's top 30.

  • She will retire from tennis next month after a tournament in Dubai, where she has spent more than a decade and recently launched a tennis academy.


By admin: Jan. 26, 2023

7. England's Ben Stokes and Nat Sciver win ICC annual awards

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England's Ben Stokes and Nat Sciver win ICC annual awards

England Test captain Ben Stokes and all-rounder Nat Sciver have won ICC cricketer of the year 2022 awards.

An overview of the news

  • All-rounder Stokes was named the Men's Test Cricketer of the Year, while Sciver won the Rachael Hayhoe Flint Trophy for the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year.

  • Sciver, 30, is also named Women's one-day international (ODI) Cricketer of the Year.

  • The 31-year-old Stokes took over the Test captaincy from Joe Root in April 2022 and has won nine of his 10 Tests in charge.

  • Stokes previously won the overall Men's Cricketer of the Year award in 2019.

  • Babar Azam has been given the Men's ODI Player of the Year award (Sobers Trophy), before Pakistan's Shaheen Shah Afridi won the award for 2021.

ICC awards winners for 2022

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy: Babar Azam (Pakistan)

  • Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Nat Sciver (England)

  • Men's Test Cricketer of the Year: Ben Stokes (England)

  • Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year: Babar Azam

  • Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year: Nat Sciver

  • Men's T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Suryakumar Yadav (India)

  • Women's T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Tahlia McGrath (Australia) 

  • Men's Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Marco Jansen (South Africa)

  • Women's Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Renuka Singh (India)

  • Men's Associate Cricketer of the Year: Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia)

  • Women's Associate Cricketer of the Year: Esha Oza (India)

  • David Shepherd Trophy: Richard Illingworth (England)

  • Spirit of Cricket Award: Aasif Sheikh (Nepal)


By admin: Jan. 26, 2023

8. India becomes No 1 ODI team in ICC Rankings after 3-0 series win over New Zealand

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India becomes No 1 ODI team in ICC Rankings after 3-0 series win over New Zealand

In cricket, India climbed to the top of the ICC Men's ODI rankings after winning the series 3-0 against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

An overview of the news

  • Team India, led by Rohit, defeated the New Zealand team by 90 runs in the third match.

  • Two-time world champions India have scored 5,010 points in 44 matches.

  • World Champions England are second with 3,400 points from 30 ODIs.

  • Former world champions Australia are third with 3,572 points (112 rating points) while New Zealand are now placed fourth in the latest ICC Team Rankings.


By admin: Jan. 25, 2023

9. Suryakumar Yadav named ICC "T20 Cricketer of the Year"

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Suryakumar Yadav named ICC "T20 Cricketer of the Year"

Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav has been selected as the ICC T20 Cricketer of the Year for the year 2022 for his stellar performance.

An overview of the news

  • Suryakumar Yadav beat Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikander Raza, Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan, England all-rounder Sam Curran to win the award.

  • Suryakumar Yadav scored 1164 runs in 31 T20 matches played in 2022 and also became only the second batsman in T20 history to score more than 1000 runs in a calendar year.

  • Yadav hit 68 sixes in 2022, the most by any batsman in a single year in the history of the format.

In the Women's Section

  • Australia's Tahlia McGrath has been awarded the ICC T20 Women's Cricketer of the Year award.

  • McGrath left behind India's Smriti Mandhana, New Zealand's Sophie Devine and Pakistan's Nida Dar for the award.

  • Tahlia McGrath scored 435 runs and 13 wickets in 16 T20 matches in 2022.


By admin: Jan. 24, 2023

10. Thailand's shuttler Kunlavut Witidson won men's singles title at India Open Badminton

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Thai shuttler Kunlavut Vitidsarn won the India Open title on 22 January.

An overview of the news

  • He defeated World No.1 Denmark's Viktor Axelsen in the men's singles final of the India Open Badminton Championship 22-20, 10-21 and 21-12 at K. D. Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.  

  • Earlier, Korean sensation An Seyoung won the Women's singles final. She beat World No.1 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi 15-21, 21-16, 21-12. 

Other winners (doubles) 

  • Men's : Liang Weikeng and Wang Chang (China)

  • Women's : Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida (Japan)