Sports Current Affairs July 2021
Rankings related to Sports
♦ International Hockey Federation (FIH) Rankings
♦ FIDE Rankings (International Chess Federation)
♦ MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings
Important Sports Event
♦ Croatia Grand Chess Tour 2021
♦ Serbia Open Chess Championship
♦ ‘No-Castling (NC) World Masters of Sparkassen Chess Trophy
♦ Austrian Grand Prix 2021
♦ British Grand Prix 2021
♦ World Cadet Wrestling Championships 2021
◘ Medals Table
♦ ISSF Shooting World Cup 2021 • ISSF Shooting World Cup 2021 held in Osijek, Croatia.
◘ Indian Medal winners
Sports Event Host Countries/States
♦ 2032 Summer Olympics to be hosted by Brisbane, Australia..
♦ ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Shifted to UAE and Oman due to COVID-19 Pandemic in Inida.
♦ Haryana postpones ‘2021-Khelo India Youth Games’ to February 2022.
♦ Mumbai & Pune to host 2022’s AFC Women’s Asia Cup football tournament.
♦ India to host BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Badminton Championships 2026.
◘ Venues of Upcoming Summer Olympic games
♦ Karnataka set to host 2nd Edition of Khelo India University Games in March 2022.
Important Sports News
♦ Gokulam Kerala FC (GKFC) has been nominated by All India Football Federation (AIFF) to represent India in the AFC Women’s Club Championship 2020-21 to be held in Amman, Jordan.
♦ Sports Ministry recognises WAKO India Kickboxing Federation.
♦ Indian American Abhimanyu Mishra Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster.
♦ Harika Dronavalli becomes runner-up in Women’s Speed Chess Championship.
♦ Jabir became the 1st Indian Male to participate in 400m hurdles in Olympics.
♦ Babar Azam (Captain of Pakistan Cricket team) becomes fastest Cricketer to score 14 ODI centuries.
♦ Hockey India launches ‘Heroes Connect’ Web-based Platform.
♦ Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland were inducted as Members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) during ICC’s 78th Annual General Meeting.
♦ World No. 1 Para-shuttler Pramod Bhagat was named as the Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year by Indian Sports Honour for 2019.
♦ Madhya Pradesh Cricketer Anshula Rao becomes 1st Woman Cricketer to be banned for doping.
Sports Current Affairs June 2021
Important Sports Event
♦ Formula One
|◘ BharatPe Becomes ICC’s Official Partner Till 2023.
◘ Aruna Tanwar Became the 1st Indian to Qualify for the Paralympic Games in Taekwondo◘ Filipino Japanese Yuka Saso wins U.S. Women’s Open 2021◘ Neeraj Chopra (from Haryana) wins gold medal in Meeting Cidade de Lisboa in Portugal.◘ Indian Football player Sunil Chhetri Became 2nd Highest International Goal Scorer.He overtook Lionel Messi of Argentina by scoring his 73rd and 74th Goal during the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh.
◘ IPL’s Remaining Matches To Be Held In UAE In September-October 2021.
◘ Indian Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins gold at Poland Open ranking Series.
◘ Madhya Pradesh shooter Rubina Francis creates world record at World shooting Para Sport Cup.
◘ Indian Cricketer Shafali Verma Became the 1st Women Cricketer to Hit 3 Sixes in Test Match.
◘ Ireland Cricketer Kevin O’Brien has announced his retirement from One-day International (ODI) Cricket.
◘ Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has roped in mobile gaming platform MPL Sports Foundation as the principal sponsor for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
◘ New Zealand win Inaugural Edition of ICC World Test Championship 2021.
◘ Kiren Rijiju launched India’s Olympic theme song titled “Lakshya Tera Samne Hai”.
◘ World’s second youngest Grandmaster D.Gukesh of India won the $15,000 Gelfand Challenge chess title.
◘ Deepika Kumari wins hat-trick Gold Medals in Archery World Cup held in Paris.
◘ Sajan Prakash an Indian Swimmer from kerala has become first-ever Indian swimmer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic 2020 by breaching the ‘A’ standard time in the men’s 200m butterfly event at the 2021 Sette Colli Trophy in Rome, Italy.
Rankings related to Sports
|◘ FIH world rankings 2021
• Rank of India (Men’s Team) – 4th
• Topped by – Belgium• Rank of India (Women’s Team) – 9th
• Topped by – Netherlands* Top 3 FIH World Rankings
~ Men’s Team = Belgium > Australia> Netherlands
~ Women’s Team = Netherlands > Argentina> Australia* FIH – International Hockey Federation
Sports News May 2021
Important Sports Events
|♦ Formula One 2021
• Spanish Grand Prix 2021 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (Britain)
• Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (Britain)
• Monaco Grand Prix 2021- Red Bull driver Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
• 2021 Spanish Moto GP – Ducati driver Jack Miller (Australia)
• 2021 French Moto GP – Ducati’s Jack Miller (Australia)
♦ Tennis-2021 Madrid Open
♦ World Snooker Championship 2021
♦ 2021 St.Petersburg Governor’s Cup (Russia)
♦ 2020-21 League Cup or EFL Cup or Carabao Cup
♦ Uzbekistan swimming Open Championship
♦ ICC Men’s Team Ranking 2021
◘ ICC ODI Format Rankings
◘ ICC Test Team rankings
◘ ICC Test Player Rankings for Bowling • Second Position – Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
♦ Tennis – 2021 Italian Open
♦ Tennis – 2021 Geneva Open
♦ UEFA Women’s Champions League 2020/21
◘ About Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)
◘ About Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
Retirement from various Sports
| ◘ International Cricket
• Thisara Perera – Sri Lanka
• Harry Gurney – England
• Boyd Rankin – Former Ireland and England fast bowler ◘ Tennis
• Barbora Strycova – Czech Republic
~ former World No.1 doubles player
Miscellaneous (One liners sports News)
|◘ Indian Gymnast Pranati Nayak (West Bengal) Gets Asian quota, to compete at 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
◘ ICC Banned Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa from Cricket for 6 years due to Corruption.
◘ 2021 Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) decided to conduct the 2021 Asian Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from New Delhi, India.
◘ 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championships to be held in Belgrade, Serbia.
◘ Indian rowers Arjun Lal and Arvind Singh qualifies for Tokyo Olympics 2020.
◘ The All India Chess Federation (AICF) launched the ‘Checkmate Covid Initiative’ to support the chess community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
◘ Rugby World Cup-New Zealand to Hold Women’s Rugby on October 2022.
◘ Palak Kohli And Parul Parmar Became The First Indian Para Shuttlers To Qualify For Tokyo Paralympics 2021.
◘ 2021 edition of the Asia Cup has been postponed by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to be held in 2023 due to COVID-19.
◘ India’s Tejaswini Shankar Wins Consecutive High Jump Titles In USA