Important Sports Current Affairs 2022
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Sports Current Affairs March, 2022
♦ Wushu Stars Championship 2022
• Wushu Stars Championship 2022 held in Moscow, Russia.
• Indian Wushu player, Sadia Tariq won a gold medal in the Junior Tournament at Moscow Wushu Stars Championship 2022.
• Sadia Tariq is 15-year-old player hails from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir.
♦ Cricket: Overview of Sri Lanka Tour of India – 2022
• Sri Lankan cricket team toured India for 3 T20 Internationals and 2 Test Internationals including 1 pink ball test match from 24 February 2022 to 16 March 2022.
• Captain of Indian Team : Rohit Sharma
• Result: Team India Whitewashed Sri Lanka in both the formats with the lead of 3-0 in T20I series and 2-0 in tests series.
•This tour was hosted by India.
• Player of The T20I Series: Shreyas Iyer [for his consecutive HalfCenturies in all the 3 T20 Internationals, scoring 204 overall runs]
• Player of The Test Series – Rishabh Pant [Scoring 185 runs in 3 innings]
♦ Badminton: German Open 2022
• Yonex Gainward German Open 2022 held at the Westenergie Sporthalle in Mülheim, Germany.
• Winners of Yonex Gainward German Open 2022
|Men’s singles||Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)||Lakshya Sen (India)|
|Women’s singles||He Bingjiao (China)||Chen Yufei (China)|
|Men’s Double||Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin (Malaysia)||Liu Yuchen (China) & OU Xuan Yi (China)|
♦ World Archery Para Championships 2022
• 13th edition of 2022 World Archery Para Championships held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
• Indian Para Archer, Pooja Jatyan (World Rank 21) won the silver medal in Recurve Women Open at the Dubai World Archery Para Championships.
♦ Badminton: YONEX Swiss Open 2022
• YONEX Swiss Open 2022 held at : Basel, Switzerland.
• PV Sindhu, secured gold medal in women’s singles YONEX Swiss Open 2022 (Swiss Open Super 300) badminton tournament at Basel, Switzerland.
• Sindhu defeated Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan by (21-16), (21-8).
• Prannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar of India won silver medal.
♦ Tennis: Mexican Open Championship 2022
• Rafael Nadal Defeats Cameron Norrie to Win Mexican Open Championship for 4th time.
• Nadal became the Youngest and the Oldest champion to win the Mexican Open ATP
♦ ISSF World Cup 2022 Cairo (Rifle and pistol)
• The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World cup 2022 ‘Rifle and pistol’ took place at Cairo, Egypt.
• Indian shooters have topped the medals tally with a total of 7 medals.
• India Led the medal tally with 7 medals [4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze]
• Top 3 Country in the Medal Tally:
♦ ISSF World Cup 2022 For Shotgun
• International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) held at Nicosia, Cyprus
• India secured 9th rank with 1 Silver medal in the overall medal tally.
• Prithviraj Tondaiman, Zoravar Singh Sandhu and Vivaan Kapoor from India, wins silver medal in Men’s Trap Team event in ISSF World Cup
• Top 3 Country in Medal tally
|1st||Italy||6 (3-Gold, 2-Silver, 1-Bronze)|
|3rd||Slovakia||4 (1-Gold, 1-Silver)|
♦ Singapore Weightlifting Championship 2022
• Singapore Weightlifting Championship 2022 held at Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Singapore.
• Eight Indian weightlifters secured gold, silver and bronze medals in the Singapore Weightlifting Championship 2022 and qualified for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022.
• Singapore weightlifting championship 2022 winner list of India.
|Gold||55kg||Saikhom Mirabai Chanu|
|Gold||59kg||Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam|
|Gold||87kg||Natesh Kumara Usha Bannur|
|Gold||55kg||Mahadev Sargar Sanket|
|Silver||55kg||Chanambam Rishikanta Singh|
|Bronze||96kg||Ragala Venkat Rahul|
♦ SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship 2022
• 3rd edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under -18 (U-18) Women’s Championship 2022, won by India after defeating Bangladesh women’s football U-18 team.
• SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship 2022 held in Jharkhand, India.
♦ FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021
• Chelsea Football Club (Chelsea FC) of United Kingdom (UK) won the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup by defeating Brazilian club Palmeiras.
• FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 is an international club football tournament hosted by United Arab Emirates (UAE).
• Thiago Silva (Brazil) won the Adidas Golden Ball Award.
• Eduardo Pereira Rodrigues from Brazil (Commonly Known as Dudu) won the Adidas Silver Ball Award.
• Danilo (Palmeiras) won the Adidas Bronze Ball Award
•Thiago Silva won the Alibaba Cloud Award
• Chelsea FC won the FIFA Fair Play Award.
Retirement of Players
• Fast bowler, Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth (First class and All formats, India)
• Suranga Lakmal (from international cricket, Sri Lanka)
• Ashleigh Barty ( Australian) retires from Tennis.
Important Sports News of March 2022
◘ India to host 44th World Chess Olympiad 2022 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
◘ BCCI Announces RuPay as official partner for the 15th edition of Tata IPL 2022, which will start on 26th March.
◘ India’s leading education technology provider Byju’s has become the official sponsor of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
◘ Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the all-time leading scorer with 807 goals, after scoring 3 goals against Tottenham Hotspur during the English Premier League 2022.
◘ International Paralympic Committee (IPC) banned Russian, Belarusian athletes from Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics over Ukraine crisis.
◘ American Golfer Tiger Woods Inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame 2022.
◘ Priyanka Nutakki from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, becomes the 23rd Woman Grandmaster of India.
◘ Indian Grandmaster(GM) S L Narayanan(24-year), from Kerala, won the 1st Grandiscacchi Cattolica International Open (Cattolica Open), which took place in Cattolica, Italy.
◘ India Secures 8th Position at World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2022 in Dubai
◘ Autistic Teen Jiya Rai from Mumbai, becomes World’s Youngest & Fastest Female Swimmer.
◘ Pankaj Advani Bags Asian Billiards Championship 2022 for 8th time in Doha.
Sports Current Affairs February, 2022
◘ ESPNcricinfo ‘Test Batting’ Awards 2021
• India’s wicket keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant Wins ESPNcricinfo ‘Test Batting’ Awards for 2021.
◘ ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings
• Alyssa Healy from Australia secured first position in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings, released by ICC (International Cricket Council).
• Top 3 Player
|3||Lizelle Lee||South Africa|
• Indian cricketer Mithali Raj had reached the second rank in the Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.
◘ ICC U19 CWC 2022
• Indian Under-19 (U19) cricket team won the fifth International Cricket Council (ICC) U19 Cricket World Cup (CWC) title after defeating England.
• ICC U19 CWC 2022 was held at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda.
• The match winning team is coached by former Indian Cricketer Hrishikesh Kanitkar.
◘ Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022
• Norwegian Grandmaster (GM), Magnus Carlsen (world rank: 1), has won the title of the 84th edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2022, organised by the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Netherland.
◘ Winter Olympics 2022
• The Winter Olympics 2022 held in held in Beijing China.
• Norway topped the medal tally for the second successive Winter Olympics by winning a total of 37 medals, of which 16 were gold.
• The official mascot of the 2022 Winter Beijing Olympics is “Bing Dwen Dwen”. Bing Dwen Dwen, the Olympic mascot, is a panda.
• Arif Khan carried the Indian flag in the Parade of Nations during the opening ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing.• Winter Olympics 2022 medal tally
◘ Singapore Weightlifting International 2022
• Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the Indian weightlifter from Manipur state wins Gold medal in 55kg category in Singapore Weightlifting International 2022.
◘ Australian Open 2022
• Held at Melbourne Park, Melbourne in Australia.
• Organized by: International Tennis Federation (ITF)
• Rafael Nadal Won Record 21st grand slam Men’s Singles Title.
Retirement of Players
• Benjamin Nicolas Cooper (from international cricket, Netherland).
• Cricketer Suranga Lakmal (from international cricket, Sri Lanka)
Important Sports News
♦ After 11 years, Cricket (in T20 format ) is set to be featured in the 19th edition of Asian Games 2022.
◘ Key Points of Asian Games 2022
• Venue – Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
• It will feature 40 sports with a total of 61 disciplines.
• E-sports and breakdancing will debut in the 2022 Asian Games.
• Sony Pictures Networks India, (SPN), has acquired the exclusive rights for the 2022 Asian Game.
♦ The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved a proposal to include Surfing, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing for the 2028 Summer Olympics Games that will be organized in Los Angeles (LA), United States (US).
♦ Sakibul Gani, an Indian cricketer hailing from Motihari in Bihar, created a world record by becoming the first cricketer to score a triple century on his debut in a first-class match, 2021–22 Ranji Trophy.
♦ During the 139th International Olympic Committee’s session (IOC) in Beijing, China, India won the bidding rights to host the 2023 IOC session in Mumbai, Maharashtra. India will host for the first time in 40 years since 1983.
♦ A 16-year-old Indian Grandmaster (GM) R Praggnanandhaa defeated World Number 1 Magnus Carlsen (Norway) in the 8th round of the Airthings Masters, an online rapid chess tournament.
Sports Current Affairs January, 2022
▲ Major Sports Events
◘ 9th National Women’s Ice Hockey Championship 2022
• National Women’s Ice Hockey Championship 2022 won by Ladakh. (Runner team Chandigarh)
• The championship organized by the Ice Hockey Association of India.
• The Women’s Ice Hockey sports event held in Kaza, a tribal district of Lahul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.
◘ Vergani Cup Open 2022
• The Vergani Cup Open 2022 is a 9-round Swiss Chess tournament.
• It was held in Cattolica, Italy.
• A 14-year old Chess Player, Bharath Subramaniyam from Chennai, Tamil Nadu became
India’s 73rd chess Grandmaster.
• Indian player Musunuri Rohit Lalith Babu (29) ranked 1 in the tournament.
◘ World Rapid Chess Champion 2021
•Nodirbek Abdusattorov, from Uzbekistan, won the World Rapid Chess Champion in 2021 by defeating
Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia).
• 2020 FIDE Champion was won by Magnus Carlsen.
◘ Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022
• Indian National Women’s Hockey Team captained by Savita Punia has won the bronze medal in the
Women’s Asia Cup Muscat 2022 defeating China.
• Women’s Asia Cup 2022 hosted by Oman
• It was held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat, Oman.
◘ 2022 Sydney Tennis Classic
• Hosted by: Sydney, Australia.
• Men’s Singles –> Aslan Karatsev (Russia)
• Women’s Singles –> Paula Badosa (Spain)
◘ Syed Modi International Badminton Championship 2022
• Held at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow, Uttar Prades.
• Organised by: Badminton World Federation (BWF)
• Women’s Singles PV Sindhu (India)
◘ U-19 Asia Cup
• Hosted by: United Arab Emirates(UAE)
• Held at: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
• Winner team: India
• Runner: Sri Lanka
◘ 2021-22 Vijay Hazare Trophy
• Hosted by: Jaipur, Rajasthan
• Held at: Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
• Vijay Hazare Trophy Won by: Himachal Pradesh
• Runner-up: Tamil Nadu
• Most successful team till date: Tamil Nadu (5 titles)
◘ India Tour of South Africa 2021-22
• Number of matches: 6 (3 Tests and 3 ODI)
• Winner: South Africa (Won both the Tests & ODI)
♦ Important records
• Rishabh Pant becomes fastest Indian keeper to reach 100 dismissals in Tests; breaks MS Dhoni’s record.
•Jasprit Bumrah has become the fastest, Indian bowler, to take 100 overseas Test wickets for India.
• Mohammed Shami has become the 5th Indian pacer to take 200 Test wickets.
▲ Retirement of Players
• The following players announced their retirement from their respective sports.
• Padma Awardee Sania Mirza
• All-rounder Chris Morris (All form of Cricket, South Africa).
• Danushka Gunathilaka (Test Cricket, Sri Lanka)
• Bhanuka Rajapaksa (International Cricket, Sri Lanka)
• Mohammad Hafeez (International Cricket, Pakistan)
• Quinton de Kock (Test Cricket, South Africa)
▲ Important Sports News
• Tasnim Mir becomes the World No 1 in Badminton U-19 Girls Singles category.
• India Withdraw from Asian Under-22 Boxing Championship Amid Pandemic Threat.
• The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) gave the approval to All India Sports Councils of the Deaf (AISCD) to host the 1st World Deaf T20 Cricket Championship in Kerala.
• The World Deaf T20 cricket championship will be organized in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
• Karnataka to Host Khelo India Games in 2023.
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