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Sports Current Affairs August 2023

Top One-liner Sports Current Affairs

▪ The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated 33 Khelo India Centres (KIC) in the State of Rajasthan at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

▪ The International Cricket Council (ICC) has a brand tie-up with Mastercard for the upcoming Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to be held in India between 5 October and 19 November 2023.

▪ Serbia’s Novak Djokovic secured the title of Cincinnati Open 2023 after defeating Carlos Alcaraz of Spain.

▪ Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has announced that the Khelo India Women’s League will officially be known as the Asmita Women’s League.

▪ Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the highest goal scorer through headers in football history.

▪ Gukesh surpasses Viswanathan Anand as India’s top-ranked chess player.

▪ Assam to set up the National Centre of Excellence for Badminton at Amingaon Indoor Stadium.

▪ India wins first-ever gold medal in compound women’s team category of World Archery Championships 2023 in Germany.

▪ Viktor Axelsen wins Men’s Singles title of Japan Open 2023.

▪ Aditi Swami becomes the first individual to win the world title (Gold Medal) for India in the World Archery Championship 2023, Berlin.

Major Sports Events

ISSF World Championship 2023
Host Country:- Baku, Azerbaijan
Gold Medal Winner for India shooter:
Amanpreet Singh (Men’s 25 m)
Tiyana, Sakshi Suryavanshi, and Kirandeep Kaur  (Women’s 50m)

Chess World Cup Final 2023
Host Country: Baku, Azerbaijan
Champion: Norway Magnus Carlsen
Runner-up:India R Praggnanandhaa

Key Points about R Praggnanandhaa

▪ He was the youngest World Cup finalist.
▪ He was the second Indian after Viswanathan Anand to enter the Chess World Cup.

IBSA World Games 2023
Host: United Kingdom, Birmingham
Champion: Indian women’s blind cricket team
Runner-up: Australia

World Athletics Championships 2023
Host Country: Budapest, Hungary
Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win a World Athletics Championships gold medal.

World Cadet Wrestling Championship 2023
Host Country: Istanbul, Turkey
Indian Winner: Indian wrestler Savita (women’s 61kg)

Asian Champions Trophy 2023 (Hockey)
Host Country: Chennai, India
Champion: India
Runners-up: Malaysia
Most successful team: India (4 Titles)

U20 World Wrestling Championships
Host Country: Jordan
Indian Winner: Priya Malik (Gold Medal)

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
Host Country: Australia and New Zealand
Champion: Spain
Runners-up: England

Recent Retirements

▪ England fast bowler Steven Finn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Sports Venue

▪ Hyderabad will host India’s first International Athletic Union 50 km World Championship in 2023. The event will be organized by the Local Organizing Committee (NEB Sports Entertainment) and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).

▪ Recently, the men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament 2023 has been inaugurated in Chennai.

▪ The 69th edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race held at Punnamada Lake in Kerala

Sports Current Affairs July 2023

Sports CA: Important One-liners

▪ Shah Rukh Khan appointed brand ambassador of ICC World Cup 2023

▪ Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova has become the first unseeded woman to win the Wimbledon title in the Open era.

▪ Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz defeated four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic to win the Wimbledon title 2023.

▪ Parth Salunkhe has become the first Indian male archer to win a gold in the recurve category of the Youth World Championships.

▪ The IPL’s Impact Player Rule will be applied in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy (SMAT) starting October 16, as approved by the BCCI Apex Council.

▪ BCCI announces Dream11 as new lead sponsor for Team India

▪ Aditya Samant became India’s 83rd Grandmaster.

▪ West Indies fail to qualify for World Cup 2023 for first time.

Sports CA: Major Sports Records

▪ Malaysia’s Syazrul Ezat Idrus makes history with seven-wicket haul against China in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 qualifier.

▪ Star India shuttler Satwiksairaj Rankireddy has set the Guinness world record for the fastest hit by a male player in badminton, recording a mindboggling 565 km/h with his smash.

Sports CA: Major Sports Event

▪ India’s Kamaljeet wins gold in men’s 50m Pistol at ISSF Junior Shooting World Championship 2023 in Korea.

▪ Asmita Dey (Age-20, Tripura) won the gold medal in the Junior Asia Cup Judo Championship 2023 in Macau, China.

▪ Max Verstappen (Red Bull driver) won the Hungarian Grand Prix with a strong performance, defeating Norris and Perez.

▪ India’s Annu Rani and Kishore Jena won the gold medal in the men’s and women’s javelin throw events, respectively at the Lebanon Athletics Championships 2023 in Beirut.

▪ Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty clinch Korea Open 2023.

▪ Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal beat Dalibor Svrcina wins Tampere Open title in Finland.

▪ Keerthana Pandian defeated fellow Indian Anupama Ramachandran in the final to emerge as the IBSF World under-21 women’s snooker champion in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

▪ Indian athlete Ajit Singh won the gold medal in the final of men’s javelin throw F46 at the Para Athletics Championships in Paris.

▪ Indian shooters Shubham Bisla and Sainyam clinch gold medals in 10m air pistol at ISSF Junior World Championships 2023.

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▪ Indian shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor and runner Parul Chaudhary won gold medals at the Asian Athletics Championships 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

▪ India’s Nishad Kumar wins silver at Para Athletics World Championships 2023.

▪ Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver in discus throw at Para Athletics World Championships.

▪ Red Bull’s driver, Max Verstappen has clinched F1 2023 British Grand Prix title, held at the Silverstone Circuit, England.

▪ Indian Badminton player Lakshya Sen defeated China’s Li Shi Feng to clinch the men’s singles title at the Canada Open 2023.

▪ India wins gold in Junior mixed team at World Archery Youth Championship 2023.

Sports CA: Major Sports Ranks

▪ India ranked 2nd at ISSF World Championship in South Korea 2023.

▪ Minerva Academy becomes first Indian club to win Gothia Cup.

▪ Rakesh & Sarita win India’s 1st gold at World Para Archery Tournament.

▪ India earns 27 medals, takes third place at Asian Athletics Championships 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

▪ Indian team secures 2 Gold medals at 64th International Mathematical Olympiad.

▪ Indian football team midfielder Lallianzuala Chhangte has been named the AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year for 2022-23.

▪ Haryana wins 6th Youth Women’s National Boxing Championships.

▪ India has won the South Asian Football Federation Championship 2023 by deafeting Kuwait.

Sports CA: Retirements of Player

▪ Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Thirimanne has retired from international cricket after a 13-year career.

Sports CA: Sports Venues

▪ Hungary to host Formula 1 until 2032
▪ India’s top table tennis league UTT tournament is being organized in Pune.

Sports Current Affairs June 2023

Sports Current Affairs One-liners

▪ Indian woman cricketer Jhulan Goswami has joined England women’s team captain Heather Knight and Eoin Morgan to become a member of the MCC World Cricket Committee (WCC).

▪ Indian golf player, Diksha Dagar has secured her second Ladies European Tour (LET) at the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open 2023.

▪ The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has launched the “Bharat in Paris” campaign to create awareness and promote sports across India ahead of the Paris Olympics games.

▪ The 2024 Olympics will be held in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11.

▪ Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur flagged off the campaign with a short marathon at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

▪ Cristiano Ronaldo set a Guinness World Record by achieving 200 international caps for Portugal.

▪ 37th National Games’ mascot ‘Moga’ unveiled by Goa’s CM Pramod Sawant at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao, Goa.

▪ First inaugural edition of India’s first-ever Women’s Kabaddi League (WKL) Inaugurated in Dubai.

▪ Manchester City has become the most valuable football club in Europe after replacing Real Madrid.

▪ Japan’s Tokito Oda defeated top-ranked Alfie Hewett of Britain 6-1, 6-4 in the French Open wheelchair final to become the sport’s youngest Grand Slam champion in 2023.

▪ Indian sprinter, Amlan Borgohain has bagged two gold medals in the men’s 100 and 200-meter races category at the Flanders Cup 2023 athletics in Merksem, Belgium.

▪ Manisha won India’s first gold medal in the women’s 65 kg category at the Ranking Series in Kyrgyzstan.

▪ Red Bull’s driver Max Verstappen has won the Spanish Grand Prix 2023.

▪ The third khelo India University games has been concluded at the IIT BHU campus in Varanasi.

Sports Event

▪ Hockey Madhya Pradesh won the 13th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2023 after defeating Hockey Chandigarh in the Final at the iconic Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium.

▪ The India U-23 women’s team won the 2023 Women’s Emerging Asia Cup T20 title after defeating Bangladesh in the final held at the Mission Round Ground in Hong Kong.

▪ Bhavani Devi has won the bronze medal in the women’s sabre event at the Asian Fencing Championships held in Wuxi, China.

▪ Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty became the first Indian pair to win the doubles title at a BWF Super 1000 event at the Indonesia Open 2023.

▪ The Indian men’s football team beat Lebanon 2-0 to win the Intercontinental Cup 2023 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

▪ Uruguay beat Italy to win maiden FIFA U-20 World Cup title

▪ Serbian Tennis Player, Novak Djokovic has won the French Open 2023 men’s singles final, clinching his 23rd Grand Slam title.

▪ In French Open tennis, World No 1 and top seed Iga Swiatek of Poland has won the Women’s Singles crown.

▪ Australia has won the World Test Championship after a crushing win over India in the final at The Oval, London.

▪ The Indian hockey team emerged champions of the Women’s Junior Asia Cup in Japan’s Kakamigahara by defeating South Korea 2-1 in a captivating final.

Retirements of Players

▪ Pakistan women’s cricketer Nahida Khan has announced her retirement from international cricket.

Sports Venue

▪ Asia Cup 2023 👉 Pakistan and Sri Lanka
▪ Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 👉 Oman
▪ India’s first Women’s Kabaddi League 2023 👉 Dubai

▪ FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2023 👉 Austria
▪ 2023 Asian U20 Athletics Championships 👉 South Korea

▪ Special Olympics World Summer Games 2023 👉 Germany
▪ 2023 World Table Tennis Championships 👉 South Africa

▪ 2023 Women’s Junior Asia Cup 👉 Kakamigahara, Japan.
▪ Under-20 World Cup 2023 👉 Argentina

▪ UEFA EURO 2024 👉 Germany
▪ Asian Under-21 Snooker Championship 2023 – Iran

Sports Current Affairs May 2023

Sports Current Affairs One-liners

▪ For the first time, Neeraj Chopra, the gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics in javelin throw, has attained the top ranking in the men’s category.

▪ Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the Diamond League title with an 88.67 m throw in Doha.

▪ Red Bull’s driver Sergio Perez has won the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the fourth round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship in Baku.

Grand Prix Winner - 2023

👉 Australian Grand Prix 2023 – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
👉 Bahrain Grand Prix 2023 – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (Netherlands)
👉 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2023 – Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez (Mexico)

▪ Ding Liren has become the 17th world chess champion – the first from China – after defeating Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi in a tie-breaker.

▪ Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history by becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win a gold medal at the Badminton Asia Championships.

▪ A retired naval officer, Commander Abhilash Tomy has become the first Indian to complete the prestigious Golden Globe Race 2022.

▪ Shooters Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Ganemat Sekhon have won India its first medal in the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Shotgun World Cup in Cairo, Egypt.

▪ Nepal have qualified for the Asia Cup 2023 after winning the ACC Men’s Premier Cup.

▪ Vantika Agrawal is the new India Women No.3 in Chess and the 11th Indian women to achieve the International Master title.

▪ Belgium’s Luca Brecel became the first player from continental Europe to win World Snooker Championship.

▪ Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has become the fastest player to reach 5000 runs in the ODI.

▪ Indian triple jumper Praveen Chithravel won the men’s triple jump event at an athletics meet in Havana, Cuba with a national record-breaking mark of 17.37m.

▪ The American multinational financial services corporation, Mastercard has replaced BharatPe as the global sponsor of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

▪ Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal etched his name in history by becoming the fastest fifty in the Indian Premier League 2023 against Kolkata Knight Riders.

▪ Rhythm Sangwan has won the bronze medal in the women’s 10m air pistol final at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Baku, Azerbaijan.

▪ A 15-year-old chess player from Telangana, Prraneeth has achieved the title of Grandmaster, becoming the sixth from the state and the 82nd in India.

▪ Barcelona has won its first Spanish league title after the departure of Lionel Messi with a 4-2 victory against Espanyol.

▪ Olympian Annu Rani bagged the gold medal in the javelin throwing Federation Cup 2023 athletics event at the Birsa Munda Stadium in Ranchi.

▪ Athlete Jyothi Yarraji won a gold medal in the women’s 100 m hurdles at the Federation Cup athletics event at the Birsa Munda Stadium in Ranchi.

▪ Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has become the second Indian batter after Virat Kohli (11, 864 runs) to surpass 11,000 runs in Twenty-20 cricket.

▪ China has claimed a record 13th Sudirman Cup title defeating South Korea 3-0 at Suzhou.

▪ The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the Indian national cricket team had secured a new kit sponsorship deal with the renowned German sportswear powerhouse,

Sports Venue

▪ Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 👉 Busan, South Korea.

▪ Khelo India University Games 2023 (3rd Edition) 👉 Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

Retirements of Players

▪ Chennai Super Kings’ star batter, Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League.

▪ South African fast bowler Shabnim Ismail has announced her retirement from international cricket.

Sports Current Affairs April 2023

Sports Current Affairs One-liners

▪ Indian chess grandmaster Aravindh Chithambaram (Thirunagar, Tamil Nadu) wins the Delhi International Open chess title.

▪ Shaheen Afridi becomes the youngest bowler to take 200 T20 wickets.

▪ On the occasion of his 50th birthday, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was honored in a special ceremony held in the UAE, where the West Stand at the Sharjah cricket stadium was renamed after him.

▪ Delhi Capitals captain David Warner has become the fastest batsman to reach the 6000-run mark in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during a match against Rajasthan Royals at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati.

▪ India won two gold medals, one each in the mixed team event and women’s individual Compound, at the Archery World Cup 2023 Stage 1 in Antalya, Turkey.

▪ Two-time Commonwealth Games Champion Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu has been handed a four-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for failing a dope test.

▪ Shaili Singh emerged victorious in the women’s long jump event at the Indian Grand Prix-4 held in Bengaluru, showcasing her exceptional athletic abilities.

▪ Punjab King’s paceman Kagiso Rabada has become the fastest bowler to take 100 IPL wickets during the match against Gujarat Titans at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

▪ India’s Antim Panghal won silver at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2023 after losing to Japan’s Akari Fujinami in the 53-kg category in Astana, Kazakhstan.

▪ Indian wrestler Aman Sehrawat won the gold medal in the men’s 57 kg freestyle category at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2023 held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

▪ India wrestler, Nisha Dahiya has secured the silver medal in the women’s 68kg category at the Asian wrestling championships 2023, held in Astana, Kazakhstan.

▪ Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh has emerged winner of the World Chess Armageddon Asia and Oceania tournament after defeating former World Rapid Champion Nodirbek Abdusatarov of Uzbekistan in the final.

▪ New Zealand’s Kim Cotton has become the 1st woman on-field umpire in a full-member men’s T201 during New Zealand’s second match against Sri Lanka in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Sports Venue

▪ The third edition of the Intercontinental Cup 2023 football tournament will be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

▪ The Men’s Hockey Asian Champions Trophy 2023 will be hosted in Chennai, India.

▪ Argentina will host the under-20 soccer World Cup.

▪ In April 2024, Riyadh is set to host the FEI (The International Federation for Equestrian Sports) World Cup Finals, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently received the event’s flag.

Retirements of Players

▪ Former England cricketer Gary Ballance has announced his retirement from all forms of the game.


▪ Wisden Cricketers Almanack has released the list of top-5 cricketers of the year 2022. Suryakumar won the honor of Wisden Almanack’s leading T20I cricketer while Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian woman to win the Cricketer of the Year award. Apart from Kaur, the list also includes the names of Tom Blundell (New Zealand), Ben Foakes (England), Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand) and Matthew Potts (England).

▪ Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Rwandan female cricketer Henriette Ishimwe clinched the ICC Men’s and Women’s Player of the Month awards for March 2023.

▪ The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has bestowed honorary life membership upon five Indian cricketers, including former captain MS Dhoni. The other four Indian players who were also inducted into the prestigious club are Yuvraj Singh, Mithali Raj, Suresh Raina, and Jhulan Goswami.

Sports Current Affairs March 2023

Sports news, current affairs One-liners

Star sprinter Hima Das won the 200m race quite comfortably in 23.79 seconds while long jumper Ancy Sojan shared the limelight with a best effort of 6.49m in the Indian Grand Prix-1 athletics event.

☛ Red Bull driver Sergio Perez won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in 2023.

Rohan Bopanna became the oldest ATP Masters 1000 champion after winning the Indian Wells men’s doubles title at the age of 43 years.

☛ Star Indian batter Virat Kohli has surpassed legendary West Indies Brian Lara to become the second-highest run-scorer against Australia in international cricket.

☛ Red Bull’s driver, Max Verstappen has won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix 2023, held at Bahrain International Circuit.

☛ Karnataka defeated Meghalaya 3-2 in the final of the 76th National football championship also known as “the Hero Santosh Trophy” at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.

☛ Jeswin Aldrin from Tamil Nadu broke the men’s long jump national record with an 8.42-meter leap, surpassing the previous record set by M Sreeshankar at 8.36 meters.

Major Sports Event

Women’s Premier League Title 2023
▸ Maharashtra topped the medal tally in the 5th Khelo India Youth Games 2022.

Mumbai Indians has defeated the Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets and with that they become the first-ever Women’s Premier League champions.

▸ Mumbai Indians Captain – Harmanpreet Kaur
▸ Delhi Capitals Captain – Meg Lanning
▸ Player of the match – Nat Sciver-Brunt (Mumbai Indians)
▸ Catch of the season – Harmanpreet Kaur (Mumbai Indians)
▸ Purple cap – Hayley Matthews (Mumbai Indians)
▸ Orange cap – Meg Lanning (Delhi Capitals)
▸ Most valuable player – Hayley Matthews (Mumbai Indians)

Sports Venue List
▸The 2023 edition of the SAFF Championship, South Asia’s marquee international tournament, will be held in Bengaluru from 21 June to 3 July 2023.

Sports Awards
Ashleigh Gardner & Harry Brook won ICC Player of the Month for February

Retirements of Players

Former Australia opener Shaun Marsh has announced his retirement from first-class cricket after 22 years with Western Australia and 38 Tests for Australia.

Sports Current Affairs February 2023

Sports news, current affairs One-liners

Real Madrid has won the Club World Cup 2023 for the fifth time. The final was held in Rabat, Morocco, where they defeated Al-Hilal from Saudi Arabia.

Ravichandran Ashwin has become the fastest Indian bowler and second overall to reach the mark of 450 Test wickets.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian captain to score a century in all three formats (Tests, ODIs & T20Is) of cricket.

Yuzvendra Chahal has become the highest wicket-taker for Team India in T20i Cricket history

Prajnesh Gunneswaran (from Chennai) has won the final of the $25,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament in Al Zahra, Kuwait.

☛ Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has inaugurated the three-day All-India Taekwondo Championship in New Delhi.

☛ In Shooting, India’s Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar has claimed the gold medal in the men’s individual 50m rifle 3 positions competition at the ISSF World Cup in Cairo.

Manchester United defeated Newcastle to win the Carabao Cup title in 2023 after six years. Newcastle is a Saudi Arabia-backed club

Madhya Pradesh women’s hockey team has won the 13th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2023 held in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

Rudrankksh Patil has won the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle competition of the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Cairo, Egypt

☛ The World No. 2 tennis player, Carlos Alcaraz defeated Cameron Norrie in the final to win the Argentina Open title in 2023.

☛ Recently, Sports For All (SFA) signed a five-year sponsorship deal with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for the Khelo India Youth Games.

☛ India’s Aditi Ashok has won the Magical Kenya Ladies Open 2023 Golf title.

☛ Recently, Tulsidas Balaram passed away, he was associated with Football.

Sports Awards

Shane Warne Award

▸ Usman Khawaja, the opening batsman for Australia, has won the inaugural Shane Warne Award for men’s Test player of the year.

▸ The award is named in honor of the legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne, who passed away in March 2022.

▸ Khawaja was Australia’s top run-scorer in Test cricket with 1020 runs.

Major Sports Event

5th Khelo India Youth Games
▸ Maharashtra topped the medal tally in the 5th Khelo India Youth Games 2022.

More info about 5th Khelo India Youth Games

▸ Maharashtra won 161 medals, including 56 gold, 55 silver, and 50 bronze medals.

▸ Haryana secured the second position with 128 medals, including 41 gold, 32 silver, and 55 bronze medals.

▸ Host Madhya Pradesh remained at the third position with 96 medals, including 39 gold, 30 silver, and 27 bronze medals.

▸ Around 6 thousand athletes from 36 States and Union Territories participated in the 27 different sports disciplines.

▸ The event was held in eight towns of MP – Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Balaghat, Mandla, Jabalpur, and Gwalior.

Formula E-race
▸ India’s first-ever Formula E race has been held in Hyderabad. The event was flagged off by Union Minister Anurag Thakur.

More info about Formula E-race

▸ The race took place on the 2.83 km 'Hyderabad Street Circuit' near Hussain Sagar Lake.

▸ This was the first motorsport event in India in the last 10 years.

▸ Hyderabad is the 27th city in the world to host the Formula E Championship, which is the first non-carbon emission event.

▸ The race featured 22 drivers from 11 teams competing for top honours.

▸ The cars used were Gen3 race cars capable of reaching maximum speeds.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
▸ The Australian women’s cricket team has won the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy 2023.

✪ More info ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

▸They defeated South Africa by 9 runs in the final held in Cape Town, South Africa.

▸ This is the sixth time the Australian team has won the title.

▸ Under the captaincy of Meg Lanning, they have completed a 'three-peat', winning in 2018, 2020, and 2023.

▸ Ashleigh Gardner of Australia was named the ICC Player of the Tournament for taking ten wickets and scoring 110 runs.

▸ Beth Mooney of Australia was named the Player of the Match for her half-century.

▸ Laura Wolvaardt of South Africa scored the most runs in the tournament with 230.

Retirements of Players

☛ Former England captain Eoin Morgan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
☛ Former India opener Murali Vijay has announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket
☛ Spain’s most capped player Sergio Ramos has announced his retirement from international football.

Sports Current Affairs January 2023

Sports news, current affairs One-liners

☛ The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has organized its first Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) meeting outside Delhi in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

☛ The 5th edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2023 began in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

☛ For the first time water sports namely Kayaking Canoeing, Canoe Salaam, and Fencing will be part of the 5th edition of the Khelo India Games.

Rohit Sharma broke MS Dhoni’s record to become India’s top ODI cricket six-hitter at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad.

Viacom 18 has acquired the media rights (2023-2027) of the Women’s Indian Premier League (WIPL), which will start in March-April 2023.

☛ The mascot of Khelo India Youth Games 2023 is ‘Asha’. While the theme song is ‘Hindustan Ka Dil Dhadka Do…’ sung by famous singer Shaan.

Serbian Tennis Player Novak Djokovic has defeated America’s Sebastian Korda to win the 2023 Adelaide International 1 men’s singles title 2023.

Virat Kohli tied with Sachin Tendulkar for most ODI centuries in a country after scoring 100 against Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Guwahati.

☛ Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has become the fifth-highest run-scorer in the history of ODI cricket after overtaking Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene (12,650 runs in 448 matches) to enter the top five.

☛ An 11-year-old Kashmiri girl Falak Mumtaz from a far-flung area has won a gold medal at the national level in the Sqay championship in Jammu.

☛ 19-year-old Koustav Chatterjee (West Bengal) became India’s 78th Grandmaster in MPL 59th National Senior Chess Championship in New Delhi.

☛ Tamilnadu’s M Pranesh (16) has clinched the title in the Rilton Cup, the first tournament of the FIDE Circuit, here to become India’s 79th chess Grandmaster.

☛ Former world rapid champion Koneru Humpy has won India’s first-ever Silver medal in the FIDE World Blitz Chess Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

☛ In hockey, Madhya Pradesh clinched the title by defeating Odisha in the Khelo India Youth Games 2022 Men’s Under-18 qualifier title in Bhubaneswar.

Hockey Haryana’s women’s team has won the Khelo India Youth Games 2022 Women’s Under 18 Qualifiers after defeating Madhya Pradesh 2-0 in the final at Bhubaneswar.

Portugal team captain Cristiano Ronaldo has joined the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Sports Awards

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award
▸ Nepal wicketkeeper Aasif Sheikh has been awarded the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award for 2022.

▸ Aasif thus becomes the first player from Nepal to win the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award.

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

List of 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 (Pakistan)

▸ Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year- Nat Sciver (England)

▸ 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)
Awards of Men's 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)

Major Sports Event

Australian Open 2023
Arina Sabalenka (Belarus) has won the women’s singles title by defeating Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan) in the Australian Open 2023.

Novak Djokovic has won the Australian Open title for the 10th time by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first Grand Slam Australia Open 2023.

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

FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup
▪ Germany has won (3rd title) the Men’s Hockey World Cup Title 2023 by defeating Belgium.

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

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

Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup Quick Facts

 Host Country – South Africa

 Participants – 16 teams

 Player of the match in the final – Titas Sadhu (India)

 Player of the Tournament – Grace Scrivens (Captain England)

 Indian Captain – Shafali Verma

Retirements of Players

South Africa cricketer Hashim Amla has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

South Africa all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has announced his retirement from international cricket.

France team captain Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from international football at the age of 36.

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid star, Gareth Bale have announced his retirement from professional football.

Indian Tennis Player Sania Mirza has announced her retirement from professional Tennis.

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