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Important Sports Current Affairs 2022

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Sports Current Affairs August 2022

Sports Current Affairs one-liners, August 2022

▸Anahat Singh was India’s youngest (14 years) athlete at the recently concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games.

▸ Tanya Sachdev won the 44th Chess Olympiad, recently held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

▸Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated 4th ONGC Para Games in Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi.

▸India won the SAFF U-20 Football Championship 2022 by defeating Bangladesh at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

▸V Pranav (Tamil Nadu) becomes India’s 75th Chess Grandmaster.

▸ Manisha Kalyan has become the first Indian footballer to play at the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

▸ Indian Grand Master R Praggnanandhaa defeated the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the FTX Crypto Cup in Miami.

▸England’s James Anderson became the first fast bowler to complete 950 wickets in international cricket.

▸ Virat Kohli is the only Indian player in history to have played 100 matches in all formats for India.

▸ Indian batsman Rohit Sharma became the highest run-scorer in the T20 format of the game.

Sports Winner, Awards, and Honour

▸ Max Verstappen (Red Bull driver) has won the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix 2022.

▸Prabath Jayasuriya (Men, Sri Lanka) and Emma Lamb (Women, Sri Lanka) won the ICC Player of the Month Awards for July 2022.

▸Sunil Chhetri and Manisha Kalyan have been named AIFF Men’s and Women’s Footballers of the Year respectively for the 2021-22 season

▸ Indian fencer Bhavani Devi (Tamil Nadu) won a gold medal at Commonwealth Fencing Championships 2022 in London.

▸Paralympian Rahul Jakhar (Pistol shooter) has won the gold medal in the WSPS (World Shooting Para Sport) Shooting World Cup 2022 in Changwon, South Korea.

▸ Antim Panghal (wrestler) has won the gold medal in the women’s 53kg category at the World U20 Wrestling Championships 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

▸Indian para shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam won gold medals at the Thailand Para-Badminton International Tournament held in Pattaya.

▸ Neeraj Chopra won Lausanne Diamond League Meet title in the Javelin throw. (Best throw 89.08 meters)

▸Linthoi Chanambam won India’s first gold medal at the World Judo Championships at the World Judo Cadet (U18) Championships.

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Sports Venue List in News

▸The first edition of the Khelo India Women’s Hockey League (U-16) will be held at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi.

▸The 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be held in India from October 11 to October 30 in three cities: Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Margao (Goa) and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra).

▸Bengaluru (Karnataka) will host the FIBA U-18 Women’s Asian Basketball Championship from September 5 to 11 at Sri Kantirva Indoor Stadium and Koramangala Indoor Stadium.

Retirements of Players

▸American Tennis Player Serena Williams has announced her retirement from tennis.

▸Kevin O’Brien (Ireland) has announced his retirement from international cricket.

▸Indian spinner Rahul Sharma has announced his retirement from international and domestic cricket.


Sports Current Affairs July 2022

Major Sports Events

Sports EventHostWinnerKey Points
Austrian Grand PrixSpielberg, AustriaCharles Leclerc• Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finishing 2nd position and Mercedes’ seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton finishing third in the race.
British Grand Prix 2022Silverstone, EnglandSpain’s Carlos Sainz (car: Ferrari’)• It was his first career Formula One (F1) race victory.
2022 French Grand PrixFranceMax Verstappen•Max Verstappen (Dutch) : Red Bull racer
• He was the 2021 Formula One World Champion.
Benasque International chess tournamentSpainIndian Grand Master Aravindh Chithambaram• GM Robert Hovhannisyan of Armenia finished second while India’s GM Raunak Sadhwani was third.
Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022Spain, NetherlandsNetherlands• The Netherlands won the world championship for the 9th time by defeating Argentina.
International Chess Open Festival ‘Paracin 2022Paracin, SerbiaIndian GM R Praggnanandhaa (Open A section)India’s IM Muthaiah and V Pranav finished 4th and 5th
La Plagne Chess Festival 2022FranceVitaly Sivuk (Ukraine)• Indias GM P Iniyan finished 2nd in the tournament while International Masters (IM) Sayantan Das finished 3rd
Asian U-20 & U-15 Wrestling Championships 2022Manama, BahrainIndia’s U-20 wrestlers bagged 22 medals. (4 gold + 9 silver + 9 bronze)• India won 2022 U-15 Asian Wrestling Championship in Freestyle Wrestling team ranking
Elorda Boxing Cup 2022 (1st edition) Nur-Sultan, KazakhstanIndia Finish With 14 Medals. (2 gold + 2 Silver + 10 Bronze)• Gold winners from India
1. Alfiya Pathan (+81kg category)
2. Gitika (48kg category)
Wimbledon Championships 2022London, United KingdomNovak Djokovic (Serbia)• Wimbledon is the oldest Tennis Grand Slam event.
Singapore Open 2022 Super 500 trophySingaporePV Sindhu• India’s PV Sindhu clinches Singapore Open title 2022 Super 500 Title by defeating China’s Wang Zhi Yi.

Retirement of Players

Sports NamePlayerCountryKey Points
International CricketSkipper Eoin MorganEngland◘ His Achievements
• Most One Day International (ODI) runs for England (6,957)

• Most Twenty20 International (T20I) runs for England (2,458) • Most sixes for England in both formats.
International CricketDenesh RamdinWest Indies• The wicket-keeper and batter made his debut in test cricket against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2005
International CricketLendl SimmonsWest Indies• Lendl Simmons is a right-hand batter from Trinidad.
One Day Internationals CricketBen StokesEngland• He played his 105th and final ODI against South Africa in Durham.
T20 International CricketTamim IqbalBangladesh• He was the former captain of Bangladesh in ODIs
All Forms of CricketKaruna Vijaykumar JainIndia• She holds the record for the 3rd highest number of dismissals by a wicketkeeper for India in One Day Internationals (ODIs), with a total of 58.

Other Sports Current Affairs one-liners , July 2022

• Slogan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 – “Games Wide Open”.

• Paris (France) will host the Summer Olympics for the third time in 2024.

• Adani Sportsline become an official partner with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the __

  1. Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 in England
  2. Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 in China, and
  3. Paris Olympic Games 2024 in France.

• England (Captain: Ben Stoke) defeated India (Captain: Jasprit Bumrah) in the 5th Test Match (Rescheduled) of Pataudi Trophy and Tied the Series.


Sports Current Affairs June 2022

Sports Events

♦ 15th Edition of TATA IPL 2022
• Winner: Gujarat Titans (GT)
• Captain of Gujarat Titans: Hardik Himanshu Pandya
• Runner-up: Rajasthan Royals (RR)
• Final Match Location: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Also See, TATA IPL 2022 Highlights

♦ Joy E-Bike Electrifying Cup / Ireland series – 2022
• Winner: India
• Captain of Indian team: Hardik Pandya
• Captain of Ireland cricket team: Andrew Balbirnie
• Player of the Series: Deepak Hooda (scored 151 runs in both the T20I’s)
• Umran Malik from Jammu and Kashmir has made his debut into the Indian Cricket Team.
• Hardik Pandya becomes the first Indian Captain to Pick a wicket in T20I.

♦ Tennis: French Open 2022 / ROLAND-GARROS
• Venue: Court PhilippeChatrier, Paris, France
• Winner: Rafael Nadal Clinches 22nd Grand Slam
• French Open popularly known as Ronald Garros.
• French Open 2022 was played on: clay courts.
• Rafael Nadal is known as “The King of Clay (for
14 titles in French Open)”.

Also, See Tennis Grand Slam Winners 2022

♦ 2022 IWF Youth World Championships
• India’ ranked 5th in the medal tally at the event with 4 medals.
• Gurunaidu Sanapathi Become India’s 1st weightlifter to Win Gold Medal in this event.
• Kazakhstan tops, followed by Colombia and Turkey.

• Other 5 women’s gold were:

  1. Mansi Ahlawat (57kg)
  2. Sarita Mor (59kg)
  3. Sakshi Malik (62kg)
  4. Manisha (65kg)
  5. Divya Kakran (68kg).

♦ ISSF World Cup (Shooting)
• Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan
• India won a total of five medals (2 Gold+ 3 Silver)
• Topped by: Republic of Korea (Gold + 3 Bronze)

♦ 4th Khelo India Youth Games 2021
• Winner: Haryana (52 gold medals)
• Hosted by: Haryana
• Location: Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula, Haryana
• Haryana followed by Maharashtra (45 Gold) and Karnataka (22 Gold)

♦ UWW Bolat Turlykhanov Cup 2022
• Location: Kazakhstan
• India secured 6th Gold Medals. (Total 12 Medals)
• India’s National champion Aman Sehrawat won the gold medal in the freestyle Men’s 57 Kg category.

Retirements for Players

♦ Cricket
• Indian women’s cricket team captain, Mithali Raj
(Jodhpur, Rajasthan), announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket.

Sports Venue

♦ FIFA World Cup 2026
• First time in history: FIFA World Cup 2026 will be jointly hosted by the 3 countries.

• 3 countries including the host cities….

  1. United States (Los Angeles)
  2. Canada (Toronto)
  3. Mexico (Mexico City)

Also, See List of Upcoming Sports Events & Venues PDF

Sports Current Affairs June 2022 One-liners

• Indian Football Captain Sunil Chhetri becomes 5th Highest Goalscorer; Equals Ferenc Puskás

• Indian javelin ace Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Kuortane Games 2022, Finland. (86.69 meters)

• India’s Anahat Singh wins the Asian Junior Squash title in the U-15 category.

• Rahul Srivatshav (Telangana) Becomes India’s 74th Grandmaster

• Formula 1: Max Verstappen wins Canadian Grand Prix 2022

• Formula 1: Max Verstappen wins Azerbaijan GP to Become Red Bull’s Most Successful Driver.

◘ Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin Launches Logo & Mascot of 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022.
• Official logo and mascot named ‘Thambi’ (which means younger brother in Tamil).


Sports Current Affairs May 2022

Cricket Ranking

♦ Annual International Cricket Council Team Rankings 2022
• Top Position in ICC men’s Test team rankings: Australia

• Top Position in T20I (Twenty 20 Internationals) rankings: India

• Top Position in ODI (One Day International) rankings: New Zealand

Sports Events

♦ 2022 Badminton Asia Championships
• India’s PV Sindhu won Bronze in Women’s Singles at the 39th edition of the 2022 Badminton Asia Championships.

♦ 2022 Italian Open
• Novak Djokovic Won Men’s Singles & His 38th Masters 1000 Title; Iga Świątek Won Women’s Singles.

♦ Santosh Trophy National Football Tournament 2021-22
• The Kerala Football team has won the 2021-22 Santosh Trophy, the 75th edition of the tournament defeating 32-time champions West Bengal.

♦ 2022 IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
• India Boxer Nikhat Zareen (Telangana) won the gold medal in the flyweight (52kg).

♦ 2022 IWF Junior World Championship
• India’s Harshada Sharad Garud bags first Gold Medal in 45kg Women’s Category.

♦ Antalya 2022 Hyundai Archery World Cup
• Indian archers, Tarundeep Rai and Ridhi have won the gold medal in the Recurve Mixed Team category.

Second Khelo India University Games 2021
• The Second Khelo India University Games 2021 held in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

• Champions of the Second Khelo India University Games 2021: Jain University. Bengaluru (Karnataka).

• Mascot of second Khelo India University Games 2021: ‘Veera’ (an elephant)

• The Logo of the second Khelo India University Games 2021: Iconic Vidhana Soudha building

Sports Current Affairs May 2022 One-liners

• Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won 1st edition of Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix 2022.

• Indian Grand Master D Gukesh (Chennai) became champion in the 1st Chessable Sunway Formentera Open 2022 chess tournament held in Spain.

• Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi (Telangana) finished second in the 2022 TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament.

• Verstappen Wins Spanish Grand Prix 2022.

• Red Bull’s Sergio Perez won Monaco F1 Grand Prix 2022

◘ Mascot, Logo, Jersey, Theme Song Launched for Khelo India Youth Games-2021
• Mascot of 4th Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021: Dhakad

• Haryana is set to host the 4th edition of the Khelo India Youth Games from June 4 to 13, 2022 in Panchkula.


Sports Current Affairs April 2022

Sports Events

♦ ICC Women’s Cricket 2022
• Edition: 12th
• Venue: New Zealand
• Champions: Australian women’s cricket team
• Runners up England women’s cricket
• Australian women’s team wins the ICC world cup for the 7th time, most by any women’s cricket team.

♦ ATP Masters 1000 (Tennis), Miami Open 2022
• Venue: Miami Gardens, Florida, United States.
• Winner: Iga Natalia Swiatek of Poland

♦ Orleans Masters 2022 (Tennis)
• Indian shuttler Mithun Manjunath has won silver in Men’s Singles at the Orléans Masters 2022.

♦ Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2022
• Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greek tennis player) has won the Men’s Singles title at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2022.

♦ Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament
• Indian boxers bagged 10 medals at the 2022 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament.

• 3 Gold Medal Winners:

  1. Govind Sahani (48kg-category)
  2. Sumit Kundu (75kg-category)
  3. Ananta Pralhad Chopde (54kg-category)

Asian Wrestling Championships 2022
• India won a Total Of 17 Medals in the Asian Wrestling Championships 2022.

• Ravi Kumar Dahiya is the only Gold Medalist representing India, in the men’s 57kg
freestyle category.

Sports Venue

♦ Commonwealth Games 2026
• The Commonwealth Games 2026 hosted by: Victoria, State of Australia

• The 2026 Games will be held in four towns of Australia.:

  1. Geelong
  2. Ballarat
  3. Bendigo
  4. Gippsland

• The opening ceremony will be held at Australia’s largest cricket stadium: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Retirement of Players

◘ Cricket
• Hamish Bennett, a New Zealand pacer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

• West Indies Cricketer Kieron Pollard Announced Retirement from International Cricket.

Sports Current Affairs One-liners April 2022

• Adidas Unveiled ‘Al Rihla’ The Official Ball for 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup

• La’eeb unveiled as the official mascot for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

• Formula 1: Max Verstappen Wins Saudi Arabian GP 2022

• Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc wins Australian Grand Prix 2022

• Red Bull’s M.Verstappen won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2022

• Indian Grandmaster Gukesh Wins Menorca Open Chess Tournament 2022.

• India wins bid to host Asian Junior & Cadet Fencing Championships 2023.


Sports Current Affairs March 2022

Sports Events

♦ 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 a 15-year-old player who 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

CategoryWinnerRunner
Men’s singlesKunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)Lakshya Sen (India)
Women’s singlesHe Bingjiao (China)Chen Yufei (China)
Men’s DoubleGoh 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:

  1. India
  2. Norway
  3. France

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

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.

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

Cricket
• Fast bowler, Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth (First class and All formats, India)
• Suranga Lakmal (from international cricket, Sri Lanka)

Tennis
• 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 an 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, and Belarusian athletes from Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics over the Ukraine crisis.

◘ American Golfer Tiger Woods was Inducted into the 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

Sports Awards

◘ ESPNcricinfo ‘Test Batting’ Awards 2021
• India’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant Wins ESPNcricinfo ‘Test Batting’ Awards for 2021.

Ranking

◘ ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings
• Alyssa Healy from Australia secured the first position in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings, released by ICC (International Cricket Council).

• Top 3 Player

RankingsPlayersCountry
1.Alyssa HealyAustralia
2Mithali RajIndia
3Lizelle LeeSouth Africa

• Indian cricketer Mithali Raj had reached second rank in the Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.

Sports Events

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 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
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1.Norway1681337
2Germany1210527
3China94215

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

Cricket
• 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.

♦ Winners
• 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)

♦ Winners
• 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.

◘ Tennis
• Padma Awardee Sania Mirza

◘ Cricket
• 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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