Latest Sports Current Affairs 2023

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Sports Current Affairs December 2023

Sports Championships

  • Punjab wins the 13th Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship 2023.
  • Germany wins the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023 (Men’s Football) in Indonesia.
  • Sir Sicoma Perugia wins the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Bengaluru.
  • Haryana secures the first rank in the 1st Khelo India Para Games 2023, New Delhi.
  • Bangladesh wins the 2023 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup (Men’s Cricket).
  • Haryana wins the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023-24 (Men’s Cricket).
  • Zinc Football Academy in Rajasthan receives the ‘Elite 3-star’ rating by AIFF.


  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) retires M.S. Dhoni’s No.7 jersey.
  • Mitchell Starc joins Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2024 with a bid of Rs 24.75 crore.


  • Vaishali Rameshbabu becomes India’s 84th Grandmaster.
  • Dommaraju Gukesh wins the 2023 Chennai Grand Masters Chess Championship.
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE, is selected as the host city for the 47th Chess Olympiad in 2028.

Football and Club World Cups

  • Manchester City wins the FIFA Club World Cup 2023, Riyadh.
  • The first 32-team FIFA Club World Cup 2025 will be held in the USA.


  • Iga Swiatek wins the WTA Player of the Year 2023.
  • Novak Djokovic is honored as the 2023 ITF World Champion in Tennis.
  • Leander Paes and Vijay Amritraj became the first Asian men inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.


  • Hardik Singh is awarded the men’s FIH Player of the Year 2023 at the FIH Hockey Star Awards 2023.

Other Sports Recognitions

  • Antim Panghal is honored as the Women’s Rising Star of the Year 2023 by UWW.
  • Vita Dani becomes the first Indian to be inducted as a governing board member of ITTF Foundation.
  • Mallika Sagar becomes the first woman to host the IPL 2024 Auction at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai.

Global Recognitions

  • India demonstrates the capability to engage four targets simultaneously using a single firing unit.
  • India is the largest remittance recipient country in 2023, as per World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief 39.
  • The USA will host the first 32-team FIFA Club World Cup in 2025.


  • Haddaf is the official mascot of the FIFA Club World Cup 2023, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Bacuya was the Official Mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023 (Men’s), Indonesia.
  • Veera Mangai is the official mascot of the 6th edition of the Khelo India Youth Games 2024, Tamil Nadu.

Other Achievements

  • Sheetal Devi receives the Best Youth Athlete award at the 4th Asian Awards 2023 in Riyadh.
  • The UN World Basketball Day is celebrated on 21st December.
  • Magnus Carlsen wins the 2023 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship (Open) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
  • The Indian Olympic Association forms an ad-hoc committee, chaired by Bhupinder Singh Bajwa, to look into matters of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).

Sports Current Affairs November 2023

Top One_liners Sport Current Affairs

  • Recently, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s life-size statue has been unveiled at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The statue was created by Pramod Kamble.
  • Mohammed Shami has become India’s highest wicket-taker in ODI World Cup history.
  • Nepal and Oman have qualified for the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup. The tournament will feature a total of 20 teams.
  • The National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with Bhaane to introduce
  • Angelo Mathews has become the first cricketer in an international match to be “timed out.”
  • Odisha has signed an MOU with Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel (AM/NS India) to establish a High-Performance Centre in Kho Kho.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended the membership of the cricket board of Sri Lanka.
  • India’s first AIFF-FIFA Talent Academy will be inaugurated in Bhubaneswar.
  • The 142nd session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be held in Paris in 2024.
  • Marlon Samuels has been banned from all forms of cricket for six years by the International Cricket Council (ICC). He played for the West Indies.

Sports Event News

  • India was ranked 2nd in the 15th Asian Shooting Championship 2023, held in South Korea.
  • Akshay Bohra has won India’s first-ever F4 championship 2023 at the Indian Racing Festival in Chennai.
  • India has won the gold medal in the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023.
  • Germany has won the 11th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup 2023 held in Malaysia (Host country: Malaysia, City: Johor Bahru, Venues: Taman Daya Hockey Stadium).
  • Novak Djokovic has won the men’s singles title of the Paris Masters 2023.
  • R. Vaishali won the FIDE Women’s Grand Swiss Chess title in 2023.
  • Punjab has won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023-24 title.
  • Iga Swiatek has won the 2023 WTA Finals (singles) held in Cancun, Mexico.
  • Maharashtra emerged as the overall winner at the 37th National Games 2023, Goa, and lifted the Raja Bhalindra Singh Trophy.
  • Canada has won the Billie Jean King Cup 2023.
  • India has won the IC Rod Laver World Junior Challenge (Tennis) at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in San Diego, USA.
  • The 3rd Hockey India Senior Women Inter Department National Championship 2023 has been inaugurated in New Delhi.
  • Novak Djokovic has won the ATP Finals title 2023 (Men’s Singles) held in Turin, Italy.
  • India won a total of nine medals at the Asian Para Archery Championship 2023 held in Bangkok, Thailand. Sheetal Devi was the first armless archer to win a gold medal at the Asian Para Games.
  • Italy has won the Davis Cup (Tennis) 2023 title held in Malaga, Spain.
  • Anahat Singh has won the 79th National Squash Championships 2023 Women’s title. Velavan Senthilkumar of Tamil Nadu won his maiden Men’s National title in the HCL 79th Squash Championships.
  • Vidya Pillai has won the IBSF Women’s 6-Red Snooker World Championship 2023 in Doha, Qatar.
  • Australia has won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 (Men’s) by defeating India in the final. With this victory, Australia has now won a total of 6 World Cup titles.
Additional Information about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:

Player of the Match in the 2023 ODI World Cup final: Travis Head

Player of the Tournament: Virat Kohli

Most Runs: Virat Kohli (765 runs)

Most Wickets: Mohammed Shami (24 wickets)

Mascots: A male and female duo named "Tonk" and "Blaze"

Official Theme Song: "Dil Jashn Bole“

The West Indies missed out on qualification for the first time in their history

Oldest player: Wesley Barresi (Netherlands) - 39 years

Youngest player: Noor Ahmad (Afghanistan) – 18 years

Sports Venue List

  • The FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup 2023 will be held in Chile.
  • The Asian Archery Championships 2023 were held in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The 2027 ICC Cricket World Cup will be held jointly in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has shifted the 2024 men’s Under-19 World Cup from Sri Lanka to South Africa.
  • The 1st edition of the Khelo India Para Games 2023 will be held in New Delhi. The mascot is “Ujjwala’- a sparrow.

Sports Awards and Honours

  • Rachin Ravindra has been named the ICC Men’s Player of the Month for October 2023.
  • Diana Edulji has become the first Indian women’s player to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
  • The 2023 Olympic Cup has been awarded to the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation.
  • Pankaj Advani has won the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2023 title in Doha, Qatar.
  • Aditi Ashok has won the Spanish Women’s Open 2023 (Golf), which is part of the Ladies European Tour 2023.
  • India won a total of three medals (one silver and two bronze) in the 16th World Wushu Championship 2023 held in the USA. The theme was Solidarity, Peace, and Friendship, and the mascot was “Dillo” the armadillo, and “Striker” the Longhorn.
  • Anish Bhanwala has become the first Indian shooter to win a medal in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire event at the ISSF World Cup Final 2023 in Doha, Qatar.

Recent Winners of the 2023 Ballon d’Or Awards

  • Ballon d’Or: Lionel Messi (Inter Miami, Argentina)
  • Ballon d’Or Feminin: Aitana Bonmatí (FC Barcelona Femení, Spain)
  • Kopa Trophy for the best male U-21 player: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid, England)
  • Yachine Trophy for the best male goalkeeper: Emiliano Martínez (Astona Villa, Argentina)
  • Gerd Müller Trophy for the highest-scoring male striker: Erling Haaland (Manchester City, Norway)
  • Socrates Award for humanitarian work: Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid, Brazil)
  • Club of the Year: Manchester City and FC Barcelona Femeni

AIFF’s Recognition at AFC Annual Awards 2023

  • The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has been honored with the AFC President’s Recognition Award for Grassroots Football in the Bronze Category at the Asian Football Federation (AFC) Annual Awards 2023. The event took place in Doha.

AFC Annual Awards 2023 Winners:

  • AFC Player of the Year (Men’s): Salem al-Dawsari (Saudi Arabia)
  • AFC Woman of the Year: Samantha Kerr (Australia)
  • AFC Coach of the Year (Women): Shui Qingxia (China)
  • AFC Coach of the Year (Men): Moriyasu Hajime (Japan)

Sports Current Affairs October 2023

Top One-liner Sports Current Affairs

  • Mohammed Shami becomes the first Indian bowler with multiple five-wicket hauls in ODI World Cups.
  • Shubman Gill achieves the fastest 2000 runs milestone in ODIs.
  • Paytm sponsors the 37th National Games in Goa.
  • India clinches gold in men’s squash team event at the Asian Games, defeating Pakistan 2-1.
  • Shadloui becomes the costliest player in the Pro Kabaddi League auction at ₹2.35 Crore.
  • Rohit Sharma hits his 31st ODI century in the World Cup 2023 at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium.
  • Russian Olympic Committee was suspended by the International Olympic Committee for violating the Olympic Charter.
  • T20I Cricket to be included in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, as per the IOC executive board.
  • Punjab sets the record for the highest T20 total by an Indian cricket team, scoring 275/6 against Andhra Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023.
  • The first high-tech sports training center for Divyangjan was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The Indian contingent secured its 100th medal at the Asian Games with a historic win in Kabaddi against Chinese Taipei.
  • Bishan Singh Bedi, associated with cricket, passed away at the age of 77.
  • World Athletics has nominated Neeraj Chopra for the Men’s Athlete of the Year Award 2023.
  • D. Karthikeyan Murali has recently become the third Indian player to defeat the world’s number one chess player, Magnus Carlsen, in classical chess.

Top Sports Event

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

  • The ICC 2023 Cricket World Cup in India commences on October 5.
  • The opening match features England vs. New Zealand in Ahmedabad.
  • The tournament spans across 10 venues.
  • The grand finale is scheduled for November 19 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The Mascot of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

  • Official ICC mascots for the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India are named ‘Blaze’ and ‘Tonk.’
  • ‘Blaze’ is a female mascot known for rapid bowling and is equipped with a belt carrying six power cricket orbs.
  • ‘Tonk’ is a male mascot celebrated for his batting skills, featuring an electromagnetic bat and versatile shot repertoire.

Asian Para Games 2023 Winners List

Shailesh KumarMen’s High Jump T63Gold
Pranav SoormaClub ThrowGold
Deepthi JeevanjiWomen’s 400m-T20Gold
Prachi YadavWomen’s Para Canoe KL2Gold
Ravi RongaliMen’s Shotput F40Silver
Manish NarwalP1 – Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1Bronze
Rubina FrancisP2 – Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1Bronze
Simran VatsWomen’s 200m – T12Silver
Sheetal DeviWomen’s Individual CompoundGold (2)
Sachin Sajerao KhilariMen’s Shot Put-F46Gold
Ashok65 kg Weight CategoryBronze
Sidhartha BabuMixed 50m Rifles Prone SH-1Gold
Yogesh KathuniyaMen’s Discus Throw-F54/55/56Silver
Mariyappan ThangaveluMen’s High Jump T63 eventSilver

Teenaged armless archer Sheetal Devi has become the first Indian woman to win two gold medals in a single edition of the Asian Para Games 2023 by claiming the top honors in the women’s compound event.

Latest Sports Venue

  • Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) to host the National Archery Championship from 25 to 30 November 2023.
  • The 37th edition of the National Games 2023 will be held in Goa from October 26 to November 9.
  • The 11th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup 2023 will be held in Johor, Malaysia from October 27 to November 4.

Retirments of Players

  • Alastair Cook, former England captain and record test run scorer, has announced his retirement from professional cricket.
  • Former Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch has announced her retirement from international cricket in Bangkok, concluding a nearly 16-year playing career.

Sports Current Affairs September 2023

Top One-liner Sports Current Affairs

BCCI has announced SBI Life as one of the official partners for the BCCI Domestic and International Season 2023-2026.

ICC releases official Anthem ‘Dil Jashn Bole’ for Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

  • It features Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh.
  • The anthem has been prepared by Pritam.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra will be an associate sponsor with Star Sports.

Sue Redfern (England) became the first woman to stand as an umpire in a men’s first-class cricket match in England and Wales.

Indian cricketers created history and became the first team to hit the 3000 sixes mark (3007) in ODI cricket.

▪ The Indian Dressage Team made history by winning a gold medal at the Asian Games, marking the first time in 41 years that India has achieved this feat.

Nepal’s cricket team made history by scoring over 300 runs in a T20I match, the first team to ever do so.

  • They achieved this feat during the Asian Games 2023 against Mongolia.
  • Dipendra Singh Airee, a Nepalese batsman, also set a new record by scoring a half-century in just 9 balls.

Lokesh Suji has been elected as a member of the International Esports Federation.

▪ Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur, inaugurated the newly built 6-lane 200 Meter Synthetic Athletic Track in Himachal Pradesh.

▪ Union Minister Sports and Youth Affairs has launched Active Citizenship Course- ‘Youth as Changemakers’ which will impart skills in youth like social entrepreneurship and financial literacy, necessary for active and participatory citizenship. The course for the youth, “Youth as Changemakers” is created by knowledge support of Janaagraha.

▪ India won the inaugural Women’s Asian Hockey 5s World Cup Qualifier.

Mohun Bagan won Durand cup 2023.

Divya Deshmukh is the Winner Of the 2023 Tata Steel Chess India Women’s Rapid Tournament.

▪ India defeated Pakistan in penalty shootouts to win the inaugural Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup.

▪ Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury became the first team to win three consecutive US Open titles in the Open Era.

Germany beat Serbia to win the Basketball World Cup for the first time in Manila.

Nattaya Boochatham becomes the first bowler from Associate Nations to claim 100 wickets in women’s T20Is.

Highest team score in T20I cricket

2Czech Republic278/4Turkey2019
4Australia263/3Sri Lanka2016
5Sri Lanka260/6Kenya2007

Kuldeep Yadav reached the 150 ODI wickets mark, becoming the fastest Indian spinner to do so in just 88 One Day Internationals.

Virat Kohli has become the fastest to complete 13000 ODI runs during the Asia Cup Super 4 contest against Pakistan.

Novak Djokovic created history by winning the 24th Grand Slam title in the US Open 2023 Men’s Singles final 2023.

Coco Gauff joined the list of women’s singles champions at the US Open in the Open era with her come-from-behind victory over Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

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Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has launched ‘Mashaal’ for the 37th National Games 2023 at a program held in Durbar Hall Raj Bhavan, Donapaula.

Danielle McGahey of Canada will become the first transgender cricketer to play in an international match for the 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

In Hockey, India beat Pakistan in the penalty shootout in the final to win the inaugural Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023 in Salalah, Oman.

▪ Max Verstappen made history at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix, scoring his 10th consecutive Formula 1 victory and setting a remarkable new record.

Top Sports Event

▪ ISSF World Cup 2023

  • Host Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Indian Silver Medal Winner: Indian shooter Nischal (women’s 50m rifle)
  • Indian Gold Medal Winner: Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan (10m Air Rifle)

▪ World Championships Wrestling

  • Host Country: Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Indian Winner: Wrestler Antim Panghal (Bronze Medal)

▪ Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Highlights

Host CountryChina
Host CityHangzhou
Top CountryChina
India’s Rank4th
Indian Flag BearerAbhinav Bindra
India’s Medal Tally28 Gold, 38 Silver, 41 Bronze (Total: 107)
The Official Sponsor of the Indian TeamAmul
Slogan“Heart to Heart, @Future”
Official name of the Emblem“Tides Surging”
Next Asian Games2026
2026 Asian Games HostAichi-Nagoya, Japan

Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Medal tally

1People’s Republic of China20111171383
3Republic of Korea425989190

MotoGP Bharat 2023

  • Host Country: India
  • Host State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Location: Buddh International Circuit
  • Winner: Marco Bezzecchi (Italy)
  • Title Sponsor: Indian Oil

SAFF U-16 Championship 2023

  • Host Country: Bhutan
  • Host City: Thimpu
  • Location: Changlimithang Stadium (Final Match)
  • Champion: India
  • Runners-up: Bangladesh
  • Best Goalkeeper of SAFF U16 Championship- Suraj Singh
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) – Mohammed Arbash
  • Highest Scorer of SAFF U16 Championship – Mohammed Arbash

Wheelchair Rugby Championship 2023

  • Host Country: India
  • Champion: Maharashtra (5th title)
  • Organized by: Indian Rugby Football Union (Rugby India)

Asia Cup 2023

  • Host Country: Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Champions: India (8th title)
  • Runners-up: Sri Lanka
  • Player of the series: India Kuldeep Yadav
  • Most runs: India Shubman Gill (302)
  • Most wickets: Sri Lanka Matheesha Pathirana (11)
  • Final Match: R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Diamond League Final 2023

  • Host Country: Eugene, USA.
  • Neeraj Chopra (India): Finish Second
  • Winner: Jakub Vadleich (Czech Republic)

Sports Venue List

▪ Venue of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: USA and West Indies

▪ The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has withdrawn the hosting rights of the Olympic Qualifiers from Pakistan, slated to be held in January 2024.

Goa will host the 37th National Games 2023.

▪ India’s first two FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers will be hosted in Bhubaneshwar and Guwahati.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan co-hosted the Asia Cup 2023, which had 6 participants in total.

Ladakh hosted a professional football event, the Climate Football Cup 2023, for the first time.

▪ The World Weightlifting Championships 2023 was organized in Saudi Arabia.

▪ The Street Child Cricket World Cup will be organized in Tamil Nadu, India.

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 is the first 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 in 2023.

▪ Parth Salunkhe has become the first Indian male archer to win 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 failed to qualify for World Cup 2023 for the first time.

Sports CA: Major Sports Records

▪ Malaysia’s Syazrul Ezat Idrus makes history with a seven-wicket haul against China in the 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 win the 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 became the first Indian club to win the Gothia Cup.

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

▪ India earned 27 medals, took third place at the 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 deafening 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 have 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 won the bronze medal in the women’s saber 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 has qualified for the Asia Cup 2023 after winning the ACC Men’s Premier Cup.

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

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

▪ Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has become the fastest player to reach 5,000 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 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 defeated the Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets and with that they became 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 cricket formats (Tests, ODIs & T20Is).

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’. 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.

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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