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Sports & Games Current Affairs PDF: Highlights
|Topic||Sports & Games Current Affairs PDF|
|Topic Covered||All Sports News, Events & Current Affairs|
|Months Covered||All 12 Months Of 2022 & 2021|
|Important For||All Competitive Exams|
Sports Current Affairs 2022 PDF
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- Latest Sports Current Affairs 2022
- Sports Awards 2022
- Indian Sportspersons and Their Related Sports
- No. Of Players In Games & Sports
- Upcoming Sports Events
- Sports & Related Trophies
ICC Player of the Month Award Winners 2022
|January||Keegan Petersen (South Africa)||Heather Knight (England)|
|February||Shreyas Iyer (India)||Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)|
|March||Babar Azam (Pakistan)||Rachael Haynes (Australia)|
|April||Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)||Alyssa Healy (Australia)|
|May||Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)||Tuba Hassa (Pakistan)|
|June||Jonny Barstow (England)||Marizanna Kapp ( South Africa)|
|July||Prabath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)||Emma Lamb (England)|
|August||Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)||Tahlia McGrath (Australia)|
|September||Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)||Harmanpreet Kaur (India)|
|October||Virat Kohli (NAAM HI KAAFI HAI)||Nida Dar (Pakistan)|
36th National Games 2022
- Held at Gujarat
- Mascot: Saavaj
- Theme/Motto: Celebrating Unity Through Sports
- Anthem: It was based on the theme of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’
- Logo: It depicts an Asiatic lion head made up of sporting pictograms and the Statue of Unity.
- Top 3 Ranks: 1. Services 2. Maharashtra 3. Haryana
- The 37th National Games 2023 will be held in Goa.
Commonwealth Games 2022
- Host City: Birmingham (England)
- Motto: Games for Everyone
- Mascot: Perry the Bull (designed by 10-year-old Emma)
- India Position: 4th (22 Gold, 16 Silver, 23 Bronze)
- Top Country: Australia (67 Gold, 57 Silver, 54 Bronze)
- Nations participating: 72
- Opening ceremony: 28 July 2022
- Closing ceremony: 8 August 2022
- Flag Bearer (opening): PV Sindhu & Manpreet
- Flag Bearer (closing): Sharath Kamal & Nikhat Zareen
- Sanket Sargar (MH) was the first Indian to win a medal (silver) in the 55kg Weightlifting event at CWG 2022
- Mirabai Chanu (Manipur) was the first Indian to win gold at CWG 2022
- For the first time ever in CWG Eldhose Paul grabbed the gold medal for India in the triple jump.
- India win their 1st ever CWG Gold medal in Lawn Bowls
- T20 Cricket (Women) included for the first time in CWG 2022.
Indian Gold Medal Winners in Commonwealth Games 2022
|Mirabai Chanu||Women’s 49kg – Weightlifting|
|Jeremy Lalrinnunga||Men’s 67kg – Weightlifting|
|Achinta Sheuli||Men’s 73kg – Weightlifting|
|Sudhir||Men’s heavyweight – Para Powerlifting|
|Bajrang Punia||Men’s 65kg freestyle – Wrestling|
|Sakshi Malik||Women’s 62kg freestyle – Wrestling|
|Deepak Punia||Men’s 86kg freestyle – Wrestling|
|Ravi Kumar Dahiya||Men’s 57kg freestyle – Wrestling|
|Vinesh Phogat||Women’s 53kg freestyle – Wrestling|
|Naveen||Men’s 74kg freestyle – Wrestling|
|Nitu Ghangas||Women’s 48kg minimum weight – Boxing|
|Amit Panghal||Men’s 51kg flyweight – Boxing|
|Nikhat Zareen||Women’s 50kg light flyweight – Boxing|
|PV Sindhu||Women’s singles – Badminton|
|Lakshya Sen||Men’s Singles – Badminton|
|Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty||Men’s Doubles – Badminton|
|Eldhose Paul||Men’s Triple Jump – Athletics|
|Indian Women’s team||Women’s fours – Lawn bowls|
|Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula||Mixed Doubles – Table Tennis|
|Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty||Men’s team – Table Tennis|
|Achanta Sharath Kamal||Men’s Singles – Table Tennis|
|Bhavinaben Patel||Women’s Singles – Table Tennis|
Asia Cup 2022
- Host Nation: UAE (Edition 15th) – From 27 Aug to 11 Sep 2022
- Champion: Sri Lanka (6th title)
- Runner’s up: Pakistan
- Sponsorship: D P World
- The Next edition is in Pakistan (2023)
- Last edition: UAE (2018)
- Player of the series: Wanindu Hasaranga – Srilanka
- Most runs: Mohammad Rizwan (281) – Pakistan
- Most wickets: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (11) – India
- Captain of the Indian team: Rohit Sharma
- Also, Check – T20 World Cup 2022 Award Winners and Prize Money
Grand Prix 2022
- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
- F-1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2022: Max Verstappen (Dutch)
- Miami Grand Prix in 2022: Max Verstappen
- Spanish Grand Prix 2022: Max Verstappen
- Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix 2022: Max Verstappen.
- Canadian Grand Prix 2022: Max Verstappen
- Japanese Grand Prix 2022: Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
- Australian Grand Prix 2022: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari-Monaco)
- Bahrain Grand Prix 2022: Charles Leclerc (Ferrari-Monaco)
- Monaco F1 Grand Prix 2022: Sergio Pérez (Red Bull – Mexico)
- British Grand Prix Title 2022: Carlos Sainz (Ferrari – Spain)
- Singapore Grand Prix Title 2022: Sergio Pérez (Red Bull – Mexico)
- US Grand Prix Title 2022: Max Verstappen
US Open 2022
- Men’s singles – Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)
- Women’s singles – Iga Swiatek (Poland)
- Men’s Doubles – Rajeev Ram (US) & Joe Salisbury (Britain)
- Women’s Doubles – Barbora Krejcikova (Czech) & Katerina Siniakova (CR)
- Mixed Doubles – Storm Sanders & John Peers (Australian)
Wimbledon Open 2022 (135th edition)
- Men’s singles – Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
- Women’s singles – Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan)
- Men’s Doubles – Matthew Ebden & Max Purcell (Australian)
- Women’s Doubles – Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova (Czech)
- Mixed Doubles – Neal Skupski (British) & Desirae Krawczyk (American)
French Open 2022 (126th edition)
- Men’s singles – Rafael Nadal (Spanish)
- Women’s singles – Iga Swiatek (Poland)
- Men’s Doubles – Marcelo Arevalo (El Salvador) & Jean-Julien Rojer (Netherlands)
- Women’s Doubles – Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic (France)
- Mixed Doubles – Ena Shibahara (Japan) & Wesley Koolhof (N. lands)
Australian Open 2022 (110th edition)
- Men’s singles – Rafael Nadal (Spanish)
- Women’s singles – Ashleigh Barty (Australian)
- Men’s Doubles – Nick Kyrgios & Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australian)
- Women’s Doubles – Barbora Krejcikova & Katerina Siniakova (Czech)
- Mixed Doubles – Kristina Mladenovic (French) & Ivan Dodig (Croatian)
Retirements In Sports 2022
- Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.
- Sri Lankan Cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
- South African Cricket all-rounder Chris Morris.
- Sania Mirza Announced Retirement at the End of 2022 Season (Khel Ratna Award in 2015).
- Netherlands Cricketer Ben Cooper from international cricket.
- Indian Fast-Bowler Sreesanth Retires from Indian Domestic Cricket.
- Australian Tennis Player Ashleigh Barty retires from Tennis.
- Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami announced her retirement.
- West Indies Cricketer Kieron Pollard from International Cricket.
- Mithali Raj retires from all forms of International Cricket.
- England Skipper Eoin Morgan from international cricket.
- West Indies Cricketer Denesh Ramdin & Lendl Simmons from international cricket.
- England’s Ben Stokes from ODI cricket.
- Indian Cricketer Karuna Jain from All forms of Cricket.
- Serena Williams from Tennis.
- New Zealand Cricketer Colin de Grandhomme.
Upcoming Sports Events & Venues
- 23rd Commonwealth Games 2026 – Victoria, Australia
- 33rd Summer Olympics 2024 – Paris, France
- 34th Summer Olympics 2028 – Los Angeles, USA
- 35th Summer Olympics 2032 – Brisbane, Australia
- 36th Summer Olympics 2036 – Istanbul, Turkey
- 25th Winter Olympics 2026 – Milan & Cortina, Italy
- 4th Summer Youth Olympics 2026 – Dakar, Senegal
- 22nd FIFA World Cup 2022 (Men’s) – Qatar
- FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup 2023 – Indonesia
- Women’s FIFA World Cup 2023 – Australia+ New Zealand
- 23rd FIFA World Cup 2026 (Men’s) -Canada, Mexico, US
- 20th Asian Games 2026 – Nagoya, Japan
- 21st Asian Games 2030 – Doha, Qatar
- 22nd Asian Games 2034 – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- 36th National Games of India 2022 – Gujarat
- 37th National Games of India 2023 – Goa
- 13th ICC Cricket World Cup 2023(Men’s) – India
- 14th ICC Cricket World Cup 2027(Men’s) – South Africa
- Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 – Trinidad & Tobago
- 19th World Athletics Championships 2023 – Budapest, Hungary
- Hockey World Cup 2023 (Men’s) – Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, Odisha
- World Badminton Championship 2026 – India
- ICC World Test Championship Finals 2023 – The Oval, London
- ICC World Test Championship Finals 2025 – Lord’s London
Sports Current Affairs 2021
- The official song for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 – Girl Gang by Gin Wigmore
- Australia batter Beth Mooney was named the leading woman cricketer in the world.
- Virat Kohli has been named Wisden Almanack’s ODI player of the 2010s
- Sachin Tendulkar as the ODI Cricketer of the 1990s.
- West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard was named the Leading T20 Cricketer in the World.
- First player in the 143-year history of Test cricket to take 200 wickets against left-handed batsmen – Ravichandran Ashwin.
- The youngest woman to score twin half-centuries in debut Test – Shafali Verma
- Youngest cricket player from India to make debuts across all formats – Shafali Verma
- Indian Female Cricketer Shafali Verma is set to make her Women’s Big Bash League debut with Sydney Sixers later this year
- Afghanistan’s Mujeeb-ur-Rahman at 17 years and 78 days is the youngest player to play all formats
- Highest run-getter in women’s cricket across formats, overtaking former England skipper Charlotte Edwards – Mithali Raj
- Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to score the most runs inT20 cricket. Scored 14,000 runs in T20 cricket.
- ICC World Test Champions 2021 – New Zealand
- Hashmatullah Shahidi becomes 1st afghan player to score Test double century
- Mirabai Chanu set a new World Record in the women’s 49kg Clean and Jerk with a massive 119kg lift.
- She also recorded a new personal best of 205kg (86+119) to clinch the bronze at the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent. Her previous best was 203kg.
- Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will be the first trans athlete to compete at Olympics
- Naman Ojha has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
- Faf du Plessis, South Africa – retirement from Test cricket.
- Yusuf Pathan from all formats of Cricket.
- Gary Wilson from Ireland has announced their retirement from professional cricket.
- Harry Gurney from England has announced his retirement from cricket.
- Kevin O’Brien from Ireland has announced his retirement from one-day internationals hails.
- All-rounder Mahmudullah from Bangladesh – retirement from Test Cricket.
- Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic announced retirement from tennis.
- Sami Khedira, Germany, announced his retirement from football.
- Toni Kroos from Germany has retired from international football.
- Also, Check – Who Is Who In India PDF | वर्तमान में कौन क्या है?
Sports Awards & Honours 2021 PDF
ICC Men’s Player of the Month
- ICC Men’s Player of the Month for January 2021 – Rishabh Pant
- ICC Women’s Player of the Month for January 2021 – South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail
- ICC men’s Player for the Month of February – Ravichandran Ashwin
- Women’s Player of the Month – England’s Tammy Beaumont
- ICC Men’s Player of the Month for March 2021 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- ICC Women’s Player of the Month for March 2021 – South African camp, Lizelle Lee,
- ICC Men’s Player of the Month for April 2021 – Babar Azam (Pakistan)
- ICC Women’s Player of the Month for April 2021 – Alyssa Healy of Australia
- ICC Men’s Player of the Month for May 2021 – Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)
- ICC Women Players of the Month for May 2021 – Scotland all-rounder Kathryn Bryce
- ICC Women’s Player of the Month for June 2021 – Sophie Ecclestone (England)
- ICC Men’s Player of the Month for June 2021 – Devon Conway
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Sports & Events 2021 Winners
Thailand Open 2021 & Swiss Open 2021 – Badminton
- Women’s Single – Carolina Marin (Spain)
- Men’s – Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
2021 Uganda Badminton International tournament
- Womens – Malvika Bansod (Nagpur)
- Men’s – Varun Kapur (Pune)
All England Badminton Championships 2021
- Men’s – Lee Zii Jia (Malaysia)
- Women’s – Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)
3rd Sheikh Hamdan bin Al Maktoum Dubai Para-Badminton International 2021 in Dubai
- India topped the tally with 20 medals (4 gold, 6 silver, and 10 bronze medals)
- Pramod Bhagat (Gold)
- Nagar Krishna (Gold)
- Pramod Bhagat & Manoj Sarkar (Gold)
- Nagar Krishna & Raja Magotra (Gold)
Australian Open 2021 – Tennis
- Men’s – Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
- Women’s – Naomi Osaka (Japan)
2021 Qatar Total Open
- It is a professional women’s tennis tournament
- Title – Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
Miami Open 2021 – Tennis
- Men’s singles title – Hubert Hurkacz ( Poland)
- Women’s – Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
Barcelona Open 2021 – Men’s tennis tournament
- Title – Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Madrid Open 2021- Tennis
- Women’s single title – Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)
- Men’s single – Alexander Zverev (Germany)
Italian Open 2021 – Tennis
- Women’s Singles – Iga Swiatek (Poland)
- Men’s Singles – Rafael Nadal
Geneva Open tennis 2021
- It is a men’s tennis tournament
- Title – Casper Ruud
2021 Emilia-Romagna Open – Tennis
- Women’s – Coco Gauff (United States)
- Men’s – Sebastian Korda (United States)
82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championships (Venue – Panchkula, Haryana)
- Women’s Single – Manika Batra
- Men’s Single – Gnanasekaran Sathiyan
Other Sports Winners
- Gelfand Challenge chess title – D. Gukesh (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
- India’s 67th chess Grandmaster – Leon Mendonca (Goa)
- Youngest Grandmaster In Chess History – Abhimanyu Mishra (United States)
○ 12 years, four months, and 25 days to obtain the highest title in chess.
- Serbia Open Chess Championship in Belgrade & Silver Lake Open chess tournament in Serbia – Nihal Sarin
- Indian Super League 2020-21 – Mumbai City FC
- 2020-21 La Liga title – Atletico Madrid
- 2021 Copa América – Argentina
- UEFA EURO 2020- Italy
- 2020-21 UEFA Champions League title – Chelsea
- 2020-21 UEFA Women’s Champions League title – Barcelona
- First men’s cricket team to win 100 T20I matches – Pakistan
- The third batsman in the history of international cricket to hit six 6s in an over – Kieron Pollard
○ With these six 6s, Pollard has joined the likes of Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh in the elusive list.
- First Sri Lankan to hit six sixes in an over in any form of professional cricket – Thisara Perera
- Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world – Ben Stokes
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List of Indian Athletes Qualified For Tokyo Olympics 2020
- Tarundeep Rai – Men’s Recurve
- Atanu Das – Men’s Recurve
- Pravin Jadhav – Men’s Recurve
- Deepika Kumari – Women’s Recurve
- The men’s trio will also compete as a team at Tokyo 2020
- KT Irfan, Men’s 20km race walking
- Sandeep Kumar, Men’s 20km race walking
- Rahul Rohilla, Men’s 20km race walking
- Bhawna Jat, Women’s 20km race walking
- Priyanka Goswami, Women’s 20km race walking
- Avinash Sable, Men’s 3000m steeplechase
- Murali Sreeshankar, Men’s long jump
- MP Jabir, Men’s 400m hurdles
- Neeraj Chopra, Men’s javelin throw
- Shivpal Singh, Men’s javelin throw
- Annu Rani, Women’s javelin throw
- Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Men’s shot put
- Dutee Chand, Women’s 100m and 200m
- Kamalpreet Kaur, Women’s discus throw
- Seema Punia, Women’s discus throw
- PV Sindhu, Women’s singles
- B Sai Praneeth, Men’s singles
- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, Men’s doubles
- Vikas Krishan (Men’s, 69kg)
- Lovlina Borgohain (Women’s, 69kg)
- Ashish Kumar (Men’s, 75kg)
- Pooja Rani (Women’s, 75kg)
- Satish Kumar (Men’s, 91kg)
- Mary Kom (Women’s, 51kg)
- Amit Panghal (Men’s, 52kg)
- Manish Kaushik (Men’s, 63kg)
- Simranjit Kaur (Women’s, 60kg)
- Fouaad Mirza is the first Indian equestrian to qualify for the Games in 20 years.
- Bhavani Devi became the first Indian fencer to qualify for the Olympics.
- Anirban Lahiri
- Udayan Mane
- Aditi Ashok
- Pranati Nayak is only the second Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.
- Sushila Devi Likmabam will be India’s only participant in Judo at Tokyo 2020.
- Indian rowers Arjun Jat and Arvind Singh qualified in the men’s lightweight double sculls event at the Asian qualifiers in Tokyo, Japan in May.
- Nethra Kumanan, Laser Radial
- Vishnu Saravanan, Laser Standard
- KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar, 49er
- Sajan Prakash
- Srihari Nataraj
- Maana Patel
- Sharath Kamal
- Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
- Sutirtha Mukherjee
- Manika Batra
- Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina, Women’s Doubles
- Sumit Nagal
- Mirabai Chanu becomes 1st Indian weightlifter to win silver in Olympics.
- Chanu managed to lift a total of 202 kg in the women’s 49kg category to become the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to win an Olympic medal.
- Seema Bisla, Women’s Freestyle, 50kg
- Vinesh Phogat, Women’s Freestyle 53kg
- Anshu Malik, Women’s Freestyle 57kg
- Sonam Malik, Women’s Freestyle 62kg
- Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Men’s Freestyle 57kg
- Bajrang Punia, Men’s Freestyle 65kg
- Deepak Punia, Men’s Freestyle 86 kg
- Anjum Moudgil, 10m Women’s Air Rifle
- Apurvi Chandela, 10m Women’s Air Rifle
- Divyansh Singh Panwar, 10m Men’s Air Rifle
- Deepak Kumar, 10m Men’s Air Rifle
- Tejaswini Sawant, 50m Women’s Rifle 3 Position
- Sanjeev Rajput, 50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position
- Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar, 50m Men’s Rifle 3 Position
- Manu Bhaker, 10m Women’s Air Pistol
- Yashaswini Singh Deswal, 10m Women’s Air Pistol
- Saurabh Chaudhary, 10m Men’s Air Pistol
- Abhishek Verma, 10m Men’s Air Pistol
- Rahi Sarnobat, 25m Women’s Pistol
- Elavenil Valarivan, 10m air rifle women’s Pistol
- Angad Veer Singh Bajwa, Men’s Skeet
- Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Men’s Skeet