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Sports & Games Current Affairs PDF

Article NameSports & Games Current Affairs PDF Download
CategoryCurrent Affairs
Topic CoveredAll Sports News, Events & Current Affairs
Months CoveredAll 12 Months Of 2021
Important ForAll Competitive Exams
File Size1.5 mb
No. Of Pages10

Sports Current Affairs 2021 PDF

Questions based on Sports & Games Current Affairs plays very Important role in all major competitive exams like SSC, Banking, Railway, UPSC and state government exams. This is one of the easily scoring part In which aspirants can score good marks.

Candidates must prepare all sports related current affairs and gk of last 6 months prior to the exam date. Here we have attached some Important points which are generally asked in exams from the sports  and games section:

  • Latest Sports Current Affairs 2021
  • Sports Awards 2021
  • Indian Sportsperson and Their Related Sports
  • No. Of Players In Games & Sports
  • Upcoming Sports Events
  • Sports & Related Trophies

Latest Sports News 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 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 retirement from professional cricket.
  • Harry Gurney from England has announced 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.

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

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

Upcoming Sports Events

  • World Badminton Championship in 2026 – India
  • 2032 Olympics – Brisbane, Australia
  • First edition of the FIH Hockey 5s World Cups for men and women in 2024 – Oman
  • World Table Tennis Championships from November 23 to 29 – United States
  • 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held – Australia and New Zealand
  • Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 – New Zealand
  • 2022 FIFA under-17 Women’s World Cup – India
  • T20 World Cup – UAE
  • 2022 Khelo India Youth Games – Haryana
  • 2022 AFC women’s Asian Cup – Mumbai, Pune

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

Table Tennis

  • 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

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Sports And Games Current Affairs FAQs

Q. What are the recent current affairs?
Ans. – You can get latest current affairs from

Q. What is the national sport of India?
Ans. – Till now there is no declared National Game of India. Other Popular Games of India – Cricket, Kabaddi, Badminton, Chess.

Q. How many sports are there?
Ans. – By any reckoning there is more than 8000 sports in the world.

Q. What are the 3 types of sports?
Ans. – We can categorize them by the numbers of players, the three main categories are individual sport, dual sport and team sport.

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