India’s Triumphant Week: Top 5 Sports News of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
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  • The second ODI clash between Team India and Australia in Indore was a historic moment as India soared past 3000 ODI sixes. In a formidable display, they amassed a towering 399/6, launching an impressive 18 sixes during their innings. This feat etched India’s name in cricket history, making it the first team to scale this monumental peak. The West Indies trailed closely with 2953 sixes, and Pakistan stood at third with 2566. Surprisingly, cricket giants like Australia and England lagged behind in this stat. Adding to their glory, India set a new record by posting 399/6 against Australia in ODIs, setting a daunting challenge of 400 runs for the visitors to level the series.
  • India’s journey at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, began on a golden note. Former world champion Rudrankks Patil led the charge alongside Olympian Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Divyansh Singh Panwar. Together, they clinched the gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle team event, marking a historic achievement for the nation. Rudrankksh Patil, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, and Divyansh Singh Panwar formed an unstoppable trio, securing the top spot in the highly competitive men’s 10m air rifle team event at the Asian Games 2023.
  • Italian rider Marco Bezzecchi, representing the Mooney VR46 Racing Team, thrilled spectators by emerging as the victor in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix for the 2023 MotoGP season at the Buddh International Circuit. This triumph marked Bezzecchi’s third of the season, cementing his position as a top contender in the championship. Marco Bezzecchi himself expressed his elation and heaped praise on the Buddh International Circuit for its diverse challenges, including demanding hard-braking sections and high-speed segments. His improved physical condition enabled him to effectively navigate the track’s direction changes, with sector three standing out as his favorite.
  • Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur took a bold stance, canceling his trip to the Asian Games in protest of China’s refusal to admit Indian Wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh. This decision aligned with India’s official protest against China’s discriminatory treatment of these athletes. Despite having valid e-accreditations from the event organizers, Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega, and Mepung Lamgu faced entry denials. Wangsu couldn’t board her flight, while the other two only made it as far as Hong Kong, casting doubts on their participation in the upcoming event.

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  • Indian shooter Elavenil Valarivan scripted a remarkable tale of victory in the women’s 10m air rifle event at the ISSF World Cup 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 24-year-old Olympian showcased exceptional skills and nerves of steel, outperforming her competitors to seize the coveted gold medal. In the final showdown, Elavenil Valarivan displayed precision and composure, firing an impressive score of 252.2 from a series of 24 shots. She narrowly edged out France’s Oceanne Muller, who scored 251.9, while Jiale Zhang of the People’s Republic of China secured the final podium position with a score of 229.0. Eight top shooters entered this fierce competition, making her victory all the more outstanding.