Stay in the Loop: Top 10 Sports News of the Week Uncovered

by TrendingNews Desk
  • Indian badminton stars Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty clinched their fourth championship title of the year by emerging victorious in the Men’s Doubles Final at the Korea Open. They faced tough competition from the top-ranked Indonesian pair, Fajar Alfian and Mohammad Rian Ardianto, who had previously secured two silver medals at the World Championships. However, the Indian duo, currently ranked third in the world, displayed incredible resilience and made a remarkable comeback after initially falling behind 17-21 in the first set. They ultimately won the match 21-13, 21-14 in a thrilling contest that lasted 62 minutes. With this noteworthy victory, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty claimed the BWF World Tour Super 500 championship.
  • Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard, representing the Dutch professional cycling team Jumbo-Visma, has secured back-to-back victories at the 110th Tour de France in Paris, France, at Champs-Élysées. The Tour de France is an annual multi-stage cycling event primarily held in France. After completing the 21-stage race, Vingegaard outperformed Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar, who had been the champion in 2020 and 2021, by an impressive margin of 7 minutes and 29 seconds. This difference in favor of Vingegaard was the largest since 2014. The competition covers a grueling distance of 3,405 kilometers across eight mountainous stages spread over five mountain ranges. Vingegaard took control of the race during two stages in the Alps, asserting his dominance.
  • Indian cricket superstar Virat Kohli equaled Sir Don Bradman’s elite record by scoring a century against the West Indies in the second Test in Port of Spain. This century marked Kohli’s 29th Test century and occurred during his 500th international match, making the occasion truly memorable for the Indian batsman. Kohli’s exceptional performance also led to his 76th century across all formats, making him the fastest player to reach this milestone, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
  • In a significant achievement, Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma emerged as the top Indian player at the Open held at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England. He secured the eighth position, tying with American golfer Cameron Young. Sharma’s outstanding performance, with scores of 68-71-70-70, placed him just five strokes behind the leaders. This historic result marked the first time an Indian golfer had finished in the top ten of a major tournament. Previously, Anirban Lahiri achieved a top-five finish in 2015, and Jeev Milkha Singh tied for ninth place at the PGA Championship in Michigan, USA, in 2008.
  • England’s Stuart Broad, the second-fastest bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket, achieved this remarkable feat by dismissing Australia’s Travis Head on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford. His teammate, James Anderson, is the only other fast bowler to have accomplished this milestone. Broad now holds the fifth position on the all-time list of wicket-takers, while Anderson ranks third. The top five wicket-takers include spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, and Anil Kumble. Broad made his debut in 2007 against Sri Lanka in Colombo and has since played 166 Test matches, contributing significantly to four Ashes-winning campaigns. With 18 wickets in the current Ashes series at the age of 37, Broad has consistently performed well for England. His impressive record includes 600 wickets at an average of 27.57, featuring 20 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls.
  • Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan has been named the brand ambassador for the ICC World Cup 2023. He lent his iconic voiceover to introduce the World Cup 2023 ad, titled “It Takes One Day.” The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by India from October 5 to November 19, 2023, featuring a total of 10 teams. India’s World Cup campaign will begin on October 8 against Australia, and on October 15 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, Rohit Sharma’s team will take on Pakistan. This World Cup will include 10 teams in total.
  • India’s FIFA Men’s World Rankings have shown improvement, with the national team now ranked 99th. The Indian soccer team, known as the Blue Tigers, recently achieved significant victories in the SAFF Championship and the Intercontinental Cup, which have significantly boosted their standings. Their remarkable performance in the tense 2023 Intercontinental Cup final led to a 2-0 victory against Lebanon, securing the title. Following this triumph, they continued their winning streak and claimed their ninth straight SAFF championship, showcasing India’s growing football prowess and the team’s dedication and hard work at the international level.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of India’s women’s cricket team, has been suspended for two games due to her actions during a match against Bangladesh. She struck the stump with her bat and criticized the umpire’s decision, leading to the suspension. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined her and given her three demerit points for breaking the ICC Code of Conduct Level 2 offense and another 25 percent of her match fee for a Level 1 offense of public condemnation of an occurrence in an international match.
  • Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal has made a world-record offer of €300 million (approximately ₹3,000 crores) for French star player Kylian Mbappe, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). PSG has granted permission for Mbappe to negotiate with the club, and if the deal goes through, it will become a record transfer fee. Al-Hilal has also made a high-salary offer to global star Lionel Messi to join their team. The situation surrounding Mbappe and PSG has become contentious, as Mbappe’s current contract with PSG is set to expire in 2024, potentially making him a free agent. PSG had offered him a contract extension, but he rejected it, leading to his name being put on the transfer list.
  • Indian badminton sensation Satwiksairaj Rankireddy has set a Guinness World Record for the fastest smash hit by a men’s player in badminton, with a speed of 565 kilometers per hour. He broke the previous record set by Malaysian player Tan Boon Heong in May 2013. Satwik, who competes in the men’s doubles event alongside Chirag Shetty, recently won the Indonesia Open Super 1000 with his partner. The record-breaking performance took place at the Yonex Factory Gymnasium in Saitama City, Japan, and was officially recognized by the badminton equipment company Yonex.