Sports Panorama: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • Novak Djokovic defeated Kwon Soon-woo 6-3, 3 to earn his 80th victory at Wimbledon, making him the only person in history to achieve that record. The former No. 1 tennis player made Wimbledon history by winning his 80th match following his triumph. The six-time champion made history by becoming the first man to win 80 or more games in each of the four Open Era Grand Slams.
  • By scoring 29 runs in one over in a Test match against Stuart Broad, Jasprit Bumrah broke the previous record of the legendary Brian Lara. Lara held the global record for the longest time (18 years), scoring 28 runs in six balls, including four fours and two sixes, against South African left-arm spinner Robin Pietersen in a Test match in 2003–2004.
  • At the U23 Asian Wrestling Championships in 2022 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Tokyo Olympian Deepak Punia earned the bronze medal by defeating Maksat Satyabaldi (Kyrgyzstan) in the 86 kg freestyle weight division. Despite the victory, it was a poor performance on his part since the Indian team was anticipated to do better than the silver medalist from the World Championship.
  • The Indian Olympic Association and Adani Sportsline, the Adani Group’s sports division, have agreed to a long-term big sponsorship deal (IOA). The group will represent India at the forthcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022, the Hangzhou Asian Games in 2022, and the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. This group had previously been linked to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics’ Indian delegation.
  • At the Qosanov Memorial Athletics Meet, ace sprinter Dhanalakshmi Sekar produced her best-ever effort to take gold in the 200-meter race. Dhanalakshmi completed the distance in a career-best time of 22.89 seconds, making her the third Indian to complete the 200 metres in under 23 seconds. Prior to this, Saraswati Saha (22.82) and Hima Das held the national records (22.88). Dhanalakshmi’s name has recently been added to this list.
  • In 2022, Madhya Pradesh made history when the state won the Ranji Trophy for the first time, defeating Mumbai, the strongest team in the competition, by 6 wickets in the championship match at Bengaluru’s M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. The team, led by Aditya Srivastava, overcame Mumbai, a 41-time winner. Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Chandrakant Pandit served as the team’s coach.
  • Skalzang Rigzin becomes the first mountaineer from India to reach the summit of Annapurna without using oxygen. He was greeted by other climbers at the Leh airport after successfully ascending Annapurna and Lhotse in Nepal. With a gap of 16 days between the ascent of Mount Annapurna on 28 April and Mount Lhotse on 14 May, Skalzang Rigzin holds the record for winning two summits without oxygen aid.
  • India’s women’s wrestling team has won the Under-17 Asian Championship title in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. India topped with 235 points with eight gold, one silver and one bronze medals.  Japan finished second with 143 points and Mongolia third with 138 points.
  • Neeraj Chopra, a renowned javelin thrower, earned the silver medal in the Diamond League. After the 2020 Summer Olympics, he has now won his second big medal. By throwing a javelin 89.94 metres, he has once more broken a national record. Neeraj Chopra’s first try at the prestigious Diamond League Meet in Stockholm on Thursday saw him break his own national record of 89.30m with a throw of 89.94m.

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  • KL Rahul, a prominent player for Team India, underwent successful surgery in Germany. After the procedure, he posted the photo on social media. Prior to the home series against South Africa, Rahul suffered an injury during a practise. He was then required to withdraw from the competition. He has since undergone a successful procedure. Rahul suffered from groin pain. He will be unable to play in the home series against South Africa and the entirety of England’s tour, with the exception of the tour of Ireland, because of this injury.