Sports Weekly: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

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  • Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, became the first captain in T20 cricket history to win 13 games in a row. In the first Twenty20 International of Southampton’s three-match series against England, Rohit accomplished this accomplishment. After taking over as captain from Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma guided the Men in Blue to victory over New Zealand, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, and now England.
  • 215 athletes, 107 officials, and support personnel make up the Indian delegation of 322, which the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has declared to represent the nation at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  To be held in the British city from July 28 to August 8, 2022, Team India will compete in 15 sports disciplines as well as four disciplines in the para-sports category.
  • In the Singapore Open final, PV Sindhu defeated China’s Wang Zhi Yi, the defending Asian champion, 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 to win the tournament’s first Super 500 championship. Her first 500-or-better final of 2022 is this one. While the ranking is still constant, this is a significant milestone for the seventh-ranked in the world.
  • Mairaj Ahmed Khan, a seasoned Indian shooter, made history by giving his nation its first gold medal in the men’s skeet competition at the ISSF World Cup. The 46-year-old from Uttar Pradesh scored 37 in the final 40 shots, beating out Ben Llewellyn of Britain and Minsu Kim of Korea (36), who finished second (26).
  • Cheteshwara Pujara contributed to the cricket history. On Wednesday against Middlesex, he scored for Sussex his third double century of the year. After 108 years, he is now the first player to score three double centuries for Sussex in a single season. He is also the first Indian to make a double century in a cricket match at Lord’s, the game’s most prestigious venue.
  • Ben Stokes, an all-rounder for England, has made the unexpected decision to end his ODI career. The 31-year-old will take the field in Durham for his final One-Day International match against South Africa. Because of his player-of-the-match performance in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s versus New Zealand, Stokes’ ODI career will be remembered for the rest of time. Stokes has scored 2919 runs, including three centuries, and taken 74 wickets in ODIs since making his debut against Ireland in 2011.
  • The United States city of Los Angeles will play host to the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics’ opening ceremony will begin on July 14 and extend through July 30. Los Angeles did, however, previously host the Olympics in 1932 and 1984. Over 800 events in over 3,000 hours of live play across 40 sports will take place during the LA28 Games. According to LA28, 15,000 athletes are expected to participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles.

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  • At the most recent Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Indian weightlifter Harshada Garuda won the gold medal in the women’s 45kg category. On July 18, 2022, Indian Harshada Garuda won the gold medal by squatting 157 kg (69 kg and 88 kg). She lifted four more kilos (70kg and 83kg) than the 153kg she did to win the Junior World Championships in May.
  • Two additional series will be played by Team India before the T20 World Cup, which will take place in October and November of this year. Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), announced that South Africa will visit India in September-October after Australia. Australia will be the opponent in a three-game T20 series. In addition to the three T20 games scheduled at the same time, three ODIs will also be played against South Africa.
  • Sprinter S Dhanalakshmi and triple jump champion Aishwarya Babu, both members of the Indian team competing at the Commonwealth Games, were found guilty of ingesting a prohibited drug, casting doubt on Indian athletics before the competition. Both will be unable to take part in the Games, which will take place in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8, 2022.