Sports Update: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • Germany won the Hockey World Cup after defeating Belgium in the final. With this, Germany ended Belgium’s five-year dominance. Germany recovered brilliantly from a two-goal deficit. After defeating defending champions Belgium in a penalty shootout, Germany won the Men’s Hockey World title for the third time. The two teams were tied 3-3 after regular time in the final, but the Germans won 5-4 in sudden death in front of a packed Kalinga Stadium. Germany’s regular-time goals came from Niclas Wellen (29th), Gonzalo Peillat (41st), and captain Mats Grembusch (48th).
  • The fifth Khelo India Youth Games kicked off with a bang on Monday evening at the Tatya Tope Stadium. These games were inaugurated by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the presence of Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and State Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia. Six thousand athletes will demonstrate their abilities in 27 sports over the course of 13 days at 23 venues. These games will be held in the following cities: Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Mandla, Balaghat, and Khargone. The cycling event will take place at New Delhi’s IG Stadium Velodrome.
  • India won the Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup by defeating England by seven wickets in the final. Team India made history by winning the inaugural edition of this World Cup. Batting first, England set India a target of 69 runs, which Team India met despite losing three wickets. Grace Scrivens, England’s captain and all-rounder, has been named Player of the Tournament for her outstanding performances with both the bat and the ball. For the first time in history, the Indian women’s team has won an ICC tournament.
  • Cricketer K L Rahul and actor Athiya Shetty married in an intimate ceremony on January 23, 2023, after keeping their relationship secret for a long time. The couple exchanged wedding vows in accordance with south Indian traditions at Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty’s farmhouse in Khandala. Suniel’s farm was beautifully decorated, but it wasn’t the big fat Indian wedding that many people expect. According to reports, the wedding was a private affair attended by close to 150 guests. Diana Penty, as well as cricketers Varun Aaron and Ishant Sharma, were spotted arriving for the gala wedding.
  • In the final of the Australian Open 2023 men’s singles match, Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas. Djokovic won the Australian Open for the tenth time and the 22nd Grand Slam. With his 22nd Grand Slam title, he matched Rafael Nadal. Aryna Sabalenka won the women’s singles tennis title at the 2023 Australian Open by defeating Elena Rybakina in the final 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The 2023 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held from January 16 to 29, 2023 at Melbourne Park. It was the 111th Australian Open, the 55th in the Open Era, and the year’s first major tournament. The prize money for the Australian Open 2023 is $76.5 million in total.
  • Kunlavut Witidsarn of Thailand has won the men’s singles title at the India Open Badminton tournament. Vitidsarn defeated top seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the final in New Delhi, 22-20, 10-21, 21-12. Aan Si Young of South Korea won the women’s singles title. In the final, she defeated Japan’s Akane Yamagushi 15-21, 21-16, 21-12.
  • The IPL teams for women have been announced. A bid of Rs 4669.99 crore was made to purchase five teams. The Ahmedabad franchise is the most expensive. The Ahmedabad franchise has been named by Adani Sports Line Private Limited, which is owned by Adani. He paid Rs 1289 crore for it. This women’s team has become the most expensive in the IPL. At the same time, Reliance Group’s IndiaWin Sports Pvt Ltd purchased the Mumbai franchise for Rs 912.99 crore. Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd paid Rs 901 crore for the Bangalore franchise. JSW GMR Cricket Pvt Ltd paid Rs 810 crore for the Delhi franchise. Simultaneously, Capri Global Holdings Pvt Ltd purchased the Lucknow franchise for Rs 757 crore.

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  • Mohammed Siraj has risen to the top of the world bowling rankings. Siraj bowled brilliantly in the one-day international series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, which helped him climb the ODI rankings. Aside from Siraj, Shami and Shubman Gill have benefited from excellent performance in ODI rankings. Siraj has performed admirably in one-day internationals over the last year. After that, he surpassed Trent Boult to become the ODI captain. Siraj, who began his ODI career in 2019, did not appear in many games for India in this format. In February 2022, he rejoined India’s One-Day International team. He has consistently performed well since then.
  • The International Cricket Council has named the T20I Team of the Year for both men’s and women’s cricket for 2022. The team is made up of players from all over the world who wowed everyone with their ball and bat skills last year. The ICC has selected 11 players for both the men’s and women’s teams, with three players from India making it to both teams. Three players have been selected for the team. Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya are the three players.
  • The third of three one-day international (ODI) matches between India and New Zealand was played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. India won the match by 90 runs and the series by a 3-0 score. India batted first and set a target of 386 runs for New Zealand. The Kiwi team responded by scoring only 295 runs and losing the match. With this, Team India swept the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. With this victory, the Indian team has risen to the top of the ODI world rankings.