Sports Weekly: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

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  • Max Verstappen won his maiden F1 Drivers’ Championship title at the end of the season at the Abu Dhabi GP 2021 by defeating Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.  Mercedes secured another World Constructor’s Championship title but failed to clinch both the trophies they wanted. Verstappen ended the season with 10 wins out of eight over Hamilton, leading more laps and taking more poles and podiums.
  • A total of 148 athletes, including 20 new players in seven Olympic disciplines and six Paralympic disciplines, have been identified for support under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme in a meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The TOP scheme is an effort to provide support to the top athletes of India. This scheme was launched in 2014. The Mission Olympic Cell approved the lists in cycling, rowing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, weightlifting and wrestling as well as para-sports. Whereas decision on Archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, horse riding, fencing, golf, gymnastics, judo, rowing and tennis will be taken up at the next meeting later this month. 
  • India concluded the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 held in Uzbekistan with 16 medals (4 Gold, 7 Silver and 5 Bronze). Bindyarani Devi was India’s only medalist at the World Weightlifting Championship 2021 which was going on in Tashkent at the same time.
  • England’s legendary fast bowler James Anderson has created history in Test cricket.  He holds the record for being not out for the most number of times in this format of cricket. Before him, no player was not out 100 times in Test cricket. Anderson, playing the 167th Test match, achieved this historic feat during the second Ashes match being played in Adelaide.

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  • Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian man to win a silver medal at the BWF World Championships. In the final, Kidambi was defeated by Loh Kean Yew of Singapore. It was the first time a male Singaporean had won a gold medal at the BWF World Championships. The badminton tournament was held in Huelva, Spain from 12 to 19 December 2021.
  • Former world champion PV Sindhu has been appointed as a member of the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Athletes Commission along with five others. The Chairman and the Vice-Chairman will be elected from among the six members. The chairman of the BWF Athletes Commission will become a member of the council until the next election in 2025, following a revision process required of all council members.
  • India won a total of six medals including two gold and four silver medals at the Asian Rowing Championships in Thailand. Senior rower Arvind Singh won the gold medal in the lightweight men’s single sculls event, while his compatriot won three silver medals. India won silver medals in men’s lightweight double sculls, men’s quadruple sculls and men’s coxless four.
  • The date of the mega auction of IPL 2022 is out now. A BCCI official confirmed that the auction will be held on February 7 and 8. BCCI has decided that the 2-day auction will be held in Bengaluru. Earlier it was being said that the mega auction of IPL will be held in Dubai, but the official has made it clear that if the situation in India does not worsen due to Omicron, then the auction will be held in India itself. This time not 8 but 10 teams will be seen in IPL. The Lucknow team has been bought by the RP-Sanjeev Goenka Group for Rs 7,090 crore. Before this, Goenka Group had the team of Rising Pune Super Giants in two years 2016 and 2017. At the same time, CVC Capital has bought the team from Ahmedabad for Rs 5,166 crore.

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  • Australian opener David Warner and West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews are chosen as the ICC Players of the Month for November. Warner, nominated for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award along with Pakistan’s Abid Ali and New Zealand’s Tim Southee, after his pivotal role in Australia’s victory in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, won with maximum votes.
  • In a nail-biting hockey match, team India defeated Pakistan 4-3 in the Asian Champions Trophy. With the victory in the match, the Indian team not only captured the bronze medal but also finished third in this tournament. The final match of the Asian Champions Trophy will be played on December 22 between South Korea and Japan in Dhaka.