Sports Weekly: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

by TrendingNews Desk
  • In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the Indian women’s wrestling team won the Under-17 Asian Championship title. With eight gold, one silver, and one bronze medal, India took first place with 235 points. With 143 points, Japan came in second, followed by Mongolia with 138 points.
  • Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian men’s football team, tied the record held by Ferenc Puskas of Hungary and Real Madrid after scoring his 84th international goal against Hong Kong at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 Qualifier.
  • Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the Canadian Grand Prix, his sixth victory of the season, despite pressure from Carlos Sainz of Ferrari. Due to engine issues, Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Pérez was forced to withdraw from the race for the second time this season. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who finished third, earned his second podium finish of the year.
  •  In the javelin throw competition at the Kuorten Games in Finland, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra upset incumbent world champion Andersen Peters of Granada to earn his first top podium placement of the year. The 24-year-old Chopra’s opening throw of 86.69 metres proved to be the winning distance. Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago, the 2012 Olympic champion, came in second with a first-round throw of 86.64 metres. With a best throw of 84.75 metres, which she also made in the first round, Peters finished third.

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  • At the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lit the ceremonial torch for the 44th Chess Olympiad. The International Chess Federation, FIDE, created the Chess Olympiad torch as an Olympic tradition for the first time this year. The relay of the Chess Olympiad torch began in India.
  • Neeraj Chopra, a top javelin thrower from India, set a new record at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland by hurling the javelin 89.30 metres. Chopra’s previous national record stood at 88.07m, which he achieved in Patiala in March of last year. On August 7, 2021, he threw 87.58 metres to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj Chopra is only the second individual gold medalist at the Olympics and the first gold medalist in athletics for India. Chopra will move up to sixth place on the list of global season leaders with his 89.30m effort.
  •  Saanapathy Gurunaidu, an Indian weightlifter, won the gold medal in the men’s 55 kg category competition at the IWF Youth World Championships in Leon, Mexico. Vijay Prajapati and Akanksha Kishore Vyavare, two extra Indian weightlifters, won silver medals on the opening day of the IWF competition.
  • Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the 2022 Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix (his fifth win of the season). Verstappen grew as a result to become Red Bull’s all-time most successful driver. Sergio Perez of Red Bull came in second, and George Russell of Mercedes came in third.
  • With 52 gold medals on the last day, host Haryana won the Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021 championship. The total number of medals won by Haryana, the most of any state, is 137. This includes 39 silver and 46 bronze awards. The late push enabled Haryana to surpass Maharashtra, the KIYG medal leader from 2020, in the standings.
  • FIFA announced that the 2026 World Cup matches would be held in the US 11 Shehras, 3 Shehras in Mexico and 2 Shehras in Canada.  There will be 16 host cities: Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Gwadaljara, Houston, Canus City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Montere, New York / New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.