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Dilip Tirkey unanimously elected as the President of Hockey India.

  • Former India hockey captain and member of the 1998 Asian Games gold medal winning team Dilip Tirkey was unanimously elected as the President of Hockey India.
  • For the first time in history, a former sportsperson and Olympian has headed a national body.
  • Tirkey at the age of 44, has played a record 412 international matches as a defender in a career spanning over 15 years.
  • Before Tirkey’s election as president, Hockey India was under the jurisdiction of the CoA on the orders of the Delhi High Court due to alleged violations of the National Sports Act.

SAFF Women’s Championship 2022: Bangladesh beat Nepal to win 1st title

  • Bangladesh achieved a historic victory in the SAFF Women’s Championship at the Dashrath Rangshala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Bangladesh beat Nepal 3-1, won SAFF Women’s Championship for the 1st time.
  • Bangladesh captain Sabina Khatoon, who was the tournament’s top scorer with eight goals in five matches, dedicated the trophy to the people of Bangladesh.
  • The 2022 SAFF Women’s Championship was the 6th edition of the SAFF Women’s Championship, an international women’s football championship contested by the national teams of the South Asian Football Federation.
  • The tournament was played in Kathmandu, Nepal from 6th to19th September 2022.

Women’s Asia Cup 2022 tournament schedule announced.

  • Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah announced the schedule of the 8th edition of the Women’s Asia Cup 2022.
  • The tournament is scheduled to begin on 1st October and will see seven teams play for the coveted cup with the final to be played on 15th October.
  • The tournament will feature India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE, Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh is set to host the tournament and the matches will be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Indian wrestler & Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal at World Wrestling Championships.

  • In wrestling, Indian wrestler & Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia clinched a bronze medal in the men’s 65 kg category at the World Wrestling Championships on 18th September.
  • He defeated Puerto Rico’s Sebastian C. Rivera by 11-9. Starting her journey with a bronze in 2013, this is Punia’s 4th medal in the championship.
  • He won a silver at the 2018 Championships followed by another bronze medal in 2019.
  • This is India’s 2nd medal in the current edition of the World Wrestling Championships.

Pranav Anand become India’s 76th Chess Grandmaster.

  • 15-year-old Pranav Anand from Bengaluru, Karnataka became India’s 76th Chess Grandmaster (GM) after his victory against Armenia’s International Master (IM) Emin Ohanian.
  • He got the title after crossing 2,500 Elo points at the ongoing World Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania.
  • A month before Pranav Anand became India’s 76th GM, Venkatesh became India’s 75th Grandmaster.
  • Grandmaster is the highest title given to chess players other than world champion by the International Chess Federation FIDE. India’s 1st Chess Grandmaster was won by Viswanathan Anand in 1988 at the age of 14.

Vinesh Phogat won the bronze medal at World Wrestling Championship 2022

  • Vinesh Phogat won the bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championship 2022 in the 53kg category in Belgrade, Serbia on 14th September.
  • She has become the first Indian female wrestler to win two medals at the World Championships.
  • She also became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth. In the Commonwealth Games 2022, she won the gold medal in the women’s 53 kg freestyle wrestling category.
  • In the bronze medal match, Vinesh defeated European champion Emma Malmgren of Sweden 8-0.

India won the SAFF Under-17 Championship title by defeating Nepal 4–0.

  • In football, India won the SAFF Under-17 Championship title by defeating Nepal 4–0 in the final in Colombo on 14th September.
  • Bobby Singh, Korou Singh, captain Vanlalpeka Guite & Aman scored a goal each, to shape a resounding victory in India’s favour.
  • Nepal beat India 3-1 in the group league. In the final, India performed clinically to clinch the title for the 4th time.
  • India captain Vanlalpeka Guite was voted the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, while goalkeeper Sahil won the best goalkeeper award.

Asia Cup 2022 : Winners & Result

  • Asia Cup 2022 is the 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament was start from 27th August 2022 to 11th September 2022.
  • In UAE, the 2 venues where the Asia Cup 2022 took place – Dubai International Cricket Stadium & Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
  • In year 2022 tournament, the six countries or teams were divided into two groups.

Asia Cup 2022 Winning Updates :

  • The first match of the Asia Cup 2022 took place on 27 August 2022 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium between Sri Lanka & Afghanistan. Afghanistan won by 8 wickets in the 1st match of the Asia Cup 2022.
  • The second match of the Asia Cup 2022 between India & Pakistan was very strong. India won by 5 wickets against Pakistan.
  • The third match of the Asia Cup 2022 between Bangladesh & Afghanistan was very strong. Afghanistan won by 7 wickets against Bangladesh.
  • The fourth match was between India & Hong Kong. India qualified for Super 4 in Asia Cup.
  • The fifth match was held between Sri Lanka & Bangladesh at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets.
  • The sixth match was held between Sri Lanka & Bangladesh from Group A of the Asia Cup 2022. Pakistan won by 155 runs and with that qualified for Super 4.
  • Sri Lanka won the 1st match of Super Four Asia Cup 2022 against Afghanistan. Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets.
  • Asia Cup 2022, Super Four Match 2nd, India vs Pakistan. Pakistan won by 6 wickets.
  • The third match of the Asia Cup 2022 Super Four stage was won between Sri Lanka and India. Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.
  • Pakistan vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 Super Four Stage 4th Match, Pakistan won by 1 wicket against Afghanistan.
  • Super Four 5th Match of Asia Cup 2022 between India & Afghanistan. India won by 101 runs against Afghanistan.
  • Asia Cup 2022 Super Four Match 6, Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets against Pakistan.
  • Asia Cup 2022 Finals match, Sri Lanka won by 23 runs against Pakistan.

Neeraj Chopra win Zurich Diamond League Final 2022 in Switzerland

  • Tokyo Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has achieved yet another historic feat as he became the first Indian to win the prestigious Zurich Diamond League Final 2022 in Switzerland on 8 September 2022.
  • Neeraj Chopra’s second throw, measuring 88.44 metre, won him the Diamond League trophy.
  • Olympic silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic finished second with a best throw of 86.94 meter.

Qns : Who wins Zurich Diamond League Final 2022 in Switzerland?

Ans : Tokyo Olympics javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra achieved another first for India by winning the Zurich Diamond League Final 2022 in Switzerland on 8th September 2022.

Anishka Biyani, a 6 years old girl won a gold medal at Malaysian Age Group Rapid Chess Championship

  • 6-year-old Anishka Biyani won a gold medal at the Malaysian Age Group Rapid Chess Championship in Kuala Lumpur on 4th September 2022.
  • Anishka, 1st Class student of Dhirubhai Ambani School, achieved the feat in the under-6 open category with an impressive score of four out of a possible six to win the title in the girls’ section.
  • In early year 2022, Anishka also qualified as one of the best Under-7 players in the All India FIDE Rating Chess Tournament held at Yousufguda, Hyderabad.
  • Anishka is currently preparing for the Singapore Open National Age Group Championship which is scheduled to be held at the end of 2022.