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SPORTS - October 2021

Oct 2021

May 16, 2022

Italian Cup 2022: Inter Milan Beat Juventus

  • Inter Milan defeated Juventus 4-2 after extra time in the Italian Cup final. Ivan Perisic scored twice in extra time after Hakan Çalhanoglu had converted a controversial late penalty. Nicolò Barella scored the other goal for Inter. The Italian Cup final soccer match between Juventus and Inter Milan was held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy.
    • Hakan Calhanoglu stepped up from the penalty spot with 80 minutes on the clock to force extra time before another spot-kick was converted by Ivan Perisic to put the Nerazzurri within touching distance of the trophy.

Lionel Messi topped Forbes' highest-paid athletes list for 2022

  • Lionel Messi topped the list of Forbes Highest-Paid Athletes 2022 with a reported income of $130 million, followed by Basketball player, Lebron James with $121.2 million while Cristiano Ronaldo was third with $115 million.
  • Messi had moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2021 and Cristiano Ronaldo rejoined Manchester United from Juventus in the same month. Forbes calculates the estimates based on prize money, salaries and bonuses, and sponsorship deals.

May 15, 2022

Indian Shooters Pick up Seven Medals in Junior World Cup

  • India picked up seven medals, including three gold, to surge to the top of the ISSF Junior World Cup standings in Suhl, Germany. Rudrankksh Patil and Abhinav Shaw set the ball rolling with a 1-2 finish in the men's 10m air rifle event, with Patil winning the final 17-13. Rimita won silver in the women's 10m air rifle event.
  • Shiva Narwal beat Sarabjot Singh in the men's 10m air pistol final, while Palak beat Manu Bhaker 17-9 in the women's final of the event.

May 14, 2022

Indian Climber Baljeet Kaur Scales Two 8,000m Peaks in Nepal in Two Weeks

  • A 27-year-old Indian woman set a record for conquering two mountain peaks in Nepal above 8,000 metres within two weeks. Baljeet Kaur from Himachal Pradesh conquered Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) on 12th May morning at 4:20 (local time). Earlier, she had climbed Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) on April 28. This is her second 8,000m plus mountain this season. Now she is preparing to attempt the world's highest peak, Everest and Lhotse (8,516m) soon.
  • Also, Priyanka Mohite from Maharashtra became the first Indian woman to have scaled five peaks, all above 8,000 metres.

Diksha Dagar Claims Gold Medal at Deaflympics

  • Indian golfer Diksha Dagar outplayed American Ashlyn Grace Johnson in the final to bag the gold medal at the Deaflympics, fulfilling her promise of improving upon her silver-winning performance at the 2017 edition. Dagar is now the only golfer with two Deaflympics medals. She had won a silver in 2017 in Turkey.
  • The 21-year-old, who is a professional with victories on the Ladies European Tour, completed a dominant performance with a 5 and 4 win in the final of the match-play section. She beat Johnson with four holes to spare.
  • In 2021, Dagar had qualified at the last moment for the Tokyo Olympics and became the first-ever golfer to have played at the Deaflympics and the Olympic Games.

May 13, 2022

Brendon McCullum Appointed as England Test Coach

  • Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand captain, was confirmed by the ECB as England Men's new Test head coach, on a four-year deal. McCullum, who will step down from his role as Kolkata Knight Riders' head coach at the end of the ongoing IPL, played 101 Tests for New Zealand between 2004 and 2016, scoring 6453 runs at 38.64 with a highest score of 302 against India in 2014, which remains the only triple-century made by a New Zealander.
  • Although he has never before taken charge of a red-ball team in his coaching career, McCullum was New Zealand captain for 31 Tests from 2013 until his retirement, earning plaudits for a positive approach which was also instrumental in the white-ball team's run to the World Cup final in 2015. In 2020, he also coached Trinbago Knight Riders to the Caribbean Premier League title.

Sherpa Woman Climbs Everest for 10th Time, Breaks Own Record

  • Lakpa Sherpa and several other climbers took advantage of favorable weather to reach the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) summit. He said she was in good health and was safely descending from the peak. Sherpa, 48, never got a chance to get a formal education because she had to start earning a living by carrying climbing gear and supplies for trekkers. A Nepali Sherpa broke her own record as the most successful female climber of Mount Everest by reaching the summit of the world's highest peak for 10th time.
  • A native of Nepal, Sherpa lives in the U.S. with her three children in West Hartford, Connecticut. Another Nepalese Sherpa guide, Kami Rita, reached the summit for the 26th time, breaking his own record for the most climbs of Everest.

Jyothi Yarraji Breaks 100m Hurdles National Record at Cyprus International Meet

  • A month after her national record effort was not counted due to wind assistance beyond legal limit, 100m hurdler Jyothi Yarraji smashed the NR while winning an event in Cyprus with a timing of 13.23 seconds. The 22-year-old Andhra athlete won the gold in Cyprus International Meet at Limassol under a head wind speed of 0.1m/s. The old national record of 13.38 seconds was in the name of Anuradha Biswal since 2002.
  • In 2020 also, Jyothi had run below Biswal's national record time as she clocked 13.03 seconds at the All India Inter-University Athletics Championships in Moodbidri, Karnataka. But it was also not counted as NR as National Anti-Doping Agency did not test her at the meet and there was no technical delegate from the Athletics Federation of India.

May 12, 2022

Rupinder to Lead India in Men's Asia Cup Hockey

  • Veteran drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh, who came out of retirement, will lead a second-string Indian men's hockey team at the Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Jakarta from May 23 to June 1. Birendra Lakra, who also returned from retirement, will be his deputy in the 20-member squad. It will be the first assignment for former captain Sardar Singh as India 'A' coach.
  • India are in pool A along with Japan, Pakistan and hosts Indonesia, while Malaysia, Korea, Oman and Bangladesh are grouped in pool B. India will start their Asia Cup Men's Hockey title defence with a blockbuster clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on the opening day of the competition.

Anurag Thakur Launches Mascot, Logo and Jersey of Khelo India Youth Games

  • Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has launched the mascot 'Dhakad' along with the official logo and official jersey of the Fourth Khelo India Youth Games at Panchkula and lauded the effort of Haryana to host the games. The competition is being organised by the Sports Authority of India and the state government of Haryana. In this edition of the Khelo India Youth Games, over 8,500 athletes will be participating.
  • Haryana will set an example by hosting the fourth edition of the Khelo India Youth Games from June 4 to June 13 at Panchkula, Chandigarh, Shahabad, Ambala and Delhi. This was supposed to be held in the year 2021 but got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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