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 Sports Current Affairs 2020 (January)

Jasprit Bumrah won BCCI Polly Umrigar Awards 2020.

India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2018-19) at the BCCI Annual Awards held in Mumbai on Sunday.

BCCI Annual Awards 2020: Full List of Winners (Check Here)

Kento Momoto won Malaysia Master’s Men’s Singles Title. 

Kento Momoto won Malaysia Master’s Men’s Singles Title, While Chen Yufei won Malaysia Master’s Women’s Singles Title. This international tournament was held at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Check Here:- Malaysia Masters 2020 Full Winners List

Rohit Sharma named ICC’s ‘2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year’; Virat Kohli bags ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award.

India’s swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma has been named the ICC’s ‘2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year’ for his incredible run of form through the year. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award.

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Saurabh Chaudhary wins gold in men’s 10 m air pistol at 63rd National Shooting C’ship.

Ace shooter Saurabh Chaudhary has won the men’s 10 metres air pistol gold at the 63rd National Shooting Championship in Bhopal today. The 17-year-old from Uttar Pradesh shot a classy 246.4 to finish on top.

Manav Thakkar becomes world no.1 in latest International Table Tennis Federation rankings.

Young Indian paddler Manav Thakkar today became world no.1 in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings in the Under-21 men’s singles category. With this, Thakkar became the fourth Indian to achieve the feat after Harmeet Desai, G Sathiyan and Soumyajit Ghosh.

Govt approves IOA’s proposal to host Commonwealth shooting in India.

The government today approved in principle the Indian Olympic Association’s proposal to host the Commonwealth shooting championships and archery events – which are not part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games roster – in March 2022.

Irfan Pathan announces retirement from all forms of Cricket.

Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan today announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket. Irfan, who has been out of favour from the Indian team for few years now, made his Team India debut at the age of 19 in 2003.He became the second Indian after Harbhajan Singh to take a Test hat-trick, removing Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yusuf during the Karachi game.

P Magesh Chandran lifts 95th Hastings International Chess title.

India’s P Magesh Chandran lifted the title in the 95th edition of the prestigious Hastings International Chess Congress at Hastings in England.

Bhubaneswar to host 1st edition of Khelo India University Games from Feb 22 to March 1.

The first edition of Khelo India University Games is scheduled to be held at the KIIT University in Bhubaneswar from February 22nd to March 1st.

ITTF executive committee meeting held in New Delhi.

New Delhi hosted the two-day Executive Committee meeting of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) beginning January 10th. This was the second time the country hosted such a meeting. The previous EC meeting of the ITTF was held in New Delhi way back in 1987 when Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) played host to the World Championships in Delhi.

Real Madrid defeated Valencia to book Spanish Super Cup final berth.

Real Madrid defeated Valencia 3-1 to book a Spanish Super Cup final berth at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Toni Kroos helped Real Madrid took the lead on 1-0 with a corner kick in the 15th minute yesterday.

Leh-Ladakh: Both Boys, Girls teams win 5th IHAI National Ice Hockey Championship 2020.

In Leh-Ladakh, the home teams won the 5th Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) National Ice Hockey Championship -2020 in both Boys and Girls categories today. Ladakh Scouts Regiment Centre (LSRC) won the bronze medal, in Under-20 Boys category. Maharashtra girls stood 3rd in the championship.

ICC U-19 World Cup Cricket begins in South Africa.

The ICC Under-19 World Cup Cricket begins in South Africa. Indian team, under the captaincy of Priyam Garg, will look to defend the title when it begins its campaign against Sri Lanka at the Oval, Bloemfontein.

Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni passes away at 86.

Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni passed away. He was best known for bowling a record 21 successive maiden overs in a Test match.

Kuldeep Yadav becomes fastest Indian spinner to take 100 wickets in ODIs.

In Cricket, Kuldeep Yadav became the fastest Indian spinner to claim 100 wickets in ODI during the second match against Australia in Rajkot last evening.The left-arm wrist-spinner reached the milestone in his 58th match when he got rid of Alex Carey for 18 in the 38th over of the Australian run chase. Among spinners, the earlier fastest to 100 wickets was Harbhajan Singh in 76 matches.

Kiren Rijiju and Pramod Sawant flag off ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ in Panaji.

The Fit India Mission under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Goa, organized the inaugural event of ‘Fit India Cyclothon’ event in Panaji. The Cyclothon was flagged off by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant from the Campal Parade Ground in the city.

Sania Mirza wins women’s doubles title of WTA International trophy at Hobart.

In Tennis, Sania Mirza and her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok have won the women’s doubles title of the WTA International trophy at Hobart in Australia. In the final today, they beat Shaui Peng and Shuai Zhang of China 6-4,6-4. It is Sania’s 42nd WTA doubles title and first since Brisbane International trophy in 2007 with American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Click here to Check Hobart International Winners List

Arjun Munda becomes President of suspended AAI.

Union Minister Arjun Munda was today elected as President of the suspended Archery Association of India (AAI).

Rajshahi Royals wins Bangladesh Premier League Trophy.

The Rajshahi Royals defeated Khulna Tigers in the finals of the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) Twenty20 trophy in Dhaka.

Vinesh Phogat wins gold medal in Rome Ranking Series.

A dominant Vinesh Phogat won her first gold medal of the 2020 season at the Rome Ranking Series event after teen sensation Anshu Malik settled for a silver in 57kg competition, in Rome last night.

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar claim gold medals in Rome Ranking Series.

Ace India grappler Bajrang Punia defeated Jordan Oliver 4-3 in the final in the 65kg freestyle category at the Ranking Series to win his first gold medal in 2020. Bajrang’s achievement follows the gold that Vinesh Phogat won on Friday in the women’s 53kg category. Ravi Kumar Dahiya, who competed in the 61 kg category instead of his regular 57kg, also bagged gold after defeating Kazakhstan’s Nurbolat Abdualiyev 12-2 in his final bout.

Madhya Pradesh: Two-day SQAY competition kicks off today.

The two-day SQAY competition is being organized from today at Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The under-21 category tournament is organized under ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ campaign. SQAY is a martial art form of Central Asia, in which the players show the skills of fencing. The martial art form originated in Kashmir.

Ratchanok Intanon lifts Indonesia Masters 2020 title.

Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon lifted the Indonesia Badminton Masters 2020 women’s singles title after defeating Carolina Marin in the summit clash.

Here is the Indonesia Masters 2020 Complete Winners List

Indian shooters Divyansh Singh Pawar, Apurvi Chandela Clinch Gold in Meyton Cup.

Indian shooters Divyansh Singh Pawar and Apurvi Chandela have clinched a gold medal each in Meyton Cup in Innsbruck, Austria. The Meyton Cup is a private tournament where shooters go on their own to participate to gain experience before international events.

India beat Pakistan to lift Diplomat Cup Cricket Championship.

The team of the Indian Consulate has won the Diplomat Cup Cricket Championship of 2020 held in Sharjah. The team of the Indian Consulate defeated the Pakistan Consulate to win the trophy.

World Archery lifts suspension on India enabling Indian archers to represent country.

The World Archery today conditionally lifted the suspension on India, less than a week after the embattled national federation held its elections.

Australia to host 11th Indoor Cricket World Cup in October.

Australia is set to host a third cricket World Cup this year with the World Indoor Cricket Federation announcing Melbourne as the host city for the eleventh Indoor Cricket World Cup from October 10-17. The tournament will be held at two state-of-the-art, elite indoor cricket venues in Melbourne: Casey Stadium and CitiPower Centre.

Maharashtra finishes top on the medal tally of 3rd Khelo India youth games.

Maharashtra finished top on the medal tally of 3rd Khelo India youth games in Guwahati. Last year champion state retained it’s position with 78 gold, 77 silver and 100 bronze.

Haryana got the second spot with 68 gold, 60 silver and 72 bronze. Delhi was on third position with 39 gold, 36 silver and 47 bronze. Karnataka was on 4th, Uttar Pradesh 5th and Tamil Nadu on 6th place. Host Assam occupied 7th place with 20 gold.

Here is the full details of Khelo India Youth Games.

Saurav Ghosal loses final against top-seed Fares Dessouky in Pittsburgh Open.

In Squash, Saurav Ghosal finished runners-up at the Pittsburgh Open after suffering a 0-3 loss to Egypt’s Fares Dessouky.

Check Complete Details of Pittsburgh Open 2020 Squash Tournament

NBA legend Kobe Bryant passes away.

National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. Bryant was a 5-time NBA champion and 2-time Olympic gold medallist is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history.

2020 Thailand Masters (Badminton) Concluded.

The 2020 Thailand Masters was a badminton tournament which took place at Indoor Stadium Huamark in Thailand from 21 to 26 January 2020 and had a total purse of $170,000.

Thailand Masters 2020 Complete Winners List: Check Here

Mizoram wins Dr. T Ao Trophy 2020.

Two times champion Mizoram defeated Sikkim by a solitary goal to emerged as champion of Northeast Dr. T Ao Trophy 2020 at Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohima.

BCCI announces appointment of CAC members.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday, January 31, 2020, announced the appointment of its Cricket Advisory Committee. The three-member committee comprises Mr Madan Lal, Mr Rudra Pratap Singh and Ms Sulakshana Naik.The term of appointment will be for one year.

David Paravyan wins the Gibraltar Masters by defeating Wang Hao.

The Gibraltar International Chess Festival is a chess tournament held annually at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. Its eleven days of competition usually run from late January to early February.David Paravyan wins the 18th Gibraltar Masters 2020 by defeating Wang Hao.

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