Chris Gayle T20I Runs

Chris Gayle T20I Runs : Krish becomes first player to score 14000 runs

Chris Gayle T20I Runs
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Gayle made history, during the third T20I match between West Indies and Australia, West Indies Player Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score 14,000 runs.
Gayle reached the milestone of 14,000 runs in a 20 over the game with a six-off.
It was the 41-year-old’s highest score in 20 T20 internationals since 2016.

Highlights :

  • The player had smashed 67 runs off 38 balls while chasing the target of 142 runs set by the Australian team.
  • He then went on to hit his half-century with West Indies chasing 142 to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
  • Gayle said his main focus was on the T20 World Cup starting in October in the United Arab Emirates, when he’ll be 42.

About Gayle :

  • Christopher Henry Gayle, OD (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies.
  • Gayle captained the West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010.
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Chris Gayle T20I Runs
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Tokyo Olympics 2021, flag bearers

Tokyo Olympics 2021: Mary Kom & Manpreet Singh to be India’s flag bearers

Tokyo Olympics 2021
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Flag bearers
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Boxer MC Mary Kom and the Captain of the men’s India hockey team Manpreet Singh will be flag bearers at the opening ceremony at Tokyo Olympics.
A Silver medallist at 2018, Wrestler Bajrang Punia has taken as the flagbearer of the closing ceremony.
For the first time, India is having two flag bearers, one male and one female at the upcoming Tokyo Games to ensure ” Gender Parity “.
Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Indian Contingent , key points :

  • The official size of the Indian contingent will be around 126 athletes and 75 officials, totalling 201.
  • The Indian contingent comprises 56 percent male and 44 percent female athletes.
  • The Contingent will have 78 quota places and the athletes will compete in about 85 medal positions.
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Tokyo Olympics 2021
Tokyo Olympics 2021
Tokyo Olympics 2021

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First Indian Female Swimmer to qualify for Olympics

First Indian Female Swimmer to qualify for Olympics : Manna Patel for 2020 olympics

First Indian Female Swimmer to qualify for Olympics
First Indian Female Swimmer to qualify for Olympics
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21 year old, Maana Patel has become the first Indian female swimmer who has qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020.
She qualified for the event through the universality quota.

Key points :

  • Maana Patel will also be the third Indian swimmer to take part in upcoming games after Sajan Prakash and Srihari Natraj.
  • The development was confirmed by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.
  • This development comes after the International Swimming Federation (FINA) accepted the nomination of the Swimming Federation of India (SFI).
  • Maana Patel, India’s swimming squad for this month’s Summer Olympics which will take place in Japan’s capital city from July 23 to August 8.

Manna Patel :

  • She sustained an ankle injury in 2019 and only made a comeback earlier this year.
  • Patel is a decorated athlete having won gold medals in 50 backstroke and 200 metre backstroke also at the National Games.
  • She also clinched gold in 100 metre backstroke at the 60th National School Games (2015) breaking the national record in backstroke.
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Youngest Grandmaster in Chess

Youngest Grandmaster in Chess : Abhimanyu Mishra broke all the records and creates history

Youngest Grandmaster in Chess
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Abhimanyu Mishra : A 12 year old child of Indian American became the youngest Grandmaster in Chess.
Abhimanyu is 12 years 4 months and 25 days old.
He has broken all the records , of 12 years and 7 months set by GM Sergey Karjakin in 2002.

Abhimaanyu’s performance :

  • His tournament performance rating (TPR) was 2735, the level of the world top 20 grandmasters.
  • It was almost certainly the youngest 2700+ TPR in chess history, and the first ever by a preteen.
  • His final-round win there, with first prize and GM norm already secure, is one of his best so far.

Key facts :

  • Mishra, born on February 5, 2009, took 12 years, four months, and 25 days to obtain the highest title in chess.
  • While it took Karjakin 12 years and 7 months to secure the grandmaster title in 2002, Mishra took just took 12 years, four months, and 25 days to obtain the gold standard in chess.
  • According to a report in Chess.com, Mishra spent several months in Budapest, Hungary, playing back-to-back tournaments, chasing the title and the record.
  • Mishra learned to play chess at two-and-a-half and became the youngest ever US expert at seven.
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T20 World Cup 2021

T20 World Cup 2021 : T20 World cup moves to UAE by BCCI

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The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in UAE and Oman because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation in India.
The tournament will take place from October 17 till November 14, 2021, and BCCI will retain the hosting rights.
  • India was handed the hosting rights in 2021 and Australia was chosen as host for the 2022 edition.
  • Interim ICC chief executive Geoff Allardice said: “Our priority is to deliver the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 safely, in full and in its current window.
  • BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla said the qualifiers may take place in Oman while the rest of the matches will be at three UAE venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

IPL updates

  • The IPL was also held in the UAE last year.
  • The BCCI had already moved the suspended Indian Premier League to the UAE in September-October after the T20 tournament was halted on May 4 due to a number of players and team officials being infected with COVID-19.
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Archery World Cup

Archery World Cup : Deepika Kumari bags three gold medals

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Archery World Cup
Deepika Kumari has won three gold medals in Archery World Cup 2021.
She defeated Paris Russia’s Elena Osipova 6-0 in the final of the women’s individual recurve event on 27 June 2021.
She completed a hat trick of gold medals in one day at the World Cup Stage ||| in Paris.
  • She was also a part of the mixed recurve event and women’s recurve team winning gold yesterday.
  • Deepika blanked 17th ranked Russian Elena Osipova 6-0 to cap a perfect three out of three in the recurve women’s section, her fourth individual World Cup gold medal.
  • India topped the medals tally with four gold medals as Abhishek Verma had clinched the solitary top medal in the compound section on Saturday.

Deepika’s Achievements :

  • She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s individual recurve event.
  • She also won a gold medal in the same competition in the women’s team recurve event along with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi.
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Olympic theme song 2021

Olympic theme song 2021 : India launches its official Olympic theme song

Olympic theme song 2021
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India’s “Olympic Theme Song” was launched on 23 June 2021 ahead of the summer Games in July – August.
On this occasion Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiran Rijiju were also present.
Mohit Chauhan has composed and sung this song titled ” Lakshya Tera Samne Hai “.
The tune of the theme song has been launched with the aim to inspire and motivate Indian athletes. The Olympics is set to begin on July 23, 2021.
The games will be open on 23 July 2021 and over 100 Indian athletes have qualified for the event so far.
The event was organised by Indian Olympic Association.

Important takeaways of Indian Olympic Association :

  • Founded : 1927
  • President : Narayana Ramachandran
  • Founded : Harry Buck, Arthur Noehren
  • The Olympic Games are considered the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.
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Ons Jabeur : 1st Arab Woman to win WTA

Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab Woman to win WTA Title with Birmingham Triumph

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Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur made history on 20 June 2021, when she became the first Arab women to win a WTA title.
She beat Russian Daria Kasatkina in the final of the grasscourt event in Birmingham.
Jabeur, a trailblazer for North African women’s tennis, won 7-5 6-4 to finally claim a title after losing two previous finals.
Jabeur’s victory means she has now won 28 matches on Tour this year – more than any other player apart from world number one Ash Barty who also has 28.
Jabeur, known for her creative shot-making and a trademark dropshot, had lost to Kasatkina in the final in Moscow in 2018 but got the better of the Russian his time.

Ons Jabeur :

  • Jabeur is a Tunisian professional tennis player.
  • She has a career-high ranking of No. 24 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
  • At the 2020 Australian Open, Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament.
  • She is also the highest-ranked Arab player in WTA history and current No. 1 African player.
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Youngest Cricketer to score twin half centuries

Youngest Cricketer to score twin half centuries : India’s Shefali Verma becomes youngest woman to score

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Youngest Cricketer to score twin half centuries
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In the Women’s Cricket Test at Bristol, India’s 17 year old Shefali Verma became the youngest woman and the fourth overall, to win half centuries in her debut test.
Earlier in the day, Indian women resumed at 187 for the loss of five wickets but were bowled out for 231, giving the hosts a healthy lead of 165 runs.
Having been forced to follow on, India are still trailing by 82 runs.
The record was previously held by Australia’s Jessica Louise Jonassen, who was 22, when she scored the fifties in both innings of her debut Test against England.

Shelfali Verma :

  • Shafali Verma (born 28 January 2004) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the India women’s national cricket team.
  • In 2019, at the age of 15, she became the youngest cricketer to play in a Women’s Twenty20 International match for India
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MP Para Shooter wins gold at Peru event

MP Para Shooter wins gold at Peru event at Tokyo Olympics : Creates World record

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MP Para Shooter wins gold at event at event
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Madhya Pradesh shooter Rubina Fancis won gold in the 10 – metre air pistol para women event at the World Shooting Para Sports Club in Peru on 16 June 2021.
  • Rubina, 21, scored 238.1 points and beat the world record of Aysegul Pehlivanlar of Turkey in 10 m air pistol shooting.
  • She had also secured the Paralympic quota for India at the Tokyo games this year.
  • Rubina started the learning basics of shooting in 2006 in a camp organised by an academy in Jabalpur where she practised for 10 years before moving to Bhopal.
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  • Earlier, Rubina scored 555 out of 600 in the qualification round and made it to the finals by finishing fifth.
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