Sports Current Affairs- March 8, 2021
Sports Current Affairs plays an important role in the preparation of students participating in the various competitive exams.
1-Indian boxers finished their campaign at the Boxam International Tournament with 10 medals in Castellon, Spain.
2-Decorated wrestler Bajrang Punia won 65kg gold at the Matteo Pallicone ranking series in Rome.
3-West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets in the third T20I. It won the three-match series 2-1 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
4-The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced expansion of women’s events post 2023.
5- According to ICC, more teams will participate in the 50-over Women’s World Cup and the Women’s T20 World Cup from 2026.
6-The Netherlands women and Germany men won a maximum six points from their FIH Hockey Pro League fixtures at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen.
7- India’s Bajrang Punia has bagged the No. 1 spot in the 65 kg wrestling world rankings after winning gold at the Matteo Pallicone ranking series in Rome.
8-India’s Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran have reached the 2nd round of the WTT Star Contender table tennis tournament in Doha.
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9- Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic broke Federer’s record for most weeks as world No. 1 in the 48-year history of the ATP rankings.
10-The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that the Tokyo Olympics will be the first gender-balanced Games in Olympic history.
11- Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 this year.
12-Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings inked deal with Fashion e-commerce giant Myntra as jersey sponsor for IPL 2021.
13- India cricket captain Virat Kohli posted a heartful message to his wife Anushka Sharma and their newborn daughter, Vamika on the occassion of International Women’s Day.
14- Karnataka, Gujarat have entered semi-finals in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
15-Ace paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, and Manika Batra reached second round at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Star Contender in Doha.
16- Indian men’s hockey team defeated Britain 3-2 in final hockey match at Antwerp (Belgium).