Sports Current Affairs-May 23, 2023

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Sports Current Affairs-May 23, 2023

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Sports Current Affairs-May 23, 2023

  1. Which veteran right back extended his contract with Athletic Club Bilbao until June 2023? Answer: Oscar de Marcos.
  2. Who confirmed the contract extension of Oscar de Marcos? Answer: Athletic Club Bilbao.
  3. What made Oscar de Marcos consider retirement a few weeks ago? Answer: His age and career length.
  4. Who is central to Kenya’s plans for the Paris 2024 Summer Games? Answer: Alexandra Ndolo.
  5. Which country did Alexandra Ndolo switch allegiance to? Answer: Kenya.
  6. In which sport did Alexandra Ndolo win a silver medal at the 2022 World Championships? Answer: Fencing.
  7. What did Alexandra Ndolo accuse the Kenya Fencing Federation of lacking? Answer: Financial support.
  8. Who exchanges boxing techniques seamlessly with Chinese students despite limited proficiency in Chinese? Answer: Armando.
  9. Which country is Armando from? Answer: Cuba.
  10. In which sport did Armando serve as a member of the national team? Answer: Boxing.
  11. What did Armando develop a fondness for from a young age? Answer: Chinese Kung Fu films.
  12. Which teams are playing in the Eliminator at MA Chidambaram Stadium in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023? Answer: Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians.
  13. Which team won the previous encounter between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023? Answer: Lucknow Super Giants.
  14. Which match on Tuesday achieved the highest ever concurrent viewership on JioCinema? Answer: Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans.
  15. What is the world record for the most number of concurrent viewers on JioCinema? Answer: 2.5 crore.
  16. How did Chennai Super Kings qualify for the IPL 2023 finals? Answer: By winning the playoff match.
  17. What was the previous viewership record on JioCinema? Answer: 2.4 crore.
  18. Who guided Chennai Super Kings to their 10th final in IPL 2023? Answer: Ruturaj Gaikwad.
  19. What is the governing body for track and field competitions? Answer: World Athletics.
  20. What will indoor athletics events be rebranded as? Answer: ‘Short track’ competitions.
  21. What will the World Athletics Council formally approve in its August meeting? Answer: The detailed rule changes required for ‘short track’ competitions.
  22. Why is World Athletics supporting the concept of ‘short track’ competitions? Answer: To allow more flexibility in track settings and locations.
  23. Where was the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Qualifier 1 match held? Answer: M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
  24. Which team did Chennai Super Kings defeat in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1? Answer: Gujarat Titans.

Sports Current Affairs-May 11, 2023

  1. Who won the semifinal match between Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan?
  • Bengaluru FC won the match.
  1. What was the score at the end of regulation time?
  • The score was tied at 1-1.
  1. Where did the match take place?
  • The match took place at the Reliance Corporate Park (RCP).
  1. Who missed the decisive seventh spot-kick in the penalty shootout?
  • Thumsol Tongsin from ATK Mohun Bagan missed the spot-kick.
  1. Who scored the winning goal for Bengaluru FC?
  • Huidrom Thoi Singh scored the goal for Bengaluru FC with a wonder strike in the 61st minute.
  1. Who became the leading wicket-taker in IPL history?
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  1. What was Yashasvi Jaiswal’s score in the match?
  • Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 98 off 47 balls.
  1. How did Chahal perform in the match?
  • Chahal was the standout bowler for Rajasthan, taking 4/25 and spinning a web around Kolkata batters.
  1. What was the final score of Kolkata Knight Riders?
  • Kolkata Knight Riders were kept to 149/8.
  1. How did Jaiswal and Samson contribute to Rajasthan’s victory?
  • Jaiswal and Samson shared an unbroken 121-run stand for the second wicket, with Jaiswal hitting 13 fours and five sixes, and Samson finishing at 48 not out off 29 balls.
  1. What was Rajasthan’s position on the points table after the match?
  • Rajasthan jumped to third place on the points table with 12 points from 10 games and a net run rate of 0.633, keeping their playoff hopes alive.


  1. Who advanced to the third round of Italian Open after defeating Yulia Putintseva?
  • Coco Gauff.
  1. What was the score of Coco Gauff’s match against Yulia Putintseva in the Italian Open?
  • Gauff won 6-0, 6-1.
  1. How long did it take for Coco Gauff to win her match against Yulia Putintseva?
  • 59 minutes.
  1. How many winners did Coco Gauff fire during her match against Yulia Putintseva?
  • 29 winners.
  1. Did Coco Gauff face any break points in her match against Yulia Putintseva?
  • No, she did not face any break points.
  1. How many times was Yulia Putintseva broken during the match?
  • She was broken five times.
  1. Did Yulia Putintseva face any fatigue during the match against Coco Gauff?
  • Yes, she faced fatigue from her previous match which lasted for three hours.
  1. How did Coco Gauff respond to Yulia Putintseva’s trademark defensive prowess?
  • Gauff responded by overpowering her from the baseline.

Sports Current Affairs- March 11, 2023


  1. Mohammedan Sporting displayed the best performance on a hectic penultimate day of the I-League 2022-23, beating bottom-placed Sudeva Delhi 5-2. Aizawl FC gained the most despite dropping points in a 2-2 draw with Mumbai Kenkre FC.
  2. Delhi Capitals won a Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 match at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai on Saturday with a convincing 10-wicket win over Gujarat Giants, powered by a sensational fifer from Marizanne Kapp (5-15) followed by Shafali Verma’s quickfire half-century (76 off 28).
  3. In the KPB Trust ITF Women’s Open at the KSLTA Stadium Bengaluru, India’s Ankita Raina defeated compatriot Rutuja Bhosale 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday to set up a singles title clash with top-seeded Brenda Fruhvirtova.
  4. South Africa finished their World Test Championship cycle with an emphatic 2-0 series win over West Indies, defeating them by 284 runs in the second and final Test in Johannesburg on Saturday.
  5. Virat Kohli struck a fluent half-century in the fourth Test against Australia, becoming the fifth Indian batter to score 4000 runs at home, his first fifty in almost 14 months. He overcame a nervous start before tea to get his first fifty in the longest format of the game since the Cape Town Test in January 2022.
  6. Kohli reached the mark of 4000 runs in his 50th Test at home.
  7. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list of players to score the most runs at home with 7216 runs in 94 Tests. Rahul Dravid (5598 in 70), Sunil Gavaskar (5067 in 65), and Virender Sehwag (4656 in 52 Tests) follow in that order.
  8. Indian Super League (ISL) club Odisha FC announced on Saturday that they have decided to part company with head coach Josep Gombau.
  9. Prolific all-rounder Ellyse Perry has backed Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Smriti Mandhana to come good in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), saying the left-handed opener needs a chance to find her feet in the ongoing competition.
  10. At the end of the first week of action in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), Mumbai Indians are the only unbeaten team in the competition. They are sitting on top of the points table, having won each of their three matches comprehensively.
  11. Kang Myung-Koo, a 65-year-old marathoner from Republic of South Korea, has been running a marathon for World Peace since October 1, 2022. He is currently in India to further strengthen relations between India and Korea. Kang has been running through Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh, and now has entered India from Kolkata early this month.
  12. Opener Shubman Gill brought up a wonderful century, also his second ton in Test cricket, as India reached 188/2 in 63 overs and trailed Australia by 292 runs at tea on day three’s play in the fourth match of Border-Gavaskar Trophy series at Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday.
  13. Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Saturday that left-arm pace all-rounder Marco Jansen, big-hitting batter Tristan Stubbs, left-arm spin all-rounder Bjorn Fortuin, fast bowler Sisanda Magala, and wicketkeeper-batter Ryan Rickelton are among the five players to be awarded South Africa men.

14- Veda Krishnamurthy, an Indian batter, believes that the Royal Challengers Bangalore missed an opportunity to capitalize on their in-form players when the overs were running out during their ten-wicket defeat to UP Warriorz in the Women’s Premier League (WPL).

15- Reema Malhotra, a former India cricketer, praised UP Warriorz captain Alyssa Healy for her exceptional performance in leading her team to a ten-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) on Friday.

16- Ashique Kuruniyan, who hails from the streets of Malappuram, Kerala, has made a name for himself in the Indian Super League (ISL). With his athleticism and powerful running with the ball, he has impressed while representing clubs such as FC Pune City, Bengaluru FC, and now ATK Mohun Bagan in the ISL.

17- India captain Rohit Sharma joined an elite group of six Indian batters to complete 17,000 runs in international cricket during his knock of 35 in the first innings of the fourth Test against Australia.

18- Rohit Sharma made his international debut for India against Ireland in June 2007 and has since played in a total of 48 Tests (currently playing in the Ahmedabad Test), 241 ODIs, and 148 T20I matches, in which he has scored 3348 (could bat in the second innings at Ahmedabad), 9782, and 3853 runs, respectively.

19- Rohit Sharma holds the record for being the only cricketer in the world to have scored three double hundreds in ODIs. He could have scored more runs in the first innings at Ahmedabad as he successfully countered Mitchell Starc’s short-ball tactic.

20- India has already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with victories in Nagpur and New Delhi but needs a win in Ahmedabad after the loss in Indore to qualify for the World Test Championship final, which will be held at The Oval from June 7-11.

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