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Recap 2023- Important Sports Events

Ranji Trophy 2022-23

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Saurashtra won the Elite Group title, defeating Bengal by nine wickets in the final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This was Saurashtra’s second Ranji Trophy championship title. Arpit Vasavada was declared the Player of the Tournament, while Jaydev Unadkat was adjudged the Player of the Final.

WPL 2023 final

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The WPL 2023 final was a thrilling match between the Mumbai Indians and the Delhi Capitals, held on March 26, 2023, at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Delhi Capitals, after winning the toss, chose to bat first. Smriti Mandhana top-scored for them with 43 runs, and the team set a target of 132 runs for Mumbai Indians to chase.  This win marked Mumbai Indians’ first-ever WPL title, making them the inaugural champions of the tournament. Their captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, lifted the trophy amidst loud cheers from the crowd.

Santosh Trophy

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Karnataka won the most recent edition of the Santosh Trophy in 2023, defeating Services in the final. This was their 5th title in the tournament’s history. The Santosh Trophy is a prestigious football competition in India, with a rich history dating back to 1941.  The National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy, also known as the FIFA Santosh Trophy, is an inter-state football tournament contested by state associations and government institutions under the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Italian Open 2023

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Men’s Singles: Daniil Medvedev defeated Holger Rune in the final, 7–5, 7–5. This was Medvedev’s first title on clay and his sixth career Masters 1000 title. Women’s Singles: Elena Rybakina defeated Jelena Ostapenko in the final, 6–2, 6–4. This was Rybakina’s fifth WTA singles title and her second of the year.

French Open 2023

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The French Open 2023, also known as Roland-Garros, was a major tennis tournament held from May 28 to June 11, 2023, on the outdoor clay courts of Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. It was the 122nd edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of 2023.

Champions:

  • Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud in the final, 7–6 (7–5), 6–3, 7–5. This was Djokovic’s record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam singles title overall and his third French Open title. He became the oldest French Open champion at the age of 36 years and 20 days, and the first man to achieve a triple career Grand Slam (winning all four Grand Slam tournaments twice).

  • Women’s Singles: Iga Swiatek defeated Ons Jabeur in the final, 6–1, 6–3. This was Swiatek’s second French Open title and her eighth career singles title. She continued her remarkable dominance in 2023, extending her winning streak to 37 matches.

Wimbledon Championships 2023

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S.No Category  Winner Runner up
1 Men’s Singles Carlos Alcaraz Novak Djokovic
2 Women’s Singles Marketa Vondrousova Ons Jabeur
3 Men’s Doubles

WesleyKoolhof & NealSkupski

HoracioZeballos & MarcelGranollers

4 Women’s Doubles Barbora Strýcová & Hsieh Su-wei
Elise Mertens & Storm Sanders
5 Mixed Doubles Mate Pavić & Lyudmy laKichenok XuYi fan & Joran Vliegen

World Athletics Championships

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Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal at the 2023 World Athletics Championships is a historic achievement that will be remembered for years to come. He has not only cemented his place among the world’s best javelin throwers but also inspired a generation of young athletes to dream big.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

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Spain secured their first ever Women’s World Cup title with a 1-0 win over England at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Sydney.  Captain Olga Carmona smashed the decisive goal as Spain defeated England 1-0 to lift the FIFA Women’s World Cup title.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: Here is a full list of the winners

  • Young Player of the Tournament: Salma Paralluelo, Spain ( Spain’s 19-year-old star Salma Paralluelo was awarded Young Player of the Tournament after scoring as a substitute in both the semifinal and quarterfinal.)
  • Golden Glove: Mary Earps, England
  • Golden Boot: Hinata Miyazawa, Japan (Golden Boot for scoring a tournament-high five goals)
  • Silver Boot: Kadidiatou Diani, France
  • Bronze Boot: Alexandra Popp, Germany
  • Golden Ball: Aitana Bonmati, Spain
  • Silver Ball: Jennifer Hermoso, Spain
  • Bronze Ball: Amanda Ilestedt, Sweden

MotoGP India Grand Prix 2023

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Marco Bezzecchi of the Mooney VR46 Racing Team won the inaugural MotoGP India Grand Prix 2023. The race took place at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. Bezzecchi put on a dominant performance, finishing the race in 36:59.157s.

US Open 2023

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S. No. Category Winner Runner Up
1. Men’s Singles Novak Djokovic Daniil Medvedev
2. Women’s Singles Coco Gauff Aryna Sabalenka
3. Men’s Doubles Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden
4. Women’s Doubles Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund
5. Mixed Doubles Harri Heliovaara and Anna Dalinina Jessica Pegula and Austin Krajicek

Sixth ODI World Cup

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Australia won their sixth ODI World Cup title on Sunday, 19 November 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In this final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Australia beat India by 6 wickets.

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