Friday, March 31, 2023

Viswanathan Anand: Thomas Cup win in badminton was the spotlight of 2022 for me

Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand charges India’s Thomas Cup win in badminton because the spotlight of 2022. India created historical past, beating 14-time-winner Indonesia 3-0 to raise its first ever Thomas Cup in Might final 12 months. “An established sport in the country with great athletes and plenty of accomplishments, and yet we win a title for the first time, it was a really joyful milestone for us (smiles),” mentioned Anand, who can also be a member of the jury for the Sportstar Aces Awards.

Anand additionally commented on India’s rising sporting profile when it comes to achievements and organising main tournaments. He spoke concerning the Chess Olympiad, held in India for the primary time. The world’s largest group chess championship, that includes gamers from 187 international locations, was performed from July 29 to August 10. The Olympiad was moved out of Moscow in Russia following the Russia-Ukraine disaster. “I like how we are constantly and pleasantly surprised that when we make a name for ourselves in one more new sport, while in the existing established sports, we are winning trophies and setting new records,” he mentioned.

The Sportstar Aces Awards might be held in Mumbai on February 27. The occasion is powered by IDFC First Financial institution and supported by Indian Oil, India Cements, United India, Ramaiah College, Experimenta Science Middle GD Naidu Charity, Finolex Pipes, LIC, BPCL, Samsonite, Huge Basket, Nippon Paint, CRICHQ and Casagrand.

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