3rd Class General Knowledge Sports Notes - Sports

Notes - Sports

Category : 3rd Class




  •          Work is done both inside and outside home. Every member of the family is involved in doing some work irrespective of their age or gender.
  •        Women are usually involved in the household work like cleaning, cooking, washing clothes, etc. Nowadays, women are equally supporting their family financially.
  •           Men are usually involved in sturdy work like that of an electrician, plumber, mason, etc.
  •          Children's work includes studying, pursuing their hobbies and playing. Playing is as important as work.
  •         There is a difference between working time and leisure time. Leisure time is the free time for enjoyment in which you could laze around, go to shopping, movie or just pursue any hobby.


Do you know?

  •          Arjuna Award is given to recognize outstanding achievement is national sports. 



  •         Games play a very crucial part in the growth and development of every individual. Playing teaches to take challenges, develops sportsman spirit and makes one more fit and alert.


  •          Games that are played inside the house are called as indoor games. For example Cards, carrom, chess, board games, video games, etc.
  •         Games that are played outside the house in the open are called outdoor games. For example, football, basketball, cricket, tennis, badminton, etc.
  •          Outdoor games make you physically fit.
  •          Games played today are different from what our grandparents or parents played. Nowadays with the growing technology, children are more confined to indoor games. Whereas, our parents and grandparents were more into outdoor games.

  •         Traditional games act as learning aids. They teach us many things while playing teachers us things like learning to win and lose, develop sensory skills, count, add, improve motor skills, identify colour, improve hand-eye coordination and finally to have fun.
  •          Some of the traditional games are kabaddi, arbles, gilli danda or the indoor games like dhoayakattam, etc.

  •            Many modern games played around the world have their origin in these traditional games.


Terms used in Sports and Games

1.    Badminton: Deuce, double, drop, fault, game, let, love, smash

2.    Chess: Check, checkmate, gambit, stalemate

3.    Football: Dribble, drop kick, off side, penalty

4.    Volleyball: Booster, deuce, love, service, spikers

5.    Baseball: Bunt, diamond, home, put out

6.    Hockey: Ball, carry, dribble, goal, scoop, hat-trick

7.    Boxing: Hook, jab, punch, knock out

8.    Lawn Tennis: Back hand, service, smash, set

9.    Basketball: Dribbling

10.  Polo: Bump, chukker, mallet


Some Famous Sport Personalities

1.            MC Mary Kom: She is the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships.


2.            Vinesh Phogat: She is a famous wrestler and has won a gold for wrestling at the 2014 Commonwealth games.


3.            Bradman: He was the Australian batsman who holds the record for the highest individual test batting average in test matches.


4.            Martina Hingis: She was a former tennis singles champion and partnered India's Sania Mirza successfully.


5.            Muttiah Muralitharan: He is the highest wicket taker in One Day International cricket.


6.            Pullela Gopichand: He is a badminton player and represented India 3 times in Thomas Cup tournament.


Do you know?

  •           Ajit Wadekar was the first ODI caption of India.
  •           Pullela gopichand is presently that chief national coach for the Indian Badminton team.
  •           Murlitharan is one of the six players to dismiss all eleven batsmen in a single test match.   


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