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Important Sports Terminology

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On National Sports Day, SSCADDA is here to provide you with “Important Sports Terminology”. General Awareness is an equally important section containing the same weightage of 25 questions in SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS exams and has an even more abundant importance in some other exams conducted by SSC. General Science is a scoring part consisting of the more number of questions than other parts. And not keeping this section in your priority list can stick your neck out to not let you bear the palm.

Important Sports Terminology

Athletics- Relay, Track, Lane, Photofinish, Hurdles, Shotput, Discuss Throw, Hammar Throw, High Jump, Triple Jump Cross Country, etc.

Badminton-Shuttle cock, Deuce, Game, Double Fault, Service Court, Forehand, Back Hand, Smash, Hit, Drop, Net, Let, Love.

Baseball-  Pitcher, Diamond, Pinching, Bunting Home run, Base runner, Throw, Perfect game, Strike, Put out.

Basketball- Free throw, Common foul, Under head, Technical foul,  Over head, etc.

Boat Race – Cox.

Billiards & Snooker- Pull, In Off, Jigger, Cue,Scratch, Hit, Object ball, Break shot, In Baulk, Pot,Scoring, Cannons, Cushion billiards.

Boxing –Knock out, Jab, Round, Hook, Punch, Uppercut, Kidney punch, Timing, Footwork.

Bridge – Revoke, Ruff, Dummy, Little Slam, Grand Slam, Trump, Diamonds, Tricks.

Chess – Gambit, Checkmate, Stalemate, Check, E. L. O. rating, Grand Master,  international master, Kings Indian Defence, etc.

Cycling- Sprint, Time trial, Trackrace, Point race,  etc.

Cricket – Toss, Run, Wicket, Pitch, Stump, Bails, Crease, Pavilion, Gloves, Wicket Keeper, Over, Followon, Rubber, Spin, Ashes, Catch, Bowled, Stump out, Run out, L. B. W, Hit Wicket, Googley, Not out, No ball, Wide ball, Dead ball, Maiden over, Over Throw, Bye, Leg by, Cover drive, Late cut, Hook, Glance, Stroke, Shot, Pull, Sixer, Followthrough, Turn, Bouncer, Hattrick, Round the wicket, Over the wicket, Seamer, Boundry line, Slip, Square leg, Runner, Cover, Yorker, Gully, Long on, Silly point, Midwicket, Mid on, Forward short leg, Deep/mid-wicket, etc.

Crocquet – Mallett , Hoops.

Football – Kick, Head, Penalty kick, Dribble, Offside, Hattrick, Foul, Left out, Goal, Right out, Stopper, Defender, Move, Pass, Comer bick, Baseline, Rebound.

Golf – Hole, Bogey, Put, Stymie, Caddie, Tee, Links, Putting the green.

Gymnastics –Parallel bar, Horizontal bar, Push up, Floor exercise, Uneven bar, Sit up. etc.

Hockey – Bully, Short corner, Hattrick, Goal, Penalty Corner, Penalty stroke, Pushin, Cut, Scoop, Dribble,  Centre forward, Halfback, Astroturf, Sudden death,  Left in, Left out, Off-side, Tiebreaker, Carried, Stick, Striking circle, Undercutting, etc.

Horse Racing – Punter, Jockey, Place, Win, Protest.

Kho-Kho – Runner, Chaser, Poleby, Out, Foul.

Lawn Tennis – Volley, Smash, Service, Back-hand-drive.

Polo – Chukker , Bunder , Mallet.

Rifle Shooting – Bull’s eyes.

Rugby Football – Drop Kick, Screen.

Skiing – Tobogganing.

Shooting – Rapidfire Pistol, Standard rifle, Free pistol, Air rifle, Range, Bull’s eye, etc.

Swimming – Back Stroke Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke, Lane, Pool.

Tennis –Service, Grandslam, Deuce, Advantage, Game Point, Breakpoint, Smash, Shot, Break, Grass Court, Drop shot, Netplay, Baseline, etc.

Table Tennis -Volley, Late service, Drive spin, Half volley, Backhand, Chop, etc.

Volleyball – Deuce  Booster, Spikers, Service, Love.

Wrestling – Freestyle, Point, Hal Nelson, Heave, etc

Weight Lifting– Jerk, Snatch, etc


What terminology is used in BasketBall?

Free throw, Common foul, Under head, Technical foul,  Over head, etc.


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