WOMEN GYMNASTS IN BETTER FORM THAN MEN
Singapore’s girl’s gymnasts had a decent day out the day prior to this on the primary day of finals on the World Cup leg in Melbourne.
Nadine Joy Nathan (eleven.633) and Zeng Qiyan (eleven.Six hundred) ended 5th and 6th respectively out of eight in the uneven bars. Nadine turned into ultimate in the vault with eleven.966 factors.
They fared higher than their male counterparts. Hoe Wah Toon and Terry Tay did not make the floor very last, whilst Sean Yeo and Kaeson Lim did not qualify for the pommel horse very last.
S’PORE’S MAXINE MAKES SEMIS IN FOIL EVENT
Singapore’s Maxine Wong lost eight-15 to Japan’s Yuka Ueno in the women’s cadet (below-17) foil semi-finals at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in Dubai the previous day.
Compatriot Denyse Chan misplaced 9-15 to Hong Kong’s Sophia Wu in the occasion’s sector-finals, whilst Simon Lee was due to face Kazakhstan’s Nikita Zhulinskiy in the sector-finals of the guys’ cadet epee.
BRUMBIES WIN THRILLER AGAINST SUNWOLVES
TOKYO • The Brumbies narrowly beat the Sunwolves 32-25 in their Super Rugby season opener yesterday, coming returned to seal an interesting contest at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium.
The Brumbies will clash with the Queensland Reds on March 2 in Australia whilst the Sunwolves square off towards the Melbourne Rebels on March 3 in Tokyo.
The Sunwolves, co-based in Tokyo and Singapore, are fourth inside the Australian Conference on one factor, having changed the axed Western Force this term.
BUTLER CARRIED OFF AFTER KNEE INJURY
HOUSTON (Texas) • Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler injured his right knee and needed to be carried off the court throughout their 102-120 National Basketball Association (NBA) loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday.
He suffered the harm within the third area on a non-touch play and fell to the floor and clutched his knee. An MRI scan turned into scheduled the day prior to this, the group stated.
Butler leads the NBA in mins performed at 37.3 per recreation, however, opted to take a seat out of final Sunday’s All-Star Game, the fourth consecutive term he had been selected, for relaxation.
KASATKINA SAVES THREE MATCH POINTS IN SEMIS
DUBAI • Russia’s Daria Kasatkina bowled over 2d seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain to reach the final of the Dubai Championships on Friday while protecting champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine cruised beyond former global No. 1 Angelique Kerber of Germany.
World No. 24 Kasatkina survived 3 healthy factors to beat international No. Three Muguruza 3-6, 7-6 (thirteen-eleven), 6-1.
World No. Four Svitolina made short work of Kerber in a 6-3, 6-three semi-final.
NO BAIL FOR SEMEDO AS VILLARREAL SUSPEND HIM
BARCELONA • LaLiga aspect Villarreal stated on Friday they have got suspended defender Ruben Semedo and taken him off their payroll.
A day earlier, the Portuguese turned into charged with offenses inclusive of attempted homicide and turned into held in custody without bail.
London will host the 2012 Olympic Volleyball Tournament. A maximum of 12 teams will take part in the occasion. The United Kingdom and Brazil -2008 Olympic gold medal- have certified for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. Curiously, Great Britain has never competed within the Pre-Olympics, World Cups, World Championships and Olympic Games. Great Britain did not qualify for the European Championships in 2007.
The People’s Republic of China, Brazil, and Russia are the favorites for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. China received the gold medal at the Girls’ Under- 18 World Volleyball Championships in Mexico in 2007.
The United States hopes to win its first international name in 2009. With Lang Ping as teaching -a former Chinese volleyball participant who had taken component within the 1982 World Cup and 1984 Olympics- the U.S. Girls’ volleyball team trains very tough for the 2009 World Cup in Tokyo (Japan).
From 1962 to 1967, Japan ruled the international tournaments and gamers from that Asian us of a gained World Championships.
Venezuela certified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics through the South American Pre-Olympic in Lima, Peru. For the first time, Venezuela defeated Peru three-2 ( 22-25, 27-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-12). Curiously, Venezuela has never participated in the World Championships or Olympic Games. In 1982, Venezuela finished the fifth vicinity at the Central American & Caribbean Games…
Russia has were given seven global championships ( USSR ‘ fifty two, France ‘ fifty six, Brazil ‘ 60, Bulgaria ‘ 70, Uruguay ‘ seventy three, China ‘ ninety, Japan ‘ 06 ) and 4 Olympic titles (Mexico ‘ sixty eight, West Germany ‘ 72, USSR ‘ eighty, South Korea ‘ 88).
In 1980, South Korea -one of the world’s exceptional volleyball groups- did now not send a crew to the Pre-Olympics in Bulgaria. Why? Between 1948 and 1987, South Korea -an anti-Communist nation inside the twentieth century- did no longer establish formal diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of Bulgaria. The match was a part of the Olympic qualification system for the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.
Algeria -which gained the gold medal in the 2007 Pan African Games- is the primary Arab team to participate in the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008).
From 1952 to 1973, China did now not compete inside the World Championships ( Moscow ‘ fifty-two, Paris ‘ fifty-six, Rio ‘ 60, Moscow ‘ 62, Tokyo ‘ sixty-seven, Sofia ‘ 70 ) and Asian Games ( Jakarta ‘ 62, Bangkok ‘ 66, Bangkok ‘ 70 ). Why? Because the People’s Republic of China becomes no longer the member of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball ( FIVB ). In 1974, China has become a respectable member of the FIVB. This state made its international debut on the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran (Iran). Three weeks later, China competed within the World Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. In the preliminary spherical, China misplaced suits: Poland (3-1) and Japan (three-0/ 1972 Olympic champion).The People’s Republic of China completed in 14th region -among 24 countries- at the 1974 FIVB World Championships. In the Eighties, China have become the primary u . S . To win 5 of eight predominant volleyball tournaments: