The 26-year-old’s left leg folded beneath him as he landed badly during the men’s qualification event.Said, who won gold on the rings at the 2013 European Championships, was taken off on a stretcher and acknowledged the crowd as he departed.French team leader Corrine Moustard-Callon said: “We don’t know what happened, except it was his tibia.”She added: “He is in the hospital with a doctor now. We will do more exams to see if it is just the bone.”It is very difficult for the team. He was one of the friendliest on the team which is very difficult – he came to win a medal and gave everything, 200%.”United States gymnast Danell Leyva, the 2012 Olympic all-around bronze medallist, added: “I heard other gymnasts say ‘don’t look, don’t look’.”Even though we’re on different teams we know each other and I’ve known Samir since I was 14. It really sucks, but we have a job to do.”Highlights footage and photos of the injury are too graphic to be shown on the BBC Sport website.
Girona is again that team that scares and that many give him as a clear candidate for promotion to Primera. What feeling is in the locker room?The dynamics are very positive and I think that Girona now guarantees that each match will compete as the category demands.They have added 11 points of the last 15 and it is seen that the team has more confidence than before. What has changed?In terms of attitude, from day one, no one can recriminate anything to the team, but it is true that we now compete better and make more intense pressure. We feel powerful. Girona is better and we believe it. We are prepared to face the final leg of the course with all the enthusiasm to climb.What options do you think they have to ascend?The last weeks invite optimism, but you have to have humility and patience. We have to continue with the good dynamics until the end because there have been sections of the season in which things have not done well and there is no margin for error. What do you think will be your biggest rivals to achieve the goal?Each week this category gives you soccer lessons and making predictions is a sure defeat. But the teams that are now up I see them very powerful.Do you think the pressure has been able to take its toll at some point during the season?I think it has affected us to generate unreal expectations. To think that the objective would be achieved without sweating or placid way. We disrespect the competition and none knew how to stop the euphoria there was.You could leave Girona in summer and in the last winter market. Why did you reject all offers?I am not a passing player. My link with Girona is very important and I have the feeling that when I leave, this club should be in First. Later, it is true that at Christmas I received offers, but they did not approach the clause I had to leave and it was disrespectful to force any situation. Do you think you are at your best moment of the season?Yes, but because of my profile, if Girona is good, I am too. In addition, with Gumbau we understand each other in the field and it shows.In Montilivi, the fans whistled. Have you overcome it?It hurt me a lot. I think he deserved respect and not be so pointed or harshly criticized. Now I see it as a life experience and all the sweet moments I’ve lived here beat these.The fans seem to be with the team again. Will it be key in the final stretch?We have left pessimism behind and now there is euphoria. We have to give them hope. With them everything is easier.The third edition of its Campus in Soccerland Catalunya is underwayÀlex Granell presented last Wednesday afternoon in Girona the third edition of its Soccer Campus that will be held from June 28 to July 4 this year at the Soccerland Catalunya facilities in Tordera (Finca Can L’Orench, Ctra. de Blanes a Tordera, Km 2.5 08490 Tordera). This is a project that is already consolidated and Granell’s desire and enthusiasm is that his Campus continues to have a great reception among young people in order to transmit his illusion for football. The rojiblanco captain, in addition, as has already happened in the first two editions, He will live with the children most of the days of his stay and teach them to live the sport and life with “passion, effort and dedication”. A wide variety of activities will be carried out on the Campus, apart from football, such as relationship with the natural environment, orientation races, archery and association games. It is aimed at young people from six to 15 years old and there are 80 places with full board. The price is 540 euros (fractional payment of 50 percent before May 3 and the remaining 50 percent before June 20).
The ultimate set began with a break in favor of ‘Gago’, who took benefit of his rival’s presents. In actual fact, the level that gave him the break was for a double lack of the Hispanic.Garin was launched once more and started to ship in the factors, a proven fact that calmed the public. The primary favourite started to punish with the reverse and it was taking time for the European, however this didn’t cease preventing and generated two break alternatives in the fourth sport and managed to get well the break. Thus, in a matter of minutes, the visiting participant went from 0-2 to 3-2.To match, Garin suffered significantly. He had to save two break factors with courageous strikes. That combat was rewarded, as a result of it instantly broke to cross up.The Chilean stored his serve and pressed the Spaniard who gave himself yet one more likelihood when he was 4-5. Garin pulled to shut and didn’t fail. The Chilean stored his serve and pressed the Spaniard who gave himself yet one more likelihood when he was 4-5. Garin pulled to shut and failed. He had two match factors however didn’t sentence him. The combat began once more.Garin was changed to that blow and broke thanks to one other double lack of his rival. In the second likelihood to seal his triumph he returned to forgive and all the pieces went to the tie break.The nerves have been apparent. Davidovich was the first to present them with one other double fault. Garin went 6-2 forward of a brand new mistake. In the finish he closed it 7-6 (4).Thiago Seyboth Wild awaits you in rooms, though the presence of ‘Gago’ in that sport at present is a thriller. It appeared a quiet evening for Cristian Garin after profitable the first set towards Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in his debut in the Santiago ATP. Nevertheless, his again pains modified all the pieces. Regardless of that, the Chilean gained 6-2, 0-6 and 7-6 and superior to the quarterfinals of the nationwide event.The Chilean began the duel with a break regardless of beginning 40-Zero down. Nevertheless, a pair of doubts in his first service shift difficult and instantly returned the benefit. However that didn’t blur him, and the story was repeated in the third sport. Davidovich was 40-Zero together with his serve and once more managed to get the break.From then on it was nearly all of the Chilean, who rapidly bought 5-1 and in 30 minutes closed the preliminary set. In that manga, ‘Gago’ took 57 p.c and gained 10 of 13 factors with the first service and broke three of the 4 choices he had.Davidovich raised his degree at the starting of the second spherical, Garin was confused and bought three double faults in the identical sport that price him dearly. The again issues that the Chilean was dragging from Rio, returned.The European took benefit of the bodily loss of the nationwide who requested medical time when he fell 5-0. The Chilean evidenced his annoying bodily gestures in direction of his field led by Andrés Schneiter. As well as, the Chilean instructed the physiotherapist that he attended, that he cooled in one of the facet modifications and that’s why his discomfort started. Lastly the set completed 6-0 in favor of the Spanish in 28 minutes.
Antoine Griezmann must have been surprised last night when he finished celebrating his 29th birthday and the cover of Sport was leaked at the last minute. According to this newspaper, French is on the market. The Barça club, always according to Sport, “could find a way out to try to recover part of the investment made.” However, he later does not rule out its continuation, although he says that it could be transfer meat or enter into barter. Griezmann is having a difficult stay at Barcelona. In the first months, there was speculation of a cold relationship with the team’s star and alma-mater, Leo Messi. Then his contribution on the ground was questioned game, a question that remains on the table. And now this information that puts him on the market, although already last summer a bizarre move was even published by which Griezmann would enter the Neymar operation without having even officially debuted with the Barça club.What is clear, beyond the information from Sport, is that by removing very few players that could be reduced to Messi, and perhaps De Jong and Ter Stegen, Barça in full is on the market. Jordi Cardoner, vice president of the club, already announced a year ago a change in philosophy according to which the fans would have to get used to seeing players come and go as soon as there are good offers. Barça is no longer considered a finalist club but is also willing to move the market and enter with its players.
“It is time to be responsible and stay home. Come on, Madrid!” Koke said. “These are difficult times, but we are going to get out of this together and united. Come on, Madrid!” Ramos said for his part. “This game that we have had to play has no colors. I stay at home,” added Jémez.Mayor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has underlined the importance of confinement as a preventive measure. “Today is Sunday, today there is no football. But we do play a game, a game in which there are no teams, in which there are no hobbies. Because we are only one team and we are only one hobby: that of Madrid, that of Spain And the stadium where we play this game is our home. Let’s stay home! “, has finally snapped. The captains of Atlético de Madrid, Jorge ‘Koke’ Resurrección, and of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, together with Rayo Vallecano’s coach, Paco Jémez, have starred in a new solidarity video from the Madrid City Council to demand more citizen collaboration against the pandemic of the coronavirus.Under the hashtag #YoMeQuedoEnCasa, the City Council has continued this Sunday with its awareness campaign and it has requested again the collaboration of the citizens “so that it remains at home during the current health crisis,” as reported in a press release.
Lautaro, faced with the difficulty of the negotiationsThe Inter footballer knows that negotiations are not easy. First, because the clause amounts to 111 million euros and Barça would have to find a fast track to reduce said cost. In addition, Inter incorporated him in 2018 with a long-term project (June 2023). Meanwhile, the player’s environment is optimistic for this operation and hopes that Barça will finally be able to convince Steven Zhang (president of Inter). Lautaro’s admiration for Messi is maximum and would force due to the moment to be with him. It would not be the first time that the striker would press for a transfer. And, when he found out about Inter’s interest, he insisted Racing internally to sell him. Regarding the Argentine club, the footballer himself also likes the idea that Racing receive 10% of a possible transfer to Barça.Adrián Rubén Fernandez, one of his discoverers, revealed to AS that Madrid was interested in signing him when he was 18 years old. The player believed that it was not the ideal moment and Adrián himself finally convinced him: “I told him that it was still early to make the leap to a top team that would have better offers than that of Madrid.” Now fate could lead him to the maximum rival. Lautaro dreams of going to Barcelona. Although he publicly prefers to remain silent, the Argentine confesses to his own that he wants to leave as soon as possible. Sources close to the player detail ACE who opted for the culé club after receiving a call from Messi last March. An emotional talk, where both spoke about the culé club and its beginnings in the national team in 2018.Although the praise has always been mutual, the truth is that the complicity between the two goes beyond something mediatic. So much so, that they tend to be in monthly contact since they co-decided in Argentina in 2018. Paradoxically, several former Lautaro teammates in the Racing inferiors confess, in private, that in 2014 they already said that one day they would get to play with Leo.Design: Eduardo Cornago ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Design: Eduardo Cornago Messi’s call is not the only reason that convinced Lautaro to want to go to Barça. In October 2019, the ‘9’ played with Inter at the Camp Nou and scored a goal in minute two. As soon as the game was over, he met with several family members and confessed that the Camp Nou had been the field that had most impressed him. He also received the congratulations of Messi and other players: Inter had not scored in the Catalan fiefdom since 1970.
Overtaking giants like Keith Gardner and Maurice Wignall wasn’t easy, but now Hansle Parchment is the best Jamaican 110-metre hurdler of all time. Gardner and Wignall were so accomplished that Parchment had to be especially good to get past them, but his recent World Championships silver medal has completed his ascent to the top. It is a fine achievement. Coached by Fitz Coleman, Parchment has done what those notables were unable to do by winning medals at the highest level. His 2011 World University Games gold medal probably matches the Commonwealth gold medals won by Gardner, Wignall and Andrew Riley; and the Pan-American Games by Andrew Parker in 1987. He became the first Jamaican to win an Olympic medal in the 110-metre hurdles in 2012 when he surged to third. Gardner set high standards by winning at the 1958 Commonwealth Games and with a fifth place finish at the 1960 Olympics. Wignall connected the dots from Gardner to the 21st century by reaching the Olympic final in 2004, placing a close fourth. Now retired, Wignall won a World Indoor bronze in 2004 and time-warped the national record to 13.17 seconds. Wonderfully consistent, he matched Gardner’s Commonwealth win in 2006 and returned to the Olympic final in 2008 and was a three-time finalist at the World Championships. In addition, he took Richard Phillips with him to the 2008 Olympic final. Dwight ‘Bigga’ Thomas, who would lower the national record to 13.15, joined Wignall in the 2009 World Championships final. That record is now 12.94 seconds. Parchment set that mark last year to be the first Jamaican to break the magical 13-second barrier. He doesn’t yet have the repeat World Championships appearances that Wignall has. Sadly, a freak accident in the prematurely dark confines of the National Stadium East field left him injured in 2013. That caught up to him in the World Championships semi-final. That’s behind him now. A fine run earned him a silver in Beijing in this summer’s World Championships behind slick Russian Sergey Shubenkov. His national record may not last long. Twenty-one-year-old Omar McLeod beat him this year at the Jamaican National Championships with a pluperfect run of 12.97 seconds. Astute observers believe the younger man can tackle the world record of 12.80 seconds held by reigning Olympic champion Aries Merritt of the United States. Parchment may move the Jamaica record himself because he has a knack of running his best when it counts the most. The records show he set a personal best – 13.24 seconds – to win his World University Games gold; a Jamaican all-time best of 13.12 for his Olympic bronze; and a seasonal best of 13.03, the third-fastest time by a Jamaican, to take second at the recent 2015 World Championships. That’s an indicator for the future. For now, Parchment’s medals make all the difference. Simply put, the tall man from Port Morant is the best 110 hurdler Jamaica has ever produced. – HUBERT LAWRENCE has made notes at track side since 1980.
Orville ClarkeGleaner WriterGrade one horses hold centre stage for the first time at Caymanas Park this season in the annual renewal of Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy, 1300 metres, contested by seven starters.Among them is the reigning champion sprinter, POKER STAR, who bids for his fourth consecutive win in his first attempt in grade one company, with four-time champion Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta.POKER STAR can expect what amounts to his stiffest test from main rivals UPPA TUNE, with top weight of 57.0kg, PHINEAS and the consistent CAMPESINO. Despite this, the classy four-year-old gelding looks the type to follow.POKER STAR has been so progressive in recent months that he is on course to win his fourth consecutive trophy race from the convenient mark of 54.0kg. The son of Liquidity-Buyabook has twice won over this trip in very fast times, clocking 1:17.3 on the first occasion in May of last year and 1:17.2 on October 17.After winning the Caribbean Sprint Championship, 1200 metres, in a fast time on November 14, slamming CAMPESINO by three lengths, he duly completed a hat-trick of wins in the St Catherine Cup, open allowance, feature over 1100 metres on January 2, holding off CAMPESINO by three-quarter length in the fairly good time of 1:05.2.That performance would suggest that the Philip Feanny-trained CAMPESINO is fast catching up to POKER STAR, but I believe he was flattered by his proximity to POKER STAR. A bigger danger comes in the form of Harry Parsard’s American seven-year-old horse, UPPA TUNE (Shane Ellis up), who is consistent and versatile as they come.Since finishing 10th to SEEKING MY DREAM in the rich Diamond Mile on December 5, UPPA TUNE has looked his old self at exercise in preparation for this race, galloping five-and- a-half furlongs in a brisk 1:06.3 by 1:00.1 on February 7 and 1:13.3 for six furlongs a week later.The big question is: Can UPPA TUNE successfully allow a rising star 3.0 kg at this stage?I doubt it.Other firm fancies on the 12-race programme are SPORTING CLAY and BURNING MEDIC in the respective sections of the Long Shot Trophy, in which PRINCE O’SHAUN and ALEXANDER are respective dangers. I also like down-in-class ITALIANO to romp the fourth; BIG DATA in the fifth; NOLAN HILL in the seventh; and the champion two-year-old of 2015, FUTURE KING, to win the overnight allowance mile for the Walker/DaCosta team.
BEIJING, China:Usain Bolt will get the defence of his 200m title under way at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, this morning at 6:44 a.m. as he looks to continue piling on the gold medals inside the Bird’s Nest.Bolt, who on Sunday held on to his 100m crown after a close final, which he won in 9.79 seconds ahead of arch-rival Justin Gatlin, 9.80, and youngsters AndrÈ De Grasse and Trayvon Bromell, who shared the bronze after both clocked 9.92, will line up in the third of seven heats.He has been drawn in lane four and is not expected to meet much resistance from a field that barely has a recognisable name.The Jamaican, who holds the World and Olympic titles, as well as the World record in both sprints, is yet to really spark in a 200m after a season of setbacks and concerns over his fitness, with times of 20.29, 20.20 and 20.13 in his three half-lap assignments to date.early testNational champion Nickel Ashmeade will be looking to make amends after failing to make the 100m final, when he lines up in heat number four. Ashmeade, who has gone 20.18 in the event this year, is expected to follow world leader Justin Gatlin (19.57) to the line in this one.Warren Weir, the Olympic bronze and World Championships silver-medal winner, lines up in lane eight in heat number six, where the United states’ Wallace Spearmon will give his readiness a good early test.Julian Forte and Jamaica-based Brit Zharnel Hughes go head to head in heat number five.The men’s 200m heats start at 6:30 a.m.- A.L.
St Elizabeth Technical High’s (STETHS) boys and the girls from defending inter-secondary champions Edwin Allen High were the outstanding performers at yesterday’s Central Hurdles and Relay meet at G.C. Foster College yesterday. World Youth representative Jauavney James stood out for the school from Santa Cruz as twice he anchored his team to victories in the 4×400 and 4×800 metres and also ran on well for a victory in the boys’ open 400 metres hurdles. James showed his class early in the morning as he came from second spot on the final exchange of the 4x800m to pilot his team to a win in 7:46.26. He then returned 50 minutes later to beat his rivals in the 400m hurdles in 53.53 seconds and closed off with another fine leg to anchor his team to victory in the 4x400m in 3:14.69. Edwin Allen girls showed that they will be hard to be dethrone at this year’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. The Michael Dyke-coached team produced several good all-round performances. Edwin Allen won the Class Four 4x100m in a record 48.51, the Class Three sprint relay in 46.78, the 4x800m in 9:01.69, and closed the day with a big win in the 4x400m in 3:45.41. Shannon Kallawan was impressive in winning the girls open 400m hurdles in 59.24 seconds ahead of Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker in 59.72 with Holmwood Technical’s Nicolee Foster taking third in 59.74. The evergreen Kim Collins of St Kitts warmed up for the World Indoor Championships, winning the men’s 60m in 6.53 seconds, getting the better of G.C. Foster College’s Oshane Bailey, 6.65. Third went to University of Technology’s (UTech) Kwesi McFarlane, who clocked 6.77. Gayon Evans of G.C. Foster College took the women’s 60m in 7.19 seconds as teammate Audra Segree was second in 7.23, with third going to Shimarya Williams of UTech in 7.34. 400m HURDLES