Pini misses out on 100m butterfly finals

first_imgIt was a tough night in the pool for Pini, who finished outside the top 16 to qualify.Pini took the pool at 3am (PNG Time) today, clocking in at 53.24 sec in heat two of the Men’s 100m butterfly event behind Canadian swimmer Condorelli Santo, who qualified at 51.99 sec.Pini thanked everyone for the support via his official Facebook page.“Thank you everyone for the support, unfortunately it didn’t go as planned. All that build up and energy into the one race.“Thank you to our Oceania supporters cheering us on and to those that got up at 3am to watch back home on TV.“Now I can take time to enjoy and cheer on our Pacific athletes on their journey,” he said.Pini is now ranked 30 in the world in the Men’s 100m butterfly with his current time of 53.24 sec.Picture courtesy of the PNG Olympic Committeelast_img read more

The athletic bench lost the opportunity to claim

first_imgThe center had minutes again after not playing since December 14. And as he has become accustomed to Cholo, he responded well by highlighting mainly for his ball out. Beautiful met very well during the absences of Savic and Giménez due to injury, but with the return of the two plants (although the Uruguayan has relapsed) and Felipe’s enormous level, he has been relegated to the bench. Arias for his part I had in Copa the opportunity to cut ground with Trippier, undisputed holder on the right side on arrival. He currently has two games in eleven for the pubalgia of English, but he is expected to return soon, returning to eleven. For its part Llorente did not play as a starter since November 23 and in Copa it was a propitious place to show its virtues to Cholo. Saponjic debuted after 29 games without minutes and played well on his back, being able to score twice. But the elimination copera closes a door of minutes, since it is the only competition where Simeone has had him. Simeone opted for an eleven with news in León, although without changing the block completely leaving players of the weight of Felipe, Saúl, João Félix or Correa in eleven. However, the elimination of the first exchange against a team of Second Division B leaves touched some of the players who had his opportunity before the Cultural, since the absences of Oblak and Morata They were too remarkable and nobody could cover their gap. Although Atlético could do many more goals if not for Lucas Giffard, Cultural goal that became the hero of its classification, several of the rojiblancos players lose with the elimination of Copa the opportunity to have minutes and be seen by Simeone. Players like Beautiful, Arias, Llorente or Saponjic they are some of the most punished players for the defeat, since in the Cup they could find the hole that they cannot have in the League. Adam, Herrera and VitoloOther players who missed an opportunity to take a step forward and in their case were more marked were Adam, Herrera and Vitolo. The goalkeeper was the first starter in the course, since sitting Oblak in the League or Champions League is an impossible mission and made a serious mistake in clenching fists that it ended up culminating in the first goal of the Leonesa Cultural. Herrera is accumulating entitlements with the loss of Koke, but is not able to provide a ball out or criterion in the mattress game. It seems that during a section of the season he did not have opportunities when he deserved them and now that he is having them he is not taking advantage of them.Finally, in the case of the Canary, his baggage in the team is much greater, since he is not a newcomer in summer. In León, his best version could not be seen, that unbalanced that is thrown to the team behind his back. Vitolo had two hand in hand with the local goal and could not win in any of them, finishing off the first one and the second marking his choice to the goal, which drew a great hand. He left replaced with the possibility of being the hero without success. Atletico B players will also be affected. Manu Sánchez started for the second time this season, his debut had come in league and Riquelme and Camel were the options from the bench of Simeone in search of the goal. Although the squad is very short, elimination takes over the playing options of the youth players.last_img read more

Rafa Nadal ends with a motivated Kyrgios and will face Thiem in the quarterfinals

first_img01/27/2020 – 13:18 The number one ended the Australian in four sets (6-3, 3-6, 7-6 and 7-6) Rafael Nadal again completed a brilliant performance to end the journey of a motivated Nick Kyrgios (26) by 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) and 7-6 (4) in three hours and 38 minutes, and will face in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open against Austrian Dominic Thiem.“I woke up this morning with this terrible news. One of the best athletes in history. I think he deserves a big round of applause,” Nadal said after the game ended with a Los Angeles Lakers cap on his head, as a sign of respect. to the newly deceased in a Kobe Bryant plane crash.The number one in the world was not intimidated by a Kyrgios in a state of grace, and he had the incessant support of the public. Nor, Rafa was moved by the moral blow received after giving up the second set.The Canberra player jumped to the Rod Laver Arena track with the Los Angeles Lakers jersey and eight number in homage to Kobe Bryant, accompanied by a warm and vibrant ovation. Rafa Nadal celebrates his victory against Kyrgios. Image: EFE She did not hold back her tears and Kyrgios cried disconsolately while making the last preparations before making the draw with the rival and the chair judge.The Spanish started one more march and managed to thwart the service of the opponent on the second chance to direct a partial that would end with a 6-3 result in his favor.The public fulfilled their mission and was responsible for letting Kyrgios know that he was the only local fighter alive in the box, so the Australian started the second round in a different dynamic.Nadal conceded a break ball after two games, against Federico Delbonis and Pablo Carreño, and a set, and his rival took the opportunity to put land in between.Third key set With the match tied to a set, both players became aware of not granting opportunities with the service and sent the third round to the tiebreaker.Some of the best points happened in this phase of the match, at its climax, and Nadal, who had committed a double foul with a set ball, closed the tiebreaker by 8-6.He returned to reduce his intensity and the Balearic was done with an early break that would be canceled after allowing the game to escape with the favorable 5-4.The public ‘aussie’ woke up, and with it the young local tennis player, but Nadal responded to the wonders after taking a new tiebreaker 7-4.Nadal fulfilled his objective and maintained the line of his previous game, very different from the discreet proposal concerning the first two, to pass an essential fire test to face the quarterfinals in the best possible way against the Austrian Thiem who defeated before to French Gael Monfils for 6-2, 6-4 and 6-4 in one hour and 50 minutes.The Manacor player has a balance of 9-4 in his favor as far as the direct confrontations maintained with the young Austrian although they were only measured once on hard surface.Spanish was also imposed on that occasion when it took an exciting duel to five sets precisely in a quarter-finals but in the 2018 edition of the United States Open.last_img read more

The ‘first’ meet the forecasts and qualify for quarterfinals

first_imgThe other Second B still in liza said goodbye to a Granada accustomed to take out trap games in the Cup, thanks to Carlos Fernández 2-3 in 109 ‘. Badajoz pulled an epic to tie (2-2) on the last play through Caballero. Soldier, newly entered, had done 1-2 in the 86th minute confirming the Andalusian dominance in the Nuevo Vivero Stadium despite moments of lack of control.This was the beginning, with the goal in the first minute of Álex Martínez and the local tie of Pablo Vázquez in a noise in the area. Granada finished the first half better and, despite a Gorka option for Badajoz, those of Diego Martínez drove the second half until Soldier gave what seemed more than half a ticket. As before Hospitalet and Badalona, ​​it was up to Granada to win it in extra time.Comfortable ticket from Villarreal and Real SociedadThe afternoon shift left the Villarreal pass in two blows in the last minutes of Fernando Niño and Cazorla (0-2) against Rayo Vallecano. The Madrid team wanted to knock another First but fell short and saw his two-month streak cut without losing. The newcomer Isi gave the locals a lot, as they expect in Vallecas after Embarba’s departure, and Andrés Martín, Mario Suárez and Joni Montiel had good chances.The ‘submarine’ lived further from the rival goal and approached in some local loss, with the advanced lines as usual Jémez team, with Bacca and Ontiveros. The second part was gradually yellow, with many people above and better mobility with the entrance of Cazorla. A goal by Quintillá was annulled by the VAR but Niño, who debuted in the league scoring both the victory against Alavés on Saturday, and Cazorla knocked down the Vallecano dream.In addition, Real Sociedad made it easy against Osasuna, despite a first exchange of blows, with goals from Isak and Cardona for the immediate 1-1. After the break, Oedegaard, assistant in the first, scored a direct foul 2-1 and shortly after Isak continued to gain his great moment in the face of the goal with the sentence. Osasuna was far from turning to another intense date with a Real who returned to be an executioner ‘reddish’ as ​​a month ago in the league. Photo: EFE Valencia and Granada suffer before Cultural Leonesa and BadajozVillarreal and Real Sociedad make it easy against Rayo and Osasunacenter_img Valencia suffered in a bad game but took the penalty to the pass to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey in the Kingdom of León, while Granada was credited again to the victory in extra time (2-3) in Badajoz, in a quieter day for Villarreal and Real Sociedad.After giving the bell against Atlético de Madrid, Cultural Leonesa once again faced one of the greats of Primera, a Valencia who went to rest without knocking on goal. The locals jumped very motivated and with arrivals, a ball to the crossbar of Augusto Galván included. Those of Celades went from less to more and, although they generated danger, they failed to reduce local euphoria.In the mouth of goal did not finish Soler and Gameiro missed two auction options. After the break Valencia worsened its performance. Kondogbia had a good chance ‘che’ but the ‘Cultu’ continued to gain in effort and pressure. The wear of Sergio Benito had no prize in the final stretch, for a shot that could only connect with the thigh. Already in extra time Luque forced Jaume and the goal ‘che’ began to warm up for penalties.Ferran had a couple of occasions, another Nephew, the best in Valencia to see in action for the first time a Giffard that made Atleti bitter in the previous round. The French goal however could not be a hero on penalties as the rival goal. Menudo and Benito met Jaume, an income that the current champion did not miss to avoid the scare in Leon.last_img read more

Odriozola before his long-awaited debut at Bayern’s eleven

first_imgÁlvaro Odriozola continues to be ostracized at Bayern. Since his arrival at the Allianz Arena club on loan until the end of the season he has played a total of seven minutes of 450 possible with the shirt of his new team. Of course, everything points to the San Sebastian finally live his long-awaited debut on the eleven next Friday against the Paderborn. It’s not that Hansi Flick, coach of Bayern Munich, has changed plans for the right back and wants to bet on the Spanish international, the possible ownership of Odriozola is due rather to the casualties of the Bavarian cadre. In addition to the absences of Niklas Süle and Javi Martínez due to injury, Flick cannot count on Benjamin Pavard and Jerome Boateng by accumulation of cards, so that everything points to Odriozola who replaces the world champion on the right side. Of course, the safest thing is that the prominence on the pitch remains scarce after the clash against Paderborn. Next Tuesday the Champions League returns for Bayern, which will play the first leg of the round of 16 against Chelsea at home, sufficient reason for Flick to return to his starting defense and the former Real Madrid, therefore, to the bench. It remains to be seen also where he will find his place Lucas Hernandez, who has already fully recovered from his ankle injury, but at the same time remains far from his best level. The good performance of Alphonso Davies and Pavard on the sides and the progression of David Alaba in the left center position they caused Flick to give him minutes on the right parcel of the center of the back this past Sunday in Cologne (4-1), but the former Atlético still needs to recover his physical tone to return to being a defender of guarantees for Bayern. Flick will have to make decisions.last_img read more

Sergio Suarez, the Canarian magic of a Port FC that aspires to everything

first_imgThe Khlong Toe district, located in the center of Bangkok, finally returns to enjoy elite football. His team, Port FC, ended a decade without titles last year. He won the FA Cup and won a ticket for the previous phase of the Asian Champions League thanks, in part, to the great performances of one of the Spanish footballers of his squad, Sergio Suarez (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1987). The former UD Las Palmas lives “one of the best moments” of his career in Thailand: “I am happy. Here I have felt valued and respected from the first moment. Foreigners are required much more than the rest, but I’m comfortable and I hope to be able to extend this moment as much as possible. “Suarez arrived in Thailand in 2014, although it was not until January 2017 when he signed for a Port with which he already has scored 38 goals in the Thai League, winning two bronze medals in 2018 and 2019. And to the joy of Khlong Toe, his great form continues in 2020: it only took five minutes to score his first goal of the season in the league: “After the president If you have invested a lot of money in signings, the goal remains the same: to be among the top three, they put us in a cane to be champions and that is our main goal, but I I prefer to go game by game“. Conquering the Thai League is now the big goal of the club. More if possible after falling eliminated in the previous phase of the Asian Champions League. “It was a failure“, Suarez values,” but we knew that entering the group stage was going to be very difficult. “” If we had sold to Ceres we should have gone to Japan later, and the level there is very high, “completes the Spaniard, who highlights the positive side of the experience: “The fans were very unhappy, but We got the team to play Champions almost 10 years later. Now it’s time to focus on the league and achieve the goal of being champions. “The great moment of Sergio Suárez in Thailand caught the attention of several Southeast Asian teams, but “Port values ​​me a lot and it would have been difficult to leave “. With 33 years old, the Canary, who has just signed this year, does not deny that the withdrawal is getting closer and closer: “You always doubt if the body will maintain the physical level. That is why it is best to enjoy day to day , because you never know when everything is going to end. I will try to maximize my good moment in Thailand because I am enjoying myself so much. ” He will do it with his partner and friend David Rochela, “a crack as a person and huge as a footballer. It brings seriousness and discipline, something that is scarce in Thailand.”last_img read more

The league break is allied with Ben Arfa to get in tune

first_imgThe league break of at least three weeks, two league days plus a weekend of national team matches, on account of the coronavirus pandemic, is a necessary nuisance for players, leagues and hobbies, but there is a Real footballer Valladolid who can thank you because It will be an opportunity for you to improve your physical condition. This is Hatem Ben Arfa, the star signing of the club in the winter market, who had spent eight months without training with a team or competing and proved to be far from his best moment in the two games in which he had minutes, although against Athletic he was seen better after almost a month of specific training. And it is that the francotunecino arrived in the last days of the winter market and entered the list in the second match, against Villarreal. That day he played 13 minutes, tied at one on the scoreboard. His performance was not very encouraging, because if it is true that the opponents showed respect when he had the ball, it is also true that he showed that he was not physically fit to play in the First Division. The following week, the coach, Sergio González, announced that the footballer, along with Brazilian Matheus Fernandes, would carry out specific work to take the necessary shape and rhythm. The redebut occurred last Sunday. Guardiola’s absence, by sanction, gave him the opportunity to enter the list and play the same 13 minutes against the Basque team, with the result of 1-2 and the blanquivioletas overturned in search of a tie. The match ended 1-4, but Ben Arfa showed better condition, he wanted the ball more, but being so far from the goal, he entered the theoretical position of midfielder, it hurt him. Saying that the image improved, however, does not mean that his physical condition was ideal, quite the contrary. He was still slow and with a few extra kilos. For this reason, this stoppage due to the coronavirus can be useful for the francotunencino if he takes advantage of these three weeks to shore up his physical state with the routines that have been ordered from the club.last_img read more

Aston Villa perpetuate the English reign in the European Cup

first_imgThere are that they assure that he Bayern he won all the European Cup finals he deserved to lose and lost all the ones he deserved to win. The fans of Atlético, Saint Étienne, Leeds, Valencia and Dortmund, their victims in the European Cup, will surely contribute data that confirms this. Legend or not, what is certain that the Bavarians were superior to Aston Villa in that 1982 Rotterdam Final. He could even thrash. But the German strikers ran into a very young Spink, who like Iker Casillas in 2002 in Glasgow against Leverkusen, went out to supply the goal at injured Rimmer and he became the great hero of the party. White took advantage of what was practically Villa’s only chance to score the only goal of the match and give the title to his team.With that victory, the Aston Villa was proclaimed as England fourth team in winning the European Cup after United, Liverpool and Nottingham Forest (No country has so many champions, to which we must also add the Chelsea) and perpetuated the golden age of British football on the continent, in which it was the fifth orejona Consecutive for the English country. The Villa reaffirmed his glory in the European Super Cup, in which he beat Barça, but as a result of that, he faded until he dropped to Segunda in 1987. The ‘villains’ were never so scary. The 80s started in England with the disappearance of a myth, John Lennon, and the resurrection of another, the Aston Villa. Only a year after the Nottingham Forest will earn your second European Cup (1980), the Birmingham ‘villains’ won their seventh and so far last English league 71 years after your previous title in 1910. By then term Old Glory (Vieja Gloria) perfectly coined a club that had won the Most of their leagues in the 19th century. Ten years before winning the English league, the town I played in Third divisionBut his return to the elite was not as surprising as that of Nottingham Forest a few years ago. Little by little, by the technician Ron Saunders, he was building a competitive team that important players like Gordon Cowans, Dennis Mortimer, Tony Morley and above all, Peter White, and after his return to the First in 1975 he was already fighting for European positions. The title definitely came in season 1980-81.The following year, the ‘villains’ advanced with good pace in the European Cup, after eliminating the Valur and Dinamo Berlin when something unexpected happened. Saunders faced the directive and was fired, and his assistant Tony Barton took over. Everything seemed to indicate that without the great leader of the project and in the most decisive phase of the course, the ‘villains’ adventure would end soon. And once again, history showed that in the football everything is possible. In the quarterfinals and semifinals, the English team defeated two greats of the time, the Dinamo Kiev and Anderlecht, and reached the final against a powerful Bayern Munich in which stars of the level of Rummenigge, Breitner and Augenthaler, among others, shone.last_img read more