Yohan Blake is the best,once again
Berlin: World champion Yohan Blake equalled his personal best of 9.82 seconds Sunday to set a new 100m meet record at the ISTAF event.
The 21-year-old Jamaican, who had clocked the same time at the Weltklasse, in Zurich, on Thursday, comfortably beat Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis, who finished in 10.01 seconds, at Berlin’s Olympic stadium. “That’s why they call me the beast,” Blake said.
New Delhi: Promising boxer Rahul Poonia continued his good show at the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Games, in the Isle of Mann, by advancing to the final of the light flyweight category. Poonia, a gold medallist in the Youth Olympics Games held in Cuba earlier this year, beat Nyiko Ndukula of South Africa 26-8 in the 49kg category.
Khanty Mansiysk: Russian Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk and Ukrainian stalwart Vassily Ivanchuk made it to the last-four of the World Chess Cup, defeating David Navara of Czech Republic and Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan respectively in the tiebreak games of the quarter finals here Sunday.
Wroclaw: Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC heavyweight title with a dominant performance against Polish challenger Tomasz Adamek on Saturday, winning by technical knockout in the 10th round. The 40-year-old Klitschko used his considerable size advantage to keep the 34-year-old Adamek at bay with his powerful jab and was in complete control throughout the bout.
Dubai: Diego Maradona said Sunday that he has been unable to watch Argentina play since losing the coaching job with the national team after a disappointing performance in the 2010 World Cup. The Argentina legend, at a news conference Sunday, said: “I miss my country.”
Sofia: Lothar Matthaeus’s future as Bulgaria coach is hanging in the balance only a month after the German agreed to extend his contract until 2013. “We have to put an end to this mess,” Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) vice-president Yordan Lechkov said. The pressure on the 50-year-old Matthaeus has increased following Bulgaria’s recent defeats in the Euro 2012 qualifying.
Jaipur: Ending a 44-day stalemate, the Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit Sunday let the rival faction, led by CP Joshi, start administrative work from the office, which was locked since July 30. Dixit had announced that he was taking a backseat and was leaving day-to-day affairs for Joshi faction.
Rohtak: Cricketer Joginder Sharma, who is also the deputy superintendent of Haryana Police, has landed into a controversy after his cousin, Sonu, lodged a criminal complaint against him with the Shivaji Colony Police Station. In his complaint lodged Saturday night, Sonu has charged Joginder with beating him up, resulting to injuries.