• February 6, 2018 /  Athletic and Swimming, Racing

    PARIS (Reuters) – Watch and learn – that was the directive Nairo Quintana received when he was included in his Movistar team’sTour de France roster.

    The diminutive, swarthy-faced Colombian climber did more than just that on his Tour debut, surpassing expectations with a brilliant three-week display to secure second place overall.

    Quintana, 23, reached the Champs Elysees in Paris having won a stage and claimed both white and polka-dot jerseys for the best young rider and the best climber.

    On Saturday, he won the 20th stage at the top of Semnoz after a final 11-km ascent – nothing intimidating for a rider who would descend 16 kilometers every day to go to school on a 20-kilo mountain bike.

    “And I had to come back every evening,” he says with a smile.

     He caught the eye of Movistar manager Eusebio Unzue when, aged 20, he won the Tour de l’Avenir – the most prestigious young riders’ race.

    Unzue was looking for Colombian riders for his Spain-based team.

    “Finding a Colombian rider who climbs well is easy,” said Unzue, referring to the ‘Beetles’, the Colombian climbers of the 1980s.

    “But finding one who climbs well and who is also a good time-trialist is more rare.”

    Quintana, however, is not just a physically talented rider. He is also a clever one.

    “The other thing that struck me is his character,” said Unzue.

    “He’s got a lot of self-confidence and he analyses a race very well. When you listen to him debrief his day, you understand right away that he is not just a fast rider.”

    Quintana showed during the Tour that he is a fast learner.

     Starting the race with the task of helping team leader Alejandro Valverde secure a podium finish, the Colombian found himself thrust into the role of leader after the Spaniard lost considerable time on a flat stage following a mechanical problem.

    “Everybody in the team believed in me. Everyone helped me, especially psychologically, to achieve this. At 23, I was not prepared for that,” he said on Saturday, sobbing between sentences.

    “When they asked me if I was up for it (after Valverde’s hopes were dashed), I said ‘yes, sure, I’m ready to be team leader but I hope you will forgive me if my legs don’t respond at some point’.”

     His legs responded well as Quintana finished second behind Tour champion Chris Froome of Britain in the stage finishing up the iconic Mont Ventoux, although he briefly lost consciousness after crossing the line.

    That day, he probably attacked too early. On Saturday, he showed that he had learned his lesson, waiting for Froome to attack on the slopes of the Semnoz before countering him in the final kilometer to take the stage.

    The win capped years of hard work, Quintana said, still shaking his head in disbelief.

    “I worked very hard and I had the support of my parents, my team. A year ago, when I turned professional, it was difficult to imagine that I would be here today,” he said.

    “As a kid I didn’t dream this could happen to me. I was taking things on a daily basis.”

    Quintana has emulated compatriot Luis Herrera, who won the King of the Mountains title in 1985 and 1987, but he is setting his sights higher than the polka dot jersey.

    “These performances give me a lot of confidence for the following years. In 2015 I could be gunning for yellow. I will continue to work every day to achieve that,” he said.

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  • Translucent hard athletic dominance Mideast-Africa

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    January 4, 2018 /  Athletic and Swimming

    Atletik Sulit Tembus Dominasi Timteng-Afrika

    Palembang – Dozens of athletes from the athletics arena ready tested the ability of the Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) III in Palembang, September 22-October 1 next. They are currently undergoing a training camp in a few places depending on the number which will be followed later.

    Indonesia fairly minimal opportunities to penetrate the dominance of athletes from countries of the Middle East, Africa, and the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, the optimal preparation still run by the Executive Board of the Athletics Association of Indonesia to take advantage of the event.

    It is delivered by members of the race committee and the Executive Committee of refereeing Athletics Association of Indonesia, Sumartoyo Martodihardjo. According to him, in the event the ISG later, Indonesian athletes can gain knowledge and experience from the world’s top athletes. “For the achievement it seems hard to beat them from the Middle East and Africa. But this opportunity for us to meet the world athletes,” said Sumartoyo.

    Currently, according to Sumartoyo, athletics track is always dominated by athletes from nations of Morocco, Bahrain, Watar, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Even so, he still asks a mainstay Indonesian athletes to do everything we can in the arena of sports world Islamic countries.

    The seriousness PB PASI, at this time, according to Sumartoyo, some athletes are following the training camp at home and abroad. “There is a practice in Canning. We do not want to give up so easily,” said Sumartoyo.

    The General Secretary of the Provincial Board of South Sumatra PASI, Zulfaini M. Ropi, explains, it is ready to assist in running a PB PASI training camp for the national athletes in the arena that will host the race in Jakabaring Sport City.

    According to him, in Jakabaring facility is the most complete and best in Indonesia. In addition, his team has experience in carrying out similar activities at SEA Games 2011.
    “We are ready to help a team of PB PASI because here has the best facilities,” said M. Zulfaini Ropi. He explained that in Jakabaring athletics track has eight oval track for runners.

    Meanwhile, outside the main path is also available a similar trajectory to six runners. The track serves as a warming trajectory. Until now, the facility is well maintained though rarely used.

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  • Pool League for colleger was held

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    December 22, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming

    Swimming pool competition between students LIMA ready to be held, organized swimming competitions Student League will take place over two days on 29-30 June 2013 held at the Swimming Pool Simprug Pertamina, Jakarta.

    Appropriate target LIMA, expressed readiness to join the ten universities, six of whom have completed the requirements prescribed by LIMA, while four other universities are still in the process of completing the requirements document.

    Tenth of the university is the State University of Jakarta, Universitas Mercu Buana, Pelita Harapan University, Trisakti University, London School of Public Relations, University of Karachi Siliwangi, STKIP Pasundan, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Padjadjaran University, and State University of Surabaya.

    Manager of the Jakarta State University swimming team, Iqbal Hambali, expressed his readiness to compete at Swimming LIMA 2013. “Technically, our team is ready to compete, there are few constraints on the data collection process swimmers, hopefully we can proceed as soon as possible,” said Iqbal.

    At this inaugural season, FIVE Swimming will play 15 numbers for men and women, consisting of freestyle, back, butterfly, and chest each bring into the distance 50m, 100m, and 200m for men and women. Three other numbers came from the 200m individual medley, the team event two freestyle relay and 4x100m medley relay for boys and girls.

    FIVE CEO Ryan Widodo claimed it held a swimming competition readiness is one of sport’s measurable. “Pool is a new branch that we want to work on, we’ve worked with PB PRSI and the very productive collaboration. We hope to run FIVE Swimming well,” Ryan said.

    LIMA Swimming is a sport competition organized by third antarmahasiswa LIMA, LIMA has previously held a successful LIMA LIMA Basketball and Badminton.

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  • Contribute Weightlifting Silver One for Indonesia in the Universiade 2013

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    December 10, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming

    Contribute Weightlifting Silver One for Indonesia in the Universiade 2013
    Kazan – Until the 10th Universiade championship in 2013, Indonesia has to get a silver medal. Medals were donated from weightlifting branch.

    Universiade is a championship fight for a lot of sports like the Olympics. The difference is, the athletes who competed here are the students.

    In 2013 the event was held in the city of Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. President Vladimir Putin was officially opened on July 6, 2013 and contesting 27 sports, including rugby 7, soccer, swimming, volleyball, beach volleyball, chess, weightlifting and badminton.

    In 2013 Kazan Universiade in particular also competed typical folk wrestling Tatarstan “Cyrus” who competed for the first time at the Universiade.

    From 6 sports that followed, the new Indonesia won one silver medal from weightlifting 56 kg branch on behalf Surahmat Suwito. These achievements to repeat the success in the Universiade Shenzhen 2011.

    “University Students Abulyatama Banda Aceh is back to repeat his performance at the Universiade Shenzhen 2011,” said Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation and Republic of Belarus Djauhari Oratmangun release received detikSport.

    Surahmat silver medal with a total force obtained weighing 250 kg, 16 kg lighter than the gold medalist from China. Class 56 kg bronze medal won by athletes Moldova with 246 kg total force.

    “Although it has not managed to get a lot of medals, but the Indonesian team could learn quite a lot from Kazan Universiade 2013. Particular how the Russian government to prepare all facilities and of course all athletes prepare seriously to buy almost all the medals in all sports,” said Oratmangun .

    Kazan is no half-and-half to host Universiade this year. They not only freshen up, but also primp.

    Kazan city faces filled with flowers which were scattered in every corner of the city, really liven up summer in Kazan – which is pretty well known in the summer.

    New facilities are also built specifically for the success of the Universiade Kazan 2013 Universiade Park, among others, the construction of which was opened officially on July 4, 2013.

    Universiade Park is the center of the ongoing cultural activities that a side event of the Kazan Universiade 2013, where participants Kazan Universiade and the community can enjoy a variety of entertainment from rock music to the famous circus “Cirque Du Soleil” is performed every night during the Universiade Kazan 2013.

    Universiade itself will be closed on 17 July. So far, Russia still leads the medal table with a record 102 gold, 54 silver, and 48 bronze. While Indonesia is in the top 46 contestants from 162 countries.

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  • Mo Farah breaks record 2 1500 Meter Run

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    November 30, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming, Uncategorized

    Mo Farrah (foto : Reuters)

    MONACO – Mo Farah broke the record for the United Kingdom category run 1500 meters when undergoing Diamon League in Monaco yesterday (07/20/2013). Previously, Steve Cram holds the record for the last 1985 years.

    See his record broken by the Somali-born runner, Cram said he was surprised considering he was laughing at a joke before Mo who want to break that record.

    “I was surprised. Mo had joked to record megalahkan United Kingdom and I laughed. But I have to take my hat off to him, to 5000 meter runners seemed, could berlaris eperti it very hard to believe, “said Cram told BBC Sport.

    3 minutes 28.81 seconds was the time recorded by Farah Cram to pass time record for 3 minutes 29.67 seconds which had stood for 23 years. In addition, a time of Mo also passed a European record for the fastest, Fermin Cacho who recorded a time of 28.95 seconds for 3 minutes.
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  • Serena Williams and LeBron James, Best Athlete version of Espy Award 2013

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    November 18, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming, Uncategorized

    LeBron James and Serena Williams got a gift as the best male and female athletes Espy version (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award 2013, held at the Kodak Theatre on Wednesday (07/17/2013) local time.

    James, who had just delivered the Miami Heat won the NBA title two years in a row, beating candidates such as Miguel Cabrera baseball players, football players Adrian Peterson, and swimmer Michael Phelps.

    This is the title back-to-back for James. In addition, he was also named the Best Championship Performance and Best NBA Player.

    After receiving the trophy as the best athlete, James-nominee name another nominee, then said, “(Trophy) for the four of us, man, I just keep it in my house.”

    On the women’s side, Williams defeated gymnast Gabby Douglas, swimmer Missy Franklin, and basketball player Brittney Griner. Aside from being selected as the best female athlete, Williams was also selected as the best tennis player.

    Other tennis player ever to be selected as the best athlete is Monica Seles (1993) and Venus Williams (2002).

    Espy Award is an annual event to give awards to athletes, individuals or the best team, which is initiated by one of the cable television network in the United States, ESPN.

    The event was held since 1993, in February or March, every year. However, since 2003, the event was held on Wednesday in July, the day after the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game.

    This is the season when the branches of the sport in the U.S. is not being rolled, such as the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), and the National Hockey League (NHL).

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  • Out of Africa to Tour champion, Froome completes journey

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    November 16, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming, Racing, Uncategorized

     PARIS (Reuters) – As softly-spoken off the bike as he is brutal on his machine, Chris Froome completed a long journey out of Africato claim his maiden Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday.

     As much as kids from Kilburn, London, are not supposed to win the Tour, as 2012 champion Bradley Wiggins would say, kids from Kenya are not supposed to prevail on the French roads either.

     “I’d like my performances here to help inspire a lot of youngsters, especially young Africans. They have to believe they can get out of Africa to make it to European teams,” the 28-year-old Froome said.

    This is exactly what Froome, born in Kenya of British descent and schooled in South Africa, did.

     He started riding at 17 with local cycling coach David Kinjah in the highlands of Nairobi and in 2006, took part in the Under-23 world championships representing Kenya.

    It was hardly an auspicious beginning – crashing into a policeman on the first bend of the time trial event.

    Froome joined the Barloworld team in 2008 and rode his first Tour de France, finishing 84th and with little hope of one day winning the world’s greatest cycling race.

     “The first time that I thought that ‘ok, realistically I could become a GC (general classification) rider to contend in grand Tours was during the 2011 Vuelta,” said Froome, who joined the well-oiledTeam Sky in 2010.

    “Up until then I was finding it difficult to keep my performances high for three weeks. The Vuelta 2011 gave me the confidence that I do belong to the group of riders who belong in front of the general classification.”

    Froome, first described by Sky principal Dave Brailsford as “a rough diamond, in need of shaping and polishing”, worked for team leader Wiggins at the Vuelta in 2011 and still managed to finish ahead of him.

    “When I very first joined Team Sky they asked me what my aspirations were,” said Froome.

    “I set goals. Short, long-term goals. Being able to target the Tour was one of the long-term goals.

    “I work pretty well within Team Sky’s system. I’m independent but I also enjoy structure, routine, that’s what team Sky is about. They offer a structure for the riders. They have everything planned.”

     Froome, the first man since Eddy Merckx in 1970 to win at top of the iconic Mont Ventoux with the yellow jersey on his shoulders, was made to wait as he matured as a rider in the shadow of Wiggins, who last year became the first Briton to win the Tour de France.

    Behind him was Froome, who expressed frustration in the mountains, where he seemed able to beat his leader. But team orders are team orders, and Froome reluctantly obeyed.

    With no Wiggins this year, the Briton absent as he recovers from illness and injury, Froome quickly set about making his mark.

    SUMMIT VICTORY

    On the first summit finish at Ax-3-Domaines in the Pyrenees, Froome soloed to victory in awe-inspiring fashion and never surrendered the yellow jersey, despite suffering in the queen stage to l’Alpe d’Huez.

    “The worst moment was on l’Alpe d’Huez when I could feel I was completely flat on energy and it’s a horrible feeling,” he said.

    “When you have no more fuel left in your body and you see the sign 5 kilometers to go and you know it’s uphill, it’s something tough to get through mentally but thankfully I had (team mate) Richie Porte with me.”

    Froome is eager for more glory.

    “Personally I think the Tour de France has to be the pinnacle of our cycling calendar, it’s the most sought-after victory,” he said.

    “Having said that the decision would be very much based on the parcours, on how suited it is to me, to my other team mates. But I’d love to come back targeting the tour every year.”

    A fantastic climber and an excellent time trialist, Froome will most likely be pleased with the route of the 2014 Tour, which will start from Leeds.

    “It has been a fast progression for me. I’ve learnt so much but I still have improvements to make in my climbing, my time trialing, my descending,” he said.

    “But I can’t tell you what the future holds. I have been a pro for five years only.”

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  • Greg Rutherford ruled of Anniversary Games through injury

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    October 9, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming

    Greg Rutherford

    Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has pulled out of next weekend’s Anniversary Games in London because of injury.

    The 26-year-old has not competed since pulling his right hamstring at the Diamond League meet in Paris on 6 July.

    But he said he still hoped to be fit for next month’s World Championships in Moscow, and has been given more time – until 30 July – to recover.

    Rutherford said: “I’m working as hard as I can.”

    The Englishman was not named in the GB team announced this week for the Worlds, which start on 10 August.

    British Athletics performance director Neil Black, who has said the Olympic champion does not have to compete prior to Moscow in order to prove his fitness, will pick between Rutherford and Chris Tomlinson.

    The Anniversary Games is a three-day meeting being held at London’s Olympic Stadium between 26-28 July. It marks a year since the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

    Rutherford had been hoping to compete alongside British team-mates Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill, who is also struggling with an ankle injury, on the second day.

    The trio all claimed gold medals within an hour of each other on 4 August, which became known as ‘Super Saturday’, in one of the most memorable moments of the Games.

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  • Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell doping positive

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    September 17, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming

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    U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay and former 100-meter record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell failed the doping test.
    Gay, 30, who became one of the fastest sprinters in the 100 meters, by the U.S. anti-doping agency tested positive for doping in a competition last May.
    While Powell tested positive for the banned stimulant substances while participating in the Jamaican national championships, last June.
    Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson also failed in the same doping test.
    This is the latest doping scandal in athletics arena once a month ago the Jamaican Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown also tested positive for doping type diuretic.
    Powell had held the record before it was broken Usain Bolt 100m in 2008. And to this day he is still ranked as the fourth fastest sprinter in the world.
    Powell helped Jamaica won the 400m relay gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    This year he recorded a record of 9.88 seconds but failed to make the Jamaican team that will compete at the World Championships next month.
    ‘Thank punishment’
    “I want to explain to family, friends and the main thing is my supporters all over the world that I have never knowingly or intentionally use supplements or drugs in violation of the rules,” Powell said in a statement responses.
    “I never cheated or even,” belanya.
    As for Tyson Gay, doping verdict is a blow for him because in 2013 he actually recorded the fastest time despite missing three times in 2011 and the full year following a hip operation.
    Tyson Gay is still waiting for the results of the B sample urine tests.
    However he has claimed back from the World Championships next month in Moscow.
    “I do not have a story of sabotage … I basically trust someone and it’s disappointing,” he said.
    “I know what happened, but I can not discuss at this time.”
    “I hope to be back running, but I will accept whatever punishment is fitting a man.”

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  • Marilyn Monroe “Help” Romashina Awarded Gold

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    September 16, 2017 /  Athletic and Swimming, Uncategorized

    Russian swimmer synchronization, Svetlana Romashina, won gold at the world championships in Barcelona, Wednesday (24/07/2013), with the figure of Marilyn Monroe inspired.

    Romashina mesmerizing the audience at the Palau Saint Jordi with an energetic and theatrical performances. He appeared inspired by the figure of Marilyn Monroe, complete with blonde hair.

    The Russian was performed with a Marilyn-style costumes and perform to the accompaniment of the song, “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” which had been a Marilyn Monroe comedy movie soundtrack, and “Some Like It Hot,” in 1958. No doubt, charming appearance Romashina also gave the jury a value 97 340.

    Chinese athletes captured the silver medal, Huang Xuechen, with 95 720 points to the accompaniment of “Phantom of the Opera”. Won the bronze medal while the home crowd favorite athlete Spanish, Ona Carbonell, who earn 94 920 points.

    According Romashina, presenting the idea of ​​”soul” Marilyn Monroe came from Elena, daughter of synchronization Russian coach, Tatiana Dachenko. “He has had this idea two years ago, but have not found the right athletes to make it happen,” said the winner of three Olympic medals. “I love this character, so be animating.”

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