Kenya wins World Athletics Championship
The 2015 World Athletics Championships ended on Sunday with Kenya emerging the unlikeliest of winners with seven gold. The Kenyans, famed for long distance running achieved that laudable position because they made inroads into the shorter distance of won 400m men’s hurdles, which they won through Nicholas Bett with a national record and the leading time of 47.79 in 2015. The javelin thrower, Julius Yego with a throw of 92.72m, which broke the African record he held, also joined him to record two unlikely gold medals that gave them the overall win.
A splash and a too early celebration in China
Rolanda Bell made a splash in the women’s 3000m steeplechase heats, as she fell head over heels into the water, while American athlete Molly Hurdle celebrated too early in the women’s 10,000m at the World Championships in Beijing – after raising her hands to celebrate the bronze but Emily Infeld sneaked in to nick the bronze from her. The moral of the story would then be, look where you are going and never celebrate too soon.
Juventus have no points from 2 matches
Defending Serie A champions have started the defence of their title – their third consecutively with two defeats on the bounce. After losing their opening match 1-0 at home to Udinese, they lost again on Sunday away to Roma 2-1.
Boxer wins again after 10 years
Robin Deakin has been tagged as the worst boxer in Britain. Though he won his first fight in 2006, he went without a win over 51 matches, but he won again last Saturday. Deakin lost his licence because of these consecutive losses but he was granted a reprieve after 17 months, and he won on his return. This is hoping he does not go another 51 fights without another win! But after 17 months out of the ring, Deakin outpointed Latvia’s Deniss Kornilovs over four rounds at London’s York Hall on a show licensed by the Malta Boxing Commission.
Rugby player returns to action after killer tackle
Francis Molo, an Australian rugby player, returned to the game two months after his tackle led to the death of Sunshine Coast Falcons’ James Ackerman.
Ackerman died on June 22, two days after he was tackled in a game between Norths Devils and Sunshine Coast Falcons.
Molo did not face any death threats or blame for the death though he was suspended for eight weeks.
Molo played for the Devils, a feeder team for Brisbane Broncos, in an Intrust Super Cup game on Sunday at Bishop Park, where he tackled Ackerman in June.
Golfer collapses on course
There may be a thing as too much of a good thing been bad for the health and that could be the case of John Daly. The winner of the PGA Championship in 1991 and the Open Championship in 1995, collapsed after having difficulty breathing while playing at Deerfield Golf Club in Mississippi. The 49-year-old will be advised to turn in early the next time he is out swinging.
Referee sends player off with notebook
With all the drama and the shock results in the English Premier League over the weekend, the joke was surely on referee Jonathan Moss, who would have been left absolutely ashen when he accidentally used his notebook to send off Norwich’s Steven Whittaker during the 3-0 defeat to Southampton. Maybe the FA needs to have card pockets specially labelled and sown into their referees’ uniforms.
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