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Legkov wins Holmenkollen 50km
Russia’s Alexander Legkov stole the show yesterday during the men’s 50km at Holmenkollen. It was to be the much anticipated showdown between Overall World Cup leader Dario Cologna and Petter Northug Jr. who were separated by just 23 points at the start of the competition. In the end it was Legkov with the overall lead, with Northug still in second and Cologna now back in third. All three are separated by just 15 points with just 4 races remaining in the season, as the World Cup moves to Sweden.
Arnold Schwarzenegger at bodybuilding.com booth
Arnold Schwarzenegger at bodybuilding.com booth.during the Arnold Classic.
Ciarán ÓLIONÁIRD in the 3000m final
Ciarán ÓLIONÁIRD, Ireland finished 3rd in the 3000m final at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg. The time was 7:50.40 - 0.66 seconds after the winner Hayle IBRAHIMOV, and 0.14 seconds after Juan Carlos HIGUERO, Spain.
Gold in Val di Fiemme
After the gold in the individual sprint, the Russian dominates also the team sprint. Silver to Sweden, bronze to Kazakhstan.
Russia is the country of the fastest skiers in the World. After the gold medal in the individual sprint, the Euro-asiatic country conquered also the most precious medal of all in the team sprint, thanks to the performances of Alexey Petukhov and Nikita Kriukov.
Flensburg played Champions League in Moscow
SG Flensburg-Handewitt played 29:29 in the Champions League match in Moscow against Chehovski Medvedi Moscow.
Ciaran O'Lionaird setting a new PR with his 3:52 mile at the 2013 Millrose Games
Congrats to Ciaran O’Lionaird for setting a new PR with his 3:52 mile at the 2013 Millrose Games.
Sharapova marches past Makarova into semi-finals
Maria Sharapova continued her perfect run in Australian Open quarter-finals by swatting aside Russian compatriot Ekaterina Makarova.
The Russian not only continued her perfect run in Australian Open quarter-finals on Tuesday by swatting aside Russian compatriot Ekaterina Makarova 6-2 6-2 to set up a semi-final against Li Na, she also set a record at the grand slam. With her 66-minute victory, Sharapova has now dropped just nine games in total, the fewest number conceded by a semi-finalist at the tournament. Monica Seles conceded 12 games on her way to the 1991 semi-finals. Seles went on to win the title.
The world number two, along with defending champion Azarenka and 15-times grand slam winner Williams, have been a class above the rest of the women’s draw at Melbourne Park with few now expecting anyone other than the trio to win the title.
Cibulkova in the final
Dominika Cibulkova is ready for the Apia International Sydney women’s final on Friday night where she faces top seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
“This is my first time playing before Australian Open so well and going to the finals, so it really gives you a lot of the confidence. This tournament was really strong. Many girls from top 10 were here and I played already three of them.”
Dominika took down Petra Kvitova in her opener, then beat Sara Errani convincingly in the quarterfinals before overcoming No.2 seed Angelique Kerber in three sets yesterday.
Vylegzhanin takes over Tour leader
Maxim Vylegzhanin of Russia came around teammate Alexander Legkov in final meters of men’s 15km classic pursuit in Oberhof, Germany, for a photo finish win in 39:47.0. Legkov was second +0.1 behind. In third +6.5 seconds back was Petter Northug. Maxim Vylegzhanin is the winner of the day as well as the FIS Tour de Ski Overall leader.
Flensburg defeated THW Kiel
After 14 losses in a row, THW Kiel was defeated by 35-29 in Campushalle.