Video PlayerClose TIANJIN, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's Deng Wei set a new world record as Chinese weightlifters took three gold medals at the 2019 IWF World Cup here on Wednesday. In the women's 64kg category, Deng posted a lift of 117kg, taking the lead and breaking the previous world record lift of 116kg. In the clean and jerk, Kuo Hsiung-Chun of Chinese Taipei took the heaviest lift, posting 141kg with her last attempt, though Deng's lift of 138kg was enough to see her lift a combined weight of 255kg, edging ahead of Kuo on 246kg. "It was a surprise for me to break the world record," Deng noted afterwards. "I haven't been in good form in training." In the men's 96kg division, China's world champion Tian Tao posted 175kg in the snatch and 215kg in the clean and jerk to secure first place. "Although I'm not in good shape right now, I feel like I'm more likely to break the world record when I am in good shape," the 25-year-old said after the contest. There was more good news for … [Read more...] about China’s Deng sets new world record at Weightlifting World Cup
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India rode on their terrific top order trio of Rohit Sharma, K L Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli to outplay the West Indies by 67 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) in Mumbai on Wednesday night to clinch the series 2-1. The outcome of the match was more or less settled once the Men in Blue ended up with an imposing total of 240/3 after being asked to take first strike at the Wankhede by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard. The West Indies chase was in disarray once they lost three wickets in the first three overs and with the in-form opener Evin Lewis not able to bat after suffering an injury while fielding, the world champions had a mountain to climb. Though Shimron Hetmyer and Pollard hit a flurry of boundaries, the Indians were always in control. Defending totals has been a problem for India in the past and the team management would have been thrilled with the way the top order outbatted the Windies. On the flip side, the two matches India won were due to largely … [Read more...] about Plenty to ponder for India despite T20 series win against West Indies
New Delhi: ‘Sin stocks’ like those of alcohol and tobacco companies are usually considered slowdown-proof. A demand slowdown in the economy singes such stocks rather late in the day, and only under extreme circumstances. Yet, listed stocks of liquor manufacturers and breweries have not been doing well in Indian market this year, having failed to lift investor spirit. But one brewer, B9 Beverages, has created a lot of buzz in the unlisted space, with its unlisted shares rallying over 20 per cent return since they became available in the unofficial market early this year. Shares of listed players such as Winsome Breweries, Ravi Kumar Distilleries, GM Breweries, Associated Alcohols, Empee Distilleries, Jagatjit Industries, Pioneer Distilleries and Radico Khaitan have eroded one-fourth to half of the investor wealth in the official market year-to-date (YTD). Other liquor stocks such as Globus Spirits, United Spirits and United Breweries have declined between 3 per cent and … [Read more...] about Liquor stocks in low spirits, but this unlisted player is on a high!
Woods was back to his mercurial best around the famed Royal Melbourne and led his pairing to the first win of the day. All eyes at the course were focused on Woods and the former world number one didn’t disappoint with his shot making wowing the crowds. A masterful chip on the fifth hole from Woods found the bottom of the cup and he showed of his captaincy powers by demanding Thomas to fetch the ball. Go get that, @[email protected] chips in on No. 5. 😱#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/0y3kv9VP8i— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 12, 2019 But as Woods’ dominance continued, the rest of Team USA crumbled as the Internationals turned up the heat and turned the tides on their opponents. Of the five matches being played on the opening day, only Woods and Thomas emerged victorious for Team USA. The International Team wrapped up day one holding the 4-1 advantage over their favoured counterparts. It marks the first time since 2005 that the International Team have … [Read more...] about International Team show up Team USA as Tiger Woods plays lone hand
IMAGE: FIFA headquarters. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images FIFA needs to take care of the players when it plans the next international match calendar, the head of a key committee at soccer's governing body told Reuters on Thursday. Victor Montagliani said that the international calendar and the transfer system were among the priorities for the football stakeholders committee, which brings together representatives of the players, clubs and leagues. The current match calendar runs until 2024 and allows for around eight to 10 international matches per year in addition to major tournaments such as the World Cup, European championship and Copa America. Top players can easily play 60 to 70 matches in a season for their clubs and national teams. "It's a pretty busy match calendar, so we need to take care of the players, all of us, because at the end of the day, that's what we're all here for," said Montagliani, who is also president of CONCACAF. "The FIFA staff have started … [Read more...] about Sports Shots: FIFA looks to ease the fixture burden on players