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Takahashi and Kumiko take Japanese 20km race walking titles, Liu impresses 17.2.2019 IAAF News and Features
Eiki Takahashi won the 102nd Japanese National 20km Race Walking Championship in a scintillating race at Kobe that hung in the balance until the very last second - and at the same time lifted the title for an incredible fifth time in a row.
UAE Under-23s face fact-finding friendly with Guus Hiddink’s China on road to Tokyo 2020 17.2.2019 sport360.com
The UAE Under-23s will take another step on the long road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday when they play an enlightening friendly against Guus Hiddink’s China, with little more than a month left until preliminary qualifiers begin. ‎Maciej Skorza’s starlets must build on last year’s promising bronze medal at the Asian Games when they battle Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Maldives from March 22-26 for spots at January 2020’s AFC U-23 Championship. Finish in the top three in next year’s continental tournament, or simply make the semi-finals if hosts Japan progress that far, and a return to the Games will be secured for the first time since Omar Abdulrahman et al shone at London 2012. China’s youngsters will provide a tough examination at Rashid Stadium (17:15 kick-off). The Junior Whites lost 2-1 to them in the Asian Games’ group stage, plus they are now led by legendary ex-Real Madrid, South Korea and Chelsea head coach Hiddink. Skorza will lean on the likes of Al Jazira defender Khalifa Al Hammadi and Al ...
Athletics: Wanders and Hassan set world 5km records in Monaco 17.2.2019 Reuters: Sports News
Julien Wanders and Sifan Hassan won the inaugural 5 kilometre Herculis in Monaco on Sunday and in doing so claimed the official male and female world records respectively.
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Mikaela Shiffrin makes history after four consecutive slalom world championship win 17.2.2019 Sporting News RSS

It was a historic day for Mikaela Shiffrin, who won slalom gold at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Rachel Morris: Paralympic cycling and rowing champion targets skiing 16.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Paralympic cycling and rowing champion Rachel Morris starts her quest for a third sporting success on the snow.
Mikaela Shiffrin wins fourth slalom gold at World Championships 16.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Watch Mikaela Shiffrin's winning run in the women's slalom as she becomes the first skier in history to win gold in the same event at four successive World Championships.
Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu in summit clash 16.2.2019 Sify.com
Guwahati: Saina Nehwal won the women's singles category of the 83rd national badminton championship by defeating PV Sindhu in straight games at the TRP Indoor stadium here on Saturday. Sindhu had no answer to Saina's powerful smashes as she went down 18-21, 15-21. At the break of the first game, Saina had a slight 11-10 lead over Sindhu. But after the break, the 2012 Olympics bronze medallist extended it to 18-15. Sindhu then did a comeback and won two straight points to make it 17-18. But Saina showed a lot of variety to clinch the first game 21-18. The second game also started in a similar way as Saina went into the break with an 11-9 lead. After the break, Saina extended it to 13-9 and went on to make the affair 21-15. Earlier, Sourabh Verma won the senior nationals title after defeating Lakshya Sen 21-18, 21-13 in the men's singles final. Meanwhile, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Chirag Shetty won the men's doubles title with a 21-13, 22-20 win over Shlok Ramachandran and MR ...
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Saina outclasses Sindhu to retain Nationals crown 16.2.2019 Rediff: Sports
Three-time champion Saina Nehwal registered a 21-18, 21-15 win against PV Sindhu, a two-time winner, in the summit clash.
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Anybody who makes it to Team India can reach the top: Debevec 16.2.2019 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
56-year-old Sydney Olympics champion Rajmond Debevec is a living legend, having won everything there is to win in the sport - gold medals at the Olympics, ISSF World Championships, World Cup finals, World Cups and European Championships.
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Biomechanics reports provide useful coaching insights, says Stefanidi 16.2.2019 IAAF News and Features
World and Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi usually knows from the instant she leaves the ground if her jump will be a success.
Henrik Kristoffersen wins giant slalom gold at 2019 World Championships 16.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen wins the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2019 World Championships, clinching the top spot by just 0.20 seconds.
North, South Korea eye joint march, teams for Tokyo 2020 15.2.2019 Reuters: Sports News
North Korea and South Korea want a joint march at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and have requested to have some unified teams in different sports, the president of the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
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'It will be one of the biggest comeback stories' - sprinter Ellington on return two years after crash 15.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
British sprinter James Ellington says it will be "one of the biggest sporting comebacks" if he makes the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - two years after a serious motorbike crash.
Tokyo officials: Cost of ceremonies up 40 percent 15.2.2019 www.espn.com - OLY
The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent, according to numbers released by the organizing committee.
Unified Korea teams possible for Tokyo 2020 15.2.2019 www.espn.com - OLY
North Korea and South Korea are interested in a joint march at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as well as fielding unified teams in different sports, the president of the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
IOC: North Korea seeks to 'remedy' doping issues 15.2.2019 www.espn.com - OLY
North Korea has told the IOC that it will "remedy" anti-doping issues, less than a week after the country testing agency was suspended.
South Africa calls on world to fight for Semenya 15.2.2019 www.espn.com - OLY
The South African government has called on the world to fight what it calls a "gross violation of human rights law" against the country's female Olympic champion Caster Semenya.
Caster Semenya backed by South African government in IAAF challenge 15.2.2019 Sporting News RSS

South Africa's minister of sport and recreation Tokozile Xasa has called on the world to support Caster Semenya's case against the IAAF.

North, South Korea eye joint march, some unified teams for Tokyo 2020 15.2.2019 Reuters: Sports News
North Korea and South Korea are interested in a joint march at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics as well as fielding some unified teams in different sports, the president of the International Olympic Committee said on Friday.
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Koreas visit IOC about helping the North at Tokyo Games 15.2.2019 FOX Sports Digital
Koreas visit IOC about helping the North at Tokyo Games
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