Sydney – Torpedo fast it will no longer slide in the water. Ian Thorpe, superstar world of bathing branch, deciding to end a glittering career with the record. Thorpe announced retirement statement at a press conference in Sydney, Tuesday (21/11/2006). “I decided not to follow the world championships next year,” he said. “I also made another very difficult decision, that I was not going to continue swimming career at the professional level,” said 24-year-old Australian man was quoted as saying by AFP. Thorpe, who was nicknamed “Thorpedo” or “Torpey”, able to steal nine career medals at the Olympics and world championships in 13 pieces, which makes it ordained as one of the greatest swimmers in history, especially for the medium range. But in the last two years he was often bullied injury. His motivation was often questionable – perhaps because he seemed not need to prove anything anymore from pedaling prowess in the water body. Swimmer freestyle specialist was never performed again at major championships since the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. His comeback after missing a year was hampered because of continued fitness injury factor. Last March he lost the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Thorpe also certainly not going to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which actually can add Olympic gold collection into six pieces
“We have to go back from two years to four years. The move down to two did a lot of damage to my sport,” Lord Coe told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek.
“It is for the clean athletes. I don’t care about the cheats we weed out. These people are trashing my sport.”
While the 1500m gold medallist from Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 does not believe trust in the sport has completely evaporated, Lord Coe is concerned people are losing faith in athletics.
“It is depressing. Trust sits at the heart of this,” said Lord Coe, who is also vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
“I don’t think trust is gone entirely, but it was a bad day for the sport. The big challenge here is to go on fighting, this is not a fight we can afford to lose.
“It is about trust. If fans can’t trust the athletes and go there knowing what they are watching is questionable, then we will descend to American wrestling where most of the crowd know it is fake and, worryingly, don’t care.”
Lord Coe believes that athletes are currently taking risks by cheating as the two-year ban does not take enough time out of their career to be a deterrent.
But the London 2012 organiser and current British Olympic Association chairman knows that lifetime bans are not possible.
The BOA, before Coe was elected chairman, had a policy of banning any British athletes from competing in Olympic Games for life if they had previously failed a drugs test.
However, in April 2012 the governing bodylost its battle with the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) to keep the policy.
It allowed athletes such as Dwain Chambers, who failed a drugs test in 2003, to compete at London 2012
“If I could bring lifetime bans in I would,” said Lord Coe.
“The legal inhibitor to be able to do that is profound. We are not going to be able to have life bans, they would be challenged and when we have done it we have lost.
“Four years does make people think, it is a big chunk of your career but two years with appeals is often only 18 months. Too many athletes have been prepared to take the risk.”
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).
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.
Swimmers Jakarta State University (UNJ), Gerdi Zulfitranto, won two gold on the first day Student League (LIMA) Swimming in 2013, which took place at the Swimming Pool Pertamina Simprug, South Jakarta, 29-30 June 2013.
Gerdi won gold on the 200 meter breaststroke with a record of 2 minutes 30.17 seconds, and the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 31.31 seconds.
Gerdi student who is majoring in sport in UNJ failed to win gold in the 200-meter medley. He had to settle for a silver medal.
“If there is no Idam Dasuki, could possibly be gold. He’s a former national training athletes, “said Gerdi after the game in Swimming Pool Pertamina, Simprug, South Jakarta, Saturday (06/29/2013).
Gerdi and other participants did not expect to meet in the Student League Swimming Idam. Craving is a student STKIP Bandung. On the first day, she won the 200 meters gold and silver medley 50 meter breaststroke.
“I think he’s still in pelatnas. Because I understand that athletes are competing at the national training Asian Indoor Games in Korea. Turns out he was not a baseball athletes participate for national training, “said another swimmer UNJ, Rays Tri U Chaniago, who also successfully won gold in the 100m backstroke.
After bagging two gold and one silver, Gerdi hoping to add another gold while down in the 100-meter breaststroke on the second day, Sunday (30/06/2013).
“Actually, only FIVE warming. I put the target in the Governor’s Cup July 4 to 6 later because the results will be very influential to be drawn into Pelatda city, “said Gerdi who joined the swimming club Kusuma Hope.
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.
JAKARTA – pole vault world record holder from Ukraine, Sergey Bubka Nazarovich a visit to Indonesia on Tuesday (06/25/2013).
“I am delighted to be visiting Indonesia. It is a beautiful country, “he met at the office of Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI), Jakarta.
Bubka record 6.15 meters in Donetsk, Ukraine, on February 21, 1993. 20 years later, the record was not resolved.
Some pole vault athletes strive to surpass the record belongs Bubka, but until now there is no new record.
“It takes skill and technique surpassed the record high for that. Young athletes should do the analysis first and then to improvise in order to surpass my record, “he said.
Sergey Bubka is the Pole Vault gold medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He’s run for Presidential election exchanges Olympics.
East Java runners dominated the numbers ran 60 yards teenage girls in National Championship Athletics’ Bob Hasan Sprint “after passing four runners to the semifinals in Madya Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta.
In the preliminary round held Wednesday, from seven series passed 16 runners who competed for the semifinals which consists of the champions and runners-up of each series plus two runners with the best record.
Java passed four runners, each series champion Nia Fatul Aini 1, Febi Ulfa 4 series champion, and Eka Cahya 5 series champion and runner-up Sri Wahyu 7 series.
Other runners who qualified for the semifinals include Anisa Aprilia (Sulawesi), Agustina Mardika (North Sumatra), Barkah Sekar (DKI Jakarta), Mira Maryanti (Jabar), Habibah Amalia (Jabar), Deni Syahputri (West Sumatra), Neng Arisma ( Jabar), Brima Pramesti (DIY Yogyakarta), Austien Velicia Mofu (DKI Jakarta), Sri Mayasari (South Sumatra), Irene Alisjahbana (DKI Jakarta), and Yuni Eka (Central Java).
The surprise was the failure of runners from North Sulawesi, Anggreina Rorong to the semifinals for only ranked 30th with a time of 8.48 seconds.
The best record of 60 meters preliminary round girls recorded by Hasruni with time of 7.73 seconds, followed by Mira Maryanti 7.86 seconds, and 7.98 seconds Eka Cahya.
Rekornas this number is owned by Nurul Imaniar (NTB) with a time of 7.61 seconds recorded 2009.
According to the schedule, the semifinals will be played on Thursday (8/12) at 14.15 pm, followed by the finals at 16:30 pm.
Besides the rarely run 60 yards young women, the first day Wednesday also play preliminary round junior daughter ran 60 yards, 60 yards young men, junior men’s 60 meter, 1,000 meter teenage sons, 4 x 1,000 meter relay juniors and young men and women.
The first day of National Championship “Bob Hasan Sprint” is characterized by the presence of the Chairman of the new KONI Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Tono. The newly elected leaders last week in KONI National Conference Center in Lombok, NTB, said they were proud of what has been done by PB.PASI dipimpinan Bob Hasan.
“This should be followed by a parent-the parent organizations. Despite success in the SEA Games, PB.PASI still did not stop coaching, especially for junior athletes, “said Tono.
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.”
Solo (Reuters) – National Paralympic Committee (NPC) Indonesia expects to win 40 gold medals in athletics at the ASEAN Para Games (APG) VII/2014 in Myanmar.
National Training Coordinator of Disability Athletics Indonesian sports, Waluyo, in Solo on Thursday, said it has set up as many as 56 athletes both men’s and women for athletic sports at APG Pelatnas in Solo.
According Waluyo, of the number of athletes expected target of 40 captured the gold medal at APG Myanmar next year can be met.
In addition, it is also hoped APG athletic sports in Myanmar all numbers remain contested. In the previous APG Athletic sports in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia athletes won 34 gold.
“We saw the potential of athletes with disabilities in Indonesia today there is increasing to win gold in Myanmar,” said Waluyo.
He explained that the state has the ability or the arch-rivals Indonesia Thailand. Country, it also has a potential athlete to win gold.
“Our athletes have a chance at the gold medal number F 20 women are expected to win three gold, while TF 20 son tunagrahita likely five to six gold,” he said.
However, Indonesian athletes are usually inferior to the outside when using a tool such as running wheelchair. Because, Indonesian athletes have adequate equipment.
He explains, for the preparation of national training athletic sports held in Myanmar APG Sriwedari Solo Stadium.
According to him, during the fasting month this time, the athletes undergo joint exercises for endurance, especially regarding the perception, after that, a new technique toward improvement.
“We’re in this fasting month, boost endurance exercises for the same perception. Afterwards, they exercise towards new techniques,” he said.
According to the Chairman of the NPC Indonesia, Senny Marbun, that pelatnas APG VII Myanmar, which was centered in Solo, during the month of fasting go ahead smoothly, and a total of 150 athletes from around the region.
“The athletes ahead of the holiday is not returned to the region, but we give you a day off. However, athletes who want to return to the region allowed by transport costs alone,” said Senny Marbun.