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
Laguna Seca – Half season passes, Marc Marquez is able to perch on top of the MotoGP standings. Although still a debutant, young Honda rider’s start thinking about the world title.
Following the victory at the U.S. MotoGP, Monday (07/22/2013) pm dawn, Marquez successfully defended its position at the top of the rider standings. She has now collected 163 points, 15 points ahead of Dani Pedrosa in second position and led 25 points from Jorge Lorenzo is in the top three.
With Lorenzo, Marquez is now so riders with the most number of championships three times. The fact that his physical condition is much better because of not having an accident like that of Lorenzo Marquez was considered to have made a promise to sustain performance in the second half of the season.
“Why not?” Marquez said when asked about the chance to be world champion 2013.
“It will be difficult but I do not expect previously in this position at the start of last season, and this is a good condition,” Marquez said in MCN.
“At present, the most important thing is to feel comfortable with the bike and was in a good condition now. Important to undergo a summer vacation with such conditions, and we’ll see how it is in the second half of the season,” he said again.
Throughout the history of Grand Prix racing, once the new rookie driver won the world title. It happened in 1978 and that doing so is a legendary racer Kenny Roberts.
Budapest – International Automobile Federation (FIA) to implement the use of two DRS zones at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. This step was taken so that the race is better and tighter.
Formula 1 tenth series will be held at the Hungaroring circuit on Sunday (07/28/2013) later. Consider the character of the tracks are narrow and winding, this year the FIA also took steps two DRS zones so that the rider has more chances to precede each maneuver.
As reported by Autosport, the bend after the first zone was 13 when the rider passes the start line to the first corner, which is the longest straight track.
While the second zone positioned after the bend. Although the distance is not too long of a bend in two, but this zone is chosen so that the rider can continue the maneuver is done in the first zone.
After successfully close the position with his opponent in the first zone, the riders still had a chance in the second zone precedes.
Hungaroring circuit with a length of 4.3 km and has 16 corners with clockwise direction of racing. This circuit speed record was recorded in the name of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher in 2004 with a record of one minute 19.071 seconds.
Italian veteran striker Antonio Di Natale turned down an offer to join AC Milan in the transfer market this summer. Di Natale Udinese chose to spend his career with a chance to keep the World Cup 2014.
Demonstrated commitment to continuing to strengthen Udinese after the players agreed to extend his contract with the team based at the Stadio Friulli it alone until 2015 Di Natale Udinese costumed been nine years since imported in 2004 from Empoli after being loaned to a number of clubs.
Udinese, he has appeared in 298 by scoring 158 party big gol.Naluri scored Milan seems to be the main reason for recruiting Di Natale despite the age of the players have stepped 35 years.
“I thank coach (Milan), Massimiliano Allegri and Vice-President, Adriano Galliani over bid (strengthening Milan),” Di Natale said as quoted by the Italian Football.
Di Natale explained, Milan are not the only team that made a bid proposal to his agent. “But I have always insisted, wanted to end my career at Udinese,” he said.
According to Di Natale, Udinese persist in making chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup have always maintained regular play. Through appearances in the 2013-14 season, he wants to prove to the Azzurri coach, Cesare Prandelli, he is still worth a grand event was brought to the World Cup class.
“To be able to play in the Maracana, only once in a lifetime. If unable to do so, it was like adding icing to the cake my gait is very fantastic.”
“However, to convince Prandelli, I have to think about consistency, both in practice and makes a great season for Udinese,” Di Natale said.
London – Nicolas Mahut is currently ranked 224 in the world, was grateful to get a wild card tournament ever make it history: Wimbledon.
“I’m extremely grateful to obtain wild card in Wimbleon. Thank you very much for the (All England) Club! Always feels special to play in this prestigious place!” Mahut wrote via his Twitter account on Wednesday (06/12/2013).
Of the ranking is too far away, I can not actually Mahut Wimbledon tournament which starts on 24 June it. However, the organizers are pleased to give him a chance through a wild card.
Mahut is now 31-years will always be remembered in the creation of a record of the longest tennis match in history, when he and John Isner spent a total of 11 hours five minutes in their duel in the first round of Wimbledon 2010.
Later Mahut concentrate more on the doubles. In the recent French Open she and her partner fellow Frenchman Michael Llondra, broke through the final round, before losing to Bryan Brothers duet.
Related history, Isner-Mahut match needs three days to stop at 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3), 70-68 for Isner.
History was instantly immortalized Wimbledon manager in the form of a plaque mounted on the complex All England Lawn Tennis Championships at the beginning of the year. The play “crazy” is the “inscription”.
The fifth set alone spends eight hours 11 minutes, or 98 minutes longer than the previous record which was recorded when Fabrice Santoro beat Arnaud Clement at the 2004 French Open.
Performing “weird” Isner-Mahut was not only the longest match record, but also the most games in a set (138), in a one-party (183), most aces by a player (Isner 113), and total aces (216).
The effect is for Isner, he immediately fell in the next game within 74 minutes. Mahut even depressed for three months of the incident and defeat it.
Mahut and Isner has indeed been a close friend since the duel “terrible” it. They even had time to try playing doubles together, but it did not go well.
If Mahut continues to decline his achievements, not so with Isner. The American is currently ranked 21 in the world.
MISANO – Ben Spies finally decided to stay in MotoGP despite having joined the satellite team. So, what is the reason underlying the decision Spies to stay afloat in the class of kings.
Spies failed to show a slick performance at this season with the Yamaha factory team. Of the 12 series that has been played, Spies was even able to stand on the podium. This is what makes the Yamaha decided not to renew the contract of American rider.
Previously, Spies crowded rumored to be returning to Superbike, the event that makes it appear as a world champion. However, after much thought, Spies eventually decided to stay in MotoGP.
Spies accept the proposal from the satellite Ducati team, Pramac Racing to race in the next season. Spies will duet with drivers who are still career in Moto2, Andrea Iannone.
“I sjudah ever in World Superbike, and you’ll never know what you can do when you return (to Superbike). I did not say, I could have come back and won titles or how many races I can win. But, I’ve never felt the feeling in my race and it was enough, “said Spies told MCN, Saturday (09/15/2012).
“In MotoGP, I do not know what I can do, but I know that I have not been doing the best I can do. I know that and that’s why I keep thinking about it. I do not want to regret that I was not able to spend all my potential over the last five years, “he concluded.
Although they had to settle for finishing in 15th position, the young Indonesian driver, Sean Gelael successfully demonstrated one of his best performances as a rookie on a street circuit, Norisring – Germany. Sean is now 16 years-old, and is the youngest driver in the FIA Formula 3 European, managed to achieve the best results, ie the position 15 of the 28 riders in the third race.
In the second race, Sean finished in the top 20, while in the first race, Sean had an accident and was not able to finish the race.
At the time of the qualifying session race 1, Sean managed to record real time odds just 0.678 seconds ahead of the first order that Felix Rosenqvist. When racing himself, Sean competing with the Australian, Mitchell Gilbert, and drivers from New Zealand, Nick Cassidy.
Naas happens when Sean Mitchel collided with Gilbert. ?? I try to avoid Mitchel who was in front of me, I braked, but the wheels locked vehicle, and the vehicle can not be controlled, so I can not avoid Mitchel,?? Sean bright.
But the accident, Sean did not affect performance in the second race. ?? Consequences of a collision in the first race, the race 10-15 in the second round, I was very careful. As a result, of the 23 positions at the start, I was passed by a few riders behind me. After that, I returned to find my own rhythm, and managed to pass a few riders in front of me?? Sean said.
?? Race at Norisring circuit is quite remarkable. Each rider must always drove like crazy at every opportunity. We must put the vehicle as close as possible to the wall to be able to increase the speed, and it is actually very difficult, especially for the novice driver like me,?? he said again.
In the third race, Sean drove smoothly, even able to avoid some of the accidents that occurred in front of him, so managed to finish in 15th position. Starting from position 22, Sean managed to start well. But in the first corner, where there is often an accident, Sean chose to play it safe by taking the middle path. Nevertheless, the Swiss rider, Sandro Zeller had crashed into the rear tire Sean vehicle, which resulted in the distance with the vehicle in front of Sean being widened.
?? Due to the wide range, I think I should try harder to follow the drivers in front of me. At first I tried to increase the speed as much as possible during the first two rounds, but in the end I realized I’d better finish consistently to achieve, and maintain my position,?? she said.
After Norisring, Sean will continue the race in Spa Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, which is the second round of the British Formula 3 Championship. In the first round of the British Formula 3, Sean appeared incredible, successfully climbed the podium twice at Silverstone UK. Racing in Belgium will take place June 25 through July 27, 2013.
?? Momentum of the last few games will be my lunch in Spa Belgium. From the results I got, I believe that I was able to begin to catch up and compete in the top middle of the race. And I am also glad, that races later in the year, will be carried out in the circuits that I know enough, like Hockenheim and Zandvoort. It will be very helpful to me,?? he hoped.
Jakarta – San Miguel Beermen came out as the champion of ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) 2013. They make sure the title after win over Indonesia Warriors 70-55 in the third game.
In a match in Mahaka Square, Wednesday (06/12/2013) night local time, Beermen already winning since the first quarter. They closed the quarter with a 14-10 advantage over the Warriors.
In the second quarter, the Warriors had time to catch up and just left half a 20-21 ball in position. But this quarter remain the property Beermen with a score of 33-27.
Beermen getting away in the third quarter and was ahead 11 points at 53-42 position. Beermen then closes the quarter with a 53-43 advantage.
Beermen advantages persist in the fourth quarter and 17 points in their winning positions 65-48. Beermen were kept going and won 70-55.
With the victory in the third game, the ABL Beermen juar clinched with a 3-0 aggregate advantage over the Warriors in the final best of five format. In the two previous games were played at home, the Beermen also recorded victories.
Pauliasi Taulava became the best performers of the Beermen had 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. While the Warriors camp, Mario Wuysang so it’s best with 21 points and 3 rebounds.
For the Beermen, this is their first ABL title. As for the Warriors, this defeat means the failure to defend the title in the 2012 season earned last.
F1 driver of the Mercedes AMG team Lewis Hamilton said, Pirelli – sponsor and official tire manufacturer for F1 – must take action on the explosion of 4 tires in a race the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Four tires exploded car driver during a race at Silverstone. Hamilton also experienced in the 7th round.
»It must be resolved quickly,” said Hamilton, as quoted by BBC Sports, Monday, July 1, 2013. “It was and is definitely a problem that interferes with the course of the race, and victory for the drivers. This is the first time in my career, is in danger because of the tire exploded.”
Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery said the investigation is being conducted related to the explosion of the tire. He’s trying to find out what caused the explosion of the tire, so ahead of the next race series held at Nurbugring, Germany, not terlulang.
Hamilton – who tried to catch up due to tire burst incident – managed to finish in 4th place. He said the rest of the nervous and pessimistic undergo rounds at Silverstone, yesterday.
»Safety is the biggest issue in the race this race. This is really not acceptable, “said Hamilton. »Do not get hurt when there are new stakeholders into action.”
Four riders who have broken tire; Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Jean Eric Vergne, and Sergio Perez. The third rider was lucky to continue the race. While Perez could not continue.
Nico Rosberg managed to come out as the champion Biritish F1 GP Silverstone. In the second position occupied by Red Bull driver Mark Webber. Furthermore, in the third position is occupied by driver Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.