Spanish Race Walker's Premature Celebration Costs Bronze in European Athletics Championships

Spain's Laura Garcia-Caro lost her chance at a bronze medal in the 20km race walk at the European Athletics Championships after celebrating too early. Overtaken by Ukraine's Lyudmila Olyanovska, Garcia-Caro's preemptive celebration cost her dearly as she finished outside the medals.

Reuters | Updated: 08-06-2024 13:27 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 13:27 IST
Spanish Race Walker's Premature Celebration Costs Bronze in European Athletics Championships

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Athletics-Spanish race walker Garcia-Caro celebrates too early and misses out on bronze

Spain's Laura Garcia-Caro learned the hard way to wait until the finish line to celebrate after missing out on a medal when she was overtaken by Ukraine's Lyudmila Olyanovska in the 20km race walk at the European Athletics Championships on Friday. Garcia-Caro, in third place going into the final straight in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, began to celebrate what she thought was a bronze medal as she approached the finish line.

Kristaps Porzingis' return sparks Celtics in Finals opener

BOSTON -- Kristaps Porzingis wasn't going to let a 37-day layoff slow him down during the biggest game of his NBA career. Playing in the NBA Finals for the first time, the Celtics big man returned from a 10-game absence to record 20 points off the bench and Boston snuffed a second-half rally to beat the Dallas Mavericks 107-89 on Thursday night in Game 1.

MLB roundup: White Sox top Red Sox, end 14-game skid

Luis Robert Jr., Gavin Sheets and Andrew Vaughn homered and Garrett Crochet pitched six strong innings as the host Chicago White Sox defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-2 on Friday to stop a 14-game losing streak. Chicago snapped its franchise-worst, single-season skid behind an eight-hit attack, winning for the first time since a road shutout of the Toronto Blue Jays on May 21. Opponents outscored the White Sox 97-45 during the losing streak, with Boston delivering the most lopsided result in Thursday's series opener, 14-2.

Tennis-Zverev settles abuse case brought by former girlfriend

World number four Alexander Zverev has agreed a settlement after the mother of his child accused him of physical abuse and a German court closed the case on Friday, the French Open semi-finalist's lawyers said. The agreement, according to German media, includes a monetary condition of 200,000 euros ($217,820), with the player not found guilty of any wrongdoing.

Athletics-Britain's Ujah makes winning return to competition at European Championships

Chijindu Ujah said he was hoping to fight his way to the top following his winning return at the European Athletics Championships, a year after serving his ban for a doping violation that resulted in his team being stripped of their Tokyo Olympics silver medals. Sprinter Ujah took victory in his heat at Rome's Stadio Olimpico with a time of 10.23 seconds, which meant he qualified fourth-fastest for the men's 100m semi-finals.

Soccer-Liverpool chairman Werner 'determined' to see Premier League games played in USA

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner said he was keen on seeing English Premier League games being played in New York and fixtures being hosted around the world, with his comments attracting criticism from fans. In 2008, former Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore proposed the idea of putting on a dedicated additional round of fixtures outside the country, which was dubbed 'Game 39' and was widely panned by fans before being abandoned.

Chiefs' BJ Thompson 'alert, awake' after seizure

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson was awake and "headed in the absolute right direction" Friday afternoon after the player had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest on Thursday, a team official said. The prognosis is good for the 25-year-old Thompson, who had the seizure at the Chiefs facility during a team meeting. He was taken to the hospital and kept sedated and on a ventilator overnight, said Rick Burkholder, the Chiefs' vice president of sports medicine and performance.

Motor racing-Vowles sold on Sainz but is Williams buying

Williams team principal James Vowles doesn't need to be sold on Carlos Sainz but McLaren's Andrea Stella offered a sales pitch on behalf of the Ferrari driver just the same on Friday during a break at a rainy Canada Grand Prix. With seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari to partner Charles Leclerc, Sainz finds himself the odd man out at Maranello looking for a seat for next season.

Tennis-Alcaraz and Zverev battle hard to set up tantalising French Open final

Carlos Alcaraz reached his maiden French Open final with a 2-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 win over Jannik Sinner before Alexander Zverev also recovered from a slow start on Friday to beat Casper Ruud 2-6 6-2 6-4 6-2 and set up a blockbuster clash for the trophy. Third seed Alcaraz was far from his usually brilliant self early in his contest but took full advantage of Australian Open champion Sinner's hand cramps to draw level, before sealing the see-sawing match in a decider after a little over four hours.

Brazilian to make history at both Olympics and Paralympics

Bruna Alexandre was on edge when she got a late Sunday night phone call from the Brazilian national table tennis coach.

"I thought there was a problem," recalled the decorated one-armed athlete, fresh off a Para Table Tennis gold medal at the Montenegro Open last month.

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