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Turkey wins under 23 Women’s Volleyball Championship

29th Sep 2017

Athletics

Birmingham Diamond League, August 20Mo Farah sprinted clear to win the 3,000m at the meeting in his final track meeting on home soil. The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in seven minutes 38.64 seconds to win the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham. “All I dreamed of as a youngster was running for Britain,” said the four-time Olympic gold medallist.

In the men’s 200m, surprise world champion Ramil Guliyev took victory ahead of American Ameer Webb, with Botswana’s Isaac Makwala fourth and Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake back in fifth. .

Qatar’s high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim cemented his world title in London with a new meeting record of 2.40 metres, beating the previous best by two centimetres. The mark is also the world leader for the year. But Barshim did not have an easy time of it as he only went over at 2.31m, a height cleared first time by world bronze medallist Majd Eddin Ghazal of Syria, on his third and final attempt. The Qatari then went clear at 2.33m and 2.35m, at which point Ghazal retired from the competition with a silver medal.

It might have been just a week since her 5,000m bronze in the world championship, but there was no evidence of Sifan Hassan form dropping as the Dutch runner stormed to  record breaking success over 3000m. Racing over the distance outdoors for the first time in three years, the world indoor 1,500m champion clocked 8:28.90 to break both the meeting record and improve her own national record after a well-judged race. With a strong finish, the 24-year-old moved past her rivals in the closing stages to beat Konstanze Klosterhalfen by almost a second, with the German European indoor silver medallist also breaking a national record with her time of 8:29.89.

Ethiopia’s world indoor silver medallist Dawit Seyaum won the 1500m in 4:01.36 from Kenya’s Winny Chebet with 4:02.24 and Morocco’s Rababe Arafi with 4:02.95

After her silver medal-winning performance in London, there was another second-place finish for Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad in the 400m hurdles as she clocked 54.20 behind two-time world champion Zuzana Hejnová with 54.18. GB world team captain Eilidh Doyle finished fourth in 54.89.

 

Football

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri joined Turkish side Antalyaspor on a two-year contract, for a fee which could rise to 3.5m euros (£3.2m). The France player, 30, signed from Arsenal for £25m in 2011 and made 129 Premier League appearances for City. He won two league titles and a League Cup during his time at the Etihad, but spent last season on loan at Spanish club Sevilla.

Transfers

Abdelhakim Omrani [Sedan – Oldham] Free

Abdelhamid Sabiri [Nuremberg – Huddersfield] Undisclosed

Agon Mehmeti [Genclerbirligi – Oxford] Free

Ismael Bennacer [Arsenal – Empoli] Undisclosed

Mamadou Sakho [Liverpool – Crystal Palace] £26m

Mohamed Maouche [Tours – Oldham] Free

Nadir Ciftci [Celtic – Plymouth] Loan

Samir Nasri [Manchester City – Antalyaspor] Fee rising to £3.2m

Zeli Ismail [Bury – Walsall] Loan

Ousmane Dembele [Borussia Dortmund – Barcelona] £96.8m (rising to £135.5m)

 

Wrestling

Yasemin Adar became the first-ever Turkish female wrestler to win gold at the World Championships last month. Adar, 25, beat Vasilisa Marzaliuk of Belarus 5-4 in the 75-kilogram (165-pound) category in the final match of the games in Paris.

Turkish Greco-Roman wrestler Metehan Basar won the gold medal after beating Germany’s Denis Maksymilian Kudla in the 85-kg category final match at 2017 Paris World Championships on August 21. Basar beat Kudla 2-1 on the first day of the games, garnering his first world championship title. Last May, Basar won the silver medal in the European Wrestling Championship held in Serbia, by beating Hungarian Viktor Lorincz 3-2.

 

Tennis

US Open (August 28 – September 10) Player Tracker Singles: Men’s: Reached Round 3:

Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) lost 4:6,4:6,7:5, 4:6 to Andrey Rublev (Russia) | Reached round 2: Malek Jaziri (Tunisia) lost 1:6, 6:7, 1:6 to John Millman (Australia). Ladies: Reached Round 2: Ons Jabeur (Tunisia) lost 6:7,2:6 to CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) | Reached Round 1: Ipek Soylu (Turkey) lost 4:6, 2:6 to Carla Suárez Navarro (Spain).

 

Volleyball

World U23 Women’s Volleyball Championship, Arena Stozice , Ljubljana, Slovenia, (Sept 10-17): Turkey has won gold at under 23 Women’s Volleyball Championship after defeating Slovenia in the final. The Turkish team won on sets with scores of 15-12, 15-11, 15-13, and 15-8, marking a final score of 4-0 against Slovenia. Turkey took part in the tournaments in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

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