Sport: Turkey’s İrem wins gold at the World Taekwondo Championships

31st May 2019
Sport: Turkey’s İrem wins gold at the World Taekwondo Championships

Turkey’s İrem Yaman won gold at the 62 kg category at the World Taekwondo Championships (Photo: Alexey Nasyrov/Anadolu Agency)

Football
Sadio Mané and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored final-day goals to share the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah. Aubameyang’s double for Arsenal at Burnley means he joins Salah and his Liverpool team-mate Mane, who scored against Wolves, on 22 goals. Salah also won the prize last season.

Transfers News
According to French newspaper Le Parisien, Tottenham Hotspur want to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir this summer – just a year after his move to Liverpool collapsed.
Spurs haven’t brought in any new signings since January 31, 2018.
Mesut Özil has played down the chance of him leaving Arsenal this summer. The midfielder has had a difficult season during the first year of Unai Emery’s tenure as head coach and has only recently begun to feature regularly. Özil is Arsenal’s highest earner on around £350,000 a week, but his lack of a leading role under Emery has led to speculation that he could be sold this summer. However, the German has now revealed he plans to be at Arsenal until at least the end of his contract, which expires in June 2021.
Arsenal are reportedly preparing a bid to sign Hakim Ziyech after the winger’s outstanding season for Ajax.
Real Madrid is prepared to sell as many as 14 players this summer as Zinedine Zidane prepares for a massive rebuild, according to reports. Zidane is targeting several big signings and hopes to bring in Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba and Christian Eriksen in the coming weeks. But with Zidane aiming to spend a small fortune, Marca claims Real will look to find buyers for the likes of Keylor Navas, James Rodríguez and Gareth Bale. All three have been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Manchester United retaining a long-term interest in Bale.

Hockey
The Pakistan hockey team’s chances of playing in next year’s Olympic Games appeared to have ended after the International Hockey Federation (FIH) did not include it in the pre-qualifying tournament scheduled for next month. The new secretary-general of Pakistan Hockey Federation, Asif Bajwa, said that the development was a big setback for Pakistan. “The FIH has taken this decision since we did not send our team for the FIH Pro-Hockey League in February-April,” he said. Bajwa, who has taken over from legendary player Shahbaz Ahmed, said he would write to the FIH to reconsider its decision and make a spot for Pakistan to at least try to qualify for the Olympics.

Rugby
Injured midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has received a notable endorsement from the New Zealand coach as he works through a tight race against time to prove his readiness for the World Cup. Williams has not played any rugby since injuring his knee playing for the Blues against the Stormers at the end of March. Since then the 33-year-old has had a minor surgical procedure and has been working back to game readiness.Steve Hansen confirmed that Williams was one of a number of injured internationals due back soon.

Squash
Egypt’s three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour has announced his immediate retirement from professional squash. Known on tour as ‘The Artist’, Cairo-born Ashour, 31, is regarded as one of the most talented squash players ever and spent 21 months at World No.1 between 2010-2013. He won PSA World Championship titles in 2008, 2012 and 2014. The last of those saw Ashour return after a six-month injury absence to claim the sport’s biggest title in stunning style, beating long-term rival Mohamed ElShorbagy in the final – a match which has gone down in history as one of the greatest squash matches of all time.

Taekwondo
Turkey’s İrem Yaman won the gold medal in the women’s 62 kg category at the World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester earlier this month.Yaman beat Brazil’s Caroline Santos 21-7 in the final , Yaman defended her 2015 world title, she is the first Turkish woman to win the gold medal twice in taekwondo. Yaman is also the European Champion.

World Taekwondo Championships
Manchester, Great Britain, May 15–19
Muslim medallists
Men’s (M) Women’s (W) Gold (1), Silver (2), Bronze (3)
M Finweight 54 kg 3 Armin Hadipour IRI
M Bantamweight 63 kg 2 Soroush Ahmadi IRI
M Bantamweight 63 kg 3 Jaouad Achab BEL
M Lightweight 74 kg 2 Ahmad Abu-Ghaush JOR
M Lightweight 74 kg 3 Kairat Sarymsakov KAZ
M Welterweight 80 kg 1 Milad Beigi AZE
M Heavyweight +87 kg 3 Hamza Kattan JOR
W Finweight 46 kg 2 Mahla Momenzadeh IRI
W Flyweight 49 kg 3 Rukiye Yıldırım TUR
W Lightweight 62 kg 1 İrem Yaman TUR
W Welterweight 67 kg 2 Nur Tatar TUR
W Welterweight 67 kg 3 Farida Azizova AZE
W Middleweight 73 kg 3 Nafia Kuş TUR

 

 

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