Sir Farah considers track return

30th Nov 2018


Sir Mo Farah says he is considering returning to the track ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, just a year after he quit to concentrate on competing in marathons. The 35-year-old won four Olympic and six World Championship golds during an illustrious track career. His marathon career received a boost last month when he recorded his first win, in Chicago, setting a new European record in the process.


Pakistan’s claim for damages from the Indian cricket board (BCCI) for refusing to play bilateral cricket has been dismissed by the International Cricket Council on November 20. The Pakistan Cricket Board had sought damages amounting to a reported £54million from the BCCI for not honouring an agreement the two boards had signed in 2014 to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. However, BCCI officials have maintained that the decision to play lies with the Indian Prime Minister’s office.

Opener Imrul Kayes struck 90 as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the second one-day international to seal the three-match series in Chittagong on October 24. Imrul and fellow opener Liton Das, who also made 83 runs, shared 148 runs in the opening stand as Bangladesh cruised to 250-3 after restricting Zimbabwe to 246-7 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.


Egypt’s Ali Farag, 26, delighted a partisan crowd inside the Khalifa Tennis & Squash Complex, Doha, as he defeated Germany’s world number five Simon Rösner in straight games to win the 2018 Qatar Classic to mark his second PSA World Tour Platinum title victory.

Farag’s defence of his maiden Platinum title win, the US Open, was crushed by Rösner last month when the pair met in semi-finals of the 2018 edition of that event, but the world number two earned his revenge with a near faultless display to down Rösner 11-9, 11-7, 11-5.

It was the German who began the stronger of the two, getting the better of Farag in the opening exchanges to open up a quick lead. But it was short-lived as Farag began to nullify Rösner’s mid-court dominance to level the opening game, and from that point on he went from strength to strength to complete the win after 46 minutes.

Martial Arts


Karate World Championships; Madrid, Spain (November 6- 11)

Muslim Medallists

Men’s Kata: Bronze, Ali Sofuoğlu TUR
Men’s 60 kg: Bronze, Darkhan Assadilov KAZ
Men’s 60 kg: Bronze, Abdessalam Ameknassi MAR
Men’s 67 kg: Bronze, Hamoun Derafshipour IRI
Men’s 75 kg: Gold, Bahman Askari IRI
Men’s 75 kg: Bronze, Rafael Aghayev AZE
Men’s 84 kg: Bronze, Zabihollah Poursheib IRI
Men’s 84 kg: Bronze, Uğur Aktaş TUR
Men’s +84 kg: Silver, Sajjad Ganjzadeh IRI
Men’s +84 kg: Bronze, Alparslan Yamanoğlu TUR
Men’s Team Kata: Bronze, IRI
Men’s Team Kumite: Gold, IRI
Men’s Team Kumite: Silver, TUR
Women’s Team Kkata: Bronze, TUR
Women’s Team Kumite: Bronze, EGY
Women’s 50 kg: 2 Serap Özçelik TUR
Women’s 50 kg: Bronze, Sara Bahmanyar IRI
Women’s 61 kg:Bronze, Btissam Sadini MAR
Women’s 61 kg: Bronze, Giana Farouk EGY
Women’s 68 kg: Bronze, Lamya Matoub ALG
Women’s +68 kg: Bronze, Shymaa A. El-Yazed EGY


World Wrestling Championships; Budapest, Hungary (October 20-28)

Muslim Medallists

Men’s freestyle 57 kg: 1 Zaur Uguev RUS
Men’s freestyle 57 kg: Silver, Nurislam Sanayev KAZ
Men’s freestyle 57 kg: Bronze, Süleyman Atlı TUR
Men’s freestyle 61 kg: Silver, Gadzhimurad Rashidov RUS
Men’s freestyle 65 kg: Bronze, Akhmed Chakaev RUS
Men’s freestyle 70 kg: Gold, Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov RUS
Men’s freestyle 70 kg: Bronze, Zurabi Iakobishvili GEO
Men’s freestyle 74 kg: Gold, Zaurbek Sidakov RUS
Men’s freestyle 74 kg: Bronze, Bekzod Abdurakhmonov UZB
Men’s freestyle 79 kg: Silver, Jabrayil Hasanov AZE
Men’s freestyle 79 kg: Bronze, Akhmed G’gomedov RUS
Men’s freestyle 79 kg: Bronze, Ali Shabanau BLR
Men’s freestyle 86 kg: Silver, Fatih Erdin TUR
Men’s freestyle 86 kg: Bronze, Hassan Yazdani IRI
Men’s freestyle 92 kg: Bronze, Alireza Karimi IRI
Men’s freestyle 97 kg: Gold, Abdulrashid Sadulaev RUS­­
Men’s freestyle 125 kg: Bronze, Parviz Hadi IRI
Men’s Greco-Roman 55 kg: Gold, Eldaniz Azizli AZE
Men’s Greco-Roman 55 kg: Silver, Zholaman Sharshenbekov KGZ
Men’s Greco-Roman 55 kg: Bronze, Ekrem Öztürk TUR
Men’s Greco-Roman 60 kg: Bronze, Aidos Sultangali KAZ
Men’s Greco-Roman 63 kg: Silver, Elmurat Tasmuradov UZB
Men’s Greco-Roman 63 kg: Bronze, Rahman Bilici TUR
Men’s Greco-Roman 67 kg: Gold, Artem Surkov RUS
Men’s Greco-Roman 67 kg: Bronze, Meirzhan Shermakhanbet KAZ
Men’s Greco-Roman 72 kg: Bronze, Rasul Chunayev AZE
Men’s Greco-Roman 82 kg: Silver, Emrah Kuş TUR
Men’s Greco-Roman 87 kg: Gold, Metehan Başar TUR
Men’s Greco-Roman 97 kg: Gold, Musa Evloev RUS
Men’s Greco-Roman 97 kg: Bronze, Mehdi Aliyari IRI
Women’s freestyle 59 kg: Silver, Elif Jale Yeşilırmak TUR
Women’s freestyle 65 kg: Bronze, Irina Netreba AZE
Women’s freestyle 72 kg: Bronze, Buse Tosun TUR
Women’s freestyle 76 kg: Silver, Yasemin Adar TUR

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