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Mo Farah undefeated at 10k for almost six years

28th Jul 2017
Mo Farah undefeated at 10k for almost six years

Mo Farah’s 10k  victory in the Czech Republic means he is now undefeated at this distance for almost six years (Photo: Citizen59/Flickr Creative Common)

Athletics
Mo Farah’s 10,000m victory Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava in the Czech Republic means he is now undefeated at this distance for almost six years. Farah won in a time of 27:12, a good 2 minutes 34 seconds clear of Kenya’s Mathew Kimeli. Farah’s time was only four seconds off the world-leading time over 10,000m this year, held by Abadi Hadis of Ethiopia.

Dalilah Muhammad won a historic 400m hurdles race at the US Championships in Sacramento on June 25. Clocking 52.64 to move to sixth on the world all-time list, the Olympic champion was one of three athletes to run times of sub-53 seconds as six dipped under 54 seconds. It is the first time that three athletes have ever gone quicker than 53 seconds and six have broken 54 seconds in the same women’s 400m hurdles race. Shamier Little was second in 52.75 and Kori Carter third in 52.95 to book their spots on the US team for the World Championships alongside Muhammad and Cassandra Tate, who won the overall 2016 Diamond League title and therefore has a wild card.

Football
Liverpool’s latest signing, Mohamed Salah, says he joined the Anfield club to win silverware. The Reds completed the deal for the Egyptian from Roma last month for a club record fee of £36.9m. That figure could rise to £43.9m with add-ons according to the Italian club. Salah impressed with 29 goals in 65 Serie A appearances whilst in Rome.
Mesut Ozil says he wants to stay at Arsenal amid summer exit rumours and will reopen contract talks after the pre-season tour of Australia. Ozil is one of a number of Arsenal players inside the final year of his deal and has so far been unable to agree on terms with the club on an extension. But while Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez has said little about his intentions, Ozil has made it clear his priority is to remain at the club.

June-July Transfers – (Premier League):
Sead Kolasinac from Schalke to Arsenal for free.
(Football League):
Adam El-Abd from Shrewsbury to Wycombe for free;
Ade Azeez from Partick Thistle to Cambridge for an undisclosed amount;
Hadi Sacko from Sporting Lisbon to Leeds for an undisclosed amount;
Ibrahima Cisse from Standard Liege to Fulham for an undisclosed amount;
Mohamed Eisa from Greenwich Borough to Cheltenham for free;
Moussa Sanoh from RKC Waalwijk to Crawley for free;
Ousseynou Cissé from Tours to MK Dons for free;
Tariqe Fosu from Reading to Charlton for an undisclosed amount;
Yaser Kasim from Swindon to Northampton for free. (International):
Adnan Januzaj from Manchester United to Real Sociedad for £9.8m.

Tennis
Wimbledon (July 3-15)/ Muslim player tracker.
Men’s Singles
Reached Round 2: Damir Dzumhur (BIH) lost to Aljaž Bedene (GBR) – 3/6, 6/3, 3/6, 3/6.
R1: Malek Jaziri (TUN) lost to Lucas Pouille (FRA) – 7/6, 4/6, 4/6, 6/7.
Men’s Doubles
R3: Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) and Florin Mergea (ROU) lost to Lukasz Kubot (POL) and Marcelo Melo (BRA) – 7/6, 6/4, 1/6, 4/6, 2/6. R1:
Malek Jaziri (TUN) and Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) lost to Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) and Flavio Cipolla (ITA) – 7/6, 2/6, 2/6, 2/6.
Adil Shamasdin (CAN) and Leander Paes (IND) lost to Julian Knowle (AUT) and Philipp Oswald (AUT) – 6/4, 6/4, 2/6, 6/7, 8/10.
Women’s Singles
R3: Zarina Diyas (KAZ) lost to Petra Martic (CRO) – 6/7, 1/6.
Women’s Doubles
R3: Sania Mirza (IND) & Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) lost to Yung-jan Chan (TPE) & Martina Hingis (SUI) – 2/6, 4/6. R2:
Ipek Soylu (TUR) & Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) lost to Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) & Monica Niculescu (ROU) – 3/6, 3/6. R1:
Asia Muhammad (USA) and Nicholas Monroe (USA) lost to Artem Sitak (NZL) & Olga Savchuk (UKR) – 5/7, 6/4.
Mixed Doubles
R3: Sania Mirza (IND) and Ivan Dodig (CRO) lost to Henri Kontinen (FIN) & Heather Watson (GBR) – 6/7, 4/6.
R2: Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) & Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) lost to Henri Kontinen (FIN) & Heather Watson (GBR) 1/6, 3/6.

Taekwondo
World Taekwondo Championships,  Muju, South Korea (June 24 -30):
Lutalo Muhammad has suffered a shock defeat as he crashed out of the World Championships in the second round. The 26-year-old Briton was competing in his first event since a dramatic last-second defeat in the -80kg Rio Olympic final and recovery from knee surgery. He was out-classed by Smaiyl Duisebay of Kazakhstan 6-21.

Muslim player medal table:  Men
Bantamweight −63 kg: Silver, Mirhashem Hosseini (IRI); Bronze, Mahammad Mammadov (AZE).
Finweight −54 kg: Silver, Armin Hadipour (IRI).
Featherweight −68 kg: Bronze, Ahmad Abu-Ghaush (JOR).
Flyweight −58 kg: Silver, Mikhail Artamonov (RUS).
Heavyweight (+87 kg): Gold, Abdoul Razak Issoufou (NIG).
Lightweight −74 kg: Gold, Maksim Khramtsov (RUS); Silver, Nikita Rafalovich (UZB); Bronze, Masoud Hajji-Zavareh (IRI); Bronze, Kairat Sarymsakov (KAZ).
Welterweight −80 k): Gold, Milad Beigi (AZE).
Women
Featherweight -57 kg: Silver, Hatice Kübra İlgün (TUR).
Lightweight −62 kg: Silver, Kimia Alizadeh (IRI). Welterweight (−67 kg): Gold, Nur Tatar (TUR).
Bantamweight −53 kg: Gold, Zeliha Ağrıs (TUR), Bronze, Dinorahon Mamadibragimova (UZB)

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