Sport: Farah will not run track in Tokyo Olympic

28th Jun 2019
Sport: Farah will not run track in Tokyo Olympic

Sir Mo Farah (Photo:Al King/Flickr Commons)

Athletics

Sir Mo Farah has conceded he will almost certainly never run a track race again and said his sights are now firmly on running the Olympic marathon in Tokyo. Speaking after winning the Vitality London 10km on Monday ahead of Andy Butchart, Farah admitted that, while he had wanted to defend his world 10,000m title in Doha, he had changed his mind because it was too close to the Chicago marathon.“I would have loved to have won more medals for my country, as well as run Chicago, but the two events are only a week apart in October,” Farah said.

Boxing

Amir Khan claims his ground-breaking fight in Saudi Arabia could finally land him a showdown with Manny Pacquiao. Khan has wanted to face former gym-mate Pacquiao for years and the pair verbally agreed to fight in 2017 only for the contest never to materialise. The Saudis are paying Khan £7million to fight Indian Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah on July 12 and the former unified light-welterweight king says the money on offer could tempt Pacquiao to face him. Pacquiao defends his WBA Superwelterweight title against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on July 20, and Khan would love to fight the eight-division world champ next in the autumn.

Football

Transfer (June 1-11)
English Football League: Zeli Ismail [Walsall – Bradford] Free
Premier League: Anwar El Ghazi [Lille – Aston Villa] Undisclosed
International: Eden Hazard [Chelsea – Real Madrid] £89 m
International: Lamine Kone [Sunderland – Strasbourg] Undisclosed
English Football League: Mo Eisa [Bristol City – Peterborough] Undisclosed

 

Weightlifting

2019 Junior World Championships, Suva, Fiji (June 1-8)

  1. Gold, 2. Silver, 3. Bronze.

Muslim  Medallists

Men 61 kg Snatch:                  1 – Caner Toptaş TUR
Men 61 kg Snatch:                  2 – Doğan Dönen TUR
Men 61 kg Clean & Jerk:        2 – Muhammad Faathir INA
Men 61 kg Clean & Jerk:        3 – Doğan Dönen TUR
Men 61 kg Total:                     1 – Caner Toptaş TUR
Men 61 kg Total:                     3 – Doğan Dönen TUR
Men 67 kg Snatch:                  1 – Adkhamjon Ergashev UZB
Men 67 kg Snatch:                  2 – Zulfat Garaev RUS
Men 67 kg Snatch:                  3 – Muhammed Furkan Özbek TUR
Men 67 kg Clean & Jerk:        1 – Adkhamjon Ergashev UZB
Men 67 kg Clean & Jerk:        2 – Muhammed Furkan Özbek TUR
Men 67 kg Total:                     1 – Adkhamjon Ergashev UZB
Men 67 kg Total:                     2 – Muhammed Furkan Özbek TUR
Men 67 kg Total:                     3 – Zulfat Garaev RUS
Men 73 kg Total:                     3 – Maksad Meredov TKM
Men 81 kg Snatch:                  3 – Hossein Soltani  IRI
Men 81 kg Clean & Jerk:        3 – Hossein Soltani IRI
Men 81 kg Total:                     3 – Hossein Soltani  IRI
Men 89 kg Snatch:                  1 – Mohammad Hosseini  IRI
Men 89 kg Clean & Jerk:        3 – Mohammad Hosseini  IRI
Men 89 kg Total:                     2 – Mohammad Hosseini  IRI
Men 96 kg Snatch:                  1 – Ahmed Ashour EGY
Men 96 kg Snatch:                  2 – Afshin Taheri  IRI
Men 96 kg Clean & Jerk:        1 – Ahmed Ashour  EGY
Men 96 kg Clean & Jerk:        2 – Artyom Antropov  KAZ
Men 96 kg Total:                     1 – Ahmed Ashour  EGY
Men 96 kg Total:                     2 – Artyom Antropov  KAZ
Men 102 kg Snatch:                3 – Amir Azizi IRI
Men 102 kg Clean & Jerk:      3 – Amir Azizi IRI
Men 102 kg Total:                   3 – Amir Azizi IRI
Men 109 kg Snatch:                1 – Akbar Djuraev UZB
Men 109 kg Snatch:                2 – Daniil Vagaitsev RUS
Men 109 kg Clean & Jerk:      1 – Akbar Djuraev  UZB
Men 109 kg Total:                   1 – Akbar Djuraev  UZB
Men + 109 kg Snatch:             1 – Ali Davoudi IRI
Men + 109 kg Clean & Jerk:   2 – Alireza Yousefi IRI
Men + 109 kg Clean & Jerk:   3 – Ali Davoudi  IRI
Men + 109 kg Total:               2 – Ali Davoudi  IRI
Men + 109 kg Total:               3 – Alireza Yousefi  IRI

Women 45 kg Snatch:             3 – Ayşe Doğan TUR
Women 45 kg Clean & Jerk:   3 – Ayşe Doğan TUR
Women 45 kg Total:               3 – Ayşe Doğan TUR
Women 49 kg Snatch:             2 – Windy Cantika Aisah  INA
Women 49 kg Clean & Jerk:   2 – Windy Cantika Aisah  INA
Women 49 kg Total:               2 – Windy Cantika Aisah INA
Women 59 kg Snatch:             2 – Chaima Rahmouni TUN
Women 59 kg Clean & Jerk:   2 – Ayşegül Çakın TUR
Women 59 kg Total:               2 – Ayşegül Çakın TUR
Women 59 kg Total:               3 – Chaima Rahmouni TUN
Women 64 kg Snatch:             3 – Nuray Levent TUR
Women 64 kg Clean & Jerk:   3 – Nuray Levent TUR
Women 64 kg Total:               3 – Nuray Levent TUR
Women 71 kg Clean & Jerk:   2 – Berfin Altun TUR
Women 71 kg Total:               3 – Berfin Altun TUR
Women 76 kg Snatch:             2 – Rania Ezzat  EGY
Women 76 kg Snatch:             3 – Dilara Narin TUR
Women 76 kg Clean & Jerk:   1 – Rania Ezzat EGY
Women 76 kg Clean & Jerk:   2 – Dilara Narin TUR
Women 76 kg Total:               1 – Rania Ezzat  EGY
Women 76 kg Total:               2 – Dilara Narin TUR
Women 81 kg Snatch:             1 – Karina Kuzganbayeva  KAZ
Women 81 kg Clean & Jerk:   1 – Karina Kuzganbayeva  KAZ
Women 81 kg Total:               1 – Karina Kuzganbayeva  KAZ
Women 87 kg Snatch:             1 – Darya Akhmerova  KAZ
Women 87 kg Snatch:             2 – Daria Riazanova RUS
Women 87 kg Clean & Jerk:   1 – Darya Akhmerova  KAZ
Women 87 kg Clean & Jerk:   2 – Daria Riazanova RUS
Women 87 kg Total:               1 – Darya Akhmerova KAZ
Women 87 kg Total:               2 – Daria Riazanova RUS

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