Egypt top African Games

27th Sep 2019
Egypt top African Games

Egypt has topped the final medal table in the 2019 African Games in Morocco on August after obtaining 273 medals, including 102 G medals. Coming in second is Nigeria with 127 medals, including 46 G medals, and South Africa which received 87 medals, 36 G. Algeria ranked fourth after receiving 125 medals, with 33 G followed by Morocco which received 109 medals, including 31 G. Tunisia came in the sixth rank with 97 medals, with 26 G. The African Games featured the participation of 52 African countries. The tournament is one of the qualifying tournaments for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

XII African Games: Raba, Morocco (August 19-31)
Top 5 Medal Table
Key: Gold, Silver, Bronze
Egypt: 102 , 98 , 73 (273)
Nigeria: 46 , 33 , 48 (127)
South Africa: 36 , 26 , 25 (87)
Algeria: 33 , 32 , 60 (125)
Morocco: 31 , 32 , 46 (109)

Athletics
Britain’s Mo Farah has won a record sixth successive Great North Run with a personal best time on September 8. Farah, 36, finished in 59 minutes seven seconds after racing ahead of Ethiopian Tamirat Tola in the final mile.

Football
Transfers

English Football League: Sadou Diallo transferred from Wolves to Accringtonon loan.
English Football League: Adam El-Abd transferred from Wycombe to Stevenage for free.
English Football League: Ali Al-Habsi (unattached) transferred to West Brom.

Scottish Premiership: Osman Sow transferred from Dundee United to Kilmarnock on loan.
Scottish Premiership: Mohamed Elyounoussi transferred from Southampton to Celtic on loan.

International: Rachid Ghezzal transfered from Leicester to Fiorentina on loan.

Asia World Cup Qualifiers
Round 2 Standing (Sept 5 & 10)

MP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
Group A
China PR 1 1 0 0 5 0 5 3
Syria 1 1 0 0 5 2 3 3
Philippines 2 1 0 1 6 6 0 3
Maldives 2 1 0 1 1 5 -4 3
Guam 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
Group B
Kuwait 2 1 0 1 7 3 4 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
Jordan 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
Nepal 2 1 0 1 2 7 -5 3
Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0
Group C
Bahrain 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
IR Iran 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
Iraq 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Cambodia 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
Hong Kong 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1
Group D
Singapore 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 4
Palestine 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3
Yemen 2 0 2 0 4 4 0 2
Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
Group E
Qatar 2 1 1 0 6 0 6 4
Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
Afghanistan 2 1 0 1 1 6 -5 3
India 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
Bangladesh 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
Group F
Tajikistan 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 6
Japan 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
Mongolia 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Kyrgyz Republic 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
Myanmar 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
Group G
Thailand 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 4
United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
Malaysia 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
Vietnam 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Indonesia 2 0 0 2 2 6 -4 0
Group H
Korea DPR 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 6
Korea Republic 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
Turkmenistan 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Lebanon 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0

Martial Arts
 Khabib Nurmagomedov has successfully defended his lightweight championship at UFC 242 on September 8.  Nurmagomedov produced a flawless performance to beat Poirier, forcing the interim champion to tap out via a rear-naked chokehold in the third round. The Dagestan fighter extends his flawless MMA record to 28-0 after executing a perfect game plan in the octagon, dominating Poirier with his superior wrestling game in the sweltering heat of Abu Dhabi.
Elsewhere fellow Dagestani Islam Makhachev lightweight extended his winning streak to six with a unanimous decision over Davi Ramos.

Volleyball
Turkish women’s national volleyball team became the 2019 CEV Volleyball European Championship runners-up, losing an epic final to Serbia 2-3 on September 8. Top seed Serbia won the nail-biting final match against the tournament’s host nation Turkey in the capital Ankara with the sets of 21-25, 25-21, 25-21, 22-25 and 15-13.

Squash
J.P. Morgan China Squash Open: Shanghai, China (September 4-8)

Egypt’s world number 5 Nour El Tayeb and world number 2 Mohamed ElShorbagy lifted the first men and women’s titles of the new season after defeating compatriots and world number 1s Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag to claim the China Open.

El Tayeb stunned defending champion El Welily in a thrilling five-game battle to take the first Sware of the new PSA World Tour season as she displayed a formidable performance on the glass court atop the Peninsula Shanghai.

Tennis
US Open, Flushing Meadows, New York (August 19-September 8)
Player tracker (main draw)
Key: SingleS, DoubleD

ROUND 3
Gents ‘ Singles: Mirza Bašić Bih-defeated by-S Giraldo Col (score: 6:7, 4:6)
Ladies’  Singles:  Ons Jabeur Tun-defeated by-K Pliskova Cze (score: 1:6, 6:4, 4:6)

ROUND 2
Girls’  Singles: Hibah Shaikh USA-defeated by-CYS Lee Mnp (score: 2:6, 3:6)
Gents’  Singles: Damir Džumhur Bih-defeated by-R Federer Sui (score: 6:3, 2:6, 3:6, 4:6)
Ladies’  Doubles: Galina Voskoboeva Kaz and Veronika Kudermetova Rudefeated by-A Friedsam Ger and L Siegemund Ger (score: 4:6, 4:6)
Ladies’  Doubles: Ons Jabeur Tun and Fanny Stollar Hun-defeated by-L Hradecka CZE and A Klepac Slo (score: 4:6, 5:7)

ROUND 1
Gents ‘  Doubles: Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Pak and Santiago González Mex-defeated by-H Kontinen Fin and J Peers Aus (score: 5:7, 7:6, 4:6, 3:6)
Ladies’  Doubles: Asia Muhammad USA and Raquel Atawo USA-defeated by-D Kasatkina Rus and A Kontaveit Est (score: 3:6, 6:4, 2:6)
Gents ‘  Doubles: Malek Jaziri Tun and Radu Albot Mda-defeated by-J Chardy Fra and F Martin Fra (score: 4:6, 2:6)
Ladies’  Singles: Zarina Diyas Kaz-defeated by-A Barty Aus (score: 6: 1, 3:6, 2:6)
Boys’  Singles: Youcef Rihane Al defeated by-L Riedi Sui (score: 4:6, 4:6)
Boys’  Singles: Olimjon Nabiev Uzdefeated by-T Kodat USA (score: 1:6, 3:6)

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