John Leslie’s unbelievable 1999 try was the fastest ever scored from kick off in Test rugby

first_imgMonday Jan 25, 2021 John Leslie’s unbelievable 1999 try was the fastest ever scored from kick off in Test rugby In 1999 the last ever Five Nations tournament took place and it proved to be memorable for a number of reasons, none more so than the famous Scott Gibbs try in Wales’ win over England. But when Scotland hosted Wales in the opening round, the match got off to an incredible start. ADVERTISEMENTScotland started the Murrayfield match in dramatic fashion when New Zealand born back John Leslie scored within 10 seconds of kick-off, setting the tone for an outstanding performance.The score was the fastest ever from kick-off, with Leslie scoring just a year after he and his brother, Martin, qualified for their adopted country thanks to a Scottish grandfather.“You can’t get a better start than that,” said Jim Telfer, head coach at the time.“It’s so important in international rugby, especially if things haven’t been going so well, to get ahead of the game. Wales were dangerous early on but very predictable towards the end,” he added, after Scotland won the game 33-20 following a resilient comeback from the Welsh.WATCH: Wales u20 winger scores try within 7 seconds of kick off! Leslie gave them the ideal start as he competed well for the ball from the kickoff and actually ended up snatching it right from the grasp of another New Zealander, Shane Howarth.“It was just one of those things where the ball fell into my lap,” Leslie said.Scotland won the Championship that year, thanks in part to that memorable Scott Gibbs try against England.ADVERTISEMENTThere have been a number of fastest ever tries scored in domestic rugby, but in senior Test rugby, Leslie’s feat is allegedly only matched by England’s Bart Price, who scored against Wales in 1923.It’s difficult to know how accurate the timing was back then, so it’s safe to say that Leslie’s record is safe, and most likely won’t be beaten anytime soon. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 20 WEEKS AGO It’s 30 years since France scored that epic… 21 WEEKS AGO Amazing acrobatic skills set up early try… 21 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Arguably the most insane three minutes… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Found in translation

first_imgOtger Campàs knows all about conquering language barriers.As a native of Barcelona, he grew up speaking Catalan and Spanish. While an undergraduate at the University of Barcelona, he studied the elegant language of theoretical physics. He dabbled in cooking there, too, and heard about unconventional techniques like “spherification” and “culinary foams.”In his postgraduate work, Campàs’ research exposed him to genetics and cell biology, fields with a vocabulary all their own. His interest in biophysics soon carried him to the Curie Institute in Paris, where he earned a Ph.D. and became fluent in French.Over the years, learning the lingo has been a rite of passage for this interdisciplinary researcher.Campàs, now a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has found himself translating yet again: integrating biology into mathematics, explaining physics to chefs, and designing a curriculum to teach science to non-majors. And his English has sharpened along the way.“In the beginning, the differences in language are always complicated,” Campàs says.Interdisciplinary work presents two challenges. The first is literally a language barrier. “If you do not know the specific vocabulary of a discipline—for example, the names of the proteins, or what a cell is—it is very difficult to communicate with people working in it,” he says.The second challenge lies in understanding what is relevant or interesting about a foreign field. Learn to appreciate the culture of biology, he says, and suddenly “you are able to think about the same problem from a new perspective.”last_img read more

Big men play to big potential

first_imgThe Badgers’ offensive line played well, paving the way for 179 rushing yards and not allowing quarterback Scott Tolzien to be sacked.[/media-credit]Against Ohio State, Wisconsin was physical on the ground, efficient through the air and complete in all phases of the game. John Clay and James White combined for 179 yards and three touchdowns, Scott Tolzien connected on 13 of his 16 passes, was never sacked and the offense turned the ball over only once.Need a uniting factor? Try the offensive line.Not only did Tolzien remain upright for the duration of the game, he was also barely even pressured. The running game thrived because of the giant holes created up front, allowing Clay and White to find success on the ground.“The running game was pretty impressive,” UW running backs coach John Settle said. “It was something that we needed as an offense. It was something that we hadn’t done consistently in the past, and it was great to be able to come out and establish the run early, to get John started early and to give him an opportunity to be physical. Then to bring James in as a changeup and make some people miss, it excited the crowd.”Indeed, the crowd was amped, pumped and electrified. So many different words have been used since Saturday night’s upset of the No. 1 Buckeyes to describe the Camp Randall atmosphere, but truth be told, the offensive line was the biggest reason for the Badgers’ success.OSU’s best defensive player, defensive end Cameron Heyward, was limited to four tackles. His only tackle for loss resulted in UW losing just a single yard, and his name was barely heard all game. Heading into this weekend’s showdown with the No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes, Wisconsin will face yet another stalwart in defensive end Adrian Clayborn.“Everyone knows he’s a great player and top draft pick for next year and he’s really strong,” left tackle Gabe Carimi, who will matchup against Clayborn, said. “I’m getting my gameplan to go attack Adrian Clayborn. It’s going to be a lot like defending Heyward for O-State. They’re a lot of the same, maybe Clayborn’s a little stronger.”Against Clayborn last year, Carimi had anything but an enjoyable time. Nursing an injured left shoulder, the Badgers’ standout left tackle was limited to essentially one arm. Consequently, Clayborn recorded six tackles – two for loss – and one four-yard sack. Wisconsin managed only 87 rushing yards, and lost its homecoming game 20-10.“Oh it was real bad,” Carimi said. “I got shot up before the game and we didn’t shoot it up early enough, so I was still feeling shoulder pain and I landed on my shoulder right away on the first play on the first series. That was pretty painful, and I’m looking forward to getting another [chance] this year.”With the Badgers now back in the Big Ten title picture heading into Iowa City, the Ohio State game almost becomes an afterthought. Beat the Hawkeyes, hope for some Michigan State losses and Wisconsin could find itself atop the conference. Yet, it’s 1-0 as always for Bret Bielema’s squad, and that starts with the weekly preparation.“I think it’s important to let Iowa be Iowa and let that game be itself and prepare for it the way that you would prepare every week,” left guard John Moffitt said. “We didn’t do anything supernatural to prepare for Ohio State. We weren’t throwing out any trick plays or trying to trick anybody, so we just prepared the way we prepared.“Then, on the field, we played the football that we play. I think that was clear for everyone to see, and that’s how you win. So we just need to repeat that, which we do every week, and I think that’s a formula to success.”Schematically, the Hawkeyes present almost a mirror image of the Badgers. Both teams do what they do, do it well and don’t do much else. For Wisconsin, of course, that’s running the ball. The Badgers are the Big Ten’s second best rushing offense, behind only Michigan, with 232.7 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, is the Big Ten’s top rushing defense, allowing only 83.8 yards per game.“They don’t do a lot of stuff,” center Peter Konz said of Iowa. “They don’t over-blitz you, they don’t do too many complicated things as far as shifting guys and stuff. They really just come at you and just use the guys they have.”Knowing pretty much exactly what they’re going up against at Kinnick Stadium Saturday afternoon either plays into Wisconsin’s favor, or it increases the possibility of a letdown game after Saturday night’s physically, mentally and emotionally taxing performance. The key for the Badgers will be replicating the powerful, efficient and careful approach they took against Ohio State, something that wasn’t lost in the post-victory mayhem.“I think you have to recognize the situation for what it is,” Carimi said. “A lot of people will think of a letdown week, and [we] just know that the same way you attacked the last week, you attack this week. There’s not going to be any difference. You’re going to come in and practice hard. Tuesday, we had a great Tuesday practice and we’re going to come hard Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and prepare to win.”last_img read more

Child molester gets 60 years

first_imgA babysitter who took photos and videos of himself sexually abusing a toddler at the request of a Broward man must serve 60 years in prison, a federal judge in Miami ruled Thursday.Jason Barber, 39 of Las Vegas, previously pleaded guilty to charges including producing and distributing child pornography. Benedict Shaw, the man who police say received the images and requested certain poses of the 2-year-old, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.U.S. District Court Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. handed down the 60-year sentence despite pleas from Barber’s defense attorney for a more lenient sentence of 30 years.“Before the court is an extremely frail, unstable and mentally infirmed man who was dealt an awful deck of cards from the very beginning,” Hugo Rodriguez wrote in a memorandum before Barber’s sentencing. “Jason understands and knows what he did was wrong, for which he is very remorseful.”In 2013, the South Florida Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, which is based in Broward County, received two cyber tips suspecting that dozens of child pornography images had been traded among several email accounts. The IP address led detectives to Shaw’s home in Lauderhill, records show. Law enforcement officers confirmed Shaw was communicating with Barber, who lived in Las Vegas.The two had met in an online chatroom for people with a diaper fetish, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday announcing Barber’s sentence. Shaw had shipped Barber a package with a cell phone, diapers, pacifiers and baby oil, theSun Sentinel reported at the time of Barber’s arrest.“Take pics and vids. This will make my night and my packages worthwhile,” Shaw wrote in one email to Barber obtained by the Sun Sentinel. “No one else will ever see it. I promise I never break my word.”Barber had convinced the mother of the child to allow him to watch the girl while she was at work, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in the news release.“Barber used the cell phone to record himself sexually abusing the child in his care,” the office said in the release. “Barber then sent the video and several still images to Shaw via email.”Shaw, who had assumed his dead brother’s identity because of charges he faced in another state, was sentenced in October 2014.At the sentencing hearing, the girl’s mother confronted Shaw, the Sun Sentinel reported.“How dare you violate a child? How dare you do that to a child or anyone?” she said during the hearing, according to the paper. “I pray that you don’t feel what those children felt where you’re at.”last_img read more

SUSAN BOYLE IS STAR ATTRACTION AT SUNDAY MASS!

first_imgSinging sensation Susan Boyle surprised parishioners when she turned up at mass in Buncrana yesterday.The much-loved Britain’s Got Talent star has been holidaying in Donegal for the past couple of days.It is believed Ms Boyle has been sight-seeing around Inishowen and spent time in Carndonagh on Saturday. One mass-goer at St Mary’s Oratory in Buncrana revealed how the singer had chatted with her young grand-daughter.“She was really lovely. She shook hands with my grand-daughter at mass and said some lovely things about her. A lovely woman,” said the mass-goer.She was also spotted having lunch in the Half-way House in Burnfoot where she even indulged in a glass of Guinness before chatting with customers.Word of Susan’s surprise appearance soon spread and the bar was packed within minutes! Ms Boyle, who became an over-night superstar after appearing on the hit television talent show, spent many summers in Donegal.Her parents are originally from the county and she has revealed in the past how she often spent many happy times here. SUSAN BOYLE IS STAR ATTRACTION AT SUNDAY MASS! was last modified: January 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Britain’s Got TalentbuncranaSusan Boylelast_img read more

Poyet to pounce?

first_imgBrighton manager Gus Poyet is reportedly aiming to pip several Premier League clubs and sign Josh McEachran on loan from former club Chelsea.McEachran is expected to spend time away from Stamford Bridge later in the season, with Bolton among the top-flight sides believed to be interested.But the Mid-Sussex Times say ex-Blues star Poyet is hoping to take McEachran to the south-coast Championship club.Fulham, having watched Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard, are also being linked with his Robins team-mate Albert Adomah.Everton, Aston Villa, Stoke, Bolton and Sunderland are also interested in the former Harrow Borough winger, the Daily Mail reports.The Daily Star continues a story saying that forward Bryan Ruiz would rather have joined Tottenham than Fulham.The report is based on quotes from Ruiz in the Dutch media. Yesterday he released a statement via Fulham pledging his commitment to the club.Meanwhile, QPR midfielder Ale Faurlin continues to be touted for a possible big move after an impressive start to the season.He has recently been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham no less, and his agent has told the Gazette that two Premier League clubs and an Italian side have expressed an interest.This page is updated throughout the day.Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

Showjumping in Soweto

first_img15 February 2005Meet Enos Mosotho Mafokate, South Africa’s first black show jumper.There’s nothing fancy about him, despite being first black person in the country to have broken into the white-dominated sport of showjumping.Born in the sprawling township of Alexandra 61 years ago, Mafokate fell in love with horses when his family moved to Rivonia in the early 1950s, then a commercial farming area.Mafokate, who is dressed in an unassuming cap, a blue work shirt and jeans, remembers landing a three-month contract with John Walker, a farm owner, to earn a few pennies.“Many white people used to come and have picnics at the farm, especially during the December holidays, and I would look after their horses for them while they enjoyed themselves”, Mafokate says. “That’s when my love for horses blossomed.”When other kids were playing games, Mafokate would pretend to be riding a horse, unaffectedly prancing about the homestead. He would also ride the family donkeys and go carting to the shops, which were some distance from home.Mafokate made friends with Walker’s son, who taught him “a thing or two” about horse riding. “That’s when we started a good friendship, despite the racial and political furore of the times.”As fate would have it, Mafokate’s home was destroyed to make way for the Woodmead Golf Course in the late 1950s, and his family moved back to Alexandra.From stable hand to showjumperThe removal had a positive effect for Mafokate, however, as most people who used the golf course rode their horses there. And Mafokate, who had landed a job manning the course’s gate, found himself with a job that he loved – tending to the horses for patrons for five pennies a day.In 1961 the 17-year-old got a job in Bryanston as a stable hand for a Springbok showjumper. He became a top groom, looking after the horses for two Springbok showjumpers.“I got my first chance at competitive showjumping in 1962 when the people I was working for decided to give us black people a chance in showjumping”, Mafokate recalls. “I competed against other blacks because we were not allowed to compete against whites. I came first in that competition, wearing an overall.”The following year, his riding having improved “tremendously”, Mafokate won a riding competition at Inanda Country Base. He was “ecstatic”. But his showjumping career came to an abrupt end in 1964 because of “political problems”.More than a decade later, in 1975, things took a turn for the better when “some white people decided to ignore politics” and some discriminatory laws were scrapped, says Mafokate. He and 16 other grooms were enrolled at Marist Brothers College, the only school that allowed blacks to compete in the white-dominated sport.The subsequent years were successful ones for Mafokate. He came second in the Rothmans Derby in 1976 and won the championship at the Constantia Show Grounds in Cape Town in 1977 and 1978.“I was the first black member of the Transvaal Horse Society, which is based at Kyalami. I was also the first black rider in 127 years to compete in the Pietermaritzburg Royal Agricultural Horse Show in 1978. My colleagues and I were now being called black riders, not grooms. We had attained recognition.”International honoursInternational doors opened for Mafokate when David Broome, the British rider, spotted him in Cape Town in 1980 and suggested he compete in Britain. A sponsor was found and Mafokate became the first showjumper in 20 years to compete outside South Africa.Out of 31 riders, he came fifth at the Wembley Royal International Horse Show. His dream to achieve honours overseas had come true.His riding career was almost shattered, however, when Machine Gun, a horse from Zimbabwe, kicked him, breaking his arm. But he was determined to carry on riding, and he went on to win the Rothmans Derby in Sandton.In 1992 Mafokate went to Barcelona to attend the Olympic Games as part of a development team. “The event was quite an experience for me, and my best moment was seeing my picture splashed on the front page of The Star newspaper back home.”Showjumping in SowetoToday Mafokate runs a riding school in Soweto, a long-held dream, which he opened in 1990. “I was fortunate to get sponsorship to do sports management in Belgium in 1997. The course, which ran for two weeks, empowered me with vital knowledge on how to run sports. I currently have 15 students. Two juniors, two adults and the rest are children ranging from four to seven years.”He decided to give riding lessons when he discovered how badly animals were being treated in Soweto, especially by children. His mission is to send a message to people that animals deserve to be loved, not abused.He gives lessons for free at the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) centre in Mofolo South. Four of his students have entered riding competitions in Cape Town, and “people were impressed by their performance”.One of his students is Kabelo Arthur Mafokate, his 14-year-old grandson. Kabelo, says Mafokate fondly, has “a quick eye for horse riding”, a quality he says is essential in showjumping. “Last year he was the overall winner of the Soweto Classic Oliver Tambo Showjumping trophy in the children’s category. I am very proud of him.”But not all members of Mafokate’s family have horse riding in their blood. He is the father of Arthur Mafokate, South Africa’s kwaito king, and the late kwaito singer Makhendlas.He also heads the PDSA centre’s horse unit, where he makes sure that horses, especially the carthorses that deliver coal in Soweto, are not diseased and wear proper horseshoes. Owners bring their horses for regular check-ups, he says.There are plans to develop horse riding in Soweto. Mafokate, with the City of Johannesburg, is planning to establish an equestrian centre in Rockville, Soweto.“The centre will comprise stables, a club house and a restaurant”, he says. “The development is still at the ‘idea stage’, but the site is available. We are also planning a horse riding show on 16 June this year at Kyalami to raise funds for the construction of the centre.”It is almost 4pm and time for Mafokate to feed his beloved horses. He has 11, including his favourite showjumper, Was Salmy. His latest acquisition is Thaba Zimbi, a stallion he recently bought from a farmer who wanted to dispose of the bad-tempered horse.“I tamed him in two days”, Mafokate says proudly. “If I had been given a chance, I would have tamed a lion to behave like a dog. Horses are in my blood.”Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Murray, Mabulu on the podium in Glasgow

first_img25 July 2014Team South African bagged two medals on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, with Richard Murray claiming bronze in the triathlon and Siyabulela Mabulu also winning bronze in the men’s judo competition.Murray won South Africa’s first medal when he finished third behind England’s Brownlee brothers, with Olympic champion Alistair taking the win ahead of Jonathan, the Olympic bronze medallist.‘I realised what this would mean’“Wow! It was only half way through the run that I realised what this would mean,” an ecstatic Murray said afterwards.“Before the race, I was a bit concerned. The water heated up and it meant no wet suits. That can sometimes change the dynamics sometimes, but it was wonderful out there.”South Africa’s Henri Schoeman led the swim covering the 1.5km in 17:54, which gave him a four-second advantage over the Brownlees. The brothers pulled an additional six swimmers into the lead group, which had around 20 seconds advantage at the beginning of the 40km cycle.‘The start was pretty rough’“The start was pretty rough, but I managed to get through to the front at the end of the swim and tried to create a bit of a gap for a break away (in the cycle),” said a disappointed Schoeman, who skidded into a barrier on the first lap. “My brakes locked up. I’m lucky to have been upright. Without that it could have been much better.”Murray posted the sixth-fastest time on the bike to come through in fifth place as he entered the 10km run.“On the bike, I knew that first and second was probably out of the question, because it started to become tactical,” Murray explained. “I positioned myself right on the bike and made sure no one got away. It came down to the run and I knew third was possible for me and I just had to avoid injury or cramp.”WinnerOlder brother Alistair Brownlee took gold in 1:48:50, with his younger brother Jonny settling for silver only 11 seconds adrift.Although Schoeman’s cycling incident cost him some time, he was able to continue on, starting the run in 18th position and moving up to finish in 16th place in 1:53:46. Wian Sullwald claimed 15th place, just three seconds ahead of his team mate.In the women’s race, Kate Roberts was within touch of the lead group when Canada’s Ellen Pennock clipped the back wheel of Robert’s bike, sending the South African tumbling. After getting going again, she went on to finish 15th, one place behind team-mate Gillian Sanders.Judo bronzeSiyabulela Mabulu earned a surprise bronze medal in the 66kg division of the men’s judo after defeating India’s Manjeet Nandal for third place.“I’m very happy and excited,” Mabulu told Road to Rio 2016 as he headed back to the athletes’ village. “I came to Glasgow to win a medal and now I’ve done that. I’m glad to win Team South Africa’s next medal.”Mabulu’s fellow judoka, Daniel le Grange came close to adding a third bronze, but lost out to Scotland’s John Buchannon in the battle for third in the 60kg division.Stars shine in the poolIn the swimming pool, Chad le Clos and Roland Schoeman sped into the final of the 50m butterfly, but Myles Brown, shockingly, missed out on qualifying for the 400m freestyle final.“It’s a really good vibe in the squad with a mix of youth and maturity. It’s rewarding and good to be able to provide some knowledge and recommendations to them,” said the vastly experienced 34-year-old Schoeman after winning his heat to qualify for the semi-finals.Le Clos won his heat in 23.65 and then made a major step up in the semi-finals.Schoeman won his semi-final, clocking a fast 23.25 seconds, while Le Clos was only four-hundredths-of-a-second slower in finishing second to England’s Ben Proud in the second semi. Proud’s 23.16 was the fastest time of the day.Missed outBased on his consistent form, Myles Brown should have been a shoo-in to qualify for the final of the 400m freestyle, but his time of 3:48.65 left him in ninth place, just one position too low to reach the final.“I really don’t know what happened. I really should have been there. Maybe I went out too fast,” he admitted with disappointment afterwards. Brown will now focus on the 4x200m relay and the 1500m on Monday.Karin Prinsloo contested the final of the women’s 200m freestyle, but did not have a good swim and finished last. She had earlier complained of tightness of her chest during the heats.Fast breaststroke timeGames’ novice Tara Lynn Nicholas couldn’t stop smiling after clocking 31.48 for the 50m breaststroke to rank ninth and secure a semi-final place. “I’m really pleased. It’s the fastest I’ve gone,” Nicholas said.In the semis, sadly, she could not reproduce the same form and clocked 32.32 to finish sixth in her heat. A repeat of her earlier swim would have seen Nicholas into the final.Darren Murray reached the semi-finals of the 100m backstroke, but finished in sixth place in his heat to miss out on a place in the title-decider.Like Murray, Marne Erasmus reached the semi-finals, but could not progress beyond that point, competing in the women’s 100m butterfly.DisqualifiedThere was big disappointment for the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay squad, which was disqualified after botching a change over in the semi-finals. They had finished second behind Canada.South Africa’s women’s fours bowls team suffered a shock 13-17 loss to the Norfolk Islands in their first outing.last_img read more

Yu ends medal drought for PH swimmers with bronze

first_imgRead Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Roxanne Yu gave the Philippine swimming team its first medal after winning the bronze in the women’s 200 meter backtroke in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at National Aquatic Centre inside KL Sports City in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Yu clocked 2:19.98, about seven seconds behind Vietnam’s Thi Anh Vien Nguyen, who bagged the gold with a time of 2:13.64.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Yessy Venesia Yosaputra of Indonesia took home the silver, logging 2:18.19.Yu’s podium finish averted a medal drought for PH swimming that drew subpar results from Jessie King Lacuna and Fil-American Nicole Oliva.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLacuna finished sixth in both the 400-meter men’s freestyle finals on Monday and in the 200m butterfly.Oliva also faltered as she wound up in sixth in the 400m women’s freestyle, which was also ruled by Vietnam’s swimming supertar Nguyen. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

NY police arrest fan who attacked wrestler at WWE event

first_imgPhoto from WWE.comNEW YORK — Bret “The Hitman” Hart is OK after the famous wrestler was tackled by a spectator while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at Barclays Center.The man was promptly subdued by several people who came to Hart’s defense on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess A law enforcement official told The Associated Press a 26-year-old man was in custody and facing criminal charges. The official was not authorized to discuss to the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.Several shocked onlookers posted footage of the incident online.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe induction event resumed after the fan was taken into custody. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nets bolster playoff hopes with win against Bucks MOST READlast_img read more