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The mountain biker Terpstra finished second in the World Cup in Brazil
7:56 pmMountain biker Anne Terpstra finished second at the World Cup cross-country competition in Petropolis, Brazil. The 31-year-old Dutchman, who already finished second in last year’s European Championship and World Cup, had to take on the Australian Rebecca McConnell. France’s Loana Lecomte came third.
Lecomte led the race in the Brazilian jungle for a long time, but Terpstra overtook him. In the final stages of the race, McConnell overtook Terpstra, took the lead and did not concede it. Terpstra finally came in at 17 seconds. Ann Tupper finished 10th.
Seventh Bendsneyder in the American GP in Moto2
7:55 pm: Motorcycle rider Bo Bendsneyder earned 9 World Championship points in Moto2 at the US Grand Prix. The 23-year-old Rotterdam driving the Pertamina Mandalika Sage finished seventh at Austin. This is his best result this season.
After a race that saw many accidents and leaks, the victory went to Tony Arbolino ahead of Japan’s Ai Ogura and Britain’s Jake Dixon. For the Italian, this was the first victory in Moto2. The lead in the World Cup standings is still in the hands of Celestino Fetti, who retired in Austin but is still 70 points ahead of Ogura and Arbolino. Bendsneyder is 14th with 17 points.
Bendsneyder had started in the fourth grade after finishing 12th in the playoffs. Zonta van den Goorbergh started 22nd. In the first round of the race, there was a massive crash, in which Van de Goorberg also fell. The 16-year-old from Brabant couldn’t keep up.
Showjumping Smulders finishes second in World Cup final
19:06Harry Smulders finished second in the World Cup final with his horse Monaco in Leipzig. The 41-year-old Dutchman also won the silver in 2016, then stayed with the horse Emerald. The win went to Martin Fox, with five penalty points. Jens Fredricson of Sweden finished just like Smolders with 8 penalty points, but finished third due to less time.
Smulders called the second place “great.” “This was Monaco’s first tournament, it’s a great result. Monaco has been in great shape all week.”
National coach, Guus Lansink, who fought his first championship in this position, was hoping for more. “We were close. It could have been a little better. This is the sport. Harry rode very well and his horse Monaco jumped very well.”
Goffin wins his sixth ATP title in Marrakech
7:05 PM: David Goffin won the ATP Championship in Marrakech. The 31-year-old Belgian beat Slovakian Alex Mulkan in the final in three sets: 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
For the Belgian, who is currently ranked 74th in the world but still ranked seventh in 2017, it is his first tournament win for 2022 on the ATP Tour and sixth in total. Gauvin won his last title in February last year in Montpellier.
Goffin lost his first match of the year to the 65th-ranked Slovakian in the world rankings. Mulkan, who defeated top seed Felix Auger-Aliassime as well as sixth seed Bottic van de Zandschulp, started well with a win in the first set. In the second set, Goffin broke his opponent again and tied the score again.
And immediately in the third set, the Belgian won by blocking the Slovaks. Then keep this margin. Goffin took the win on his second match point, 5-3.
Miner Bram Chardon wins World Cup final for the second time
2:29 pmDriver Bram Chardon wins the World Cup final in the quad category for the second time. The 28-year-old, son of multiple world champion Eigsbrand Chardon, kept Australian Boyd Exel from his 10th World Cup title in Leipzig. Chardon won the world title for the first time in 2019.
The Dutchman was the best in the first round on Friday, but Axel advanced in the second round on Sunday. In the so-called rush with the top three in the standings, the battle for gold was between the Dutch and the Australian. Both drivers fouled and received 4 seconds of penalty. Chardon completed the course slightly faster than Exell and won the World Cup for the second time. He already extended his European title in Budapest last year.
Kos de Rond, the second Dutch entrant in Leipzig, finished fifth.
Australian sprinter Ewan wins first stage round in Turkey
Time is 13:48Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan won the first stage of the Tour of Turkey. The Lotto Soudal rider was victorious in the sprint after riding over 207 kilometers from Bodrum to Kusadasi. Danny van Poppel finished fourth, and Sis Paul finished sixth.
Ewan beat Belgian Jasper Philipsen, and Australian Caden Groves crossed the finish line in third. The 27-year-old Australian celebrated his fourth win of the season. Ewan has previously won stages in the Saudi, Far and Tirreno Adriatico rounds. The runner descended on Tirreno after a fall and then missed Milan-Sanremo due to stomach flu. In Turkey, where he racked up two stage victories three years ago, Ewan is starting to make a comeback.
The Turkey tour consists of eight stages and ends next Sunday in Istanbul.
Basketball player Embiid gives the Sixers the 50th NBA victory
8.27 am: Basketball player Joel Embiid earned the Philadelphia 76ers their 50th NBA win this season. The 28-year-old Cameroonian signed against the Indiana Pacers (133-120) for 41 points. Embiid also grabbed another 20 rebounds.
In any case, the Sixers are sure of their place in the East’s top four, and thus edge home in the playoffs. Philadelphia will close out the regular season against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday and may then be able to secure another spot in the standings at the expense of the Boston Celtics. The qualifiers begin in a week, before that the so-called game of playing between numbers 7-10 will be held in both East and West.
Embiid is among the nominees for the MVP title of the regular season. The 2.13-meter basketball player averaged 30.6 points per game, which puts him at the top of the NBA rankings.
US Tennis Final in Houston
07:18 am: The ATP Finals in Houston between American tennis players. Riley Opelka and John Isner compete on the cobbles in Texas for the overall victory.
Opelka, ranked 18th in the world, defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios in two sets in the semi-finals: 6-3 7-5. The 24-year-old American had put an end to Dutch qualifier Giggs Brewer’s lead in one round before that. Opelka actually won the Dallas championship earlier this year. He then defeated Isner in the semifinals by two spells, the last of which went to the books as the longest-running ever on the ATP Tour. Opelka won the tiebreak 24-22. Isner (27) reached the final battle in Houston by defeating Cristian Garin of Chile: 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
At the Charleston Women’s Championships, the final will be held between Olympic champion Belinda Bencic and Ons Jabeur. The Swiss defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia 6-4, 6-3, and the Tunisian beat American Amanda Anisimova 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.