Hanyu defends Olympic gold medal in men’s figure skating

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Jarencio, Globalport welcome long break before crucial battles ahead 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally.He also leaped into the figure skating history books Saturday, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button in 1952.ADVERTISEMENT Adam Rippon doesn’t do quads, but his presentation and dramatic flair earn him points. The 28-year-old dropped from seventh to 10th, but these were successful games for him, and his arm pumps to bolster the audience’s cheers when he was done lent a comical touch.“They usually say that like, after the Olympic Games, somebody’s life changes forever,” Rippon said. “A lot of times it’s the gold medalist, but I have a feeling that my life has changed forever.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “Just happy. I can’t say anymore, just happy,” Hanyu said through his ever-present smile. “I just did my best today. I don’t know if this is the best of my skating life, but I can say from my heart that I skated my best today.”He held off countryman Shoma Uno and Spain’s Javier Fernandez in the free skate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCoach Brian Orser met Hanyu as he left the ice after his strong but slightly flawed performance. Then Orser, a two-time Olympic silver medalist who also coaches Fernandez, rushed back to behind the sideboards to help encourage the Spaniard.Fernandez couldn’t match Hanyu. Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img As always, Hanyu skated to raucous support from the crowd , with thousands of Japanese flags filling the stands. He was terrific, though not perfect, particularly messing up a combination jump.As always, he left the ice to a swarm of cascading Winnie The Pooh dolls flooding the ice.Uno might have won the gold if not for his magnificent countryman. His energy throughout, particularly in the back end of his routine to “Turandot,” permeated the arena, and he pumped his arms wildly when he finished.Fernandez, skating to “Man of La Mancha,” was a worthy medalist, finishing just 1.66 points behind Uno.“It means a lot for my country,” Fernandez said. “We’ve never had a figure skating Olympic medal. We have such few Winter Olympic medals in any sports, so I hope it means a lot to everyone back home.”The 18-year-old Chen had succumbed to the pressure and massive expectations in the short program, a day earlier . On Saturday, he nailed virtually every element. He even did the sixth quad, a loop, getting full credit for the four rotations though he put his hands down on the ice on it.“I think after having such a disastrous short program and being so, so low in the ranking — lower than I usually ever am — it allowed me to completely forget the results and focus on enjoying myself out on the ice,” Chen said, “and getting rid of expectations helped a lot.”He led all three U.S. skaters into the top 10 as his 127.64 points for technical virtuosity put him in another stratosphere, and his 215.08 points for the free skate were a personal high.Chen’s 17-year-old teammate Vincent Zhou, put down five quads — as if to say, “Hey buddy, I can do this, too” — in another spectacular jumping show. Zhou also soared in the standings, winding up sixth.“It’s been such a wild ride over my short 17 years,” Zhou said. “I’ve been through so much, it would take me hours to say it all. But to skate like that, to have a successful performance means so much to me.” Hanyu later congratulated Fernandez and told him he wished both of them could have won.“I told him, ‘Yes, Yuzu, but only one can be champion. Only one can have the gold medal,’” Fernandez said.Uno moved from third Friday to second, loading a high-scoring quad and three triples into the final minute of his routine.“I knew which level of performance I performed,” he said through a translator. “I did what I intended to do.”American Nathan Chen surged from a fiasco of a short program, when he was 17th, by winning the free skate to wind up fifth. He did it with an historic routine featuring six quads.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Terrence Romeo calls out haters after winning 1st PBA title: ‘I have nothing to prove to you’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Here’s a video of newly-minted PBA champion Terrence Romeo clapping back at his haters: pic.twitter.com/1L2TgRFhvV— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) May 16, 2019(My haters always message me on Instagram and Twitter, saying ‘ you will never win a championship’ or that ‘you’re talented, you have all these awards but you will never be a champion,’ ‘you bring bad luck to San Miguel.’ Now I want to tell them to send me a message again, later when I post a photo with the trophy. Message me again and tell me everything you want to say.)READ: Leo Austria puts positive spin on Terrence Romeo’s outburstADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Year after year—from Far Eastern University to San Miguel Beer—Terrence Romeo had to endure the criticisms, trolling and constant blame.The moment he had been waiting for so long finally came on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Even the PBA commentators on TV got a special mention from the prolific yet enigmatic guard.“Hindi maiiwasan na meron talagang mga tao na minsan binibilang pa kung ilang dribbles yung ginagawa mo. Pero ang point ko lang doon katulad nung Game 1, nakalimutan ko [kung sino] yung mga commentators, pero binibilang nila kung ilang dribbles ginagawa ko,” he recalled. “Pag sumablay pagtatawanan nila pero pag yung dribbles ko na-shoot ko hindi naman nila binibilang. Pag sablay lang nila binibilang.”“Yun ang mahirap eh pero at least nag-champion na ako ngayon. Paki bilang na lang ulit dribbles ko.”(There are really people who count the dribbles that you make. Like in Game 1, I forgot who the commentators were, they were counting my dribbles. When I fail, they laugh at at me, but when I make the shot, they don’t count my dribbles. They only care when I miss. At least I’m a champion now. They can count my dribbles again.)READ: Finals first-timer Terrence Romeo ‘serious’ about mulling retirement if Beermen wins titleThe 27-year-old Romeo, who has multiple scoring titles to add to his maiden championship, also said he has nothing else to prove.“Ilang beses na ako nag-40 points sa PBA. Wala na akong kailangan patunayan sa kanila.”Romeo had said he’s been seriously contemplating about retirement if he wins his first PBA title before the finals.But his first taste of the championship left him wanting for more.“Gusto ko pa makakuha ulit,” he said. Red flags raised over Southampton’s ‘record’ deal with Chinese company LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ 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 Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess San Miguel Beer won a grueling seven-game series that came down to the last second to extend its Philippine Cup reign.READ: San Miguel makes history with 5th straight Philippine Cup title, outlasts MagnoliaFEATURED 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, logisticsRomeo cut down the net and wore it over his neck. He can finally be called a champion and he made sure his haters would know about it.“Mga haters ko lagi akong mine-message sa Instagram, sa Twitter. Mine-message ako na hindi raw ako magcha-champion. Talented daw ako, nasa akin daw lahat ng award pero never daw ako magcha-champion, Malas daw ako sa San Miguel. So parang gusto kong sabihin sa kanila ngayon na paki-message nila ako ulit sa Instagram ko and mamaya pag nag-post ako ng picture, pag nag-post ako ng trophy, paki-message ako ulit, lahat sila sabihin nila lahat ng gusto nila,” Romeo said.last_img read more

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Neymar: PSG can beat Real Madrid

first_imgNeymar Neymar: PSG can claim Real Madrid scalp in Champions League Matt Dorman 04:10 12/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar - cropped Getty Images Neymar PSG Real Madrid v PSG Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The Brazilian forward says the French giants “want to make history” by knocking the reigning European champions out of this season’s competition Neymar is adamant Paris Saint-Germain have what it takes to knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League when they meet in the last 16.The Ligue 1 leaders were dealt a difficult draw against the reigning champions despite topping their group ahead of Bayern Munich as Madrid trailed Tottenham.PSG were infamously dumped out in the round of 16 last season as they coughed up a 4-0 first-leg lead over Barcelona to lose 6-5 on aggregate. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Neymar, who has been linked with a transfer to Los Blancos, believes his side will not fall at the same hurdle this time around.”We know it will be a difficult game. Real Madrid’s players have been playing together for many years and aspire to their third consecutive title,” the Brazil star said at a press conference for PSG’s Qatar Winter Tour.”But I know we can beat them.”We want to make history and we will do everything possible to defeat them.” From Paris to Doha  #QatarWinterTour pic.twitter.com/QDrPTleKVo— PSG English (@PSG_English) December 21, 2017First on Madrid’s agenda is their clash with Barca in Saturday’s El Clasico as they try to go about reeling in an 11-point deficit.PSG boss Unai Emery, who will be in attendance, tipped Zinedine Zidane’s men to make the most of their home advantage at the Santiago Bernabeu.”They are many points behind, but on Saturday if one team is favourite to win then it should be Real Madrid as they are at home,” Emery told Marca.”When the most important matches come along, I am convinced they will be good. Real Madrid still have a really good team.”last_img read more

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