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Goodbye to Saneyev, Olympic triple jump legend who ended up working as a pizza delivery man
The life of Viktor Saneyev it was never easy. It was not when he was born into a very poor family in the old Soviet Union Nor when he began to enter as an athlete, a sport that caught him as a child. Money was needed at home and his father, a paraplegic, died when he was just a kid. It was time to pitch in, but Saneyev never let go of his passion.
Audi sows the idea of fraud in the Dakar
The first 72 hours of Dakar 2022 are full of noise, excitement, disappointment and even suspicions of fraud.
This invitation to think about traps has been spread by Audi, the main victim of the controversial signposting of the road book in the first stage and that made Carlos Sainz lose more than two hours in his foreseeable duel for the title with Al-Attiyah, great Test favorite with the Toyota. According to the sports director of the German brand responsible for the Dakar, Sven Quandt, Al-Attiyah “had extra information” so as not to get lost at the point where most of the participants found it difficult to continue. “It’s very funny to think that only one car took the right path,” he added, fueling suspicions. Although Sainz rebuilt in stage 2 and finished third, the race looks like a duel between the Qatari and SebastianLoeb.
Piqué calls Freixa a “scoundrel”
The FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué called the former presidential candidate a “scoundrel” Toni Freixa after the latter published the footballer’s ‘menu’ and in a new fight between the two on social networks.
An unsolved problem
The leader of the League is rare, perhaps as are almost all leaders, who They base their superiority on talent, and talent is fickle. Real Madrid players motivate themselves in big games and bring out the best in themselves and then lose points to modest opponents who are actually annoying, because they play at guerrilla warfare until they are caught treacherously. Ancelotti’s team beat Barcelona, Atlético and Athletic in San Mamés with authority, to draw against Osasuna and Cádiz at the Bernabéu and lose to the Sheriff in Chamartín, against the Blue and Whites of Cornellá and against the azulones de Getafe , where only the canterano Peter stood out among the visitors. Five stumbles, four in the League and one in the Champions League, which are defined by the same standard, the lack of resources and magic to open a lock formed by defenses of five that are actually eleven. Ten points has been left the whole of Ancelotti before the enemy walls.
Sevilla does not fail in Cádiz and approaches Real Madrid
De Jong’s last serve
Luuk de Jong played his best minutes this past Sunday against the Mallorca. Two sticks, one of them after a spectacular and plastic shot to the crossbar of the Chilean half, and the winning goal. A spectacular background after ninety minutes, but insufficient for what he has shown during the four months he has been at Barcelona. The Dutchman, who enjoyed a last chance, was sentenced before changing into the Son Moix dressing room. In fact, he was one of the first names Xavi gave when he landed on the Camp Nou bench and they asked him about the footballers he didn’t have. The front it didn’t fit the script from Egarense, who needs attackers with more mobility and association capacity. However, the numerous casualties and the effects of the coronavirus played in favor of the striker and he was able to claim his first start with Xavi.
Quique, the silent revolution
On matchday 8 of the League, Getafe was the bottom of First division, with a single point in eight games, straight to Second. Eleven days later, the Madrid team closes the first round in sixteenth position, with 18 points, two above the relegation zone, and with the medal of having beaten the almighty Madrid of Ancelotti, leader of the championship. How has such a radical change been possible? Quique Sánchez Flores is the answer.