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曹星如險勝對手晉级
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Sunday, 08 March 2020

曹星如 ( 52 – 57 kg)在亞洲及大洋洲區資格賽旗開得勝, 以點數(3:2)擊敗Sagizopv Bakhtovar 拳手取得資格賽第一勝 

五位評判分別 28:29, 29:28, 28:29, 28:29, 30:27 險勝對手晉级。

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Photo from Boxing Road to Tokyo - Asian/Oceanian qualifier, Amman

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 March 2020 )
 
Sharapova officially retired
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Monday, 02 March 2020

The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) today paid tribute to Maria Sharapova after the Russian star announced her retirement from professional tennis, having firmly established herself as one of the sport’s all-time greats.

After winning her first WTA title at Tokyo [Japan Open] in 2003, Sharapova etched her name into the history books at Wimbledon in 2004 when, at only 17, she defeated Serena Williams to become the first Russian champion at the All England Club. Later that same year she overcame Serena again to become the first from her country to win the WTA Finals season finale, and by the following summer had become the first Russian woman to achieve the WTA World No.1 ranking.

Following victories at the US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008, Sharapova completed her career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2012 – the sixth woman in the Open Era to achieve the feat, and the 10th all-time. That victory in Paris also saw her reclaim the No.1 ranking for a fifth time.

Sharapova was triumphant at Roland Garros again in 2014, and captured at least one title every year from 2003-2015, including notable wins at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells (2006, 2013), the Mutua Madrid Open (2014) and the China Open at Beijing (2015). She also won the silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012.

Later in her career she enjoyed particular success on clay; in addition to her two Roland Garros titles and victory at Madrid she won the Internazionali BNL d’Italia (Rome) three times (2011-12, 2015) and enjoyed a hat-trick of titles at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart (2012-14).

All-told, Sharapova’s consistency and longevity produced nine Top 5 ranking finishes, and 10 seasons inside the Top 10 overall. She steps away from the game with 36 singles titles, a win-loss record of 645-171 (.790) and total prize money earnings of $38,777,962.

Maria Sharapova – key statistics and notable achievements:

  • Spent 21 weeks as WTA World No.1 – First ascended to top spot week of August 22, 2005. At 18 years 125 days, remains the fifth youngest woman to reach No.1 (after Hingis, Seles, Austin and Graf)

  • Posted 10 Top 10 season finishes – 2004-08, 2011-15 (including nine Top 5 finishes)

  • Winner of 36 singles titles from 59 finals – Third among active players for titles (behind S.Williams and V.Williams) and 15th on Open Era list; also won three doubles titles

  • Won at least one singles title 13 years straight from 2003 until 2015, a streak only bettered by Graf, Navratilova and Evert

  • Five-time Grand Slam champion from 10 major finals – 2004 Wimbledon (d. S.Williams in F), 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open (d. Ivanovic in F), 2012 Roland Garros (d. Errani in F to complete career Grand Slam), 2014 Roland Garros (d. Halep in F); victory at Wimbledon made her the second Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title, after Myskina at 2004 Roland Garros

  • WTA Finals singles champion – Won event on debut at Los Angeles in 2004 (d. S.Williams in F); qualified for the season finale on nine occasions and was also a two-time runner-up (2007, 2012)

  • Olympic silver medalist – London 2012 (l. S.Williams in F)

  • Posted 98 wins over Top 10 opponents – Including seven wins over reigning No.1s. En route to winning the 2006 US Open title, defeated World No.1 Mauresmo in SF and World No.2 Henin in F

  • Fed Cup highlights – Made debut for Russia in 2008 quarterfinal round with further nominations in 2011, 2012 and 2015 for a 7-1 singles record; went 2-0 vs. Czech Republic in 2015 final (tie won by Czechs, 3-2)

  • Prize money of $38,777,962 – Third on all-time list (behind S.Williams and V.Williams)

  • WTA Awards – Most Impressive Newcomer (2003), Most Improved Player (2004), Player of the Year (2004)

  • Professional milestones – First pro event contested was ITF/Sarasota, FL-USA in 2001; made WTA main draw debut as a wild card at 2003 Indian Wells. Won final title at Tianjin Open in October 2017


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Last Updated ( Monday, 02 March 2020 )
 
香港遊艇會「RHKYC Team Agiplast 挑戰「青年美洲杯帆船賽
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Monday, 02 March 2020

香港遊艇會青少年帆船隊伍「RHKYC Team Agiplast」將以一艘全新級別的「AC9F型」水翼單體帆船,出戰2020/2021年的「青年美洲杯帆船賽」(Youth America’s Cup)。這個比賽是年青帆船選手夢寐以求參加的最高級別賽事,參賽隊伍以駕駛水翼單體帆船角逐寶座,水翼單體帆船航行時船隻會升起並離開水面,英文稱為Foiling,設計目的在於減少帆船在水中的阻力,以增加航速。

香港遊艇會是本港歷史最悠久、規模最龐大的的體育會之一,在過去170年一直致力推動帆船及賽艇運動的普及化和精英化。會方一直將可持續發展慨念融入培育青年帆船運動員及保育海洋的事業上,而Agiplast 25年來亦為地球的可持續發展而製造再生塑料,與香港遊艇會的可持續發展理念不謀而合;因而促成是次合作,攜手打造帆船界明日之星,劍指「青年美洲杯帆船賽」。

RHKYC Team Agiplast」隊伍由兩男兩女,共4位年齡介乎1824歲的青少年帆船運動員組成,隊員的總體重須以311公斤為上限。

 訊息來源以及照片: 香港遊艇會

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 March 2020 )
 
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