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With Carnival scrapped, Rio’s Sambadrome hosts vaccinations

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a normal year, Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome would be preparing for its great moment of the year: the world’s most famous Carnival parade. But a week before what should be the start of Carnival, the pandemic has replaced pageantry. The great celebration has been put on hold until next year as Rio struggles to quash a rise in COVID-19 cases. The city on Saturday opened a drive-thru immunization station at the Sambadrome, where a line of cars queued up on a broad avenue built for floats. Officials warn they’ll have no tolerance for those who try to celebrate with open street parades or clandestine parties.last_img read more

Tosin Oke, Quarter mile Trio Fail to Make final

first_imgAlso yesterday, the trio of Patience Okon George, Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose all failed in their bids to make the final of the women’s 400m event.While George ran 52.60secs to place 7th in the first semi final, Ajayi clocked 52.10 to place 6th in the second semi final. Bamgbose’s 52.23 placed her in the eight spot to complete a trio of bad outing for Team Nigeria in the women quarter mile.The 400m that was predicted to raise another dust-up between Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Allyson Felix in the 400m final but 19-year-old Salwa Eid Nasser from Bahrain has put herself into medal contention after running down Felix in the home straight in the second semifinal, 50.08 and 50.12. Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the first semifinal in 50.36, switching off in the home straight.Despite the poor outing for the quarter milers, the performance of Nathaniel in the 400m hurdles however raised some hope for the Nigerian officials at the championships.Nathaniel thus has thus become the fifth Nigerian woman after Maria Usifo (1987), Omolade Akinremi (1995), Muizat Ajoke Odumosu (2009 and 2011) and Amaka Ogoegbunam (2009) to qualify for the semi-final of the event.No Nigerian has made it to the final of the event in the history of the championships.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS* Nathaniel qualifies for 400m hurdles semisDuro IkhazuagbeApart from Glory Onome Nathaniel who ran a new personal best of 55.30secs to qualify for the women’s 400m hurdles, there was nothing to cheer for all Nigerian athletes who were in action on Day 4 at the ongoing 16th IAAF World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London.Reigning African triple jump champion, Tosin Oke, failed to make the final of the men’s triple jump event at the Championships. The dismal 16.17m he jumped in yesterday’s qualification round was the worst performance from the former British junior international.Oke, finalist at the 15th edition of the championships two years ago in Beijing, China will now watch the final as a spectator on Thursday night.last_img read more

Voleyball: Players from Zenica Unique in the Super League

first_imgZenica: the volleyball players of Čelik, one of the oldest sport teams from Zenica, started the preparations for the new season.The desire to return among the best was obvious during the break when the representatives of the clubs “Zenica” and “Ruki”, wanting to improve the Zenica man’s volleyball quality, united two league clubs. The new team will compete in the next season in the Super League of the FB&H.“We started with desire to improve the volleyball in Zenica and we expect to have a quality home playing team that will have a more important role in the Super League. We have promises of financial help, especially now when we united two clubs and made a respectable team.”- said Ruždija Radončić, head of the VC Čelik.The trainings of the first team are held in the rooms of the elementary school “Musa Ćazim Ćatić” and “The first high school” and by start of the Championship more control matches are planned to be held.(Source: Fena / photo: tuzlalive.ba)last_img read more

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