Bhopal: Rameshwar Gurjar, the 19-year-old runner from Madhya Pradesh, whose video went viral on social las week in which he is seen completing a 100-metre lap in “11 seconds”, has expressed optimism of breaking Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s world record if he gets proper training. In the video, Gurjar, who comes from a farmers’ family in Narwar village of Shivpuri district, was seen running barefoot. After watching the video, state Sports Minister Jitu Patwari had invited him to Bhopal last week. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Gurjar came to Bhopal on Saturday and met the minister. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Gurjar said, “Usain Bolt made a world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100 metres race. I am hopeful of breaking it after getting facilities and proper training.” Gurjar also said that he has been practising 100 metres run for the past six months, after making a failed attempt to join the Army as he could not fulfil the minimum height requirement. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “I was completing 100-metre race in little over 12 seconds (earlier), but brought down the time to 11 seconds after practising for six months,” he said, adding that he had to face physical problems due to poor diet. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju had on Saturday assured support to Rameshwar Gurjar. On Friday, BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan had taken to Twitter to share Gurjar’s video. While tagging Rijiju, Chouhan had tweeted, “India is blessed with talented individuals. Provided with right opportunity & right platform, they’ll come out with flying colours to create history! Urge @IndiaSports [email protected] ji to extend support to this aspiring athlete to advance his skills!” In his reply, Rijiju had tweeted, “Pls ask someone to bring him to me @ChouhanShivraj ji. I’ll arrange to put him at an athletic academy.” Gurjar is expected to give a trial and tests at the MP State Sports Academy during his stay in Bhopal. MP sports minister Patwari assured training and other facilities to him. “The rural talent will be selected through state Olympics and they will be provided all essential facilities in the Sports Academy. Apart from this, players will be identified through sports competitions in schools in coordination with the School Education Department,” Patwari said. Gurjar has studied up to Class 10 and could not go to college due to his family’s weak financial condition. The current men’s world record in the 100-metre race is 9.58 seconds, set by Usain Bolt in 2009. The national record is 10.26 seconds, set by Amia Kumar Malik in 2016, as per the Athletics Federation of India website.
Kobe Bryant has recently broke his silence on Dwight Howard signing with the Houston Rockets. Yesterday, the Los Angeles Lakers star tweeted that he wishes Howard “the best,” but expressed that he’ll unfollow him on Twitter because he has become an enemy in the Western Conference.“I wish d12 the best honestly,” Bryant tweeted. “I just find it hard to follow players that wanna kick my team’s [butt].”After unfollowing Howard, Bryant went further with his repsonse to his former teammate leaving by posting a picture of himself and Pau Gasol on Instagram.Dwight Howard signed a 4-year $88 million contract with the Houston Rockets.
Carla Suarez Navarro must feel a little embarrassed right now. In the U.S. Open quarterfinals match, she lost against No. 1 seed Serena Williams 6-0, 6-0.Williams has been looking great so far at this year’s Open. If she can get two more wins she’ll be queen of the tournament again, her fifth title at the event and 17th major championship overall.Tuesday night, Williams left 18th seed Suarez Navarro of Spain scoreless. Williams won 53 of 71 points and dominated throughout the match. The first set only took 19 minutes and the rest of the match’s pace was set from there on.Williams will play China’s Li Na in Friday’s semifinals.
Paul Merson blasted Southampton for hiring a manager who he claims without any Premier League experience.Southampton hired ex-RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl to replace Mark Hughes’ last Wednesday which has drawn praises his style of football and proven success in Germany.However, Hasenhuttl success is not enough proof for Merson as he believes Cardiff would defeat Southampton 2-0 in South Wales on Saturday because new coach has never managed in England’s top-flight before.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“There’s a new man at the helm at Southampton in Ralph Hasenhuttl but I must side with Cardiff to win this game. Saints are bringing in a manager who has never experienced the Premier League and I think there’s a rude awakening coming on Saturday,” said Merson on the Sky Sports website.“Southampton may have let slip a two-goal lead against Manchester United last weekend, but they did play well, don’t get me wrong. However, with the new manager coming in this weekend I think it’s going to be a difficult afternoon for them. I’m backing Cardiff for a win that will put Southampton in big trouble.”
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny insists his return to first-team action following a long spell out due to injury marked a new chapter in his life.The Gunners player suffered a ruptured Achilles during the club’s UEFA Europa League semifinal game against Atletico Madrid in May, but marked his return to action during the club’s 1-0 win over Qarabag on Thursday night.“During rehab, you have you and yourself,” he said, according to the Telegraph. “For me it was very important to stay in my bubble and to be focused with one target: to come back stronger and quicker. You have not just good moments, you have some bad ones, some days you can’t progress as you wish.”“This is difficult, but you have the people around you to help you and keep your head up. Football is just a part of my life. I have a life outside the pitch. Now with my physical state and my head, I am calmer and I just want to enjoy.”Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Asked about his first appearance of the season, in which he played 72 minutes, Koscielny added:“It was a special day for me after seven months. Just before you come onto the pitch, you think about what you did. I had some flashes in my head of the seven months of rehab I did. Now it’s the end.”“I have been running since the end of August and I was near the team during the training sessions. I watched all the training so I know all the tactics, all the runs, when we have the ball, when we need to defend, when we need to press.”Koscielny’s return for the Gunners is a welcomed relief for manager Unai Emery, who is without the suspended duo of Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi, while Rob Holding misses out due to injury.
The first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 series ended up 0-0 but Henderson believes his team can win at Allianz Arena.Yesterday, Liverpool hosted Bayern Munich to a 0-0 draw at Merseyside in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And even though both teams didn’t do any damage, Reds footballer Jordan Henderson believes his team can hurt the German Bundesliga team in the second leg at Allianz Arena.“It’s still alive for sure. Obviously, we’ve got games before but we’ve got to be confident still going away there,” the captain was quoted by the club’s official website.“We know how good they are as a team, we know it’ll be difficult there again, but we’ve got experience in the Champions League and I feel that we can go there and hurt them.”“It’s not the worst result in the world. We would’ve liked it to have been better, we would’ve probably liked to score one or two goals, but that’s the way it is. We’ll dust ourselves down and we’ll go again,” he added.“It’s obviously disappointing that we haven’t scored, but again we’ve kept a clean sheet and defended well, which is a positive.”“We had enough chances I feel, especially first half, to score one or two, but it’s not the worst result in the world,” he commented.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We’ve got to go there and put on a performance. I thought our performance level was good but we just lacked that little bit in the final third [in the] second half, but first half we could’ve scored one or two.”Liverpool is currently in the second position of the English Premier League table with 65 points.The Reds have won 20 out of 26 matches in the 2018-2019 season, drawing five times and losing once.⛔ Fabinho🔥 Our captain 🌟 Bobby Firmino 👐 Alisson 📈 RecordsFive talking points from last night’s game… 👇https://t.co/XzBBCZIwCC— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 20, 2019