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Olympic Legend, Usain Bolt Joins Australian Club

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Olympic legend, Usain Bolt, will be welcomed “with open arms” by staff, players and management of Australian league side, Central Coast Mariners, as he joins them even though it is without a professional contract.

This is according to Chief Executive at Central Coast Mariners, Shaun Mielekamp

The eight-time Olympic champion and world record holder in the 100m and 200m, who retired from athletics in 2017, looks forward to a startling football career, having trained with Borussia Dortmund, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Stromsgodset of Norway.

Usain Bolt in training at Borussia Dortmund

“I am very excited about coming to Australia and would like to thank the owner and management of the Central Coast Mariners for giving me this opportunity,” said Bolt.

“It has been my dream to play professional football and I know that it will involve a lot of hard work and training to get to the level required to play and make an impact in the A-League.

“I hope I can make a positive contribution to the club and look forward to meeting the other players, staff and fans in the coming weeks.”

Usain Bolt watches a game with Manchester United’s Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho

“I always say that ‘anything is possible, don’t think limits’ and I look forward to the challenge,” the 31-year-old Jamaican added.

Mielekamp expresses belief in Bolt and says his joining forms part of the club’s philosophy

“We welcome Usain with open arms, and we will always remain grounded and focussed on the job at hand. I also look forward to seeing the Central Coast catching the attention of sports lovers all over the world. Sports lovers who will join us and dare to dream, sports lovers who truly believe that only those who are brave enough to try and do the impossible are capable of achieving anything,” Mielekamp said.

He added: “Our goal is to be the most innovative, entertaining and community minded sports brand in Australia, this is our competitive edge.

“Having Usain Bolt come to the club to train and hopefully develop into a professional football player is perfectly aligned to this part of the club’s philosophy.

“It is important that we don’t get too caught up in the hype of possibilities, but the reality is that Usain Bolt has placed his faith in the Central Coast Mariners to accelerate his football journey.

“Whilst we all know this must be tempered with the reality that there is a job to do and hard work ahead, we are committed to building a team that will win matches and instil belief. Hopefully Usain can help us on this mission.”

 

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David Barmasai Tumo emerged winner of the 2020 Lagos city marathon

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A Kenyan competitor, David Barmasai Tumo, rose victor of the Lagos long distance race Saturday morning.

Tumo’s 2:10:23 hours time was 4 mins 41 seconds quicker than Abraham Kiprotich’s record in 2018.

The race, which is advocated by Access Bank, began before the National Stadium, Surulere, and finished at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, a 42-kilometer stretch.

Super-Eagles midfielder, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, additionally partook in the race.

Tumo will be remunerated with the race’s great prize of $50,000.

The primary lady to cross the end goal was another Kenyan, Sharon Jemutai Cherop.

Cherop’s 2:31:40 hours time is 6 mins 12 secs quicker than Rodah Jpekorir’s record a year ago.

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Australian Open: Serena Williams vs Rafael Nadal , Coco Gauff vs Venus Williams Rematch

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World number one Rafael Nadal will take on Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the Australian Open initially round one week from now while Serena Williams faces Anastasia Potapova as she continued looking for a 24th Grand Slam title.

The Spaniard is endeavoring to coordinate Roger Federer’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles on his least most loved surface, having won in Melbourne only once, in 2009.

Australian Nick Kyrgios could be hanging tight for him in the fourth round, the draw uncovered Thursday.

Shielding champion Novak Djokovic will begin his offer to lift a record eighth Australian Open title against Jan-Lennard Struff.

The Serb had a fine 2019, winning five titles including at Melbourne Park and Wimbledon while in transit to closure the year as number two, behind just Nadal.

Straight from helping his nation win the ATP Cup, he will begin his drive to broaden his mind blowing Melbourne run – he holds a 68-8 record – against a German who slammed at the main obstacle a year ago.

Djokovic could meet Greek youthful weapon Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last eight.

The imperishable Federer, 38, is facing American Steve Johnson in the second from last quarter of the men’s draw as he focuses on a seventh Australian Open title, winning his toward the end in 2018.

Williams, who is looking to coordinate Australian Margaret Court’s record 24 significant singles titles, gets in progress against 90th positioned Russian Potapova with a potential quarter-last against shielding champion Naomi Osaka.

Seeded eight, she heads into the competition on the rear of completion a three-year title dry season by winning the Auckland Classic. She is gunning for an eighth Australian crown and her first Slam title since Melbourne in 2017.

Her sister Venus has a blockbuster initially round conflict against energizing youthful American Coco Gauff, with the champ possibly confronting Osaka in the third round.

Third seed Osaka begins her title resistance against Marie Bouzkova.

World number one Ashleigh Barty opens against Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko, with the French Open hero on a crash course with a year ago’s finalist Petra Kvitova in the last eight.

Fourth seed Simona Halep has an extreme opening errand against Jennifer Brady, who beat Barty and Maria Sharapova at the Brisbane International.

Second seed Karolina Pliskova takes on Kristina Mladenovic.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Set To Use Robots

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Robots are set to be utilized at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The sorting out panel for the following summer’s diversions has propelled the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project – one of numerous projects went for making it the most imaginative ever.

The Games get in progress on July 24 2020, coming back to the Japanese capital out of the blue since in 56 years.

Toyota have built up a Human Support Robot and Delivery Support Robot that will enable observers to appreciate watching the Games in more prominent solace.

The robots will likewise give occasion data, manage individuals to their seats and help debilitated onlookers via conveying nourishment and different things.

Pioneer of the Robot Project Hirohisa Hirukawa, stated: “The Tokyo Games are a novel open door for us to show Japanese robot innovation.

“This task won’t just be tied in with displaying robots, yet exhibiting their reasonable, genuine arrangement helping individuals. So there won’t just be sports at the Tokyo 2020 Games, yet in addition some cool robots at work to anticipate too.”

Tokyo 2020 Vice Director General Masaaki Komiya included: “We are commencing this robot venture with the assistance of numerous individuals so as to help understand a really inventive Games, as expressed in Tokyo 2020’s vision.

“I might want whatever number individuals as could be expected under the circumstances to encounter these advances, which are one of Japan’s qualities. I trust that through these advancements we will probably grandstand another style of Games.”

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