Sports News Roundup: Italy’s Musetti defies odds for maiden title in Hamburg; Americans win third straight 4x400m relay title and more


Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Olympics-World Athletics will introduce a repechage round at the Paris Games

World Athletics will introduce a repechage round in the individual 200m to 1,500m track events at the Paris 2024 Games, the world athletics governing body announced on Monday. The repechage round takes place after the initial qualifying rounds and gives athletes who failed to qualify for later rounds of an event a second chance at qualification.

Athletics – U.S. women storm to third straight 4x400m relay title

The United States won its third successive world title in the women’s 4×400 meters relay on Sunday, finishing clear in 3:17.79 ahead of Jamaica and Great Britain to close the Eugene World Championships with a 13th gold medal. gold at home. Talitha Diggs gave the Americans a strong start and Abby Steiner edged out Jamaica’s Janieve Russell in the rematch one day after helping the United States win gold in the sprint relay.

English football leagues announce tougher penalties for smoke bombs and invasions

The Premier League and the English Football League have announced tough new penalties for pitch invasions and the use of smoke bombs and pyrotechnics. Last season saw an increasing number of pitch invasions at the end of the season with fans celebrating titles, promotion or survival.

Tennis-Italian Musetti defies odds to claim maiden title in Hamburg

The emotions of lifting his first Tour-level trophy will be hard to forget for 20-year-old Italian Lorenzo Musetti, who overcame troubled preparations and survived a roller coaster ride at the ATP 500 event in Hamburg. Musetti had lost his last six matches on the tour before the Hamburg European Open and arrived in the German port city without his racquet bag.

Athletics – Swede Duplantis breaks pole vault world record and wins gold

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis broke his own pole vault world record on Sunday with a leap of 6.21 meters en route to his first World Championship gold medal. The Olympic champion cleared 6.00m to secure the title, before aiming for his own record of 6.20m set at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade earlier this year and bettering it by 1cm in his second attempt.

Cycling-Vos takes the yellow jersey after winning the second stage of the Women’s Tour

Dutch great Marianne Vos won an eventful second stage of the Women’s Tour de France to claim the yellow jersey on Monday. Several crashes had shattered the peloton in the final 25 kilometers of the 135km race to Provins, east of Paris, leaving Vos and five other riders in a breakout peloton.

Motor racing-Ferrari looking for silver linings after title shot

Ferrari have been looking for silver linings after Sunday’s French Grand Prix left them licking self-inflicted wounds, with fans fearing Formula 1’s oldest and most glamorous team have once again spoiled their title chances. Charles Leclerc remained Max Verstappen’s closest challenger but the Ferrari driver is now 63 points behind rival Red Bull, with 10 races to go, thanks to an error on his part.

Athletics-Amusan reignites debate over shoe technology after record display

Tobi Amusan’s record-breaking performance in the 100m hurdles event at the World Championships on Sunday brought attention back to shoe technology, but the Nigerian said her performance had nothing to do with her shoes. Amusan, who wore Adidas Adizero Avanti shoes designed for runners who compete in 5-10km races, won gold in the 100m hurdles in what was billed as a world record 12.06 seconds, but was later ruled ineligible due to excessive wind speed.

Athletics and the United States win another landslide gold in the men’s 4x400m relay

The United States maintained its stranglehold in the men’s 4×400 meters relay on Sunday by winning gold at the World Championships in utterly dominating style in front of a cheering home crowd. The United States has now won eight of the last nine world titles and eight of the last 10 Olympic gold medals and Sunday’s crown never seemed in doubt.

Athletics and USA complete historic medal haul on record-breaking final day

Armand Duplantis brought down the curtain on the World Championships in stunning fashion on Sunday, breaking his own pole vault world record in the final act of the 10-day athletics meet in Eugene. After the United States took emphatic victories in the men’s and women’s 4×400 meter relays, Duplantis took center stage and duly delivered a perfect finish for the first championships on American soil.

(With agency contributions.)


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