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  • World Swimming Championship in Shanghai (synchronized swimming!)


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    The 14th bi-annual FINA World Swimming Championship competition has been up and running for a week now in Shanghai, here are some photos from amazing synchronized swimming.

    While the first initial heats were won by Team Russia, the real winner of the event is clearly the nose plug industry.

    There are still two nights of synchronized swimming left.

  • Liu Xiang sets new Asian Championships record for 110-metre hurdles

    China’s flying hurdler, Liu Xiang (刘翔) has done it again. Yesterday in Kobe, Japan, Liu clocked 13.22 seconds in the 110-hurdles event, re-writing the Asian Athletics Championships record. The first Chinese athlete to achieve the “triple crown” of athletics (World Record Holder, World Champion and Olympic Champion), Liu has been making a steady comeback since his shocking pullout from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His world record of 12.88 seconds, set 2006 at the Super Grand Prix in Lausanne, was broken by Cuba’s Dayron Robles two years later. Robles continues to hold the world record of 12.87 seconds today.

  • Li Na won !! (French Open 2011 women’s final)

  • Kim Clijsters wins Australian Open as Li Na cracks under pressure

    Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters, triple U.S. Open champion, claimed her first-ever Australian Open singles title here on Saturday, beating China’s Li Na 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

    Third-seeded Clijsters, 27, rallied to upset ninth-seeded Li Na, who made history for China and Asia to enter a Grand Slam final, in two hours and 15 minutes.

    Throughout the match, Li hit four double faults and 40 unforced errors, while Clijsters had three double faults and 26 unforced errors.

    Clijsters burst into tears right after she sealed the victory for her fourth Grand Slam title.

    Two weeks ago, Li defeated Clijsters in straight sets 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 in the final of Sydney International.

    In Thursday’s semifinal, Li showed her courage by beating world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

    Clijsters, who boasts 40 career titles, played her first Grand Slam final a decade ago, and has won the U.S. Open three times on a surface similar to the new center court at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne of Australia.

    Clijsters is projected to return to No. 2 in WTA singles rankings next week.

    Despite Saturday’s loss, Li is supposed to return to Top 10 when the new WTA rankings are published on Monday.


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