Sebrle Retires, Hurt After Decathlon 100m : Hungary Stun Iceland For Semis Spot : Melo Set For Second Loan Spell At Galatasaray : aforadio.com
Posted in Sports on 09. Aug, 2012
Sebrle Retires Hurt After Olympic Decathlon 100m
The 37-year-old Czech, Olympic champion in 2004, was the slowest of all the decathletes in the 100 metres heat in 11.54 seconds.
“The 100 metres was OK with the pain but not with the time,” Sebrle told reporters. “For the long jump, I couldn’t run.”
His time was over a second slower than American title favourite Ashton Eaton (10.35), who broke Sebrle’s world record in June.
Hungary Stun Iceland For Olympic Semis Spot
Goalkeeper Nandor Fazekas saved a last-gasp Snorri Steinn Gudjonsson penalty with seconds left of normal time and Mate Lekai levelled the scores with two seconds remaining.
The giant Laszlo Nagy top-scored with nine goals to take Hungary, four times fourth-placed finishers in seven previous Games appearances, to a semi-final against either European champions Denmark or three-times runners-up Sweden.
The Scandinavians face off after reigning champions France take on 2008 bronze medallists Spain while twice winners Croatia, unbeaten so far at these Games, play outsiders Tunisia.
Melo Set For Second Loan Spell At Galatasaray
The Brazilian midfielder has spent last season at the Turkish club following an unsuccessful two-year spell with Juve.
Although that deal included an option to buy the 29-year-old for £10.2 million thus summer, Gala are hopeful of taking him on a temporary basis for another season.
A brief statement on Galatasaray’s website reads: “We are in negotiations with Juventus FC over a loan move for Felipe Melo de Carvalho.”
Juventus, who paid Fiorentina £17.6m for Melo in 2009, won the Serie A title last season by going unbeaten in the league without the Brazilian’s services.
However, at Galatasaray Melo won his first league title since moving to Europe seven years ago, scoring 10 goals in their victorious championship campaign.
“I’m very happy to be at Galatasaray,” he said in a recent interview.
“I feel like I have been born again. If it were left up to me I’d sign a 10 year contract here without even blinking.”