Other Sports Pankaj Advani Continues To Create History, Clinches 22nd World Billiards Title

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Myanmar: One of India’s most consistent sportspersons, Pankaj Advani, on Sunday increased his tally of world titles to 22 by winning a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Myanmar on Sunday. The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014. In the short format of billiards, this is Advani’s fifth title in the last six years.  “It’s such a touch-and-go format and so unpredictable that winning this four years on the trot and five out of the last six is extremely special,” said the champion athlete.In a repeat of last year’s final against local favourite Nay Thway Oo, Advani re-enacted the one-sided match with the same eventual outcome as well as identical scorelines of 6-2.  “This is the 150 points format in Billiards which is a shorter format and it is unpredictable because anybody can win on that particular day and to maintain consistency in this short format is an incredible feeling (after winning title) for last four years,” he told PTI.From the word go, Advani was in full flow. The gifted Indian was leading 3-0 at the halfway mark with the help of fluent breaks comprising of 145, 89 and 127, while Nay Thway Oo was yet to open his account.  After pulling one back with breaks of 63 and 62, Oo was forced to watch Advani continue to extend the lead. He executed with flair as his sheer brilliance was on display, wowing the Myanmar crowd as they couldn’t help but appreciate his brilliant billiards. Advani secured the next two frames which included a 150 unfinished break. He scored a 74 break and shortly after that closed out the match. Oo was completely subdued by his accomplished opponent and had to settle for a silver medal for the second time in a row.Also Read | Pankaj Advani trounces Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh; clinches IBSF World Snooker ChampionshipWith another trophy in the bag, Advani extends his remarkable run of winning a global crown since 2003. The Bengaluru-based cueist has won more world titles in his sport than anyone else. Advani said winning trophies early in his career did wonders for his mindset.  “Sport is psychological in nature and it helped that I started winning at an early age, and that instilled tremendous amount of self belief in me and I guess that is the reason why I have been able to win that much. I feel the opposition has been great and will be better in years to come with a lot more younger players coming, so to be able to maintain this position and repeat this feats is going to be a  but then that’s what excites me and that is what the sport is all about,” he said. Also Read | IBSF World Billiards Championships: Pankaj Advani beats Mike Russell in grand finale to clinch 17th World titleOn winning a staggering 22nd world title, Advani added, “Every time I participate in a world championship, one thing is clear – my motivation to excel has not diminished. This win a testament to the fact that my hunger and fire are both well and truly alive.”  Advani have to adjust to snooker in less than 24 hours as he competes in the IBSF World Six-Red Snooker and the World Team Snooker Championships. Results: Pankaj Advani (India) defeated Nay Thway Oo (Myanmar) 6-2150(145)-4, 151(89)-66, 150(127)-50(50), 7-150(63,62), 151(50)-69(50), 150(150)-0, 133(64)-150(105), 150(74)-75(63).last_img read more

Centennial at the Bernabéu

first_imgThe 2002 Copa del Rey was designed for Madrid to be champion. The RFEF selected the Santiago Bernabéu as the venue for the remaining and set the date of the match on March 6 to mark the centenary of the founding of the white membership, at the request after all of the Madrid entity. Not even the greatest nightclubs ever deliberate such a white Ibiza celebration.Actual Madrid was in the ascendant part in the galactic period. The earlier season the meringue set he had proclaimed himself champion of the League with the extraordinary signing of Figo and at the starting of the 2001-02 educational yr Florentino he had strengthened his squad with what was thought-about the finest participant in the world, Zinedine Zidane. That Madrid was designed to wipe out all competitions on its 100th anniversary: Del Bosque directed a squad through which, along with the two galactic exorbitants, Raúl, Roberto Carlos, Casillas, Hierro, Morientes, Makelele, Solari and Guti, amongst others, performed. However that Deportivo was not simply any group, it was Superdepor. And he didn’t wrinkle earlier than such a state of affairs. Los Molina, Mauro Silva, Tristán, Valerón, Capdevila and firm shaped a group of many carats and like the good contenders in boxing, they hit arduous as quickly as they began, to make it clear that they’d not gone to this point to be knocked out. 5 minutes later Sergio beat César (starter forward of Casillas that season) and overtook Depor, who was already sending 0-2 at the break thanks to a different purpose from Tristán. The Cup was the first title at stake. The prelude to a gloriously anticipated season. Madrid acquired Deportivo Javier Irureta in the remaining as a sparring heavyweight champion. A few months earlier, the Whites had overwhelmed the Galicians in what was Zidane’s first nice sport as a Actual Madrid participant (3-1). That assembly was a turning level for the Frenchman, who was being extremely criticized however responded to his detractors with a purpose and since then it was virtually unstoppable. With a full Zidane and a date so marked, that remaining appeared like a mere process to fill La Cibeles with individuals.center_img Unbelief seized Madrid, who reacted too late. He closed the hole with a purpose from Raúl with simply over ten minutes left, however the combat was already misplaced. Since the Maracanazo in the 1950 World Cup, when Brazil fell to Uruguay and stayed at the gates of the World Cup, one thing related was not remembered. As then, the host fell with every part in favor. The night time that ought to have been the whitest in 100 years of Madrid’s historical past turned one in all the blackest ever for the complete of Chamartín. The phrase Centenariazo copied all the covers of March 7, 2002.Fortunately for Madrid, The Whites have been in a position to have a good time the birthday a few months later, in the remaining of the Glasgow Champions League. There, Madrid took the centennial season ahead with a word and conquered the Ninth in opposition to Bayer Leverkusen (2-1) with that unforgettable purpose by Zidane. It could have been tragic to not fill La Cibeles that 2002.last_img read more