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JUDO

Taiwanese wins in United Arab Emirates

Taiwanese judoka Yang Yung-wei won his first Grand Slam title on Friday, beating Russia’s Ramazan Abdulaev in the men’s under 60 kg judo final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). With just seconds left on the clock, Yang, 24, used a quick throw to tackle his opponent to the mat with an arm choke to score a waza-ari, the second-highest score in the system at three levels of judo. Abdulaev attempted a quick comeback, but it wasn’t enough before time ran out, allowing the young Taiwanese to clinch gold. Before the final, Yang had already played three matches in Abu Dhabi, scoring ippon – the highest score – against each of his opponents, first in the first round against Ahmed Al Naqbi of the United Arab Emirates, then Dilshot Khalmatov of Ukraine. in the quarterfinals. and Samuel Hall of the United Kingdom in the semi-finals. Yang won silver at the Tokyo Olympics. The only other Taiwanese attending the UAE event was Lin Chen-hao, who lost her first match and only fight against Belgium’s Ellencs Salens in the under 48kg category.

TABLE TENNIS

Cheng and Lin move on

Taiwanese Olympic medalist Cheng I-ching and compatriot Lin Yun-ju qualified for the next round of the mixed doubles on Friday after beating Singaporeans Pang Yew En Koen and Lin Ye 3-0 (11-8, 11-9, 11-6) at the World Table Tennis Championships Finals in Houston, Texas. They will face Hong Kong pair Ho Kwan Kit and Lee Ho Ching in the quarterfinals. However, Cheng lost 1-4 (6-11, 13-11, 6-11, 5-11, 2-11) in her singles match against China’s Chen Xingtong. Taiwan’s other mixed doubles pair, world no.58s Chen Szu-yu and Chen Chien-an, came off after losing in the round of 16 to China’s Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha. The score was 1-3 (7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 6-11). In men’s doubles, Chen Chien-an and Chuang Chih-yuan lost 0-3 (4-11, 6-11, 5-11) to South Korean world number 14 duo Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon.

GOLF

Chan from Taiwan in the lead

Taiwanese Chan Shih-chang led yesterday after round three of the Blue Canyon Phuket Championship in Thailand. Chan, who was tied for second with a four-under-68 in the second round, shot a 68 yesterday to take the lead alongside American Sihwan Kim. Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana finished third, two strokes behind the leaders.

? SOCCER

Klopp advises Mane

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp on Friday urged striker Sadio Mane to control his emotions when opponents try to liquidate him and “pay them back” with the quality of his play. Klopp said opposition players are trying often to upset Mane. “It’s been a thing for much longer,” Klopp told British media. “Even when it wasn’t obvious on the outside, you can see it in the games that they are going for him because they want to wind him up.” Klopp said he had discussed with Mane how to handle such situations. “Sadio is now at an age where he is not so emotional anymore, but we all need emotions, obviously, and sometimes we control them better and sometimes less,” he said. “We had these discussions … The title [from our discussions] it is: “We reimburse with football. Whatever we do, we pay them back with the football.

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