Monday, August 27, 2012

Canada Qualify for 2013 World Cup in Rugby

2013 World Cup in Rugby - Sports Jagat

Team Canada has qualified for the 2013 men's and women's Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow, Russia.
On Sunday, the Canadian women overcome Trinidad and Tobago 46-0 at the Twin Elm Rugby Park in Ottawa to book their ticket to next year's important worldwide event. Jenn Kish of Edmonton, Alberta led the Canadian team with a hat trick as Canada was in complete command from start to finish.
Team Canada has so far joined teams from South Africa, the United States, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France, Netherlands and Ireland.
On the men's side, Canada capable by advancing to Sunday's final against the United States with a 31-0 win over Jamaica. Phil Mack of Victoria had a 50m sprint to a try and Ciaran Hearn of Conception Bay, Newfoundland scored on a 80 yard try.
Other countries that have already qualified for the men's competition are Kenya, South Africa, Russia, Argentina, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Georgia, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Somoa, Tonga and the United States.
The results for Team Canada at the 2013 Rugby World Cup will help analysts determine if Team Canada should be considered a medal contender in rugby at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Indian Youth Boost U-19 World Cup

India won U19 Match - Sports Jagat

Captain Unmukt Chand led from the front with a superb, winning hundred as India Under-19 lifted their third World Cup title after beating formidable defending champions Australia by six wickets in the final on yesterday.

This was India U-19s first triumph after Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli led their respective teams to victory in 2000 and 2008 editions respectively.

Courtesy a wonderful unbeaten 111 by Unmukt and his unbroken partnership of 130 runs with glovesman Smit Patel, India overhauled a competitive target of 226 on a bouncy strip with 14 balls to spare.

It was one of the best centuries one could have witnessed at the junior level as Unmukt hit seven fours and as many as six sixes during his 130-ball knock.

He completed his century with a six over extra-cover off Alex Gregory but the celebrations were very muted. The captain knew that the job was only half done.

Once Smit, who hit an effective 62, slog-swept off-spinner Ashton Turner towards deep mid-wicket for a four a number of Indian supporters rushed to the ground along to celebrate with the team.

Though four wickets were lost in the chase, it never looked like an uphill task for the Indians, who were subdued in the middle overs but accelerated towards the end to get to the target with ease.

After Prashant Chopra was out chasing a delivery down leg side of Mark Steketee without disturbing the scorers, Unmukt and in-form batsman Baba Aparajith (33) took the attack to the opposition.

The duo added 73 runs for the second wicket playing the Aussie pace trio of Steketee, Joel Paris and Gurinder Sandhu with ease.

Unmukt, particularly, was phenomenal in the closing stages hitting a couple of glorious sixes off Sandhu's bowling.

The first was over long-off while second looked even more spectacular as he presented a full face of the bat with a nice follow through.

Aparajith on the other hand hit a nice hook shot off Paris and some lovely cover drives that pierced the field.

However, Sandhu had the last laugh when he forced Aparajith to drive on the up and was brilliantly caught by Ashton Turner at short cover.

The Tamil Nadu all-rounder scored 33 off 38 balls with five hits to the fence. Hanuma Vihari (4) and Vijay Zol (1) didn't score much but some damage was done by the number of deliveries that were consumed in the process.
Unmukt Chand - Sports Jagat

Zol's discomfort against the moving deliveries also frustrated Unmukt who didn't get much of the strike. The Indian captain finally completed his half century in 68 deliveries.

Zol's agony ended as he edged one off Paris to wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson. The bowling powerplay proved to be helpful for the hosts as they conceded only 11 runs in the five overs.

Earlier, India frittered away the early advantage as defending champions Australia recovered from a shaky start to post a competitive 225/8.

Electing to field after winning the toss Indians had the Aussies on the mat at 38 for four before host skipper William Bosisto (87 not out) rebuilt the innings with the help of some notable contributions down the order from Tavis Head (37) and Ashton Turner.

Colts 'veteran' Sandeep Sharma who got four for 54 was the most successful bowler.

MS Dhoni Fulfilled After Test Success over the Black Caps

Test Cricket Team - Sports Jagat
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian skipper, is satisfied after a clinical success against New Zealand in the first Test of the series at Hyderabad and also congratulated the country’s under-19 team for clinching the junior World Cup in Australia.

India won the Hyderabad Test by a comprehensive margin of an innings and 115 runs and proved to be a far superior side in all departments of the game. This is a inspiring victory for the Men in Blue, who had a sad time in Test cricket in the previous year, being whitewashed by England and Australia.

On the other side of the coin, led by Unmukt Chand’s brilliant century, India under-19 defeated Australia in the final of the junior mega event by six wickets to clinch the illustrious tournament for the third time.

India’s captain is happy to see the youngsters doing so well in Australia, where the Asian teams generally struggle to cope with the pace and bounce. The wicketkeeper/batsman praised Chand’s temperament, who saw his team to victory.


Cheteshwar Pujara - Sports Jagat
Talking about his side’s triumph in the first Test, the cricketer from Jharkhand was all praise for Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored his maiden Test hundred. Dhoni admitted that he was worried about rain, which threatened to end the match in a draw.

This was India’s first Test since the retirement of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, who were safe slip fielders apart from being legendary batsmen. The captain however, is happy with the fielders, who grabbed the chances.

He mentioned, "Brilliant catching, Viru-pa got some very good catches, Kohli as well. It is something we want to continue. It was important for Pujara as he was coming after an injury, he is someone used to playing big, long innings. He has a good temperament, he can play for long periods."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An Outstanding 2012 Olympic Games

USA Basket Ball Team - Sports Jagat
Grasping over 219 million viewers around the world, The London 2012 Olympics became one of the most celebrated events of all time.

Olympians from all over the world gathered in London as athletes competed against each other in the ultimate test of their skills in an array of thrilling events.

With the USA taking lead as the country with the most medals won, 104, China came in second, winning 88 medals, and Great Britain in third, winning 65 medals.

In honor of the athletes and their extraordinary activities, Great Britain hosted the last celebration of the London 2012 Olympics with The Closing Ceremony on August, 12.

This ceremony was a spectacular event that celebrated that the world’s athletes and their activities, the Great Britain culture, and marked the end of the 2012 London Olympic event. Great Britain put on a musical show involving a display of performances by a number of famous actors, musicians, and dancers.

According to online reports, “London 2012 closes with a dazzling ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, celebrating British music. The light-hearted pageant featured Take that, the Spice Girls, the voices of John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, and the thousands of athletes from 204 countries”.

Lasting a total of two hours, the magical ceremony ended with London Mayor Boris Johnson handing over the Olympic flag to President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge, who then entrusted it to the man responsible for the location of 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor Eduardo Paes.

Athletes around the world celebrated as the flag was passed down and the torch was put out symbolizing the end of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Looking back, some of the most spectacular moments of the athletes shined through this year as many competitors conquered adversity and beat the odds that were pitted against them.
Michael Phelps, one of the most highly anticipated Olympic Swimmers of all time after achieving a total of 18 medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was counted out as a failure after barely qualifying for a number of races and not medaling in the first few rounds of the swimming competition.

With the help of Phelps’s family and his ability to push himself to keep up with American rival Ryan Lochte, Phelps performed marvelously in his later races, earning him 4 gold medals and two silver medals, making him the most decorated Olympian of all time.

Many Olympians have broken barriers, such as Gabby Douglas, the first African American woman to ever win a gold medal in the Women’s Individual All Around Gymnastics Event; some have broken world records, such as Usain Bolt, the first man to win the 100, 200 and 4×100 relay golds in back-to-back Olympics, and some inspired the hearts of many, including Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee Olympic runner from South Africa that ran on carbon fiber legs in the 4×400 meter relay Olympic Finals.

Many of the world’s athletes had their time to shine in the limelight and share their story with the world, however, now it is time for the athletes to go home and prepare for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

With hopes of success, hard work, and unwavering dedication in mind, many athletes of all different colors and backgrounds strive for excellence to one day or once again, compete against the best in the world for one of the biggest honors of all time, the Olympic Gold Medal.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Egypt play football match against Saudi Arabia


Egypt Flag - Sports Jagat
The Egyptian National Team assistant coach Diaa Al Saeyd has revealed that they will play a friendly match against Saudi Arabia next September in London.

Al Sayed told that the Egyptian Football organization had received three offers this week to play friendly matches from Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and China.

“We accepted to play the friendly football match against Saudi Arabia and that will be in London. We are also still reviewing the other offers and will talk with the sponsor and see if they are serious or not” he said.

He added “We don’t have any matches till next March and it is good for us to play friendly football matches and see more players in action”.

Egypt will play today “Wednesday” against Oman in their first of their friendly matches.
As we know Egypt will not be in the next African Cup of Nations in South Africa after their defeat by the Central African Republic last May.

On the other hand Egypt lies on the top of their group in World Cup qualifications with six points after their two victories against Mozambique and Guinea.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Confront Race Report

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Race - Sports Jagat
Circuit: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.258-mile road course), Lexington, OH 

Weather: Mostly sunny, warm, 82 degrees F

Top 10 Overall Race Results:
Sr. No.
CLASS
DRIVERS
TEAM
CHASSES/ENGINE
LAPS/NOTES
1
LMP1
KLAUS GRAF/LUCAS LUHR
MUSCLE MILK PICKETT
HPD ARX-03A HONDA
123LAPS
2
LMP1
CHRIS DYSON/GUY SMITH
DYSON RACING
LOLA B12/60 MAZDA
122PS
3
LMP2
CHRISTOPHE BOUCHUT/SCOTT TUCKER
LEVEL 5 MOTORSPORTS
HPD ARX-03B HONDA
121PS
4
LMP2
MARTIN PLOWMAN/DAVID H-HANSSON
CONQUEST RACING
MORGAN NISSAN
-7.133 SECONDS
5
LMP2
RICARDO GONZALEZ/SCOTT TUCKER
LEVEL 5 MOTORSPORTS
HPD ARX-03B HONDA
120PS
6
LMPC
MARINO FRANCHITTI/RUDY JUNCO JR.
PR1 / MATHIASEN
ORECA FLM09 CHEVROLET
118PS
7
LMPC
RYAN DALZIEL/ALEX PAPOW
CORE AUTOSPORT
ORECA FLM09 CHEVROLET
118PS
8
LMPC
KYLE MARCELLI/ANTONIO DOWNS
MERCHANT SERVICES
ORECA FLM09 CHEVROLET
116PS
9
LMPC
PATRICK DEMPSEY/JOEY FOSTER
DEMPSEY RACING
ORECA FLM09 CHEVROLET
116PS
10
LMPC
TOMY DRISSI/BRUNO JUNQUEIRA
RSR RACING
ORECA FLM09 CHEVROLET
115 laps