Messi: “I’m less obsessed with scoring”

According to captain Lionel Messi, his role in the squad under new coach Ronald Koeman is not as it was before.

“Right now, I’m less obsessed with scoring. My mission is to try to contribute as much as possible to the overall team play,” Messi told Garganta Poderosa magazine on October 15.

Now, Messi is holding a record of 635 goals for Barca. In the last 12 seasons, he has scored at least 31 goals for the club. However, under the leadership of new coach Ronald Koeman, Messi no longer plays the role of striker to score the main goal. This is to help Barca’s collective play become more diverse, avoiding being countered by opponents by blocking M10.

This is the reason why Messi’s number of goals is falling. In the first three matches of La Liga 2020-2021, the Barca captain only scored one goal, from the penalty spot in the 4-0 win over Villarreal. Messi’s most prominent role today is to assist.

Barca’s top scorer since the start of the season is Ansu Fati, a 17-year-old star playing on the left flank. Fati scored a double in the win against Villarreal and opened the score against Celta Vigo 3-0.

Besides football, Messi is also very interested in supporting the Argentine homeland community during the Covid-19 epidemic. The Barca captain has contributed $ 1.2 million to charity work. Messi shared with Garganta Poderosa that during this pandemic, they had to maintain basic necessities such as electricity, water, food. What makes him proud is to see people participating in working in the communities and cafeterias in Argentina. He also confirmed that inequality was the biggest problem in his society, and everyone should join hands to fix this.

After playing for Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers, he decided to return to Barcelona to prepare for a trip to Getafe’s field in La Liga. The match took place at 2 o’clock on Sunday, October 18.

Player looking forward to the final Nadal – Djokovic

Former players Jim Courier and Tim Henman believe that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will pass the semi-finals of Roland Garros.

Schwartzman and Novak Djokovic confronted Stefanos Tsitsipas. These are all games that are expected to be difficult for two “Big 3” players, when Schwartzman is in high form and Tsitsipas is capable of exploding in big games. Nadal lost to Schwartzman in Rome last month, and Djokovic was injured in the win over Pablo Carreno Busta two days ago.

Tsitsipas faced no easy task, having to be the first to defeat Djokovic in a complete 2020 match. The only time “Nole” failed this year was when he was disqualified. round four of the US Open.

“Tsitsipas will have to hit diverse, constantly changing the spin and depth of the ball when playing Djokovic”, said Henman. “He will have to take risks. Tsitsipas has the perfect set of skills, but it is difficult to maximize his abilities in a five-set match against the greatest player like Djokovic.”

Before Djokovic plays Tsitsipas, Nadal will meet Schwartzman at 19:50, Hanoi time. “Clay King” won against Argentina in 10 of 11 encounters, but the last defeat caused many people to doubt Nadal’s ability to reach the final.

“Both are going to come out and understand that Diego can completely beat Nadal,” Courier said. “It’s a mindset they both didn’t have before the game in Rome. The five-set format makes it difficult for Diego to repeat that feat. The fact is that Nadal has won five games without losing a set. His motivation is now. now also much bigger than in Rome. “

Nadal has also repeatedly complained about the cold, humid weather in the Paris autumn – which is not favorable for his high bounce style. “Although Nadal’s ball does not bounce as high as every year, due to the effects of the weather and the new ball, it usually bounces up to 5 feet (more than 1.5 meters)”, said Courier. “Therefore, Schwartzman, with a height of 1m70, will have to work hard if he wants to attack on the backhand, sometimes he will have to jump to play the ball.”

8 records were set in the Doha Diamond League athletics 2020

Doha Diamond League 2020 ended with 8 records, including 2 world best achievements this season.

Doha is the final stage of the prestigious Diamond League athletics tournament series in 2020. The capital of Qatar is also the venue for the 2019 World Championships Athletics Championship with great hosting experience.

Two of the best World Championships (WL) season performances belong to the Kenyan female athletes in the 800m and 3000m running events.

Faith Kipyegon, the defending female Olympic champion of 1,500m, competed in the 800m and excelled in setting the best record in the world this year with a time of 1 minute 57 seconds 68 (1: 57.68). This is the second 800m competition and after a 3-year hiatus for Kipyegon, because she is an expert at 1,500m.

With this impressive achievement, Kipyegon is a bright candidate for the gold medal in both the 800m and 1500m events at the Tokyo Olympics next year. With Russian athletes banned for doping and world champion Caster Semenya (South Africa) not participating because of the same high level of hormones as men the 800m content promises to “open the door ”for many other athletes.

Another WL was established in the female 3000m content. The 5000m world champion in 2017 and 2019 Hellen Obiri excelled when it finished at 8: 22.54. The Kenyan star born in 1989 defeated Agnes Tirop, the 2019 world 10000m bronze medal (8: 22.92) and the world record 3000m of female obstacle Beatrice Chepkoech (8: 22.92, bronze medal).

In the men’s 1500m content, 25-year-old Stewart McSweyn broke the Australian national record with a record of 3: 30.51. Old record 3: 31.09 previously belonged to teammate Ryan Gregson, who also participated in the race in Doha this time.

Stewart McSweyn broke the Australian national record for a 1500m men’s run

Some other notable achievements in Doha Diamond League:

– Armand Duplantis (Sweden) won a gold medal for men’s pole jump with 5m82 mark.

– Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (Ukraine) women’s long jump championship: 6m91.

– Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) won the gold medal of 800m male: 1: 44.16.

– Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) won 100m female: 10.87.

– Aaron Mallet (USA) won the men’s 110m championship: 13.15.

– Payton Chadwick (USA) women’s 100m fencing gold medal 12.78.

The sports community in the US runs to commemorate the September 11 event

19 years after the terrorist event in the US on September 11, the sports-loving community in the United States of America held running events to celebrate this day.

Like other runners around the world, jogging lovers in America also choose certain milestone days to run.

Jogging communities across America have been organizing or implementing activities to remember September 11. The PNW Ladies Running Group in Seattle will hold a 9.11 mile (14.5km) run at 9am on September 11 to remember 19 years ago.

And police officer Bryan Skipworth in New York has a very special way of celebrating this day. Ever since the dark day that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, Bryan has been running every year every year to commemorate his friends who died in the terrorist attacks.

For the past 18 years, on September 11, Bryan Skipworth has been running in the streets of New York with a flag on his shoulder. This year, he plans to run about 3 miles (approximately 5km) from Fort Monroe to Hampton VA Medical Center. This year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 translation, the event was not extended, but only Bryan Skipworth ran.

Also in Summerville, South Carolina, Mr. David Moore (54 years old), a former firefighter, decided to make a special run to raise money for the September 11 fund. He plans to run 100 miles (160km) to remember this special day.

After thirty years as a firefighter, Moore felt very tired wearing obesity. He comes to jogging to lose weight, regain health and also set an example for his two sons, Carson and Conner. 8 years ago, Moore weighed more than 135kg and he started looking for the first exercises such as climbing stairs, running on machines … From running about 5km, Moore became stronger when he lost 45kg, quit the habit of smoking and by 2015 he has completed a semi-marathon (21.1km).

Gradually, Moore has run beyond 42km, becoming an ultramarathoner. And this time, he is determined to complete the 160km journey to raise money for the September 11 fund with the goal of raising about $ 2,500.

4 common mistakes when practicing marathon

Considering long distance, inappropriate exercise intensity, uneven exercise, lack of balance when training are common mistakes of runners.

Training before races helps runners develop their own abilities. According to the Hansons training philosophy mentioned in The Hansons Marathon Method, marathon consists of four main pillars. If one of the pillars is missing, the rest of the workout is no longer guaranteed. Here are the mistakes that led to the breakdown of the marathon pillars and the decline in training.

Long distance is too important

The first pillar of your running training lesson plan is doing a moderate long run. Long run plays an important role, but it is not appropriate to set the distance or duration of the long run. New rerunners are very likely to make this mistake. Long running exercises must be consistent with the lesson plan and ability of the practitioner. Ideally, long runs should be about 25-30% of the total weekly running distance and should not last more than three to 3.5 hours. This means that if you are training for about 80km a week, long runs should not exceed 24km.

Long running is important for marathon training, but you should also allocate your training time to other days of the week. By practicing reasonable long runs, runners can practice more in other areas of training instead of focusing only on endurance.

Unsuitable exercise intensity

The second pillar of training is running at the right intensity. For the most part, runners think it’s good to run fast and keep trying to run fast. In fact, you need to start with light runs, then move on to other exercises to promote quick training.

Running too fast sometimes makes the runner more susceptible to unwanted injuries because the body is under a lot of pressure, exceeding its limits. For those who practiced on their own marathon training program, their range of motion was much higher than that of a regular exercise. Therefore, accelerating to be faster only adds pressure to the body. Then, the athlete will be too tired, can skip the exercise, skip the day of light runs and exercise activities become erratic. Lack of exercise regularly can make it possible to fall into a state of shortness of breath, and even get stuck in the cycle of injury and recovery, without being able to improve performance.

Exercise irregularly

The third pillar of the marathon is to practice regularly and avoid day-to-day training. As discussed, erratic training is the result of improper running speed. When you’re constantly running at high intensity, you’ll need more days off, especially if you unfortunately experience unexpected injuries.

In short, training success is not determined by a single run, but rather the result of days of training.

Lack of balance when exercising

The fourth pillar in marathon training, is also the synthesis and harmony of the three pillars above. If the long run has a reasonable length and distance, the runner can maintain a balance in training.

A more balanced workout allows you to perform exercises at a variety of speed ranges, with fast running days, heavy workouts, rest days, recovery. If you maintain a consistent pace of exercise every day, you can do balance training weekly and monthly.

The benefits of a balanced workout are less skipping, can increase the number of training days per week, increase running distance per week, thereby increasing workload.

Mo Farah and Sifan Hassan break the world record for one hour run in Belgium

Two world records for men’s and women’s 1 hour run were broken in Belgium by two athletic stars from the UK and the Netherlands.

On the morning of September 5, 2020, the Diamond League athletics series took place in Brussels (Belgium). On the King Baudouin Stadium, two new men’s and women’s 1-hour world records were broken on the same day.

On the south run, Sir Mo Farah from the UK has completed the goal of breaking the old world record of 21,285m, set by Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) in 2007, with a record of 21,330m, 45m more than the old record. Farah average speed of 2: 49 / km (pace 2:49), which is about 21.33 km / h. The 37-year-old star continued to run for a while because he could not hear the ending gunfire. Hugging the champion’s bouquet, Farah relaxed back and forth after this feat. This is the tournament in Farah’s first stadium since 2007.

Second is Bashir Abdi (Belgium), who completed nearly 53 stadium rounds (400m) with a record of 21,322m, still more than the old record of 37m. The 21,330m record officially put Mo Farah in the Home of legends that broke the world record for 1 hour men’s run, including: Alf Shrubb, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Ron Clarke, Gaston Roelants, Jos Hermens, Arturo Barrios and Haile Gebrselassie.

In female content, the old record of 18,517m by the star Dire Tune (Ethiopia) is also easily broken. All three female athletes standing on the podium this time have better achievements than the old record set in 2008.

Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) finished with a record of 18,930m, more than the old record of 413m (more than a round of golf). This 1500m and 10,000m world champions beat the world record women’s marathon (42,195km) Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) in the last 60 seconds to win the title. Kosgei did not win, but left a strong impression on his first time attending a run in the stadium. Kosgei’s 18.901m record also broke the old record, helping her confidently enter the London Marathon 2020 in early October. The third person, Lonah Salpeter (Kenya) also finished 18,571m after an hour, which is better than the old world record.

In addition, Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) almost succeeded in breaking Svetlana Masterkova’s (Russia) record of 1000m 2: 28.98 when only less than 1 second. Kipyegon finished 400m in 58 seconds 94, then 1: 59.19 gave 800m but could do nothing better at the last 200m and hit the finish with 2: 29.92 time.

In the men’s pole jump event, “The Prince of the pole jump” Armand Duplantis failed at 6m15, but still won the gold medal with a record of 6m00.

Before he was 20 years old, Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway) had more time to win the title in the 1500m male content with a record of 3: 30.69.

After the Belgian leg, Diamond League will be held in Rome (Italy) on September 17 and Doha (Qatar) on September 25, 2020.

The world record for 1 hour waiting is broken in the Belgian Diamond League

This weekend, the whole world turns to Brussels (Belgium) to watch the top performances in the Diamond League series, including a very attractive content.

The Brussels Diamond League 2020 is the 4th tournament in the Diamond League chain to be held this year without the crowd cheering to avoid COVID-19 infection. After Monaco, Stockholm and Lausanne, this tournament in Belgium is more noticeable because there are some content that are expected to have a world record.

The first is the 1-hour run, which is set to have a world record in both male and female content. The world record for running 1 hour in a stadium is currently 18,517m (female) and 21,285m (male). Dire Tune set the women’s record on June 12, 2008 while fellow Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie held the men’s record from June 27, 2007.

In Belgium this time, the world record for one hour run is threatened by the participation of two famous stars today, Sifan Hassan, the Ethiopian Dutch runner. The female athlete born in 1993 won 2 gold medals of 1500m and 10,000m at the 2019 World Championship. 

Hassan’s rival will be Brigid Kosgei, the runner holding the women’s marathon world record (42,195km) with a 2:14:04 record. The Kenyan long-distance star will compete in an indoor track for the first time. She won the London Marathon for two consecutive years (2018, 2019) and set a world record at the Chicago Marathon 2019 … Not only did she hold the world record marathon distance, Kosgei also had a very good personal record for 21, 1km is 64 minutes 28 seconds (64:28) and 48:54 for 15km.

In men’s content, Sir Mo Farah (UK) also aims to break the world record for one hour men’s run. The star born in 1983 was a famous 5000m and 10,000m running star, before taking on marathons and winning the 2018 Chicago Marathon and establishing his best personal record 2:05:11. At the same time is the European record men’s marathon.

In addition, Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) also set a target to break the world record for the 1000m female running content (2: 28.98) set by Svetlana Masterkova (Russia) from 23/8/1996. Brussels Diamond League 2020 also brings together Europe’s top athletes such as: Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway), who broke the European record of 1500m for men in Monaco 3 weeks ago; or hot boy pole jumping Armand Duplantis (Sweden), who holds the world record for pole jump indoors (6m18) …

Also in Monaco, the track and field village had the opportunity to get waves when Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) broke the world record for a 5000m men’s run with a record of 12: 35.36, surpassed the old record of 12: 37.35 set by Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) for 16 previous years(2004).

Why is August so meaningful to “The King of Speed” Usain Bolt?

Usain Bolt is referred to as “The Lightning of Jamaica”, the “king of speed” and coincidentally his excellent world records were all set in August.

Happy new age every August

The world track and field village will not have a legendary Usain Bolt without a turning point that takes him from a guy who loves to play music, once dreamed of becoming a DJ, to speedrunning. When he was a child, Bolt had a scoliosis which made his right leg about 13mm shorter than his left leg.

Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986, in Sherwood Content. Usain grew up on the streets with a hobby of playing cricket and soccer and had never thought of any other sport. But at the age of 12, in a school run contest, Usain Bolt boy easily won the 100m run.

Up to middle school, Usain still only played cricket. Until one day, Usain’s coach suggested and directed him to athletics. And then, the first teachers were Pablo McNeil, a former Olympic speed runner, and Dwayne Jarrett coached Usain from those early days.

And then from the age of 15, Usain Bolt began to participate in the first major competitions. Bolt scored 48 seconds 28 (48.28) for 400 meters at the CARIFTA Games 2001, a Caribbean regional competition, under the Jamaican shirt and won a silver medal. He won another silver medal in the 200m content with a 21.81 record.

At the world level, Usain Bolt participated in the Young World Championship in Debrecen (Hungary) and did not win the right to the 200m final. However, the 15-year-old boy still has a personal record at that time of 21.73.

100m world record 

On August 16, 2008, at the Beijing Summer Olympics (China), Usain Bolt set a new world record 100m content with a record of 9.69. And coincidentally, on that same day a year later (August 16, 2009), Usain Bolt set the world record for running 100 meters and has existed until now.

11 years ago, at the 2009 World Championship held in Berlin (Germany), 23-year-old Usain Bolt has made the world admire with an unprecedented record. Competing with Bolt at the time was Tyson Gay, one of America’s best speed running legends.

Bolt finished first with a time of 9.58, beating Gay with a record of 9.71, just 0.02 seconds below Bolt’s previous world record set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (9.69). 9.69 to 9.58 represents a huge step forward in the achievement of speed runs using modern electronic timing systems.

The male 100m record in the world until now has not been broken. And experts predict it will be difficult to find a perfect speed runner like Usain Bolt to be able to break this record.

A world record of 200 meters was also set in August

August seems to be a great time to mark a glorious milestone for the Jamaican Lightning track career.

Exactly on August 19, 2009 also in Berlin, Usain Bolt set another record in the 200m run. 19.19 is the world record of 200m content and still exists today. Not only that, Usain Bolt and his teammates created a new world record in the 4x100m men’s relay with a 37.10 record, breaking the old record 37.31 set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by the Jamaican team.

Usain Bolt is still the world record for all three prestigious speed runs: 100m, 200m and 4x100m, with a record holding time of 11 years.

Usain Bolt has won a total of 8 Olympic gold medals, is the only speed runner to win 100m and 200m gold medals in three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016). Bolt also won a total of 11 world championships, of which he was unmatched at 100m, 200m and 4×100 in a row from 2009 to 2015.

In 2017, Usain Bolt announced his retirement. He is currently living with his longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett and the two have just welcomed their first daughter on May 17, 2020. Usain Bolt named his daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt, the name voted best in 2020.

“Blurred mutant” SEA Games champion dreams of Paralympics gold

A star running 400m from the Philippines, who won the SEA Games, is aiming for another record with the ambition to win a gold medal at Paralympics.

In the history of world athletics, there are not many cases of athletes achieving high results in both competitions for ordinary people and people with disabilities. But the Southeast Asian track and field village, particularly the Philippines, may be about to have such a “mutant”.

King 400m SEA Games 2013

At the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, Filipino athletics impressed with a special character, that is Archand Christian Bagsit. At the age of 22 at the time, Bagsit won a gold medal for a 400m run with a record 47 seconds 22 (47.22), beating compatriot Edgardo Alejan Jr (47.45) and Indonesian athlete Edy Ariansyah (47.78).

This is also the content where Vietnamese athletics had two stars at that time, Le Trong Hinh and Quach Cong Lich. Unfortunately, in the second qualifying run, Quach Cong Lich did not finish the run (DNF), while Le Trong Hinh reached the final but only finished out of the eight contestants, with a record of 49.22.

Not only winning the prestigious individual 400m gold medal, Archand Christian Bagsit and his teammates also won the men’s 4x400m gold medal with achievements (3: 09.32), ranked above the Thai team (3: 09.81) and Malaysia (3: 15.06).

Different health condition

Although shining in the 2013 SEA Games with 2 such excellent gold medals, but few people know that Archand Christian Bagsit has a body condition not like other normal people. From birth, Bagsit had problems with eyesight. His eyes could not see clearly objects 2-5m away, all blurred.

But with a passion for athletics, this guy is still practicing and achieving remarkable achievements. After the 2013 SEA Games, Bagsit still joined the Philippines track and field team to attend the 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia and won two more bronze medals in men’s relay events: 4 × 100m and 4 × 400m.

Change direction and daring goals

Since the 2017 SEA Games, Archand Christian Bagsit was withdrawn from the national athletics team because his performance was no longer the same as before, along with a weaker vision condition than other athletes.

Bagsit has received a T12 assessment and disability rating. He was summoned to the national team to attend the 10th Asean Para Games in the Philippines itself in 2020. However, this event was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Mr. Joel Deriada – coach of the Philippines handicapped track and field team, said that he invited Bagsit to join the team and directed this athlete to qualify for the World Para Games in 2021 (Japan) at two running distances of 100m and 400m. Disability class T12.

Mr. Deriada is confident that Bagsit can make a difference at the Paralympics by having very good personal records at both distances. According to the standard results table, to participate in Paralympics needs a better time 11.50 with 100m and 53.40 with 400m T12 disabled class.

Having run 400m with a time of 47.22 at the 2013 Myanmar SEA Games, Bagsit hopes to win this gold medal when the defending champion Quichao Sun (China) only reaches 48.57 at Rio Para Games 2016 (Brazil). . In the 100m content, Bagsit’s personal best is 10.66, which is also better than the gold medal that Leiner Savon Pineda (Cuba-10.97) won in Rio 4 years ago.

If that goal is achieved, Archand Christian Bagsit could become the first male Southeast Asian athlete to win a gold medal at both the SEA Games and the Paralympics.

Why has MU received so many incredible penalties this season? (Part 2)

7. Anthony Martial vs Norwich City (October 27, 2019)

Fred threw a volley forward, sending the ball into the arm of Todd Cantwell raised above his head. Technology once again decided to penalize MU, but Martial was blocked by goalkeeper Krul. 

Verdict: Penalty clear

8. Marcus Rashford vs Chelsea (October 30, 2019)

Speed ​​was again the key when James crossed into the box to make Marcos Alonso clumsily fouled from behind.

Verdict: Penalty clear

9. Marcus Rashford vs Tottenham (December 4, 2019)

Rashford accelerated to defeat Serge Aurier on the left before crossing Moussa Sissoko in the penalty area. The Tottenham midfielder had an impact on both feet causing Rashford to fall onto the pitch.

Verdict: Penalty, although Rashford is a bit lucky 

10. Marcus Rashford vs Man City (December 7, 2019)

Although the referee continued, VAR decided to punish Rashford with a speed that surpassed Gabriel Jesus before being blocked by Bernardo Silva in the penalty area.

Verdict: Penalty clear

11. Juan Mata vs AZ Alkmaar (December 12, 2019)
This time, Mason Greenwood’s speed is decisive. The teen striker was defeated by Owen Wijndal.

Verdict: Penalty clear

12. Marcus Rashford vs Norwich (January 11, /2020)

The speed of Williams brought a penalty for MU. It was a clever move from the young defender in the face of goalkeeper Krul.

Verdict: Williams is clever, but still a penalty

13. Mason Greenwood vs Tranmere (January 26, 2020)

Tahith Chong suddenly received the ball and was faster than goalkeeper Scott Davies, who was forced to stop with his feet.

Verdict: Penalty clear

14. Bruno Fernandes vs Watford (February 23, 2020)

Speed ​​again was the key for MU when Fernandes went into the penalty area and goalkeeper Ben Foster was forced to stop.

Verdict: Penalty clear

15. Bruno Fernandes vs Club Brugge (February 27, 2020)

Red card for defender Simon Deli when holding out his arm to block Daniel James shot, which is absolutely unnecessary.

Verdict: Penalty clear

16. Bruno Fernandes vs Tottenham (June 19, 2020)

MU was awarded two penalties in this match, with the second being overturned by VAR. There was no doubt about the first situation when Pogba was felled by Eric Dier in the penalty area.

Verdict: Penalty clear

17. Marcus Rashford vs Bournemouth (July 7, 2020)

Adam Smith uses his right hand to push the ball after Nemanja Matic’s shot. It was clearly discovered by referee Mike Dean.

Verdict: Penalty clear

18. Bruno Fernandes vs Aston Villa (July 9, 2020)

The most controversial situation on social networks. Fernandes, who tried to control the ball in the box, stepped on the foot of Konsa of Aston Villa. 

Verdict: MU’s most suspicious penalty in the season