Vietnamese women row to first Asian Games gold

first_img(From L to R) Silver medallist Iran’s Maryam Omidiparsa, Mahsa Javar and Maryam Karami, gold medalist Vietnam’s Thao Pham Thi, Ta Thanh Huyen, Ho Thi Ly and Luong Thi Thao, and bronze medallist South Korea’s Ji Yoo-jin, Choi Yu-ri, Ku Bo-yeun and Jung Hye-ri pose with their medals during the victory ceremony for the women’s lightweight quadruple sculls rowing final during the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANAn overjoyed Vietnamese women’s rowing team paddled into first place Thursday to take their country’s only gold of the Asian Games so far, as China racked up six wins on the Palembang lake.Vietnam’s lightweight women’s quadruple sculls claimed gold in the final race of the penultimate day of rowing events, held in the co-host city of Asia’s regional Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Uzbekistan came away with three medals, including a gold in the men’s double sculls.There was no medal joy for the first of three finals for the Unified Korea team who paddled in last of six in the lightweight men’s four.The team combining both North and South Korean athletes only had a few weeks to train together before the Indonesia-hosted Games.They have two more medal chances Friday in the lightweight women’s double sculls and the lightweight men’s eight.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MVP hopes Clarkson plays more games for PH “We’re very proud and honored because we brought victory to our country,” Ta Thanh Huyen said with a beaming smile on her face. “I never thought I could win a gold medal in a tournament like this.”Iran took the silver in the same event — its best-ever result in women’s rowing — but one of the team, Nazanin Rahmani, could barely stand to receive her medal after coming down sick after the race and was carted off on a stretcher shortly after the ceremony.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’China rowed to victory in six out of eight medal races on Thursday.The Asian Games giant won the men’s and women’s single sculls and pair races, the women’s double sculls and the lightweight men’s four. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

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Portsmouth Supporters’ Trust approve Michael Eisner’s proposed takeover

first_img1 Pompey Supporters’ Trust shareholders have voted in favour of accepting ex-Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner’s takeover proposal for Portsmouth.Paul Cook’s side secured promotion by winning the League Two title as the south-coast club, who were in the top flight as recently as 2010, plot a return up the divisions.The PST, the club’s principal shareholder, controls 48.5 per cent of Portsmouth’s current ownership structure and have three members on the board of directors.The supporter shareholders were presented with a 48-page document as California-based Eisner, whose 70-day exclusivity period runs until June 1, also aims to invest an additional £10million in equity should the £5.67m deal go through.The 2,272 PST shareholders had until Friday evening to cast their vote on the offer of Eisner’s Tornante investment group to buy 100 per cent of the 2008 FA Cup winners.There was a 93.6 per cent turnout with 1,825 shareholders voting to sell the PST shares.The club’s 16 individual shareholders – ‘the Presidents’ – have also agreed to sell their stakes.A Portsmouth club statement read: “Seventy-five per cent of the Presidents have voted to sell their respective stakes in the club, representing 32.9 per cent of the club’s equity.“Together with the PST’s 48.5 per cent, this means 81.4 per cent of the club’s equity holding is in agreement with the sale. The threshold to approve a sale, as laid down in the shareholders’ agreement, is 75 per cent.”Discussions on the timeline for the formal takeover process will now begin.PST chairman Ashley Brown said in a statement: “This is true fan ownership and democracy at work. Our fans decided who the next owner of our club would be – and it will be Michael Eisner and Tornante.“The Trust board would like to wish Michael the very best of luck. We believe he understands the importance of the custodianship of Pompey and will be an owner all fans will be proud of.“We look forward to working with him, his family and Tornante for many years to come.” Ex-Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner is set to take over at Fratton Park last_img read more

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