18th February, football fans wait for the return of the Champions League, and supporters of the biathlon world Cup. Top news 18 February – read the material Спорт24.
1Фиаско Svitolina and Yastremsky
2Провальная race at the biathlon world Championships
3Возвращение Champions League
4Продолжение scandal Vyhrist
Fiasco Svitolina and Yastremsky
The strongest Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina and Diane Yastremsky synchronous sheathed racket in the first round of the WTA tournament in Dubai.
Svitolina, who won the tournament in Dubai (2017, 2018), one hour lost to American Jennifer Brady (WTA 52) with the score 2:6, 1:6.
17 February Svitolina lost two positions in the WTA rankings because of the defeat in the 1/8 final of the tournament in Hua hin (Thailand). While staying in Elina’s top 10 ranking is not threatened.
I’m still trying to find a way to break this bad series of results. I’m looking for what I need to improve, to change this bad trend. I need to be stronger physically and be in better shape. All need to improve. I work hard, but there’s something about this moment is wrong,
– Svitolina said after the game.
However, Diane Yastremsky in the 1/16 finals of the tournament in Dubai she lost to Russian Veronica Kudermetova.
Tennis players exchanged victories in the opening parties and the fate of the match was decided in the third set.
Yastremsky made 2 break and took the lead in the final set with the score 5:2. But she has won 4 games in a row and did not allow a Ukrainian to apply for the match.
In the tiebreak, the Russian pressurized Yastremsky.
A disastrous race at the biathlon world Championships
After six races on the world Cup biathlon in the Italian Antholz Ukrainian team failed to win a single award.
On Tuesday, 18 February, the Ukrainian fans were waiting for not only winning in the women’s individual race, but also a successful performance from Yulia Jima.
As you know Jim claimed the small Crystal globe in the standings of the individual race. To do this, Julia had to finish faster opponents.
Justine Breza and Denise Herrmann failed “independents”, so Jim had to finish higher than Hannah Oberg.
Unfortunately, Jim with 5 penalties, failed race and finished only 37th. Thus, the small Crystal globe went to Oberg.
The race was won Italy’s Dorothea Wierer. The best of Ukrainians became Anastasiya Merkushyna – 11-I line. Vita Semerenko finished 29th and Valentina Semerenko – 42nd.
The return of the Champions League
In the evening of the 18th of February the first play-off round of the most prestigious football Euro Cup – leagues of Champions.
The holders Liverpool FC had a failed match against Atletico Madrid in Spain.
“Liverpool” missed a goal in the opening stages of the match. In the fourth minute of the club world Champions upset soul.
Throughout the match the British did not find the key to the defense of the Spaniards and was defeated. The return Match will take place on March 11.
Another Champions League match, in which Borussia Dortmund took PSG, gave more goals. The match ended with the victory of the Germans with the account 2:1.
Win Borussia brought a brace of Norwegian Erling Holland goalscorer in the second half. PSG has granted only one goal in the performance of Neymar.
The continuation of the scandal Vyhrist
Does not subside the scandal around the Ukrainian boxer Viktor Vykhryst. Recently, the 27-year-old athlete decided to go to the professionals that will be able to represent the national team of Ukraine at the Olympics-2020.
For the transition to the Pro Boxing Federation of Ukraine (FBU) decided to disqualify a coach Vykhryst – Alexander Lanovogo and Manager Andriy Kotelnik.
Team Vykhryst allegedly preparing a lawsuit. In particular, Andriy Kotelnik told that the lawyers will submit a request to the Ministry of culture youth and sports and the Federation of Boxing of Ukraine to establish on what basis the FBI has taken such a decision.
“We haven’t seen documents from the Federation. Federation, some sort of punitive authority or the Prosecutor’s office? I am not a member of the Federation, so they removed me for three years from Boxing. Boxing has helped me self-actualize, and now I help other boxers that are in the Olympic team and at the Academy of Boxing,” said Kotelnik.
Note that Victor Vykhryst impressive debut in the professional ring. The 8th of February he defeated Andrew Mazanik.