Some US rowers fall ill at Olympics test event

first_img On July 30, the Associated Press (AP)published an indepen-dent analysis of water quality that showed high levels of viruses, and in some cases, bacteria from human sewage in all of Rio’s Olympic and Paralympic water venues, including the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, where the rowing competition took place. US coach Susan Francia, a two-time Olympic gold-medal rower, said in an interview with the AP that 13 athletes and four staff members – including herself – suffered various gastrointestinal symptoms during the team’s two weeks of training in Rio. Dr Kathryn Ackerman, the US team physician, said athletes from several other countries stayed in the same hotel as the Americans, but did not seem to get as sick as her rowers. “I don’t know if it was the water bottles in the boats, or hygiene precautions that some athletes are really good about and others weren’t,” she said. Officials did not rule out that the Americans could have gotten ill from food or drinking water. “We’re not really sure. My personal feeling is, I think it’s from the lake,” Ackerman said. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Thirteen rowers on the 40-member United States (US) team came down with a stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships – a trial run for next summer’s Olympics – and the team doctor said she suspected that it was due to pollution in the lake where the competition took place. The event took place amid rising concerns about the water quality at venues for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, now less than a year away. The Americans were by far the hardest hit at the regatta that concluded over the weekend, with reports of vomiting and diarrhoea. Other teams in the competition reported some illnesses, according to World Rowing, the sport’s governing body, but those were about as expected at an event that featured more than 500 young rowers. poor water qualitylast_img read more

Report: Porto 4 Lokomotiv 1

first_imgHector Herrera scored inside 90 seconds of Porto’s 4-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow as Sergio Conceicao’s men dumped their opponents out of the Champions League and strengthened their grip on Group D.The Mexico international turned provider for Moussa Marega to double Porto’s lead before half-time as Lokomotiv failed to deal with two players who had scored against them in a 3-1 defeat just two weeks earlier.The result, combined with Schalke’s victory over Galatasaray in the group’s other game, condemned Yuri Semin’s Lokomotiv side to a Champions League exit after failing to earn a single point from their four games so far. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Porto dealt with a potentially tricky final half-hour after Jefferson Farfan pulled one back, Jesus Corona and Otavio scoring to wrap up a third consecutive Champions League victory for the first time since November 2015, when Julen Lopetegui was in charge of the club.Final de Jogo / End of the match / Final del PartidoFC Porto 4-1 FC LokomotivHerrera [2′]Marega [42′]Jesús Corona [67′]Otávio [90+3′]#FCPorto #FCPFCL #UCL pic.twitter.com/rcsBZ4UGje— FC Porto (@FCPorto) November 6, 2018Lokomotiv were caught out by an electric start by Porto and Marega powered his way into the penalty area in the second minute before cutting the ball back to Herrera, whose angled shot from just outside the six-yard box took a deflection on its way past Guilherme into the net.Herrera returned the favour just before half-time, chipping a delightful pass into the path of Marega who drilled a low shot under Guilherme, beating the goalkeeper with power.Herrera flashed a header onto the outside of the post after nine minutes of the second half and he was made to rue the miss when second-half substitute Farfan lost his marker and headed Aleksey Miranchuk’s corner just inside the post shortly before the hour mark.Any hopes Lokomotiv had of mounting a comeback disappeared when Guilherme’s scuffed clearance fell to Oliver Torres and he played in Corona who guided the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs and into the net before Otavio came on and lashed home a fourth in stoppage-time. What does it mean? Porto poised to qualifyPorto are firm favourites to win Group D after claiming 10 points from four games, and victory over Schalke on November 28 would confirm their place in the knockout stages.Herrera leads by exampleLokomotiv struggled to contain Porto captain Herrera, who built on his early goal with an all-action performance and gave the game one of its best moments with his weighted pass for Marega to score the second.Corluka succumbs to Porto duoExperienced defender Vedran Corluka should have known all about the threat posed by Herrera and Marega after they scored in Moscow but he and his fellow defenders were caught napping early on and never really recovered.Key Opta Facts- Porto have won three straight Champions League matches for the first time since November 2015 under manager Julen Lopetegui.- Lokomotiv Moscow have now lost each of their last five matches in the Champions League, conceding 3+ goals in three of those games (12 goals conceded total).- Porto’s haul of 10 points after their opening four matches in this season’s Champions League is their highest tally at this stage since 2015-16, though they did end up falling out at the group stage, finishing third. What’s next?Three more home games await Porto, starting with the visit of Sporting Braga on Saturday, while Lokomotiv must prepare for a trip to mid-table Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League on Sunday. read morelast_img read more