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Motorcycle rider Martin takes center stage at the US Grand Prix
10:22 PM Spanish road racer Jorge Martin will start from pole position at the US Grand Prix in MotoGP on Sunday. The driver in his Ducati was the fastest in qualifying at Austin. Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) was 3,000 slower than Martin and gave him his time second on the grid. Italy’s Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) set the third fastest time and completed the front row of the grid for the race.
Spain’s Alex Espargaro (Aprilia), the championship leader, will start only from 13th. World Champion Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) starts the race from sixth place.
Bo Bendsneyder had the 12th fastest time in Moto2 qualifying which gave him a fourth-row pole position for Sunday’s race. Zonta van den Goorbergh starts in 22nd place. American Cameron Buber starts from first place.
Once again the silver medal for the bridge players in the World Cup
8:11 pm: The Dutch bridge team once again missed the world title and had to win the silver medal. Switzerland did slightly better in the final in Italy’s Salsomaggiore dei Terme, winning 167-164. In the previous World Cup in 2019, the Orange players on the bridge also won the silver medal.
The Dutch national team in Italy consisted of Pauk Muller (60), Simon de Wiegs (48), Rico van Bruggen (48), Luc Verhees (57), Berend van den Bos (35) and Joris van Lanckveld. (33). Muller was also there in 1993 and 2011 when the Netherlands became world champion.
Hans Keelder, technical director of the Dutch Bridge Association, called the silver a “great achievement”. “This final was at an unbelievably high level, and when you get close to that level, you naturally want to win it. So shortly after the final, it’s still a bitter pill, but I think everyone is proud of that silver. The country, We have shown once again that we have the best bridge players in the world.”
Van Anholt and Deutz sail to win the World Cup in Mallorca
6:55 pm Sailors Odile van Aanholt and Annette Duetz won the Trofeo Princesa Sofia in the 49erFX class. The Dutch duo had to finish the race for the final medal just to ensure an overall victory in the World Cup competition.
Brazilian Olympic champions Martin Sofite Grill and Kahina Konzi won the medal race, but they didn’t jeopardize Van Anholt and Deutz’s top spot. The Dutch sailors finished sixth in the last race. In the final standings, the difference was 10 points.
Deutz, who took bronze at the Tokyo Games with Anime Pickering, set sail for the first time with Van Anholt in the Mallorca event. “If you get two good sailors together and it works out, it would be great if it goes well. But they dominated this week. That’s great,” said national team coach Jaap Zielhuis.
Luuc van Opzeeland won a bronze in the IQFoil New Olympic Windsurfing category. The 22-year-old Hofdürber won the semi-finals, but lost in the final fight to Britain’s Andrew Brown and Italy’s Nicolo Reina.
Padusa does not come to Den Bosch with the WTA title
9:57 AM: Tennis star Paula Padusa doesn’t travel to Den Bosch with the WTA title in his pocket. On Friday and Saturday, Spain, opponents of the Netherlands in the Billie Jean King Cup, lost narrowly to Swiss Belinda Bencic in the quarter-finals in Charleston.
The 24-year-old, ranked 3 in the world, lost 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 to Swiss Olympic champion Belinda Bencic, in the claycourt tournament in the United States. The match lasted two hours and 47 minutes.
Padusa will be captain of the Spanish team in a week. Her compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza canceled the meeting in Maaspoort. The Dutch team is led by Arantexa Ross.
Bencic will compete in Charleston in the semi-finals against Russian Yekaterina Alexandrova. Another semi-final fight is between American Amanda Anisimova and Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.
The Mavericks won the NBA by 50 points over the Trail Blazers
08:56 AM: The Dallas Mavericks suffered a major defeat in the NBA Portland Trail Blazers. The difference was at least 50 points in Dallas, which became 128-78 thanks in part to 39 points from Luka Doncic. After the first quarter, the difference was 23 points (36-13).
Doncic scored 39 points and made 11 rebounds. The Slovenian only needed half an hour to produce it.
The Dallas Mavericks are already guaranteed to reach the playoffs. The question is whether the Mavericks will finish third or fourth. They have a slightly lower winnings balance than the Golden State Warriors (51-30 at 51-29).
The Mavericks will meet the San Antonio Spurs in their last game of the season next weekend. And then they won’t have superstar Doncic, who made his 16th technical mistake this season.
Doncic’s side opened the qualifiers for the first time since 2011 with a home match.
Athlete Brinkman gives up the World Cup and chooses the marathon in the European Championships
08:32 AM: Ninke Brinkmann picks up the marathon this summer at the European Athletics Championships in Munich, Germany, and ditched the World Championships in Eugene, America. says the 28-year-old, who set a time of 2.26 in Valencia last year in her marathon debut. 34 ran.
With that time, I’ve qualified for the World Cup and the European Championship, which will take place fairly soon this summer. Next Sunday will be the Dutch trump card in the Rotterdam Marathon. She ranks fourth on the starting list after Stella Barsozio (Kenya), Haven Hailu (Ethiopia) and Rose Chelimo (Bahrain).
The former hockey star is in the spotlight in the world of athletics, with her 2.26.34 being the third fastest time ever managed by a Dutch athlete. Only Lornah Kiplagat (2.23.43) and Hilda Kibet (2.24.37) were faster than ever. “I experience this interest as very positive, but I still have to get used to it. I stayed relaxed about it, but it sure is overwhelming. It’s crazy to realize that I belong in the first place in the Netherlands by one stroke. Maybe it’s a good thing I’m not used to Even now, so I can still stick to my old patterns.”
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