Ageless Boino the man to beat in hurdles

first_imgThe final will be run on Friday at BSP Stadium. Boino ran the fastest finals qualifying time this morning, clocking 53.36 seconds in his heat, which is 2.54s faster than his nearest rival.Running in lane one, Boino used his experience to  advantage by making up metres and sticking with the inside lane runners at the start before making his move in the final 200m bend.Using the benefit of the inside lane, Boino overtook the runners in the last 150m with his quick turn and smooth jumps over the hurdles to make a comfortable finish.The defending Pacific Games 400m hurdles champion is a man on a mission as he attempts to finish his illustrious career on home soil with another gold medal as he has been dominating the event in the last 15 years.Meanwhile, in the second heat, PNG rising hurdler Wala Gime finished ahead of the pack stopping the clock at 55.90 seconds.Gime has been Boino’s understudy over the years and the Daru man will certainly give his older comrade a run for his money in the finals.The results of this morning’s heats in the order of finish, in heat one, Boino (PNG, 53.36s), Peniel Joshua (PNG, 54.46s), Siologa Valiamu Sepa (Samoa, 56.52s), Larry Steven Slunga (Tonga, 57.12s) and Vilison Rarasea Sailosi (Fiji, 57.51s).In heat two, Wala Gime (PNG, 53.36s), Alifeleti Tuiono (Tonga, 56.76s), Namataiki Tevenino (Northern Marianas, 66.15s).last_img read more

Uruguay star Edinson Cavani loses fitness fight for France clash

first_img Getty Uruguay have made it to only their second World Cup quarter-final since 1970.The dual threat of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez has been key to their success so far – but the PSG man will be missing against France. Cavani scored twice against Portugal but was then forced off with a calf issue Why isn’t Edinson Cavani playing for Uruguay against France?The Paris Saint-Germain striker picked up a knock in the win over Portugal.He netted twice in that game to fire Uruguay to the last-eight, taking his international tally to 45 goals in 105 caps.Uruguay were hopeful that the calf problem could be fixed before the showdown in Nizhny Novgorod.But Cavani is only on the bench for the clash despite training individually on Thursday – and is listed as ‘injured’ on the official team-sheet.There is no tear to his calf but Uruguay must now go into the game without their most prolific goal threat.And it remains to be seen if they risk him off the bench in such a huge game.Former Boro striker Cristhian Stuani replaced Cavani when he limped off against Portugal and comes in to replace the injured star for the quarter-final clash.talkSPORT will bring you live coverage of Uruguay vs France from 3pm. 1last_img read more