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Annemiek van Vleuten, with broken elbow, becomes oldest to win world road race title South Korea’s first gold medalist of 2018 PyeongChang Olympics to compete for China Brigid Kosgei, world record holder, to miss London Marathon

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WOLLONGONG, Australia – Annemiek van Vleuten surprised herself and other cyclists by recording the best win of her career at the World Road Championships on Saturday.

After overcoming a broken elbow three days earlier, the great Dutchwoman won her second road racing world title, an attack in the last 600 meters taking the other eight leaders by surprise.

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The 39-year-old rider and her Dutch teammates were in disbelief at the finish after she put up an exclamation mark in the 164.3km race. She became the oldest man or woman to win a road race at the World Championships. according to Gracenote.

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The 2019 World Champion and reigning Olympic and World Time Trial winner claimed the triple crown in cycling this year when she competed on tours of Italy, France and Spain.

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But for Van Vleuten, who will retire at the end of next season, what she did on Saturday was special.

“Maybe this is my best win. . . I’m still speechless, I still can’t believe it,” she said. “It took me a while to realize that I really did it, because I’m waiting for the moment when they tell me that there is someone ahead or it was a joke. I had a feeling it couldn’t be true.”

She crashed in the mixed team relay on Wednesday at the World Championships and suffered a fracture, calling pain during Saturday’s race “hell.”

The victory also continues the dominance of the Dutch, who have finished on the road podium in all but three of the last 20 world championships.

Earlier Saturday British Zoe Backstedt celebrated its 18th anniversary by turning a junior road event into a one-woman race.

In wet and cold conditions, Backstedt broke away from the peloton by launching a 10 km solo attack and kept clear of the remaining 57 km to win by more than two minutes. Eglantine Ryer from France was second ahead of the Dutch rider Nienke Winke.

Backstedt has retained her junior road world title and is also a track and cyclo-cross world champion.

The championship ends on Sunday with the men’s road race.

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Lim Hyo-joonThe short track speed skater who won South Korea’s first gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics has been cleared to compete for China and was reportedly named to the national team on Monday.

Lim, who won the 1500m on the first day of medal competition at the PyeongChang Games, has begun the process of moving to China after an incident in June 2019 when he pulled a teammate’s pants off, leaving him standing naked in front of teammates.

Lim, the 2019 undisputed world champion, was suspended from the team for a year and later found guilty of sexual misconduct before the conviction was overturned on appeal.

In March 2021, it was reported that Lim was trying to obtain Chinese citizenship to compete in the Beijing Winter Olympics, but the International Skating Union did not give Lim permission to transfer until July of that year. His Chinese name Lin Xiaojun.

Another star South Korean figure skater, three-time Olympic champion in 2006. Ahn Hyun-soo, moved to Russia after failing to make the 2010 Olympic team. He then won three golds for the host nation as Viktor An at the Sochi 2014 Games.

It is reported that the Chinese national team for the upcoming season does not include veterans. wu dajingthe country’s only gold medalist in all sports at the 2018 Olympics, and Fan Keksinthree-time Olympic medalist.

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World record holder Bridget Kosgay withdrew ahead of Sunday’s London Marathon due to a right hamstring injury that had been bothering her for the past month.

“My workouts have been ups and downs and I don’t want to train to be in great shape,” Kosgei wrote on social media. “We decided it was best for me to withdraw from racing this year and continue to heal my injuries in order to enter 2023 stronger than ever.”

Kosgei, a 28-year-old Kenyan mother of twins, broke the world record by 81 seconds at the 2019 Chicago Marathon. She clocked 2:14:04 to beat Brit. Paula Radclifferecord since 2003.

Since then, Kosgei won the 2020 London Marathon, took silver at the Tokyo Olympics, placed fourth at the 2021 London Marathon and won the Tokyo Marathon last March in the third fastest time ever (2:16:02).

Ethiopian Tygist Assefa entered the top three by winning the Berlin Marathon last Sunday in 2:15:37.

There are Kenyans among the women of the London Marathon. Joycelyn Jepkosgeywinner in New York (2019) and London (2021), and Yalemzerf Yehualauwho held the Ethiopian record until Assefa won in Berlin.

Among men, the leader is Ethiopian. Kenenisa Bekelethe second fastest male marathon runner in history, and the Briton Mo Farahfour-time Olympic champion in running.

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