Players like Paulinho, Young and Neymar have caused consternation among fans on social media, who do not agree with their presence. They have highlighted the absence of players like Kante, Varane, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Pogba and Lucas Hernandez. And for many, Thibaut Courtois was the best goalkeeper, not Lloris. Modric wins the Golden Ball at the World Cup PEl once ideal de la FIFA | FIFA Upd. on 18/07/2018 at 18:29 CEST RELATED STORIES At least Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe’s names are widely agreed with – and they also won the Best Player and Best Young Player awards respectively on Sunday after the final. FIFA have published their Best XI of the World Cup in Russia. They have picked a 4-4-2 and lined up with: Lloris, Trippier, Varane, Lovren, Young, Paulinho, Modric, Hazard, Neymar, Griezmann and Mbappé. Sport EN El polémico once ideal del Mundial de Rusia 2018 según la FIFA 17/07/2018 IN SPORT.ES RMC: Real Madrid and Chelsea reach deal for Thibaut Courtois
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dig In all 93 swimmers from 22 countries took part in the third ever International Ice Swimming Association World Championship which was held in a temporary 25m swimming pool carved out of Murmansk’s frozen Lake Semenovskoe.The event, which took place between March 14th – 17th, also saw Murmansk host the first ever Arctic Cup in which Ireland claimed eight medals. A team of 12 Irish swimmers travelled to Russia, eight taking part in the World Championships and ten in the Arctic Cup. Between the two competitions, a total of 400 swimmers from 33 countries competed in freezing water temperatures of 0℃ in Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Cup featured six individual events of shorter distances for both men and women. Ciara Doran also won overall gold in the Arctic Cup 200m Freestyle: “It was always my dream to represent Ireland on the world stage. To stand on the podium with the tricolour and being presented with the gold medal was a dream come through. After I was awarded the gold medal, I hugged my dad and we both cried. I felt like all my hard work was worth it. I train twice a day in a pool, Monday to Saturday, plus gym sessions. Last year was tough. Between injuries and exams it was both physically and mentally demanding. I’ve been fortunate to have good coaches along the way that inspired me and family to support me.” she said.Ireland’s Patricia Heffernan, who won gold in her age category for the Arctic Cup 500m Freestyle, received a special award for being the first deaf swimmer to complete an ice swim at 0℃.The International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) World Championship and Arctic Cup were both held in Murmansk at the same time but were separate events. Only the 1000m and the 4x250m relay were part of the World Championship.Ice Swimming takes part in water with a temperature of 5℃ or less. Swimmers may only wear one swimming cap, goggles and a standard swimming costume. No neoprene is permitted. FULL RESULTS:Ciara Doran (Galway)World Championship1000m Freestyle – 2nd place overall and silver medal winner in her age category Arctic Cup200m Freestyle – 1st place overall and gold medal winner in her age category50m Freestyle – 3rd place overall and bronze medal winner in her age category50M Butterfly – 5th place overall Ireland’s Ciara Doran won silver in the 1000m at the Ice Swimming World Championship which was held in Murmansk, Russia over the weekend. Irish swimmers also won one silver and two bronze medals in their age categories at the World Championship. 18-year-old Doran, who is from Gort, finished just under four seconds behind winner Alisa Fatum from Germany. Hanna Bakuniak from Poland won the bronze medal. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Since the swim began 14 years ago, 740 people have swam the Bay. “The swim is much more than a fundraiser; it’s the swimming highlight for so many swimmers across Ireland. We needed to somehow still come together this year so we have decided that a 13km registered swim could still bring this swim into people’s lives this year. The swimming community in Ireland is a very tight knit one, we have all felt a little displaced through this pandemic, so coming together through the strokes gives us all a sense of place and purpose again,” explained Brian Thornton, Director of Cancer Care West.Last year’s swim raised over €100,000 for Cancer Care West. “We have seen a drop of between 50-60% in our fundraising this year. All face to face charity fundraisers have had to stop so we are banking on this swim to try and ensure services for 2020.The monies raised will help fund support services for cancer patients and their families through our support centres ” said Brian.All year round swimmer Paddy McNamara says ‘ this year it gives a unique opportunity to swimmers of all abilities to do something special for Cancer Care West. This challenge can be completed anywhere in the world so it would be great to see a local and international element to the event’The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim will take place throughout August. People are invited to swim 13km, which can be broken up throughout the whole month. Swimmers are asked to raise €100 each for Cancer Care West this year and will receive a personalised Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim Technical Tee.To register for the event please log on to www.cancercarewest.ie or www.galwaybayswim.comprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The swim which sells out each year is now one of Ireland’s biggest and longest one day swims. Starting from Aughinish in Co. Clare and finishing at Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill, the swim is a distance of roughly 13 kilometres. So, this year in order to ensure that Cancer Care West raises the vital funds it needs in order to ensure its services are available to cancer patients and supports to their families, the charity is calling on you to swim 13km in August. The annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West which is now in its 15th year will be taking place throughout the month of August this year. The annual swim which would normally see 150 people crossing the bay in July has had to be reimagined for 2020.