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Ukraine runners dominate Macau´s marathon

Ukraine’s Vitaliy Shafar and Olena Shurkhno have taken this year’s Macau Marathon titles in the male and female categories, respectively. Shafar was clearly the strongest in his category, running the 42.195 kilometers in a mere 2:14:44. Shurkhno won with a time of 2:33:24 in the race held Sunday in Macau’s streets. A total of 8,000 … Continue reading "Ukraine runners dominate Macau´s marathon"

7 Dec, 2015

PV Sindhu retains title at Macau Open badminton

Two-time defending champion PV Sindhu completed a hat-trick of titles at the Macau Open after defeating sixth seeded Minatsu Mitani 21-9 21-23 21-14 in the finals on Sunday. Fifth seeded Sindhu earlier advanced to finals of the event with a gruelling three-game triumph over second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the semifinals. World No. … Continue reading "PV Sindhu retains title at Macau Open badminton"

30 Nov, 2015

Swedish Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix

Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist, from SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam won the F3 Macau Grand Prix in a Dallara/Mercedes on Sunday in 24m 52.619s. Rosenqvist also won last year´s F3 Macau Grand Prix. Second in line was Monaco born, Charles Leclerc (Gap 0.503s) in a Dallara/Wolkswagen followed by British Alexander Sims (Gap 2.701s) in … Continue reading "Swedish Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix"

22 Nov, 2015

Peter Hickman wins 49th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

British Superbike and Isle of Man TT star Peter Hickman used his Briggs Building Equipment BMW S1000RR to win the 49th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday. Hickman finished the 12 laps race in 29:22:021s with the best at 2:24:940s. In second place and third place respectively was Martin Jessop and multi-time Macau victor Michael … Continue reading "Peter Hickman wins 49th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

22 Nov, 2015

Macau wins medals at the Wushu World Championship

The Macanese selection won two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal at the 13th Wushu World Championship that ended on Wednesday in Jakarta. Jun Hua Huang secured a gold medal in the category of Wushu Taolu Nangun and another silver medal in Wushu Taolu Nanquan. Another first prize for Macau was awarded to Wai … Continue reading "Macau wins medals at the Wushu World Championship"

19 Nov, 2015

Hend holds off Indian duo to take another Macau title

Australian Scott Hend came out top in his latest Macao Open Sunday shootout with Anirban Lahiri as he held off the Indian to win the Asian Tour title by three shots. Hend held a two-shot lead over Lahiri last year only to see the Indian overhaul him en route to the title but the 42-year-old … Continue reading "Hend holds off Indian duo to take another Macau title"

19 Oct, 2015

Macau’s 34th International Marathon to allow 2,000 more entrants

The annual Macau International Marathon is scheduled to return on December 6 this year, with new passing points, along with two thousand more runners, to be added to the routes. In light of increasing demand from athletes hoping to participate in the event, the organizer has decided to raise the participant limit to 8,000. The … Continue reading "Macau’s 34th International Marathon to allow 2,000 more entrants"

26 Aug, 2015

Bonus for able-bodied, disabled athletes to be same announced Macau government

The government will combine the two regulations for sports incentive awards into one, Sports Development Board (ID) President Jose Tavares said on Wednesday. Tavares, also the vice-chairman of the government-appointed Sports Commission, made the remark after a meeting of the consultative body, at Macau Dome in Cotai. Currently, the government gives bonuses to local athletes … Continue reading "Bonus for able-bodied, disabled athletes to be same announced Macau government"

20 Aug, 2015

Angolan-born Macau resident to compete in Asian Formula Renault Challenge

Macau, China, 15 May – Luis Sa Silva, Angolan-born Macau resident, is going to race for the Asia Racing Team in the Asian Formula Renault (AFR), officials from the team announced. The Formula Renault 2.0 race starts on the weekend of 23 and 24 May with two races on the Shanghai circuit in China. The … Continue reading "Angolan-born Macau resident to compete in Asian Formula Renault Challenge"

15 May, 2015

Swedish Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix

Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist, from SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam won the F3 Macau Grand Prix in a Dallara/Mercedes on Sunday in 24m 52.619s. Rosenqvist also won last year´s F3 Macau Grand Prix. Second in line was Monaco born, Charles Leclerc (Gap 0.503s) in a Dallara/Wolkswagen followed by British Alexander Sims (Gap 2.701s) in … Continue reading "Swedish Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix"

22 Apr, 2015

Macau marathon dominated by Kenyan runners

Kenya’s Julius Kiplimo Maisei, won the 42.195 – kilometre Macau Marathon on Sunday  with a time of 2 hours 14 minutes and 45 seconds. Maisei, that also won last year Macau marathon was 2 seconds faster than his compatriot Dominic Kangor Kimwetich. After the race he said that he would return for next year Macau … Continue reading "Macau marathon dominated by Kenyan runners"

9 Dec, 2014

Manny Pacquiao dominates Chris Algieri in unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao produced a destructive and explosive performance in the early hours of Sunday morning, knocking down Chris Algieri six times on the way to an overwhelming points victory at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Even though Pacquiao was unable to record was would have been his first knockout in more than five years, the … Continue reading "Manny Pacquiao dominates Chris Algieri in unanimous decision"

24 Nov, 2014

Local F3 driver Andy Chang eyes Top 10 finish in next year’s GP

This year’s only Formula 3 driver from Macau, 18-year-old Andy Chang Wing Chung, completed his first ever Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 race Sunday finishing 19th out of 21 drivers who qualified, and he is already planning to return next year to finish in the Top 10. Chang, who has been competing in kart racing … Continue reading "Local F3 driver Andy Chang eyes Top 10 finish in next year’s GP"

17 Nov, 2014

Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix

Swede Felix Rosenqvist, in Dallara Mercedes, won today the Intercontinental Cup in the FIA Macau Grand Prix Formula 3. Rosenqvist benefited from an accident on the first lap at the San Francisco bend just after the hotel Lisboa. Due to the accident, which threw out the race several drivers, including Tom Blomqvist and Esteban Ocon, … Continue reading "Felix Rosenqvist wins F3 Macau Grand Prix"

16 Nov, 2014

Stuart Easton storms to victory on return to Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Stuart Easton came back to the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday after a four-year absence, storming to victory from start to finish in a dominant display for his fourth win( 2008-2010). The pole starter led throughout aboard his Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki, taking his fourth victory in the event by some 14 seconds though … Continue reading "Stuart Easton storms to victory on return to Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix"

16 Nov, 2014

Tom Blomqvist tops first Macau F3 qualifying

Tom Blomqvist claimed provisional pole position for the Macau Grand Prix as he headed Antonio Giovinazzi in a Jagonya Ayam with Carlin team one-two. Blomqvist was at the top of the times for most of the session, with he and Giovinazzi moving further clear of the opposition with four minutes remaining. Although Giovinazzi trimmed the … Continue reading "Tom Blomqvist tops first Macau F3 qualifying"

14 Nov, 2014

GP requires all cars to pass noise test to race

All the about 200 cars and motorcycles racing in the Macau Grand Prix this weekend will have to pass a noise test, a new rule imposed by the Grand Prix committee this year based on the standard set by the FIA to control the impact of noise on local residents. Initial noise tests began yesterday. … Continue reading "GP requires all cars to pass noise test to race"

11 Nov, 2014

Govt urges public to ditch their cars during Grand Prix

The government urged the public Thursday not to use their cars but take public transport so as not to make traffic worse during the four-day Grand Prix event next week where many roads will be blocked for motor-racing while meter parking spaces and roadside parking in off-peak hours near the circuit will be temporarily suspended. … Continue reading "Govt urges public to ditch their cars during Grand Prix"

7 Nov, 2014

Grand Prix chief says 1/3 of budget goes to safety

Macau Grand Prix Committee Co-ordinator João Manuel Costa Antunes said Wednesday that the budget for this year’s motor-racing event will be about 199 to 200 million patacas, stressing that about a third of the budget will be spent on safety measures.   Antunes made the remarks during a press conference at the Macau Fishersman’s Wharf … Continue reading "Grand Prix chief says 1/3 of budget goes to safety"

9 Oct, 2014

Japan won Pool I of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix with three victories

Japan outshined Asian rivals China 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 18-25, 28-26) to end play in Pool I of the Intercontinental Round of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the Macau Forum on Sunday. The full house crowd at the Macau Forum were treated to a spectacle as both teams showed no signs of fatigue after … Continue reading "Japan won Pool I of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix with three victories"

18 Aug, 2014