Pavlos Kontides made an impressive start on the second day of the sailing competition at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, winning the first race of the day in the laser class.The result more than made up for his terrible performance in Monday’s second race when he finished 31st.Tuesday’s second race saw the Limassol born sailor finish 14th taking him to fifth place in the overall standings after four races. He now stands 22 penalty points behind Argentinian Julio Alsogaray with 7 penalty points, Croatian Tonci Stipanovic, 13, New Zealander Sam Meech, 14 and Australian Tom Burton 20.His performance raised hopes of him winning an Olympic medal as he did four years ago in London with a silver, making him the first ever Cypriot to do so.Windsurfer Andreas Cariolou moved up the overall standings to tenth place from Monday’s 15th after finishing 23rd in the fourth race, 10th in the fifth and sixth in the sixth.It is the fourth time Cariolou has represented Cyprus at the Olympics having accomplished thirteenth-place finishes at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but failing to qualify into the medal race.At the London Olympics, he improved further in the men’s event, but suffered a disastrous performance in his sixth race, which affected his position in the overall rankings, ultimately finishing up in seventeenth place. Source: Cyprus-mail.comTweetPinShare0 Shares
Manchester United Ronaldo voted Man United’s greatest Premier League player in fan poll Goal 08:09 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Manchester United Real Madrid Chelsea v Manchester United Villarreal v Real Madrid Villarreal Chelsea Primera División FA Cup The Portugal captain was chosen by fans over both Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as the biggest star of United’s 1000-game Premier League run Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the greatest player of Manchester United’s 25-year Premier League stay by fans of the Red Devils. The Real Madrid star came to prominence as a young winger at Old Trafford, after sealing a move from boyhood club Sporting. He quickly became known for his goalscoring prowess, however, netting 118 times in 292 games while lifting three Premier League titles and the 2007-8 Champions League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now That form has seen him honoured by United supporters, who chose him ahead of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, the club’s official website revealed on Friday. Wayne Rooney may have lost out in the fight to be named best player, but the striker was honoured for scoring the best goal of United’s first 1000 Premier League games. Rooney’s overhead kick in a Manchester derby against City in 2010-11 prevailed ahead of goals from Ronaldo and Van Persie. Another derby thriller, a 4-3 win over City in 2008-9, was chosen as the best game, while David de Gea took the honours for best save.