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Volleyball players reach the Nations League quarter-finals despite defeat
9.45 pm: Dutch men’s volleyball can take part in the Nations League quarter-finals later this month. The Orange team missed the chance to qualify under their own power due to the 3-0 defeat to Italy on Sunday. Because Poland then beat Slovenia 3-1, the Netherlands is still certain of its place among the top eight.
The quarter-final matches will be held on July 20 and 21 in Bologna. Next, orange will take eighth place against Italy, which took first place. This gives the Netherlands an immediate opportunity to retaliate. The specific positions were on Sunday 25-23 26-24 25-21. The orange team left four unused set points in the second set.
National team coach Roberto Piazza started against Italy with Wiesel Kemenck (playmaker), Nimr Abdelaziz (Qatari), Tess ter Horst, Benny Twynstra (runner/runner), Luc van der Ent, Tuan Wiltenberg (centre) and Robert Andringa (Libero). The Netherlands played well with the European champions, but made a lot of defensive mistakes. Italy succeeded with tactical balls. Alessandro Micheletto used the set point for the Italians in the first set.
Orange started to play better and a win in the second set was within reach. Playmaker Keemink gave all of his attackers a chance, but no one was able to make a recovery point. Italy got six points in a row and won the second set. In the third set, the Piazza team managed to advance to 12-11, after which the Italians cut a final distance.
This is the first time since 2002 that Dutch men have reached the final at the highest level, which was initially called the World League and now the Nations League.
English hockey players reach the World Cup quarter-finals through an intermediate round
8.25 pm: English hockey players qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup to be held in the Netherlands and Spain. No. 3 at the Tokyo Olympics settled with South Korea in the middle round in Terrassa on Sunday with a 5-0 score.
Gisele Ansley converted two penalties in the first half and Tessa Howard scored as well. After the break England ran more through Hannah Martin and Elena Raer.
England will meet Argentina in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, which last won the World Cup in 2010. The Netherlands, the defending champions, will play Belgium in the quarter-finals in Amstelveen on Tuesday.
Curaçao thanks to a good final stage was very strong for Orange during Harlem Baseball Week
8.12 pm: The Dutch baseball team lost 8-6 to Curaçao on Sunday. A disastrous sixth inning led to Team Kingdom’s first loss during the 30th edition of Harlem Baseball Week.
For a long time it seemed that there was no problem for Evert national coach Yan Huyen’s team. An early 3-0 lead was made with bowler Shairon Martis starting with a powerful five-inning shot. However, Curacao’s batting team broke in the sixth inning, scoring six runs and adding two more in the seventh inning.
The Kingdom team could only make up for that with three points towards the end of the match, and so Curaçao, with a roster full of players from the Curacao League, backed by some players from the Eredivisie major, won 8-6.
Tuesday at 7.30pm America is the next discount.
Patinama Kerkhove wins the ITF tournament in Portugal
8.06 pm: Tennis star Leslie Patinama Kerkhove won the ITF tournament in Corroios-Seixal, Portugal. In the final was very strong in two sets Lina Glushko of Israel, seeded No. 268. The score was 6-4, 6-4 for third seed Patinama Kerkhove.
Patinama Kerkhove, who is ranked 138 in the world rankings, was stranded in the second round of Wimbledon at the end of June. In it she was eliminated by Iga Swiatek, the Polish No. 1 in the world. The Dutch had lost in the final round of Wimbledon qualifiers, but were added to the table as a lucky loser in the last minute and replaced by an injured player. In the first round she defeated Sonai Kartal.
Silver Medal for Judoka Snippe at the Grand Slam in Budapest
8.05 pm: Judoka Jill Sneeby takes silver in the 100+kg category at the Grand Slam in Budapest. The 23-year-old Dutchman lost in the final to ten-time world champion Teddy Reiner, who needed just 40 seconds to win. For the 33-year-old French judo legend, this was his first international competition since the Tokyo Games, where he took the bronze.
Sanne van Dijke ranked seventh in the -70kg class, just like Marit Kamps in the +78kg class.
European title sailors Van Aanholt and Duetz at 49erFX
5:09 PM: Sailors Odile van Aanholt and Annette Duetz claimed the European title at 49erFX in Aarhus, Denmark. In the Open Championship, in which teams from outside Europe were also allowed to participate, the two Dutch women finished second behind Brazilian pair Martin Grill and Kahina Konzi.
Grail and Konzi scored 69 points, and Van Anholt and Deutz scored 75. The Swedish sailors Vilma Bobek and Rebecca Netzler finished third with 78 points.
In the men’s race, Bart Lambricks and Floris van de Werken had to content themselves with the silver medal in the fight for the European title in the 49er race. The pair scored 83 points. Spain’s Diego Botín and Florian Trill-Ball won the gold medal with 68 points. Britain’s James Peters and Finn Stert finished third with 84 points.
Mountain biker Terpstra finishes fifth at the World Cup in Linzerheide
3.15 pmMountain biker Anne Terpstra finished fifth at the World Cup in Linzerheide, Switzerland. She finished the race more than two minutes behind winner Luana Lecomte of France. In the sprint race, Terpstra was beaten by Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, who came fourth.
For Lecomte, this is the second win in a row. She also won the competition in Leogang. In the World Cup standings, she is one point ahead of Australian Rebecca McConnell, with 1204 points. Terpstra is fourth with 890 points.
Swiss tennis star Walter, wins the ITF tournament in Amstelveen
3.13 pmSimona Waltert won the ITF tournament in Amstelveen. The 21-year-old Swiss was too strong for American Emma Navarro in two sets. The score was 7-6 (10) 6-0 for Walter, the 186 world record holder.
Fourth seed Walter took care of eliminating Dutchman Querine Lemoine in the semi-finals of the tournament. It became 6-3 and 6-4 for the Swiss. Lemoine qualified for the semi-finals by eliminating Dutchman Suzan Lamens.
No medal for Lafrisen and Hoagland at the Nations Cup in Cali
09:28 am Cyclists Harry Lafrisen and Jeffrey Hoagland missed medals in the Keren portion of the Nations Cup competition in Cali. Lafrisen won the final in the Colombian city of B. Hoogland came in fourth. Nicholas Poole of Trinidad and Tobago won the final. Dutch cyclists will compete in the sprint race on Sunday.
Hetty van der Woo just lost a medal in the 500m. She took fourth place, 0.759 seconds behind Colombia’s Martha Bayona. Stevie van der Peet finished seventh.
Mylene de Zoet was ranked ninth in the world race. The win went to American Jennifer Valente.
Almost 2 million viewers of the first match of the European Championship of the Orange Lionesses
9:11 am Nearly two million people watched the first game of the Orange Ducks in the European Football Championship in the United Kingdom on Saturday night. The Dutch national team tied with Sweden 1-1.
This is almost as many viewers as the women’s first match during the previous European Championship, in our country in 2017. Then the Netherlands beat the Norwegian women. The most watched broadcast throughout the then European Championship was a tribute to the Dutch women, with 5.4 million viewers.
The women’s match was the most watched TV show of all time on Saturday night.
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