July 2, 2022

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football

BRASILIA, June 21 (Prensa Latina) The plane in which Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr was traveling was forced to make an emergency landing in the north of the country today, after a windshield problem.

Press media confirmed that the French club Paris Saint-Germain player was returning from Barbados with his girlfriend Bruna Biancardi, his sister Rafaela Santos and some friends.

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swimming

Budapest, June 21 (Prinsa Latina) Hungarian swimmer Kristof Milak set today a world record in the final of the 200m Universal Aquatics Championships in this capital with a time of 1:50:34 minutes.

Melak, the king of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, retained the title he won in Gwangju 2019 and beat his previous world record by 39 percent.

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chess

MADRID, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia’s Ian Nepomnyashchi took the single top spot here today in the World Chess Championship nominees, defeating French-Iranian Alireza Firouzja in the fourth round.

Nepomniakhchi, winner of the previous contest of contenders for the world crown, took the white pieces Firouzja in 39 moves of the Sicilian defense, and Nagdorf changed hands.

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Tennis

EASTBOURNE, UK, June 21 (PRENSA LATINA) Brazilian tennis player Beatriz Haddad Maya today extended her winning streak on the professional circuit to 11, by making her tournament debut in this city against Estonian Kaia Kanepi.

After winning tournaments in Nottingham and Birmingham, both on grass, South America, the first racket in Latin America, beat Canepe 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, and in the round of 16 she will face Britain’s Jodi Bragg. She surprised the Spanish Paula Padusa, who is ranked fourth in the world rankings, by defeating her 6-4, 6-3.

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