Pankaj Advani enters semis to confirm medal
Britain’s Mo Farah says he could compete in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics if he feels confident of winning a medal.
Farah retired from the track in August to focus on road racing and has been coy about his Olympic future. He previously hinted he might not race for Britain again, but Farah hasn’t completely ruled out the opportunity of going for gold in Tokyo.
Speaking after receiving his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace, the fourtime Olympic champion said: “If I’m capable of getting a medal or close to a medal (in Tokyo), you will see me.”
Recently-crowned 17time world champion Pankaj Advani overcame Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist in the quarterfinals of the long-up format of the IBSF World Billiards Championship 2017 here yesterday.
Pankaj secured the semi-final berth and a medal for India with the help of a 391 break, highest of the tournament so far, to beat Gilchrist 1000-791. His opponent in tomorrow’s semis, Englishman Mike Russell, wrapped up proceedings in his Last-8 contest rapidly, overpowering his Myanmar opponent Aung Htay 1000-175. Russell too had a big break of 344 to reach the required 1000-mark and advance to the next round. In the other quarter-finals, Sourav Kothari battles it out with England’s Robert Hall while Dhruv Sitwala takes on Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar. The winner of these two matches go against each other today.
British athlete Mo Farah with his wife Tania after he was knighted at the Buckingham Palace in London yesterday.