(BELGA) Tine Gillies qualified for the semi-finals of the Squash Championships at the World Games on Friday in Birmingham, Alabama. The start of the day saw three Belgian athletes, Nicolas Colin (climber) as well as Florian Bailly and Likai Portois in Ju-Jitsu, win places in the final qualifiers.
In squash, Gillies defeated American Marina Stefanione by two straight sets, 11-5 and 11-7. She will face France’s Colin Omar for a place in the final on Saturday. Nicholas Cullen qualified for the final of the rock event. Colin finished sixth in the qualifiers (out of 11 entries), directly ahead of Hannes van Duysen, who was eliminated. The final is scheduled for later in the day (5 pm local time, midnight Belgian time). Among the women, Chloe Collier was eliminated after finishing eighth (out of 12 entered) in the playoffs. In ju-jitsu, Florian Bailey reached the final of the men’s under 69 kg category. He beat Panama’s Adrian Milord 14-0 and France’s Valentin Blumenthal 6-2 in the group stage, then Israel’s Vicky Daboush 14-0 in the semi-finals. In the final (Saturday 1:00 Belgium time), Billy will face the Emirati Mohammed Al Suwaidi. Licai Pourtois will play the final in -57 kg for women, after defeating Colombian Margarita Campos Obando (14-0) and Greece’s Kristina Kotolacki (10-2) in the group stage and then over Denmark’s Rebecca Ziska Dahl (16-4). ) in the semi-finals. In the final (00:36), you will find Kotulaki. Yannick Michaels finished 12th in the downhill race. In 15:13, he finished the race 56 seconds ahead of the winner, New Zealander Tim Robertson (14:17). Swede Martin Rigburn finished second with a time of 9 seconds. Czech Tomas Krevda completed the podium with a time of 12 seconds. Currently, the delegation has won eight medals, four golds and four bronzes. (Belga)
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