Naomi Osaka has already made a history for many reasons. 20-year-old Naomi Osaka became the first to win a Grand Slam singles title from Japan, sealing 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in straight sets in a dramatic US Open final on September 9, 2018, and it is her first Grand Slam title! Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam when she defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1 in the last-eight of the US Open. She was barely 12 months old when Serena Williams won her first major title. Osaka has a positive head-to-head record against Williams. She won their only previous meeting six months ago at the Miami Open when the 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena just returned to court following the birth of her first girl child 'Olympia'. Osaka's father, Leonard Francois, is Haitian-born, and her mother, Tamaki Osaka, is Japanese. Naomi can understand Japanese, but isn't able to carry on a full-fledged conversation. Osaka is considered "hāfu," or a person who is of mixed-race in Japan. When Osaka's Japanese grandfather discovered that her mother had become romantically attached to a Black man, he became furious and as a result, her mother became estranged from her family for almost over ten years. Osaka's elder sister Mari is a professional tennis player. Together, the two sisters represent the three cultures they were raised with-- American, Japanese, and Haitian. Mari and Naomi Osaka, the sister duo are often compared with William sisters. Like Venus and Serena Williams before them, Naomi Osaka and Mari Osaka have been playing tennis since childhood. Mari made her debut in 2014, the year after Naomi went pro. Now, the Osaka sisters follow in the footsteps of Venus and Serena Williams.
The adorable Naomi Osaka discusses her victory over Serena Williams in Grand Slam final.
As per the BBC report dated Tuesday, June 9 2015, the former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner is being investigated over the disappearance of money intended for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The former FIFA President visited Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and pledged $750,000 from football's world governing body and the South Korean Football Association to support the reconstruction program in the country. FIFA contributed $250,000 and $500,000 was paid by the South Korean Football Association by the courtesy of one of their patrons, South Korean businessman Chung Mong-Joon. The Haitian authority claims that they have received only $60,000 from Mr. Warner, as the then head of CONCACAF. A team of U.S investigators have found that the fund was ultimately transferred to a personal account controlled by Mr. Warner himself; and whereabouts of the earthquake fund is still unknown. The source has also indicated that there are about 75 bank accounts, directly or indirectly connected to Mr. Warner, but none of them clearly indicates any location of the fund.
Simone Arianne Biles is an U.S. artistic gymnast born on March 14, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio. Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast, winning 19 Olympic and World Championship medals. Before the Rio Olympic, her medal haul included 14 total world championship medals, including all-around gold in 2013, 2014 and 2015. With 10 world championship gold medals, Simone holds the record for the most ever won by a female gymnast. In the 2016 U.S Olympic team, she took part in all-around, vault & floor exercise champion and balance beam. Her 4 gold medals in the Rio tie the Olympic record for a female gymnast in a single Games and her five 2016 Olympic medals, tie for the most by a U.S. gymnast, she is four times U.S. all-around champion (2013-16), three-time world floor champion (2013-15), two-time world balance beam champion (2014, 2015). Simone is also a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014 and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Abdias Dolce who was among more than 40,000 Haitians who emigrated to Brazil following the 2010 earthquake had the privilege to carry the Olympic Torch through the streets of Manaus in Brazil in June, 2016. He received warm cheers from the crowd as he was staging the Olympic Torch Relay
Dolce stated that he was representing over 40,000 immigrants from Haiti who came to Brazil following the earthquake. He was very appreciative of the people of Brazil and Manaus in particular. Abdias Dolce who had managed to lean Portuguese in a relatively short period of time said that his three most favorite passions in Brazil are: Carnival, Football and music.
The Haitian-American soccer player Jozy Altidore, will not be able to play for his native team of Haiti at the Copa America Centenario; however, he has contributed by providing the necessary funding to make sure that people in Haiti have the opportunity to enjoy the games. Altidore and his foundation are donated funds to make sure that every Haiti and USMNT match are broadcasted in Haiti. The St. Luke Foundation will arrange, host and supervise public watch parties for the games, which will feature large projection screens that will be transported to Haiti from Miami.
Haiti will be playing in Group B at the Copa America and its first game at the Copa America will be on June 4 against Peru
Patrice Neveu (born March 29, 1954) is a French football coach and a former midfield player of French football clubs Angoulême CFC and ES La Rochelle. Recently, he has been appointed as the coach for the Haitian national team on December 19, 2015 by virtue of an agreement signed by Dr. Yves Jean Bart, President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF) on a two year term, renewable at the will and satisfaction of both parties. He has replaced the former Haitian coach Marc Collat (from Martinique), whose contract was not renewed. He was fired following a poor start in the last World Cup qualification campaign.
French former footballer midfielder, Patrice Neveu, has been named the new national football coach for the Haitian team for a period of two years. On Saturday, December 19, 2015, Patrice Neveu and Dr. Yves Jean Bart, President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF) signed the contract. He will face his first challenge when the Grenadiers meet the selection of Trinidad & Tobago on January 8, 2016 as part of the "Copa America Centenario" that will be held in the United States.
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Patrice Neveu, nouvo antrenè foutbòl nasyonal an Ayiti
Nouvo akizasyon te pibliye pa depatman Jistis nan Etazini nan yon kolaborasyon ak lapolis Swis. Kèk ofisyèl FIFA tankou Ansyen FIFA egzekitif Jack Warner, Jeffrey Webb, Alfredo Hawit ak Juan Angel Napout yo akize yo pou dwèt longue Siperyè. Moun sa yo akize pou vòlè $ 750,000 dedye pou moun ki te viktim tranbleman tè Ayiti an.
Jack Warner detounen $750,000 ke FIFA ak foutbòl Asosyasyon Koreyen te bay pou viktim yo. Pandan ke yo deja arete Alfredo Hawit ak Juan Angel NapoutSe Aranjman, yo ape travay pou ekstradisyon Jack Warner soti nan Trinidad pou Etazini.
Haitian boxer Andre Berto is set to fight Floyd Mayweather, who during his boxing career, has never lost a fight. Berto has lost one fight out of 30; and six fights prior to the present have been three for six. Mayweather selected Berto for his last title fight instead of contenders like Amir Khan, Keith Thurman, and Shawn Porter. Berto currently holds the World boxing Association's welterweight title.
What would lead Mayweather to pick the weakest fighter for his retirement fight? It would seem he wants to go out on top, retaining his perfect no-loss record. Is he retiring because he fears he is on the verge of losing his boxing edge? Is age also a consideration? What's certain is Mayweather's $200 million CBS / Showtime contract is ending.
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