These are the most important sports news of the week so that you start the weekend well informed .
These were the most relevant sports news of this week. / Photo: Keith Allison, IG-thenotoriousmma
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Leer en español: Un año de la muerte de Kobe, McGregor lesionado y otras noticias
One year after the death of Kobe Bryant
That's right, a year has passed since the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers basketball legend. Bryant died on January 26 of last year in a helicopter accident along with his daughter Gianna. The basketball world remembered him as one of the best, with several players paying tributes to him during games throughout the week and recalling his influence on them.
For example, Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry spoke of Bryant's famous competitiveness: “ One of my first preseason games at the Forum, my rookie year, we played against him and they made me mark him personally, I'm scrawny, a 170 pound rookie, and the look he gave me was so damn disrespectful - it was crazy. "
"But it's definitely inspiring in terms of his legacy," he concluded.
New world record for shot put
This week we were surprised by a new record in this athletic category. Ryan Courser of the United States broke it, throwing the bullet at a distance of 22.82 meters. Courser, 28, broke a record that had been in place for 32 years.
ALARMA DE RÉCORD MUNDIAL— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) January 24, 2021
Ryan Crouser acaba de lograr la mejor marca en lanzamiento de bala (indoor)
Rompió lo logrado por Randy Barnes (22,66 en 1989)
American Track League (Fayetteville) pic.twitter.com/SM0Gh0ce6w
The vast majority of Japanese oppose the Olympics
In surveys conducted by the Kyodo news agency and the Tokyo Broadcasting System, it was revealed that 80% of the Japanese want the Olympics to be canceled or postponed. This is due, of course, to fear of the coronavirus that is recently having a resurgence in the country. Minister Yoshihide Suga, however, said he "is confident" that the games would take place as expected.
Connor McGregor will be out of the Octagon for 6 months
After his devastating loss aginst Dustin Poirier, it seems that McGregor has more than just a bruised ego. The Irishman suffered a severe injury in his right leg that will keep him away from the UFC for a while. McGregor came out of that fight with his leg completely "dead" and had to use crutches to get out of the ring. Will the 32-year-old retire with a loss?
Conor McGregor con muletas después de la pelea.— ESPN Deportes (@ESPNDeportes) January 24, 2021
En conferencia de prensa dice que la patada de Poirier en la pantorrilla "mató completamente su pierna" y que nunca antes había experimentado eso. #UFC257 pic.twitter.com/AfL8PI9ZTQ