KAZAN: Jordan Wilimovsky cruised to a 12.1-second victory in the 10-kilometer open water race at the world swimming championships, qualifying for a berth in next year’s Olympics. The 20-year-old swimmer from Malibu, California, powered through the finish chute and hit the touchpad in 1 hour, 49 minutes, 48.2 seconds Monday. Wilimovsky pulled out to a comfortable lead heading into the final circuit on the Kazanka River under ideal conditions. There was little wind and the 70-degree F water was flat on a 73-degree F day. Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands earned silver in 1:50:00.3.
WELLINGTON: Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams has made himself unavailable for New Zealand’s Oceania Olympic basketball qualifying series against Australia next month. Fairfax Media reports on Monday that Adams’ management company said the 22-year-old was unable to play in the matches at Melbourne on August 15 and Wellington on August 18 because of “scheduling conflicts.” The report quoted Wasserman Media as saying that because of those conflicts “and Steven’s focus on being ready for the start of the 2015-2016 regular season” he would be unable to join the New Zealand team for the Oceania qualifiers.
Stosur beats Knapp
BAD GASTEIN: Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur came from a set down to win the Bad Gastein WTA Open on Sunday with a 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 triumph over Italian Karin Knapp. The 31-year-old Australian triumphed over Knapp who was playing her second match of the day after defeating compatriot and No 1 seed Sara Errani 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 7-5 in the semi-finals.