Mo Farah believes patience will be the key as he bids to become the first man in 40 years to defend the 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles. NMD Clearance . The 33-year-old is aiming to repeat the feat of Finlands Lasse Viren, who won both titles at the 1972 Games in Munich and the 1976 Games in Montreal.Farah will be heavily tipped to emerge victorious from both events, given his imperious form since winning in London in 2012. He has won nine out of 12 5,000m races while boasts a 100 per cent win ratio from five 10,000m runs in the aftermath of the day dubbed Super Saturday.Farah was one of the star acts on a day when he, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford won gold medals in track events on the same night.With focus now turning to this years Games in Rio, Farah is almost ready to launch the defence of his titles. Farah crosses the finish line to win 5,000m gold at the London Olympics in 2012 Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Farah said: Its difficult because winning a double was easy but to win another double when most of my opponents have had four years of preparation? It gets harder.Its not going to be as easy as London. Its going to be hard but Im going to have to stay patient, believe in myself and my ability and keep doing what Im doing.Anything can go wrong so I just have to stay patient, stay on my feet and keep doing what Im doing. Ive ticked most boxes so theres just a tiny bit more to go in training in terms of tuning in.There are just a couple of key sessions where Im not going to tell you exactly what they are. Other than that, Im good to go.Farah is one of the most experienced members of Team GB, which is aiming to return from Brazil with between 48 and 79 medals. Farah won 10,000m gold on the same night as Greg Rutherford (right) was victorious in the long jump He admits that even with all his successes of the past, he is anxious about what the future holds.I get nervous of course. I will be nervous on the line, he added. It all just depends on that certain moment - where you are, if youre listening to certain music walking out, warming up. I dont know, you just get through it.Its the Olympics. That is every athletes dream and most people love to compete in the Olympics. Most people will be there to support us. Also See: Schedule/Results Ones to Watch Photos Athletics Video NMD Cheap . Im very excited about the playoffs, particularly in the Western Conference with amazing match-ups, as well as the wonderful local story in the Toronto Raptors. It should be a blast. Here are my predictions, but based upon my lousy prognostications during the NCAA Tournament, you might be better off going the other way on some of mine - particularly with the Raptors, who I hope and pray are able to win an incredibly difficult match-up. NMD Store . Snedekers best result so far this year is a tie for eighth place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March. He sits 113th in FedEx Cup standings and has dropped to 31st in world rankings — not the results expected from a player ranked fourth in the world only two years ago. TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs stood pat Wednesday, deciding that the cost to make a move on trade deadline day was too much. "We would have been hurting ourselves long-term and we werent prepared to do that," Dave Nonis, Torontos senior vice-president and general manager, told reporters. Nonis, who said he made plenty of calls to test the waters, said the asking prices were high and the talent on offer limited. The sense he got was there might be more movement come the summer. "There wasnt a lot available in general," he said. "I think deals that changed the look of your team seemed to happen at the draft." Nonis acknowledged that his team had been up and down, putting the onus on the Leafs to return to their winning ways before the Olympic break. "If we do, we should be fine. And if we dont, then were going to have some difficulties," he said. "But its not a bad team. I think weve got a good core group. Were very young still." Nonis said he did get trade inquiries, pointing to younger players like rookie defenceman Morgan Rielly -- who turns 20 on Sunday. "Morgan Riellys easy to move today. But it doesnt makes sense to us." He said the team could have got some "pretty good high picks" for some of its players facing unrestricted free agency this summer. One of thoose is forward Dave Bolland, who is recovering from a tendon injury. NMD Outlet. There is no time frame on his return, with Nonis saying some movement was still causing him discomfort. "Its going to take however long it takes. Im hopeful and confident that hell be back this year," said Nonis. Bolland had surgery after being checked into the board by Zack Kassian in a 4-0 loss in Vancouver on Nov. 2. Asked about taking on other teams unrestricted free agents via trade, Nonis said either the price was too high or he felt the Leafs already had comparable players. "Why pay a price for nothing? Asked how close the Leafs were to being a Stanley Cup contender, Nonis said the salary cap has changed the NHL landscape so that anyone who gets into the post-season has a chance to win it all. "Are there favourites? No question, Would I put ourselves in as a favourite? No. But I think you saw in the last year we were pretty close to moving on." Toronto, which took Boston to seven games in the first round of last seasons playoffs, was 32-23-8 going into Wednesday nights game in New York against the Rangers. Other Leafs who are eligible to become unrestricted free agents after the season are forwards Nikolai Kulemin, Jay McClement, Mason Raymond and Troy Bodie, and defenceman Paul Ranger. ' ' '
6 déc. 2019