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Dipa Karmakars coach Bishweshwar Nandi believes that Sundays apparatus finals at the Rio Olympics is anyones game, given that the eight competitors start with a fresh slate. Discount Air Max 720 NZ .?Dipa had finished eighth in the qualifiers after scoring 14.850 points from her first two vaults, but Nandi is hopeful that Dipas past experience in Rio, including a gold medal at a test event in April, will give her an edge over the others.?We hope it [the Rio test gold event] will have an effect on her tomorrow, Nandi told ESPN. Of the eight in the final, the first two-three contenders are just exceptional and I cant claim that Dipa is better than them; these girls are very good.But the final competition of eight is a fresh slate. In the world championship, Simone Biles, who had been No.1 in the team and all-round event, finished the vault at No.3. The person who the stars favour on that particular day will take home a medal. My hope is that Dipa will do well.As a coach, I cannot say for sure she will take home a medal, but anything can happen. As a coach, what I can say is that each of the eight vault finalists are potential medalists. To be at an Olympic final is a very big achievement by itself.Dipas composed confidence and execution of the Produnova, the vault with the highest D-(for difficulty)-value in the womens vault, has become her signature move.At the qualifiers,?Dipa scored 15.100 in the Produnova (7 for difficulty + 8.1 for Execution) and 14.6 in the Zamolodchikova (6 for difficulty + 8.6 for execution). In fact, during qualification, she was the only gymnast to successfully attempt the Produnova.?Nandi revealed that Dipa would be attempting two vaults in the final - the Produnova, and the Tsukahara 720, which consists of a half turn off the springboard onto the vault table, then a push backwards.?We did a very serious practice. I told her that now that you are in the final, this is more serious and you have to try and sort out the errors you made in qualification, that is the aim of this practice, Nandi said.Try and get to do your routines better and we can get a better result. We have good feelings about it. We hope to do well in the final. We will try and do much better than what we have done in the previous round as well and hope that we will have a good result.I need to have her to do the Produnova a couple of times more. Before we came to the Olympics, we were able to practice the vault a lot at the great facilities given to us by SAI. And now no matter what people say, she is comfortable executing the Produnova vault. She is not afraid while doing it and she is able to execute it comfortably.The question on everyones mind is, does repeatedly practicing the Produnova take a physical toll on the body and knees??Its not like we talk to her about the load on her knees while doing the vault, Nandi explained.?Also, its not that it takes a lot away from her knees while performing this in practice in the run up to a competition. The stress is on the ankle and the back but she has practiced this so many times. Fortunately she is is far away from the impact of the vault being felt on either of those parts of the body at the moment.Nandi said that he was overall pleased with Dipas preparations for Rio, especially when pitted against the likes of Biles, who has been doing this for many years.?Gymnasts like Simone come from sports-developed countries which have very different training schedules from ours. They have four-yearly plans for the Olympics.Dipas schedule has been completely different, as she qualified in the Test event in April. In May we started the SAI camp, and we have done three months of good practice at IG stadium in Delhi for this Olympics. Air Max 720 NZ Online .C. -- Chris Thorburn thinks one of the reasons the Winnipeg Jets have been successful under new coach Paul Maurice is that theyre playing together as a team. Air Max 720 NZ Outlet . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers were unbeatable in May with Derek Holland on the mound. While Yu Darvish is still the Texas ace, Holland struck out eight and allowed only one earned run over seven innings to wrap up his undefeated month in a 7-2 victory over the weary Kansas City Royals on Friday night. "Hes certainly pitching well. He was outstanding again," manager Ron Washington said. "Once again, he stayed out of the fat part of the plate, and off the fat part of the bat for the most part. If Yu Darvish wasnt on the staff we have right now, I guess youd say Derek would probably be the ace." Holland (5-2) went 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA in six May starts, matching a career best for wins in any month. The Rangers, who have the best record in the American League, won all six of those games started by the left-hander. After Holland gave up a run in the top of the third against the Royals, Nelson Cruz hit a long tiebreaking three-run homer in the bottom of the inning to put Texas ahead to stay. "The offence is going to do their part as long as I do mine," Holland said. "My job is to limit the damage. I thought I did a nice job of that. And our guys came back and did what theyre capable of doing, get some runs." The Royals, after playing until 3:14 a.m. Friday for a victory at St. Louis, led 1-0 after Adam Moore led off the third with a double and scored on a single by Alcides Escobar. They still had two runners on before a comebacker and an inning-ending grounder. "Thats part of the reason weve been struggling a little bit. You get second and third with one out and we take the lead, have an opportunity to tack some more on, and we just couldnt," Kansas City manager Ned Yost said. "Theyre giving us a run, theyre playing the infield back and we couldnt take advantage of it, we hit the ball to the pitcher and we cant get a two-out hit. ... Thats the way things have been going." The Royals finished 8-20 in May, losing nine of their last 10 games. Cruz pulled a ball an estimated 419 feet, his 13th homer hitting a scoreboard high above the first section of seats in left field, to make it 4-1 against Wade Davis (3-5). "Its just a weird day, it was a weird day," Davis said. "I was a little sluggish, but I made good pitches, I just made one bad one. &quoot; Adrian Beltre led off the Rangers seventh off the Royals second reliever with his 11th homer, his fourth hit of the game. Cheap Nike Shoes NZ. It was his fourth four-hit game this season -- all in May, the first Texas player with four such games in a month. He had 44 hits in May and is hitting .306, over .300 for the first time this season. Beltres eight-game hitting streak includes multiple hits in five of his past seven games. He had an RBI single right before the Cruz homer. "When you see Adrian recognize a breaking ball and go down to his knee and it leaves the ballpark, you know hes swinging the bat well," Washington said. The Rangers (34-20) have played exactly one-third of their regular season, and matched their most wins at this point. Kansas City had an eight-game losing streak before the win over the Cardinals. That game started an hour late because of rain, and then had another 4 1/2-hour delay after the Royals took the lead with three runs in the top of the ninth in George Bretts first game as their hitting coach. The Royals got to their Texas hotel about 7 a.m. Friday -- right fielder Jeff Francoeur said the sun was coming up and people were already having breakfast as team members headed to their rooms. Davis had a season-high eight strikeouts with no walks in what was otherwise another tough start against Texas, giving up six runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings. The right-hander is 0-3 with a 17.18 ERA in three starts against the Rangers. He twice started for Tampa Bay against them, giving up seven runs in 2 2-3 innings and then eight runs in 3 1-3 innings. The last batter Davis faced was A.J. Pierzynski, who hit a ball that ricocheted off the padding on the top of the 8-foot wall in straightaway centre. Pierzynski rounded first base with his right hand extended above his head signalling home run. Washington went out to question the play with the umpires, who did go look at the replay that showed clearly that the ball stayed in the park. After reliever Bruce Chen walked Jurickson Profar to load the bases, No. 9 hitter Leonys Martin hit a two-run double. Notes: Rangers RHP Alexi Ogando pitched six innings, allowing two unearned runs, in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco. He went on the 15-day disabled list May 16 with right biceps tendinitis. He could rejoin the Rangers next week. ' ' '