Ten things to know from what happened in the world of sport. May 25-31, 2021. Jason Dupasquier, Champions League, Giro, Indy 500...

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  1. Moto Tragedy. Jason Dupasquier (SUI), aged 19, passed away after an accident during the Moto3 qualifying session in Mugello. He fell and was hit by two bikes immediately after. Dupasquier had finished 7th in the Spanish Moto3 race. The weekend went on and Fabio Quartararo (FRA) won his third MotoGP race in the season and an emotional Dennis Foggia (ITA) won the Moto3 race.
  2. Chelsea win the Champions League. Thomas Tuchel (DEU) became the first Coach to be fired (Paris Saint-Germain, 3rd in Ligue 1 at the time) and also win the UEFA Champions League in the same season. Chelsea -who recently lost the FA Cup Final- won the Champions League after beating Premier League Champions Manchester City, with a goal by Kai Havertz (DEU).
  3. Giro D’Italia. Egan Bernal (COL) has already won the Tour de France and Giro D’Italia, at 24. He is the fourth rider to win both before age 25. Damiano Caruso (ITA) attempted to pull off a winning move by winning the final mountain stage but Bernal and teammates did not allow him to take enough time credit to redeem on Sunday’s Time Trial, which was won, unsurprisingly, by TT World Champion Filippo Ganna (ITA).
  4. Peder Fredricson wins three. Peder Fredricson (SWE) had a great weekend in Ramatuelle / Saint-Tropez (FRA), by winning the Global Champions League, Longines Global Champions Tour and the CSI5* Prix PremiuMares 1.50m. He is a two-time Olympic medalist, but he has not taken the gold yet…
  5. Magnus finally edges So. Magnus Carlsen (NOR) finally beat his main rival in this year’s Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, Wesley So (USA). It took an Armagedon game for him to win after two days of four-game rapid matches ended 2-2. So had already beat him in Skilling Open and the Opera Euro Rapid finals. 
  6. Egyptians win at home. Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini, both Egyptians, won the PSA World Tour Platinum El Gouna International Squash Open, in Egypt. El Sherbini beat fellow Egyptian Nouran Gohar while ElShorbagy beat Paul Coll (NZL).
  7. Hélio knows how to win the Indy 500. Hélio Castro-Neves is not racing full time in the 2021 IndyCar season but he still won the Indy 500 for a joint-record fourth time -tied with AJ Foyt (USA), Al Unser (USA) and Rick Mears (USA)-, now as a Michael Shank Racing driver.
  8. Freddy Krueger jumps to win. Krueger (USA) won his 14th Masters Water Ski tournament in the Jump Division. He is now tied for first of all-time in terms of wins in the most prestigious water ski tournament in the world.
  9. Rea again. Just as last week: Jonathan Rea (NIR) keeps on extending his records at the World Superbike Championship. Again he won two of the three races last weekend, this time in Estoril (POR), where the six-time World Champion had not won before. His wins 102 and 103 extend his all-time win record. He finished third in the first race of the weekend. Scott Redding (ENG) won the race that Rea did not win, again.
  10. Nonito is Champion again. Nonito Donaire (FIL), 38, became the oldest Bantamweight World Champion after knocking out WBC Champion Nordine Oubaali (FRA) in 4 rounds. This was his first win since losing the WBA title to Naoya Inoue (JPN) in 2019. In another World Title fight, Devin Haney (USA) defended his WBC Lightweight Title via Decision after defeating Jorge Linares (VEN). Another Venezuelan, Carlos Canizales, surprisingly lost his WBA Light Flyweight TItle after being knocked out by Esteban Bermúdez (MEX) in 6.