Elevaete launch limited edition workout outfit on Emirati Women's Day

Sport360 staff 28/08/2017

Elevaete have launched a new limited edition workout outfit on Monday in celebration of Emirati Women's Day.

The design celebrates the love of sport using traditional calligraphy to highlight local culture and is a product of collaboration with Emirati artist Amna Al Banna.

Amna is a 19-year-old student of graphic design at Zayed University and artist at Triple A Gallery. She works in a variety of styles and mediums but has a love for calligraphy.

Using the six words identified to represent UAE culture as well as sport culture, she created unique artwork to be used on the top and legging set.

PRODUCTS: STRENGTH / QUWA TEE + PASSION / SHAGAF LEGGING

These two pieces are a limited edition run set sold either together or separately named after two of the

identified words.

Using a dark, monotone palette with the artwork screenprinted on in gold, each piece is

handprinted with care and designed to suit the chic aesthetic of the modern woman in the UAE while paying

homage to the rich culture at the root of it all.

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Australia and Iran punch tickets to Asia Cup final to set up battle of top teams

Jay Asser 20/08/2017
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Matt finish: Matthew Hodgson scored a team-high 15 points. Picture: FIBA.

Australia have been a relentless force in their first Asia Cup and now stand just one win away from validating their powerhouse status with a gold medal.

As they’ve done throughout the tournament, the Boomers asserted their might to breeze past New Zealand 106-79 in the semi-finals in Beirut.

With Iran edging South Korea 87-81 in the second semi-final, Australia will meet the Middle East nation in Sunday’s final.

New Zealand were one of the few teams in the field capable of reasonably matching up with Australia’s size, but even the Tall Blacks soon realised they had their work cut out when they fell behind 31-10 at the end of the first quarter.

From there, the Boomers cruised to victory behind another team effort as six players scored in double figures, led by Matthew Hodgson’s 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.

A balanced attack has been Australia’s approach all along in the competition, with the Down Under side ranking first with 95.2 points per game despite not having any player ranked in top 19 for scoring average.

“I thought we did a good job of staying in our game plan and not getting distracted by them making a few shots,” Australia coach Andrej Lemanis said.

“Over the course, our belief is that we have enough depth of talent that over the course of 48 minutes we can wear teams out. I think that showed tonight.”

Iran, meanwhile, had to stave off a furious push by South Korea after their 19-point first-quarter lead disappeared at the 3:46 mark of the third period.

With the teams going back and forth down the stretch, Iran’s imposing centre Hamed Haddadi stepped up when it mattered most.

Haddadi, after missing his first eight field goals in the contest, drained his only two makes of the in the final minutes to give Iran breathing room.

Arsalan Kazemi then drilled a dagger on a midrange jumper to put Iran ahead by five with 27 seconds left – a lead they wouldn’t relinquish this time.

Iran, who last won the Asia Cup in 2013, will vie for their fourth gold in a battle of what have been the two best teams in the tournament.

Australia have arguably been at another level, but the Boomers’ Mitch Creek said: “It’s a great feeling but we have work to do still and I know we’re all very focused on trying to get that gold.”

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Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini and nine other sports stars who own university degrees

David Cooper 17/08/2017
The Shaq - a star on and off the court.

Thousands of students are receiving their A-level results up and down the UK on Thursday.

To mark the momentous day in the lives and careers for many young people, we've put a sporting spin on things.

Here, we look at 10 famous sports stars, from across various sports, who have studied at either college or university and gained a degree.

These 10 are clearly all-rounders when it comes to mixing education and sport. An ex-England cricketer kicks us off...

ANDREW STRAUSS

The former England cricket captain studied at Hatfield College before attaining a 2:1 degree in economics from Durham University.

CHRISTINE OHURUOGU

Three years before winning a 400m gold medal for Great Britain at the Beijing Olympics, the 33-year-old graduated in linguistics in 2005 from the University College London.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

The American basketball legend was a student at Louisiana State University before pursuing his NBA career - and despite a few years away from the books - he returned in 2000 to complete his BA in general studies (after promising his mum he would.)

CHRIS HOY

The Scottish cyclist is one of the most celebrated athletes of all time having won six Olympic and 11 world championship gold medals. Away from the track, he studied a maths and physics degrees at the University of St Andrews.

VENUS WILLIAMS

The tennis legend and seven-time Grand Slam champion earned a BSc in Business Administration from Indiana University East in 2015.

GIORGIO CHIELLINI

Juventus star Giorgio Chiellini picked up his Masters degree in business administration from the University of Turin in April 2017.

SOCRATES

The legendary Brazil captain earned the nickname ‘Doctor Socrates’ given he is a qualified doctor and also owns a PHD degree in philosophy. Clever clogs.

MICHELLE KWAN

The most decorated American figure skater graduated from the University of Denver in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science. Kwan also attained a masters qualification in international relations from Tufts University in 2011.

KATHERINE GRAINGER

The Olympic rowing star has a law degree from Edinburgh University and also studied medical law and medical ethics at Glasgow University.

DEMIAN MAIA

The UFC welterweight star is combining his time in the cage with journalism studies at university.

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