December 2006 in sports

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Sporting seasons[edit]

31 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

30 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

29 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

28 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

  • 2006–07 Ashes series, Fourth Test, day 3:  Australia vs.  England, in Melbourne.
    • England second innings: 161 all out (65.5 overs). Australia win the match by an innings and 99 runs, stretching their lead in the five-match series to 4–0. Shane Warne, in his final Test at the MCG, is named Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 5–39 and 2–46, and his 40 not out with the bat in the first innings. His final dismissal, of Steve Harmison, puts him on 999 total Test and ODI wickets, trailing only Muttiah Muralitharan. (BBC)

27 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

26 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

25 December 2006 (Monday)[edit]

24 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

23 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

22 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

21 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

20 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

19 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

18 December 2006 (Monday)[edit]

17 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

  • NBA: In the second highest scoring game this season, Gilbert Arenas sets a franchise record of 60 points as the Washington Wizards defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime, 147–141. The previous record was set by Earl Monroe, when the team was known as the Baltimore Bullets on 13 February 1968 with 56 points against the Lakers, in overtime. Kobe Bryant scored 48 points for the Lakers in the loss to Washington.

16 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Cycling: Theo Bos sets a new world record at the 200 metres sprint distance in track cycling. His time of 9.722 seconds was 0.120 faster than Canadian Curt Harnett cycled in 1995. Harnett's record was set in Bogotá, Colombia at a high-altitude track, while Bos' record was set on a low-altitude track in Moscow during a 2007 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics meeting.

15 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

14 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

  • Alpine skiing: Only one day after Andreas Schifferer announced his retirement from international skiing competitions his fellow countryman Werner Franz does the same. Franz who faced many longterm injuries won one European Cup and two World Cup meetings during his career.
  • Snooker: 2006 UK Snooker Championship:
    • Ronnie O'Sullivan surprises opponent Stephen Hendry, the audience, referees and many others watching the live broadcasting of his match as he concedes the match at a 4–1 score. Henry was awarded the remaining frames and won the match by 9–1. Only several hours later O'Sullivan gave the reason for his decision. He said "Today I got so annoyed with myself that I lost my patience and walked away from a game that, with hindsight, I should have continued."

13 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

12 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

11 December 2006 (Monday)[edit]

  • NBA: Commissioner David Stern announces that the league's widely criticized new microfiber composite ball will be replaced by the league's old leather ball, effective 1 January 2007. (ESPN)

10 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Billiards: 2006 Mosconi Cup:
    • Team America wins six out of nine matches over the last two session versus Team Europe to overcome their trailing score of 9–6 to a 12–12 final standings. This draw means Team America, who were the 2005 Mosconi Cup winners will keep the cup for another year.

9 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

8 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

7 December 2006 (Thursday)[edit]

  • NBA: In a game that tied for the fourth-highest highest combined scoring game in league history, the Phoenix Suns defeated the New Jersey Nets in double overtime, 161–157. Steve Nash led all scorers with 42 points for the Suns, while the Nets' Jason Kidd had his 89th triple double (38 points, 14 assists and 14 rebounds) in a losing effort, tying him with Wilt Chamberlain for third place on the all-time list.
  • Asian Games:
    • Tragedy struck the Asian Games when South Korean equestrian athlete Kim Hyung-chil died after falling off his horse during the cross country competition which took place in the rain. The accident occurred at jump number eight during the cross-country stage of the three-day eventing competition. After the horse rolled over him, he was taken to the hospital, with his death later confirmed by the organizing committee. Kim won a silver medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan on the same horse.
  • Football (soccer):
    • The UEFA gives Feyenoord Rotterdam a fine of €125.000, because of the crowd trouble that occurred during their match versus AS Nancy on 30 November. Feyenoord also has to pay to repair the Stade Marcel Picot and will play two home matches without any supporters if something similar happens within the next three years.

6 December 2006 (Wednesday)[edit]

5 December 2006 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men's Team Final: 1st China China 3–2 2nd South Korea South Korea
      • Women's Team Final: 1st China China 3–0 2nd Japan Japan
    • Cue Sports
      • Men's Snooker (Team): India India, China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong, and Malaysia Malaysia advance to the medal round.
      • Men's English Billiards (singles): 1st Pankaj Arjan Advani India; 2nd Ashok Harishankar Shandil Ya India; 3rd Peter Gilchrist Singapore
      • Men's Snooker (Doubles): 1st Ding Junhui and Tian Pengfei China; 2nd Marco Fu Ka Chun and Chan Wai Ki Hong Kong; 3rd Phaithoon Phonbun and Atthasit Mahitthi Thailand
    • Cycling
      • Men's Road Time Trial: 1st Song Baoqing China; 2nd Evgeny Vakker Kyrgyzstan; 3rd Andrey Mizurov Kazakhstan
      • Women's Road Time Trial: Li Meifang China; 2nd Zulfiya Zabirova Kazakhstan; 3rd Lee Min Hye South Korea
    • Equestrian
      • Dressage (Indiv.): 1st Choi Jun Sang on Dancing Boy II South Korea; 2nd Yukiko Noge on Lanchester Kouko Japan; 3rd Mohd Qabil Mahamad Fathil on Charming 8 Malaysia
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
      • Men's Floor: 1st Zou Kai China; 2nd Liang Fuliang China; 3rd Kim Soo Myun South Korea
      • Men's Pommel Horse: 1st Hiroyuki Tomita Japan, Kim Soo Myun South Korea, Jo Jong Chol North Korea
      • Men's Rings: 1st Chen Yibing China, Yang Wei China; 3rd Timur Kurbanbayev Kazakhstan
      • Women's Vault: 1st Cheng Fei China; 2nd Hong Su Jong North Korea; 3rd Hong Un Jong North Korea
      • Women's Uneven Bars: 1st Hong Su Jong North Korea; 2nd He Ning China; 3rd Cha Yong Hwa North Korea
    • Handball
    • Judo
      • Men's 60 kg.: 1st Tatsuaki Egusa Japan; 2nd Cho Nam Suk South Korea; 3rd Masoud Haji Akhondzadeh Iran, Salamat Utarbayev Kazakhstan
      • Men's Open: 1st Kim Sung Bum South Korea; 2nd Seyed Mahmoudreza Miran Fashandi Iran; 3rd Yohei Takai Japan, Askhat Zhitkeyev Kazakhstan
      • Women's 48 kg: 1st Gao Feng China; 2nd Kim Young Ran South Korea; 3rd Misato Nakamura Japan, Kelbet Nurgazina Kazakhstan
      • Women's Open: 1st Liu Huanyuan China; 2nd Tserenkhand Dorjgotov Mongolia; 3rd Mai Tateyama Japan, Gulzhan Issanova Kazakhstan
    • Kabaddi
      • India India and Pakistan Pakistan advance to the gold medal game while Iran Iran and Bangladesh Bangladesh advance to the bronze medal game.
    • Sepaktakraw
  • Chess:
    • Deep Fritz wins the confrontation with World Champion Vladimir Kramnik 4–2 in Bonn, Germany. Kramnik tried to tie the result 3–3 in the last game, but the computer won it within 47 moves.

4 December 2006 (Monday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men's Team – Semifinals (Losers are joint bronze)
      • Women's Team – Semifinals (Losers are joint bronze)
    • Bowling
      • Men's Doubles (six games): 1st Bader Al Alshaikh & Hassan Al Alshaikh Saudi Arabia; 2nd Abdulla Al Qatan & Saed Al Hajri Qatar and Jamal Ali Mohammad and Nayef Eqab Al Abadla United Arab Emirates
    • Chess
      • Men's Rapid Swiss: 1st Murtas Kazhgaleyev Kazakhstan; 2nd Dao Thien Hai Vietnam; 3rd Bu Xiangzhi  China
      • Women's Rapid Swiss: 1st Humpy Koneru India; 2nd Zhao Xue China; 3rd Zhu Chen Qatar
    • Cue Sports
      • Men's Snooker (Doubles) – Semifinal Matches
        • Atthasit Mahitthi & Phaithoon Phonbun Thailand 2–3 Ding Junhui & Tian Pengfei China
        • Lai Chee Wei & Moh Keen Hoo Malaysia 0–3 Chan Wai Ki & Marco Fu Ka Chun Hong Kong
    • Cycling
      • Women's Road Race: 1st Mayuko Hagiwara Japan; 2nd Zhao Na China; 3rd Han Song Hee South Korea
    • Gymnastics
      • Men's All Around: 1st Yang Wei China; 2nd Hisashi Mizutori Japan; 3rd Hiroyuki Tomita Japan
      • Women's All Around: 1st He Ning China; 2nd Zhou Zhuoru China, 3rd Hong Su Jong North Korea
    • Judo
      • Men's 66 kg.: 1st Tsagaanbaatar Haskhbaatar Mongolia; 2nd Arash Miresmaili Iran; 3rd Hiroyuki Akimoto Japan, Kim Kwang Sub South Korea
      • Men's 73 kg.: 1st Lee Won Hee South Korea, 2nd Masahiro Takamatsu Japan; 3rd Rasul Boqiev Uzbekistan, Shokir Muminov Tajikistan
      • Women's 52 kg.: 1st An Kum Ae North Korea; 2nd Bundmaa Munkhbaatar Mongolia, 3rd Li Ying China, Yuki Yokosawa Japan
      • Women's 57 kg.: 1st Xu Yan China; 2nd Aiko Sato Japan; 3rd Kang Sin Young South Korea, Hong Ok Song North Korea
    • Sepaktakraw
      • Women's Team: China China and South Korea South Korea advance to the medal round.
    • Shooting
      • Men's 50m Rifle Prone (Indiv.): 1st Liu Gang China; 2nd Igor Pirekeev Turkmenistan; 3rd Sergey Belyayev Kazakhstan
      • Men's 50m Rifle Prone (Team): 1st Kazakhstan Kazakhstan; 2nd South KoreaSouth Korea; 3rd China China
      • Women's 10m Running Target (Indiv.): 1st Xu Xuan China; 2nd Natalya Gurova Kazakhstan; 3rd Dang Hong Ha Vietnam
      • Women's 10m Running Target (Team): 1st Kazakhstan Kazakhstan; 2nd Vietnam Vietnam; 3rd Qatar Qatar
      • Women's 50m Rifle Prone (Indiv.): 1st Olga Dovgun Kazakhstan; 2nd Thanyalak Chotpaibunsin Thailand; 3rd Wang Chengyi China
      • Women's 50m Rifle Prone (Team): 1st Thailand Thailand; 2nd China China; 3rd Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
    • Soft Tennis
      • Mixed Doubles: 1st We Hyu Hwan & Kim Ji Eun South Korea; 2nd You Young Dong & Kim Kyung Ryun South Korea; 3rd Tsuneo Takagawa & Harumi Gyokusen Japan
    • Swimming
      • Men's 50m Freestyle: 1st Rafd Zyad Almasri Syria; 2nd Makoto Ito Japan; 3rd Cai Li China
      • Men's 100m Breaststroke: 1st Kosuke Kitajima Japan; 2nd Makoto Yamashita Japan; 3rd Vladislav Polyakov Kazakhstan
      • Men's 200m Backstroke: 1st Ryosuke Irie Japan; 2nd Ouyang Kunpeng China; 3rd Takashi Nakano
      • Men's 800m Freestyle Relay: 1st Japan Japan; 2nd China China; 3rd South Korea South Korea
      • Women's 50m Backstroke: 1st Zhao Jing China; 2nd Gao Chang China; 3rd Reiko Nakamura Japan
      • Women's 200m Butterfly: 1st Yurie Yano Japan; 2nd Choi Hye-Ra South Korea; 3rd Yuko Nakanishi Japan
      • Women's 400m Freestyle: 1st Yang Jieqiao China, 2nd Zhu Wenrui China; 3rd Lee Ji-Eun South Korea

3 December 2006 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men's (Team): Indonesia Indonesia qualifies for the medal round.
      • Women's (Team): South Korea South Korea qualifies for the medal round.
    • Bowling
    • Men's (six-game): 1st Ryan Leonard Lalisang Indonesia; 2nd Mahmood Ahmed Al Attar United Arab Emirates; 3rd Cheng Chao Sheng Chinese Taipei
    • Women's (six-game): 1st Esther Cheah Malaysia; 2nd Putty Armein Indonesia; 3rd Angkana Netrviseth Thailand
    • Cycling
      • Road Race (Men): 1st Wong Kam Po Hong Kong; 2nd Mehdi Sohrabi Iran; 3rd Park Sung Baek South Korea
    • Gymnastics
      • Women's (Team): 1st China China; 2nd DPR Korea North Korea; 3rd Japan Japan
    • Judo
      • Men's (81 kg): 1st Nyamkhuu Damdinsuren Mongolia; 2nd Almas Atayev Kazakhstan; 3rd Takashi Ono Japan, Guo Lei China
      • Men's (90 kg): 1st Hwang Hee Tae South Korea; 2nd Maxim Rakov Kazakhstan; 3rd Hiroshi Izumi Japan, Ramziddin Sayidov Uzbekistan
      • Women's (63 kg): 1st Xu Yuhua China; 2nd Kong Ja Young South Korea; 3rd Won Ok Im North Korea, Ayumi Tanimoto Japan
      • Women's (70 kg): 1st Masae Ueno Japan; 2nd Bae Eun Hye South Korea; 3rd Liu Shu Yun Chinese Taipei, Qin Dongya China
    • Sepaktakraw
    • Shooting
      • Men's 10m Air Pistol: 1st Tan Zongliang China; 2nd Kim Jong Su North Korea; 3rd Jin Jong Oh South Korea
      • Men's Trap: 1st Naser Meqlad Kuwait; 2nd Manavjit Singh Sandhu Kuwait, 3rd Khaled Almudhaf Kuwait
      • Women's 10m Air Pistol: 1st Tao Luna China; 2nd Guo Wenjun China; 3rd Kim Byung Hee South Korea
    • Soft Tennis

2 December 2006 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Asian Games
    • Badminton
      • Men (Team) – Malaysia and China qualify for the medal round.
      • Women (Team) – Japan qualifies for the medal round.
    • Baseball
      • South Korea 7–10 Japan – Sets up game on 7 December between Japan and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) which will almost certainly be for gold.
    • Gymnastics
    • Judo
      • Men's (100 kg): 1st Jang Sung Ho South Korea; 2nd Satoshi Ishii Japan; 3rd Utkir Kurbanov Uzbekistan, Askhat Zhitkeyev Kazakhstan
      • Men's (100 kg+): 1st Yasuyuki Muneta Japan; 2nd Mohammad Reza Rodaki Iran; 3rd Yeldos Ikhsangaliyev Kazakhstan, Abdullo Tangriev Uzbekistan
      • Women's (78 kg): 1st Sae Nakazawa Japan; 2nd Lee So Yoon South Korea; 3rd Lkhamdegd Purevjargal Mongolia, Yang Xiuli China
      • Women's (78+kg): 1st Tong Wen China; 2nd Tserenkhand Dorjgotov Mongolia; 3rd Midori Shintani Japan, Kim Na Young South Korea
    • Shooting
      • Men's 10m Air Rifle: 1st Liu Tianyou China; 2nd Zhu Qinan China; 3rd Yu Jaechul South Korea
      • Women's 10m Air Rifle: 1st Du Li China; 2nd Zhao Yinghui China; 3rd Wu Liuxi China
      • Women's Trap: 1st Chen Li China; 2nd Zhu Mei China; 3rd Lin Yin Chun Chinese Taipei
    • Swimming
      • Men's 200m Butterfly: 1st Wu Peng China; 2nd Takeshi Matsuda Japan Ryuichi Shibata Japan
      • Men's 400m Ind. Medley: 1st Hidemasa Sano Japan; 2nd Shinya Taneguchi Japan; 3rd Han Kyul Chul South Korea
      • Women's 50m Breaststroke: 1st Ji Liping China; 2nd Asami Kitagawa Japan; 3rd Wang Qun China
      • Women's 100m Butterfly:1st Zhou Yafei China; 2nd Xu Yanwei China; 3rd Tao Li Singapore
      • Women's 200m Freestyle:1st Pang Jiaying China; 2nd Yang Yu China; 3rd Maki Mita Japan
      • Women's 400m Medley Relay: 1st China China; 2nd Japan Japan; 3rd South Korea South Korea
    • Soft Tennis
    • Table Tennis
    • Weightlifting
      • Men (56 kg) 1st Li Zheng China; 2nd Hoang Anh Tuan Vietnam; 3rd Lee Jong Hoon South Korea
      • Women (48 kg) 1st Wang Mingjuan China; 2nd Pensiri Laosirikul Thailand; 3rd Thongyim Bunphithak Thailand
      • Women (53 kg) 1st Li Ping China; 2nd Junpim Kuntatean Thailand; 3rd Yu Wei Li Hong Kong
  • Athletics:
    • Nathan Deakes sets a new World Record on the 50 km road walking in Geelong. He was 16 seconds faster than Robert Korzeniowski's record, resulting in a 3:35.47 finish time. At 40 km Deakes was two and a half minutes faster than Korzeniowski, but lost most of it in the final kilometres.

1 December 2006 (Friday)[edit]

  • Squash:
    • The two-year suspension of Karen Kronemeyer (nl) who was tested positive on using benzylpiperazine is reduced to one year. While appealing the suspension she convinced the jury that she did not use the doping substance on purpose. The jury however still believes Kronemeyer should have paid more attention and reduced the suspension with 50%. Kronemeyer's suspension started in February 2006 and will be able to compete again in February 2007.


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