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VANCOUVER -- Years from now Gleb Suvurov can tell his grandchildren about the night he beat Olympic champion Ryan Lochte. Vans Old Skool Grey . The 20-year-old Calgary resident outraced the five-time Olympic goal medallist in the 50-metre backstroke Saturday at the Mel Zajac Jr. International Canada Cup. Suvurov will be the first to say the 50 back isnt one of Lochtes favourites. And the 28-year-old from Daytona Beach, Fla., is using the meet, being held at the University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre, as training for the U.S. World Championship trials. Still, a win is a win. "It felt good," said Suvurov, who will represent Canada at next months World Student Games in Kazan, Russia. "Its not my best time but Im happy. "Lochte really wasnt tapered." Suvurov, who moved to Canada from Russia with his parents six years ago, was timed in 26.39 seconds. Lochte, who won both his races Friday night, was second in 26.52 seconds. The personable Lochte chuckled when asked about Suvurov now having bragging rights. "He better not get used to it, for my sake," he said. "He swam a good race. "The 50 back, I really cant say much about it. As far as Im concerned 50s should not be in swimming. Too short of an event for me. I need a couple of turns." Any frustration Lochte felt over the loss were worked out in the 200-metre individual medley which he won in a meet record time of two minutes 0.15 seconds. Suvurov was third in 2:06.66. "I just wanted to go out there and race tough," said Lochte, the world record holder in the 200 IM. "What me and my coach talked about was the race strategy and my stroke technique, hitting the walls right. "I showed tonight. I am on the right track." It also was a good night for Torontos Brittany MacLean, who has battled injuries all season. MacLean, who swims at Georgia, won the 400 freestyle in 4:13.32. "Its nice to see a good result," said the 19-year-old who finished seventh in the same event at the 2012 London Olympics. "Its a pretty decent time for me right now. "I worked my arms more than normal just because I have a little bit of a weak leg. It felt great all the way through. Im encouraged and excited to get faster for the summer." MacLean began the year with a shoulder problem, then hurt her hamstring while qualifying for the Canadian team that will compete at the World Championships in August. Prior to the nights first swim Olympic medallist Brent Hayden was recognized in a special retirement ceremony. The former 100-metre freestyle world champion, and three-time Olympian, was presented with a plaque that contained his swimming history plus photographs and memorabilia. "It was amazing," said the 29-year-old who retired after winning a bronze medal at last summers London Olympics. "Sometimes I have to remember exactly what it was I accomplished over 10 years. "It almost brought a tear to me eye." Hayden, who was born in Mission, B.C., and attended UBC, remains the Canadian record holder in the 200, 100 and 50-metre freestyle. Tera Van Beilen of Oakville, Ont., won her second race of the weekend, taking the 200-metre breaststroke in 2:29.51. "I think I can only get better from here," said Van Beilen. "This is still within a hard training block. So the fact I am where I am now, despite what happened last week, its positive for me. I can only keep smiling as much as I can right now." Other womens races winners included Vancouvers Noemie Thomas, who took the 100-metre butterfly in 58.78; Calgarys Ingrid Wilm won the 50 backstroke in 29.58; Tianna Rissling of Redcliff, Alta., won the 200 IM in 2:17.30; and American Natalie Hinds was victorious in the 50 freestyle in 25.87. Among the mens winners was Vancouvers Coleman Allen, who won the 100 butterfly in 54.71; Victorias Jeremy Bagshaw the 400 freestyle in 3:53.56; American Bradley deBorde took the 50 free in 23.67; and Andrew Poznikoff, of Drumheller, Alta., the 200 breaststroke in 2:18.44. The womens 4x200-metre relay was won by the University of Calgary team of Rissling, Breanna Hendriks, Lindsay Delmar and Fiona Doyle in 8:26.02. The mens 4x200 relay was won by the Team Alberta squad of Hunter Balch, Marshal Parker, Anthony Lyons and Jonathan Brown, in 7:40.59. Vans Old Skool Pro Sale . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. Vans Old Skool Lite Uk .Y. - General manager Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out centre Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed. http:///...ol-vans-pink-uk.html . The All-Pro lineman got the leg bent under him while trying to make a tackle during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later in Cincinnati confirmed it. Karun Nairs coaches, team-mates and selectors have come to recognise him as a batting talisman who will save the side each time it finds itself in trouble.In March this year, on the last day of the Irani Cup, against Mumbai, Rest of India needed 380 runs. Given the pitch was still good for batting, Mumbai resorted to bowling down leg. Faiz Fazal and Sudip Chatterjee were solid for the Rest in the morning session, but the run rate did not ever go above three. When Chatterjee was dismissed, Nair came on and changed the tempo almost immediately, unleashing the reverse- and paddle sweeps to counter Mumbais negative bowling.By the time he was out, having made 92, RoI were joint favourites: 144 runs adrift with 31 overs remaining. Fiery cameos by Stuart Binny and Sheldon Jackson ensured the efforts of Nair and Fazal, who scored a century, did not go in vain. Mumbai were denied the Irani Cup.Nair, who had also made 94 in the first innings, took the Man-of-the-Match award. Both his batting efforts in the game were match-turning. In the first innings, responding to Mumbais gigantic 603, RoI were reeling at 128 for 5. Nair restored respect, stitching together a 91-run partnership with tailender Jaydev Unadkat for the eighth wicket. RoI finished with 306 and Nair was last man out.That match was Nairs first big game of the new season. After Karnatakas Ranji campaign had fallen apart in the league phase in January, he decided to switch off from cricket for the better part of the next two months.No rust accumulated, he found. I was myself surprised the way I was batting, Nair said in April, while on the road with Delhi Daredevils during the IPL. There was no pressure on me [in the Irani game]. I wasnt thinking about the score. I just wanted to go out there and play as much I can and as long as possible. We lost wickets at regular intervals. I was telling myself I should just stay there and we should get a partnership.It was not the first time Nair had transformed a match with his presence of mind and strokeplay. After a miserable start in his debut Ranji season, in 2013-14, he picked himself up swiftly to score centuries in the quarter-final and semi-final, which played a role in Karnataka winning the title eventually. In the Vijay Hazare final that season, Karnataka were 47 for 5 against Railways in a chase of 158. Nair, batting at No. 7, returned undefeated on 53 with the match and title in the bag.The following year he wiped out a bad start to the season once again with a triple-century in the Ranji final, having come in at 31 for 4 against Tamil Nadu. It remains the highest score in a final in the tournaments history.Going into the match he had just one fifty for the season, but that did no damage to his confidence. That was completely different to the Irani Cup. Tamil Nadu were all out for 134 on the first day and we were 45 for 4 at the end of the first day. So I knew I had four days left to do whatever I wanted, Nair recalls.Once Karnataka were in the lead, he focused on building on that advantage and taking [Tamil Nadu] out of the game. During the course of that innings Nair batted a full day - a first in his career. He would do it again the next day, finishing with his first triple-century.During each day of the match, Nair received a message from Rahul Dravid. Make it a big one, one said. It motivated Nair to keep going. His 328 is the second highest score by a Karnataka batsman. On the way to the record, he went past Gundappa Viswanaths 247. The former India batsman and captain rang Nair. I was surprised, such a legend calling you up and congratulating you for having crossed his record. It was a nice feeling.That innings told Nair he was ready for international cricket. The realisation came to the national selectors too, a few months after the bravura performance in the Ranji final, courtesy a 114 that Nair compiled against South Africa A at the picturesque ground in Wayanad in August. Nair had failed in the first innings. When I went in the next time, it was the last day of the match. The pitch was turning. What I told myself was, I would not allow them to dictate terms. I played positive right from word go. Whenever I felt a particular bowler settled, I put him off guard by stepping out. I just did not block.The next day the selectors announced Nair as a replacement for Murali Vijay in the squad for the third Test in Sri Lanka. Old Skool Vans. . Saba Karim, part of that selection panel, says Nairs CV was becoming too compelling to ignore. We felt that he is extremely compact, very organised in his approach to the game. His work ethics are from the same school as Rahul Dravid. And these are quite impressive characteristics from the selectors perspective. It is always good to see a cricketer evolve.Evolve, Nair has done. His technique is solid; he can play all the shots and they are easy on the eye. The fluency of his strokeplay, his decision-making, and his ability to read length quickly help make him an attractive batsman.At the IPL auction this year, Delhi Daredevils bought Nair for Rs 4 crore (approximately US$600,000), after he had been listed at a base price of Rs 10 lakhs (about $15,000). Other than Delhi, Rising Pune Super Giants, Gujarat Lions, and this years winners, Sunrisers Hyderabad, contested to secure Nairs services. From being paid Rs 75 lakhs at Rajasthan Royals, Nair ended up as the third most expensive buy in the uncapped category. The money was no doubt exciting, but more so was the prospect of being in the company of Dravid, Delhis mentor and coach.Nair says he has blindly followed Dravids advice from his days with Royals. Trust your own ability is one such that Nair holds close. Dravid has said that it is his temperament and qualities like the ability to pick length early that make Nair a good prospect. Robin Uthappa, a senior Karnataka team-mate, says another of Nairs strengths is that he sizes up field placements quickly, which helps him find the gaps once he is settled. He is very shrewd and clever. He is very driven to be successful, Uthappa says. Even in warm-up soccer matches he is competitive and wants to win. He works very hard, very quietly. Very disciplined. He is clear about what he wants to achieve and he is working towards that.Nairs mettle is likely to be tested over the next month and a half. He made his international debut in Zimbabwe earlier this year in the ODI series, and he is now part of the Test squad for the first two Test matches of Englands tour. He is favoured to take the spot of the sixth batsman, which has fallen vacant after Rohit Sharma was ruled out due to a leg injury. KL Rahul and Shikar Dhawan are recovering from injuries as well, which means the selectors will probably retain Nair for the whole series. At some point he is likely to make his debut.Nair is no stranger to adversity, and it has contributed to his focus and steel as a batsman. As a ten-year-old I was facing 20-plus-year-olds, he says. I did not know how to wear a thigh pad, so I did not wear one. Every day I would get hit. That strengthened my mind and resolve. It moulded my inner mental strength. Being a youngster, you are free, and I was playing with freedom.A coach called Shiva was responsible for getting Nair to face men more than twice his age. GK Anil Kumar, who has coached junior teams in Karanataka and has been a batting coach for Karnataka A, credits Shiva with playing an important role in Nairs career. Shiva might not have been big on technique, but he instilled the mental steel in Karun even as a nine-year-old.Anil Kumar, who has coached Nair since he was 13, says his biggest strength is the hunger for runs, a characteristic he has seen from the days of age-group cricket. Nair has made a habit of standing up and delivering in difficult circumstances. On vicious turners he has bailed the teams out many times, Anil Kumar says. His specialty is, if it is a fourth-day pitch which favours bowlers, he approaches the challenge with an aggressive mindset. If it is a spinning pitch, he will sweep on length, rotate strike.It is about adapting to the situation and that is where Karun has done well.Does Nair have any insights into why he seems to find himself in his element in these difficult situations where he is the last man standing and largely manages to come home safe? I just see it as an opportunity for myself to use that situation to my advantage, he says. Because the bowlers are attacking at that point and if I am calm and I stay positive, I can get runs and try and make a difference to the team. I can try and pull the team out of a difficult situation. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '