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A good week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Zulfiya Chinshanlo

Denied a chance to represent the nation of her birth, the 19-year-old Hunan-born weightlifter instead won a gold medal for Kazakhstan at the London Olympics. Chinshanlo, who was born Zhao Changling, beat her Chinese rival in the 53kg clean-and-jerk category, inflaming patriotic sentiments online. 'I couldn't even get a chance to join the Olympics if I stayed in China,' said Chinshanlo. According to Xinhua, Chinshanlo didn't want to answer any questions related to China, but when asked if she wanted to return, she answered in Putonghua and after a long pause: 'I don't know.'

Benjamin Fok Chun-yue

The son of late tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung reached an agreement in principle with his elder brother and 14 other family members to settle a legal dispute over their father's multibillion-dollar estate. The out-of-court deal, which was initiated by Benjamin Fok, means the family avoids having to air its disagreements in public and avoids a lengthy and expensive court fight with more than 20 lawyers to pay.

Floyd Mayweather

The world welterweight champion was released from a Las Vegas jail after serving two months of a 90-day sentence for domestic violence, a term that had been postponed so the welterweight fighter could compete in a bout. After that contest, Mayweather discussed a possible fight with Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, his rival for the mythical title of the world's best pound-for-pound fighter, but the plan was interrupted by his jail sentence.


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