Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Ex-Boxing Champ Wladimir Klitschko Retires

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Ex-Boxing Champ Wladimir Klitschko Retires

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Ex-boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko retires

Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced his retirement from boxing.

The 41-year-old Klitschko dominated the heavyweight scene for a decade but lost to Britain's Anthony Joshua in April after being knocked out in the 11th round.

In a statement released Thursday, Klitschko said: "As an amateur and a professional boxer, I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports."

Klitschko was 64-5 in a career that began in 1996 after he won Olympic gold in Atlanta. (AP)

Miller, Juszczyk set records in AAU meet * Brandon Miller of O'Fallon, Mo., and Florissant's Sydney Juszczyk both won titles with record-setting performances this week at the AAU Junior Olympic Games track and field meet in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Miller won the boys 15-16-year-old 800 meters title Wednesday with a time of 1 minute, 49.87 seconds, setting the meet's age division record and re-establishing the freshman class national record of 1:50.84 he set in May while winning Missouri's Class 3 state title.

Miller, who led John Burroughs to the Class 3 boys team championship, also won his age group title in the 1,500 on Tuesday.

On Thursday, Juszczyk won the girls 14-year-old javelin title with a throw of 140 feet, 4 inches.

The national title was the second in about a week for Juszczyk. Last week, she won the USATF Junior Olympics title in her age division with a javelin throw of 144-2, the best for any female thrower regardless of age division in that meet. (Chris Gove)

Bhatia wins golf event in record-breaking fashion * Akshay Bhatia completed a record-setting week with another outstanding effort on Thursday in the final round of the 42nd Boys Junior PGA Championship at The Country Club of St. Albans.

The Wake Forest, N.C. resident fired a 4-under-par 67 to claim the title of the 72-hole, four-day affair. …

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