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Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. The Warriors were still waiting Monday night to find out whether or not Klay Thompson’s left hamstring injury will allow him to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.ESPN reported Thompson hadn’t yet undergone an MRI as of early Monday evening as the test was delayed because the team’s flight didn’t arrive until the early morning hours.Test results on Thompson’s hamstring should be available later Monday …
Airbus CEO Tom Enders. Photo: Steve Creedy. The A380 superjumbo is not dead, it’s just resting.That was the message from Airbus and one of its major customers in Toulouse on Friday as speculation continues about the superjumbo’s future.Airbus announced earlier this year that it will more than halve production of the superjumbo from the current 2.5 per month to one a month because of lacklustre demand.But Airbus chief executive Tom Enders, speaking at an event to celebrate the manufacturer’s 10,000th aircraft delivery, predicted there would still be a demand for the A380 into the future.Read: The world needs more A380s“We’ve pulled down the rates for some time but we are very confident we will produce an aircraft for many years to come,’’ he said.Enders said Airbus was continuously making small improvements to the A380.“And we’ve said many times that bigger improvements such as the famous re-engining is not so much a question of if, but of when,’’ he said.The manufacturer’s head salesman, John Leahy, said the A380 continued to generate passenger interest around the world.“People go out of their way to fly on the A380,’’ he said, adding that 10 per cent of passengers using London Heathrow Airport this year would be getting on or off one of the superjumbos.Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong said he continued to see a role for the double-decker aircraft his airline helped launch flying on high demand, high density routes where there were slot constraints.“So we will continue to see demand for such aircraft types,’’ he said.The Singaporean carrier is acquiring five new A380s but created waves for Airbus when it decided not to renew the 10-year lease on its first Airbus A380. The announcement came as Malaysia Airlines revealed it was in discussions with airlines in the region about offloading its fleet of six A380s.SIA may also not renew four more leases due to end, although Goh reiterated that a decision on that had yet to be made.The Singaporean carrier has also said it will launch new cabin products with the arrival in the second half of next year of the first new A380.Goh said the new products, developed over “the last few years’, would wow customers and would ensure that the airline retained an industry-leading position on products.
Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda finished eighth while the gold was clinched by German Robert Harting and the silver went to Iranian Ehsan Hadadi in the men’s event at the 2012 London Games in London on Tuesday.Defending champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia had to settle for the bronze medal.The 29-year-old US-based Gowda got his best 64.79 in the first attempt at the packed Olympic Stadium. It was way behind his personal best and also his performance in the qualifying round. Gowda’s personal best was 66.28 that he achieved this year while his attempt of 65.20 helped him qualify for Tuesday’s final round.Harting, whose second attempt ran into the protective net, took the gold with a throw of 68.27 metres in his fifth attempt. The German had finished fourth in Beijing.Harting was engaged in a tough battle with Hadadi for the gold medal. The Iranian finished second with 68.18m.Kanter finished third with a season’s best performance of 68.03m in his fifth attempt. In Beijing Games, Kanter had a throw of 68.82 to take the gold.Beijing Games silver medallist Piotr of Poland was fifth with 67.19m and Lithuanian Virgilijus Alekna, bronze medallist four years ago, was fourth with 67.38m.