Thirteen competitors met the minimum qualifying standards for the England weightlifting team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in July at the first selection event during the national championships in Smethwick. How well they will be able to perform on the world’s stage beyond then however may be dependent on whether British Weightlifting can persuade UK Sport to reverse their decision to cut the associations funding.
Though considered by many as a children’s game Tiddlywinks even has its own world titles having developed into a sport requiring skill, strategy and with physical demands on it’s competitors similar to those in snooker and pool.
Ultra triathletes are always on the lookout for new and more challenging events. Many are on lap courses. The Enduroman Lands End to London to Dover is a point to point, rolling clock ultra distance triathlon with each discipline three times the distance of that in an ironman race.
Victory for EC Sartrouville in the men’s race sees them only five points behind series leaders in the men’s French Grand prix triathlon series and second place for Poissy Triathlon in the women’s all but secure them the title yet again.
ictories for both America’s Gwen Jorgensen and Britain’s Alistair Brownlee takes both the women’s and men’s ITU World Triathlon Series’ to a thrilling conclusion at its Grand Final in London.
As the popularity of triathlon grows around the world more and more cities are allowing not just elite races and road closures but accompanying age group races.
Stockholm is one such city and with a council who allows two virtually totally different courses.
David Oliver and LaShawn Merritt continued their winning ways with victories in Stockholm only days after taking gold at the World Athletics Championships in Kiev but world champion Asbel Kiprop was left disappointed after losing to Ayanleh Souleiman.
Victories for Jodie Stimpson and Gregory Rouault at the Virgin Active London Triathlon at Royal Victoria Docks, London, Great Britain.
The Anglian, Norfolk’s first ironman distance triathlon, makes a quiet, low key but dignified entry into the race calendar at Cromer, North Norfolk in Great Britain.
Men’s Olympic medalists finally compete against each other again and a good weekend for Anne Haug and Germany sees her top of the podium twice in the women’s World Triathlon Series race and the World Mixed Relay Triathlon Championships in Hamburg, Germany.
Conrad Stoltz of South Africa and Helena Erbenova of the Czech Republic both used their strong cycling to establish unconquerable leads to take the elite titles at the World Cross Triathlon Championships in Den Haag, the Netherlands.
Revenge was sweet for Stoke Mandeville Storm in their 2013 Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby National’s final against Kent Crusaders at The Dome in Doncaster, Great Britain on the 27th May 2013.
A strong bike leg gave Steve Clark victory over Germany’s Stefan Teichert in the Brigg Bomber quadrathlon on the 26th May which along with being a round of the World Quadrathlon Federation World Cup was also the European and British Championships.
Great Britain’s cycling success story continued with a win in the elite women’s European Cyclo-Cross Championships for Helen Wyman giving the country its first senior international championship gold medal.
Commanding performances from Mike Teunissen in the Under 23 Men’s race and Mathieu van der Poel in the Junior Men’s race gave the Dutch a double cause for celebration.
The Grand Prix Lyonnaise des Eaux French triathlon club championship series concluded at the Triathlon de Nice Cote d’Azur with Les Sables Vendee Tri taking the men’s crown from EC Sartrouville and with Poissy Triathlon retaining their women’s title.
Great Britain retain the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay title in Stockholm, Sweden as Germany’s Stefan Justus crashed twice in the rain on the bike.
Consistency across the five disciplines gives Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania victory with a new Olympic record points score in the women’s Modern Pentathlon.
Norway retain the women’s Olympic Handball title after beating Montenegro in the final.
Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia retains her All Around Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic title whilst team mate Daria Dmitrieva takes second place.
Argentina’s Sebastian Crismanich win’s the men’s -80kg category and Hwang Kyung-Seon of South Korea the women’s -67kg category Day 3 of the Taekwondo.
Decathlon World Record holder Ashton Eaton of the USA beats team mate Trey Hardee to win the Olympic title.
David Rudisha of Kenya wins the men’s 800m in a new World Record time.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica retains his men’s 200m Olympic Games title.
Eva Risztov claims gold for Hungary in the women’s 10km Marathon Swimming ahead of Haley Anderson of the USA. Italy’s Martina Grimaldi takes bronze after edging out Great Britain;s Keri-Anne Payne in a sprint for the line.
Argentina beat Great Britain in their women’s Hockey semi-final.
Hungary go through to the semi finals after beating Iceland after extra time on men’s Handball quarter final day. Spain lead France for much of the match before the Olympic title holder’s experience shows to the relief of the French coach Claude Onesta and they take the tie in the last minutes. Sweden surprise Denmark going through with by two goals.