A 71-69 defeat at the hands of Iceland dashes any chance of Great Britain’s men’s basketball team reaching the 2015 Eurobasket finals.
Whilst the sport of cycle polo has been around since the late 19th century and even been an Olympic sport the hardcourt version is still to come of age but now played in over thirty countries the sport is quietly growing.
Although long distance and ultra triathlons frequently continue into the night, for most of the time, and even for the majority of the competitors, racing takes part in daylight. The Midnight Wo/Man full distance race is different. Starting at 6pm its competitors know that the only light for most of their time on the course will come from street lights.
On paper, victory for ITU World Triathlon Series leader America’s Gwen Jorgensen seemed like a certainty at the Tri Liverpool elite women’s race. However British junior Sophie Coldwell ensured the race was not so easy for the American.
Having already established itself on the international quadrathlon calendar, Lincsquad’s Brigg Bomber event this year hosted the sport’s World Middle Distance Championships.
Fifteen men’s roller derby teams from around the globe competed in the inaugural world cup held in Birmingham in Great Britain. The abilities of play varied, some needed help to ensure they had acceptable equipment and some teams found themselves short of squad members for such an intense event but all were welcomed and equally supported by the sport’s community.
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.
Motor racing commentator Eddie Jordan is the spitting image of John E. Fry but whilst both like wheeled sports Fry’s interest is in the human powered variety.
Currently the chairman of Birmingham Wheels Roller Speed Club, one of only eight inline speed skating clubs in the country, he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of inline skating and has been involved in many of the important moments in the sport’s history in this country over the past 30 years. He now coaches the next generation of skaters. This isn’t without its problems.
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.