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London Olympian Louisa Sawers claimed her second Canoe Sprint World Cup medal of the month as she helped Great Britain’s women’s K4 team finish third in Racice, Czech Republic. Earlier in May Sawers had surged to gold in Hungary as she won the non-Olympic K1 5000m. But this time the 24-year-old was in more familiar surroundings as she returned to the K4 500m race, having helped Great Britain finish fifth at the event at London 2012.
Great Britain’s short track speed skating performance director Stuart Horsepool claims they have made a statement of intent ahead of the Winter Olympics. In the first three months of this year 12 of the 14 skaters training at Nottingham’s National Ice Centre finished on the podium at major international events. Elise Christie and Charlotte Gilmartin both won medals in January’s European Championships, with Christie also winning the 1000m World Cup title and bronze over the same distance at the World Championships.Generic Tags: Sochi 2014
Great Britain’s Jamie Cooke claimed his first-ever modern pentathlon World Cup medal – and he made it a gold. Cooke, the former world junior champion, battled back from a lowly 24th place after the fencing to produce a gritty and spirited victory in Budapest. Ranked number 40 in the world, the 22-year old produced the fastest swim, went clear in the ride and was equally unerring in concluding run/shoot.
Olympic champion Andrew Triggs Hodge stroked Great Britain’s men’s eight to victory at rowing’s Essen International – but he conceded there was plenty of work to do as the season starts to ramp up. Triggs Hodge and his Olympic men’s four champion crew-mates Alex Gregory and Peter Reed, rowing in Essen with Mohamed Sbihi, lost to Germany in the men’s four final on Saturday. But they rebounded to beat France, Poland and two German crews in the eight, a morale booster ahead of next month’s World Cup regatta at Eton Dorney.
Shooters travelled from all over the UK to Park Lodge Shooting School, East Yorkshire, to enter the Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain North of England Muzzle Loading and Black Powder Breech Loading Championships, hosted by the Yorkshire Powder Burners.
Former chief executive of the British Olympic Association Simon Clegg admits he is excited by the challenge after being named as the new chairman of Great Britain Badminton. Clegg has a wealth of sporting experience having managed British athletes at 12 Olympic Games, both summer and winter, and acting as the Chef de Mission of Team GB at six.
British Junior Men’s Water Polo team ready for European Championship 2013 qualifying campaign
Olympic bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad admits his longer than expected return can prove a blessing in disguise as he prepares for the World Taekwondo Championships at the Spanish Open. The 21-year-old became Britain’s first ever male Olympic taekwondo medallist at London 2012 last summer with 80kg bronze but has long been denied a first outing since then thanks to injury. Muhammad had hoped to coincide his first fight since the Games with that of Jade Jones, who lost on her first outing after winning Olympic 57kg gold at the Trelleborg Open, but wasn’t able to.
Olympic bronze medallist Sarah Stevenson admitted it was with relief that the time finally came for her to announce her retirement from taekwondo but she won’t be turning her back on the sport. The 30-year-old is Britain’s most decorated taekwondo athlete ever having attended four Olympics, winning the nation’s maiden Games medal with bronze at Beijing 2008, as well as two senior world titles.
Laura Robson talks after the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II play-off tie between Argentina and Great Britain.
Sam Oldham created further history for Britain at the European Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships as he added a fifth medal with silver on the high bar. Oldham, who was part of the British male team that won a first Olympic medal in the event since 1912 at London 2012, executed a highly difficult routine superbly to score 15.133. That gave him silver and Britain’s first ever medal in a major championships on the high bar while Emin Garibov took gold with 15.433 and Aliaksandr Tsarevich bronze with 14.833.
Hannah Starling expressed her desire to once again compete with the globes finest after securing Britain’s best ever women’s 3m springboard Diving World Series finish in Edinburgh. The 17-year-old took seven points off her highest ever score to qualify for the final where she extended her tally to 338.20 to finish fourth, an agonising two points shy of bronze.