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Yorkshire’s Rebekah Tiler smashed 24 records as she cruised to victory in the British Under-23 and Under-18 Weightlifting Championships in Scotland last weekend.The 14-year-old from Mytholmroyd lifted 84kg in the snatch and 108kg in the clean and jerk, totalling 192kg in the 69kg bodyweight class and taking an easy win, beating all other lifters in her category, whether Under-20, Under-23 or seniors.In doing so, she set new British records in all age groups from Under-23 to Under-14, and three new English records too.But she wasn’t the only record-breaker on a great day of action at Scotstoun on Saturday.Louis Hampton Jones, from the Stars for the Future club in London, set new British Under-17 clean and jerk and total records in the 62kg class to win the British title, and Jack Oliver set two new British Under-23 records at 85kg bodyweight, lifting 136kg and 143kg in the snatch.And Cardiff Dragons’ Darius Jokarzadeh set new British records at Under-23 and Under-20 level with a snatch of 175kg in the 105kg+ category, which is also a Welsh senior record.There were Scottish records broken too, courtesy of Sophie Smyth and Zac Courtney, both of Kilmarnock WLC.Stars for the Future made the long trip from London to Scotland with six lifters, and were rewarded when they won the Team Award, beating Kilmarnock by just two points. And they returned home with four of their athletes having won British titles.Other highlights included a return to the platform of Alex Collier after a spell trying his hand at cycling.
This Tuesday, Liz Fry ripped off a remarkably fast 3 hour 35 minute crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar to complete her third crossing of the Oceans Seven. 55 years young, there is plenty of time for Fry to continue what she does best: swim fast for long, long, long periods of time. A member of the Half Century Club, Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, and the 24-hour Club, Fry has completed the English Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Ederle Swim, Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, and In Search of Memphre
Recurve TV Highlights produced on the first Stage of the 2013 Archery World Cup in Shanghai (CHN) English Voice-over.
It has been 13 years in the making, but Suzie Dods of California finally achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming at the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. The Dolphin Club member completed the English Channel in 2000 in 12 hours 37 minutes and crossed the Catalina Channel in 18 hours 36 minutes in 2010 before setting up today’s 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim at the age of 52 to become the 70th individual in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. In addition to Dods, fellow Californian marathon swimmer Jim Neitz also completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming during today’s MIMS race.
Congratulations go to Adam Cork who won the English Open Sporting Championship held at Doveridge Clay Sports Centre, over the weekend of Friday 10th May to Sunday 12th May.
At the British Long Distance Swimming Association’s BLDSA Colwick Park Championships in Nottingham today, one of the most incredible open water swimmers of all time was honored. Tom Blower (1914-1955) from Nottingham was nicknamed Torpedo Tom for good reason. His career, which was interrupted by World War II where he became a decorated hero, spanned from 1937 to 1951.
With the average age of open water swimmers estimated to be 36 years old (based on an analysis of the results of 30 large mass participation open water swims on 5 continents), it is safe to assume that many of these adult swimmers enjoy all kinds of beverages at the appropriate times. If open water swims were the equivalent of cocktail drinks, what would they be? Thinking imaginatively, this is what the global open water swimming community came up with on the first round (of drinks)
Interview (in English language) of Nemanja Mirosavljev – 50m Men’s Rifle 3 Positions gold medalist at the Munich 2013 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup. Find out more about him: Here are some infos from the Finals he won: STORY: PODIUM: 1. MIROSAVLJEV Nemanja 2.
Interview (in English language) of Nemanja Mirosavljev – 50m Men’s Rifle 3 Positions gold medalist at the Munich 2013 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup. Find out more about him: Here are some infos from the Finals he won: STORY: PODIUM: 1. MIROSAVLJEV Nemanja 2
In the previous Daily News of Open Water Swimming article about Lover’s Beach in Mexico, the field in the 24-mile race around Cabo San Lucus included the famed 3-way English Channel swimmer Philip Rush of New Zealand, one of the most prolific marathon swimmers of all time Claudio Plit of Argentina, 7-time World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation champion Paul Asmuth of the USA, 6-time World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation champion Monique Wildschut of the Netherlands, and a slender swimmer from the desert state of Arizona, Doug Northway. It was the who’s who of that era, but who was Doug Northway? How did a lanky, personable multi-lingual swimmer from Arizona compete with the world’s marathon swimming best?
Interview (in English language) of Adela Sykorova – 50m Women’s Rifle 3 Positions gold medalist at the Munich 2013 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup. Find out more about her: Here are some infos from the Finals he won: STORY: PODIUM: 1. SYKOROVA Adela 2
Interview (in English language) of Lisa Ungerank – 10m Women’s Air Rifle gold medalist at the Munich 2013 ISSF Rifle and Pistol World Cup. Find out more about her:
Future Paralympic stars will have the chance to be fast-tracked on the road to Rio 2016 thanks to an exciting new initiative launched recently. A partnership between UK Sport, The English Institute of Sport (EIS) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has launched Paralympic Potential: Bring on Brazil – the first Paralympic talent identification initiative since London 2012. Competition is intense in Paralympic sport and the search is now on for new talent to prove they have “got what it takes for Rio”, to ensure continued success for ParalympicsGB after the team won a superb 120 medals at London 2012