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The Weekly Sports Review

4th to 10th October

Welcome back as we take a look at some of the main outstanding achievements of the past week and review the major tournaments to look out for over the next few days. On the 24th September Australia Women narrowly defeated India Women in a one-day match in Australia. What was significant about this particular victory is that it took Australia to a 26-match unbeaten and dominant run. However, two days later India put an end to that by winning the third ODI in Mackay, Queensland, by 2 wickets. Between 1980 and 1986, Pakistan's men's team experienced an unbeaten run at home. There are several other examples and as the game is modernising and becoming more competitive within the different formats, it makes this particular run even more impressive. Moving over to Motor Sport where Lewis Hamilton achieved his 100th Grand Prix victory at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi last Sunday. At present Hamilton and Max Verstappen are clear at the top of the championship standings with only 2 points separating the pair. There are only seven race weekends remaining (subject to change) with the Turkish Grand Prix as the next destination. Over to the States where Spanish star Alex Palou was crowned the champion of the NTT IndyCar Series. This was much closer with only 62 points separating the top three. 

Ethiopian runners Gotytom Gebreslase and Guye Adola completed a clean sweep at the Berlin Marathon. This was also Gebreslase debut in the distance. Team USA comfortably won the Ryder Cup, while Team Europe achieved the same in the Laver Cup. The Red Bull Cliff Diving 2021 season came to close in Polignano a Mare, Italy, with France's Gary Hunt and Australia's Rhiannan Iffland proving that the cliff diving world belongs to them. Team Italy reigned on home soil at the Motocross of Nations that took place in Mantova. The Netherlands won the Korfball U21 World Cup played at the Czech city of Zruč nad Sázavou. Over in Mexico, Russia produced a dominant display to claim the FIVB Volleyball Girl's U18 World Championship. South Africa won the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. It was a very shortened season and many teams could not attend, but it was still a great achievement by the Blitzboks. Romania are currently hosting the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships and among the many achievements have been Denmark's Cathrine Rask. Five years after being told she would never be able to paddle a canoe marathon again, Rask celebrated becoming a world champion. The 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania has reached the final stages to be played on Sunday. Argentina and Portugal will contest for the title, while third place playoff will be between Brazil and Kazakhstan. 

Among the many major events starting this week, are the Judo Junior World Championships in Italy, the Women's Futnet World Championships in Spain, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships in the States, the Pool-Billiards Junior 9-Ball World Championships in Austria, and the Youth Weightlifting World Championships in Saudi Arabia.

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

Air Sports

2-8 October - 2021 FAI S World Championships for Space Models - Buzău, Romania

7-16 October - 11th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship - Prilep, North Macedonia


4-10 October - 2021 ECA Canoe Polo European Championships - Catania, Italy

7-9 October - FINA Swimming World Cup 2021 Leg 2 - Budapest, Hungary

9-17 October - FINA World Women's Junior Water Polo Championships - Netanya, Israel

Artistic Billiards

9-10 October - CIBA Artistic Billiards Tour 2021/2022 - 1st French Grand Prix - Florange, France


10 October - Changzhou West Taihu Lake Half Marathon - Changzhou, China; Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Chicago, IL, USA


7-15 October - International Blind Sports Association 9-Pin Bowling European Championships - Koprivnica, Croatia

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

October 7-10 - World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2021 - Garland, TX, USA


7-10 October - 2021 ECA Canoe Freestyle European - Vaires-sur-Marne, France


7 October - Australia Women v India Women (1st T20I) - Carrara, Australia

9 October - Australia Women v India Women (2nd T20I) - Carrara, Australia

10 October - Australia Women v India Women (3rd T20I) - Carrara, Australia


5-15 October - Pre-Olympic Qualification Event 2021 - Erzurum, Turkey


4-9 October - UCI Women's WorldTour - Women's Tour - United Kingdom

5-9 October - 2021 UEC Track Elite European Championships - Grenchen, Switzerland

6-10 October - UCI Gran Fondo World Championships - Isto no Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

8 October - UCI MTB Marathon Series - Roc d'Azur, Fréjus, France

10 October - 2021-2022 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup - Waterloo, IA, USA

Dance Sport

9 October - WRRC World Championship Rock 'n' Roll - Graz, Austria

10 October - WRRC European Championship Rock 'n' Roll - Graz, Austria


3-9 October - Boylesports World Grand Prix - Morningside Arena, Leicester, England


3-9 October - European Team Championships - Chianciano Terme, Italy

10-11 October - European Championships Blitz and Rapid - Chianciano Terme, Italy

English Billiards

10 October - World Billiards Women's English Open - King's Lynn, England

Equestrian (Group One Racing)

8 October - Bet365 Fillies' Mile - Newmarket, England; Darley Alcibiades Stakes - Keeneland, KY, USA

9 October - Caulfield Guineas; Might and Power Stakes; Toorak Handicap - Caulfield, Australia; Spring Champion Stakes - Randwick, Australia; Darley Dewhurts Stakes - Newmarket, England; Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes - Belmont Park, NY, USA; Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes; Claiborne Breeders' Futurity; First Lady Stakes presented by UK Healthcare - Keeneland, KY, USA

10 October - Juddmonte Spinster Stakes - Keeneland, KY, USA

Fishing (Sport)

9-16 October - 56th World Championship Boat Angling for Seniors - Bijela - Herceg Novi, Montenegro

9-16 October - 20th World Championship Shore Angling U21; 29th World Championship Shore Angling U16 - Peniscola, Spain


2-9 October - International Week (Qualifying) - Various


9-10 October - FIFG World Tour - FRA 100 Footgolf Cup Stage 29 - Saint Saens, France

Freestyle Football

16 August to 10 November - World Youth Freestyle Football Championship - Online


8-10 October - World Championships Women 2021 - Burriana, Spain


10-12 October - International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Association World Games 2021 - Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal


6-8 October - SunBet Challenge hosted by Wild Coast Sun Country Club - South Africa

7-10 October - Bridgestone Open - Chiba, Japan; ACCIONA Open de España - Madrid, Spain; Cognizant Founders Cup - West Caldwell, NJ, USA; Shriners Children's Open - Las Vegas, NV, USA


8-10 October - 18th Junior Asian Championships (Rhythmic Gymnastics) - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


6-10 October - World Championships Juniors 2021 - Olbia, Italy

Jump Rope

1-31 October - IJRU Virtual World Championship Series

Kite Sports

6-10 October - IKA Kitefoil World Series Cagliari - Italy


4-9 October - IKF European Korfball Championship B - Division 2021 - Wroclaw, Poland

Mixed Martial Arts

9 October - UFC Main Card - Mackenzie Dern v Marina Rodriguez; Randy Brown v Jared Gooden; Tim Elliott v Matheus Nicolau; Sabina Mazo v Mariya Agapova; Phil Hawes v Deron Winn - Las Vegas, NV, USA

Modern Pentathlon

9 October - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Tbilisi, Georgia; UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Edmonton, Canada

10 October - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Bhopal, India; UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Amadora, Portugal


October 8 - Progressive American Flat Track - Charlotte, NC, USA

9 October - FIM Endurance World Championship - 6 Hours of Most - Czech Republic

10 October - FIM Motocross World Championship - MXGP of France - Lacapelle Marival, France

Motor Racing

8-10 October - FIA Formula One World Championship - Turkish Grand Prix - Istanbul Park Circuit, Turkey

9-10 October - Formula Drift Japan - Round 5 - Okayama International Circuit, Japan; FIA World Touring Car Cup - Most, Czech Republic; FIA World Rallycross Championship - Round 6 - Spa, Belgium

10 October - 2021 NASCAR Cup Series - Bank of America Roval 400 - Concord, NC, USA


8-9 October - 2021 Skyrunner World Series - Madeira Skyrace - Santana, Madeira, Portugal 

Mountain Running

10 October - WMRA World Cup Stage 16: 22. Kilometro Vericale Chiavenna-Lagunc (Category: Short Uphill) - Chiavenna, Italy


6-10 October - European Junior and Youth Orienteering Championships 2021; World Masters MTB Orienteering Championships 2021 - Médio Tejo, Portugal

7-10 October - 9th Mediterranean Championships in Orienteering - Novi Sad, Serbia; European MTB Orienteering Championships & CX80 MTBO World Cup Final - Médio Tejo, Portugal


4-10 October - FIP World Tour 2021 - Cordenons, Italy

7-10 October - FIP World Tour 2021 - Moscow, Russia

10-17 October - World Padel Tour - Tau Cerámica Alfafar Challenger 2021 - Alfafar, Spain


8-10 October - 2021 World Parkour Championship - Round 2 - Istanbul, Turkey


6-10 October - 2021 WPA Predator World Junior 9-Ball Championships - Klagenfurt, Austria


October 7-9 - 2021 P1 Offshore Championships - Fort Myers, FL, USA

8-10 October - UIM F2 World Championship - Grand Prix of Portugal I - Baiäo, Portugal


6-10 October - WRF Asian Rafting Championships - Manali, India

Rodeo (Pro)

October 7-9 - Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo - Bonifay, FL, USA

October 8-10 - Badlands Circuit Finals - Minot, ND, USA

October 8-16 - Grand National Rodeo - Daly City, CA, USA; Heart O'Texas Rodeo - Waco, TX, USA

October 9-10 - Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo - City of Industry, CA, USA

*All with prize money of $20k and higher.

Roller Sports

29 September to 9 October - Artistic Skating World Championship 2021 - Asuncion, Paraguay


9-10 October - 2021 European Rowing Junior Championships - Munich, Germany

Rugby Fives

10 October - Owers Trophy 2021 - Barnes, England

Rugby Union

9 October - Uruguay v USA - Montevideo, Uruguay; Chile v Canada - Valparalso, Chile


1-8 October - International One Metre European Championship - Orbetello, Italy

2-9 October - Hansa Class Para World Sailing Championship - Palermo, Italy

October 4-5 - Viper 640 North American Championship - Noroton Yacht Club, USA

5-9 October - Snipe Women's World Championship - Sao Paolo, Brazil

October 7-10 - ILCA Europe Cup - Tivat, Montenegro; Viper 640 World Championship - Noroton Yacht Club, USA

7-14 October - RC44 World Championship - Scarlino, Italy

8-15 October - FINN Master World Championship - Mar Menor, Spain

9-10 Spain - Spain Sail GP - Cadiz, Spain

Shooting (Sport)

27 September to 10 October - ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun - Lima, Peru

1-10 October - CISM 53rd World Military Championship (Shotgun) - Lahore, Pakistan

Sled Dog Racing

7-10 October - IFSS World Cup - SM Barmark - Kristinehamn, Värmland, Sweden

9-10 October IFSS World Cup - Latvian Open - Ogre Country Zilie Kalmi, Latvia; IFSS World Cup - Dryland Mushing Rio Tercero, Rio Tercero, Tercero Arriba, Argentina; IFSS World Cup - Up 200 - Marquette, MI, USA

Slot Racing

September 27 to October 9 - ISRA 2021 World Championships - Atlantic City, NJ, USA


9-17 October - WST Northern Ireland Open - Belfast, Northern Ireland


October 1-6 - PSA World Tour - U.S. Open 2021 - Philadelphia, PA, USA


3-13 October - WSL Longboard Tour #2 - Jeep Malibu Classic - Malibu, CA, USA


27 September to 31 October - Online 2021 World Taekwondo Poomsae Open Challenge III


October 6-17 - BNP Paribas Open (WTA/ATP) - Indian Wells, CA, USA


October 9 - IRONMAN Texas, The Woodlands, TX, USA

9-10 October - 2021 Asia Triathlon Cup - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

10 October - 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Barcelona - Spain

Underwater Sports

3-10 October - 5th Freediving World Championship Outdoor - Kaş, Antalya, Turkey

3-9 October - Underwater Photography and Video World Championship - Madeira, Portugal

8-10 October - 15th CMAS Finswimming World Cup - Round 2 - Swimming Pool - Eger, Hungary


5-12 October - IWF Youth World Championships - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


2-10 October - World Championships Seniors (FS, GR, WW) - Oslo, Norway

* We have listed the above events based on the best information we can obtain. The current circumstances mean some of these may be postponed or cancelled at the last moment.

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