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5th to 11th July

At age 21, USA's Sydney McLaughlin is already a world star. On Tuesday the 400m hurdles runner took matters a step up by shattering the world record at a US Olympic Trials meeting in Oregon. The time was 51.90 seconds. The northwest of the country was and still is experiencing a massive heatwave, which meant the race had to be postponed to the evening. Many believe McLaughlin will go even further at the Tokyo Olympics starting later this month on the 23rd July. Two days later Norway's star, Karsten Warholm, breaks the men's 400m hurdles world record at the Oslo Bislett Games with a time of 46.70 seconds. The Wanda Diamond League features in Stockholm tomorrow and fans will be eager to see how Warholm will approach the race. There are only three Diamond League Meetings remaining within July as athletes wrap up preparations for Tokyo. The British & Irish Lions completed a victory over Japan last Saturday in Edinburgh, before setting off for South Africa. In less than 30 minutes, their first match within the host nations kicks off in Ellis Park, Johannesburg, against the Sigma Lions. 

The most famous road cycling race, the Tour de France, has completed stage 8 with Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia the current holder of the coveted yellow jersey. Last Saturday, Demi Vollering of the Netherlands won the La Course by Le Tour de France. This was the final time the UCI Women's WorldTour race will feature. As from next year, the Tour de France Femmes will launch. It has taken a long time, but the women's version of the special tour will be welcomed by all cycling fans. Last Sunday, Brazil struck gold at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League Final in Rimini by beating Poland 3-1, coming back from a set down. This week The Championships in Wimbledon complete the final week. Novak Djokovic is still going strong and next plays on Monday in his quest to claim all four Grand Slam titles this year. The UEFA Euro and the CONMEBOL Copa America is currently in the quarter-final stages with the finals scheduled for next weekend.

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

Air Sports

6th to 17th July - 3rd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championship - Trasaghis, Udine, Italy

10th to 17th July - Paragliding World Cup Serbia 2021 - Kopaonik, Serbia

10th to 24th July - 5th FAI Junior European Gliding Championships - Pociũnai, Kaunas, Lithuania


3rd to 10th July - Para-Archery World Ranking Tournament and Final Paralympic Qualification 2021 - Nové Město nad Metují, Czech Republic


5th to 6th July - World Athletics Continental Tour Gold - Székesfehérvár, Hungary

8th to 11th July - European Athletics U23 Championships - Tallinn, Estonia

9th July - Wanda Diamond League Meeting - Herculis EBS - Monaco

9th to 11th July - NACAC U18 and U23 Championships - San José, Costa Rica


3rd to 11th July - FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup - Riga & Daugavpils, Latvia

Beach Volleyball

6th to 11th July - FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 4 Star - Gstaad, Switzerland

Blind Sports

11th to 16th July - Jerusalem Goalball Tournament for Women's National Teams - Jerusalem, Israel


1st to 12th July - AIBA Junior European Boxing Championships - Tbilisi, Georgia

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

10th to 11th July - Chicago International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships 2021 - Villa Park, IL, USA


4th to 6th July - 2021 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships - Lanzarote, Spain

6th to 11th July - 2021 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom World - Ljubljana-Tacen, Slovenia

7th to 11th - 2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European - Moscow, Russia


9th to 10th July - ICSF World Cup and Youth World Cup - Nové Zámky, Slovakia

10th to 11th July - ICSF World Cup and Junior World Cup - Nové Zámky, Slovakia


10th July to 3rd August - FIDE Women's World Cup 2021 - Sochi, Russia

10th July to 6th August - FIDE World Cup 2021 - Sochi, Russia


7th to 11th July - Zimbabwe v Bangladesh (only test) - Harare, Zimbabwe

7th July - West Indies Women v Pakistan Women (1st ODI) - Coolidge, Antigua

8th July - England v Pakistan (1st ODI) - Cardiff, Wales

9th July - West Indies v Australia (1st T20I)- Gros Islet, Saint Lucia; England Women v India Women (1st T20I) - Hove, England

10th July - England v Pakistan (2nd ODI) - London, Great Britain; England Women v India Women (2nd T20I) - Hove, England; West Indies v Australia (1st T20I)- Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

11th July - Ireland v South Africa (1st ODI) - Dublin, Ireland


26th June to 18th July - Tour de France - France

8th to 11th July - 2021 Tissot UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup - St Petersburg, Russia

9th to 10th July - UCI Gran Fondo World Series 2021 - Utah Granfondo - Cache Valley, UT, USA

10th to 11th July - UCI Gran Fondo World Series - Granfondo Moscow - Moscow, Russia

11th July - UCI Gran Fondo World Series 2021 - Tour de Brisbane - Brisbane, Australia


5th to 8th July - PDC Players Championships 17-20 - Coventry, England

Deaf Sports

2nd to 8th July - Istanbul 2021 - World Deaf Senior Wrestling Championships - Istanbul, Turkey


27th June to 15th July - World Championship (Men and Women) - Tallinn, Estonia


23rd June to 11th July - Knokke Hippique - Zwin, Belgium

8th to 11th July - Masters of Chantilly - Chantilly, France

9th to 11th July - Tops International Arena Valkenswaard - Valkenswaard, Netherlands

9th July - Group One Racing - Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes - Newmarket, England

10th July - Group One Racing - Darley July Cup Stakes - Newmarket, England; Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes - Belmont Park, NY, USA; Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes - Belmont Park, NY, USA

11th July - Group One Racing - Prix Jean Prat - Deauville, France


6th July - Italy v Spain - London, Great Britain; Brazil v Perú - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Trinidad v French Guiana - Miami, FL, USA

7th July - England v Denmark - London, Great Britain; Haiti v Bermuda - Miami, FL, Guatemala v Guadeloupe - Miami, FL, USA; USA; Argentina v Colombia - Brasília, Brazil

10th July - El Salvador v Curaçao - Frisco, TX, USA; Perú v Colombia - Brasília, Brazil

11th July - England v Italy - London, Great Britain; Canada v Martinique - Kansas City, KS, USA; Brazil v Argentina - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


8th to 10th July - Aramco Team Series - London - Centurion Club, London

8th to 11th July - abrdn Scottish Open - North Berwick, Scotland; Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana - Sylvania, OH, USA; John Deere Classic - Silvis, IL, USA


9th to 11th July - FIG World Challenge Cup 2021 - Moscow, Russia

Kite Sports

6th to 10th July - GKA youth Freestyle World Cup - El Gouna, Egypt

7th to 11th July - IKA Kitefoil World Series Gizzeria - Hang Loose Beach, Gizzeria, Italy

Military Sports

29th June to 5th July - 22nd World Military Triathlon Championship - Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Mixed Martial Arts

11th July - UFC Main Card - Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor; Gilbert Burns v Stephen Thompson; Tai Tuivasa v Greg Hardy; Irene Aldana v Yana Kunitskaya; Sean O'Malley v Kris Moutinho - Las Vegas, NV, USA

Modern Pentathlon

4th to 11th July - 2021 Senior European Championships - Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia  

Motor Racing

9th to 10th July - Formula Drift Pro - Erie, PA, USA

10th to 11th July - FIA World Touring Car Cup - Round 5 & 6 - Motorland Aragón, Spain; FIA Formula E World Championship - Round 10 & 11 - New York, USA

11th July - 2021 NASCAR Cup Series - Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart - Hampton, GA, USA

Mountain Running

11th July - WMRA World Cup Stage: 22.Grossglockner Berglauf (Category: Classic Mountain) - Heiligenblut, Austria


3rd to 9th July - Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2021 - Doksy, Czech Republic


4th to 11th July - World Padel Tour - Estrella Damm València Open 2021 - València, Spain


2nd to 7th July - World Poker Tour - WPT Venetian - Las Vegas, NV, USA


23rd June to 19th July - British Open Gold Cup - England


4th to 6th July - UIM F2 World Championship - Grand Prix of Lithuania - Kupiškis, Lithuania

10th to 11th July - P1 AquaX World Tour - Michigan City, MI, USA


7th to 13th July - European Masters Classic/Equipped Powerlifting Championships - Pilsen, Czech Republic

8th to 10th July - World University Classic Powerlifting Cup - Vilnius, Lithuania

Rolling Sports

10th to 11th July - International Inline Race on Parabolic Track - Sogligorsk City, Belarus

Rodeo Pro Tour

5th to 7th July - Big Fork Summer ProRodeo - Big Fork, MT, USA

5th to 10th July - Rooftop Rodeo - Estes Park, CO, USA

8th to 10th July - Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo - Vernal, UT, USA; Heart of the North Rodeo - Spooner, WI, USA; Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede - Wolf Point, MT, USA

8th to 11th July - Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza - Hamel, MN, USA

9th to 10th July - 45th Annual Isanti Firefighters Rodeo - Isanti, MN, USA; Elgin Stampede - Elgin, OR, USA

9th to 11th July - Silver State Stampede - Elko, NV, USA; Cheney Rodeo - Cheney, WA, USA; Wall Celebration - Wall, SD, USA

9th to 18th July - The Calgary Stampede - Calgary, AB, USA


7th to 11th July - 2021 World Rowing U23 Championships - Racice, Czech Republic

9th to 11th July - 2021 International Rowing Masters Sprint Regatta - Trakai, Lithuania

Rugby Union

7th July - Senegal v Zambia - Nairobi, Kenya; Namibia v Madagascar - Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Sharks v B&I Lions - Johannesburg, South Africa; Australia v France - Brisbane, Australia

9th July - Tunisia Women v Ivory Coast Women - Monastir, Tunisia; Burkina Faso v Tunisia - Monastir, Tunisia

10th July - Samoa v Tonga - Auckland, New Zealand; Uganda v Ghana - Kampala, Uganda; Wales v Argentina - Cardiff, Wales; Netherland v Portugal; England v Canada - London, Great Britain; New Zealand v Fiji - Dunedin, New Zealand; B&I Lions v Sharks - Johannesburg, South Africa; Ireland v USA - Dublin, Ireland

11th July - Madagascar Women v Kenya Women - Nairobi, Kenya; Zambia v Kenya - Nairobi, Kenya; Ivory Coast v Madagascar - Abidjan, Ivory Coast


10th July - IAU Bronze Label 107km - Riga-Valmiera, Latvia; IAU Bronze Label Ultra Maraton 24h - Asunción, Paraguay

Sled Dog Racing

10th to 11th July - IFSS World Cup - Wilddog Derby - Mount Crawford, Australia


30th June to 10th July - IODA Optimist World Championship - Riva del Gardia, Italy

2nd to 9th July - F18 World Championship - Gaeta, Italy

2nd to 10th July - 420 World Championship - San Remo, Italy

3rd to 9th July - J/80 World Championship - Copenhagen, Denmark

4th to 10th July - Contender World Championship - Warnemünde, Germany; Tempest World Championship - Torbole, Italy

5th to 11th July - 49er, 49erFX, Nacra, 17 Junior World Championships 2021 - Gdynia, Poland

6th to 16th July - International Europe Class World Championship - Helsingborg, Sweden

8th to 16th July - 2021 OK Dinghy World Championship - Arco, Garda, Italy

10th to 17th July - Zoom8 Youth World Championships - Copenhagen, Denmark

11th to 17th July - Open Skiff World Championship - Calasetta, Sardinia, Italy


8th to 11th July - World Surf League Men's and Women's Junior Tour - Lennox Head, NSW, Australia

Table Soccer

9th to 11th July - ITSF Masters World Tour - Bruck an der Mur, Austria


28th June to 11th July - The Championships - Wimbledon, England

5th to 10th July - Nordea Open (WTA) - Bastad, Sweden

6th to 11th July - Hamburg European Open (WTA) - Hamburg, Germany


9th to 18th July - FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship - Rotterdam, Netherlands / Kortrijk, Belgium


9th to 15th July - 202 Pan-American Junior Championships - Manizales, Colombia

Wheelchair Fencing

3rd to 6th July - 2021 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships for Category C & Sabre Team Events - Warsaw, Poland

8th to 11th July - 2021 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup - Warsaw, Poland

Wheelchair Rugby

27th June to 5th July - IWRF 2021 European Championship Division B - Warsaw, Poland


2nd to 7th July - 2021 Croatia PWA World Tour - Brač, Croatia

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