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The Weekly Sports Review

25th April to 1st May

Last weekend the US quartet of Heather MacLean, Kendall Ellis, Roisin Willis, and Elle Purrier St Pierre broke an unusual athletics record. The distance medley relay comprises legs of 1200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m and is only a world record discipline outdoors. MacLean is the US indoor 1500m champion, Ellis became a last-minute replacement for Olympic 400m hurdles champion Sydney McLaughlin, 17-year-old Willis covered the 800m, while Purrier St Pierre is a world indoor 3000m silver medalist, and together they produced a time of 10:33.85. They took nearly 3 seconds off the previous record. Last Sunday Romania's Joan Chelimo Melly and Ethiopia's Mosinet Geremew both broke course records at the Seoul Marathon, a World Athletics Elite Platinum Label road race. The following day at the Boston Marathon, another Elite Platinum Label road race, Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir and Evans Chebet reigned supreme. At the recent Carifta Games hosted by Kingston, Jamaica, the local quartet of Tina Clayton, Serena Cole, Brianna Lyston and Tia Clayton broke the U20 4x100 World Record with a time of 42.58. Cape Town hosted the Two Oceans Marathon last Sunday, an IAU Gold Label road race. Ethiopia's Edndale Belachew claimed the men's race by two seconds, while South Africa Gerda Steyn claimed a hat-trick of titles. In addition, Steyn also became the first women to break the 3:30 barrier in the 56 km race. We close the athletics section with news of Elaine Thompson-Herah, five-time Olympic champion, who ran the fastest women's 100m this year at the Golden Games in California. Thompson-Herah's time was 10.89.

The Longines Global Champions Tour reached the second round last weekend at the unique venue on Miami beach. Katrin Eckermann claimed the top honours and her second LGCT Grand Prix win, while Ludger Beerbaum is still in charge of the LGCT rankings. Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas successfully defended his Monte-Carlo Masters title to capture his second ATP Masters 1000 crown. Three further Ice Hockey World Championships completed this week, all in the Men's U18 category. Slovakia triumphed in Division I, Group A, Mexico won Division III, Group A, while Luxembourg won Division III, Group B. The Netherlands are the new 2022 IKF U19 Korfball World Champions after beating Belgium 23-19, with Chinese Taipei claiming bronze against Germany. Claire Fahey successfully defended her Real Tennis World Championship title in Fontainebleau defeating Lea van der Zwalman 6-0 6-2. The USA have dominated the ICU Cheerleading World Championships in Orlando, especially in the youth categories.

The magic feet of Argentina's Marcos Moneta took his nation to an emotional victory at the World Rugby Men's Sevens Series in Vancouver. Santiago Gómez Cora, the Argentina head coach, was playing the last time that his country last won a Cup event on the circuit way back in 2009 in San Diego. In Racketlon, Zuzana Severinová will become the new Women’s Singles No.1 in May after winning the women's singles title at the recent Nick Matthew Steel City Open. In the previous round of the World Surf League Championship Tour, Brazil's Filipe Toledo and Australia's Tyler Wright claimed the titles at Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia. Toledo and Hawaii's Carissa Moore lead the overall rankings. Finally, tomorrow one of cycling's oldest and toughest road races turns 130. The Liege-Bastogne-Liege forms part of the classics and is one of the most prized one-day races on the UCI calendar.

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

Air Sports

20-30 April - 11th FAI World Paramotor Championships - Saquarema, Brazil

Aquatics

28-30 April - FINA Water Polo World League Europe Final Men 2022 - Podgorica, Montenegro

Armwrestling

24-30 April - Asian Armwrestling Championship Asian Para-armwrestling Championship - Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Athletics

30 April to 1 May - World Athletics Combined Events Tour Gold - 35th Multistars - Grosseto, Italy

Axe Throwing

May 1 - IATF - Batl Royale III - Vaughan, ON, USA

Boccia

25 April to 3 May - Rio de Janeiro 2022 World Boccia Cup - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Boule Lyonnaise

29 April to 1 May - FIB International Tournament U23 - Crikvenica, Croatia

Bodyboarding

29 April to 7 May - IBC World Tour - Arica Cultura Bodyboard 2022 - Arica, Chile

Bodybuilding

30 April to 1 May - IFBB World Fit Model Cup - Riga, Latvia; IFBB International Cacique Body & Fitness - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bowling

1-8 May - Mediterranean Bowling Championships 2022 - Haidari, Greece

Bowls

25-29 April - 2022 World Bowls Indoor Championships - Bristol, England

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

30 April to 1 May - Dublin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2022 - Dublin, Ireland

Canoeing

30 April to 1 May - 2022 ICF Canoe Slalom Ranking Race - La Seu d'Urgell, Spain

Chess

20-30 April - European School Chess Championship 2022 - Rhodes Island, Greece

30 April to 4 May - World Cadet U8, U10, U12 Rapid & Blitz Championships 2022; World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid & Blitz Championships 2022 - Rhodes, Greece

May 1-10 - American Continental Championship 2022 - Sal Salvador, El Salvador

Curling

23-30 April - World Senior and Mixed Doubles Curling Championships 2022 - Geneva, Switzerland

30 April to 5 May - European Curling Championships 2022 C-Division - Kaunas, Lithuania; World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2022 - Lohja, Finland

Cycling

26 April to 1 May - UCI WorldTour - Tour de Romandie - Switzerland

28-30 April - UCI Gran Fondo World Series - 66 Degres Sud la Cyclo - Perpignan, France

30 April - UEC BMX European Cup Round 5 - Ravels, Belgium

1 May - UEC BMX European Cup Round 6 - Ravels, Belgium; UCI WorldTour - Eschborn-Frankfurt - Germany

Draughts

1-8 May - World National Teams Championship - Antalya, Turkey

Equestrian

28 April to 1 May - HUBSIDE Jumping de Grimaud - Grimaud, France; Longines Global Champions Tour - Mexico City, Mexico

30 April - Group One Racing - Premier's Champions Challenge; Computaform Sprint - Turffontein, South Africa; Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes - Newmarket, England

1 April - Group One Racing - The Tenno Sho - Hanshin, Japan; Prix Ganay - Longchamp, France; Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes - Newmarket, England

Eton Fives

30 April - Ladies Championships Semi-finals - Eton College, Windsor, England

Fencing

29 April to 1 May - FIE Senior Individual and Team World Cup - Plovdiv, Bulgaria; FIE Épée Grand Prix - Cairo, Egypt; FIE Reinhold-Würth-Cup - Tauberbischofsheim, Germany; 2022 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Satellite World Cup - Frejus, France

Fishing Sport

23-30 April - World Championships Shore Angling Youth (U16) and Juniors (U21) - La Tremblade, France

Floorball

April 29-30 - IFF Men's World Floorball Championship 2022 Qualification AMER 2022 - Fort Worth, TX, USA

Football

26 April - UEFA European U17 Championship

Freestyle Football

1 April to 8 October - Red Bull Street Style 2022 - National, Regional & World Final (Croatia)

Games

28 April to 8 May - South American Youth Games 2022 - Rosario, Argentina

Golf

28 April to 1 May - The Crowns - Nagoya GC Wago Course, Japan; Women's NSW Open - Coolangatta & Tweed Heads GC, Australia; 2021 Nexus Advisernet WA Open - Royal Fremantle GC, Australia; The Tour Championship - Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate, South Africa; Catalunya Championship - PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness, Spain; Mexico Open at Vidanta - Vidanta Vallarta, Mexico; Palos Verdes Championship presented by BoA - Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

Ice Hockey

23 April to 1 May - 2022 IIHF Men's U18 World Championship - Landshut, Kaufbeuren, Germany

24-30 April - 2022 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I, Group A - Angers, France

25 April to 1 May - 2022 IIHF Men's U18 World Championship Division I, Group B - Asiago, Italy

26 April to 1 May - 2022 IIHF Men's World Championship Division I, Group B - Tychy, Poland

Judo

29 April to 1 May - European Judo Championships Seniors - Sofia, Bulgaria

Karate

29 April to 1 May - WKF Karate ! 2022 Youth League - Limassol, Cyprus

Kickboxing

30 April to 1 May - Germanopen - Heroes of Germany - Hamburg, Germany

Kite Sports

23-30 April - IKA World Tour - Semaine Olympique Francaise Hyeres - Hyeres, France

Mixed Martial Arts

April 1 - UFC Main Card - Rob Font v Marlon Vera; Andrei Arlovski v Jake Collier; Andre Fili v Joanderson Brito; Jared Gordon v Grant Dawson; Darren Elkins v Tristan Connelly; Krzysztof Jotko v Gerald Meerschaert - Las Vegas, NV, USA

Modern Pentathlon

26 April to 1 May - UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Cup - Budapest, Hungary

29 April to 1 May - UIPM Tetrathlon 2022 European Cup U17 & U19 - Barcelona, Spain

30 April - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Skopje, North Macedonia

1 May - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Rust'avi, Georgia

Motor Racing

28 April to 1 May - FIA Karting European Championship - Zuera, Spain

April 29 to May 1 - NTT INDYCAR Series - Honda INDYCAR Grand Prix of Alabama - Birmingham, AL, USA

30 April - FIA Formula E World Championship Round 6 - Monaco

May 1 - 2022 NASCAR Cup Series - Dover Motor Speedway, DEL, USA

Motorcycling

29 April to 1 May - FIM MotoGP World Championship - Gran Premio Red Bull de España - Circuito de Jerez, Spain

April 30 - AMA Supercross Championship Round 16 - Denver, CO, USA

Padel

24 April to 1 May - World Padel Tour - Albacete Challenger 2022 - Albacete, Spain

1-8 May - World Padel Tour - Brussels Padel Open - Brussels, Belgium

Pool

28 April to 2 May - Pool Euro Tour Men's & Women's Dynamic Billiard Treviso Open - Treviso, Italy

Powerboating

April 30 to May 1 - P1 AquaX Tour - Kissimmee, FL, USA

Racquetball

April 28-30 - IRT World Tour 2022 - Socal Open - Canoga Park, CA, USA

April 29 to May 1 - LPRT Tour - Mid Atlantic Spring Fling - Reston, VA, USA

Rafting

29 April to 2 May - Euro Cup 3 Kosovo - Zubin Potok, Kosovo

Rodeo (Pro)

April 27-28 - Wharton County Youth Fair - Wharton, TX, USA

April 28-30 - Helotes Breakaway Roping; Helotes Festival Association Rodeo - Helotes, TX, USA

April 29-30 - 44th George Paul Memorial Xtreme Bull Riding - Del Rio, TX, USA; Resistol Rookie Roundup; Fort Worth Breakaway - Forth Worth, TX, USA; Stonyford Rodeo; Stonyford Breakaway Roping - Stonyford, CA, USA

April 29 to May 1 - Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo - Drayton Valley, AB, USA; Kananaskis Pro Rodeo - Coleman, AB, USA ; Coleman Breakaway - Coleman, AB, USA

April 29 - Bar T Permit Challenge - Mt. Pleasant, UT, USA; National Circuit Finals Steer Roping Permit Section - Torrington, WY, USA

April 30 to May 1 - National Circuit Finals Steer Roping - Torrington, WY, USA

May 1 - Riverdale Rodeo - Riverdale, CA, USA

Rugby Union

26 March to 30 April - Women's Six Nations

30 April - Wales Women v Italy Women; France Women v England Women; Ireland Women v Scotland Women

April 30 to May 1 - World Rugby HSBC Women's Sevens Series - Langford, Canada

Sailing

28 April to 1 May - World Match Racing Tour - Szczecin Match Race - Szczecin, Poland

29 April to 6 May - IODA Optimist Asian & Oceania American Championship - Yeosu, South Korea

Shooting Sport

19-30 April - ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Lonato, Italy

Slacklining

1 May to 21 June - ISA World Cup - Virtual

Snooker

16 April to 2 May - World Snooker Tour World Championship - Sheffield, England

Sled Dog Sports

26 April to 1 May - IFSS Latin American Championships & Latin American Masters - Dryland - Villarrica, Chile

Squash

27-30 April - European Team Championships - Eindhoven, Netherlands

May 1-7 - PSA World Tour - J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions 2022 - New York, USA

Surfing

24 April to 4 May - World Surf League Championship Tour Event 5 - Margaret River, WA, Australia

Table Soccer

April 28 to May 1 - ITSF Pro Tour 2022 - Florida State - Clearwater, FL, USA

30 April to 1 May - ITSF Pro Tour - Swiss Tablesoccer Series Riggisberg - Riggisberg, Switzerland

Tennis

25 April to 1 May - BMW Open by American Express (ATP) - Munich, Germany; Millennium Estoril Open - Estoril, Portugal

28 April to 8 May - WTA/ATP 1000 - Mutua Madrid Open - Madrid, Spain

April 30 to May 7 - 2022 ITF Super-Seniors World Individual Championships - Palm Beach County, FL, USA

Triathlon

30 April - 2022 Oceania Triathlon Junior Championships - Werribee, Victoria, Australia

1 May - IRONMAN Australia - Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia; 2022 Asia Triathlon Cup - Subic Bay, Philippines

* 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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