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The Weekly Sports Review

Monday, 31st October

WEPF Eightball in Killarney

The World Eightball Pool Federation had their flagship event over the previous week when Killarney hosted the WEPF 8-Ball World Championship. In the Men's Team event, defending champions England secured the trophy for an incredible 21st time with an 11-6 victory over Northern Ireland. However, Northern Ireland did make history by winning the inaugural World Team Shootout after defeating Malta 7-3. Barbara Taylor and Pat Ward claimed the World Masters titles. Barbara Taylor then joined an exclusive club of multiple-time world champions by defeating Sarah Coxon 8-5 for the Ladies 8-Ball Championship. Finally, it was Ronan McCarthy's day as he secured the Men's 8-Ball Championship with an 11-6 victory over Chris Day.

With an incredibly packed motorsport season, the Fédération Internationale de I’Automobile, motorsport's world governing body, also hosted the FIA Motorsport Games over the previous five days at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Marseille. In a Rallycross-style format, Team France claimed Rally2, while Rally4 went to Spain. Team Germany won Auto Slalom, while Team Latvia overcame strong competition in Drifting. Cross Car received the first medals this year with the Netherlands and France claiming the junior and senior titles. Britain's James Baldwin earned his nation’s first-ever FIA Motorsport Games gold medal. GT went to Team France, while Italy's Andrea Kimi Antonelli earned a comfortable win in the KCMG Formula 4. In Karting, Team Belgium won Endurance, Team Germany took Slalom, while Peru made history by claiming junior and senior titles in Sprint. In Touring Cars, the Netherlands earned their second gold medal to cap off a thoroughly successful games in France.

In the previous edition, we reported on China dominating the ISSF World Championship Pistol/Rifle. They ended the medals table on 27 gold, with India making ground on 12, and third place going to Norway on 7. Unstoppable Senegal earned their fourth Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

In baseball, Philadelphia's Phillies overcame Houston Astros 6-5 in game one the best-of-seven World Series. The Phillies were trailing 5-0 at one stage of the match. India overcame Australia 5-4 in a shootout of the 2022 Sultan of Johor Cup, a premier trophy in field hockey. 

The elite champions of the 2022 World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki went to Italy's Gianluca Pozzatti and Denmark's Alberte Kjær Pedersen. Staying with triathlons, St. George in Utah hosted the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The champions are USA's Taylor Knibb and Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt. 

The International Bodyboarding Corporation World Tour wrapped up the season in The Canaries over the weekend. South Africa's Tristan Roberts and Brazil's Isabela Sousa claimed the 2022 Men's and Women's Titles, while the Junior Titles went to Spain's Jorge Hernãndez and Brazil's Luna Hardman. The Dropknee Title belongs to Hawaii's Dave Hubbard. 

Spain are the new FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Champions after defeating Colombia 1-0 in Mumbai. Nigeria beat Germany for the bronze medal. Hosts Fiji won the women's title at the FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup held in Suva, while the men's gold went to New Caledonia. 

In boxing news, Ireland's Katie Taylor retained her IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO world lightweight titles over the weekend at New York's Madison Square Garden. The World Fisher Random Chess Championship is one one of the biggest tournaments in chess and this year Reykjavík were the hosts. Reigning world champion Magnus Carlson was the surprise elimination, with USA's Hikaru Nakamura taking the coveted title. Mongolia won three titles at the FIDE World Amateur Chess Championships. 

Japan topped the medals table at the World Karate Federation World Championships for Cadets, Juniors and U21. With only two races to complete the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Sweden's Johan Kristoffersson has his hand firmly on the trophy standing 39 points clear of nearest rival and compatriot Timmy Hansen. 

Brimin Kipkorir Misoi and Selly Chepyego Kaptich achieved a Kenyan double at the Frankfurt Marathon. On Sunday Sweden's Torbjörn Blomdahl won his 45th UIM Carom Billiards World Cup hosted by Veghel, Netherlands. Britain's Todd Ellis and France's Emmanuelle Clement are the FIM Sidecar World Champions. In badminton, Japan's Tomoka Miyazaki and Taiwan's Kuo Kuan Lin are the BWF Junior World Champions. 

Finally, Australia's 23-year-old Nedd Brockmann completed an incredible achievement during last week by running 3,953 km (2,456 miles) from Perth's Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia to Sydney's Bondi Beach in the east in a spectacular 46 days and 12 hours.

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

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