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10th to 16th May

Last Monday Russia's Tamara Tansykkuzhina confirmed her status as champion by defending the Women's World Draughts Championship Title Match 2021 in Warsaw. Her challenger was local hero Natalia Sadowksa, who led for most of the tournament. The final day ended with 54 points each, resulting in five tie-breaks before a breakthrough came. Mark Selby also became a world champion on Monday by taking top honours at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield, England. Selby has now won 19 ranking titles and has held the number one position six times. The victory also places him eighth on the all-time list of ranking tournament wins. Moving over to the FIM Supercross World Championship, the final round completed in Salt Lake City last Saturday. Cooper Webb is the 450SX World Champion, while Colt Nichols and Justin Cooper are the World Champions in the 250SX East and 250SX West classes. A final look at results takes us to ice hockey where Frisco and Plano in Texas hosted the Ice Hockey Men's U18 World Championship. Canada became the new champions, consigning Russia to the silver medal. This is the second consecutive tournament that Russia lost out to the gold medal. Sweden, the winner in 2019, took up the bronze medal.

The British & Irish Lions touring squad was announced on Thursday. Perhaps more so than usual, the selectors have raised a few eyebrows with the omission of some star players. The first match starts on the 3rd July in Johannesburg and we feel many of the players left out of the squad will feature nearer to the latter stages of the tour. It may be clever player management by Warren Gatland, the head coach. Gatland has been head coach in 2013 to Australia and in 2017 to New Zealand. Over to the UCI WorldTour and one of the big events on the calendar; the Giro d'Italia began yesterday in Italy with the final day on the 30th May. It is the second biggest race and leads up to the Tour de France, starting on the 26th June. Various sports are currently going through a series of Olympic Games Qualification events, as the opening night of the 23rd July is only 11 weeks away. Before that we have the postponed UEFA Euro 2020 starting in a month on Tuesday. Finally, Calgary is currently hosting the World Women's Curling Championship. The round-robin matches are nearly completed before the knockout stages begin. The final will be played on Sunday.

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

Aesthetic Group Gymnastics

Thursday to 17th May - IFAGG World Cup, Challenge Cup, and European Championships - Moscow Russia

Armwrestling

Friday to 23rd May - European Armwrestling, Para-Armwrestling, and Deaf-Armwrestling Championship - Alytus, Lithuania

Athletics

Sunday - TCS World 10k Bengaluru - TBD - Bengaluru, India; European Race Walking Team Championships - Poděbrady, Czech Republic

Bodybuilding

Thursday to 17th May - IFBB European Championships - Santa Susanna, Spain

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Saturday to Sunday - Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 201 - North Richland Hills, TX, USA

Canoe

Wednesday to Thursday - 2021 Canoe Sprint European Olympic Qualifier - Szeged, Hungary

Thursday to Saturday - 2021 ICF Paracanoe World Cup 1 - Szeged, Hungary

Friday to Sunday - 2021 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 - Szeged, Hungary

Cricket

7th May to Tuesday - Zimbabwe v Pakistan (2nd Test) - Harare, Zimbabwe

Cycling

Thursday to Sunday - Tissot UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup - Hong Kong, China

Friday to Sunday - 2021 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic

Sunday to 19th May - UCI Para-Cycling World Cup - Ostend, Belgium

Dance

Saturday to 23rd May - ICO Western European Performing Arts Championship - Online

Darts

5th to 28th May - PDC Unibet Premier League Night 10-16 and Play-Offs - Milton Keynes, England

Equestrian

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - Doomben 10,000 - Doomben, Australia; The Goodwood - Morphettville, Australia; Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes - Newbury, England; Preakness Stakes - Pimlico, MD, USA

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Victoria Mile - Tokyo, Japan; Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains; Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches - Longchamp, France

Golf

Wednesday to Saturday - Betfred British Masters - Coldfield, England

Thursday to Sunday - Asia Pacific Diamond Cup Golf - Kanagawa, Japan; Investec South African Women's Open - Westlake GC, South Africa; AT&T Byron Nelson - McKinney, TX, USA

Gymnastics

Thursday to 21st May - 2021 Oceania Continental Championships - Gold Coast, Australia

Hockey

Wednesday to Thursday - FIH Pro League - London, Great Britain

Saturday to Sunday - FIH Pro League (Men) - Spain v India - Valencia, Spain; (Women) - Belgium v USA - Antwerp, Belgium

Kickboxing

Friday to Sunday - WAKO European Cup Serbia Open 2021 - Belgrade, Serbia

Modern Pentathlon

Thursday to Sunday - UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Final - Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Motorcycling

Friday to Sunday - FIM MotoGP World Championship - Shark Grand Prix de France - Le Mans, France

Motor Racing

Friday to Saturday - NTT Indycar Series - GM Grand Prix - Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IN, USA

Sunday - 2021 NASCAR Cup Series - Drydene 400 - Dover International Speedway, SC, USA

Orienteering

Thursday to Sunday - Orienteering World Cup Round 1 with European Orienteering Championships 2021 - Neuchátel, Switzerland

Roller Sports

Sunday to 23rd May - Dew Tour 2021 - Street and Park Pro Tour - Tokyo 2020 Qualification Event Season #2 - Des Moines, IA, USA

Rowing

Saturday to 17th May - 2021 World Rowing Final Olympic Qualification Regatta - Lucerne, Switzerland

Shooting Sport

7th to 17th May - ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Lonato, Italy

Surfing

2nd May to Wednesday - World Surf League Women's and Men's Championship Tour Stop #4 - Margaret River, WA, Australia

Sunday to 26th May - World Surf League Women's and Men's Championship Tour Stop #5 - Rottnest Island, WA, Australia

Table Hockey

Sunday - ITHF World Tour - Ukraine Cup 2021 - Kiev, Ukraine

Table Tennis

Friday to 19th May - Central American Championships - San Jose, Costa Rica

Triathlon

Saturday to Sunday - 2021 Europe Triathlon Senior and Junior Cup Caorle - Caorle, Italy

Tennis

Monday to Sunday - Internazionali BNL d'Italia (WTA) - Rome, Italy

Sunday to 22nd May - Belgrade (WTA) - Belgrade, Serbia; Emilia-Romagna Open (WTA) - Parma, Italy; Gonet Geneva Open (ATP) - Geneva, Switzerland

Weightlifting

Monday Friday - South American, Ibero-American & Open Senior Championships - Cali, Colombia

Sunday to 22nd May - African Championships - Antananarivo, Madagascar

* We have listed the above events based on the best information we can obtain, but some of these may be postponed or cancelled.

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