Italy top medals table at ISSF Shotgun World Cup

This week in review

8th to 14th July

Some of the bigger world tournaments are nearing conclusion today and also in the next few weeks. We have seen some fantastic football from various World Cup and Continental competitions. Today we have three finals. In Paris the reigning champions USA will take on The Netherlands in the FIFA Women's World Cup, while in Rio de Janeiro the hosts Brazil take on Peru in the Copa America final. A few hours later Mexico take on USA in the CONCACAF final at Soldier Field in Chicago. Over to Egypt and the concluding matches of the Round of 16 feature in the Africa Cup of Nations later today and tomorrow. So far Senegal, Benin, Nigeria and South Africa have booked their places in the quarter-finals. In Apia the 16th Pacific Games has already started today with the opening ceremony. Over 3000 athletes will be descending on the capital of Samoa for various types of sport over the next two weeks. The closing ceremony is on Saturday, 20th July. The city of Napoli has been enjoying the company of the world's top student athletes in the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire 30th Summer Universiade. The summer games conclude on Sunday. 

Over to the ICC Cricket World Cup where the top four teams were already determined on Friday, but not the order of play. That was finally established in the last group matches of the tournament when India played Sri Lanka and Australia played South Africa. India won to top the table, while Australia lost and moved to second place. India will now face New Zealand on Tuesday and Australia will face England on Thursday. The final is scheduled for Sunday at Lord's. The biggest road race on the UCI WorldTour started yesterday in Brussels, As Chris Froome, the champion of 2018, has now returned home to recover further from his injuries, we will have a new winner this year. We will keep you up to date of the latest owner of the Yellow Jersey over the next three weeks. Next Friday is also the start of the biggest aquatics event on the FINA calendar. The FINA World Championships 2019 will be hosted by Gwangju in South Korea until the 28th July. In motor racing the final event of the FIA Formula E World Championship heads to New York for two days of racing on Saturday and Sunday. Jean-Éric Vergne of France leads the standings on 130 points.

Liverpool in England will be the host city for the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 from Friday until the 21st July. Sixteen teams will be involved with Australia as the top ranked team and defending champion. In rugby union the World Rugby U20 Trophy 2019 starts on Tuesday in various locations in Brazil. The teams involved are Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Portugal, Tonga and Uruguay. The tournament also acts as a qualifying event for the World Rugby U20 Championship. Finally, Wimbledon has a rest day today before we go to the final week of matches. The finals are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Let's hope the teenage sensation Coco Gauff will continue with her winning form this week. Until next time, have a great sporting week.

Air Sports

6th to 21st July - 20th FAI European Gliding Championships - Prievidza, Slovakia

7th July to Saturday - 2nd FAI World Intermediate Aerobatic Championship - Břeclav, Czech Republic

Saturday to 27th July - 22nd FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship - Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Saturday to Sunday - 2019 Red Bull Air Race World Championship - Budapest, Hungary

Sunday to 20th July - 2019 FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders - Jakabszallas, Hungary 

Aquatics

Friday to 28th July - 18th FINA World Championships - Gwangju, South Korea

Archery

6th July to Sunday - Para Archery European Cup Circuit - 2nd Leg - Para World Ranking - Nove Mesto, Czech Republic

Thursday to 18th July - Tokyo 2020 Test Event - Tokyo, Japan

Armwrestling

Thursday to Sunday - African Armwrestling Championship - Bamako, Mali

Athletics

Thursday to Friday - Diamond League Meeting - Herculis - Monaco

Badminton

Tuesday to Sunday - YONEX US Open 2019 - Fullerton, USA

Beach Soccer

Friday to Sunday - BSWW Tour - Morocco Beach Soccer Cup 2019 - Agadir, Morocco

Bodyboarding

4th July to Sunday - Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival - Ola La Cupula, Antofagasta, Chile

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Saturday - New York BJJ Pro IBJJF Championship - New York, USA

Bridge

4th July to Thursday - 27th European Youth Bridge Team Championships - Oslo, Norway

Canoeing

Thursday to Sunday - 2019 Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint European - Racice, Czech Republic 

Casting Sport

Saturday - International Casting Tournament Schoolplace Youth World Cup - Nove-Zamky, Slovakia

Chess

Tuesday to 15th July - 3rd World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled 2019 - Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

Thursday to 25th July - FIDE Grand Prix Series - Riga, Latvia

Cliff Diving

Sunday - Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Raouché, Lebanon

Climbing

Thursday to Saturday - IFSC Climbing World Cup - Chamonix, France

Cricket (ICC Cricket World Cup)

Tuesday - Semi-final - India v New Zealand - Manchester

Thursday - Semi-final - Australia v England - Birmingham

Sunday - Final - TBC - London

Cycling

5th July to Sunday - Road - Giro d'Italia internazionale Femminile - Italy

6th to 28th July - Road - Tour de France - Belgium/France

Friday to Sunday - Mountainbike - Mercedes-Benz Mountain Bike World Cup - Les Gets, France

Draughts

Sunday to 20th July - RotterDamsOpen World Cup - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Equestrian

Thursday to Sunday - Showjumping - Falsterbo Horse Show - Falsterbo, Sweden; Longines Global Champions League - Chantilly, France

Friday - Group 1 Racing - Tattersills Falmouth Stakes - Newmarket, England

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - Darley July Cup Stakes - Newmarket, England; Diana Stakes - Saratoga, USA

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris - Longchamp

Flying Disc

Monday to Saturday - WFDF 2019 World Overall Championships - Richmond, USA

Saturday to 20th July - WFDF 2019 World U24 Ultimate Championships - Helderberg, Germany

Football

16th June to 8th July - CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019 - Caribbean/North America

21st June to 20th July - Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Egypt

Games

7th to 20th July - XVI Pacific Games - Apia, Samoa

Golf

Thursday to Sunday - Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open - North Berwick, Scotland; Marathon Classic presented by Dana - Sylvania, OH, USA; John Deere Classic - Silvis, IL, USA

Gymnastics

7th July to Saturday - 16th World Gymnaestrada 2019 - Dornbirn, Austria

Judo

Friday to Sunday - World Tour - Budapest Grand Prix 2019 - Budapest, Hungary

Ju-Jitsu

Sunday to 21st July - 4th Ju Jitsu Asian Championships 2019 - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Korfball

5th July to Tuesday - U15 European Korfball Championship 2019 - Dunakeszi, Hungary

Modern Pentathlon

6th July to Sunday - UIPM 2019 Junior Pentathlon World Championships - Drzonkow, Poland

Motorcycling

Friday to Sunday - FIM Superbikes - Geico US Round 9 - Laguna Seca, USA

Sunday - FIM Motocross - MXGP of Asia - Semarang, Indonesia

Motor Racing

Saturday to Sunday - FIA Formula E - New York City E-Prix - New York, USA

Sunday - FIA Formula One - British Grand Prix - Silverstone, England

Mountaineering

Sunday - MIGU Run Skyrunner World Series - Buff Epic Trail 42km - Barruera, Spain

Mountain Running

Sunday - WMRA World Cup Race # 3 Grossglocknerlauf 12.7km - Heiligenblut, Austria

Netball

Friday to 21st July - Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 - Liverpool, England

Orienteering

6th July to Friday - World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 - Riga, Latvia; Junior World Orienteering Championships 2019 - Silkeborg, Denmark

Padel

Tuesday to Sunday - World Tour - Valencia Master - Valencia, Spain

Para Sports

Wednesday to 15th July - IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup - Warsaw, Poland

Thursday to Sunday - Wimbledon Wheelchair Tennis - London, England

Friday to Sunday - World Rowing Cup III - Rotterdam, Amsterdam

Saturday to 19th July - Nur-Sultan 2019 World Para Powerlifting Championships - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Polo

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

Powerboating

Saturday to Sunday - P1 Aquacross - Torquay, England

Racerunning

7th July to Sunday - 23rd International Camp & Cup - Frederiksberg, Denmark

Racketlon

Friday to Sunday - World Tour - IWT Latvian Open - Riga, Latvia

Roller Sports

29th June to Sunday - World Skate World Roller Games 2019 - Barcelona, Spain

Rowing

Friday to Sunday - 2019 World Rowing Cup III - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rugby

Tuesday to 21st July - Union - World Rugby U20 Trophy 2019 - Brazil

Sambo

Sunday - Team Sambo World Cup - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

School Sports

7th July to Friday - Inclusive Games - Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

Shooting

30th June to Thursday - ISSF World Championship Shotgun - Lonato del Garda, Italy

Friday to 20th July - ISSF Junior World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun - Suhl, Germany

Surfing

Tuesday to 22nd July - World Tour - Corona Open J-Bay - Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Table Tennis

Tuesday to Sunday - Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open - Geelong, Australia

Tennis

1st July to Sunday - Wimbledon - London, England

Triathlon

Saturday to Sunday - 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup - Tiszaujvaros, Hungary; 2019 Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup - Magog, Canada

University Sports

3rd July to Sunday - 30th Summer Universiade - Napoli, Italy

Volleyball

Wednesday to Sunday - FIVB Volleyball Nations League Finals Men - Chicago, USA

Friday to 21st July - FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship - Léon Guanajuato & Aguascalient, Mexico

Windsurfing

Friday to 20th July - 2019 Gran Canaria PWA World Cup - Gran Canaria, Spain

Wrestling

Tuesday to Sunday - Asian Junior Championships - Chon Buri, Thailand

Thursday to Sunday - World Tour - Yasar Dogu - Istanbul, Turkey

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