Italy top medals table at ISSF Shotgun World Cup

This week in review

12th to 18th August

We start our review today with MotoGP. Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team is 63 points clear of the overall rider standings leading into the next race at the Redbull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, tomorrow. The defending champion has also claimed pole position for the race and looks unstoppable in his quest to claim the title this year. We are also just past the halfway stage of the championship. After 10 days of action and 69 matches in Durban, South Africa, The Netherlands have been crowned champions of the 2019 IKF Korfball World Championship. The final was played against Belgium with the score ending at 31-18. The gold medal for the Lacrosse Women's U19 World Championship 2019 will be played between Canada and the USA later today. Australia have claimed the bronze medal in an earlier match. Peterborough in Ontario has been hosting the tournament. Penrith in New South Wales has been the venue for the 2019 International Blind Sports Federation Goalball Youth World Championships. Thailand claimed the title for the boys, while the girl's title belongs to Brazil.  

South Africa have claimed the 2019 Rugby Championship title and were also unbeaten in the competition. This year the tournament has been shortened as the Rugby World Cup 2019 starts in Japan on the 20th September. Several teams will also be playing friendly matches in final preparations over the next two weekends as team coaches will decide on the final squad to be chosen. Japan has claimed the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019 and will look to be a strong team representing the host nation. In South Africa the host nation, Uganda, Kenya and Madagascar are currently playing in a tournament to determine the team to qualify for the Women's Rugby World Cup 2021. In cricket Australia have claimed the first test in The Ashes Series with former captain Steve Smith proving to be the difference between the two teams. The second test starts on Wednesday at the Lord's Cricket Ground. This week we have World Championships in Chess, Climbing, Fistball, Handball, Orienteering, Match Sailing, Grass Skiing, Masters Snooker, Outdoor Freediving, Underwater Hockey, Water Skiing, Weightlifting, Track Cycling, Mountain Biking, Fishing and Wrestling. 

We hope your sport has been listed below. Until next time, have great sporting week!

Air Sports

5th August to Sunday - 16th FAI World Paragliding Championship - Kruševo, North Macedonia

6th August to Monday - 2019 FAI F3D-F5D World Championship for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft - Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

10th August to Saturday - 15th FAI European Microlight Championships - Ignalina, Lithuania

11th August to Saturday - 2019 FAI F5J World Championship for Electric Powered Thermal Duration Gliders - Boleraz, Slovakia

Monday to Thursday - 4th FAI World Cup of Speed Skydiving; 3rd FAI European Speed Skydiving Championships - Dunkeswell, England

Saturday to 20th August - 10th FAI World Cup of Canopy Formation - Strejnic, Romania

American Football

11th August to Sunday - Women's European Championships - Leeds, England

Aquatics

5th August to Sunday - 18th FINA World Masters Championships - Gwangju, South Korea

Thursday to Saturday - FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 #3 - Singapore

Athletics

Sunday - IAAF Diamond League - Müller Grand Prix Birmingham - Birmingham, England

Badminton

Tuesday to Sunday - Yonex Akita Masters 2019 - Akita, Japan

Basketball

9th August to Saturday - FIBA U16 European Championship - Udine, Italy

Beach Soccer

Friday to Sunday - Euro Beach Soccer League Catania 2019 - Catania, Italy

Bodybuilding

Friday to Saturday - African Championship - Luanda, Angola

Bowling

Friday to Sunday - Ten-pin World Tour - New Mexico Open - Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA

Chess

Thursday to 19th August - World Cadet U8, U10, U12 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2019 - Minsk, Belarus

Climbing

11th to 21st August - IFSC Climbing World Championships - Hachioji, Japan

Friday to Sunday - Asia K Climbing Championship - Huairou, Beijing

Sunday to 21st August - IFSC Climbing World Championships Combined - Hachioji, Japan

Cricket

Wednesday to Sunday - Sri Lanka v New Zealand (1st Test) - Galle, Sri Lanka; England v Australia (2nd Test) - London, England

Wednesday - West Indies v India (3rd ODI) - Port of Spain, Trinidad

Crossminton

Saturday - World Series - 2019 ICO Crossminton Swedish Open powered by Speedminton - Gothenburg, Sweden

Cycling

Monday to Sunday - Road - Binck Bank Tour - The Netherlands/Belgium

Wednesday to Sunday - Track - 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships - Frankfurt, Germany

Thursday - Mountainbike - UCI Mountainbike Bike Eliminator World Championships - Waregem, Belgium

Saturday - Road - Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda West Sweden TTT - Sweden

Sunday - Road - Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda West Sweden RR - Sweden

Sunday - Mountainbike - UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup powered by Citymountainbike.com - Valkenswaard, The Netherlands

Draughts

Saturday to 22nd August - Xingqiu Cup World Cup - Lishui, China

Equestrian

7th August to Tuesday - FEI Eventing Nations Cup - Le Pin au Haras, France

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes; Del Mar Oaks - Del Mar, California, USA; Alabama Stakes - Saratoga, New York, USA

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Darley Prix Jean Romanet; Darley Prix Morny - Deauville, France

Fistball

11th August to Saturday - IFA 2019 Fistball World Championship - Winterthur, Switzerland

Fishing

10th August to Saturday - FIPS-Mo Youth World Championships 2019 - Vyssi Brod/Herbetov, Czech Republic

Games

Saturday - Nitro World Games Utah - Utah Motorsports Campus, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Golf

Thursday to Sunday - Sarawak Championship - Sarawak, Malaysia; D&D Real Czech Masters - Prague, Czech Republic; BMW Championship - Medinah, Illinois, USA

Gymnastics

Friday to Sunday - FIG BSB Bank World Challenge Cup 2019 -  Minsk, Belarus

Handball

6th August to Sunday - 2019 IHF Men's U19 World Championship - Skopje, North Macedonia

Ju Jitsu

Wednesday to 21st August - 4th Ju Jitsu Asian Championship 2019 - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Marathon Ski

Sunday - Ushuaia Loppet - 42.4km - Ushuaia, Argentina

Modern Pentatlon

4th August to Monday - 2019 Senior European Championships - Bath, England

Motorcycling

Sunday - FIM Motocross - MXGP of Italy - Imola, Italy

Mountainboarding

Saturday - Swiss Downhill Open - Flumserberg, Switzerland

Orienteering

Monday to Saturday - Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2019 - Østfold, Norway

Polo

3rd August to Tuesday - Silver Cup - Spain

6th August to Friday - Richard Mille Cup - France

Monday to 30th August - Coupe d'Or - France

Saturday to 29th August - Gold Cup - France; Gold Cup - Spain

Racketlon

Friday to Sunday - World Tour - CHA London Open - London, England

Rugby

Tuesday - Union - Kenya Women v Uganda Women; Madagascar Women v South Africa Women - Brakpan, South Africa 

Friday to Sunday - Touch - European Touch Junior Championships - Paris, France

Saturday - Union - Madagascar Women v Uganda Women; South Africa Women v Kenya Women - Brakpan, South Africa; Wales v England - Cardiff, Wales; Uganda v Zambia - Kampala, Uganda; New Zealand Women v Australia Women; New Zealand v Australia - Auckland, New Zealand; South Africa v Argentina - Pretoria, South Africa; France v Scotland - Nice, France

Sailing

Monday to Saturday - 2019 Youth Match Racing World Championship - Ekaterinburg, Russia

Shooting

Tuesday to 23rd August - ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Lahti, Finland

Skiing

Tuesday to Sunday - World Grass Skiing Championship - Marbachegg, Switzerland

Slacklining

Friday to Sunday - Slackline European Cup 2019 - Fornos de Algodres, Portugal

Snooker

Wednesday to Sunday - ROKiT World Masters Championships - Sheffied, England

Saturday - Women's Tour Championship 2019 - Sheffield, England

Softball

10th August to Saturday - U19 Women's Softball World Cup 2019 - Irvine, California, USA

Sport Stacking

Sunday - SPEED STACKS Asian Championship Challenge 6th - Seoul, South Korea

Table Soccer

Friday to Sunday - Pro Tour - Varna Foosball Open 2019 - Varna, Bulgaria

Table Tennis

Tuesday to Sunday - 2019 ITTF World Tour ASAREL Bulgaria Open - Panagyurishte, Bulgaria

Tennis

Monday to Sunday - Western & Southern Open - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (WTA/ATP)

Sunday to 24th August - Winston-Salem Open - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Triathlon

Thursday to Friday - 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event - Tokyo, Japan

Saturday - 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup - Tokyo, Japan

Sunday - 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series - Tokyo, Japan; 2019 Zilina ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Zilina, Slovakia; 2019 Kecskemét ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup - Kecskemét, Hungary

Underwater Sports

6th August to Monday - 4th CMAS Freediving Outdoors World Championship - Roatán, Hungary

Wednesday to Sunday - Finswimming Pan American Championship - Santa Marta, Colombia

Wednesday to 24th August - Underwater Hockey 5th World Age Group Championship - Sheffield, England

University Sports

Tuesday to 19th August - 2019 World Rowing University Regatta - Xi An, China

Waterski & Wakeboarding

Monday to Sunday - 2019 IWWF World Water Ski Championship - Putrajaya, Malaysia

Weightlifting

Friday to 24th August - IWF Masters World Championships - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Wrestling

Monday to Sunday - Junior World Championships - Tallinn, Estonia

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