6th to 10th March
We bring you a change to the previous versions of our weekly sports review by separating the weekdays and the weekend overview. We dive straight into squash where two Professional Squash Association World Tour events completed earlier in the week. USA No.2 Olivia Fiechter claimed the Chestnut Hill Classic 2023, her second World Tour title, played at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Over in Cairo competition was intense at the 2023 Black Ball Open. Major world ranking points were also at stake. In the women's final honours went to World No.1 and local star Nouran Gohar who successfully defended her title. England's Mohamed ElShorbagy claimed his fifth World Tour title by taking the men's final in three sets. Egypt's Mostafa Asal and Nouran Gohar currently lead the world rankings.
Jakarta brought together Asia's best shooting sport experts at the Asian Rifle/Pistol Cup 2023. The dominant nation was South Korea topping the table with three gold and five silver. Cairo staged the CAC Track African Championships that completed on Thursday. Forty-four titles were on offer with full results here: https://bit.ly/3l0mXqz The Cazoo Premier League Darts completed Night Six in Liverpool on Thursday. Dutch star Michael van Gerwen celebrated a record-breaking third consecutive nightly win.
A few titles were completed in two International Ski & Snowboard Federation World Cup events. Krvavec in Slovenia is currently hosting the FIS Telemark World Cup, that also includes the Junior World Championships. Switzerland's Martina Wyss and Norway's Trym Nygaard Loeken won Sprint World Cup Gold, while the Sprint Junior World Championship titles were claimed by France's Augustine Carliez and Alexis Page. Åre in Sweden is the location for the FIS Women's Alpine World Cup. USA's Mikaela Shiffrin incredible run continued on Friday winning the Giant Slalom. At only 27, Shiffrin has now been crowned the most decorated World Cup skier of all time. Having won 86 times from 244 starts, the win ratio is an incredible 35.3%, with appearances on the podium at 55.3%.
Oestersund is the penultimate round of the International Biathlon Union World Cup tour. Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe has won the BMW IBU World Cup Total Score for the fourth time. On Thursday Italy Dorothea Wierer won the 15 km Individual, while the 20 km Individual title was claimed by Germany's Benedikt Doll. Shchuchinsk is a city in northern-central Kazakhstan and is the host of the IBU Youth Junior World Championships. Kaja Zorc of Slovenia and Benjamin Menz of Germany won Individual Gold. Germany and the Czech Republic were victorious in the Youth Women's and Men's Relays, while Germany's Women and Norway's Men won the Junior Relays. In the Youth Sprint, Germany's Julia Tannheimer and Norway's Kasper Kalkenberg claimed Gold.
To close off the week, the Progressive American Flat Track season opened at the famous Daytona Beach in Florida. Dallas Daniels won Race I on Thursday, with Race II to come over the weekend.
Until next time, have a great weekend in sport.