Your Weekday Sports Review

5th - 9th June

Since Tuesday Innsbruck has been the centre of attention for all trail running fans as the famous Austrian city, normally associated with snow sports, has been host to the 2nd World Mountain and Trail Running Championships. With one more day of championships to be decided tomorrow, in the meantime Austria's Andrea Mayr and Kenya's Patrick Kipgeno are the Women's and Men's Uphill Champions. In the Short Trail Race that was completed today, France's Clementine Geoffray and Norway's Stian Angermund claimed the top podium positions. 

Stade Charléty in Paris is the fourth stop of the Wanda Diamond League. It was an incredible night producing three world records. Norway's Jakob Ingebrigtsen stormed to the fastest 2 miles in history with a time of 7:54.10. USA's Valarie Allman reigned in the women's discuss throw with a distance of 69.04m, a new meeting record. The highlight of the evening came from Kenya's Faith Kipyegon. Exactly a week after breaking the women's 1500m world record, the fastest women's 5000m in history was produced in a time of 14:05.20. In the third highlight, Ethiopia's Lamecha Girma clocked 7:52.11 to break the 3000m steeplechase world record.

Hungary's Bence Bacskai became the Men's Champion of the Federation for International Footgolf World Cup held in Orlando, Florida. The Women's Champion is Slovakia's Lucia Cermáková, while the Senior Men's title belongs to Norway's Jan Aksel Odden. In the team category, France and Japan are the Men's and Women's Champions, while Argentina claimed the Senior Men's title. Mexico's Alan Cleland Jr. and Brazil's Tatiana Weston-Webb are the Men's and Women's Champions of the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games held in Surf City, El Salvador. South Africans Jordy Smith and Sarah Baum, New Zealanders Saffi Vette and Billy Stairmand, and Japan’s Shino Matsuda all qualified for Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Peru and France won the Men's and Women's Team gold.

In cycling news, Rayong in Thailand staged the Asian Road Cycling Championships for Seniors, Juniors, and Para cyclists. Follow the link for the full results.

India and South Korea topped the table with six gold medals each, but it was India who reigned at the International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. Up to 84 medal positions were contested between 18 nations. Over to dance sport where Skopje in North Macedonia was the location for the International Dance Organization European Hip Hop and Popping Championships. Full results can be viewed here.

In the International Cricket Council World Test Championship Final played at The Oval in London, India have given themselves some hope after a fightback on day three. At the close, Australia lead by 296 runs in their second innings.

Until next time, have a great weekend in sport. 

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