Your Weekend Sports Review Part 1

17th - 18th June

Light Winds in Chicago

Known affectionately as The Windy City, Chicago opened the first round of Season 4 of the Sail Grand Prix. The wind was however, very light, and New Zealand's Peter Burling mastered the conditions the best to record victory. Australia, the defending champions, came in second, with Canada completing the podium. The teams now move to Los Angeles for next weekend's race. Remaining with sailing news, the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy in England hosted the International Moth World Championship. It was further success for New Zealand as Jacob Pye was crowned champion.

Two further results have come in for those followers of online backgammon. Run by the World Backgammon Internet Federation, Switzerland's Ernst Kümin has won the WBIF Champions Cup, while the WBIF World Speed Champion is Denmark's Jakob Rasmussen. Over to the main aquatics event where Hungary has beaten Serbia to win the World Aquatics Men's U20 Water Polo World Championships in Bucharest. USA took the bronze medal. World Rowing presented the second World Cup of the season in Varese, Italy. The full results of a very successful weekend can be viewed here:

Denmark's Mattias Jensen has won the Tour de Suisse, a UCI WorldTour road race. We reported on Friday of the sad loss of Switzerland's Gino Mader as a result of a cycling accident on Thursday. Two UCI ProSeries races also completed over the weekend. In the Tour of Slovenia, victory went to Italy's Filippo Zana. The Netherland's Fabio Jacobsen completed the final stage of the Baloise Belgium Tour on Sunday. Leogang in Austria hosted the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. The competition included five different categories for elite and junior cyclists. View the full results here:

Egypt came from behind to beat Malaysia in front of a capacity crowd in Chennai, India, at the World Squash Federation World Cup. Sweden's Henrik von Eckermann and King Edward reigned supreme in the Longines Global Champions Tour held in Stockholm. The win secured his Golden Ticket to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix in Prague this year. Local hero Anahi Alvarez and Spain's David Castro won gold at the 2023 World Triathlon Cup in Huatulco, Mexico. Over to sport climbing where Austria's Innsbruck hosted the next round of the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup. Boulder champions are Slovenia's Janja Garnbret and Japan's Anraku Sorato. Gambret made history by also winning the Women's Lead final. The Men's Lead gold victory went to Switzerland's Sascha Lehmann.

Australia's Rhiannan Iffland and Romania's Constantin Popovici claimed victory in Paris at the next round of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Italy's Giulia Formenton and Slovenia's Nejc Znidarcic won the K1 Class at the International Canoe Federation Wildwater Canoeing World Cup held in Mezzana, Italy. Victory in the C1 Class went to Italy's Cecilia Panato and France's Charles Ferrion. Finally, in the C2 Class, France's Elisa Gaubert and Manoel Roussin claimed gold. In another ICF event, Tacen in Slovenia hosted the Canoe Slalom World Cup and the full results can be viewed here:

In motorcycling results, Jett Lawrence and Hunter Lawrence completed another win in the 450 and 250 Class of the Pro Motocross Championship in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. In the Progressive American Flat Track, Jared Mees claimed victory in The Red Mile at Lexington, Kentucky. Spain's Jorge Martin won the Grand Prix Deutschland, the next stage of the FIM MotoGP World Championship. At the second 24 Hour race of the FIM Endurance World Championship, team F.C.C. TSR Honda France extended their lead on the overall standings after the race at Circuit de Spa - Francorchamps in Belgium. The Netherland's Etienne Bax and Czechia's Ondřej Čermák was the winning team at round 7 of the FIM Sidecarcross World Championship in Gdansk, Poland. 

Spain topped the rankings in all four categories of the International Padel Federation Senior European Championships. At the second race of the World Mountain Running Association Broken Arrow World Cup at Lake Tahoe, Allie McLaughlin and Eli Hemming won gold. St. Julian's in Malta hosted the World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships. Follow the link for full results and scoresheets.

Czechia's Alex Lukscheider leads the overall standings on 222 points after round 2 of the Motosurf World Championship. USA's Caroline Marks and Brazil's Filipe Toledo have won the Surf City El Salvador Pro, the next event of the World Surf League Championship Tour. Paula Josemaría Martín and Ari Sánchez won the women's final of the World Padel Tour French Open. The men's champions are Martin di Nenno and Franco Stupaczuk. Sweden's Johan Kristofferssen continues his great form at the FIA World Rallycross Championship after taking victory in Norway.

More news to follow in Part 2. Until then, have great week in sport.

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