21 - 27 August
Spain has been crowned the FIFA Women's World Cup champions earlier today as we bid farewell to an incredible tournament co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Looking forward, chess fans will learn within the next 2-5 days who the women's and men's winners of the FIDE World Cup will be. That includes the World Chess Championships for People with Disabilities. We still have nearly two weeks remaining of the International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship. With many new records already set, the World Athletics Championships have one more week to go in Budapest.
Monday is the start of several competitions. Free divers are already on Panglao Island, located within the Bohol province of the Philippines, for the 13th International Association for the Development of Apnea Panglao Depth Games. Skopje in North Macedonia hosts an entire week of backgammon. The top event is the World Backgammon Federation 2023 World Team Championship. Grudziądz is a city located in northern Poland and the surrounding terrain will serve as the perfect setting for the 6th FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship. Wrestling comes to Warsaw where Senior and Juniors will contest the UWW World Championships in Grappling.
Continuing with competitions opening on Monday, the iQFOIL Class in windsurfing will test the future stars at the U21 World Championships in Silvaplana, Switzerland. Moving north where the best badminton players in the world gather in Copenhagen for the Badminton World Federation World Championships. The TP52 Sailing Class have their World Championship in Barcelona, while Bath in England begin the week with the UIPM Pentathlon World Championships.
On Tuesday Cholpon-Ata in Kyrgyzstan hosts the World Sambo Cup, while neighbours Kazakhstan will be the home to the Ju-Jitsu World Championships for juniors in Nur-Sultan. Followers of Minigolf Sport will be heading to Uppsala in Sweden for the World Championship General Class. Sylt in Germany is a favourite stop for kite surfers. On this occasion the Global Kitesports Association presents the next stage of the World Tour. Formation Skydiving and Skydiving Artistic Events will be the centre of attention in Bergen, Norway, in two separate FAI World Cups.
On Wednesday Emeishan, a city in China’s Sichuan Province, opens the 9th World Kungfu Championships. Cadets compete in Zagreb at the Judo World Championships for Individuals and Teams. We move then to western Germany where the city of Duisburg hosts the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships. Valencia has been selected to host the 40th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships. The world's best Junior Track Cyclists compete at the World Championships in Cali, Colombia. The Chuckwagon Racing season has reached the finals where Calgary will host the Century Downs World Chuckwagon Finals.
Jokgu is a Korean-style footvolley combining aspects of association football and volleyball. On Thursday we have the 1st Jokgu World Championship in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. The best Arm Wrestlers will be heading to Almaty, Kazakhstan, for their World Championships. Romania hosts two major competitions this week. The city of Cluj-Napoca hosts the World Classic Powerlifting Championships for juniors, while esport fans will be in the university city of Iași for the World Esports Championships. The area near the village of Osrblie in Slovakia will serve as the perfect setting for the IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships.
Three nations, Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan, co-share the responsibilities to host the FIBA Basketball World Cup starting on Friday. Beach korfball is the main event at Wroclaw in Poland at the IKF World Cup. The next major chess tournament will be in Düsseldorf for the World Rapid Teams Championships. The next UCI Mountain Bike World Cup heads to the mountains in Andorra where Pal Arinsal hosts over the weekend. The Dutch Grand Prix makes up round 14 of the FIA Formula One World Championship as the teams move to Zandvoort in the Netherlands.
After Argentina, the second stop of the Worldloppet Ski Marathon season will be in Australia where the picturesque Mount Beauty will serve as the location on Saturday. China's Weihai hosts the next World Triathlon Cup over the weekend. Remaining with triathlons, IRONMAN presents the 70.3 World Championships for Women and Men in Lahti, Finland. Wildwater Canoeing experts are in Lipno, Czechia, for the ICF World Cup. Two cities in Italy, Vicenza and Montecchio Maggiore, host the World Skate Speed World Championship for inline skaters. Berlin hosts the Kubb World Mixed Masters on Saturday. The next stop of the Paragliding World Cup Association heads to the south of France to Targosonne for a week. One of the three major UCI WorldTour cycling road races, La Vuelta Ciclista a España, begins in Spain on Saturday for three weeks.
The penultimate race of the FIM/FIA World Rally-Raid Championship moves to Argentina for the Dusafio Ruta 40. The Professional Windsurfers Association travels to Northern Peru where Pacasmayo hosts the next World Cup. Saturday's events close off with the Red Bull Outliers, the next round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship in Calgary. Cardrona, New Zealand's world class ski resort on the South Island, hosts the FIS Freeski Junior World Championships from Sunday. Finally, Nida in Lithuania is the location for the 470 Junior World Championships, a World Sailing competition.
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Until next time, have a great week in sport.