Your Weekly Highlights

11 - 17 September

Belgium's Remco Evenepoel leads La Vuelta a España as the UCI WorldTour race enters the final week. The main event opening on Friday evening was the Rugby World Cup 2023, with the hosts France recording a win to calm the nerves of the vocal supporters. On Monday we are back in Australia's Gold Coast for another major World Bowls event. On this occasion it is the World Singles Champion of Champions. Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, a city in California's Sacramento County, hosts the 2023 IWWF World Disabled Waterski Championships for the entire week.

With the men's final concluding today, Ankara in Turkey resumes on Tuesday with the UMB World Championship Ladies 3-Cushion, the next major competition in carom billiards. Druskininkai is a spa city on the Nemunas River in southern Lithuania. The popular tourist spot will become the focal point for the next stars of modern pentathlon as they compete at the UIPM 2023 Junior Pentathlon World Championships. Pistol and Rifle shooting sport experts gather in Rio de Janeiro for the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup also starting on Tuesday.

On Wednesday we are in Miyoshi City for a sport very popular in Japan. The 9th Women's Baseball World Cup for Group B runs until Sunday. Cuba, France, Japan, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, and Venezuela will compete for the title. 

World Obstacle has two major competitions beginning on Thursday. Experts in expedition racing head to Australia's Coffs Harbour for the A1 World Cup Series. We then move all the way to Genk in Belgium for the OCR World Championships, a collaboration between World Obstacle and World Pentathlon to test athletes in obstacle course racing. Motorcycling's FIM Endurance World Championship enters the final round of the season with Bol d'Or at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France. The Boules Sport of pétanque will feature at Benin's port city of Cotonou for the 50th World Championships in Men's Triplets and Precision Shooting.

Formula One is in Singapore over the weekend for Round 16 of the World Championship. Following on from the carom billiards women's world championship in Ankara mentioned earlier, on Friday we have the start of the World Championship 3-Cushion for Juniors. The town of Szamotuły in western Poland brings casting sport experts together for the International Casting Sport Federation World Cup and Finals. Darts fans will be in Amsterdam for the Jack's World Series of Darts Finals. The Grand Prix of Portugal I is the first of back-to-back weekends in Peso da Régua for the UIM F2 World Championship, one of the premier powerboating competitions. Staying in Portugal but on this occasion on the island of Madeira, the Masters gather for the 22nd World Masters Mountain Running Championships

A favourite for camping and hiking, Dwellingup in Australia will on Saturday be the terrain for the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon Masters World Championships. The Seniors gather in Belgrade for the biggest event in wrestling. The United World Wrestling World Championships will include Freestyle, Greco-Roman, and Women's Wrestling. The first of two World Sailing events begins in Scarlino, Italy. The Star World Championship runs until the following Sunday. The penultimate rounds of the FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship and the FIM Speedway World Championship take us to Rudersberg in Germany and Vojens in Denmark respectively. Artistic gymnastics is the discipline in Paris at the FIG World Challenge Cup for seniors. After Concord in North Carolina, we head to Joliet in Illinois for Playoff 2 of the Super Motocross World Championship. Dryland mushing will be on show near the small Mexican town of Atemajac de Brizuela as dog teams compete in the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Cup. Finally for Saturday, Eugene in Oregon brings together the best athletes for two days at the Diamond League Finals.

Sunday's events begin in Czechia's Kožlany for Aeromodelling experts at the 2023 West Bohemian World Cup. The FIM Motocross World Championship will be in Italy's Maggiora for the MXGP of Italy. There are only two more races remaining before the MXGP of Nations. Speedway fans will get more of the sport as the FIM Long Track World Championship races in Mühldorf, Germany. The Grand Prix of Catalunya is the next round of the FIM Supermoto World Championship in Alcarràs, Spain. Professional Real Tennis players compete at the World Championship for Singles in Vienna, Virginia, until the following Friday. The Milwaukee Yacht Club in Michigan hosts the Soiling World Championship for a week, the second World Sailing event of the week. While the men are involved with the Davis Cup, a Women's Tennis Association 1000 tournament opens in Guadalajara in Mexico. 

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Until next time, have a great week in sport.

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