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Tennis star Russian wins ITF tournament in Gran Canaria
10:03 PM: Tennis star Arantxa Rus has won an ITF tournament on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria. The number 84 in the world was too strong for the Russian Polina Koedermetova in the final battle in three sets: 6-3 3-6 6-1. Rus was also the best in the clay tournament last year, where she was placed first this year.
For the 31-year-old Russian, not in possession of a WTA title, it was her second overall victory of the year on the ITF circuit. In the spring she won a tournament in Sardinia.
In total, Rus has already won 29 titles at ITF level
Mountain biker Terpstra continues to lead the World Cup classification
8.37 pm: Mountain biker Anne Terpstra has successfully defended her leading position in the World Cup. She finished seventh in the race in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada. Terpstra had to give in for more than 3 minutes to the Swiss winner Jolanda Neff.
Terpstra has a 74 point lead over Rebecca McConnell, the Australian number 2 in the standings, after sixteen of the eighteen games in the World Cup.
Dressage riders qualify with fifth place at the World Championships for Games
8.25 pm: The Dutch dressage riders are allowed to participate in the Olympic Games in Paris. They finished fifth in the country classification of the World Dressage Championships in the Danish city of Herning. A place in the top six was sufficient for qualification for the 2024 Games in the capital of France.
The Netherlands still led the standings halfway through the competition on Saturday. This was mainly thanks to Dinja van Liere, who achieved the best score of the day with Hermes: 78.835. The other result came in the name of Thamar Zweistra, who achieved a score of 72.376 with Hexagon’s Ich Weiss.
Marieke van der Putten (71.118) and Emmelie Scholtens (74.410) were unable to defend the lead on Sunday. The Dutch team missed, among others, Edward Gal, who has decided not to participate in competitions for a year. Hans Peter Minderhoud is not present either. The Danish team became world champions. Great Britain took the silver and Germany had to settle for the bronze.
Van Liere is third in the individual classification. That offers perspective for the Grand Prix Special, which will be held on Monday. The final freestyle to music is scheduled for Wednesday. The best fifteen combinations of the Grand Prix Special are allowed to participate.
Belgian cyclist Campenaerts beats Stybar in a sprint in Leuven
6.43 pm: Belgian cyclist Victor Campenaerts has won the Tour of Leuven, or GP Jef Scherens, in his own country. The 30-year-old rider of Lotto Soudal beat the Czech Zdenek Stybar after almost 200 kilometers in a direct duel. For Campenaerts it was only his first victory of the season.
Norwegian Alexander Kristoff won the sprint of the peloton for third place in twenty seconds.
The past two editions of the one-day race in the Belgian city were won by the Italian Niccolò Bonifazio.
Third place motocross rider Coldenhoff in MXGP Sweden
6.24 pm: Motocross rider Glenn Coldenhoff has finished third at the MXGP of Sweden. In the first moto he finished third in Uddevalla, in the second race he finished fifth.
The Swiss Jeremy Seewer was the best this weekend. He was second in the first moto and won the second. Brian Bogers and Calvin Vlaanderen finished eleventh and fifteenth respectively over two races.
Coldenhoff, 31, is number 4 in the World Cup standings. Tim Gajser from Slovenia, who finished second overall this weekend, leads the standings.
Golfer Huizing finishes strong in Wales and finishes 15th
4:57 PM: Golfer Daan Huizing has finished strong at the Cazoo Open in Wales. The 31-year-old Huizing climbed up to joint fifteenth place in Newport on the final day. Two weeks ago, Huizing already finished third at the Cazoo Classic in England.
The lone Dutchman in Wales made four birdies on the final day and only scored one bogey. As a result, he ran a round of -3, bringing his total score to -1.
The victory went to the Englishman Callum Shinkwin, who came in at twelve strokes below the track average. He kept the Scot Connor Syme well behind him (-8).
The tournament in Wales is supported by Gareth Bale, the country’s most famous footballer. The 33-year-old Bale exchanged Real Madrid this year for Los Angeles FC in the United States.
Bagnaia wins MotoGP at Silverstone
4:02 p.m.: Italian motorcycle racer Francesco Bagnaia has won the Great Britain Grand Prix in MotoGP. The Ducati driver recorded his fourth win of the season at the Silverstone circuit. Spaniard Maverick Vinales finished second, Australian Jack Miller came third.
Yamaha driver Fabio Quartararo, the French World Cup leader, finished eighth. The Spaniard Aleix Espargaró, the number 2 in the standings, finished one place behind in ninth. Frenchman Johann Zarco started from pole position but lost the lead with 16 laps to go.
Bagnaia won three times earlier this season, including the Assen TT in June. During the summer break after the race in Assen, the driver caused a car accident during his holiday in Ibiza, in which no one was injured. A breathalyzer test showed that the Ducati driver had drunk too much.
Water polosters close in Sardinia with a draw
12.38 pm: The Dutch water polo players have closed the Sardinia Cup tournament with a draw against Hungary. The team of national coach Evangelos Doudesis gave up a lead in the last quarter: 10-10 (4-2 3-2 2-3 1-3). The Orange therefore finished the tournament in third place, behind Spain (first) and Hungary, which just stayed ahead of the Netherlands on the basis of goal difference.
The water polosters had lost 13-12 to the host country in the semifinals at the World Cup in Hungary more than a month ago. Hungary then had to lose in the final battle against the United States, Orange took bronze by beating Italy.
The European Championship will start at the end of this month in the Croatian city of Split. In preparation for this, the European top countries played a practice tournament in Sardinia this week. The Orange squad started with a narrow loss against Spain (7-8), but then won against Italy (12-9), Greece (12-10) and Israel (22-13). Against Hungary Simone van de Kraats was the top scorer with four goals, Sabrina van der Sloot scored twice.
Dennis misses Commonwealth Games road race after hospitalization
12:01 pm: Cyclist Rohan Dennis will miss Sunday’s Commonwealth Games road race in Great Britain. The Australian was hospitalized on Saturday after health complaints and will not start on the advice of the doctors, the Australian team reports.
Dennis won gold in the time trial last Thursday. The cyclist who rides for Jumbo-Visma was not feeling well on Saturday when he woke up, and was taken to hospital for examination and observation. As a precaution, Dennis has been canceled for the road race. According to the Australian team, he feels “comfortable” and remains in hospital for a check-up.
Kyrgios and Nishioka to Washington final, Middelkoop loses doubles final
10.24 am: Australia’s Nick Kyrgios and Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka face each other in the Washington tournament final. Kyrgios defeated Swede Mikael Ymer, Nishioka eliminated first-seeded Russian Andrej Roeblev.
Matwé Middelkoop lost the semifinal of the doubles in Washington. The 38-year-old tennis player and his doubles partner Rohan Bopanna from India were no match for the Croatian Ivan Dodig and the American Austin Krajicek: 7-5 6-3.
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