UK Sport Talk

Published 2 November 2015

Thursday 5 November

Disability Table TennisThe GB Para Table Tennis Team is hosting the first of a series of Talent Recruitment Days at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Saturday November 28.
This is a free opportunity for any disabled person to come to Sheffield to meet the GB team and take part in an introduction to table tennis session. Para table tennis includes classes for a wide range of disabilities, both ambulant and wheelchair-bound athletes, and is one of the most inclusive of the Paralympic sports.
The event in Sheffield runs from 10am - 2pm on Saturday, November 28 at the EIS Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA. Anyone wanting further information should call 0114 261 8681.

Find out more: GB Para Table Tennis Team

Wednesday 4 November

SwimmingDouble World Champion James Guy won his second gold medal at the FINA/airweave World Cup in Qatar as he added the 200m Freestyle to his collection.

World Championship medallist Jazz Carlin won silver in the 400m Freestyle as Ross Murdoch secured bronze in the 100m breaststroke.

Luke Greenbank, Stephen Milne and Liam Tancock also won bronze medals, taking the British total to nine medals. 

Find out more: British Swimming

Tuesday 3 November

SwimmingWorld Champion James Guy delivered Britain’s first medal of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in Qatar with a comfortable victory in the 400m Freestyle.

Guy, who won gold at this year’s World Championships in the 200m Freestyle and silver in the 400m Freestyle, was a full two seconds ahead of the rest of the field and Stephen Milne joined him on the podium with a hard-fought bronze.

The British squad rounded off day one at the Hamad Aquatic Centre, Doha with silver in the 800m Freestyle thanks to Jazz Carlin.

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BadmintonEngland’s Christopher Coles and Victoria Williams won the 40th Hungarian International mixed doubles title on Sunday, beating beat Patrick Buhl and Isabella Nielsen of Denmark in 49 minutes.

Coles and Williams' win was more remarkable given that this was the first time they had ever stepped on court together or trained with each other.  

Meanwhile, top seeds and world number seven pair Chris and Gabby Adcock reached the mixed doubles final at the Bitburger Open in Germany but their title bid was ended by former champions.

The Adcocks lost out to Poland’s Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba – a pairing they beat twice in Superseries clashes during 2013 – 18-21, 17-21. 

They will now prepare for the China and Hong Kong Open’s – the final two Superseries events before the end of year Superseries finals in Dubai. 

Find out more: Badminton England

Monday 2 November

Para-AthleticsBritish Athletics won three gold and one bronze medal on the final day of the IPC Athletics World Championships action in Doha, meaning Britain finished 32 medals including 13 golds.

The women’s T35-38 4x100m relay team consisting of Olivia Breen, Maria Lyle, Georgie Hermitage and Sophie Hahn smashed the world record, setting a time of 52.22 to cruise to victory as 14-year-old Kare Adenagan winning bronze. 

Hollie Arnold retained the F46 javelin title that she won at the previous world championship, setting a championship record of 40.53m.

Find out more: British Athletics

CyclingLaura Trott continued her outstanding form by winning omnium gold at the opening round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali.

Double Olympic champion Trott, who won three European titles in October, dominated the six-discipline event in Colombia while Andy Tennant won silver in the men's individual pursuit.

Tennant, who registered a personal best in qualifying, finished an agonising 2.026 seconds behind Germany's Domenic Weinstein in the gold medal race.

Find out more: British Cycling

Sailing: Great Britain’s sailors secured a golden treble at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Women’s windsurfer Bryony Shaw and kiteboard racer Olly Bridge retained their 2014 titles at the series-ending finale in the Emirati capital, while Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark also claimed victory in the 470 Women’s event in their first World Cup Final appearance, at what was just the second edition of the event.

A fourth British medal – bronze – also went to Tom Squires in the RS:X Men’s windsurfing event, with the Oxford sailors having to fight back up the standings after illness on Saturday saw him lose the overall lead.

Bryony Shaw’s gold in Abu Dhabi caps off a successful couple of weeks in the Middle East, having secured silver at the RS:X World Championships just last week.

Find out more: British Sailing Team

Gymnastics: Great Britain achieved their best-ever World Championship performance at Glasgow 2015, finishing fifth in the medal table winning one gold, three silver and one bronze medal. 

Max Whitlock became Britain's first world champion on Saturday, winning gold in the men's pommel competition, finishing ahead of Louis Smith in second. Those medals were added to the silver and bronze the men's and women's team all-around medals. 

The competition was praised as one of the greatest occasions in the history of the sport by Federation Internationale de Gymnastique President, Professor Bruno Grandi. Speaking at the closing press conference, he said:  

“I believe Glasgow was super...gymnastics needed to be organised like this. Gymnastics is a beautiful sport. 

“You look at the presentation and the gymnast has become the protagonist. They have been at the centre of the sport. Times before, we have forgotten this as a sport. In Glasgow, with this presentation, I believe it has been better here than at the Olympic Games. 

“We have become, with Glasgow, professional. I hope today continues in the same mood as the rest of the event and we will have had one of the best, maybe the best, World Championships.”

Find out more: British Gymnastics

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