Sport-in-brief - your weekly update from the high performance sports community

Published 28 February 2014


Badminton: BADMINTON England has announced the squad for the European Individual Championships which will take place from 23-27 April in Kazan, Russia.

The team will be looking for a strong showing, following medal success at the European Team Championships earlier this month, when the men’s squad claimed silver.


Men’s singles: Rajiv Ouseph (Middx), Toby Penty (Surrey)
Women’s singles: Sarah Walker (Essex), Fontaine Chapman (Warks)
Men’s doubles: Chris Adcock (Notts) & Andy Ellis (Yorks), Chris Langridge (Surrey) & Peter Mills (Notts), Chris Coles (Avon) & Matthew Nottingham (Cheshire)
Women’s doubles: Heather Olver (Sussex) & Kate Robertshaw (Yorks), Gabby Adcock (Yorks) & Lauren Smith (Cumbria)
Mixed doubles: Adcock & Adcock, Langridge & Olver, Coles & Alyssa Lim (Bucks)

Badminton England


Cycling: Great Britain’s cyclists have so far claimed two medals at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

The women’s team pursuit squad won their fourth consecutive world title, with the new line up of Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell, Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald. GB beat Canada by over a second in a difficult final.

The women’s team sprint duo of Becky James and Jess Varnish claimed bronze after defeating the Russian team of Elena Brezhniva and Anastasiia Voinova in a time of 33.032.

The event is on-going until Sunday 2 March.

British Cycling


Fencing: This weekend (1-2 March) Richard Kruse will be competing at the St Petersburg Grand Prix in what will be his 100th senior international cap for Great Britain.

Kruse began fencing at the age of 10 at a Saturday fencing club and made his Olympic debut in Athens in 2004 where his 8th place was the best by a British fencer since Barcelona in 1992. He has represented GBR three times at the summer Olympics including London 2012.

British Fencing


ParalympicsGB: The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games get underway with the Opening Ceremony on Friday 7 March. For sport and athlete previews, and all the latest news, visit the ParalympicsGB website.



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