UK Sport Talk

Published 28 September 2015

Wednesday 30 September

Taekwondo: Olympic champion Jade Jones and World gold medallist Bianca Walkden head up a formidable Great Britain squad for the World Taekwondo Federation World Grand Prix in Manchester from October 16-18 on #EveryRoadtoRio

GB Performance Director Gary Hall has named 16 athletes - including six wild cards - for the final competitive outing on home soil before next summer's Rio Olympic Games.

World Championship silver and bronze medallists, Damon Sansum and Rachelle Booth, plus European Games winner, Charlie Maddock also get their latest opportunity to impress.

See the squad in full on the GB Taekwondo website >

Athletics: The Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs will take place next year on Saturday 21st May and will once again incorporate the British and England 10,000m Championships. For the first time, the event will also act as the British Athletics 10,000m trial race for the Olympic Games.

The first British athlete past the post in both the men’s and women’s races will guarantee selection for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, provided they have secured a valid qualifying mark (28:00.00 for men and 32:15.00 for women).

The event will take place at Parliament Hill Athletics Track on the evening of Saturday 21st May and will be free for spectators, it will again feature several high quality open races and unique entertainment.

Find out more: British Athletics

Monday 28 September

Cycling: (Track): Katy Marchant completed a quadruple of sprint titles on the final day of the 2015 British Cycling National Track Championships as Laura Trott secured a hat-trick of her own. 

Marchant added the 500m time trial title to her sprint and keirin victories at the National Cycling Centre before winning the team sprint with Jess Varnish. Double Olympic champion Trott delivered a tactical masterclass to take the points race, having already collected gold medals in the scratch race and individual pursuit.

Marchant and Varnish saw off the challenge of Shanaze Reade and Vicky Williamson in the gold medal final as Eleanor Richardson and Helen Scott won bronze.

See all of the results from the weekend on the British Cycling website

Cycling (BMX): Liam Phillips made history as he became the first man to win back-to-back UCI BMX Supercross World Cup titles in Rock Hill.

The 26-year-old Great Britain Cycling Team rider was sixth on a rain swept evening of racing in South Carolina after unclipping from his pedal at the bottom of the start ramp in the final.

Despite the disappointment the 2013 world champion secured 135 points, more than enough to successfully defend his title after an excellent campaign. He finished on 865 points, 130 points ahead of Dutch world champion Niek Kimmann.

Kyle Evans reached the quarter-finals on his 22nd birthday before being narrowly knocked, finishing fifth with only the top four progressing.

Find out more: British Cycling

Cycling (Road): Great Britain Cycling Team’s Lizzie Armitstead has been crowned women’s road world champion after winning a breathtaking sprint finish at the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday.

The 26-year-old outsprinted Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen to end her wait for an illustrious rainbow jersey on the road.

“This is the big one,” Armitstead said. “You get to wear the jersey and the rainbows are a very special thing in cycling, It's a dream come true."

Armitstead becomes the fourth British woman to win the road race world championships after Beryl Burton, Mandy Jones and Nicole Cooke.

Find out more: British Cycling

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