Leading consumer electronics brand Samsung has been unveiled as the latest high profile partner to sign up to support the 2007 World Taekwondo Qualification Event for the Beijing Olympic Games, which takes place at Manchester’s MEN Arena from 28th to 30th September.
Russia, Italy and Bulgaria were so obviously the best three teams in the Group Finals in Patras that, they didn’t leave any chance to the other challengers to reach the podium on the last day of the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Patras.
WBC Interim Lightweight World Champion Ann-Marie Saccurato 12-2 5KO's) of White Plains, NY hits the road a gain to fight for the World Boxing Council's Lightweight World Championship belt on September 27th.
Patras, Friday, 21 September 2007: Only those who managed to keep their heads survived this incredibly tensed, last day of the Individual contest in Patras. It has ended with the long awaited “coronation” of the Ukrainian Anna Bessonova as the 2007 All-around Champion (73.950)
The world’s most spectacular taekwondo display team will be jetting into Manchester this month to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2007 World Taekwondo Qualification Event for the Beijing Olympic Games, which will be staged at Manchester’s MEN Arena from 28th to 30th September.
There was a string of impressive British performances at the German Open Table Tennis Championships at the weekend. There were also a medal in store for Cathy Mitton (York), who won bronze in the class 2 singles.
America's WCSN (World Championships Sports Network) and the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) have sealed their partnership by signing a new, exclusive contract for the 2009 - 2012 Olympic cycle to ensure the broad distribution of the images from all the FIG events on television, online, and on handheld devices.
Eleven athletes won overall titles at the 23rd annual Kneeboard National Championships, Sept. 8-9, at Lake Pryor in McDonald, Tenn. The championships featured the nation's top kneeboard athletes competing for national titles in slalom, tricks, freestyle and flipout events.
The 15-year-old Shawn Johnson (USA), who competes on Senior level from the spring of 2007, grabbed the World title in Stuttgart, in the last rotation of a very close and spectacular Women’s All-around Final (61.875). Results of floor and Beam.
A valiant group of celebrities, Paralympians and Paralympic supporters today battled it out on the waters of Surrey Docks, London to mark exactly one-year-to-go to the Beijing Paralympic Games and to help launch the BPA’s new interactive fundraising initiative – the Road to Beijing. photo PA Photos
China dominated the first five Apparatus Finals with 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medals, followed by Brazil and Russia with one Gold each. A number of favorites were overturned but all in all the first afternoon of the Individual Apparatus Finals saw many superlative performances.
This weekend (31st August – 2nd September) the GB team paddled excellently in the Junior & U23 European Flatwater Championships in Belgrade, Serbia Montenegro to win four medals! A great end to the sprinting season!
There was disappointment for Britain’s Helene Raynsford - the defending world champion – who finished fifth in the women’s arms only single scull. Raynsford had struggled earlier in the championships, suffering an asthma attack in the heats to finish fourth
The US Women’s Team (Alicia SACRAMONE, Shawn JOHNSON, Nastia LIUKIN, Shayla WORLEY and Samantha PESZEK) won their second World Team title, on Wednesday, 5 September at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart. Their score was 184.400 points.
The headquarters of British gymnastics at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire, will surely turn into magnetic place to be between 18-21st September, when the greatest gym-star from Russia, Svetlana Khorkina, visits the Centre for two days of clinics and meetings with the British Gymnastics community.