Great Britain’s team pursuit World Championship silver medalists, including Charlie Tanfield, believe they are still on course for Olympic gold. Australia threw down the gauntlet to Team GB with gold in a world record time in the final on the second day of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Poland. Eighteen months before the Tokyo Olympics, Britain were left with silver and a reminder of how much work lies ahead as the Australian men took almost two seconds out of their own team pursuit world best time in an outstanding ride. Ed Clancy, Kian Emadi, Ethan Hayter and Tanfield, who hails from Great Ayton, turned in a highly respectable time of 3mins 50.81secs but trailed Australia throughout. “We actually rode pretty well, we were only a couple of tenths shy of what we did in Rio with our full Olympic package, but that’s just an indication of how good the Australian ride was,” said Clancy, a three-time Olympic champion. “The Australians are … [Read more...] about Charlie Tanfield & Team GB still on track for Olympic gold after World silver
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January• Vanuatu Association of Sports And National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) chief executive Henry Tavoa has hailed the success of the recent Pacific Mini Games in the country.• Athletics Vanuatu oli elektem wan niufala eksekiutif ova long longfala wiken blong Niu Yia. Faenol Eksekiutif Miting blong Athletics Vanuatu i lukim oli elektem wan niufala Eksekiutif wetem Rex Issachar olsem niufala president follem wetem wan festaem eva posisen blong Chief Executive Officer i go long David Patunvanu.• The International Cricket Council (ICC) East Asia Pacific (EAP) men’s and women’s team that will be competing in the Toyota Australian Country Cricket Championships (ACCC from January 5 to 13 in Geraldon, Western Australia. The team has six PNG players after the squads were finalised last month, and eight Vanuatu players and team will be coached by Joe Rika from Fiji and Shane Deitz from Vanuatu.• Vanuatu is the most improved football team in world football … [Read more...] about 2018 Sports headline roundup
What might have read like the stuff of outlandish fantasy even a few years ago is far less ridiculous now after what's been the most spectacular 12 months in the history of Irish rugby. Not only did Ireland win the Six Nations Grand Slam, but they also claimed the scalp of New Zealand in the Aviva in November, and Leinster won the double in Europe. Johnny Sexton was named World Player of the Year as well as RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year and the nation was ranked second in the world, moving ever closer to the perch occupied by the All Blacks. For the first time an Irish team will enter a major international tournament and be among the favourites to win. These are uncharted waters and it's making some people very nervous - after all, Ireland has never managed to go beyond the quarter-final stage in any of the eight tournaments to date. And the much-fancied Irish teams of 2011 and 2015 failed to make an impression in the respective World Cups. But this is no ordinary squad and Schmidt … [Read more...] about 2019: Is this the year Ireland’s rugby dreams come true?
Jojo Santo Tomas Pacific Daily News Published 3:15 AM EST Nov 19, 2018 Guam Fencing Federation president Anthony R. Camacho, competing in his first-ever international competition, earned a bronze medal Nov. 18 at the Oceania Fencing Confederation's Veteran's Championships, held in Melbourne, Australia. Camacho had just three weeks to train after the originally scheduled athlete could not attend. He and Jane Dorian would represent Guam in individual competition: Camacho in the epee, and Dorian in the foil. More: Youth Olympics not just about competition More: Sports Note: Guam Fencing Federation offers weekly sessions beginning August 21 "I worked on building my endurance by running two miles every morning and by practicing my footwork, and my offensive and defensive techniques daily," said Camacho. "My opponents were far more experienced than I and most of them were top fencers and fencing coaches from Australia and New Zealand and the incredible speed of their attacks … [Read more...] about Anthony Camacho earns fencing bronze with Tahiti team
From hockey to boxing, soccer to camogie, Ireland’s women are tasting sporting success like never before, writes Joyce FeganBetween the women’s senior hockey team making sporting history this year as the only Irish side to make a senior World Cup final in any field sport, and after four teenage girls won silver at the U20 World Championships, there are sports stars shining bright across the board, giving youngsters more role models than ever before.A stellar sporting year continued yesterday as Cork-based Sanita Puspure, 36, won gold in the women’s single sculls final at the World Championships in Bulgaria.Hockey, rowing, and athletics aside, there have been many other achievements this year by women in sport, including Modest! Golf agency (owned by pop star Niall Horan) signing its first female golfers — twins Lisa and Leona Maguire, who not only turned professional but also attracted very impressive sponsors.The last two weekends have showcased the … [Read more...] about Ireland’s women take centre stage – and medals – across sporting world