0 Post a comment Thursday, 19 July 2018 - Athletics by Contributor - Supplied Content @tavistocktimes [email protected] TAVISTOCK’S Sam Lake was on the podium as she won a bronze medal at the ITU Aquathlon World Championships in Denmark last Thursday. Sam, a member of Tavistock Swimming Club (TSC) and Tavistock Run Project (TRP), came third in the women’s 40 to 44 age group category on the island of Fyn. The strength in that category was shown by the top three all finishing in the top four of all the women’s age group competitors. Sam had won a European silver medal in Slovenia last year for Great Britain, but she had to produce a new personal best to make the podium in Denmark on Thursday. She finished in a time of 34 minutes and 44 seconds to finish just behind her Great Britain team-mates Tina Wilson and Katie Nimmo. Wilson took gold in 34.03 minutes, with Nimmo finishing in 34.18. Sam was just outside of the top three after the … [Read more...] about Tavistock’s Sam Lake wins bronze at ITU Aquathlon World Championships
There was a show of strength from Preston teenager Sam Gaskell at the New Balance English Schools Track and Field Championships. Hutton Grammar School pupil Gaskell won the Inter Boys’ hammer event with a huge throw of 68.75m – a personal best for the 16-year-old.It left him ranked No.1 in Britain for the Under-17s age category.The English Schools’ Track and Field Championship is one of the biggest athletics meetings in the country and is held at Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham.The hammer event was well contested, 16-year-old Gaskell up against stern competition.The first seven all threw distances further than the national standard, with three more achieving the English Schools standard.It needed something quite special to win and Gaskell came up with the goods, throwing the 68.75m. He trains at Blackburn Harriers and is coached by Michael Hitchon – the father of Olympic bronze medal winner Sophie Hitchon.After getting gold, Gaskell thanked Blackburn Harriers … [Read more...] about Gold for hammer throwing ace Sam
PUBLISHED: 12:51 13 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:51 13 May 2018 Sam Sexton reacts after being floored by Hughie Fury. Picture: PA PA Wire Sam Sexton says he will not make a knee-jerk reaction over his future, despite seeing his British heavyweight crown taken away from him in devastating fashion. The Norwich fighter was floored twice as the first defence of his title was ended in the fifth round on Saturday by 23-year-old challenger Hughie Fury. Sexton – who underwent precautionary tests and scans at a Bolton hospital after the fight – had said pre-fight that defeat could spell the end of a professional career which dates back to 2005 and has taken him to the top of the domestic boxing tree. But the 33-year-old said yesterday that retirement plans would have to wait until discussions this week with his team – trainers Graham Everett and Jon Thaxton and promoter Mervyn Turner. “I’ll watch the fight back a few times then we will sit down and talk about what … [Read more...] about What’s next for Sam Sexton after losing British heavyweight title?
Video PUBLISHED: 13:07 12 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 12 May 2018 Sam Sexton shows off his belt at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Sam Sexton has enjoyed the honour of being British heavyweight champion – and isn’t about to relinquish it without a fight. The Norwich fighter makes the first defence of his crown against Hughie Fury in Bolton tonight as he enjoys an India summer to a career which began back in September, 2005 – at Carrow Road. He returned to the home of Norwich City recently, showing off the belt he won last autumn. “I got a great reception from everyone, it was really good,” said Sexton. “The plan is to go back again at the start of the season and show the fans the belt again. “I have enjoyed the attention since I won the title, of course I do. If I retired I’d only be at home twiddling my thumbs. I am 33 years old and for more than … [Read more...] about Sam Sexton not ready to surrender his British heavyweight crown to Hughie Fury
After a scramble to get showered and into the team cars for the drive to the port, we arrived there to find there was no special boat for the Giro contingent, so we sat cramped in the car inching forward in the line of regular passengers for an hour and a half before eventually getting on board for the half-hour journey across. Arriving at the hotel after 10pm meant a very late dinner and no massage so, after a long hard day, I ordered a glass of wine to wind down a bit. It could have been worse - as we began to eat, at around 10.15, some teams were still in the queue back at the port, while our mechanics had to grab a pizza as they worked outside. With a bunch sprint expected today, our sprinters Jempy (Drucker) and Jurgen (Roelandts) were asked if they wanted to go for it this morning but both of them have worked so hard defending the jersey over the last few days that they were unsure of themselves and opted to try and recover a bit on the road today. The first break went … [Read more...] about Nicolas Roche’s Giro D’Italia diary: ‘Sam was in tears as I congratulated him. It was pretty emotional’