Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport. April 27-May 3, 2021.
- 21 seasons and 21 years of age. Scott Dixon (NZL) won the first of two IndyCar races in Texas, making him the first driver to reach 19 seasons winning a race. The second race was won by Patricio O’Ward (MEX), who won his very first race. The 21-season veteran and the 21 year-old are 1st and 2nd in the Championship. In Utah Cooper Webb (USA) won his second AMA/FIM Supercross World Championship in three years. In Georgia, Greg Anderson (USA) won the NHRA Pro Stock event and is within one win of the all-time record in his category.
- Irish Horses again. Frankie Dettori (ITA) won his 20th British Classic by taking the 1000 Guineas riding Mother Earth (IRL). The jockey is 10 off the all-time record; the trainer, Aidan O’Brien (IRL) is the first trainer to win three 1000 Guineas in a row since 1918. In Hunt Racing, Britih-Born, Irish-trained Honeysuckle reached 12 unbeaten races after taking the Champion Hurdle at Punchestown, ridden by Rachael Blackmore (IRL).
- Selby wins at The Crucible. Mark Selby (ENG) won his fourth World Snooker Championship by beating Shaun Murphy (ENG) in the Final (18-15). This is Selby’s 20th ranking win and he is fifth of all-time in World Championship wins.
- Drama not over yet. The post – Super League drama is not over yet. Manchester United fans protested ahead of their match against Liverpool, triggering the match to be suspended after some fans engaged in vandalism. The Super League is the trigger to protests against the Glazers, the US American family-owner of the club. Part of the protest stems from the fact that the club was debt-free before they took over and now has over 400 Million Dollars in debt. Another Super League “founding team”, Inter Milan, won the Serie A.
- Another Korean golfer. When a big female gold tournament comes around, Korean golfers are a good bet. Hyo-Joo Kim (KOR), who is barely making the cut as fourth in the Korean Olympic team, won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, ahead of Hannah Green (AUS), thanks to a great 64 in the last round.