Ten things to know from last week. October 11-17, 2022 included the Cycling World Championships, Women's Boxing, Women's Volleyball, etc.
Ten things to know from last week
Women’s boxing. Claressa Shields (USA) is now a fully unified World Champion in two weight classes: Light middleweight and Middleweight. She was already a unified Champion but was missing the WBO title belt to totally unify. She beat Savannah Marshall (ENG) in London, via Unanimous Decision. Marshall has been the only boxer to beat Shields, which she did in an amateur tournament in 2012. On the. same card in London, Alycia Baumgardner (USA) beat Mikaela Mayer (USA) to fully unify the women’s Super Featherweight title, as well.
More Champions. More motorsports Champions continue to be crowned this year. Marc Reiner Schmidt (DEU) won his second SuperMoto S1 World Championship. Thomas Chareyre (FRA) fought for the win until the last lap of the FastRace and then won the SuperFinal but could not score enough points to take the title. The WPTGlobal FIM EnduroGP World Championship saw Andrea Verona (ITA, GASGAS) clinch the EnduroGP title. Jane Daniels (ENG, Fantic) won the Women’s title, Wil Ruprecht (AUS, TM Racing) Enduro2, and Brad Freeman (ENG, Beta) Enduro 3. Josep Garcia (ESP, KTM) won the Finale but it was not enough to take the Enduro2 or EnduroGP titles. In four wheels, Fredric Aasbø (NOR) repeated his Formula DRIFT Title, 19-year-old Garrett Smith (USA) won the 42nd Dirt Track Racing World Championships (Late Models), and Prema Racing won the overall European Le Mans Championship, with Louis Delétraz (CHE) and Ferdinand Habsburg (AUT) in all races. They ere joined by either Lorenzo Colombo (ITA) or Juan Manuel Correa (USA) in the rest of the races. Correa joined them for the finale in Algarve, which they won.
First Parkour World Champions. Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique held its first Parkour World Championships in Tokyo. The first World Champions were Miranda Tibbling (SWE) in women’s speed, and Dimitrios Kyrsanidis (GRC) in men’s freestyle. In the second day, Ella Bucio (MEX) won the women’s freestyle, and Bohdan Kolmakov (UKR) won men’s speed.
Cliff Divers. Gary Hunt (FRA) secured his 10th Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title, at 38. He won the season finale in Sidney. Rhiannon Iffland (AUS) won the women’s finale, and she had already clinched her sixth title but was delighted to win at home. Hunt did not have the best start of the season, and had to battle to eventually beat Aidan Heslop (ENG) and Catalin Preda (ROU).
Women’s Volley. Serbia won its second Women’s Volleyball World Championship (Indoor), beating Brazil in three sets in the Final. Tijana Bošković (SRB) was named the “Most Valuable Player”. Serbia also won four years ago, when they beat Italy, that now ended third.
Double winner. ‘Frankie’ Dettori (ITA) keeps increasing his legacy as the most successful jockey of all time, after winning the Grade I British Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes -for a sixth time- (mounting Emily Upjohn (ENG)), as well as the British Champions Sprint Stakes -for a fifth time-, mounting Kinross. He did not compete in the Champion Stakes, which were won by Richard Kingscote (ENG), mounting Bay Bridge (ENG), who upset Baaeed (ENG) -unbeaten in 10 races- in the horse’s likely last race at Ascot Park.
Kitesurfing. 21-year-old Daniela Moroz (USA) won her record-extending sixth world title in Formula Kite, the windsurfer class that will be Olympic in Paris 2024. She has won every World Championship since 2016, when she was just 15. In the men’s division, Toni Vodisek (SVN) won his first world title. The Championships were held in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Another sailing class, ILCA 6 , held its World Championships. Olympic Champion, Anne-Marie Rindom (DNK), was won in the women’s fleet., while Peter Barnard (USA) won among the men.
Top Ganna. Fresh from breaking the Hour World Record a week prior, Filippo Ganna (ITA) won the Individual Pursuit event at the World Track Cycling Championships for a record fifth time, and with a World Record time of 3:59.636 minutes in the 4 kilometers. This is the fourth time he breaks the World Record, and is just the second cyclist to go under 4 minutes. He has now won six World Titles. There were other impressive performances, such as that by Harrie Lavreysen (NED), whoo won the Sprint and Keirin World Championships, his 10th and 11th. It’s his 4th in Sprint and 3rd in Keirin. The German Women’s team sprint (Pauline Grabosch, Emma Hinze, and Lea Friedrich) broke the World Record. For Grabosch it’s her 4th world title in the last five editions. Netherlands topped the medal table with four golds and four silvers.
Japan reaffirms. After a good start at the Judo World Championships, Japan secured the first place in the overall medal tally, with 6 gold medals. They also won the Team’s World Championship by beating France.
Shooting. Italy topped the medal table in the ISSF Shooting World Championships Shotgun with 4 gold medals, including those in the Mixed Trap Team, Women’s Trap Team, Women’s Skeet (Diana Bacosi), and Men’s Skeet Team, in Osijek (HRV). The The 1st ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Shooting Championships are being held in Cairo (EGY). China is topping the medal table.
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