This weekend gone saw continued success for Team England’s athletes, with particular success in the velodrome and gymnastics arena.
More para-cycling records
Team England fans may have seen here last week that Team England’s Commonwealth champions Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott were heading to Apeldoorn to compete in the Para-Cycling Track World Championships.
In true fashion, Team England’s golden girls continued their fine form and claimed a further two gold medals in the WB 1km time trail and WB sprint final – helping Great Britain claim its greatest ever total of 20 medals at the tournament.
Following completing the defence of their WB 1km time trial, Thornhill Tweeted: “Chuffed to bits to win gold today! Meant so much! Even more special to defend the title with @Scottie2507”
Team England’s gymnasts leading the way
It was also a huge weekend for Team England’s artistic gymnasts as they headed to Liverpool for the 2019 British Gymnastic Championships.
18-year-old Georgia-Mae Fenton was star of the show claiming the senior titles on the uneven bars and beam - following on from winning Commonwealth gold on the uneven bars at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Four-time Commonwealth champion Max Whitlock won the Master pommel title while James Hall – who won a gold and two silver medals at last year’s Commonwealth Games – not only claimed victory on the rings but won the men’s all-around event.
There was also a medal for four-time Commonwealth champion Claudia Fragapane who took silver on the floor this weekend. Fragapane struggled with injury in 2018 and missed the chance to retain her Commonwealth title at Gold Coast 2018 but is showing strong form on her return to fitness.
Bosworth showing them how it’s done
Far away from home soil, racewalker Tom Bosworth head across the pond for his first outdoor race of the year, winning the Pan American Cup 20km Race Walk Trials in Tustin.
Completing the 20km in 1:23:33, Bosworth posted on his Facebook: “Despite the tired body, It took me round to a solid time and the victory, in what was more a rust buster than a flat out race... a couple more weeks of training before I race my first IAAF Challenge 20km of the year in Portugal.
“Thanks to the race organisers for inviting me out to LA!”