Summer Sports are Getting Hotter18th Jul 2017 |
With the excitement of Wimbledon now all over, sports fans must be content to engross themselves in other sporting areas. There’s action in the water this week, and there is action on the football field that will going on until the 6th of August, both of which will make a nice change from all that tennis.
Making a splash
Fans of all things aquatic should be thoroughly enjoying all the action coming from the swimming and diving hitting our screens this week. The World Aquatics Championships, in Budapest, started on the 14th July and will be splashing us with incredible displays of talent all the way through to the 30th July. Britain’s golden boy Thomas Daly will be competing, alongside many other British hopefuls.
The Women’s Euro 2017 kicked off in the Netherlands on Sunday and we’ll be treated to a whole host of exciting games for the next 2 weeks. The next two games to look out for will be on Thursday 20th with Belgium playing the Netherlands at 18:00, followed by Norway against Denmark at 20:45.
Athletics Champions to Watch Out For
The World Para Athletics Championships are underway, proving to be an exciting mix of drama and emotion. The talented athletes competing for medals have all made names for themselves in the respective sports, and this year, like in previous years, are thrilling sports fans across all disciplines. Stars to watch out for this year include:
Abdellatif Baka from Algeria – Baka made headlines at the Rio 2016 Paralympics after winning the men’s 1,500m T13 and beating the time of Rio 2016 Olympic champion Michael Centrowitz.
Aled Davies, the Welsh born Shot Put star on team GB who not only holds the world record for shot put, but has consistently improved on it over the last four years. He won gold in Rio 2016, as well as winning gold in the Grosseto 2016 European Championships, gold in the Doha 2015 World Championships, and gold in the Lyon 2013 World Championships. Will he continue this awesome winning streak? We think so.
Brent Lakatos from Canada is a former wheelchair basketball player who went on to win gold in the 100m in Rio 2016. Since London 2012, this athlete has gone from strength to strength. He lowered his own world record by 0.17 seconds in the Switzerland Grand Prix in 2014, and beat out his rivals to win three more golds in 2015 at the Parapan Am Games.
Track and field events look set to be sizzling hot this year, and that’s just for starters.