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European Aquatics Championships, Budapest (HUN) – Day 6, Paltrinieri completes hat-trick, Daley claims first ever synchro gold

Italy’s superhero Gregorio Paltrinieri completed a hat-trick in open water as he was the one who made the difference in the team event to give Italy the victory and to claim his third title in the Lupa Lake. Though Britain’s diving star Tom Daley had an amazing collection of gold …

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Second top 10 for Team Ireland diver Clare Cryan at LEN European Aquatics Championships

Team Ireland diver Clare Cryan on Saturday evening secured a second top 10 finish at the 35th LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest. The 27-year-old went into the final ranked 11th, after scoring 270.85 points in the preliminary round and, cheered on by her three team mates from the stands …

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World Para Swimming European Open Championships – Day 1 Preview for Team Ireland at Madeira 2020

The World Para Swimming European Open Championships are set to get underway on Sunday, 16th May in Funchal Madeira, with three Irish swimmers competing on the opening day of seven-day event. First up on Day 1 for Team Ireland will be Patrick Flanagan, Jonathan McGrath and Róisín Ní Ríaín. S8 …

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ND Magazine: The Spring Sports and Spirituality Synopsis

Although many of the inmates tell him often that he speaks out of his a**, the venerable Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding notes in the Shawshank Redemption got it right when he said “It was outdoor detail — and May is one damn fine month to be working outdoors.” And the …

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World Triathlon Championship Series – Taylor Knibb heading to Tokyo after huge WTCS Yokohama win

The 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series got up and running on Saturday with WTCS Yokohama, and it was a dream return to the blue carpet for USA’s Taylor Knibb as she delivered a timeless performance to win gold and guarantee herself a place on the Olympic start line. It was …

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World Triathlon Championship Series – Blummenfelt hangs tough in Yokohama for season-opener gold

It was always going to be a fascinating start to a huge year as the men lined up for their first World Triathlon Championship Series of 2021, and it was to be Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) who rose to the occasion, a hugely impressive run earning the gold at Saturday’s WTCS …

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European Aquatics Championships, Budapest (HUN) – Day 5, Romashina, Kolesnichenko gets perfect 10.0, Russia claims four golds and 100th diving title

The Russian super duet of Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko offered pure magic and earned one perfect mark for their free routine. Another Russian gold came in the mixed duet while Ukraine won the team free, here Israel claimed a historic first-ever bronze medal. The diving pool also became Russian …

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Crucial women’s season opener in Yokohama as Zaferes bids for big return to Japan

The eleventh edition of top-tier triathlon in Yokohama will mark the first of the new-look World Triathlon Championship Series on Saturday, as the world’s biggest racing season on the calendar to ultimately decide the women’s 2021 World Champion finally gets back underway. Rarely has the campaign opener carried so many …

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Madeira hosts the world’s best swimmers at European Open Championships

The biggest Para swimming competition before the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is set to start on Sunday (16 May) in Madeira, Portugal. The European Open Championships will see around 380 athletes from 47 nations in action at the Penteada Swimming Pools Complex from 16 to 22 May. It will be …

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Para triathlon stars come out for first action of the season in Yokohama

This weekend, the long-standing World Triathlon Para Championships Yokohama will assume even greater prominence in a huge Paralympic year for the biggest names in the sport, with the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Period reopened and after the postponement of the World Championships earlier this month. This will be the eighth year …

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