Greg Minnaar won his fourth International Cycling Union (UCI) mountain bike world championship in Val di Sole, Italy, while the French Myriam Nicole won her second gold medal in the competition.
In the men’s elite downhill the South Africans crossed the finish line in 3 min. 28.963 seconds and took the win ahead of Nicole’s compatriot Benoit Coulanges, who ended 0.227 seconds slower.
Vergier had high expectations on his shoulders after having the fastest time of almost one Second had qualified for the final.
Minnaar had won the downhill races in 2003, 2012 and 2013 before the success this season.
Meanwhile, France achieved a double victory in the elite women’s downhill, as Nicole of Marine Cabirou had made it onto the podium.
Nicole was by far the superior driver and finished the route in 4: 06.243, which was 4.827 seconds faster than the native Millau.
Camille Balanche from Switzerland f 6,099 seconds later than Myriam and secured the bronze medal.
The top qualifier Valentina Holl from Austria capitulated in the final, 22.579 seconds behind in 12th place.
The Canadian Jackson Goldstone crossed the finish line in 3rd place : 37,097 and was crowned champion in the men’s race, while Briton Jordan Williams and Lachlan Stevens-McNab from New Zealand took second and third place.
The Bulgarian Izabela Yankova topped the women’s charts when she took the course in 4 : 30.865 flashed.
Gracey Hemstreet then made sure that she won the bronze medal, even though she was only 13.245 seconds behind the Bulgarian.
Owen Lloyd is a junior reporter at insidethegames.biz and has been with the team since 2021 . Lloyd previously worked with Badminton England on the All England Open Badminton Championships, covered the 2019 general election and hosted a radio show on local Voice FM. He graduated from Solent University with a 2-1 in sports journalism in 2021, where his final project examined diversity in rowing.
Denver was the 1976 Winter Olympics ahead of Sion in Switzerland, Tempere in Finland and Vancouver in Canada Awarded at the 1970 session of the International Olympic Committee. But in a November 1972 referendum in Colorado, voters refused to fund the event. It is the only time that a city has won the Olympics but has withdrawn. The IOC then offered the games to Whistler in Canada, but they also declined due to a change of government after the elections. Salt Lake City offered to host the Games, but the IOC, still suffering from Denver’s rejection, declined and chose Innsbruck, the host city of 1964, as its replacement.
The LTA’s vision is « Tennis Opened Up » and the mission for anyone working to make the vision a reality is to make tennis relevant, accessible, inviting and fun. The Corporate Affairs team is responsible for protecting the LTA’s reputation and promoting its work to open up tennis in the UK. The media manager will have a proven track record of landing coverage across a wide range of media (sports, news, consumer, health, social) and will take a leadership role in presenting stories to new audiences, as the Head of Media instructs. As part of the press office team, you will play a key role in answering the LTA’s daily media inquiries.
Mike Powell set the men’s long jump world record of 8.95 meters after defeating his compatriot Carl Lewis in a memorable duel at the 1991 World Athletics Championships. Thirty years later, Mike Rowbottom looks back on an extraordinary night in Tokyo and setting a record that still exists today.
Greg Minnaar,World championship,Downhill mountain biking,Union Cycliste Internationale,Championship,Myriam Nicole,Greg Minnaar, World championship, Downhill mountain biking, Union Cycliste Internationale, Championship, Myriam Nicole,,,,,,,
Donnez votre avis et abonnez-vous pour plus d’infos
Vidéo du jour: