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This weekend proved to be an epic one for Great Britain in a variety of sports; from record breakers to a new champion of the world, we saw it all!
Andy Murray secures GB Davis Cup victory
Having been a play-off away from the events lowest tier five years ago, this was an incredible achievement for the GB team, whose last victory came 79 years ago. Andy Murray was instrumental in the campaign, winning 11 out of the 12 points to secure their victory.
Fury claims the Heavyweight World title
On Saturday evening, Mancunian Tyson Fury pulled off one of the biggest boxing upsets by defeating Wladimir Klitschko and ending the former WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion’s nine year reign. Fury is Britain’s fifth heavyweight world champion, after Bob Fitzsimmons, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and David Haye.
Jamie Vardy SETS A NEW RECORD WITH 11th successive goal
Jamie Vardy wrote his name into the Premier League record books; the Leicester striker’s opening goal against Manchester United was his 11th consecutive goal this season. Vardy passes Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s previous ten goal record set in 2003.
This achievement is made even more special considering Vardy was playing non-league football in 2012 and it could not have been more fitting that the record was broken against Manchester United, for whom Van Nistelrooy set the previous record for.
England’s limited over cricket on the up
After losing the Test Series to Pakistan 2–0, England’s limited over side performed incredibly well against one of the most feared sides in the game. The second T20 match, played on Friday night, displayed some big hitting by England’s new young star, James Vince, who scored 41 and 38 in his last two innings for England.