A Week Of Sport #28 – 18 July

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Stenson comes out on top at the open

TROON, SCOTLAND - JULY 17: Henrik Stenson of Sweden celebrates victory as he kisses the Claret Jug on the the 18th green after the final round on day four of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon on July 17, 2016 in Troon, Scotland. Henrik Stenson of Sweden finished 20 under for the tournament to claim the Open Championship.

After a four-day long battle with Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson hit an eight-under-par 63 on the final day of The Open to win his first major title by three shots. Stenson’s round of 63 was the lowest final-day Open-winning round ever, which also led to a tournament record of 20-under par total. With Phil Mickelson finishing second 11 shots ahead of third place, the pair played an exhilarating game.

England blown away by Pakistan in a thrilling game of test cricket

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir celebrates after bowling Jake Ball to win the match by 75 runs during day four of the 1st Investec Test match between England and Pakistan at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 17, 2016 in London, England.

Needing 283 to win with two days left, England’s approach to their chase has been called “reckless”. There were, however, many stand-out performances within the match. Chris Woakes took his maiden six wicket haul in the first innings and then proceeded to take 5–31 in the second. Misbah-ul-Haq hit a century in Pakistan’s first innings to become the oldest player to score a test century for 82 years. Pakistan’s leg spinner, Yasir Shah, took 10–141 in the match to blow away England in both innings. If the first Test Match is anything to go by, we are in for a great series of Test cricket.

Kyle Edmund secures Great Britain’s place in Davis cup semi finals

BELGRADE, SERBIA - JULY 17: Kyle Edmund of Great Britain celebrates victory against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia after day three of the Davis Cup Quarter Final match between Serbia and Great Britain on Stadium Tasmajdan on July 17, 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia.

In his second Davis Cup appearance, Edmund beat Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in straight sets. With Murray choosing to sit out after his Wimbledon win, the 21-year-old played as Britain’s top-ranked singles player. The final score was 3–2 when James Ward lost to Janko Tipsarevic. Britain will now play Argentina at home in September as they aim to defend their title.

jo pavey set to become oldest British woman to run in an Olympic games

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 06: Jo Pavey of Great Britain in action during the womens 10,000m on day one of The 23rd European Athletics Championships at Olympic Stadium on July 6, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Earlier this week, the 42-year-old achieved the 10,000 qualifying time at the European Championships in Amsterdam. Ohuruogu, who won gold in Beijing, has also been selected for the 400m at the age of 32.

Along with the athletic veterans, there will be new blood competing in Rio this year. 20-year-old Dina Asher-Smith won gold at Amsterdam in the 200m and has been picked for her first Olympic Games along with the 22-year-old men’s sprinter Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake.

 

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