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Stenson comes out on top at the open
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
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
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
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.