Olympic24: Murray faces Broady at Wimbledon and sprinters kick off British Championships

Olympic24: Murray faces Broady at Wimbledon and sprinters kick off British Championships

25 June 2016 / 07:57
World No.2 Andy Murray faces fellow Brit Liam Broady in the first round of Wimbledon while the British Athletics Championships got underway with the men's and women's 100m heats. Here's our review of the last 24 hours:

  • Andy Murray faces world No.234 Liam Broady at Wimbledon
  • James Ellington is fastest in the 100m heats at British Athletics Championships
  • Team GB announce the cycling team for Rio
  • No complacency from Mahama Cho ahead of Olympics
  • Alan Sinclair and Stewart Innes will row in the men’s pair at the Rio Games.
  • Alex Dowsett concerned over Tour place

Murray faces British wildcard at Wimbledon

British No.1 Andy Murray will face compatriot and wildcard entrant Liam Broady in the first round of Wimbledon.

The Olympic 2012 gold medallist, who won his fifth Queen’s title last week, has never played the world No.234 Broady.

Another British wildcard, James Ward, faces top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic in his first round match.

Kyle Edmund was drawn against Adrian Mannarino.

On the woman’s side, Johanna Konta faces Puerto Rican Monica Puig while British number two Heather Watson takes on Annika Beck and Laura Robson has drawn Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber.

British No.1 Konta slipped out of the Aegon International in Eastbourne at the semi-final stage yesterday, beaten in three sets by Karolina Pliskova.

Ellington kicks off British Championships in style

James Ellington

Sprinter James Ellington set the quickest time in the 100m heats on the first evening of the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham last night.

Ellington ran 10.27 seconds while Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (10.30s) won his heat with the second fastest time of the night with European Indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty winning heat seven in 10.32s.

Chijindu Ujah (10.41s), James Dasaolu (10.48s) and Dwain Chambers (10.34) also won their heats to progress to the 100m semi-finals today.

European Champion Martyn Rooney (46.81s) and Nigel Levine (47.13) both progressed safely to the 400m semi-finals at the Championships which double as the Olympic trials.

In the women’s 100m heats, Asha Philip cruised into the semi-finals in 11.57 while there were also heat wins for Desiree Henry (11.14s) and Sophie Papps (11.53s).

Team GB's cycling team announced for Rio 2016

Bradley Wiggins

Thrilling displays at both Beijing 2008 and London 2012 has propelled cycling to become one of Team GB's most successful sports and yesterday we announced another strong squad heading to Rio 2016.

The 26 selected athletes come from three disciplines; track, road and BMX and will travel to Rio this summer for the Olympic Games, which kick off on August 5.

Read more here.

Team GB Exclusive: Taekwondo Cho champing at the bit


With a ‘fantastic four’ of medal prospects heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and a new £2.7million National Centre in Manchester, it’s fair to say that taekwondo in Great Britain has never been in better shape.

And while Rio-bound heavyweight Mahama Cho is proud of how far the sport has come, it is the prospect of an Olympic medal come August that ensures there is no complacency in his laser-focused preparations.

Read more here.

Team GB name rowing men's pair for Rio 2016

The British Olympic Association has announced rowing duo Alan Sinclair and Stewart Innes will race as the men’s pair at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

European Championship silver medallists Sinclair and Innes were earlier this month named in a group of 12 rowers from which the men’s eight, pair and two reserves were to be confirmed for Rio 2016.

Read more here

Dowsett doubts Tour place despite national TT title

Newly-crowned British time trial champion Alex Dowsett does not expect to be going to next month's Tour de France, despite winning the national title for a record fifth time.

Dowsett is on Spanish team Movistar's long list of 12 riders for the Tour but he fears his disappointing showing in last week's Tour de Suisse, finishing fifth from last, will put him out of contention.
"Honestly, given how Switzerland went – which was badly – I'll be surprised if they take me," the 27-year-old told Cycling Weekly.
"There's that and on top of that it's how well all my teammates are going as well.
"I was really under par at Switzerland. It's a lack of top end form. It's a misjudgement in training."

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