Olympic24: Dujardin takes World Cup victory in Las Vegas
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Olympic24: Dujardin takes World Cup victory in Las Vegas

17 April 2015 / 07:49

Charlotte Dujardin is back in the winners' enclosure and Great Britain's ice hockey team are still unbeaten at their World Championships. Here's our review of the last 24 hours:

  • Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin wins FEI World Cup dressage in Las Vegas
  • Wonder penalty by Ben O'Connor keeps Great Britain unbeaten at ice hockey worlds
  • British Lionhearts well beaten by Cuba Domodores at Copper Box
  • O'Connor claims gold number two at British Swimming Championships
  • Dan Purvis stars as British men qualify well at European Gymnastics Championships

Dujardin dominates her rivals in Las Vegas

Charlotte Dujardin and horse Valegro delivered when the stakes were highest to win the grand prix dressage event at the FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas.

Dujardin and Valegro are the only duo in the history of dressage to hold Olympic, world, European and World Cup titles simultaneously, as well as all three world records.

They scored 85.414% to win to finish well ahead of nearest rivals Edward Gal, of the Netherlands, and American Steffan Peters.

O'Connor's match winning strike is going viral 

You'll be hard pressed to see a better winning ice hockey goal than the one Ben O'Connor scored to continue Great Britain's unbeaten run at the third-tier ice hockey World Championships in Eindhoven.

After wins over Croatia and Estonia, Great Britain were 2-0 down to South Korea before staging a famous comeback.

Nottingham Panthers forward Robert Farmer reduced the deficit in the second period, before O'Connor equalised on the power play.

O'Connor then won the game with an audacious penalty shot to leave GB top of the division and needing two more wins to guarantee gold and promotion.

Lionhearts beaten by impressive Cubans in World Series of Boxing

Cuba Domodores powered to an impressive victory over the British Lionhearts at the Copper Box on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. 

An inexperienced Lionhearts team, which featured two WSB debutants, delivered a number of creditable performances but were unable to get the better of an experienced and skilful Cuban line-up.

Strong debuts by light-flyweight Joe Maphosa and middleweight Troy Williamson were the bright spots of the evening for the Lionhearts against the reigning WSB champions and favourites for this year’s crown.

Commonwealth Games medallists Sean McGoldrick and Sam Maxwell also lost their bantamweight and light-welterweight contests.

Next-up for the Lionhearts is a final away trip of the season against the Mexico Guerreros on April 24th in Mexico City.

O'Connor looking for more medals at World Championships

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor has set her sights on a podium spot at this summer's World Championships after claiming an impressive 200m individual medley gold at the British Swimming Championships in London.

“It is different challenges for me this year. At the last World Championships I was a bit disappointed with how I swam,” said O'Connnor.

“I made a final but not through my own right really, this year I want to go there and try to perform a bit better. A medal would be nice as well."

Elsewhere, Jazz Carlin won the 800m freestyle, Lizzie Simmonds claimed the 100m backstroke and Stephen Milne powered to victory in the men's 1500m freestyle.

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Purvis on song and stylish Louis is back for GB 

Daniel Purvis believes he will be right up there battling for a medal after leading Great Britain’s men’s charge at the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier.

Purvis qualified to the men's all-around final in third place and will be joined by Sam Oldham.

In his first British performance in three years, Louis Smith made the pommel horse final while Courtney Tulloch progressed to contest the medal in the rings.

Kristian Thomas makes the floor, vault and high bar final  while Oldham will look to improve on two silver medals in the high bar.

“This is half the job done, I’m very happy to have made the final,” Smith said. 

“Wearing the GBR leotard again is a very proud moment for me and proves all my hard work has been worth it."

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