Olympic24: GB win Euro dressage silver as Murray brothers meet

Olympic24: GB win Euro dressage silver as Murray brothers meet

14 August 2015 / 07:19

Great Britain pick up dressage silver at the European Championships in Germany while the Murray brothers meet for their first competitive clash. Here’s our review of the last 24 hours. 

  • Great Britain claim dressage silver at the European Championships
  • Chris and Gabby Adcock join Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis in the World Championship quarter finals
  • Jamie gets the better of Andy in doubles clash
  • Gilchrist targets wins for Great Britain basketball in the Netherlands
  • Max Whitlock heading to Glasgow’s worlds with renewed spirit

Great Britain win dressage silver at the Europeans

 Charlotte Dujardin

Great Britain's quartet of Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Fiona Bigwood and Michael Eilberg finished runners-up behind the Netherlands at the European Championships in Aachen, with hosts Germany in third.

After Eilberg and Bigwood rode on Wednesday, Dujardin and Hester steered the team up a place from third on the second day of competition.

Olympic, world and European champion Dujardin had the highest individual score of 83.029 at the event.

Adcocks second pair through to World quarters

Chris Adcock 

Chris Adcock believes England badminton is in fine health after he and partner Gabby became the second doubles pair to make it through to the World Championship quarter-finals.

The Adcocks beat Danish duo Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl 21-16 16-21 21-10 to join men’s doubles pairing Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in the final eight.

It is the first time that two English duos have made it to the last eight since 2007 and Adcock was delighted.

“It was a great result for the guys today, and it's fantastic to have two doubles pairs playing on quarter-finasl day - it shows great progression from the squad,” he said.

Elsewhere Langridge and Ellis beat tenth seeds Kolding and Mads Conrad-Petersen 17-21 21-18 21-19 in an 89-minute marathon to set up a clash with Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.

"It's a great feeling to get to a quarter-final at our first World Championships together," said Ellis.

Jamie gets the better of brother Andy

Andy and Jamie Murray 

Jamie Murray beat younger brother Andy in their first senior competitive meeting, teaming up with John Peers to win in the second round of the men's doubles at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Jamie and Peers beat Andy and Leander Paes 6-4 7-6 (11-9).

Andy and Leander Paes recovered from 5-1 down to level the second-set tie-break but could not deny the seventh seeds as Jamie and Peers went on to win 6-4 7-6 (11-9).

Andy - Britain's number one - earlier reached the last eight of the singles, beating Gilles Muller 6-3 6-2. 

The 28-year-old had to save four break points in his opening service game but was never troubled after that, securing victory in 65 minutes.

Winning is name of the game for Gilchrist

Robert Gilchrist says he will do everything in his power to help Great Britain bring home victories from their invitational tournament in the Netherlands.

Recent defeat to New Zealand has left a sour taste in Gilchrist’s mouth and he is determined to put it right when the Brits take on the Dutch on Friday followed by a match with Italy.

"Heading to the Netherlands, I will focus on brining energy and doing whatever I'm asked to make a solid contribution to the team," said Gilchrist, who made his senior debut at the Copper Box last month.
"Good game or not, we still took a loss [against New Zealand] and I want to get over there and come home with some wins."

Whitlock ready to take on the world in Glasgow

Max Whitlock says he is in the shape of his life as he begins preparations for this year’s World Championships in Glasgow. 

The double Olympic medallist s struggled with glandular fever earlier in the year which kept him out of action.

But he says the rest has done him the world of good and he is bigger and stronger than ever ahead of a huge year.

“I definitely feel like I needed the rest but I was just itching to get back into the gym and training again,” he said.

“It was what I really needed because since London 2012 I was on a high until last year and if there was a good time to take a break then that was it.

“I feel great at the moment and I am training really well and feel stronger than I ever have before.”

“Now I feel great and my training has increased and I feel stronger and have got bigger even though I have lost weight."

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