Olympic24: Scott makes move, Rutherford wins again

Olympic24: Scott makes move, Rutherford wins again

12 June 2015 / 04:53

Giles Scott moved into the lead in the Finn class on day two of the sailing World Cup in Weymouth and Portland while Greg Rutherford makes it back-to-back Diamond League victories. Here's our review of the last 24 hours.

  • World champion Finn class sailor Giles Scott leads at World Cup, as do windsurfers Tom Squires and Izzy Hamilton in men's and women's classification
  • Olympic champion Greg Rutherford claims second victory of the week with distance of 8.25m in Oslo
  • Chris Froome moves up to fifth overall in Criterium du Dauphine after finishing third on stage five
  • Tonia Couch looking forward to World Championships with confidence after successful year so far
  • Taekwondo fighter Martin Stamper gets late call up for Baku after injury to teammate Ruebyn Richards 
  • Injury also rules Dan Shingles out of Hockey World League Semi Final with Tim Whiteman coming in

Scott takes control on day two 

It’s advantage Giles Scott after day two of World Cup sailing in Weymouth and Portland with the world champion leading the Finn class.

Scott, who endured a frustrating opening day, posted a second and a race win from his two races to take a two-point lead over French Olympic bronze medallist Jonathan Lobert.

Windsurfers Izzy Hamilton and Tom Squires are also in pole position in their classes while Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are a point off the lead in the 470 Women’s race.

Oslo wins for Rutherford and Muir

Olympic champion Greg Rutherford and Laura Muir recorded victories at the Bislett Games in Oslo – the former taking his second Diamond League win in five days.

Rutherford followed up on his win in Birmingham with a best leap of 8.25 metres securing him victory over nearest rival, American Michael Harfield, by a massive 21 centimetres.

Elsewhere, British team-mate Laura Muir won the 1500m, striking the front with nearly two laps to go and pipping Kenya's Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon in 4:00.39. Read more here.

Really pleased with tonight. It's the first time in my career I've won back to back @Diamond_League events.

Froome moving through field at Criterium du Dauphine

Chris Froome is up to fifth overall in the Criterium de Dauphine after finishing third on stage five.

Froome, who is chasing his second title after winning in 2013, is 41 seconds behind race leader Tejay van Garderen.

Thursday’s mountainous stage victory went to French rider Romain Bardet with Britain’s Adam Yates 50 seconds behind in fifth.

The race, a warm-up to the Tour de France which starts on July 4, ends on Sunday. 

Couch in good shape ahead of Worlds

Confidence is flowing for diver Tonia Couch as she targets success at this summer’s World Championships.

Last month Couch sealed the overall Diving World Series title in the women’s 10m platform, finishing the campaign with four bronze medals in total from the six legs.

Attention now turns to the World Championships in Kazan from July 24 to August 2 with Couch aiming for success in both the individual competition and synchro alongside Sarah Barrow.

"When you are diving well, that breeds confidence,” she said. “You get on a bit of a roll.

“It gives me confidence going into the Worlds. You are going to get nervous, but my performances give me hope that I can make the finals and then see what happens.” Read more here.

Richards out, Stamper in for Baku

Taekwondo fighter Martin Stamper is determined to grab his Baku chance with both hands after being called up as a late replacement for the inaugural European Games following an injury to Ruebyn Richards.

The 28-year-old, who reached the semi-finals at London 2012, will compete in the -68kg weight category in Azerbaijan after Richards sustained an injury to his right foot in training.

"It's unfortunate what happened to Ruebyn but that can happen in sport especially taekwondo," said 2011 World Championship bronze medallist Stamper.

I'm lucky I have a very understanding fiancée even with her being nearly eight months pregnant, so I'm hoping we have two things to celebrate soon."

Injury forces Shingles out of Hockey World League semi final

Dan Shingles will be absent from Great Britain men's Hockey World League semi-final squad after picking up an injury in training.

The 28-year-old, who last featured in a tournament at the 2014 World Cup, will be replaced by Beeston’s Tim Whiteman for the tournament in Antwerp.

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