Olympic24: Ten sign up for Baku as Murray reigns in Spain

07 May 2015 / 08:15

Ten more athletes sign up for Team GB’s team heading to Baku for the inaugural European Games this summer, while a late start doesn’t slow down Andy Murray. Here’s our review of the last 24 hours.

  • Nine boxers and a shooter are selected for the European Games.
  • Andy Murray beats Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • Oliver Townsend looks forward to Badminton Horse Trials

Ten athletes added to Baku roster

Nine male boxers and one shooter will join the 153 already selected Team GB athletes in Azerbaijan for the Europe’s inaugural multi-sport Games from June 12th-28th.

The nine male boxers, which include four Commonwealth Games medallists, will have the added incentive of qualifying for this year’s World Championships and the chance to secure a spot at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Seonaid McIntosh has also been included as the 13th member of the shooting squad for the European Games, with direct Rio qualification on offer in Baku.

Murray has Kohlschreiber’s number

Andy Murray beat Philipp Kohlschreiber for the second time in three days in a late finish at the Madrid Open.

Murray's 6-4 3-6 6-0 second-round win followed his first ever Munich title on Monday at the German's expense, with the match in Spain starting at 1:12am local time.

World number three Murray plays Spanish wildcard Marcel Granollers next up.

Townend talks up Armada’s chances

Oliver Townend insists his horse Armada is in fine shape as he bids to return to the top of the pile at the Badminton Horse Trials.

Eventing's blue riband competition will unfold over the next four days, with Britain seeking its first winner since Yorkshireman Townend triumphed aboard Flint Curtis in 2009.

"He (Armada) feels in great form. It's just about getting him right for the day now,” Townsend said.

"Like any big sporting occasion, especially involving horses, a lot has to go right. It takes a special horse.”

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