This week in Olympic sport: August 5-11

05 August 2013 / 09:44

Britain saved their best until last at the World Swimming Championships as Fran Halsall won bronze and now it’s the turn of their badminton, fencing and track and field counterparts. We look at some of the Olympic sports taking centre stage this week below:

The curtain came down on the aquatics global gathering in Barcelona on Sunday with Halsall claiming bronze in the 50m freestyle and this week sees the badminton, the 470 sailing class and the track and field World Championships.

Chris Adcock and Gabby White will be looking for badminton mixed doubles success in their first World Championships since renewing their partnership after the London 2012 Olympics in Guangzhou.

Olympic silver medallists Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills take to the water in La Rochelle for the first time since London 2012 at the 470 World Championships where Luke Patience will sail with new partner Joe Glanfield.

Both have won silver at the Olympics, Glanfield twice, but it doesn’t stop there with the World Championships in fencing set for Budapest while the athletics equivalent gets underway in Moscow on Saturday.

In the absence of heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic champions Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford lead the British team hoping for further success at the World Championships, which run until August 18.


World Championships, Moscow, August 10-ongoing


World Championships, Guangzhou, August 5-11


World Championships, Budapest, August 5-ongoing 


470 World Championships, La Rochelle, August 5-10

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