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Canadian duet makes impressive debut at world synchro championships

With barely more than five weeks of training together as a duet, Canada’s Claudia Holzner, 23, (Calgary, AB) and Jacqueline Simoneau, 20, (Montreal, QC) completed a superb debut as the duet competition concluded at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Both are seasoned veterans on the international scene, and that was evident in their impressive 7th place finish in the Synchro Duet Free Routine with a score of 89.0000.

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Dhawan replaces injured Vijay on Tour to Sri Lanka

The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Monday named Shikhar Dhawan as the resplacement for injured Murali Vijay in the Test team, which is scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series.

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Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola becomes Youth Olympic Ambassador for Buenos Aires 2018

Argentinian Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola was announced today by the International Olympic Committee as an Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018.

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Karen Cockburn, Canada’s most decorated gymnast, retires

Karen Cockburn, Canada’s most decorated gymnast, announced her retirement today at the 2017 Canadian Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics in front of her family, friends, and fellow competitors. 

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Australian squads named for Indoor Cricket World Cup

Australia’s Indoor Cricket National Champions for 2017 have been crowned, and four Australian squads have been selected to compete at the 2017 WICF Indoor Cricket World Cup in Dubai.

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MacLennan retains title; O’Brien and Schwaiger set personal bests at Canadian Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics

Rosie MacLennan of Toronto, ON successfully defended her senior women’s trampoline title at the 2017 Canadian Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics at Durham College in Oshawa, ON on Saturday, while World Games-bound athletes Tamara O’Brien of Vancouver, BC and Jon Schwaiger of Ancaster, ON both set personal bests in double mini-trampoline (DMT) finals. 

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Canada's Simoneau takes 5th place in Solo Tech at 2017 FINA World Championships

At the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Canada’s Jacqueline Simoneau took fifth place in synchronized swimming’s Solo Technical Final event. Svetlana Kolesnichenko of Russia was first with 95.2036, Ona Carbonell of Spain was second with 95.6534 and Anna Voloshyna of Ukraine was third with a score of 91.9992. The final competitor to swim in the 12-member field, who all qualified from Friday’s Prelims, she was satisfied with her competition today, but is already looking ahead to challenging for the podium in the Free Routine Finals on Wednesday.

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MacLennan tops standings on Day 2 of Canadian Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics

Rosie MacLennan, the defending Olympic trampoline champion, made her return to competition Friday at the 2017 Canadian Championships in Trampoline Gymnastics at Durham College in Oshawa, ON and didn’t disappoint, finishing in first after the qualification rounds of senior women’s trampoline.

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Simoneau off to a strong start for Canada at 2017 FINA World Championships

Jacqueline Simoneau, the 20-year old from Montreal, began the Synchronized swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary with two strong performances. The first part of the competition was the Solo Technical Prelims. Simoneau, performing her routine to the haunting music of The Red Violin Soundtrack, scored 89.2331 and is sitting 5th, behind Svetlana Kolesnichenko of Russia in first, Ona Carbonell of Spain in second and Yukiko Inui of Japan in third. She is just 1.33 points behind Anna Voloshyna of Ukraine, who sits 4th. Only the first 12 athletes from the field of 32 competitors have qualified to swim the Solo Technical Finals tomorrow, July 15.

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England Learning Disability side secure narrow victory over Australia

The England Learning Disability side maintained their unbeaten run in the INAS Tri-Series supported by NatWest after a nail-biting three wicket victory over Australia.

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