Results 19/8/2013 – Great Britain’s water polo team lose to Hungary again

The future of water polo in this country doesn’t look any brighter after the Great Britain junior women were thrashed in the first match of the World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece.


Following a minute’s silence for Hungarian water polo legend Dezso Gyarmati who died at the age of 86, the British girls were on the back foot from the very start and were on the receiving end of two consecutive 4-1 quarters. The British team, containing two of the players from the senior Worlds earlier this month, found some footing in the third period, scoring three goals for three of Hungary’s, but it was already too late.


In more uplifting news, Jenny Jones got the snowboarding World Cup season off to a fantastic start by securing silver in the slopestyle competition in New Zealand. Less great news for the alpine skiiers, none of which finished their two runs on Coronet Peak, and England’s mixed doubles curling team, who capitulated to the New Zealand “A” team.

Manchester City showed what they can with a change of manager and an influx of new talent by hammering Newcastle United 4-0 in the opening weekend of the Premier League. In contrast, Alan Pardew showed why buying French may not be the answer this season. No English entrants made the knockout rounds of the World Tenpin Championships but Steve Thornton did secure 16th place in qualification with a tally of 1270 points. Chris Draper, helm of the Italian Luna Rossa team, saw his side fail to finish a race in the Louis Vuitton Cup for the second time in three attempts, giving the advantage back to their New Zealand challengers.

England’s men will compete with Ireland in a must-win tie at the EuroHockey Championships in order to secure a place in the next round after they lost a sluggish match against Netherlands. Both sides showed plenty of signs of fatigue and, despite coming out the better team in the second half, England were unable to fully overturn a 2-0 deficit.


Hockey: EuroHockey Championships, Men
Group Stage
England 1-2 Netherlands


Alpine Skiing: Australian New Zealand Cup, Coronet Peak
Men’s Giant Slalom
Jack Gower – DNF second run
Samuel Todd-Sanders – DNF first run
Laurie Taylor – DNF first run


Snowboarding: World Cup, Cardrona
Ladies’ Slopestyle
Jenny Jones – 87 points, 2nd
Aimee Fuller – 47 points, 25th
Katie Ormerod – 43 points, 27th


Football: English Premier League
Manchester City 4-0 Newcastle United


Air Sports: World Paragliding Accuracy Championships
After 3 Tasks
Simon Sykes – 12th place, 76 points
Don Bodill – 37th place, 487 points
Matt Bignell – 47th place, 813 points
Andy Shaw – 57th place, 1106 points
Andy Webster – 70th place, 1618 points


Water Polo: World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships
Great Britain 5-13 Hungary


Bowling: World Tenpin Championships
Men’s Singles
Squad 1
Raymond Teece – 36th place, 1195 points
Matt Miller – 45th place, 1184 points
Mike Quarry – 89th place, 1075 points
Stuart Williams – 94th place, 1056 points

Squad 2
Steve Thornton – 16th place, 1270 points
John Wells – 21st place, 1261 points


Sailing: Louis Vuitton Cup
Finals, Match 3
Luna Rossa (ITA) DNF v Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL)


Cricket: Yorkshire Bank 40
Group A
Warwickshire 151 v 291-9 Worcestershire
Worcestershire win by 140 runs


Tennis: Winston-Salem Open
First Round
Dominic Inglot/Treat Huey (PHI) 2-6 6-3 10-8 Martin Klizan/Michal Mertinak (SVK)


Curling: Winter Games NZ
Group Stage
England 2-12 New Zealand “A”

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