With each, the men’s and women’s aspects competing at the Kazan and Colomiers 7s respectively this weekend, an area at Tokyo 2020 turned into on provide to the match winners, while the second one and 0.33 positioned teams would move on to next year’s World Repechage wherein additional Olympic spots might be up for grabs.
The hopes of Ireland’s men hung by using a thread following defeat France in the semi-very last in advance this afternoon. They had been overwhelmed 19-12 through the tournament hosts.
Anthony Eddy’s facet got here into their play-off sport towards the Portuguese, knowing it would do or die for his or her Olympic hopes.
They likely produced their satisfactory performance of the event to attain a 26-10 win over their rivals and e-book their area in next summer’s repechage.
In this morning’s zone-final, Defeat ended Ireland’s girls’ hopes of competing at next summer season’s showpiece.
Despite pool-level victories over Romania and the Czech Republic, defeat to Spain halted their progress and exceeded them the harder draw this morning – England progressing as Pool B winners, while Ireland joining them as pool runners-up. Stan McDowell’s facet led 7-five at the destroy but couldn’t keep on as England ran in two unanswered tries in the 2nd half of. Among Ireland’s stars, this weekend had been Lucy Mulhall, Louise Galvin, and the loose-scoring Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe.
1936 The United States -a basketball-mad kingdom– located first in the Inaugural guys’ basketball championship in Germany, a feat they repeated from 1948 and ‘sixty-eight. The U.S delegation captured the typical trophy by beating Mexico (25-10) within the semis, after which Canada (19-eight) was within the gold-medal fit. On their way to winning the occasion, the North American country additionally defeated Estonia (52-28) inside the second spherical and the Philippines (56-23) inside the area-finals.
1936 Glenn Morris, a native of Simla (Colorado), made headlines worldwide while he acquired the James R. Sullivan Memorial Trophy because of the top Olympic athlete in the States.
1940-1944 The Games had been canceled because of World War II.
1948 The United States received 23 golds inside the Games of the 14th Olympiad in London, Great Britain, winning the unofficial group championship. In the meantime, in New York City, America’s win activates a wave of explosive emotion as announced on national radio.
1948 In the UK, the younger American Bob Mathias, who hails from Tulare (California), started to make a call for himself in song and area when he finished first inside the decathlon with 7,139 factors.
1948 The US basketball group claimed the first region in the London 1948 Olympic basketball tournament, earning the identity and competing inside the next Olympics in Scandinavia.
1948 Surprisingly, Porter William led the United States to sweep a hundred and ten meter hurdles in the guys.
1948 Unbeaten inside the decathlon, Robert Mathias –forever recognized to his pals as “Bob”— earned the James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy. He received a gold medal from the XIV Olympiad and the people of the XXV Olympiad in 1952.
1952 At the Helsinki Games, the American delegation took the first vicinity in crew status by way of winning 40 global titles.
1952 With 4 trophies, America’s sportsmen, finished first within the weightlifting opposition in the 15th Summer Games in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, defeating the Soviet Union inside the medal count.
1952 Pennsylvania’s runner Horace Ashenfelter was the first American runner to benefit from a gold medal inside the men’s three,000m steeplechase in Finland.