North Korea Travel South To Compete, And More To Watch This Weekend
SHOOTING: ISSF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
THE MAIN EVENT OF THE SEASON HEADS TO SOUTH KOREA, WITH NORTH KOREA COMPETING IN THE SOUTH FOR THE FIRST TIME
From 31st August until 15th September, Chagwon in South Korea is hosting the biggest competition of the shooting season.
The World Championship takes place once every four years, and North Korea are competing in the event. “We hope that this will prove once again that sport can be an instrument of peace and international stability, and hopefully ease regional relationships.”, said Franz Schreiber, ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Secretary.
Rio bronze medallist Kim Song Guk is among the 12 North Korean athletes that will participate.
The Opening ceremony will be held on Saturday 1st of September with the first medal events taking place on Sunday.
You can also watch live action and highlights on Olympic Channel.
ATHLETICS: IAAF WORLD CHALLENGE
THE GERMAN CAPITAL REUNITES THE BEST ATHLETES AGAIN, WITH AN SPECIAL FAREWELL AT HOME…
European, World, and Olympic champions will meet at the Olympic stadium in Berlin… again!
The venue for the recent Euro Champs will host the annual Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) athletics event.
Big names like Ramil Guliyev, World champ from 2017, Poland’s Paulina Guba, who less than a month ago clinched the European gold in the same stadium, and Germany’s Olympic champ Thomas Röhler will take part on Sunday September 2nd.
It'll also be Robert Harting’s farewell.
The 2012 Olympic champion and three-time World champion discus thrower, will retire in his home town.
Also known as ‘Incredible Hulk’, Harting celebrated his Olympic gold by tearing off his t-shirt in a celebration that stunned the crowd in London.
Will he repeat the show?
CANOE: ICF CANOE SLALOM WORLD CUP
THE FOURTH AND PENULTIMATE STOP OF THE CANOE SLALOM WORLD CUP GOES TO TACEN IN SLOVENIA
Will Jessica Fox continue her perfect season?
All eyes will be on the two-time Olympic medallist who took victory in the previous competitions in Slovakia, Poland, and Germany... and in both the K1 and C1 events!
Slovenia’s Peter Kauzer will have home crowd support and start as favourite in the men’s K1.
Two-time world champ and Rio silver medallist he knows better than no one the legend of ‘The Drop’, the famous canoe slalom course.
Canoe Slalom - The Drop
Canoe Slalom - The DropA profile of "The Drop" at the start of this weekend's race in Slovenia
“Tacen is famous for its drop, everyone is afraid of it, even though it is the easiest part. I was afraid the first time I ran it, which was about 23 years ago, But I was just like a little kid. It was a pretty scary moment, but it was okay. I survived it.”
London 2012 silver medallist Sideris Tasiadis will look for his third victory in C1. The German will face Rio Olympic champ, Denis Gargaud-Chanut and reigning world champion Benjamin Svasek in a race full of talent.
TRIATHLON: WORLD CUP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
KARLOVY VARY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC WILL HOST THE LATEST WORLD CUP STOP.
Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic will host the latest World Cup stop. Home favourite Vendula Frintova will try to improve the second place that she clinched one year ago. Her teammate Petra Kurikova will look for her first-ever World Cup podium.
In the men’s event… Olympian Richard Varga of Slovenia is wearing the number one. Russia’s siblings Dmity and Igor Polyanskiy will follow him closely.
OTHER EVENTS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
- La Vuelta - The famous cycling race continues through Spain.
- U.S. Open Tennis - The action continues as the final Grand Slam of the year enters the round of 16 phase.
- Asian Games - After two weeks… it’s time to bring events in Jakarta to a close. Baseball and triathlon are among the events to watch in the final days.