Across the Net: Issue 12

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Bobsleigh

Nigeria's First Bobsleigh Team Makes Winter Olympics

Nigeria's bobsleigh team has qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics [held next Feb in South Korea]. Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omega will be the first in any sport to represent their country in the competition. 

 

 

Triathlon // Athletics

Gwen Jorgensen Leaves Triathlon for Marathon

What do you do when you've achieved your dream of taking gold in Olympic Triathlon as Jorgensen did in 2016? Move on to marathon OF COURSE. Gwen is hoping to qualify for Tokyo 2020 after coming 14th in the 2016 New York marathon.

 

 

Tennis

1998 Wimbledon Champ Jana Novotna Dies Age 49

"Some played. Novotna flowed." On Sunday the tennis world mourned the loss of a true champ. This article tells Novotna's story beautifully – from multiple doubles titles to finally getting her singles win at Wimbledon. 

 

 

Cricket

Danni Wyatt's first international hundred steers England to T20 win

It was an unlikely win in a rollercoaster series, and Heather Knight’s side will head home leaving their Ashes campaign on an 8-8 tie.

 

 

WHAT'S ON? : NOVEMBER

26th  |  CYCLING
Cyclo-Cross National Trophy: Round 3 & 4
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25th  |  RUGBY UNION
Old Mutual Wealth Series: England v. Canada
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23rd – 26th  |  RUGBY LEAGUE
World Cup
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2nd – 3rd Dec  |  FOOTBALL
FA Continental Cup
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