BMX: Claessens lives up to its popularity
On the occasion of the Swiss championship in BMX racing, favorite Zoe Claessens won the title for the second time. Since his World Cup victories in Papendal at the end of May, Claessens has been at absolute world-class standards. So the Waud women’s gold in Weinfelden was no surprise. Romande Christelle Bovin won the silver and Christa von Niederhauser from Bern the bronze. Cedric Buti won the men’s category. Local star Loris Eberhardt from Bern was relegated to 2nd and 3rd place from Geneva. As last year’s U23 European champion, winning the title among the elite is tantamount to a premiership.
Basketball: Swiss survive 1st EM pre-qualification stage
Swiss basketball players reached the second stage of the pre-qualification for EM 2025. 3 days after a 63:71 loss against previously undefeated Cyprus, coach Elias Papatheodorou’s team beat Ireland 88:82 in Dublin. The Swiss finished as runners-up in their group with 4 wins from 6 games. Austria topped Group A. The second phase of pre-qualification is planned from August to February 2023.
Rowing: Schauble manages an impressive double
Jan Schäuble from SeaClub Stansted had a perfect double at the Swiss Rowing Championships in Rotsey. The 22-year-old clinched the lightweight singles and openweight singles championship titles within two hours. Jeanine Gmelin won the women’s skiff championship for the ninth time in her career.
Riding: Swiss must wait in Aachen
As the last rider on the course, 29-year-old Gerrit Nieberg and his gelding Ben won the Grand Prix of Aachen at the end of tournament week in Sauers. With two clear rounds, a clean sheet and a fantastic time in the jump-off, Hello Jefferson pipped Britain’s Scott Brash and Belgium’s Nicolas Philippaerts and Katanga into second place. The Swiss had no say in the fight for victory: only Steve Guerdat reached the second round and finished 16th in the Venard de Cerise. .
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