Spain and France secured a place at next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo by reaching the final of the Blind Football European Championships in Rome.
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A clean sweep of Russian gold medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships was avoided on the concluding day as Japan won the group 5 balls final in Baku.
Olympic 86 kilograms gold medallist and defending champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev retained his 97kg title on the final day of the Wrestling World Championships in Nur-Sultan.
Germany’s Ingrid Klimke produced a faultless cross-country performance to win the penultimate International Equestrian Federation Nations Cup Eventing competition of the season in Waregem in Belgium.
Defending champions and hosts Fiji and Vanuatu opened their Group B campaign at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) men’s Olympic qualifier with wins in Lautoka.
China’s domination of the Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in South Korea was halted today as they lost the men’s sabre team final to Ukraine and were beaten by eventual champions Hungary in the women’s foil team event.
Xu Xin underlined his status as the world number one as he defeated fellow Chinese player Lin Gaoyuan to win the men’s singles title at the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Indonesia.
Olympic champion Carolina Marin completed one of the great comebacks as she successfully defended her China Open title less than eight months after suffering a career-threatening knee injury.
Latvia’s European champions Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka, and the Spanish pair of Elsa Baquerizo and Liliana Fernandez, earned their countries a place at Tokyo 2020 at the beach volleyball Olympic qualifier in China.
France's Rio 2016 Paralympic Games champion Fabien Lamirault, winner of the class 2 men's singles at the Para European Table Tennis Championships in Sweden, completed a golden double, as he and partner Stephane Molliens won the team title with a 2-0 win over Serbia.
Merel Blom of The Netherlands took over the outright lead in the penultimate International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Nations Cup Eventing competition of the season in Waregem, Belgium, after today's jumping.
Russia won a fourth consecutive group all-around title at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Azerbaijan, and a seventh gold so far at this event.
Russia earned two of the four freestyle golds available tonight at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, finishing the day well clear in the team scores.
There will be a new name on the Blind Football European Championships trophy, after France and Turkey joined England and Spain in the semi-finals.
The women's singles gold at the Asian Table Tennis Championships unsurprisingly went to China, but the 18-year-old winner Sun Yingshsa was a big shock, defeating compatriot and world number two Liu Shiwen.