Weekend sports review

10 May 2021

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There were some great sporting performances over the weekend.


Melbourne has kept its undefeated streak, winning by nine points against Sydney to maintain their spot on top of the ladder. The other close games included St Kilda beating Gold Coast by nine points and GWS beating Essendon by two points in a thriller.


On the PGA Tour, Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy has won his first tournament since November 2019, winning the Wells Fargo Championship by one shot to Mexican Abraham Ancer. He shot a final round of 68 to win the event, he made a bogey on the last hole to win by one, in a great victory.


Italian Filippo Ganna of Ineo Grenadiers won the first stage of the Giro d’Italia to secure the pink jersey. Belgian Tim Merlier of Alpecin-Fenix won the second stage in a sprint finish with Australian Caleb Ewan of Lotto Soudal coming tenth. Ganna still holds the jersey heading into the third stage, with another 19 stages to go.


Sam Kerr claimed the golden boot after scoring her 21st goal for the season in the final round of the Women’s Super League. Chelsea’s 5-0 win over Reading ensured they defended their WSL title, finishing two points clear of Manchester City. The Matildas captain and her teammates will now have their sights set on winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final, which takes place next Monday at 5:00am


Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen continued their battle for the F1 title finishing first and second at the Spanish Grand Prix last night. After taking the lead from Hamilton at turn one Red Bull’s Verstappen led for most of the race before Hamilton snatched back the lead with six laps to go. Mercedes decided to run a two-stop strategy for Hamilton who with newer tyres was able to pass Verstappen who had only stopped once. Valtteri Bottas rounded out the podium in front of Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez. Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo had one of his best races for the season finishing in sixth for McLaren.

Authors: Sean Dillon and Daniel Foley

Photo: Group of cyclists on asphalt road by Markus Spiske available HERE and used under a Creative Commons Attribution. This image has not been modified.