20th Oct, 2017

Silver for Myke Grimes as England fall short against Poland

Shaun Reynolds 2nd Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY rider Myke Grimes earned himself a silver medal in Poole on Sunday whilst racing for England in the World Cup Final.

Grimes, who is sponsored by Law & Moore, joined fellow compatriots Andy Angell, Lee Aris, Paul Heard and Chris Timms as England fell just short of Poland, who ran out eventual winners.

England made a poor start to the final – running last places in three of the opening four heats.

However the strong, patriotic, crowd willed the home nation on as they successfully reeled off four heat wins on the bounce prior to the interval – including a sensational victory for Grimes in heat 6 who soaked up the rapturous applause.

Despite hope, England could not cope with Poland’s speed and quick thinking as they raced to World Championship glory with one race to spare.

Elsewhere, Grimes successfully qualified for the world individual championship semi-finals following a successful qualification process in both Poole and Exeter over the weekend.

Coventry’s 16 year old wizz kid Mason Phillips also qualified for his respective age catagory semi final whilst Sammie Marsh became the first girl racer in Coventry’s history to reach the Women’s World Final – which takes place at Wednesfield on Sunday afternoon.

For more information on Coventry Cycle Speedway you can follow the club on Twitter using @CoventryCSC or by visiting their website coventrycyclespeedway.co.uk


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