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Boy racer Brandon Abraham faces a date with destiny this weekend as he aims to win the rookie title in the Super One British Karting Championships and secure free entry to next year’s competition.

Two of Hampstead & Westminster’s debutants scored hat-tricks as the men’s team started their Premier Division campaign in style, securing a comprehensive 7-2 victory over Canterbury at Paddington Recreation Ground.

A brother and sister from Hendon Golf Club both won their events in the 11th round of the Shires Junior Golf Tour in Bedfordshire.

Paddington’s Tin-Tin Ho has been called up to the England squad that will compete at next month’s European Championships in Hungary.

Paddington Sports Club in Maida Vale are inviting members of the public to visit this weekend and try the facilities for free.

Brondesbury have been named the Club of the Year by Middlesex Squash, rewarding the success of their first team and their growing membership.

Haringey’s Ali Jawad says he feels like he won gold in Rio after finishing as the runner-up in his powerlifting event and winning an elusive Paralympic medal at the third attempt.

Visually impaired tennis will not be on the Paralympic schedule in Rio but, if its popularity continues to increase at its current rate, it may not be too long before it is included.

Like most 16-year-olds, Laura Hirai’s primary concern today (Thursday) is her GCSE results. But four days after the end of the Rio 2016 Olympics, when the baton was passed to Tokyo and a new four-cycle began, the teenager is also dreaming about being involved in the 2020 Games.

Great Britain’s 52-year wait for an Olympic fencing medal continues after their men’s foil team, who developed their skills in north London, suffered a 45-43 defeat to Russia in the opening round - the quarter-finals.

Richard Kruse’s coach believes his protégé effectively won an Olympic bronze medal after finishing fourth in Rio – and he hopes the 33-year-old’s run to the semi-finals will inspire a new generation of British fencers.

A Royal Free doctor has spoken of his pride after his 13 year-old daughter became the youngest athlete to compete in the Rio Olympic Games.

Richard Kruse produced his best ever run at the Olympics but agonisingly missed out on a fencing medal, which would have been Britain’s first at the Games for 52 years, as he finished fourth in Rio.

It may seem rather improbable that all four members of the British men’s fencing squad learned their trade in north London, but it is by no means a coincidence.

Having endured heartbreak in 2008 and 2012, Haringey powerlifter Ali Jawad hopes it will be third time lucky in Rio next month and that he can add an elusive Paralympic medal to his collection of international prizes.

Despite spending plenty of time at one of the world’s oldest cycling tracks, racing initially held little interest for Kentish Town teenager Oscar Nilsson-Julien.

Already standing 6ft 1in tall at the tender age of 14, Highgate Harriers’ Dominic Ogbechie clearly has a knack for defying gravity – and the sky is the limit for the prodigious teenager.

The success of the borough’s young sporting talents was celebrated at an awards night at the Camden Centre last Wednesday, with around 200 children attending to see 20 presentations.

Paddington’s Tin-Tin Ho secured two medals at her last European Youth Championships, but admits she departed with mixed feelings.

Haverstock School are ending the year on a high after the boys won the Camden Schools Sport Shield.

Edouard Tijou won two titles as hundreds of members took to the courts for the annual Paddington Sports Club tennis tournament.

Most parents are able to wait until their children are 17 years old before seeing them get behind the wheel and reach speeds of 60 to 70mph.

Five children from Haringey have taken steps towards fulfilling their sporting ambitions after being offering year-long scholarships.

West Hampstead’s Harriet Dart admits she surprised herself with her performances after reaching the final round of the Wimbledon qualifiers and narrowly missing out on a place in the main draw.

South Hampstead junior school’s girls beat all of the boys to win gold at the London Schools ski race on the Welwyn dry slope.

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