Wallington brothers Leon and Luke Griffiths have been very important cogs within the first ever Nice Britain facet to win the World Staff title on the 2019 FIR World Racketlon Championships in Leipzig final week.
Racketlon is a mix sport through which opponents play a sequence of 4 racket sports activities: desk tennis, badminton, squash, and tennis and is modelled on different mixture sports activities just like the triathlon and decathlon.
Along with being lynch-pins in a facet that dominated the group levels, earlier than over-coming the problem of acquainted rivals Denmark within the semi-finals after which host nation Germany within the closing; Leon and Luke additionally secured particular person World Titles within the U21s and U16s occasions respectively.
Luke added the U16’s Staff World Title to his spectacular haul as nicely, within the course of securing a 3rd “Triple Crown” within the U16s occasions (singles, doubles and groups).
It was an exhilarating closing towards Germany for the Nice Britain facet and each Leon and Luke performed pivotal roles.
In each the desk tennis and the badminton, the Germans have been edging forward, however Luke (with doubles companion Duncan Stahl) and Leon within the closing singles leg, would safe huge wins to ascertain the GB lead into the following sport.
On the squash courtroom, each have been dominant, and the massive wins they recorded right here left Nice Britain 23 factors forward with solely 44 remaining for the Germans to win on the tennis.
Victory was secured on the tennis courtroom, thanks in no small half to the efforts of each boys on the group.
After 17 failed makes an attempt, Nice Britain had gained a primary ever group World Title.
With a primary world title within the bag for the weekend, Leon and Luke continued to impress. Luke was dominant, profitable the U16s Staff title and the U16s singles title while not having to make use of his tennis racket as he had gained all his matches while not having to play the fourth sport.
Leon was pushed barely more durable within the U21s group occasion, he wanted to play three factors of tennis to defeat Finnish prime seed, Luka Penttinen.