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Focus on Great Britain: September 2017

Great Britain finished ninth in the month of

Chris froome winning Le Tour and La Vuelta

September Athlete of the Month : Chapeau to Chris Froome

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Best Sports

2017

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Athletics 456 17.3
2 Rowing 316 12.0
3 Swimming 309 11.7
4 Rugby Union 229 8.7
5 Golf 155 5.9
6 Taekwondo 140 5.3
7 Lacrosse 120 4.5
8 Short Track 82 3.1
9 Cricket 80 3.0
10 Road Cycling 74 2.8

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Athletics 390 11.5
2 Golf 290 8.6 2
3 Swimming 258 7.6 -1
4 Tennis 248 7.3 1
5 Track Cycling 205 6.1 10
6 Hockey 180 5.3
7 Football 165 4.9 -4
8 Rugby Union 143 4.2 -1
9 Cricket 122 3.6
10 Sailing 120 3.5

2015

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Athletics 406 14.5
2 Swimming 373 13.4
3 Football 360 12.9
4 Golf 265 9.5 -3
5 Tennis 130 4.7 6
6 Artistic Gymnastics 126 4.5 6
7 Rugby Union 122 4.4 -5
8 Rowing 118 4.2
9 Taekwondo 94 3.3
10 Canoe/Kayak Slalom 64 2.3 7

2014

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Golf 287 15.0 2
2 Rugby Union 272 14.2
3 Sailing 144 7.5
4 Hockey 90 4.7
5 Equestrian 86 4.5
6 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 82 4.3 2
7 Lacrosse 80 4.2
8 Rowing 79 4.1 -1
9 Track Cycling 76 4.0 -4
10 Short Track 72 3.8 7

2013

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Athletics 410 18.4 1
2 Rugby Union 285 12.8 6
3 Golf 264 11.8 -2
4 Swimming 126 5.6 2
5 Track Cycling 97 4.3
6 Tennis 82 3.7 1
7 Rowing 73 3.3 6
8 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 62 2.8 9
9 Triathlon 62 2.8 7
10 Cricket 60 2.7 13

Great Britain Positions

2017

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 4
Gender:Men 4
Gender:Women 4
Continent:Europe 3
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 28
Gender:Men 30
Gender:Women 21
Continent:Europe 22

2016

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 3
Gender:Men 3
Gender:Women 8
Continent:Europe 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 23
Gender:Men 24
Gender:Women 23
Continent:Europe 19

2015

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 5
Gender:Men 4
Gender:Women 6
Continent:Europe 3
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 26
Gender:Men 30
Gender:Women 20
Continent:Europe 20

2014

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 7
Gender:Men 6
Gender:Women 10
Continent:Europe 4
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 25
Gender:Men 27
Gender:Women 22
Continent:Europe 22

2013

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 6
Gender:Men 5
Gender:Women 13
Continent:Europe 4
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 35
Gender:Men 31
Gender:Women 29
Continent:Europe 25
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