Something From The Weekend: Roberto Pavoni; Jean-Marc Mormeck; E Stirling 6 Peterhead 3

The Good, The Bad and The Odd
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The Good: Roberto Pavoni

His name may sound more San Remo than his native Shenfield, but well done to Pavoni, who became the first swimmer to guarantee a place in the British Olympics squad on Saturday by winning the 400m medley in 4:12.43 at the national trials in London. "I've been dreaming about this ever since we found out in 2005 it was going to be here," the chuffed 20-year-old said. "I live just 20 minutes down the road, I might even stay at home for the Games. It's one stop on the train from my home town to Stratford so you can't get much closer." An enviable commute to have.

The Bad: Jean-Marc Mormeck

The former cruiserweight world champion was way out of his depth against the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, doing his best Audley Harrison impression before being stopped in the fourth round. "I'm not Mike Tyson," Mormeck said before the bout in response to Klitschko's quixotic comparison. "I have neither the explosiveness nor the punch." More Honest Jean than Iron Mike then...

The Odd: E Stirling 6 Peterhead 3

Rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Third Division, East Stirlingshire produced a remarkable performance to defeat Peterhead, surging to a 5-1 lead at half-time. Peterhead pulled it back to 5-3 early in the second half but The Shire held on to win their fourth home game this season in the entertaining match at Ochilview Park. The nine-goal thriller was the highest-scoring game in the Third Division this season.

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