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Weekly Women’s Sports Digest: Feb 2

February 2, 2015

This weeks news headlines include a win for Bryony Shaw at the Windsurfing World Cup in Miami and a second Australian open title for Jordanne Whiley.


Windsurfing: Bryony Shaw took an insurmountable lead in the RS:X women’s competition at the Miami World Cup to defend her title from 2014.

Recording no worse than a fifth-place finish across her 11 races heading into Friday’s penultimate day, the 31-year-old old pumped her way to a second and a fourth in the two light wind races the class managed, and turned her 21-point lead at the start of the day into a 33-point margin by the end of it. Full story via TeamGB

Tennis: Britain’s Katie Swan made it to the junior girls final at the Australian Open but lost out to Slovakia’s Tereza Mihalikova. The 15-year-old from Bristol struggled with a leg injury during a 6-1 6-4 defeat on Rod Laver Arena. Swan was hoping to become the first Briton to win the title since Annabel Croft in 1984. Full story via the BBC

Britain’s Jordanne Whiley and her Japanese partner Yui Kamiji have won their fifth consecutive Grand Slam wheelchair doubles title with victory at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Full story

Para-cycling: Great Britain won 18 medals at the Newport Para-cycling International. There were golds for Jon Gildea and Crystal Lane and tandem pair Lora Turnham and Lauryn Therin. Sophie Thornhill & Rachel James took silver in the tandem kilo, as did Megan Giglia in the C3 pursuit. Full story via the BBC

Badminton: Gabby Adcock picked up her eighth national badminton title with husband Chris. Ranked as the sixth-best mixed doubles pairing in the world, the Adcocks made light work of final opponents Lauren Smith and Gary Fox on Sunday, defeating them 21-10, 21-13 in just 30 minutes. Full story via TeamGB

Ice Dance: Great Britain’s Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes have withdrawn from the European Figure Skating Championships because Buckland is struggling with illness.

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine



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