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Weekly Women’s Sports Digest: March 16

March 16, 2015

An action packed weekend for women’s sport saw two World Championship silvers for Elise Christie, bronze for divers Gallantree and Blagg and a great win for Heather Watson.


Short track speed skating: Elise Christie wins two World Championship silvers
Elise Christie became the first British skater to claim two medals at a World Short Track Speed Skating Championships after claiming 1,000m silver in Moscow.

The 24-year-old won her first silver medal of the Championships on Saturday over 500m and produced another composed performance to cross just 0.052 seconds behind South Korea’s Choi Minjeong.
Full story via TeamGB

Tennis: Heather Watson beats Agnieszka Radwanska in Indian Wells
British number one Heather Watson pulled off the biggest win of her career in Indian Wells, beating world number eight Agnieszka Radwanska.

Watson, 22, who had never previously taken a set off the 26-year-old Pole, won 6-4 6-4 in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open. It is the first time in 12 attempts that Watson, ranked 43, has beaten a player in the world’s top 10.
Full story via the BBC

Taekwondo: Jade Jones wins again in Holland
Jade Jones is showing no signs of slowing down ahead of Rio 2016 after clinching the Dutch Open to remain unbeaten this year.

She clinched -57kg gold at the expense of Iran’s Alizadeh Zenoorin in a 4-3 victory, while Sansum helped his own cause on the road to Rio after triumphing over Alexey Denisenko 3-2 in the 80kg final.
Full story via teamGB

Diving: Bronze for Gallantree and Blagg in Beijing
Commonwealth Champions Becky Gallantree and Alicia Blagg secured bronze in the 3m Synchro on the opening day of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series in Beijing.
Full story via Swimming.org

Rugby 6 Nations: England win 42-13 against Scotland
Scotland have never scored as many points against England in 6 Nations before with their only previous win against England ending in an 8-5 scoreline in 1998. Full story via ScrumQueens.com

Rugby 7’s World Series: England finish 7th in Atlanta
England Women Sevens were beaten by old rivals Russia in the quarter-finals of the Atlanta leg of the Sevens World Series. England impressed on day one scoring 83 points and conceded just 17 against China, Brazil and Canada on Saturday.

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