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Weekly Women’s Sports Digest: April 7

April 7, 2015
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This weekend saw Lizzie Broughton become the first female to win the historic 125 mile Devizes To Westminster Canoe Race. Elsewhere Natalie Powell won silver in the Judo World Cup and Chelsea top the Women’s Super League.

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Canoeing: Lizzie Broughton becomes first female winner of the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race.
Lizzie Broughton and Keith Moule were the first ever mixed senior team to win the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, smashing the mixed team course record by almost an hour. The pair, who are both GB marathon canoe team members, finished the course in 16 hours 40 minutes, 55 minutes quicker than the previous mixed course record of 17 hours 35 minutes. Full story via www.gazetteandherald.co.uk

Judo: Powell takes silver at the Turkey Grand Prix
Natalie Powell capped a strong week for British Judo by adding silver to the three bronze medals already won at the Samsun Grand Prix in Turkey. Powell defeated 2013 world champion Kyong Sol on her way to the podium. Full story via TeamGB

Football: Chelsea secure back to back wins in the Women’s Super League
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes admits she is very comfortable to have her side branded as title favourites after watching them cruise to a 4-0 win at Bristol Academy, moving to the top of  FA WSL 1  in the process. Full story via FAWSL 

Cycling: Lizzie Armitstead loses World Cup lead
Briton Lizzie Armitstead lost her lead in the UCI Women’s World Cup as Italy’s Elisa Longo Borghini won the women’s Tour of Flanders in Belgium.Borghini, 23, made up for finishing fourth in the last two years, with her Belgian Wiggle-Honda team-mate Jolien D’hoore taking second place. Full story via BBC

 

Tennis: Heather Watson beaten by Vekic in Charleston
Heather Watson failed to capitalise on her chances as she slipped to a three-set defeat to Croatian teenager Donna Vekic at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. The world number 41 lost the opening set before rallying against her lower-placed opponent to level the match. Full story via TeamGB

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