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Weekly Women’s Sports Digest – July 20

July 20, 2015

This weeks sporting highlights include three individual gold medals for Tully Kearney and a new world record for Ellie Simmonds at the IPC World Championships. There was success at the Hamburg leg of the ITU Triathlon series as Vicky Holland and Non Stanford took silver and bronze, and TeamGB won 11 golds at the European junior athletics championships.


IPC Swimming: Britain win 10 gold medals at World Champs and Ellie Simmonds sets new world record
Tully Kearney won her third individual title with gold in the SM9 200m individual medley. She then teamed up with Alice Tai, Claire Cashmore and Susie Rodgers to win the medley relay.

There was also gold for Jessica-Jane Applegate in the S14 100m backstroke, beating Russia’s Valeria Shabalina. Ellie Simmonds had a mixed championships, missing out on a medal in the 400mbut setting a new world record in the 200m individual medley.

Britain finish the event in fifth place in the medal table with 32 medals, including 10 golds. Full stories via BBC Sport

Triathlon: Holland and Stanford take silver and bronze in World Series 
Vicky Holland pushed the ITU world champion, Gwen Jorgensen (USA), all the way to the finishing line at the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg. Holland was delighted with silver and Non Stanford celebrated her return to the top level with bronze. Full story via Triathlon GB

Triathlon: Team take bronze at World Championships
Great Britain’s relay team won bronze at the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships. The quartet of Vicky Holland, Gordon Benson, Non Stanford and Mark Buckingham finished behind the teams from France and Australia in wet conditions in Hamburg. Full story via Triathlon GB

Athletics: Britain win 11 gold at the Junior European Championships
Britain equalled their best tally of European Junior Championships gold medals with 11 golds and six silvers to finish at the top of the table. World junior champion Morgan Lake led the way on the final day as she cleared 1.91m to win the high jump in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna. Previously Laviai Nielsen won the 400m, Bobby Clay the 1500 and both the women’s relay teams also won gold. Full story via BBC Sport

Tennis: Jordanne Whiley claims first single title with British Open win
Britain’s Jordanne Whiley won her first Super Series Singles title today when she beat Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the women’s final at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships at Nottingham Tennis Centre. Full story via Paralympics GB

This week: Get set for the Women’s Ashes
After showing unprecedented support for the England football team, it’s time to get behind the cricket team as they take on Australia here in the UK and aim to retain the Ashes this summer. It all starts on Tuesday in Taunton – click here for the full schedule

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports News

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