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Weekly Women’s Sports News – October 19

October 19, 2015

Britain’s women were in great form this week with a world title for duathlete Emma Pallant, triple gold medals at the European track cycling championships for Laura Trott and Katie Archibald and wins for Jade Jones, Laura Massaro and Keri-Anne Payne.

World Duathlon Championships: Britain’s Emma Pallant wins gold
Britain’s Emma Pallant has won an elite women’s gold medal at the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Australia. The 26-year-old finished 30 seconds ahead of Japan’s Ai Ueda in second place, while defending champion Sandra Levenez, of France, was third. Full story via BBC


European Cycling Championships: Trott and Archibald both win three gold medals 
Laura Trott and Katie Archibald won three gold medals to help Great Britain Cycling Team top the medal standings on an exceptional final day at the 2015 UEC European Track Championships in Grenchen.

Trott successfully defended her omnium title in a dominant performance to collect her third gold medal at the Velodrome Suisse after success in the team pursuit and scratch race. The victory was the 23-year-old’s tenth European title.

Archibald, also part of the team pursuit squad, won the individual pursuit before returning to the track to triumph in the elimination race and like Trott seal a hat-trick of gold medals. Full story via British Cycling

World Taekwondo: Jade Jones wins gold and Bianca Walkden Silver in Manchester
Olympic champion Jade Jones gained revenge for her World Championship disappointment and showed all her fighting spirit to take gold at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester. Jones, who also won gold at the European Games earlier this year, beat Iran’s Kimia Zenoorin – who controversially beat her at the Worlds – and Korea’s Sohee Kim to progress to the -57kg final. Team-mate Bianca Walkden, 24, claimed silver, losing on golden point to China’s Shuyin Zheng. Full story via TeamGB

Squash: Laura Massaro wins US Open in Philadelphia
Laura Massaro had to overturn a 2-1 deficit to beat Egyptian Nour El Tayeb. Having taken time off from the sport in February with fatigue, Massaro has claimed two world tour events in a month with her 3-2 win in Philadelphia. Watch the video on BBC

Great Britain’s Keri-anne Payne celebrates funding boost with World Cup win
Great Britain’s Keri-anne Payne capped a good week by winning the FINA Marathon World Cup in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Four days on from being restored to full podium funding as part of British Swimming’s latest performance squad, Beijing Olympic silver-medallist Payne emerged triumphant from a field of 41 in what was the last World Cup of the series.

Payne, who also won the 10 kilometre open water test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics in August, told swimming.org on Saturday: “That was a great result for me today. Full story via BTSport

Football: Reading beat Aston Villa 3-2 to be crowned WSL 2
Captain Kirsty McGee believes Reading are ready to show they are one of the best teams in the country after clinching the WSL 2 title with a 3-2 win at Aston Villa. Full story via the FAWSL

Sailing: 470 World Championship silver for Mills and Clark
Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have claimed silver for Great Britain at the 470 World Championships, which concluded today (17 October) in the Israeli port city of Haifa.

After a difficult penultimate race day, the British duo faced an uphill battle to try and wrest gold from the grip of the Austrian defending champions Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar, who started the final 10-boat medal race with a near insurmountable 18 point lead. Full story via Yachts and Yachting

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine


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