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Weekly Women’s Sports News – October 26

October 26, 2015
Hannah-Cockroft

The IPC Athletics World Championships dominate this weeks news, with Hannah Cockroft winning her third successive title and golds for Sophie Hahn and Kadeena Cox. Elsewhere Bryony Shaw took an impressive silver medal at the World RS:X Championships.

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Paralympic World Championships: Hannah Cockroft takes 3rd successive world title
The European, world and Paralympic champion had come to Doha after losing to 14-year-old rival Kare Adenagen in London last month. But she claimed her third successive T34 100m world title in a time of 17.73 seconds – 0.82 ahead of Alexa Halko with Adenagen fourth. Full story via the BBC

Paralympic World Championships: Gold medals for Hahn and Cox
Sophie Hahn produced one of the performances of the day, obliterating the world record on her way to winning T38 100m gold. The 18 year old, who ran a lifetime best of 13.00 at the Anniversary Games crossed the line in an astounding 12.60 to retain her world title from two years ago.

Kadeena Cox won an impressive gold on her international debut, completing a British one-two in the T37 100m. Cox took top spot after a blistering start powering through the line in 13.60 ahead of fellow British newcomer Georgie Hermitage, who took a well-deserved silver medal. Full story via paralympics.org.uk

Windsurfing: Bryony Shaw wins silver at World Championships
Bryony Shaw, the European Champion added a second RS:X World Championship silver to her medal collection at the conclusion of an intense and physical light wind regatta, with Shaw sailing a strong final race to finish second in the medal finale and claim the second step of the women’s podium. Full story via yachts and yachting

Gymnastics: GB women’s gymnastics team book Olympic spot
Great Britain secured a place in the women’s gymnastics team competition at next summer’s Rio Olympics with a superb performance in Glasgow. Amy Tinkler, Ruby Harrold, Ellie Downie, Becky Downie, Claudia Fragapane and Kelly Simm produced GB’s best ever World Championships qualifying result. They finished third – behind the US and Russia but ahead of China – with eight places in Rio up for grabs. Full story via the BBC

Football: England women beaten by China despite Eniola Aluko goal
Eniola Aluko’s first-half goal was not enough to prevent England losing 2-1 to hosts China at the three-team CFA International Tournament. Shuang Wang scored twice for China before Chelsea forward Aluko notched her 33rd international goal with a low finish from the left side of the box. Full story via the BBC

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