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Weekly Women’s Sports News – November 30

November 30, 2015

This weeks highlights include a first World Cup win for Skeleton athlete Laura Deas, a groundbreaking double Rio qualification in trampolining for Bryony Page and Kat Driscoll and wins for both Scotland and England in the football Euro2017 qualification.


Skeleton: Deas wins seasons opening World Cup
Welsh racer Laura Deas won the opening skeleton World Cup race of the season in the German resort of Altenberg. Deas’ aggregate time of one minute 57.84 seconds was four hundredths of a second quicker than home favourite Tina Hermann as the 27-year-old took the limelight in the absence of Lizzy Yarnold. Full story via SkySports

Curling: Scotland take silver at European Champs
Eve Muirhead was left bemoaning the finest margins as Scotland had to settle for silver at the European Curling Championships.
Scotland knew they would be up against it in the final against a strong Russian side, and it was a tight game from the very start as after six ends Muirhead and co trailed 4-3. Full story via Team GB

Trampolining: Bryony Page and Kat Driscoll secure historic two places for Rio 2016
Bryony Page and Kat Driscoll made history at the Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT World Championships as they secured two female trampoline places for Team GB at an Olympics for the first time. Page and Driscoll qualified in sixth and seventh respectively for the world final in Odense, Denmark, and in the process booked the maximum two spots available to Team GB for the Rio Olympics next summer. Full story via TeamGB

Football: Scotland top of their Women’s Euro 2017 group
Stylish Scotland dismantled Macedonia 10-0 to sweep to the top of the Women’s Euro 2017 qualifying Group 1. They were in control from the moment Jane Ross headed the first of her four goals only three minutes into the first outing for the new pink national kit. Jo Love completed a hat-trick of her own, with Jenny Beattie, Hayley Lauder and Lisa Evans also scoring. Full story via BBC

Football: England beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 in Euro 2017 qualifying match
Jill Scott’s header ensured England avoided embarrassment at their World Cup homecoming as they were made to work hard for Euro 2017 qualifying victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina.England wasted a number of chances but Scott headed in Eni Aluko’s cross. It was their 12th win in 19 games in 2015. Full story via BBC

Judo: Gemma Gibbons wins bronze at Korean Grand Prix.
Gemma Gibbons’ strong finish to the year continued as she picked up her second consecutive bronze at the Korean Grand Prix.
The Olympic silver medallist has been in impressive form in the second half of the year, with four medals from the last four Grand Prix competitions, starting back with gold at the Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix. The latest medal was the same colour she won at the Qingdao Grand Prix last weekend, and came after she beat Dutch judoka Guusje Steenhuis in the bronze-medal contest. Full story via Team GB

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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