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Weekly Women’s Sports News – December 7

December 7, 2015
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This weekend’s highlights include an historic bronze for Judoka Gemma Gibbons, silvers medals for swimmers Jazz Carling and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, as well as speedskater Elise Christie  and bronze for GB at the Dubai Rugby 7’s.

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Judo: Gemma Gibbons earns historic bronze in Tokyo
Gemma Gibbons finished her 2015 on a high with a bronze medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam in Japan. She finished third in the -78kg category, battling through with two tough comeback victories along the way. Full story via Team GB

Rugby 7’s: England women clinch third-place finish in Dubai
It was a strong final day for England women’s sevens team as they edged a thrilling third-place play-off match with France.They started the day with a quarter final win over Canada before going down 19-12 to Russia in the semis. Full story via TeamGB

Speed Skating: Elise Christie takes silver in Japan
Short track speed skater Elise Christie took her tally of World Cup medals for the season to three after an impressive silver in Nagoya, Japan. Christie picked up 500m gold and 1000m silver at the last World Cup competition in Toronto last month and she was back on the podium in Tokyo again after a second-placed finish in the 500m. Full story via TeamGB

Swimming: Carling and O’Connor take silvers at European Short Course Championships 
Jazz Carlin (above) won her second gold at the European Short Course Championships with victory in the 400m freestyle. The Briton had triumphed in the 800m freestyle on Thursday in Israel and followed that up with a thrilling win over Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor was also successful with a silver in the women’s 100m individual medley. Full story via BBC
Cycling: Mixed fortunes at World Cup Cycling in New Zealand
Britain’s women had mixed fortunes at the opening World Cup of the season with Katy Marchant making the sprint semi-finals before finishing sixth after a number of gutsy rides. The former heptathlete had to overcome returning teammate Becky James in the first round. A young team of  Emily Kay, Abbie Dentus, Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson racing in the team pursuit finished 8th whilst Jessica Varnish and Katy Marchant qualifyed in eleventh place in the team sprint. Full story via British Cycling
Hockey: GB team lose to Argentina
Britain’s women suffered a 2-1 loss to hosts Argentina in their opening Pool B fixture at the Hockey World League Final in Rosario.Lily Owsley gave GB an early lead, but Maria Granatto drew the scores level at the end of the first quarter. Agustina Habif then struck the winner in the third period. Full story via BBC
Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
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