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Weekly Women’s Sports News – December 14

December 14, 2015

Highlights this week include a career best for badminton’s Chris and Gabby Adcock, a first medal for Charlotte Gilmartin at the Speedskating World Cup in Shanghai and world best times for Britain’s Paralympic swimmers.


Badminton: Chris and Gabby Adcock win World Superseries Finals title
Chris Adcock and wife Gabby enjoyed the biggest win of their career as they powered to the World Superseries Finals mixed doubles’ title to end 2015 on a brilliant high.

The world number seven Adcocks, who had already created history by becoming the first English players to reach the season-ending final, overcame Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na, of South Korea, 21-14, 21-17 in 37 minutes after a dominant display at the Hamdan Sports Complex. Full story via The Nottingham Post

Speedskating: Charlotte Gilmartin wins short track 1500m bronze in Shanghai
Great Britain’s Charlotte Gilmartin won 1500m bronze at the short track speed skating World Cup in Shanghai. The Redditch skater, 25, secured her first medal on the World Cup circuit in her debut World Cup A final appearance.

Fellow Briton Elise Christie, 25, won the B final on Saturday morning to finish fifth overall in the 1000m. Full story via the BBC

Athletics: European Cross Country Championships
Britain topped the medal table at the European Cross Country Championships for a 13th consecutive year as every team member won a medal in France. Britain’s senior women successfully defended their team title, Kate Avery won silver with defending champion Gemma Steel (eighth) and Steph Twell (11th).

Laura Muir claimed fourth in her race to lead the women’s under-23 squad to a gold which was Britain’s 50th in the history of the championships. Harriet Knowles-Jones, 17, won silver in the junior women’s race, finishing behind Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen. It was a second-place finish which helped the women’s junior squad to team silver. Full story via the BBC

Swimming: Applegate, Firth & Simmonds set Para-swimming records
British Paralympic champions Jessica-Jane Applegate, Bethany Firth and Ellie Simmonds all claimed world bests at the National Para-swimming Championships in Manchester.

Applegate, 19, beat her own mark in the S14 100m butterfly and also set a new time in the 100m freestyle. However Firth got the better of Applegate in the S14 200m freestyle in a new world best. Simmonds, 21, improved her own standard in the SM6 200m medley. Full story via the BBC

Hockey: Disappointment for GB at Hockey World League Final
Great Britain saw their Hockey World League Final dreams ended when they were beaten 2-1 by New Zealand in the quarter-finals in Argentina.

Olivia Merry’s goal in the last minute of the game proved the difference between the teams after Great Britain had come from behind to level in the second half. Full story via TeamGB

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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