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Weekly Women’s Sports News – January 10

January 11, 2016

2016 has started well for Britains athletes with a World Cup bronze for on-form Laura Deas in Skeleton and a win at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country for Kate Avery.


Skeleton: Laura Deas wins World Cup bronze in Lake Placid

Laura Deas picked up her second skeleton World Cup medal of the season after coming third at the event in Lake Placid. Full story via TeamGB

Athletics: Great Edinburgh Cross Country

Kate Avery, recorded her first senior international victory in the women’s race at Holyrood Park. Avery took the lead in the early stages and finished the 6km course in 21:05 to win by four seconds.

Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack, representing Europe, was second, with GB’s Gemma Steel third in 21:31. Full story via the BBC

Tennis: Naomi Broady was beaten in the quarter-finals of the ASB Classic

British number three Naomi Broady was beaten in the quarter-finals of the ASB Classic by American Sloane Stephens.

Broady, the world number 122 led 6-5 in the opener, but fifth seed Stephens held her serve to force a tie-break and saved a set point before taking it 8-6. Full story via the BBC

Victoria Williamson in stable condition after crash at Rotterdam Six-Day

Great Britain Cycling Team rider Victoria Williamson is in a stable condition after receiving fractures to her pelvis and several vertebrae in a crash at the Rotterdam Six-Day on Saturday night. Full story via British Cycling

Paralympics GB launch Supercharge campaign

The British Paralympic Association has urged the British public to help ‘Supercharge ParalympicsGB’ and show their support for our athletes over the course of 2016 and beyond.

Supercharge ParalympicsGB is the first time that the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has launched such a major public facing campaign to generate support and raise funds for ParalympicsGB. Find out how to support the campaign here

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine


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