17 November 2019

Weekly Women’s Sports News – February 15

February 15, 2016
The winter sports season is in full swing as Christie wins her third goal of the season, Rowlands win GB’s first gold of the Youth Winter Olympics and Ormerod took her first podium position in Big Air. Elsewhere England continue their winning streak at the 6Nations Rugby, GB Hockey make in two from two against Australia and England Cricket win their South Africa series.

Speedskating: Elise Christie wins gold ahead of World Championships
Elise Christie claims her third short track speed skating World Cup gold medal of the season and is now

building towards next month’s World Short Track Speed Skating Championships. Full story via TeamGB

Youth winter games: Madi Rowlands wins gold in ski halfpipe
Great Britain won their first medal at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games when Madi Rowlands took gold in the ski halfpipe in Lillehammer, Norway. The 15-year-old from Kent scored 88.60 to easily claim top spot, while Paula Cooper from the United States was second with 79.00 and Austria’s Lara Wolf third with 74.20. Full story via the BBC

Snowboarding: Ormerod wins first silver in Big Air contest
Snowboarder Katie Ormerod has won the first World Cup podium of her career after finishing second in a big air event in Canada. She finished behind Winter Olympic slopestyle champion, American Jamie Anderson, in Quebec City. Full story via BBC

Rugby 6Nations: England beat Italy
Italy’s best ever performance against England is not enough to stop second England win on the road. Despite a great performance, Italy were beaten 33-24 by England in Ivrea on Saturday afternoon. While far from their best performance, England took their chances well while Italy showed how dangerous they can be. Full story via Scrumqueens

Rugby 6Nations: Wales grab first win
Wales beat Scotland 23-10 at home in round two of the women’s Six Nations. Scotland took the lead with a penalty kick from Lana Skeldon – the rare sight of a front row player being the first choice hooker drawing some cheers from the crowd, and Scotland were off to a good start. But Wales grew into the game as the opening minutes passed with some superb carries up front, in particular from Sioned Harries, who was outsanding at number 8. Full story via Scrumqueens

Cricket: England win three match series against South Africa
Heather Knight hit an unbeaten 67 from 100 balls as England’s women comfortably chased down South Africa’s 196 for nine in Johannesburg to win the final ODI by five wickets, with 37 balls to spare. The result means England win the three-match series 2-1. Full story via the Guardian

Hockey: GB win second match in Australia series
Susie Gilbert’s first half penalty-corner strike gave Great Britain a 1-0 win over Australia in the second match of their six-test series.

Gilbert reacted quickest to the rebound from a Crista Cullen flick in the 18th minute in Bunbury, Western Australia. That makes in two out of two wins for England. Full story via the BBC

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine


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