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Weekly Women’s Sports News – May 8

May 9, 2016

This weekend there were gold medals at the European Championships for rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, junior mountain biker Sophie Wright, as well as multiple medals for the paralympic swimmers. Elsewhere, Surrey Storm won the Vitality Netball Superleague title and Eilidh Doyle (Child) won the women’s 400m hurdles at the Diamond League opener.



Rowing: Glover and Stanning win gold at Europeans
London 2012 gold medallists Helen Glover and Heather Stanning successfully defended their European titles as Great Britain’s rowers enjoyed a day to remember at the European Championships.

The team finished top of the medal table, winning four golds, two silvers and a bronze in Brandenburg – with Glover and Stanning on the top step of the podium in the women’s pair. Full story via TeamGB

Netball: Surrey Storm beat Manchester Thunder to win Netball Superleague
Surrey Storm survived a late onslaught by Manchester Thunder to successfully defend their Vitality Netball Superleague title with a 55-53 win in the Grand Final.

Storm had comfortably led Thunder throughout an exhilarating contest at the Copper Box Arena in London until the final quarter when Dan Ryan’s side staged a remarkable comeback. The 2014 winners reduced the deficit to just one goal with seconds remaining before Rachel Dunn made sure of victory as Storm held on to make it back-to-back titles. Full story via Sky Sports

Athletics: Eilidh Doyle (Child) wins women’s 400m hurdles at season opener
Eilidh Doyle ran the fastest time in the world this year as she won the women’s 400m hurdles at the first Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha. Doyle clocked 54.53 seconds to beat Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya into second. Reigning Commonwealth champion Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica finished third. Full story via the BBC

Swimming: IPC European Championships – Susie Rodgers wins fifth gold
Susie Rodgers and Steph Millward both won two more golds as Great Britain finished on a high at the IPC Swimming Open European Championships in Madeira. Rodgers, 32, claimed the S7 50m freestyle before anchoring the medley relay team to success to take her tally to five golds in total.

Millward, 34, won the S9 400m freestyle and joined Rodgers, Claire Cashmore and Harriet Lee in the relay. Steph Slater won Britain’s other gold with success in the S8 50m freestyle. Full story via the BBC

Mountain biking: Sophie Wright wins Junior European cross-country  title
Sophie Wright delivered a wonderful performance to be crowned junior women’s European cross-country mountain bike champion in Sweden. Seventeen-year-old Wright took the lead on the first lap and built up an advantage of over three minutes over the four laps of the course – totalling 17.3km – on the Huskvarna Mountain. Evie Richards won bronze in the under-23 women’s race to double Great Britain’s medal tally on Saturday. Full story via British Cycling

Judo: Impressive Schlesinger wins Baku gold
British judoka Alice Schlesinger took gold in the -63kg class at the Baku Grand Slam in Azerbaijan on Saturday. The 27-year-old won all her bouts by ippon on her way to beating Croatia’s Marijana Hasanbegovic in the final. Full story via the BBC

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