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Weekly Women’s Sports News – May 16

May 16, 2016

This week the FA Cup title, the European Swimming Championships and European Slalom Canoeing Championships dominate the headlines. Team-Head-to-Head_SSE-Women's-FA-Cup-Final

Football: Arsenal defeat Chelsea to lift FA Cup title
Danielle Carter’s goal delivered a record 14th Women’s FA Cup trophy for Arsenal as they dominated holders Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

Carter, who clipped a first-minute chance onto the roof of the net, gave the Gunners a deserved early lead with a fine solo run and curled finish. Asisat Oshoala then spurned three good chances to double Arsenal’s lead. Full story via the BBC

Want to read more on the Women’s FA Cup – read this great article by Oliver Holt at Mail Online:
Danielle Carter shows her class with superb winner to seal FA Cup success for Arsenal on a day which showed just how far the women’s game has developed. Full story in the Mail Online

Canoe Slalom European Championships: GB win four medals
Great Britain women’s K1 trio won gold as GB ended the European Championships in Slovakia with four medals. The team of Fiona Pennie, Lizzie Neave and Kimberley Woods produced a controlled effort to beat Germany into second place by over four seconds. Full story via the BBC

Melissa Reid claims ITU World Paratriathlon Event Series gold
Melissa Reid and her guide Hazel Smith have claimed PT5 gold in the ITU World Paratriathlon Event Series in Aguilas, Portugal. The visually-impaired athlete completed the 750m swim, 20km bike run and 5km run in one hour 14 minutes 53 seconds. Full story via the BBC

Good read: More women in positions of power can change sport for the better
The exponential growth of women’s sport offers an unmissable chance to champion something new and address the damage done by macho culture. Read the full article by Emma John in The Guardian

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