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Weekly Women’s Sports News – May 23

May 23, 2016
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This week saw successes for Great Britain at the Para-Cycling World Cup and The European Swimming Championships. There was also a fourth World Series climbing win for Shauna Coxsey and Bianca Walkden retained her European Taekwondo title.

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Photo credit: British Cycling

European Swimming Championships: Britain finishes 2nd in the medal table
It was a successful week for Britain’s Swimmers at the European Championships in London. Finishing second on the medal table, the week ended on a high with a sensational gold in the 4x100m relay for Kathleen Dawson, Chloe Tutton, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Fran Halsall.

Other highlights of the week included a gold for Francesca Halsall in the 50m backstroke, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Hannah Miley won silver and bronze respectively in the 200m individual medley and Jazz Carlin took a silver medal in the 800m freestyle. Full stories and videos on the BBC

UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup: GB win seven medals
Lora Turnham and Corinne Hall won two silver medals, the first in the women’s tandem time trial and a second in the women’s tandem road race. Karen Darke also won two medals with silver in the H3 time trial and bronze in the H3 road race. Two-time track world champion Megan Giglia finished third in the C2 time trial in 29:42.71 – although she didn’t receive a medal as she finished outside the time limit. Full story via British Cycling

Climbing: Shauna Coxsey wins fourth IFSC World Cup in Innsbruck
Shauna Coxsey and Chon Jongwon took the top of the podium in Innsbruck, it was victory number 4 for the British athlete who is having an incredible season. Full story via ifsc

European Taekwondo Championships: Bianca Walkden digs deep to win gold
Bianca Walkden is now targeting the only major taekwondo title missing from her collection – Olympic gold – after retaining her European crown in Montreux, Switzerland. Full story via TeamGB

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