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Weekly Women’s Sports News – June 20

June 20, 2016

This week saw a hugely successful 3rd outing of the Aviva Women’s Cycling Tour and a British winner in Lizzie Armitstead. Elsewhere in Britain, the Champions Hockey tournament has started, but Great Britain have a lot of work to do having drawn one and lost one.


Cycling: Lizzie Armitstead wins the Aviva Women’s Tour
Lizzie Armitstead clinched overall victory in the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour, finishing safely in the bunch in 14th position at the end of the 113-kilometre Northamptonshire stage as Finland’s Lotta Lepisto took the final stage win in Kettering from a group of seven riders. Full story via thewomenstour

Hockey: Great Britain lose to Holland in the Hockey Champions Trophy in London
Great Britain skipper Kate Richardson-Walsh admitted her side were chasing shadows at times against their Dutch counterparts on Sunday, but vowed they are still well in contention for a shot at Hockey Champions Trophy glory in London. Full story via Team GB

Cycling: Nikki Juniper wins the Curlew Cup
Round six of the British Cycling Women’s Road Series, the Curlew Cup was won by Nikki Juniper (Team Ford EcoBoost) in a sprint finish from a group of four riders who had broken away over the top of the race’s signature ‘Ryal’ climb on the first of three laps. Full story via British Cycling

Rowing: Grainger and Thornley re-unite to finish 5th at World Cup
London Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley finished fifth in the women’s double scull final at the World Rowing Cup in Poznan. Grainger, 40, and Thornley, 28, re-established their partnership in the double scull after missing out on GB’s women’s eight for the Rio Olympics. Full story via TeamGB

Swimming: Keri-Anne Payne secures Olympic spot
Keri-anne Payne has been named by the British Olympic Association (BOA) as the marathon swimmer who will represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It will be a third Olympic Games for Payne, having won silver in the open water marathon swim at Beijing 2008 – where she also competed in the pool – and finishing fourth at London 2012. Full story via British Swimming

Rio Paralympics 2016: Dame Sarah Storey selected for seventh Games
Dame Sarah Storey, Britain’s most successful Paralympian of the modern era, has been selected for her seventh Paralympics. The 38-year-old, who has won 22 medals, including 11 golds, has been named on the cycling team for the Rio Games, which run from 7 to 18 September. Full story via The BBC

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine





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