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Women’s sports news round-up – Oct 10

October 10, 2016

This week saw some great results in team sports with Manchester City beating Zvezda 2005 in the Champions League, England Cricket beat the West Indies and Lizzie Deignan (née Armitstead) won the team time trial with her team Boels-Dolmans. Elsewhere Johanna Konta was beaten by Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the China Open and Lucy Gossage finished 9th at the Ironman World Championships.


Cycling: Lizzie Deignan and Boels-Dolmans win World Championship team time trial
Boels-Dolmans end Canyon-SRAM’s reign of dominance in the World Championships team time trial by taking a dominant win in Doha. Lizzie Deignan (née Armitstead) added another World Championships title to her impressive palmares as her Boels-Dolmans team dominated the women’s team time trial in sweltering conditions in Doha, Qatar. Full story via Cycling Weekly

Football: Women’s Champions League – Manchester City Women beat Zvezda 2005
Manchester City began their first Women’s Champions League campaign with a 2-0 home win over Zvezda 2005. England midfielder Jill Scott stabbed the new English champions into a first-half lead at the Academy Stadium in their last-32 first leg. Scott then clipped the inside of the post after half-time, before Lucy Bronze added a late second with a strike from the edge of the area. The Russian league runners-up host the second leg on 12 October. Story via the BBC

Cricket: England Women seal dramatic five-run win over West Indies Women
England Women pulled off a stunning five-run win over West Indies Women as they sealed victory in the first of their five ODIs in the Caribbean. Danni Wyatt was named Player of the Match for her career-best 44 during England’s knock before the bowlers took centre stage as Alex Hartley (3-26) and Katherine Brunt (3-24) saw their side home in Jamaica. Full story via Sky Sports

Tennis: Johanna Konta beaten by Agnieszka Radwanska in China Open final
British number one Johanna Konta was overpowered 6-4 6-2 by world number three Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of the China Open. Konta, 25, was chasing the biggest title of her career but unravelled against the Polish number three seed after a battling first-set display. Full story via the BBC

Triathlon: Daniela Ryf destroys Kona record to defend IRONMAN World Champs title
Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf improves Kona record figures to 8:46:46. Ryf also cracks the three hour mark with a 2:56:51 marathon for a performance of rare brilliance. “That was my best race ever… I didn’t even feel any pain”. That just about sums it up for Daniela Ryf  – a brilliant, faultless, total domination from a quite brilliant athlete at the top of her game, better than ever.

Great Britain’s Lucy Gossage, quite remarkably, improved one place on her tenth position from 2015 in what she says will be her last race in Kona, at least for several years. Just eight weeks ago she broke her clavicle in a bike crash and it has been a battle against time just to make the start line. Full story via Tri247

England’s Cricket, Hockey and Netball teams join forces to inspire
Women’s team sports are set to be boosted as three of England’s top teams have joined forces in a new campaign to get more girls and women into sport.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), England Hockey and England Netball have launched TeamUp, a three-year campaign to maximise the legacy of three home World Cups and build a fan base for women’s team sports. Through TeamUp, teachers from primary and secondary schools can access free training and support resources to bring the sports to their school. Full story via the BBC

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine






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