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Women’s sports news round-up – January 29

January 30, 2017
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Another great performance from snowboarder Katie Ormerod saw her on the podium at the prestigious X Games in Aspen. Elsewhere, cyclist, Katie Archibald continued her great form to win a hat trick of titles at the British Cycling Championships.

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Snowboarding: Britain’s Katie Ormerod wins slopestyle bronze in Aspen X Games
Snowboarder Katie Ormerod has claimed a bronze medal in slopestyle at the X Games. She scored 80.33 with winner Julia Marino well ahead on 94.66. It was her second appearance at the invitational event for the world’s top freestyle skiers and snowboarders in Aspen, Colorado. Full story via the BBC

Cycling: Katie Archibald wins hat-trick of British titles at the HSBC UK | National Track Championships.
Olympic champion Archibald, 24, won the points race to add to her scratch race and individual pursuit titles – in addition to winning silver in the keirin on Saturday. Full story via British Cycling

Tennis: Emotional Johanna Konta bows out of Australian Open to impressive Williams
Johanna Konta’s impressive Australian Open has come to an end after a clinical masterclass from Serena Williams saw her knocked out at the quarter-final stage. The British number one had yet to drop a set in Melbourne but, in Williams, found herself beaten by the better player on the day, losing 6-2 6-3 in the first meeting between the pair. Full story via Team GB

Netball: England Roses beat South Africa in first game of 2017 Quad Series
England Roses got their Quad Series campaign off to a thrilling start with a 60-55 extra-time victory over South Africa in Durban. A thrilling contest ended level at 48-48 after the first four quarters but a dominant extra-time from Tracey Neville’s team, underpinned by a composed display from the returning Helen Housby ensured the Roses started with a victory. Full story via SkySports

Athletics: Alisha Rees breaks 35-year Scottish Indoor Athletics 200m record
Aberdeenshire’s 17-year-old Alisha Rees won two national titles at the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena. Rees won the 60m with a personal best time of 7.51 seconds. And she broke a 35-year record for an athlete under 20 to take the 200m title in a time of 24.18 seconds. Full story via the BBC

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