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Women’s sports news round-up – February 6

February 6, 2017
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In a busy week of sport, there was success on the slopes for snowboarder Katie Ormerod and skiers Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick. Elsewhere the Rugby 6Nations saw wins for Wales, England and Ireland; and on the track, Laura Muir set a new indoor European record for the 3,000m.

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Para-skiing: Millie Knight (above) and Menna Fitzpatrick claim para-skiing medals
British competitors Millie Knight and Menna Fitzpatrick won silver and bronze giant slalom medals at the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships. Visually impaired Knight, 18, and guide Brett Wild added silver to the downhill gold and super combined silver she had already won in Italy. Welsh competitor Fitzpatrick and her guide Jennifer Kehoe were third. Full story via the BBC

Snowboarding: Ormerod takes silver in historic Air and Style competition
Katie Ormerod’s successful season shows no sign of slowing down after she claimed a silver medal at the Air and Style big air competition in Innsbruck. The British snowboarder etched her name into the record books again, grabbing a podium finish as women made their debut at the competition in Austria. Full story via TeamGB

Rugby 6Nations: Strong defence gives Wales win in Italy
After three defeats in three years, Wales turned the tide at the Stadio Comunale Pacifico, in Iesi, to win by 20-8. Full story via Scrumqueens

Rugby 6Nations: Ireland steal over Scotland win in Cumbernauld
Ireland snatched a last play win against a revitalised Scotland to open the 2017 Six Nations. Full story via Scrumqueens

Rugby 6Nations: England seal impressive comeback win against France
England beat France to open life as a fully professional team positively, but they had to do it the hard way, coming back from a 0-13 halftime deficit to eventually win it 26-13. Full story via Scrumqueens

Athletics: Laura Muir breaks European indoor 3,000m record
Laura Muir continued her recent record-breaking form by setting a European 3,000m indoor record in Karlsruhe. The Scot, 23, beat Russian Liliya Shobukhova’s record by 1.45 seconds to post a new mark of eight minutes 26.41 seconds, fifth on the world-best list. Muir is preparing for next month’s European Indoor Championships. Full story via the BBC

Netball: Australia win Quad Series after narrow England Roses win
England Roses couldn’t overturn Australia Diamonds’ narrow lead despite a brave, late rally and lost their Quad Series encounter 47-46 on Sunday. Top-ranked Australia, as a result, earned their second consecutive Quad Series title following a hard-fought victory at Wembley’s SSE Arena, ending the tournament with a 100 per cent record. Full story via SkySports

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