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Women’s sports news round-up – February 20

February 20, 2017
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This week there were fantastic successes for cyclist, Emily Nelson, athlete Laura Muir and snowboarder, Ellie Souter.

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Emily Nelson: Photo credit SW Pix

Athletics: Laura Muir breaks Kelly Holmes’ 13-year-old British 1,000m record
Muir, 23, enjoyed similar success as she ran the second fastest time in history to break the 1,000m British record. Muir was right behind Jenny Meadows as the pair passed through the first three laps on record pace, but then the Scot took control and chased down the record Holmes set at the same meeting in 2004 with a 2.31.93 which was also a European record. Full story via TeamGB

Cycling: Emily Nelson wins an impressive silver medal at Colombia World Cup
Great Britain Cycling Team Senior Academy rider Emily Nelson (pictured above) won an impressive silver medal in the omnium on the opening day of round three of the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Colombia. The 20-year-old rode consistently well across all four events and secured her silver with a third place finish in the final points race sprint. Full story via the BBC

Snowboarding: Ellie Soutter wins EYOF snowboard bronze
There were tears of joy today for 16-year-old Ellie Soutter as she crossed the finish line to win snowboard cross bronze, Team GB’s first medal of the Erzurum 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival. The Bromley-born boarder saw off the challenge of Russia’s Zinaida Vasileva in the girls’ final and secured third place behind Agathe Sillieres and Kim Martinez of France who took gold and silver respectively. Full story via TeamGB

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