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Women’s sports news round-up – February 27

February 27, 2017
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This weekend saw Winter Olympic Champion, Lizzy Yarnold, mark a successful comeback with a bronze medal at the world championships. Elsewhere, badminton player, Kirsty Gilmour, took the Austrian Open title and Modern Pentathlete, Kate French, took a silver medal at the first world cup of the season.

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Skeleton: Lizzy Yarnold seals memorable comeback with World Championship bronze
Reigning Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold hailed the start of a new chapter as she clinched bronze at the skeleton World Championships in Koenigssee. Yarnold, who now has three World Championship medals to her name having won the title in 2015, marked her return to the event in style after taking 18 months away from the ice. Full story via TeamGB

Badminton: Kirsty Gilmour wins Austrian Open singles title
Kirsty Gilmour marked her comeback from injury by winning the Austrian Open title in Vienna. The 23-year-old Scot, who was seeded sixth, beat Germany’s Fabienne Deprez 21-17 21-9 in the final. It is a first major title for the Commonwealth Games and European silver medallist since October 2015. Full story via the BBC

Modern Pentathlon: Kate French seals superb silver in modern pentathlon World Cup opener
Kate French admits she couldn’t have been happier with her start to the season after clinching a silver medal in the opening World Cup of 2017. French – who finished sixth at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio last summer – produced a sterling laser-run to climb from seventh to second and record the best World Cup result of her career in Los Angeles, USA. Full story via TeamGB

Rugby 6 Nations: Improving Italy make England work for their win
England got the bonus point with a 29-15 win over Italy, but the scoreline doesn’t tell the tale of a match that had a bit of everything. Full story via ScrumQueens

Rugby 6 Nations: Ireland keep 6 Nations alive with 13-0 win over France
In recent years Ireland vs France has been the standout game of almost every Six Nations and as it turned out 2017 was no different. Full story via ScrumQueens

Rugby 6 Nations: 7 years of pain ends for Scotland
7 years, plus two weeks, was the last time Scotland had tasted a Six Nations victory, and nearly 12 years since they had last beaten Wales. All that changed in Cumbernauld this weekend. Full story via ScrumQueens

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