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In a jam-packed weekend of sport, Laura Muir and Asha Philip won gold’s at the European indoor Athletics Championships, Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall took two golds in the Paracycling World Championships and The Lionesses beat the USA in the Shebelieves Cup.
European Indoor Athletics: Laura Muir wins second gold, Asha Philip (above) takes 60m title
Laura Muir and Asha Philip won gold at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade.
Muir, 23, gained her second gold of the championships with victory in the 3,000m on Sunday following her 1500m win the previous day. The Scot eased away from the rest of the field to break the championship record in eight minutes 35.68 seconds.
Asha Philip, 26, set a new British record to win the women’s 60m final in a time of 7.06 seconds. Muir’s team-mate Eilish McColgan won bronze in the 3,000m, while Shelayna Oskan-Clarke was edged into silver by winner Selina Buchel of Switzerland in a thrilling women’s 800m final.
Eilidh Doyle, Philippa Lowe, Mary Iheke and Laviai Nielsen took silver in the women’s 4x400m relay behind Poland, who won four golds in total on the final day to top the medal table ahead of Britain.
Full story via the BBC
Paracycling World Championships: Double gold for Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall
The Great Britain Cycling Team won three golds, two silvers and a bronze on day three of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles. Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall won their second world title of the week in a British clean sweep of the podium places in the tandem time trial. Full story via British Cycling
Triathlon: Jodie Stimpson takes silver in Abu Dhabi
Jodie Stimpson’s first competitive race in more than six months saw her take the silver medal after a dramatic sprint finish at the season opening event of the 2017 World Triathlon Series. The 28-year-old had been on the sidelines for six months with an Achilles injury, but showed no signs of trouble as she kicked on to lead in the final 200m of the race in Abu Dhabi. Full story via TeamGB
Football: England beat the USA at the SheBelieves Cup
Ellen White scored a late winner as England beat world champions USA in the SheBelieves Cup in New Jersey. The game was edging towards a goalless draw before Lucy Bronze’s superb strike hit the crossbar in the 90th-minute and substitute White scored the rebound. Full story via the BBC
Cycling: Lizzie Deignan third in the Strade Bianche
Defending champion Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans) placed third behind winner Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) in the Strade Bianche. “It was a bit frustrating because there was a motorbike in the way,” she told Cycling Weekly in a brief moment when the rain let up.“It was my own fault though, it was a positional problem that cost me the race.” Full story via Cycling weekly
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