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Women’s sports news round-up – March 20

March 20, 2017
England-Rugby

In this weeks highlights, England win the 6 Nations Rugby, whilst Isabel Atkin won her first ever slopestyle skiing medal at the World Championships. From the cycling world, Elinor Barker continues her successful season, Sarah Story launches a professional team and Jo Rowsell Shand retires.

England-Rugby

Rugby: England crowned 6 Nations champions
England have been crowned Six Nations champions and have taken the Grand Slam for the first time since 2012 after a strong 7-34 win over Ireland. Both sides were going for the title in the final game but the visitors took their chances brilliantly to score five excellent tries in blustery conditions. Full story via Scrumqueens

Skiing: Isabel Atkins win slopestyle bronze medal at World Championships
There were smiles all round for James Woods and Isabel Atkin as they both won slopestyle bronze medals at the Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Atkin arrived in Spain in a confident mood having won her first-ever World Cup gold in Silvaplana earlier in the month.And she carried that form over into the World Championships as she followed up her third place in Saturday’s qualification by finishing in the same position 24 hours later with a score of 83.20. Full story via TeamGB

Basketball: WBBL Trophy final- Leicester Riders 67-82 Sevenoaks Suns
Sevenoaks Suns won their first WBBL title when they beat the Leicester Riders 82-67 in the Trophy final. Cat Carr hit 24 points to lead Sevenoaks while Anne Pedersen and Gabi Nikitinaite added 21 and 13 points respectively for the Suns. Full story via TeamGB

Awards: Kadeena Cox wins Sportswoman of the year at 2017 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards
Kadeena Cox has seen her success in 2017 recognised at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards winning Sportswoman of the Year. Cox made history in 2016 becoming the first athlete since Isobel Newstead in 1982 to become Paralympic champion in two different sports. Full story via British Cycling

Cycling: Sarah Storey launches elite women’s cycling team
Fourteen-time Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey has launched a new British elite women’s cycling team with husband Barney. Full story via the BBC

Rowsell Shand bids farewell to glittering international cycling career
With two Olympic gold medals and a whole host of World, European and Commonwealth titles to her name, Jo Rowsell Shand has called time on her international cycling career after ten years at the top of the sport. Full story via TeamGB

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