02 May 2017
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Women’s sports news round-up – May 1

May 1, 2017
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This weeks top story comes from the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire where Lizzie Deignan (Armitstead) won with fellow brits Hannah Barnes and Dani King finishing in the top 10. Elsewhere, Shauna Coxey and Rachel Atherton were also on film, both winning their respective World Cup events.20170429_Britains_Lizzie_Deignan_takes_victory_at_the_Womens_Tour_de_Yorkshire_3000.1493467361

Cycling: Britain’s Lizzie Deignan wins Women’s Tour de Yorkshire.
Britain’s Lizzie Deignan soloed to victory at the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire on Saturday to take a popular win in her home county. The 2015 road world champion attacked with 15km to go to distance fellow Briton Dani King and was able to savour the final kilometre to the finish in Harrogate. “It was really special for me to finish here and to feel so much support,” Deignan said. Full story via British Cycling

Bouldering: Shauna Coxsey – Bouldering World Cup gold for Britain’s defending champion.
Shauna Coxsey continued her Bouldering World Cup title defence by claiming gold in the third event of the season. The 24-year-old from Runcorn became Britain’s first champion in the event’s 17-year history with last year’s win. Full story via the BBC

Football: Manchester City Women fall short against Lyon in Champions League
Manchester City Women beat Lyon 1-0 in the second leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final at Park OL but they missed out on June’s final in Cardiff after a 3-2 aggregate defeat. Full story via The Guardian

Mountainbiking: Rachel Atherton extends winning run
Britain’s Rachel Atherton extended her record winning run to 14 with victory in the opening round of the 2017 UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup. The world champion, 29, set a time of 3 minutes 21.430 seconds in France on Sunday to continue an unbeaten streak in the competition going back to 2015. Full story via the BBC

European Badminton Championships: Adcocks win gold in Denmark
England claimed two gold medals as Chris and Gabby Adcock and Rajiv Ouseph triumphed in the finals at the European Badminton Championships in Denmark. The husband-and-wife Adcocks beat Danes Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the mixed doubles final. Full story via the BBC

Sailing: Skiff success for Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey in World Cup finals
British sailors closed out two podium finishes on the first day of World Cup medal race action in Hyeres, France. Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey signalled their intent in the 49erFX fleet with bronze and a maiden medal-winning performance for the new pairing. In the mens event, Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell held on tightly to the silver spot going in to the men’s 49er finale to secure a third straight podium result of 2017.

Para-Swimming: Alice Tai and Bethany Firth set world records
Alice Tai and Bethany Firth both set world records at the British Para-Swimming International Meet. Rio bronze medallist Tai, 18, lowered the S9 100m backstroke record after touching in one minute 7.66 seconds to win gold in Sheffield. She also took bronze in the 100m butterfly, with triple Olympic gold medallist Firth, 21, breaching the S14 mark in the same race (1:4.62). Full story via the BBC

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