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Women’s sports news round-up – May 22

May 22, 2017
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This week there were world cup medals across mountain-biking, sprint canoeing, para-cycling and Judo as well as a new world record for Sophie Hahn in para-athletics.

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Mountain biking: Evie Richards wins Silver at Czech World Cup
Great Britain Cycling Team’s Evie Richards reached her first international mountain bike podium of the year as she took the silver medal at the first cross-country UCI Mountain Bike World Cup of 2017 in the Czech Republic. The 2016 under-23 cyclo-cross world champion has high hopes for herself in the mountain bike cross-country discipline, with a podium finish at the world championships in Cairns this September set firmly in her sights. Full story via British Cycling

Caneoing: Broughton secures silver on Canoe Sprint World Cup debut
Lizzie Broughton admits her first international sprint regatta could hardly have gone better after securing a silver medal at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup event in Portugal. Full story via TeamGB

Paracycling: Mel Nichols wins double bronze at the Para-Cycling Road World Cup
Mel Nicholls won two two bronze medals at the Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Belgium. A bronze in the H4 time trial on Friday and a second in the road race on Saturday morning. Full story via British Cycling

Para-athletics: Sophie Hahn breaks T38 100m world record
British Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn set a new world record by clocking 12.49 seconds for T38 100m at the Loughborough International Athletics 2017. The 20-year-old, who won the event at Rio 2016, improved on her own previous best by 0.11 seconds. Full story via the BBC

Judo: Natalie Powell wins judo Grand Slam silver in Russia
Commonwealth Games judo champion and Olympian Natalie Powell has won silver for Great Britain at the Ekaterinberg Grand Slam in Russia.The 26-year-old from Wales lost to Japan’s Mama Umeki having reached the final in the -78kg category on Sunday. Full story via the BBC

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