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Women’s sports news round-up – June 5

June 5, 2017

This weeks top stories include three new world records for Hannah Cockroft, a European silver medal for Judoka Sally Conway and gold for GB’s canoeists at the European championships.


Athletics: Hannah Cockroft, Five-time Paralympic champion sets three world records
Britain’s Hannah Cockroft has broken three world records at a race series in Arbon, Switzerland. The 24-year-old five-time Paralympic champion set new bests in her T34 category over 100m, 400m and 800m. Cockroft began the streak of impressive times by lowering her record in the 100m to 17.28 seconds before taking the 400m in 57.86 seconds on Thursday. She then led from gun to win the 800m on Sunday, knocking one second off her previous best to 1:55.73. Full story via the BBC

Judo European Open: Sally Conway wins silver in women’s -70kg category
Olympic bronze medallist Sally Conway won a silver medal for Great Britain in the women’s -70kg category at the European Judo Open in Romania. The Scot, 30, was beaten by France’s Marie Eve Gahie in the final of her first competition since Rio 2016. Full story via The BBC

Rowing: Vicky Thornley strikes gold at European Champs
Vicky Thornley claimed gold on the final day of the European Rowing Championships as she triumphed in the women’s single sculls in Racice, Czech Republic. Full story via TeamGB

Cycling: Katie Archibald wins CiCLE Classic crown
Katie Archibald took the CiCLE Classic crown in dramatic circumstances after sprinting to the line in damp conditions in an enthralling HSBC UK | National Women’s Road Series race. The Rio 2016 gold medallist held off a strong challenge in the closing stages, with the Team WNT Pro Cycling rider also claiming the Queen of the Mountain crown after a gripping day in Melton Mowbray. Full story via British Cycling

Canoeing: GB women win gold at the European Championships
Great Britain’s women won gold in the C1 team event at the Canoe Slalom European Championships in Slovenia. The trio of Mallory Franklin, Kimberley Woods and Eilidh Gibson won the event for the second successive year ahead of Germany and the Czech Republic. Full story via the BBC

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