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Weekly Women’s Sports Digest – August 23

August 24, 2015
Athletics: Jessica Ennis set to open 2013 season in Edinburgh

This weeks highlight is without doubt Jessica Ennis-Hills incredible World Championship gold medal, however elsewhere there was a great result for Rachel Atherton as she ensured her 6th world cup Mountain Bike win of the season and Team GB won the team gold at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships.

Athletics: Jessica Ennis set to open 2013 season in Edinburgh
Jessica Ennis-Hill wins World Championships heptathlon gold: Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill produced a display of immense focus and fortitude to be crowned world heptathlon champion once again and complete a remarkable sporting return. Full story via Tom Fordyce BBC

Katerina Johnson-Thompson loses out as she fails in the long jump:  Johnson-Thompson entered day two in second place on a points tally of 3925, just 80 points behind Ennis-Hill, but her inability to register a jump in her strongest discipline killed off any chances of challenging for a place on the rostrum. However, her World Championships are not over, and she will be determined to make up for her heptathlon disappointment when she goes in the long jump on Thursday. Full article via Athletics Weekly.

Laura Muir through to the 1,500m final: Laura Muir qualified for the 1500m final at the World Athletics Championships. by finishing third in the fastest semi-final behind world record holder Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia. Sadly Laura Weightman had to pull out of the championships after suffering concussion following a fall in her hear. Watch the video of Laura Muirs race via the BBC here. You can watch the final on Tuesday 25 August at 13:35 BST.

Rachel Atherton win sixth world cup race of the season: Rachel Atherton completed an astonishing 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill season with another win, making it six victories out of seven races as the series came to an end it Val di Sole, Italy on Saturday. Full story via British Cycling

EuroHockey 2015, England beat Scotland in tense opening game: England women began their EuroHockey campaign with a 2-1 win over Scotland in Pool B at London’s Olympic Park. Kareena Marshall gave Scotland an early lead before England captain Kate Richardson-Walsh levelled the score directly from a penalty corner. Watch the goals via the BBC

British Modern Pentathlon win European gold: Kate French finished 8th in the women’s final of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships today, securing her quota place for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The British trio of Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice also took home the team gold. Full story via Pentathlon GB

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