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Women’s sports news round-up – May 8

May 8, 2017

This weeks sports news includes a first World Cup win for triathlete, Non Stanford, and strong results for the GB Rowing team. But there was bad news for England Cricket captain, Heather Knight who has a stress fracture in her foot and faces a race to be fit for the upcoming Women’s World Cup.


Triathlon: Non Stanford cherishes first World Cup
Non Stanford celebrated a maiden World Cup victory in her first race in the format since 2011 after a sensational effort at the 2017 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup earlier today. The Rio 2016 Olympian has been no stranger to success but finally put her World Cup duck behind her to take glory in China in a time of 29 minutes and 36 seconds. Full story via TeamGB

Rowing: GB win four gold medals at first World Rowing Cup of the season
Britain secured 11 medals, including three silvers and four bronzes. Highlights from the women included, Karen Bennett and Holly Norton who won the women’s pair and Vicky Thornley finished second in the women’s single sculls final. Full story via the BBC

Cricket: England captain, Heather Knight, fractures foot before Women’s World Cup
England captain Heather Knight faces a race to be fit for the upcoming Women’s World Cup, which England are hosting. The 26-year-old felt some pain in her left foot in the latter stages of last month’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates, and a scan revealed a small metatarsal stress fracture.

Football: BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2017
Five players have been shortlisted for the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2017 award and voting is now open. Vote here

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