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Weekly Women’s Sports Digest – May 4

May 5, 2015
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In a great weekend for British Athletics, both relay teams have qualified for the Rio Olympics and won bronze medals at the World Relay Championships in the process. Elsewhere there was a silver medal for Georgia Ward at the Diving World series and three golds at the Paracanoe European Championships.

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Athletics: Britain’s relay’s win bronze medals and Olympic qualification
Britain’s female athletes have secured Olympic places for both relay’s and won World Relay championship bronze medals in the process. The 4x400m squad of Eilidh Child (coach: Malcolm Arnold), Anyika Onuora (Rana Reider), Kelly Massey (Stephen Ball) and Seren Bundy-Davies (Ball) won a bronze in the 4x400m final. Asha Philip (Steve Fudge), Ashleigh Nelson (Michael Afilaka), Bianca Williams (Lloyd Cowan) and Margaret Adeoye (Linford Christie) replicated their team mates’ success just over an hour later in the Thomas Robinson National Stadium.
Full story via British Athletics

Diving: Silver medal for Georgia Ward and Matthew Lee
A best ever World Series leg for Great Britain was rounded off with an impressive silver for Matthew Lee and Georgia Ward in the 10m mixed synchro. Britain’s sixth medal came after the duo scored 331.14 to split overall winners China and third-placed Russia. Full story via Team GB

Paracanoe: Gold medals for Britain at the European Championships
Paracanoe world champion Anne Dickins won gold on day one of the European Championships in the Czech Republic, Dickins dominated the women’s KL3 200m final in Racice. Her performance set the scene for the rest of the event with Jeanette Chippington retaining the KL1 title and Emma Wiggs taking gold after winner Cindy Moreau was disqualified.

Chippington, who represented GB at two Paralympic Games as a swimmer, winning two silver and two bronze medals, was in commanding form in Racice, beating Germany’s Edina Muller by 3.080 seconds in her final. Full story via the BBC

Cycling: Great reception for women’s Tour De Yorkshire
Ikon-Mazda’s Louise Mahé pips national crit champion Eileen Roe (Wiggle-Honda) and Katie Curtis (Pearl-Izumi). With a fast sprint finish that was just enough to pip Eileen Roe by six inches, Louise Mahé (Ikon-Mazada) has won the inaugural women’s road race at this weekend’s Tour de Yorkshire in York. Britain’s Katie Archibald won the sprint’s section. Full story via Cycling Weekly.

Netball: Pamela Cookey to receive 100th cap
Captain Pamela Cookey says it will be an “amazing honour” to receive her 100th England cap during the three-Test series against Trinidad and Tobago. The 30-year-old Surrey Storm goal attack is two games away from the milestone as she prepares for Wednesday’s opener in Bath. Full story via the BBC

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