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Weekly Women’s Sports Digest – June 22

June 22, 2015
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Another fantastic week of women’s sport saw GB hockey win gold at the World League, Glover and Stanning continue their unbeaten record at the Rowing World Cup and Hannah Barnes win the final stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour.

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Hannah Barnes win the last stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour

Hockey: GB win gold at the World League and Olympic qualification
Just 24 hours after securing Olympic qualification for Rio 2016 via their semi-final win over Germany, Great Britain returned to the pitch to defeat China 2-0 in the gold medal match.

Goals from Hollie Webb and Alex Danson, both from penalty corners, did the damage as the Great Britain saw off a side they had already beaten in the pool stages. Story via TeamGB

Rowing: World Cup medals for Glover, Stanning, Copeland and Taylor
Britain topped the medals table after winning four golds on the final day of the World Cup in Italy on Sunday. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the women’s pair before Katherine Copeland and Charlotte Taylor won the lightweight women’s double.

Olympic champion Katherine Grainger partnered Victoria Thornley to win bronze in the double sculls. Full story via BBC

Great Britain’s mixed coxed four continued their dominance with gold at the Para-Rowing World Cup in Italy. The crew of Pamela Relph, Grace Clough, Dan Brown, James Fox and cox Oliver James powered away from the start to win in style. Full story via BBC

Cycling: Lisa Brennauer wins the Aviva Women’s Tour with GB’s Hannah Barnes taking the final stage
Lisa Brennauer clinched the overall victory in the Aviva Women’s Tour, surviving an attacking final day of racing through the Chiltern Hills from Marlow to Hemel Hempstead.

The final stage was won by GB’s Hannah Barnes, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling rider sprinted to victory in the Premier Inn Best British Rider Jersey as the peloton once again caught the day’s break of Claudia Lichtenberg and Audrey Cordon inside the final kilometre.

The duo were finally reeled in by a fast charging peloton on the arrow straight final 500-metres, setting up an exciting finish with Barnes coming through to claim her biggest victory to date, along with both the Premier Inn Best British Rider and SweetSpot Best Young Rider prizes by virtue of her fifth overall. Full story via the Aviva Womens Tour 

IPC Grand Prix: Georgina Hermitage sets new world record
Athlete Georgina Hermitage claimed her first world record after setting a new best in the T37 400m at the IPC Grand Prix in Berlin.

The 26-year-old from Surrey, who has cerebral palsy, came to the sport in 2012 after the birth of her daughter. She clocked a time of one minute 2.70 seconds, beating the previous best of 1:04.79 which had stood since the Sydney Paralympics. Full story via the BBC

Swimming: Keri-Anne Payne wins bronze at World Cup
Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne won bronze at the Fina Marathon World Cup meeting in Hungary in his final race before the World Swimming Championships. Via the BBC

Baku: More medals as teenagers shine

Diving: Katherine Torrance won gold in the 3m springboard final. The 16-year-old had qualified for the final with the highest score by some distance in the morning’s preliminary round and, expecting all eyes to be on her in the final, Torrance produced four sensational dives to score 448.25 – winning the gold medal by 5.20 points. More

Shooting: Teenager Amber Hill revealed her ability to get “in the zone” was the secret to her gold-medal winning performance in an astonishing women’s skeet final against Italy’s Diana Bacosi.

Bacosi hit 75 out of 75 targets going into the final, but Hill, shooting second throughout, was unfazed as she forced a shoot off with the pair missing just one clay each. More 

Trampolining: Fresh from claiming a silver medal at the inaugural European Games, Kat Driscoll says there is even more to come from her in the lead up to Rio.

The seven-time world medallist, who represented Team GB at London 2012, incurred no penalties on her way to scoring 53.910 in the individual trampoline, finishing behind only Russian champion Yana Pavlova on the podium. More 

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