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Weekly Women’s Sports News – October 5

October 5, 2015
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Chelsea Ladies have won their first League title, 23 years after their first ever game. Also this week, Johanna Konta pushed Venus Williams to the wire and Nicola Groves took European Sailing Gold with partner Ben Saxton in the Nacra 17 class which makes it’s debut in Rio 2016.

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Football: Chelsea Ladies secure their first FAWSL title
As Chelsea Ladies celebrated becoming English league champions for the first time in their history on Sunday, the contrast to their emotions of one year earlier could hardly have been greater. On the final day of the 2014 season, Chelsea players had tears in their eyes as the Women’s Super League One title slipped from their grasp and they missed out on goal difference to Liverpool.

Again, the race went down to the last day, but this time they completed a league and cup double by overcoming Sunderland 4-0 to lift the trophy, 23 years to the day after Chelsea Ladies played their first ever game. Read the full story on the BBC

Tennis: Johanna Konta continues stunning form and is set to become Britain’s number one.
Johanna Konta admits she is looking forward to a well-earned rest after she produced a dogged performance to go down fighting against Venus Williams at the Wuhan Open. Konta took the match in three sets 6-4 3-6 7-5 but the five-time Wimbledon champion was pushed all the way by the 24-year-old Brit. The performance was another in a remarkable streak of form for Konta who is set to overtake Heather Watson as Britain’s number one. Read the full story via TeamGB

Sailing: Nicola Groves and Ben Saxton win European Gold

Nicola Groves and Ben Saxton claimed their first major victory together with a gold in the Nacra 17 European Championships in Barcelona. The mixed crew multihull will make its debut at the 2016 Olympics and Groves and Saxton – who won a silver at ISAF World Cup in Miami – are delighted with their progress after joining forces just over a year ago. Read the full story via TeamGB

Athletics: Gemma Steel finishes third in Great Scottish Run

Kenya’s Japhet Korir won the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday while British athletes also impressed  as Gemma Steel finishes third and Jo Pavey breaks UK over-40 half-marathon best. Read the full article on Athletics Weekly

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015 nominations open
Which young sports star has captured your imagination and impressed you the most this year? You can now send in your nominations for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015 award. The winner will be revealed during this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year, which will come from Belfast’s SSE Arena on Sunday, 20 December. Find out more here

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

 

 

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