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Weekly Women’s Sports News – July 18

July 18, 2016
19th Commonwealth Games - Day 7: Athletics

This week saw gold medals at the shooting and cycling European Championships. Elsewhere Eilidh Doyle leads the Diamond League rankings after winning gold in Monaco and Jodie Stimpson finished fourth in the Hamburg leg of the Triathlon World series.

19th Commonwealth Games - Day 7: Athletics

Shooting: Rachel Parish wins double trap gold at European Championships
Britain won three shooting golds and a bronze at the European Championships in Italy, though Olympics-bound Tim Kneale missed out on a medal. Rachel Parish produced the only individual gold of the final day, as she won the women’s double trap event. Full story via the BBC

Triathlon: Jodie Stimpson finishes fourth in Hamburg World Series event
Great Britain’s Jodie Stimpson finished fourth in the elite women’s race at the Triathlon World Series in Hamburg. Helen Jenkins came 14th in her final race before representing Britain at the Rio Olympic Games, with Lucy Hall 20th. Full story via the BBC

Athletics: Eilidh Doyle wins Monaco Diamond League
Eilidh Doyle won her second Diamond League race of the season on Friday evening in Monaco, with the Scot having previously won in Doha as well as being second in Birmingham in a photo finish and third in Rome. She now leads the Diamond Race and that she also ran a PB of 54.09 in Monaco delighted her. Full story via Athletics Weekly

Cycling: Great Britain win multiple medals at junior and under 23 European Championships.
Great Britain won more medals than any other nation at this weeks Junior and Under23 European Championships in Italy. The highlight was the gold medal winning performance by Emily Kay, Dannielle Khan, Manon Lloyd and Emily Nelson in the under-23 team pursuit.

Other medalist included:Emily Nelson won silver in the under-23 women’s points race. Emily Kay won bronze in the under-23 women’s omnium. Danni Khan won bronze in the Under-23 women’s scratch race. Sophie Capewell won bronze in the junior women’s 500m time trial. Rebecca Raybould won bronze medal junior women’s points race. Eleanor Dickinson, Lauren Dolan, Rebecca Raybould and Jessica Roberts won bronze in the junior women’s team pursuit. Full stories via British Cycling

Sport climbing set to be Olympic sport for Tokyo 2020
Sport climbing is expected to be confirmed as a new Olympic sport for the Tokyo 2020 Games next month. An International Olympic Committee (IOC) session is set to announce on 3 August that the sport will be added to the programme for four years’ time. Great Britain’s Shauna Coxsey, the Bouldering World Cup champion, told the Guardian: “This will make climbing even more popular and hopefully open it up to people who normally wouldn’t give it a go.” Full story via the BBC

Football: Women’s Super League to switch to winter season in 2017
The Women’s Super League will be played through the winter in 2017-18, the Football Association has announced. The WSL, in its sixth year, takes place in the English summer, with the 2016 season having started on 23 March.

The 2017-18 WSL will run from September to May after Women’s Euro 2017, moving in line with other divisions in Europe. The FA says it hopes the changes will help England win the 2023 World Cup, improve player welfare and double both participation and attendances. Full story via the BBC

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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