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Weekly women’s sports news: August 28

August 29, 2016

This week saw Laura Muir posted a new British 1500m record and beat the Olympic Champion in the Diamond League in Paris, England won the Indoor Netball 7’s World Championships and the Southern Vipers won the first Kia Super League. Plus, it’s time to get excited about the Paralympics, so meet the team and get ready for when the games start in nine days time.Paralympic-swim-team

Paralympics: Great Britain’s team for Rio 2016
Great Britain will have a team of 264 athletes competing at the Rio Paralympics in 19 sports. The Games start on 7 September and the countdown is well under way. The British team have never finished outside the top five in the medal table. Full story via The BBC

Netball: England win gold at the Indoor Netball World Championships
England senior women and the under 18’s team were crowned World Champions in New Zealand with  Clare Elsley and Tallisa Haynes also receiving Player of the Tournament and Player of the final. Find out more via facebook.com/indoor.netball.association.

Cricket: Southern Vipers crowned Kia Super League champions
Southern Vipers were crowned the first Kia Super League champions as veterans Sara McGlashan and Lydia Greenway held their nerve in a tense run chase against Western Storm. The Vipers had finished top of the qualifying table and seemed on course for a comfortable win on Finals Day in Chelmsford as their captain Charlotte Edwards shared an opening stand of 78 with Suzie Bates in reply to a Storm total of 140 for five. Full story via the ECB

Athletics: Laura Muir breaks British 1500m record in Paris
Laura Muir broke her own British 1500m record by more than two seconds to win at the Diamond League meeting in Paris. The Scot, 23, clocked three minutes 55.22 seconds to break the national record for the second time in five weeks and set a 2016 world-best time. Muir beat Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon into second place, with the Kenyan running 3:56.72. Full story via The BBC

Tennis: Laura Robson awakes from two-year nightmare with US Open place
For the first time in a long time, things are looking up for Laura Robson. Friday’s victory over Germany’s Tatjana Maria was her eighth singles win in a a row — 12 if you include doubles — and set up an all-British first-round tie against Naomi Broady at Flushing Meadows. Full story via ESPN

FAWSL: Manchester City take 2-0 victory over Reading
Jennnifer Beattie and Steph Houghton scored as Manchester City briefly stretched their lead at the top of the Women’s Super League to 13 points with a patient victory over winless Reading. Second-placed Chelsea closed the gap back to 10 points with a 4-0 thrashing of Birmingham City Ladies. Full results via The BBC

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