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Women’s sports news round-up – Oct 17

October 17, 2016
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It’s all square in the cricket as the West Indies and England sit at 2-2 in the series,  at the World Cycling Championships, Lizzie Deignan finished an impressive 4th in the road race and Heather Watson and Naomi Brody make the final of the Hong Kong Open doubles.
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Cricket: England lose as West Indies level series
England Women slumped to a 42-run defeat in Kingston after failing to chase down 224 as West Indies levelled the series 2-2 heading into the final ODI. West Indies won the toss and batted first, posting 223 for six, and England were looking strong at 133 for one in their reply before collapsing to 181 all out. The series decider will be played at Sabina Park on Wednesday.

Cycling: Lizzie Deignan (Armitstead) finishes 4th at World Championships
Lizzie Deignan sprinted to fourth place in the elite women’s race after a superb performance from the Great Britain Cycling Team at the UCI Road World Championships. 2015 champion Deignan took up a good position in the final kilometre on the back of the Netherlands team’s lead-out train for Kirsten Wild, after GB had worked tirelessly through the race.

And a strong sprint saw the Olympic silver medallist just miss out on the podium in Doha, Qatar as Denmark’s Amalie Dideriksen edged out Dutch favourite Wild on the line to win the rainbow jersey. Full story via British Cycling

Tennis: Heather Watson and Naomi Broady lose Hong Kong Open women’s doubles final
British pair Naomi Broady and Heather Watson lost 6-3 6-1 to Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching in the doubles final of the Hong Kong Open. Broady and Watson struggled to make an impact in their first final as a pair with the top seeds from Chinese Taipei winning in just over an hour. It is the Chan siblings’ third trophy of the year. Full story via the BBC

Athletics: Jessica Ennis-Hill calls time on glittering career
With London 2012 Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill announcing her retirement, TeamGB looks back at her illustrious career and the success that has made her a household name around the world.

A champion multi-eventer, Ennis-Hill’s list of achievements is impressive – the girl from Sheffield having climbed the medal rostrum repeatedly at Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth level. Full article on TeamGB

Nominations are now open for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2016 in association with Vitality with a call for public nominations. The awards, now in their 29th year, have led the way in recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution to sport made by elite athletes, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational women. Get nominating here

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