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Women’s sports news round-up – November 14

November 14, 2016

This weekend saw the first round of the Snowboard World Cup in Milan as qualification for PyeongChang 2018 begins; Aimee Fuller started her campaign in style by finishing 4th. Elsewhere, the England cricket team secured qualification for next summers World Cup and cyclist, Elinor Barker continued her gold medal winning form at the Apeldoorn World Cup.

Photo via Aimee Fuller Twitter feed

Snowboard Big Air: Aimee Fuller finishes 4th in opening World Cup event
With Snowboard Big Air due to make its debut at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018, Aimee Fuller started a packed winter of competition as she set out to qualify for the Games. After qualifying second, she went on to finish fourth in the final.

Cricket: England qualify for Women’s World Cup
England booked their place at the ICC Women’s World Cup after beating Sri Lanka by 122 runs in Colombo. The win guarantees Heather Knight’s side a place in the top four of the ICC Women’s Championship and with it a safe passage into next summer’s tournament which will be held in England. Full story via ECB

Cycling: Olympic champion Elinor Barker wins gold in the World Cup
Barker – part of the victorious British team pursuit quartet in Rio – secured gold in the women’s points race in the Apeldoorn World Cup. She put on a dominant display which saw her gain a lap on the field and consistently challenge during the sprints to win by six points from Japan’s Minami Uwano. Full story via British Cycling

Rugby: England win narrowly in Dublin
The Autumn internationals continued with England travelling to UCD- home of next year’s World Cup – to take on Ireland, where they got the better of the game despite Ireland having the majority of the possesion. Full story via Scrumqueens

Wheelchair curling: Great Britain set for Paralympics after Scotland beat England
Scotland won promotion to wheelchair curling’s A Championship with a 13-3 victory over England. The win effectively clinches a place for Great Britain at the 2018 Winter Paralympics, subject to ratification. Scotland’s victory in the World Wheelchair Curling B Championship semi-final in Finland came after a surprise 6-2 loss to England when the sides met in the round-robin phase. Full story via the BBC

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