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Women’s sports news round-up – November 28

November 28, 2016
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This weeks sporting highlights include bronze medals for both Scotlands Curling team and snowboarder Katie Ormerod. Elsewhere the England rugby team beat Canada and the 2008 4x400m relay team have been awarded a bronze medal in response to historical drug taking by an athlete from Belarus.
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Katie Ormerod photo via Roxy.com

Curling: Muirhead leads Scotland to European bronze
Scotland Ladies won the bronze medal at the European Curling Championships with a controlled 6-2 victory against Czech Republic in Renfrewshire. The team, comprising of Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams, Lauren Gray, Kelly Schafer and led by Eve Muirhead were beaten 11-6 by Russia in the last four but bounced back in style. Full story via teamGB
Snowboarding: Katie Ormerod claims Big Air World Cup bronze
Katie Ormerod laid down a marker of intent for Pyeongchang 2018 after finishing third at the Big Air Olympic Test Event at the Alpensia Ski Stadium. Fresh from claiming silver in the Pleasure Jam event last weekend, Ormerod upped the ante again to claim a World Cup podium finish. Full story via TeamGB

Rugby: England power past Canada
England turned in a superb performance to round off their Autumn Series with a 39-6 win over Canada at Twickenham. Some of the tries will live long in the memory – especially Danielle Waterman’s phenomenal individual effort in the first half – and England will be thrilled to have finished their series off on a high.

Canada were defensively disappointing – this their third test in eight days – but following the format of the World Cup, this will have delivered some valuable insights for Francois Ratier’s side. Full story via Scrumqueens

Football: Women’s Champions League – Manchester City face Fortuna Hjorring in last eight
Manchester City have been drawn to face Danish champions Fortuna Hjorring in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Champions League. Fortuna will host the first leg on 22 or 23 March, with the return leg in Manchester on 29 or 30 March. Full story via the BBC

Athletics: Great Britain’s 2008 4x400m women’s relay team set to get Olympic bronzes
Great Britain’s 2008 women’s 4x400m relay team are set to be upgraded to Olympic bronze medallists as a result of retrospective drug tests. Belarus’ Sviatlana Usovich tested positive when her samples were reanalysed and, as a result, the whole of her team will be disqualified.

The GB quartet – Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton, Marilyn Okoro and Nicola Sanders – finished fifth. They were promoted to fourth in August, when Russia were disqualified. Full story via TeamGB

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