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Women sport news - Sportswomen of the year awards 2014 shortlist announced – get voting!

THE SHORTLIST of finalists for The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2014 has been confirmed – and the British public has the opportunity to vote for the leading female sports team of this year.

Women sport news - Rio Olympic and Paralympic triathlon test event dates confirmed for 2015

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced that dates for test events ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games have been confirmed. The 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event and World Paratriathlon Event will be held August 1-2.

Women sport news - It's silver for Gemma Steel in her quickest time at the Great South Run

Gemma Steel gave another demonstration of her outstanding quality in a tremendous race in the Great South Run on Sunday.

Women sport news - Women Sport Report Feature Jockey Maria Remedio by Chris Forbes
Being a female in a male dominated sport is not easy. You have to have mental and physical toughness to be a jockey otherwise you will not be in the sport a very long time.
23. October Athletics191
Women sport news - Jessica Ennis-Hill is back in the old routine

Jessica Ennis-Hill is back in the old routine

Ennis, 28, gave birth to her first child, son Reggie, in July and this week she has begun the countdown to her return to the sport.
23. October Athletics160
Women sport news - Spotakova named European athlete of the month for September

Spotakova named European athlete of the month for September

Spotakova who won the Diamond League final in Brussels with a 2014 world-leading javelin throw of 67.99m.
22. October Cycling155
Women sport news - British Cycling announces team for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup

British Cycling announces team for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup

British Cycling has confirmed they will be sending a strong female team to represent Great Britain at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, taking place from 8-9 November.
20. October Other Sports155
Women sport news - Ding NING Lifts ITTF Women's World Cup for Second Time

Ding NING Lifts ITTF Women's World Cup for Second Time

World number one DING Ning (CHN) is the 2014 ITTF Women's World Cup Champion after beating archrival and Olympic Champion LI Xiaoxia in the final in Linz, Austria, on 19 October 2014.
18. October Triathlon228
Women sport news - Emma Jackson defends the  ITU Triathlon World Cup

Emma Jackson defends the ITU Triathlon World Cup

Emma Jackson (AUS) stormed to victory to defend her 2013 title at the 2014 Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup. The Australian held on her own on the bike, before a final fight for the line secured...
15. October Ice Hockey196
Women sport news - Record Numbers in U.S. for IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend

Record Numbers in U.S. for IIHF World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend

A record 147 locations across the U.S. participated in the fourth annual International Ice Hockey Federation World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend this past Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 11-12).
13. October Triathlon261
Women sport news - Switzerland's Nicola Spirig sprints to win in Cartagena World Cup

Switzerland's Nicola Spirig sprints to win in Cartagena World Cup

Switzerland's Nicola Spirig continued her winning streak to take the inaugural Cartagena World Cup race on Sunday, with Paula Findlay (CAN) finishing second and Katrien Verstuyft (BEL) third.
12. October Gymnastics296
Women sport news - Biles adds Women's Floor Gold at the World Championships in Nanning China

Biles adds Women's Floor Gold at the World Championships in Nanning China

All round Champion Simone Biles added another Gold Medal to her collection winning the Floor FInal with a score of 15.333 ahead of Lordache and Mustafina
12. October Athletics199
Women sport news - Schippers and Kuchina crowned at Golden Tracks ceremony in Baku Azerbaijan

Schippers and Kuchina crowned at Golden Tracks ceremony in Baku Azerbaijan

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands was named European Female Athlete of the Year at the Golden Tracks awards ceremony in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Saturday evening. photo European Athletics
11. October Gymnastics290
Women sport news - Jinnan Yao of China claims World Championship Title on the Uneven Bars in Nanning

Jinnan Yao of China claims World Championship Title on the Uneven Bars in Nanning

China's Jinnan Yao from China claimed the Gold Medal this morning at the World Championships with a score of 15.633 just ahead of team partner Huidan Huang on 15.566. Russia's Daria Spiridonova won the bronze. Britain's Becky Downie claims best result ever. photo FIG
10. October Gymnastics286
Women sport news - Simone Biles wins the All Round Individual Competition in Nanning China

Simone Biles wins the All Round Individual Competition in Nanning China

Competing on all four apparatus the all-around competition showcases the very best overall gymnasts, American favourite Simeone Biles taking the gold medal in style with an unbeatable 60.231 points. photo FIG
10. October Athletics290
Women sport news - Sally Pearson was announced as the winner of the coveted ‘The Don’ Award

Sally Pearson was announced as the winner of the coveted ‘The Don’ Award

A thrilled Athletics Australia President David Grace QC has extended his congratulations to Sally Pearson after she was announced as the winner of the coveted ‘The Don' Award
10. October Gymnastics400
Women sport news - Honiton Gymnastics Club hosts 325 gymnasts from across the UK

Honiton Gymnastics Club hosts 325 gymnasts from across the UK

Honiton was the official meeting place for gymnasts from all over the country last weekend, as competitors and their families travelled as far as 350 miles to compete in the prestigious Honiton Invitational competition.
09. October Gymnastics200
Women sport news - 6th place for GBR women's gymnastics team at the World Championships Final

6th place for GBR women's gymnastics team at the World Championships Final

Great Britain's women's gymnastics team - Hannah Whelan, Becky Downie, Claudia Fragapane, Gabby Jupp, Kelly Simm and Ruby Harrold - have placed 6th in the World Championship team final in Nanning, China.
09. October Gymnastics164
Women sport news - Quotables:  Women's Team Final-Nanning 2014 Women's Team Final

Quotables: Women's Team Final-Nanning 2014 Women's Team Final

Enjoy a selection of quotes from gymnasts and coaches after the Women's Team Final at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014!
08. October Other Sports312
Women sport news - Table Tennis will be included in 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan

Table Tennis will be included in 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan

Table Tennis has been confirmed as one of the first 16 sports that will make up the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
07. October Paralympic sports202
Women sport news - IPC Governing Board approves first 16 sports to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

IPC Governing Board approves first 16 sports to be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

At a meeting in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday (7 October), the IPC Governing Board approved the first 16 sports for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports programme, including badminton which will make its Paralympic debut in six years' time.
07. October Gymnastics171
Women sport news - China and Great Britain women best as Nanning qualifications end

China and Great Britain women best as Nanning qualifications end

China's women's team dominated on the last day of qualifications at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN).
06. October Triathlon266
Women sport news - Switzerlands Nicola Spirig victorious at ITU Cozumel World Cup

Switzerlands Nicola Spirig victorious at ITU Cozumel World Cup

Cozumel, Mexico Olympic gold medallist Nicola Spirig (SUI) completed a perfect record in Cozumel, winning the race for the second consecutive time.
06. October Paralympic sports184
Women sport news - Stinissen elected as Vice Chair of IPC Athletes' Council

Stinissen elected as Vice Chair of IPC Athletes' Council

Dutch sitting volleyball player Elvira Stinissen was elected as the new Vice Chair of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes' Council on Thursday (2 October), following a vote in Berlin, Germany.
06. October Gymnastics242
Women sport news - USA, Simone Biles dominate on day one of women's qualifications

USA, Simone Biles dominate on day one of women's qualifications

Team USA and Simone Biles (USA) dominated the first of two days of the women's qualifications at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium on Sunday.
29. September Other Sports191
Women sport news - Germany win sixth European Table Tennis Championship Title

Germany win sixth European Table Tennis Championship Title

The German Women's Team put on a tough fight against Austria in the Finals to win their sixth title in the history of European Championships.
28. September Triathlon367
Women sport news - Japan wins again in Incheon

Japan wins again in Incheon

Japan continued its hot streak in Incheon, South Korea today, winning the Mixed Relay in the event’s debut at Asian Games.
28. September Cycling165
Women sport news - Elinor Barker is the latest rider to join the Matrix Fitness – Vulpine team for 2015.

Elinor Barker is the latest rider to join the Matrix Fitness – Vulpine team for 2015.

The 2012 World Junior Time Trial champion will join the British squad as it enters it’s first season as a professional team and will look to take part in an increased road program as part of her approach to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
24. September Athletics188
Women sport news - Spotakova celebrates with the hard work not far away

Spotakova celebrates with the hard work not far away

With three titles in the bag, and her competitive year now over, Barbora Spotakova could describe the past few weeks in just one way. "This was a season that I could only dream about," she said.
24. September Ice Hockey210
Women sport news - USA Today/USAH Magazine Preseason Women's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USAH Magazine Preseason Women's College Hockey Poll

University of Minnesota Takes No. 1 in Preseason USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll Defending NCAA National Champion, Clarkson University, Ranks No. 7
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