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Women sport news - Ennis-Hill back on track in Manchester

Jessica Ennis-Hill, the Olympic heptathlon gold medalist, will compete for the first time in nearly two years when she runs in the 100m hurdles at the Great CityGames in Manchester on 9 May. 

Women sport news - Greek fencer Vougiouka named as Baku 2015 Ambassador

Greek fencer Vassiliki Vougiouka will represent her sport and feature in extensive marketing campaigns in their home countries and on social media to promote the Games.

 

Women sport news - Morgan-Brett and Pottharst to lead Australian Uniroos in Gwangju

Morgan-Brett will lead the team as Chef de Mission whilst Pottharst will add her considerable experience to the Australian Uniroos in her role as peak performance mentor.

 

Women sport news - 14 Year Old Ito Becomes Youngest Ever World Tour Champion

14-year-old Mima ITO (JPN) has shocked the table tennis world.

19. March Other Sports148
Women sport news - Brazil retains Team title at 2015 ITTF-Latin America Championships

Brazil retains Team title at 2015 ITTF-Latin America Championships

Brazilian trio of Ligia SILVA, Jessica YAMADA and GUI Lin were stretched to their limits before accounting for the Puerto Rican Women's Team 3-1.

17. March Athletics121
Women sport news - Nadine Muller throws her way to more glory

Nadine Muller throws her way to more glory

Nadine Muller won the discus in Leiria to take the senior title for the fourth time at the European Cup Winter Throwing on Sunday.

12. March Other Sports166
Women sport news - Roller Rebels kick off 10th season March 21

Roller Rebels kick off 10th season March 21

Long Island's first flat track women's roller derby league celebrates its 10th season with the return of our home teams.

11. March Triathlon195
Women sport news - Gwen Jorgensen (USA) does it again in 2015-World Triathlon Series season opener in Abu Dhabi

Gwen Jorgensen (USA) does it again in 2015-World Triathlon Series season opener in Abu Dhabi

Jorgensen left the water 35 seconds down on the leaders, and then stepped onto the run course around one minute down. But in an incredible burst of speed, the Threadneedle No.1 cut 45 seconds of that deficit in the first 2.5km lap.

09. March Athletics200
Women sport news - Dafne Schippers is the golden girl again

Dafne Schippers is the golden girl again

At halfway in the final, the Dutch star was third, possibly fourth, in a race where Britain's Dina Asher-Smith, the world junior 100m champion in the lane immediately to her right, was in front.

09. March Athletics160
Women sport news - Spanovic finally gets her gold medal moment

Spanovic finally gets her gold medal moment

When the next European Athletics Indoor Championships are held in Belgrade in two years' time it is not difficult to guess who will be the face of the championships.

08. March Paralympic sports152
Women sport news - Canadian Chantal Petitclerc awarded International Women's Day Recognition by the IPC

Canadian Chantal Petitclerc awarded International Women's Day Recognition by the IPC

Former wheelchair racer Petitclerc, who was nominated by the Canadian Paralympic Committee, retired from competition after winning her 14th career gold at Beijing 2008.

07. March Athletics128
Women sport news - Gold for Johnson-Thompson - and a river of emotion

Gold for Johnson-Thompson - and a river of emotion

When an athlete goes through those cold winter mornings of training, their minds wander to how good they can be. Katarina Johnson-Thompson looked to the top of the tree.

22. February Cycling240
Women sport news - Vogel and Wild win thrilling finals in France

Vogel and Wild win thrilling finals in France

The Netherlands took the first world title of the evening in the women's Scratch Race, their first gold medal of these championships. Kirsten Wild won the rainbow jersey. The final title of the night went to Germany's Kristina Vogel

21. February Cycling177
Women sport news - Wiasak take individual pursuit world title in france

Wiasak take individual pursuit world title in france

"This is my first World Championships," stated Wiasak, "I have never even won a national championship, so it is fantastic to get a World title.

20. February Cycling209
Women sport news - Five Titles Awarded on Second Day of Track Championships

Five Titles Awarded on Second Day of Track Championships

Russia's Anastasia Voynova took gold after finishing in the bronze medal position last year, while world record holder Anna Meares of Australia retained silver, and defending champion Miriam Welte of Germany dropped to bronze. UCI ©Guy Swarbrick

20. February Gymnastics199
Women sport news - Olympic gymnast Hannah Whelan announces retirement

Olympic gymnast Hannah Whelan announces retirement

Competing at both the Beijing and London Olympic Games, Hannah has been a consistent and committed member of the GBR gymnastics team

19. February Cycling103
Women sport news - Pohl takes first track medal in France

Pohl takes first track medal in France

The 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships opened in St-Quentin-en-Yveline, France, on Wednesday with a world record time set, plus a win for the host nation.

19. February Athletics176
Women sport news - Yelena Isinbayeva plans her final farewell

Yelena Isinbayeva plans her final farewell

Isinbayeva, 32, is retiring after the Olympics in Rio in 2016 which she hopes will be a summer where she can stretch her world record of 5.06m.

17. February Other Sports166
Women sport news - World and Olympic Champion LI Xiaoxia wins the Kuwait Open

World and Olympic Champion LI Xiaoxia wins the Kuwait Open

 "I've not been able to practice for the past few months, I have had a back injury."

17. February Cycling164
Women sport news - DATES CONFIRMED FOR 2016 UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON

DATES CONFIRMED FOR 2016 UCI TRACK CYCLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON

The staging of the world championships in the Lee Valley VeloPark at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

15. February Athletics262
Women sport news - Seventh heaven for Meadows at the Indoor World Championships

Seventh heaven for Meadows at the Indoor World Championships

2011 European Indoor champion Jenny Meadows (coach: Trevor Painter, Wigan AC) used her experience to great effect on day two of the Sainsbury's Indoor British Championships in Sheffield to take gold in the women's 800m.

05. February Other Sports914
Women sport news - Introducing Horse Trainer Dee Curry

Introducing Horse Trainer Dee Curry

They used to say that horse racing is a man’s sport!!!!!

05. February Other Sports420
Women sport news - Nottingham Hellfire Harlots secure their first British Championships win!

Nottingham Hellfire Harlots secure their first British Championships win!

Nottingham’s top roller derby team the Nottingham Hellfire Harlots have secured their first win of 2015 and their first win in Tier 2 of the Roller Derby British Championships.

02. February Athletics239
Women sport news - Hugs Sweat and Cheers for Runners at Battersea Park

Hugs Sweat and Cheers for Runners at Battersea Park

Spinal cord research charity Wings For Life, releases lighthearted video to celebrate the return of global running eventWorld Run

02. February Athletics421
Women sport news - Johnson-Thompson to defend Title at The Sainsbury's Indoor Championships

Johnson-Thompson to defend Title at The Sainsbury's Indoor Championships

With the added incentive of selection for the European Indoor Championships in Prague being at stake, many of GB & NI’s top athletes are expected to line up at the Sheffield’s EIS

23. January Athletics253
Women sport news - IAAF comment on sanctions for Russian Race Walkers

IAAF comment on sanctions for Russian Race Walkers

IAAF COMMENT ON SANCTIONS FOR RUSSIAN RACE WALKERS

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