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Women sport news - British Athletics Female Athletes of the year Announced

After a week-long public vote, British Athletics is delighted to announce the winners of the seven categories in its annual Athlete of the Year awards.

 

 

Women sport news - Steel has an eye for gold in Samokov

Gemma Steel is determined to do all she can to complete a full set of medals at the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Samokov.

18. November Athletics257
Women sport news - Beitia tops the Spanish poll

Beitia tops the Spanish poll

The decision by high jumper Ruth Beitia to end her brief 'retirement' from athletics in 2012 is once more reaping the rewards.

28. October Athletics472
Women sport news - It's silver for Gemma Steel in her quickest time at the Great South Run

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.

23. October Athletics392
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 Athletics307
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.
12. October Athletics371
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
10. October Athletics467
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
24. September Athletics295
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.
23. September Athletics303
Women sport news - Isinbayeva back in the old routine

Isinbayeva back in the old routine

Yelena Isinbayeva, who missed this year as she became a mother, is set to return to training next month in her first step towards chasing a third Olympic gold medal in Rio in 2016.
15. September Athletics214
Women sport news - Team Europe win 10 events to triumph in Marrakech

Team Europe win 10 events to triumph in Marrakech

The strength of European athletics came to the forefront in remarkable fashion in Marrakech as the team won the IAAF Continental Cup on Sunday night in style.
04. September Athletics285
Women sport news - Triple marathon world record holder Fiona Smashes two of her own records.

Triple marathon world record holder Fiona Smashes two of her own records.

Guinness World Records validated the three records in 2013 in June this year and on 27th July Fiona broke 2 of them again.
02. September Athletics264
Women sport news - Wlodarczyk is on top of the world

Wlodarczyk is on top of the world

Anita Wlodarczyk completed an incredible period of her career in Berlin on Sunday when she broke the hammer world record.
01. September Athletics290
Women sport news - ISTAF Berlin - Berlin (GER)

ISTAF Berlin - Berlin (GER)

Kerron Stewart, Tiffany Porter and Tigist Assefa were among the winners of the ISTAF Athletics Meeting in Berlin yesterday.
19. August Athletics363
Women sport news -  Pearson confirms schedule

Pearson confirms schedule

After defending her Commonwealth title successfully in Glasgow, Sally Pearson (Qld) has confirmed her schedule for the remainder of the European season.
19. August Athletics227
Women sport news - Four years after beating cancer Moldner-Schmidt earns another emotional victory

Four years after beating cancer Moldner-Schmidt earns another emotional victory

Antje Moldner-Schmidt had predicted tears when she stood with the 3000m steeplechase gold medal around her neck – her finest achievement in a career punctuated in 2010 by treatment for lymph gland cancer.
17. August Athletics292
Women sport news - Moldner- Schmidt wins the 3000m Steeplechase Gold

Moldner- Schmidt wins the 3000m Steeplechase Gold

Antje Moldner-Schmidt fights for the line as she grabs the European Steeplechase title with a time of 9.29:43. Fouberg claims silver while Martin settles for bronze.
17. August Athletics239
Women sport news - Child wins 400m hurdles Gold/Sharp settles for silver

Child wins 400m hurdles Gold/Sharp settles for silver

Lynsey Sharp of Great Britain has not done a thing wrong at these European Athletics Championships, but the defending champion had no answer to the finishing speed of Belarus athlete Maryna Arzamazova, who took gold in 1:58.15, the fastest run in Europe this year.
17. August Athletics414
Women sport news - Croatia's Sandra Perkovic dominated the discus in Zurich

Croatia's Sandra Perkovic dominated the discus in Zurich

Sandra Perkovic had a packed and appreciative Letzigrund Stadium crowd all to herself as she rounded off the action on Day 5, on which she claimed a third European discus title
16. August Athletics246
Women sport news - Raj hits India to victory

Raj hits India to victory

An unbeaten half-century from skipper Mithali Raj steered India to victory over England by six wickets in the one-off Kia Women’s Test at Wormsley.
16. August Athletics257
Women sport news - Daunay embraces a

Daunay embraces a "beautiful" marathon gold

A brutal course, a brilliant gold medallist. France's Christelle Daunay became the first French runner to win the marathon at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday morning in Zurich.
15. August Athletics220
Women sport news - Schippers shows a Dutch of class to land 200m gold on epic night in Zurich

Schippers shows a Dutch of class to land 200m gold on epic night in Zurich

Dafne Schippers produced a second sensational run of the week to match the feats of Fanny Blankers-Koen 64 years earlier and land the sprint double at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Friday night.
14. August Athletics249
Women sport news - Špotáková digs deep to go one better than Jan

Špotáková digs deep to go one better than Jan

She was world champion seven years ago, has two Olympic titles and holds a world record which has stood for six years.
13. August Athletics228
Women sport news - Results from the European Athletic Championships

Results from the European Athletic Championships

Eloyse Le Sueur stamped her mark on the Long Jump event achieving a 6m 85 jump to become Euro Champion today. Britain's Tiffany Porter stormed to Gold in the 100m hurdles defeating Cindy Billaud of France, Germany's Cindy Roleder took bronze.
13. August Athletics207
Women sport news - 100 metre magic at the Letzigrund Stadium European Athletics Championships

100 metre magic at the Letzigrund Stadium European Athletics Championships

Schippers began the season as a heptathlete, and will almost certainly start next season as a heptathlete - but the 22-year-old Dutch athlete is finishing this year as a sprinter
13. August Athletics298
Women sport news - Jo Pavey electrifies the Letzigrund Stadium

Jo Pavey electrifies the Letzigrund Stadium

In a career that has spanned more than two decades, Britain’s Jo Pavey has won silver and bronze medals at the European Athletics Championships – but until tonight, never a gold.
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