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7 female athletes we love

Seven iconic UK women in sport we love

About 200 years ago, only men were allowed to enjoy sports because women were deemed too prim and proper to engage in such activities. It is not until the advent of the 20th century that empowered women began to prove to the world that they, too, can prevail in the world of sports....

Marc Astley

Marc Astley



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women's cycling

Lizzy Banks wins Stage 4 at the Giro Rosa

Britain's Lizzy Banks was a winner on the Giro Rosa for the second year in a row, claiming victory on Stage 4. Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten, seeking a third successive title, retained her overall lead.

Banks told BBC Sport: "My stage win last year was amazing because it was my first professional win, and it was really quite a different feeling because I'd never won a big bike...

ANA Inspiration, women's golf, LPGA, Mirim Lee

Lee holds nerve for maiden major victory at the ANA Inspiration

Mirim Lee won her first major title after winning a three-way play-off at the ANA Inspiration.

The South Korean's final-round 67 saw her catch leaders Nelly Korda and Brook Henderson as they all finished on 15 under par.

Korda had led from the first round but missed a putt to win outright on the 18th. Lee then birdied the first hole of the play-off to clinch the title....

golf, women's golf

Reid back in contention as Korda retains lead at ANA Inspiration

England's Mel Reid shot a third-round 69 to move onto eight under par, just four shots off the lead going into the final round of the ANA Inspiration.

Nelly Korda remains out in front on 12 under, although Canada's Brooke Henderson has a share of the lead thanks to a seven-under-par 65 on Day 3.

Georgia Hall fell out of contention after a difficult day saw her shoot a 74....

golf, women's golf

Reid and Hall let the leaders get away at ANA Inspiration

English duo Mel Reid and Georgia Hall failed to keep pace with the leaders in round two of the ANA Inspiration, the second women's major of the year.

Reid finished round two on five under par, one shot ahead of Hall. Nelly Korda of the USA leads the field on 11 under par following a second-round 67.

Northern Ireland's Stephanie Meadow is still in contention on three under...

golf, women's golf

Hall in contention after opening round of the ANA Inspiration

England's Georgia Hall carded an opening round 69 to sit on three under par and tied for ninth place at the ANA Inspirational, the second major of the season following last month's Women's Open.

Compatriot Mel Reid also finished the day on three under, three shots behind leader Nelly Korda. The pair lead the English challenge after Charley Hull was forced to withdraw after testing...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Hull out of Major following positive Covid test

Charley Hull will miss this week's ANA Inspiration tournament in California, the second women's Major event of the rescheduled season, after testing positive for Covid-19.

England's top player finished tied for 22nd place at the Women's Open in Scotland last month.

"I didn't feel great [on Monday] but I put it down to jet lag, the heat and my asthma playing up," Hull said. "...

Women's sport, athletics

Trio of Brits deliver at Diamond League meeting

Jemma Reekie, Laura Muir and Holly Bradshaw were all winners in their respective events on a good day for British athletes at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.

Reekie dominated the field in the 800m, pulling away from the American Raevyn Rogers on the final bend.

Muir led an all-British podium in the 1500m, finishing ahead of Laura Weightman and Melissa Courtney-...

golf, women's golf

Dream win at Women’s Open for outsider Popov

The German Sophia Popov survived both the conditions and a bout of nerves to claim the Women's Open at Royal Troon.

The world number 304 admitted she nearly walked away from the sport last year and had previously never won on the LPGA Tour or Ladies European Tour.

A final round of 68 was enough to finish on seven under par, two shots ahead of Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura....

golf, women's golf

Women's Open Day 1 Review: Olson leads the way at windy Royal Troon

Amy Olson is the leader after the opening round of the AIG Women's Open at Royal Troon with a superb round of 67.

The American lies on four under par, three shots ahead of compatriot Marina Alex and Germany's Sophia Popov.

Olson was able to take advantage of better conditions in the early evening, whilst the morning starters had struggled in winds which reached gusts of 40...

golf, women's golf

Lack of home challenge a concern at Scottish Open

The Ladies European Tour finally returned to action with the Ladies Scottish Open in North Berwick, but the lack of a British challenger for the title was a concern going into this week's AIG Women's Open.

The event was won by Stacy Lewis of the USA following a four-way play-off. She was joined in the shootout by fellow American Cheyenne Knight, Spain's Azahara Munoz and Emily...