As autumn draws close, an exciting summer for women’s sport comes to an end. We’ve been hooked on the Hockey World Cup, British Open, Athletics and Para-Athletics European Championships and have witnessed some inspiring women in action.
We’ve seen an increase in the numbers of people watching and attending women’s sport fixtures, with an incredible 120,000+ total attendance at the Women’s Hockey World Cup. It’s been great to see more media coverage of these events and the emergence of inspiring, positive role models.
Here’s our round up of the best moments and sporting stars of the summer:
Hockey - World Cup
England’s Women put on a great display during the Women’s World Cup which took place in London this summer, however it wasn’t enough to get them further than the quarter finals, where they were beaten by the champions from the Netherlands. The surprising success of Ireland’s team was the talk of the tournament, as the team - who started as the second-lowest ranked team - reached the final.
Athletics - European Championships
The European Championships saw Britain finish second overall in the table with 74 total medals and 26 gold. Dina Asher Smith is probably the most popular name to come out of the championships due to her impressive treble gold on the track. Scotland’s Laura Muir won a gold in the 1500m for her first major outdoor title, while Katarina Johnson-Thompson secured silver in the Heptathlon.
Golf - British Open
Britain’s Georgia Hall achieved her first major victory when she stormed to victory at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s and won the British Open. She is only the second english winner of the title and aged 22, she’s had an impressive start to her career. She’s publicly said that she hopes to inspire more girls to participate in golf so let’s hope her victory has encouraged more to take up the sport.
Racing - British F3
Jamie Chadwick made history at the beginning of August as she became the first woman to win a British F3 race. She took victory at Brands Hatch, racing against men and sure showed them how it’s done!
World Para-Athletics European Championships
The World Para-Athletics Championships have also proved to be compelling viewing this summer. Sophie Hahn won 200m gold and Hollie Arnold won javelin gold contributing to GB’s second place finish overall.
Hopefully the wonderful sport we’ve seen over the past few months has inspired you to get active and perhaps try something new. We’d love to hear your favourite moments from this summer’s impressive sporting display. Get in touch and let us know!