Olympic24: Muirhead's rink claims prestigious curling title

Olympic24: Muirhead's rink claims prestigious curling title

13 April 2015 / 07:51

Presigious win for Team Muirhead in Canada while Bianca Walkden continues her medal run at taekwondo's Spanish Open. Here's our review of the last 24 hours:

  • Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Sara Reid take second Grand Slam win of the season
  • Bianca Walkden claims +73kg gold at Spanish Open
  • Wimbledon triumph in 13-goal thriller at national hockey finals
  • Sir Bradley Wiggins happy with Paris-Roubaix performance
  • Steph Twell wins in Brighton

Muirhead lands Players' Championship … and a nice bonus

Eve Muirhead landed one of curling's most prestigious prizes with a victory in the Players' Championship.

The Olympic bronze medallist and team-mates Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Sara Reid beat Russian skip Anna Sidorova's rink to claim their second Grand Slam win of the season - which also earned her the Grand Slam Cup and £19,000 bonus.

It's the second time Muirhead's rink has won one of curling's top trophies and after their disappointment at the recent World Championship, Sochi star Sloan is looking ahead with confidence.

“It's been a season of inconsistencies but we just really dug in and it feels just as good to win for a second time, if not better," she said. 

"I think it just showed that we are a strong side and that we’re here to compete. We just played really well.”

Taekwondo's Walkden claims Spanish gold

Bianca Walkden landed gold at taekwondo's Spanish Open.

Walkden looked confident throughout the rounds in the +73kg category and was an impressive winner over Germany's Yanna Schneider in the final.

Meanwhile, Martin Stamper and Rachelle Booth took silvers and Charlie Maddock and Katie Bradley claimed bronzes.

Five-goal star Govers helps Wimbledon to national hockey title

Great Britain's Ashley Jackson scored three goals in the final of hockey's men's Premier Division - but wasn't the star of the show and still found himself on the losing side.

Jackson's East Grinstead were beaten 8-5 in a 13-goal thriller by Wimbledon, who lifted the trophy for the first time.

And teenager Blake Govers took the headlines with a five-goal penalty corner contribution. “I still can’t quite believe it - it’s been such a long time coming and such hard work by so many people," said Wimbledon defender Ben Marsden.

It was an amazing day, an amazing result and there were some amazing goals. It’s been a seven year plan and a huge effort from so many volunteers and people at the club so a huge thank you to them – we couldn’t have done it without them. 

"The supporters were amazing – I think we topped it both on and off the pitch and I can’t wait to go and celebrate with everyone.

"Blake is a hero. He’s got a great drag flicking ability and a big future ahead of him."

Wiggins happy with Paris-Roubaix effort

There was no perfect finale for Sir Bradley Wiggins in Team Sky colours, but the London 2012 gold medallist insisted he was still content with how his Paris-Roubaix panned out.

“I’m relieved to get it over and done with and I’m happy with how it went,” he said, after finishing 18th.

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Twell takes honours in Brighton

Olympian Steph Twell won the 10km road race that was part of this weekend's Brighton Marathon.

Twell clocked 32:49 to finish 48 seconds clear of nearest rival Aly Dixon.

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