Olympic24: Scott leads in Palma as Ice Hockey Women shine

03 April 2015 / 09:50

Finn star Giles Scott leads the way in Palma while Great Britain’s women made it a hat-trick of win at the Ice Hockey World Championships. Here’s our review of the last 24 hours.

  • Giles Scott leads the Finn class at the Princess Sofia Trophy despite changing boat
  • Great Britain women beat Croatia 8-1 at the Ice Hockey World Championships
  • Scotland end their Men’s Curling World Championships with two defeats

Scott leads the way in Palma

British Finn star Giles Scott has had to change his boat but he still leads the Finn class at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma.

Scott’s boat was severely damaged and he had to borrow teammate Pete McCoy’s, however he still leads New Zealander Josh Junior by 1.2 points with two days to go.

The British 470 pairing of Luke Patience and Elliot Willis and laser radial sailor Alison Young also top their respective leaderboards.

Wednesday also saw two race wins for Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre in the 470 women's event, with the pair moving up to second overall as a result.

Elsewhere across the fleets, new Nacra 17 pairing John Gimson and Hannah Diamond, competing in just their second major competition together, are honing in on a qualification spot for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, and are placed second overall.

Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth are poised in fourth in the 49erFX event, with Dave Evans and Ed Powys the top British boat in the 49er, currently in fifth.

Izzy Hamilton and Tom Squires are eighth and ninth in their respective RS:X Women’s and Men’s windsurfing fleets, while Podium Potential sailor Alex Mills Barton is 18th overall in the Laser event.

Ice Hockey Women make it a hat-trick of wins

Great Britain's women came from a goal down to beat Croatia 8-1 and win their third match in a row at the Ice Hockey World Championship.

Chrissy Newman bagged a hat-trick while Katie Henry scored twice in Dumfries.

Jodie Bloom, Natalie Aldridge and Katherine Gale completed the victory to send Great Britain top of the Division 2A table with a 100 per cent record.

Scotland’s Men’s World Curling Champs comes to an end

Scotland concluded their Men’s World Curling Championships with defeats to China and Sweden.

In the first game China won 10-3 and skip Ewan MacDonald was unable to finish on a high as third-placed qualifiers claimed an 11-6 success.

“I’m just extremely disappointed,” MacDonald said. “Coming into this week, we’d all put in a lot of work and thrown a lot of stones and we were feeling good.  

“We just got off to a really poor start and we were up against it right from the kick-off. 

“We put ourselves under pressure.  We knew how important it was to get out of the traps, and it didn’t happen.”

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