New York City, NY (October 20, 2015) – The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF)—the leading authority on the participation of women and girls in sports— celebrated the biggest night in female sports at its 36th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
Eleven-time Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden (Track & [...]
The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (6-0) rolled through the 2014 FIBA World Championship undefeated and claimed a second-straight gold medal at the event with a 77-64 win over Spain (5-1) on Sunday night at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.
The championship, which was the ninth World Championship gold, earned the USA its place [...]
SOCHI, Russia – Women’s ice hockey forward Julie Chu was today selected to lead the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team into Sunday’s (Feb. 23) Closing Ceremony as flag bearer, as announced today by the United States Olympic Committee. Chu was chosen by a vote of fellow members of Team USA.
A four-time Olympian and the most veteran [...]
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 21) – Eighteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in Women’s slalom history Friday with her victory under the lights at Rosa Khutor. “Today was one of the most special days of my life.” Shiffrin said about her golden performance. The World Champion capped off the 2014 [...]
The Canadian women’s ice hockey team became Olympic champions at the Games in Sochi, winning the final match against the United States 3-2. Canada was trailing 0-2 during the game, but was able to tie it up before scoring the winning goal in overtime. Earlier, Switzerland won the bronze medal by defeating Sweden 4-3.
“We wanted [...]
Sochi Olympics: Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams claim Women’s Bobsled Olympic silver medal, Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans earn bronze
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 19, 2014)- The Canadian team of Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse were golden in Women’s Bobsled. Team USA’s Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) and Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.) slid to a silver medal finish, while teammates Jamie Greubel (Newtown, Pa.) and Aja Evans (Chicago, Ill.) earned bronze at the Sanki Sliding Center tonight to continue [...]
A hockey player looking for better posture and a shy girl in need of a partner: Charlie White and Meryl Davis found each other in ice dancing and made each other a champion.
Two-time world champions Meryl Davis/Charlie White (USA) danced off with the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Monday, winning the first Olympic Ice Dance gold for the USA, with new world record scores. 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir of Canada earned the silver medal and Russia’s [...]
Sochi Olypmpics: Great Britain’s Elizabeth Yarnold golden in Women’s Skelton, USA’s Pikus-Pace takes silver
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 14, 2014) – Elizabeth Yarnold of Great Britain earned her country’s first gold medal of the Sochi Games on Friday with victory in the skeleton.
The 25-year-old, who led the event after the two opening runs, produced two more consistent rounds to clock a combined time of 3min 52.89sec to finish [...]
Carina Vogt (Germany) stunned favourite Sara Takanashi (Japan) to win the first Olympic gold medal in women’s ski jumping on Tuesday night at RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre.
Vogt, who has never won a world cup event, led after her first round jump of 103m and held on to win with a final round jump of 97.5m. [...]