England's Women have won the silver medal in the Venice Cup at the World Championships. This great result means that England's Women have won medals in the last three Venice Cups - the only country to do so since 2003 - and in seven of the last eight major World and European competitions. Congratulations to Sally Brock & Fiona Brown, Catherine Draper & Nicola Smith, and Sandra Penfold & Nevena Senior (with NPC Derek Patterson and Coach David Burn).
The final against China started well, but the tide turned in the second session, and after five sessions England were willing to concede defeat.
NPC's blog: Derek Patterson, NPC for the team, has been writing a blog during the championship, and you can read it here.
|Quarterfinal v. Russia
|Semifinal v. Sweden
|Final v. China
107-206 (concession after 5 sessions)
For the results from the round robin phase, and session results from the knockout stages, click 'read more'.
USA2 was winners of the both the Bermuda Bowl and D'Orsi Bowl competitions.
Update: In the Transnational Teams which ran in parallel with the main events, the Percy team of Peter Crouch, David Gold, Andrew Robson, Anita Sinclair, Zia Mahmood (USA) & Marion Michielsen (Netherlands) (with Marshall Lewis of Croatia as NPC) finished in third place.