Tom Daley makes history with second World Championship gold medal
Aquatics

Tom Daley makes history with second World Championship gold medal

TOM DALEY won a second career World Championship gold medal on Wednesday night when he triumphed in the inaugural mixed team event with Leeds’ Rebecca Gallantree. Having won individual 10m platform gold as a 15-year-old in 2009, Daley is now the first British diver to win multiple World Championship medals. The mixed format sees one … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Sam Dailley claims another gold medal in Sheffield
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Plymouth Leander’s Sam Dailley claims another gold medal in Sheffield

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Sam Dailley won a second individual gold medal in the space of two days at British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Having triumphed in the 100m butterfly event on the opening day of the competition, Dailley claimed victory in the 13/14 year-olds 200m freestyle. Dailley, who also won a relay bronze on the … Continue reading

Couch secures GB Olympic spot by reaching World Champ final in Kazan
Aquatics / Olympics

Couch secures GB Olympic spot by reaching World Champ final in Kazan

PLYMOUTH diver Tonia Couch secured Great Britain an Olympic women’s individual 10m platform spot by reaching the World Championship final in Kazan. World Series champion Couch scored 339.70 points in the semi-final to qualify for Thursday’s showpiece event in seventh place. Any divers who reached the final automatically claimed a quota place for their county … Continue reading

Summer signing Shepherd will miss Plymouth Albion’s pre-season matches
Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Summer signing Shepherd will miss Plymouth Albion’s pre-season matches

CORNWALL star Matt Shepherd is hoping a pre-planned once-in-a-lifetime holiday will not hamper his Plymouth Albion chances too much. Shepherd will miss all of Albion’s warm-up matches as he will be in Thailand with his girlfriend. The pair booked the 30-day dream trip last December before Shepherd had any idea he would be joining Albion … Continue reading

Ivybridge are looking forward to first pre-season fixtures
Rugby

Ivybridge are looking forward to first pre-season fixtures

IVYBRIDGE Rugby Club step up their preparations for the new season in earnest this week. On Thursday, the newly-promoted National Three South West side will take part in a 10s tournament at Polson Bridge, along with two sides from home club Launceston and one from Gareth Evans’ Okehampton. Then on Saturday, the Cross-in-Hand outfit will … Continue reading

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow make World Championship progress
Aquatics

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow make World Championship progress

PLYMOUTH divers Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow both progressed through to the 10m platform semi-finals at the World Championships in Kazan. FINA World Series champion Couch, competing at her sixth World Championships, was the more consistent of the two British divers in the preliminary round, scoring 328.70 points, to qualify ninth out of the 37 … Continue reading

Antony James among Plymouth Leander’s medal winners on opening day of champs
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Antony James among Plymouth Leander’s medal winners on opening day of champs

PLYMOUTH Leander enjoyed a successful opening day at the British Summer Swimming Championship at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. The city club won seven medals, including three golds. Olympian Anthony James (pictured) may have missed out on the World Championships in Kazan, but he proved a class above the rest to claim the men’s 100m butterfly title … Continue reading

Bramley’s delight at British Triathlon Championship success
Other sport

Bramley’s delight at British Triathlon Championship success

IVYBRIDGE Community College pupil Travis Bramley is making a habit of collecting national titles. The 16-year-old claimed his fourth this year alone at the weekend when he powered to victory at the British Triathlon Championships in Liverpool. Bramley won the youth category on Merseyside, finishing seven seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Cameron Main from … Continue reading

Plymouth Albion set to announce change to pre-season programme
Plymouth Albion

Plymouth Albion set to announce change to pre-season programme

PLYMOUTH Albion are expected to announce a change to their pre-season programme. The National One club were due to play Hornets RFC at Brickfields on Saturday, August 29, however, Albion need to move the fixture to the Friday evening but the Somerset-based National Three South West club are unable to travel then. Albion, though, are … Continue reading

Region’s athletes book place at UK Youth League final in Birmingham
Athletics

Region’s athletes book place at UK Youth League final in Birmingham

THE region’s top under-17 and under-20 athletes will compete at the UK Youth Development League National Finals after winning the Midlands Premier South West Division at the weekend. Team DC (Devon and Cornwall) claimed a 167-point victory in their final fixture in Wales to seal their place at Alexander Stadium on September 6. It completed … Continue reading