Proud narrowly misses out on a medal at his second Olympic Games
Aquatics / Olympics

Proud narrowly misses out on a medal at his second Olympic Games

FOR the second Olympic Games running Ben Proud narrowly missed out on winning a medal. The 26-year-old, who represents Plymouth Leander, has won World, European and Commonwealth titles but is just missing an Olympic medal from his impressive collection. He was fourth in 50m freestyle at the Rio Games in 2016 and on Sunday morning … Continue reading

Plymouth trio prepare to return to World Billiards circuit
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Plymouth trio prepare to return to World Billiards circuit

PLYMOUTH’S leading billiards players Steve Brookshaw, Barry Russell and Chris Coumbe are getting ready for a return of the World Billiards circuit after the pandemic brought events to a halt for the last 18 months. The opening event is the Jim Williamson Memorial Open being held at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds from August 14-15. The … Continue reading

Services welcome Richards and Busfield to the Rectory as they prepare for new season
Rugby

Services welcome Richards and Busfield to the Rectory as they prepare for new season

SOUTH West One side Devonport Services are upping their preparations for the 2021-22 season. The club will begin their pre-season campaign next weekend when they travel to South West Premier outfit Brixham. They are likely to hand a debut to new signing Tom Richards in that game against the Fishermen. Richards has joined Services from … Continue reading

Sprint specialist Proud happy to safely secure his place in Olympic final
Aquatics / Olympics

Sprint specialist Proud happy to safely secure his place in Olympic final

BEN PROUD secured his place in the men’s 50m freestyle final at the Tokyo Olympics. After a far from convincing heat swim, Proud lifted his performance by swimming 21.67 seconds from lane one in his semi-final. That ranks him joint fifth going into the final where just 0.36 seconds separate all the qualifiers. Proud, who … Continue reading

Proud says ‘real job’ starts now after reaching Olympic semi-final
Aquatics / Olympics

Proud says ‘real job’ starts now after reaching Olympic semi-final

BEN PROUD says the ‘real job’ starts now after progressing through to the semi-finals of the men’s 50m freestyle event at the Tokyo Olympics. Proud, who has won world, European and Commonwealth titles, has yet to win an Olympic medal. He was agonisingly fourth at the Rio Games. But his bid for Olympic glory in … Continue reading

Plymouth will have a team in the 2021-22 BBL season
Plymouth Raiders

Plymouth will have a team in the 2021-22 BBL season

PLYMOUTH will have a basketball team competing in the upcoming BBL 2021-22 season, the league have confirmed today. The Raiders announced at the start of this month that they would be withdrawing from the 2021-22 campaign due to ‘ongoing difficulties surrounding a suitable playing venue’. However, now the BBL have said the Plymouth franchise has … Continue reading

Plymouth rower Dawson wins an Olympic bronze medal in men’s eights
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Plymouth rower Dawson wins an Olympic bronze medal in men’s eights

PLYMOUTH’S Jacob Dawson helped Team GB’s men’s eight win a bronze medal in the final rowing race of the Tokyo Olympics. In a close final, the team of Dawson, Josh Bugajski ,Tom George, Mo Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin, Tom Ford and Henry Fieldman finished behind New Zealand and Germany. The Germans just edged … Continue reading

Leander’s Stephens is keen to learn from her Olympic experience
Aquatics / Olympics

Leander’s Stephens is keen to learn from her Olympic experience

Plymouth Leander’s Laura Stephens is determined to learn from her Olympic experience. Stephens, making her debut at the Games, was left disappointed after narrowly missing out on reaching the final of the women’s 200m butterfly event on Wednesday morning. She ended up ranked 10th overall with a 2:09.49 swim, with just the top eight progressing. … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Stephens is excited to be competing in Olympic semi-final
Aquatics / Olympics

Plymouth Leander’s Stephens is excited to be competing in Olympic semi-final

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Laura Stephens will be hoping to book her place in the final of the women’s Olympic 200m butterfly event in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Stephens made her Olympic debut on Tuesday when she competed in the heats in Tokyo. Going in the final heat, Stephens knew she just had to avoid … Continue reading