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

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

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

Daley cannot believe he has finally won an Olympic gold medal
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Daley cannot believe he has finally won an Olympic gold medal

PLYMOUTH’S Tom Daley cried tears of joy as he finally ended his long wait to win an Olympic gold medal. Daley, competing at his fourth Olympic Games, triumphed in an incredible men’s 10m synchro final with Great Britain team-mate Matty Lee in Tokyo on Monday morning. They beat the much-fancied Chinese pair of Yuan Cao … Continue reading

McCabe heads to Croatia for European Junior Diving Championships
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McCabe heads to Croatia for European Junior Diving Championships

PLYMOUTH’S Euan McCabe will return to international competition this week when he represents Great Britain at the LEN European Junior Diving Championships in Rijeka, Croatia. McCabe is named in a 12-strong British team for the event, which starts on Monday. The Plymouth diver was a medallist at the last European Junior Diving Championships back in … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Stephens is over the moon at Olympic call-up
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Plymouth Leander’s Stephens is over the moon at Olympic call-up

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Laura Stephens has officially been added to Team GB’s swimming squad for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Her selection comes after impressing at the recent British Swimming Glasgow Open Meet and the European Championships, where she helped her country to a record-breaking women’s medley relay gold medal. “It feels absolutely incredible and … Continue reading