Plymouth athletes suffer major blow as Life Centre will stay shut until April 2021
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Plymouth athletes suffer major blow as Life Centre will stay shut until April 2021

PLYMOUTH’S international swimmers and divers have suffered a major blow just one year out from the re-scheduled Tokyo Olympic Games with news that the Life Centre will not re-open until April 2021. Plymouth City Council has confirmed that urgent work is needed on the multi-million pound eight-year-old building, which has been closed since March due … Continue reading

Stephens knows patience is the key to her achieving her Olympic dream
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Stephens knows patience is the key to her achieving her Olympic dream

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Laura Stephens believes patience is the key to her achieving her Olympic dream. The University of Plymouth student should have been attempting to book her place on the plane to Tokyo today. She had been due to compete in the 200m butterfly event at the British Championships in London this evening – an … Continue reading

King and Daley keep their focus, despite Olympic Games postponement
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King and Daley keep their focus, despite Olympic Games postponement

PLYMOUTH athlete David King is determined to focus on the positive side of the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Sprint hurdler King had been gearing all his efforts to trying to make the Great Britain team for the Games after agonisingly missing out four years ago. He had self-funded a move to … Continue reading

Plymouth Half Marathon and Ivybridge 10k among the latest events to be postponed
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Plymouth Half Marathon and Ivybridge 10k among the latest events to be postponed

PLYMOUTH’S Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon and the Ivybridge 10k are the latest popular sporting events in the region to be postponed due to the coronavirus. Organisers of the half marathon made the decision to postpone the major race on Thursday. The run, which also includes a schools’ challenge and attracts thousands of athletes, had … Continue reading

Caradon return with large medal haul from Cornwall County Masters’ event
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Caradon return with large medal haul from Cornwall County Masters’ event

CARADON Swimming Club returned with a large medal haul from the Cornwall County Masters’ Championship, which were held in Bodmin on Sunday. The club, who train at Saltash, Liskeard, St Mellion and Mount Kelly, picked up 39 medals, including 22 gold, and a host of personal bests. Their team consisted of Samantha Crosby, Paul Hatton, … Continue reading

British Elite Junior Diving Championships and Tavy 13 among events postponed
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British Elite Junior Diving Championships and Tavy 13 among events postponed

THE British Elite Junior Diving Championships that were due to be held in Plymouth next month have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, as has this month’s Tavy 13 half marathon. British Swimming announced the decision to postpone the diving on Tuesday, along with also cancelling the British Olympic and Paralympic swimming trials. The … Continue reading

Stephens ends Edinburgh Meet on a high with another gold medal and PB
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Stephens ends Edinburgh Meet on a high with another gold medal and PB

PLYMOUTH swimmer Laura Stephens ended a highly-impressive weekend at the Edinburgh International Meet by winning a second gold medal and achieving another personal best. Olympic hopeful Stephens had already won the 200m butterfly in a new lifetime best time on Friday night before winning bronze in the 100m event on Saturday. She made it three … Continue reading

More medals for Plymouth Leander swimmers at Edinburgh International Meet
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More medals for Plymouth Leander swimmers at Edinburgh International Meet

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Tom Beeley and Laura Stephens won medals on the second day of the Edinburgh International Meet on Saturday. Stephens had triumphed in the 200m butterfly on Friday night in a new lifetime best and she added to that medal by picking up bronze in the 100m butterfly. The University of Plymouth student, who … Continue reading