Plymouth’s Heslop happy with his individual performance at Commonwealth Games
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Plymouth’s Heslop happy with his individual performance at Commonwealth Games

PLYMOUTH’S Aidan Heslop was happy with his performance in the individual 10m platform competition at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The 20-year-old has been competing on the Red Bull Cliff Diving Series, but he dropped down 17-metres to represent Wales in his second Commonwealth Games on Sunday. He ended up finishing eighth with 408.00 points … Continue reading

Proud’s delight at claiming a hat-trick of Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle titles
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Proud’s delight at claiming a hat-trick of Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle titles

BEN PROUD made history on Wednesday night by winning a third consecutive Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle title. The former Plymouth College pupil, who this year became world champion in the event, had first won the crown as a teenager back in 2014 when the Commonwealth Games were held in Glasgow. He then followed that up … Continue reading

Stephens ‘super happy’ with Commonwealth silver as Arnott just miss out on another medal
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Stephens ‘super happy’ with Commonwealth silver as Arnott just miss out on another medal

FORMER Plymouth student Laura Stephens said she was ‘super happy’ after claiming her first major senior international medal at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday evening. Olympian Stephens, who studied at Plymouth College before going on to do a degree at the University of Plymouth, took silver for Team England behind Australian Elizabeth Dekkers in the … Continue reading

Proud overjoyed to reclaim Commonwealth Games 50m butterfly title
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Proud overjoyed to reclaim Commonwealth Games 50m butterfly title

BEN PROUD admitted reclaiming the Commonwealth Games men’s 50m butterfly title in Birmingham on Saturday evening was particularly special for him. The 27-year-old former Plymouth College pupil, who last month became world 50m freestyle champion, broke his own Games record with a 22.81 swim at the newly-built Sandwell Aquatics Centre to claim England’s first gold … Continue reading

Mount Kelly, Plymouth Leander, Dartmoor Darts and Devonport Royal all win national medals
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Mount Kelly, Plymouth Leander, Dartmoor Darts and Devonport Royal all win national medals

MOUNT Kelly, Plymouth Leander, Dartmoor Darts and Devonport Royal all returned home with gold medals from the British Summer Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Mount Kelly enjoyed their best ever national championships and finished as the top club with 22 gold medals, 14 silvers and 16 bronze. They also had 117 finalists. Great Britain junior internationals … Continue reading

McCabe wins European Junior Championship synchro gold medal with Lee
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McCabe wins European Junior Championship synchro gold medal with Lee

PLYMOUTH Diving’s Euan McCabe enjoyed a successful start to the European Junior Diving Championships in Romania by winning a gold medal for Great Britain with synchro partner Robbie Lee on Tuesday evening. McCabe and Lee topped the podium in the boys’ A/B platform final. The pair produced a great final dive to edge out the … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Beeley added to Team Scotland squad for Commonwealth Games
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Plymouth Leander’s Beeley added to Team Scotland squad for Commonwealth Games

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Tom Beeley has been added to Team Scotland’s squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Butterfly specialist Beeley was initially nominated by Scotland Swimming to make his major championships debut in Birmingham after impressing at the British Championships. However, when Team Scotland named their team last month he was not included on … Continue reading

Young Plymouth divers impress at Swim England National Age Group Championships
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Young Plymouth divers impress at Swim England National Age Group Championships

PLYMOUTH Diving showed they have plenty of young talent coming through their ranks by picking up a number of medals at the Swim England National Age Group Championships, which were held at the Life Centre. They ended up as fourth overall club out of 14, with only Southampton, Luton and City of Leeds finishing above … Continue reading

Proud wins Great Britain’s first gold medal at World Championships
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Proud wins Great Britain’s first gold medal at World Championships

BEN PROUD secured Great Britain’s first gold of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest with a stunning victory in the men’s 50m freestyle on Friday evening. Leading from the front after a phenomenal start, the 27-year-old former Plymouth  College pupil got the fastest reaction time of the field, maintaining a half body-length lead down the … Continue reading

Devonport Royal’s Daly claims four gold medals at National Junior Para-Swimming Champs
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Devonport Royal’s Daly claims four gold medals at National Junior Para-Swimming Champs

DEVONPORT Royal’s Abi Daly returned home from the National Junior Para-Swimming Championships in Coventry with four gold medals and a silver. Mount Kelly’s Alexander Hobbs was also among the medallists as the championships returned after a two-year hiatus due to Covid. Daly, competing in the S14 17-18 year-old age, came first in the 200m freestyle, … Continue reading