Plymouth’s Dunn becomes Great Britain’s most successful athlete at the Tokyo Paralympics
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Plymouth’s Dunn becomes Great Britain’s most successful athlete at the Tokyo Paralympics

PLYMOUTH’S Reece Dunn became Paralympics GB’s most decorated athlete in Tokyo on Thursday by winning a fifth medal at the Games. Dunn took bronze in the men’s S14 backstroke final with a 59.97 second swim. It followed on from winning gold medals in the 200m freestyle, 200m IM and mixed relay event and a silver … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Dunn claims yet another Paralympic gold medal and a world record
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Plymouth’s Dunn claims yet another Paralympic gold medal and a world record

PLYMOUTH swimmer Reece Dunn secured a third Paralympic Games gold medal and a third world record in Tokyo on Tuesday morning. Dunn triumphed in the men’s S14 200m IM, having also won the 200m freestyle and helped Great Britain to gold in the mixed S14 4x100m relay. He also took silver in the 100m butterfly. … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Dunn delighted to win Paralympic title in world record time
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Plymouth’s Dunn delighted to win Paralympic title in world record time

PLYMOUTH’S Reece Dunn described winning a Paralympic gold medal as ‘amazing’. Dunn broke his own world record to triumph in the men’s S14 200m freestyle title in Tokyo on Friday morning. The Plymouth Leander swimmer clocked 1:52.40 to hold off the challenge of Brazilian Gabriel Bandeira, who had beaten him to gold in the 100m … Continue reading

Plymouth’s Dunn wins butterfly silver on his Paralympic Games debut
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Plymouth’s Dunn wins butterfly silver on his Paralympic Games debut

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Reece Dunn enjoyed a medal-winning debut at the Paralympics on Wednesday morning. Dunn took silver in the men’s S14 100m butterfly event, finishing just behind Brazilian Gabriel Bandeira. World record holder Dunn had broken the Paralympic record in the heats with a 55.99 swim. Although he went much quicker in the final, clocking … Continue reading

Daley caps memorable Olympics by winning individual bronze in high-class final
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Daley caps memorable Olympics by winning individual bronze in high-class final

TOM DALEY capped a memorable Olympic Games with a second medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Saturday. The Plymothian secured bronze in a breathtaking men’s individual 10m platform final. It followed on from his historic 10m synchro victory with Matty Lee at the start of the Tokyo Games. Daley had been far from his … Continue reading

Daley overcomes shaky start to ease into Olympic semi-finals
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Daley overcomes shaky start to ease into Olympic semi-finals

NEWLY-crowned Olympic 10m synchro champion Tom Daley safely booked his place in the semi-finals of the individual platform event in Tokyo on Friday morning. Daley finished fourth in a long, drawn-out preliminary competition after recovering from a shaky start. The former world champion was only 23rd after round one after only scoring 56.10 points for … Continue reading

City of Plymouth’s King is over the moon at reaching Olympic semi-finals
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City of Plymouth’s King is over the moon at reaching Olympic semi-finals

PLYMOUTH’S David King described becoming an Olympic semi-finalist as ‘amazing’. The 27-year-old former Devonport High School for Boys pupil progressed through to the second stage of the 110m hurdles in Tokyo after securing one of four fastest qualifier spots. King, running in a stacked fourth heat on Tuesday, narrowly missed out on automatic qualification but … Continue reading

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