Plymouth rowers confirmed in Team GB squad for Tokyo Olympics
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Plymouth rowers confirmed in Team GB squad for Tokyo Olympics

PLYMOUTH’S Jacob Dawson and Chloe Brew have been named in Great Britain’s 45-strong rowing squad for this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Dawson is part of the men’s eight crew who recently won the European title, while former Coombe Dean pupil Brew is in the women’s eight. Both athletes, who will be making their Olympic … Continue reading

Stephens knows patience is the key to her achieving her Olympic dream
Aquatics / Olympics

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
Aquatics / Athletics / Olympics

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

King hopes America move can help him achieve his Olympic ambition
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King hopes America move can help him achieve his Olympic ambition

PLYMOUTH’S David King is hoping 2020 will be the year he achieves his long-held ambition to compete at an Olympic Games. International sprint hurdler King agonisingly missed out on competing at the 2016 Games. He thought he had clocked the qualifying time to make the plane to Rio, but a 13.40 second run achieved in … Continue reading

Stephens hopes World Championships can be a stepping stone to the Olympics
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Stephens hopes World Championships can be a stepping stone to the Olympics

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Laura Stephens is hoping her selection for this summer’s World Championships is just a stepping stone on the way to fulfilling her dream of competing at the 2020 Olympics. Stephens booked her spot in Great Britain’s 25-strong squad for Gwangju by impressing at the British Championships in Glasgow. The Plymouth University student, who … Continue reading

Rio Olympic medallist Conway inspires members on visit to judo club
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Rio Olympic medallist Conway inspires members on visit to judo club

OLYMPIC bronze medallist Sally Conway visited South Brent Judo Club at the weekend to hold a masterclass and present awards. ‘Inspiring’, ‘awesome’ and ‘incredible’ were just some of the words used by members to describe her day at the Palstone Recreation Centre. Conway won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and claimed a silver … Continue reading

Plymouth hurdler King determined to make Tokyo Olympics despite funding blow
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Plymouth hurdler King determined to make Tokyo Olympics despite funding blow

PLYMOUTH international hurdler David King is hoping to find some sponsorship to help him fulfil his Olympic dream after being cut from British Athletics’ world class funding programme. King represented Great Britain at this year’s World Indoor Championships and European Championships and England at the Commonwealth Games, but he is one of a number of … Continue reading

Plymouth snowboader Moore confirmed in GB squad for 2018 Winter Paralympics
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Plymouth snowboader Moore confirmed in GB squad for 2018 Winter Paralympics

PLYMOUTH snowboarder Ben Moore has been confirmed in Great Britain’s squad for the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang. Moore will be one of nine alpine skiers or snowboarders in the GB team in South Korea. It will be the first time ParalympicsGB have sent snowboarders to a Winter Games. The sport was only added to … Continue reading

Webster loses life-savings trying to fight four-year ban for failing drugs test
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Webster loses life-savings trying to fight four-year ban for failing drugs test

FORMER Ivybridge Community College weightlifter Sonny Webster has spoken of his devastation at receiving a four-year ban for failing a drugs test. Webster, who competed at last year’s Olympic Games and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, tested positive for a substance called ostarine in an out-of-competition test four months ago. He has insisted he has never … Continue reading

VIDEO: Olympic hockey gold medallist ‘overwhelmed’ on her return to Plymouth Marjon
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VIDEO: Olympic hockey gold medallist ‘overwhelmed’ on her return to Plymouth Marjon

OLYMPIC gold medallist Giselle Ansley was ‘overwhelmed’ on her return to Plymouth Marjon Hockey Club on Wednesday night. The Great Britain defender, who helped Team GB to their first women’s Olympic hockey title in Rio, started her career at Marjon before going to play for Loughborough Students and Surbiton. Current juniors from Marjon turned out … Continue reading