Webster loses life-savings trying to fight four-year ban for failing drugs test
Olympics / Other sport

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
Olympics / Other sport

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

European champion Daley heartbroken not to make Olympic platform final in Rio
Aquatics / Olympics

European champion Daley heartbroken not to make Olympic platform final in Rio

TOM DALEY’S hopes of claiming an Olympic gold medal in Rio are over after he sensationally failed to reach the 10m final. The 22-year-old had looked in stunning form in the prelims on Friday night, scoring a staggering personal best of 571.85 points, to leave the rest of the field in his wake. But it … Continue reading

Daley produces stunning display to qualify first for Olympic 10m semi-final
Aquatics / Olympics

Daley produces stunning display to qualify first for Olympic 10m semi-final

PLYMOUTH’S Tom Daley produced a stunning display of diving in the Olympic 10-metre prelims on Friday night. The 22-year-old, who won a bronze medal in London four years ago, qualified first for Saturday’s semi-final with a massive score of 571.85 points, which was a personal best. His performance sent out a major warning to his … Continue reading

Couch admits she was a ‘bit gutted’ with her Olympic final display
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Couch admits she was a ‘bit gutted’ with her Olympic final display

PLYMOUTH Diving’s Tonia Couch admitted she was disappointed with her performance in the Olympic 10m individual final on Thursday evening. Couch finished 12th overall in Rio, having successfully progressed through the prelims and semi-finals. By negotiating the rounds, the 27-year-old kept her impressive record of having reached every global final since 2008. But this year’s … Continue reading

Mixed emotions for Plymouth divers Couch and Barrow at Olympics
Aquatics / Olympics

Mixed emotions for Plymouth divers Couch and Barrow at Olympics

PLYMOUTH’S Tonia Couch is hoping she can carry on Great Britain’s impressive Olympics in the diving pool. Team GB have enjoyed an historic Games in Rio, collecting a record-breaking three diving medals in Brazil and having an athlete in all the finals to date. Couch has made the women’s individual semi-final, which start at 2pm … Continue reading

Plymouth divers Couch and Barrow look for individual success in Rio
Aquatics / Olympics

Plymouth divers Couch and Barrow look for individual success in Rio

PLYMOUTH divers Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow begin their individual campaigns at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday evening (7pm). Couch has already competed in Brazil, finishing fifth in the synchro platform event with West Yorkshire teenager Louis Toulson. Barrrow, though, has had to wait patiently for her chance to dive into the infamous Maria Lenk … Continue reading