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
Aquatics / Olympics

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

Weightlifter Webster describes competing at Olympic Games as ‘amazing’
Olympics / Other sport

Weightlifter Webster describes competing at Olympic Games as ‘amazing’

FORMER Ivybridge Community College pupil Sonny Webster described competing at the Olympic Games as the most ‘amazing experience’ of his life. The 22-year-old finished sixth in Group B of the men’s 94kg category, with an overall total of 333kg, having lifted 148kg in the snatch and 185kg in the clean and jerk. “That was the … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Proud excited for the future after finishing fourth at the Olympics
Aquatics / Olympics

Plymouth Leander’s Proud excited for the future after finishing fourth at the Olympics

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Ben Proud just missed out on winning an Olympic medal in Rio in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 21-year-old University of St Mark and St John student finished fourth in an incredibly close men’s 50m freestyle final. Proud clocked 21.68 seconds, which was just 0.14 seconds outside his new British record … Continue reading

Proud sets new British record to reach Olympic 50m final in Rio
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Proud sets new British record to reach Olympic 50m final in Rio

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Ben Proud broke his own British record to reach the final of the men’s 50m freestyle final at the Rio Olympics. Proud clocked 21.54 seconds for the one length race, which qualified him fifth fastest for the final, which will take place on Saturday morning (2.44am). It was 0.11 seconds quicker than he … Continue reading

Plymouth Leander’s Proud books his place in Olympic semi-finals
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Plymouth Leander’s Proud books his place in Olympic semi-finals

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Ben Proud has reached the semi-finals of the men’s 50m freestyle event at the Olympic Games in Rio. The 21-year-old University of St Mark and St John student clocked 21.83 seconds in the heats, which ranked him joint seventh out of the 85 competitors in the ‘splash and dash’. Proud, though, will know … Continue reading

Proud turns his attention to Olympic ‘splash and dash’ after missing out on 100m semis
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Proud turns his attention to Olympic ‘splash and dash’ after missing out on 100m semis

PLYMOUTH Leander’s Ben Proud was unable to progress through to the semi-finals of the men’s 100m freestyle event at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. Proud clocked 49.14 seconds for the two-length race, which was half-a-second outside his personal best of 48.52. It only ranked him 29th overall out of the 59 swimmers taking part. However, … Continue reading