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World Championships: Favourite’s absence opens door for Nile Wilson in Canada

Ten months after snapping his ankle ligaments in a freak training accident, Nile Wilson is in contention to fill the vacancy at the top of his sport at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal.

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Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson at the Leeds Gymnastic Club. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Perspective gives Wilson optimism in Montreal

Leeds’s Olympic bronze medallist Nile Wilson produced a series of strong performances to effectively ensure qualification for the all-around final at the World Championships in Montreal.

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Setting the tone: Nile Wilson at Leeds Gymastics Club where he trains, ahead of the world championships in Montreal which start next week. (Picture: James Hardisty)

World Championships: Balanced Nile Wilson hoping to meet all-around ambition

One year on from the highs of winning an Olympic medal, Nile Wilson heads to Montreal this weekend seeking a performance that will underline his place among the world’s elite.

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Lizzie Deignan won the world title in 2015 (Picture: Chris Etchells)

Deignan up off the operating table for world bid

Twenty-three days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Yorkshire’s Lizzie Deignan bids to win the UCI World Road Race title for a second time in Bergen, Norway, today.

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Great Britain's Nile Wilson celebrates winning a bronze medal in the men's horizontal bar at the Rio Olympics Games (Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

Olympic heroes Whitlock and Wilson spearhead GB worlds challenge

Double Olympic champion Max Whitlock will lead a 10-strong Great Britain team to the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal next month.

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World Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee ends tough year in sixth place

Spain’s Mario Mola won a second straight World Triathlon Series title as Yorkshire’s Jonny Brownlee failed to break into the podium places.

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England's Chris and Gabby Adcock in the mixed doubles of the 2017 BWF World Championships. PIC: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Badminton: Bronze medal winners’ hearts set on gold medals

A BRONZE medal in the TOTAL BWF World Championships is never something to be snubbed, but now Gabby and Chris Adcock are desperate to channel their semi-final hurt into future glory.

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Jonny Brownlee. PIC: Tony Johnson

Triathlon: Joy for Jonny after securing his first ITU success of the season

Jonny Brownlee claimed his first victory of the season in the ITU World Triathlon Stockholm on Saturday.

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England's Chris and Gabby Adcock celebrate winning their mixed doubles quarter final match during day five of the 2017 BWF World Championships at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. (Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

Joy for Gabby as Adcocks move closer 
to world gold

A BRONZE medal may already be in the bag but an ecstatic Gabby and Chris Adcock aren’t prepared to stop there as they continue on the path to TOTAL BWF World Championship glory, WRITES KATIE FALKINGHAM.

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Great Britain's Laura Weightman (right) gestures to the scoreboard alongside second placed USA's Jennifer Simpson during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Laura Weightman sixth as Muir misses out

Laura Muir fell agonisingly short of a medal in the 1500 metres at the World Championships after finishing fourth in a thrilling sprint finish.

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Yorkshire's Jonny Brownlee. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Video - Jonny Brownlee forced to settle for fourth in Edmonton

YORKSHIRE’s Jonny Brownlee finished fourth as Spain’s Mario Mola stretched his lead in the World Triathlon Series with victory in Edmonton.

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Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Chris Mears is pictured on the 10 metre board at the John Charles Centre, Leeds. as part of the Chase Your Dream..29th July 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds diving champion helps others face their fears

Olympic gold medallist Chris Mears has hosted a challenge event in Leeds to encourage people to face their fears - and a 10m high diving board.

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Second placed Lois Toulson and Matthew Lee of Great Britain watch the scoreboard at the Swimming World Championships 2017 in Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)

Olympic champions Laugher and Mears fall short - but there’s a new City of Leeds duo to celebrate

Olympic champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears had to settle for fourth in the men’s 3m synchronised event at the World Championships in Budapest on Saturday, just hours after two younger members of the City of Leeds Diving club made their mark.

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Britain's Jack Laugher, left, and Chris Mears pose with their gold medals after the men's synchronized 3m springboard diving final in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

Laugher and Mears ready to repeat Rio

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears admit they battled with the realisation of achieving a lifelong dream after winning Olympic gold medals.

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Kadeena Cox: Leeds’s own Paralympics star glad she kept faith with athletics after double Rio gold

Kadeena Cox almost turned her back on athletics before becoming the first Briton in 32 years to win Paralympic titles in two sports at the same Games in Rio.

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Olympic gymnast Nile Wilson at the Leeds Gymnastic Club.
  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Exclusive: Nile Wilson and a giant leap of faith by Olympic gymnast

INJURY is helping to inspire Olympic medal winning gymnast Nile Wilson as he looks to utilise social media to transform his sport’s popularity. Tom Richmond reports.

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PURE GOLD: Leeds-based Olympic Runner Laura Weightman with Year 9 Fulneck School pupils.

Olympic star tells Leeds pupils to ‘go for gold’

An Olympic runner, who has competed in both the London and Rio games, has been inspiring pupils at a Pudsey school to “go for gold”.

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OUT IN FRONT: Jonny Brownlee, left, and brother Alistair embrace at the finish line in Leeds last weekend.

Triathlon still the main attraction for ambitious Jonny Brownlee

Multiple Olympic medallist Jonny Brownlee says he has no intention of following his elder brother Alistair into Ironman – until he has emulated his sibling’s extraordinary feats.

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Great Britain's Mark Cavendish with his wife Peta and children following the Men's Men's Omniumin Rio last year. Picture: PA.

Cycling star Mark Cavendish targets Tokyo gold

Mark Cavendish wants to go in search of the elusive Olympic gold medal in the Madison at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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Alistair Brownlee wins the Elite Men's Race.

It’s going to be tough to win title admits traithlon star Jonny Brownlee

Jonny Brownlee was doing the rounds in Leeds yesterday, happily listening to amateurs who had raced in the minor events at the ITU World Series over the weekend, fulfilling his sponsorship obligations, and taking time to reflect on what was a bittersweet homecoming.

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