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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.

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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BACK HOME: Jonny Brownlee greets the crowd finishing second in  the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds in Millenium Square.  Picture: Tony Johnson

Jonny Brownlee looking for his fortunes to improve in ‘home’ run

For Jonny Brownlee, 2017 was supposed to be his year.

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Nile Wilson.

Nile Wilson on way back from injury with new targets

Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson is refreshed and ready to take on the world again as he nears recovery from the serious ankle injury he sustained in the wake of last year’s Rio Olympic Games.

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Nicola Adams (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Queen of the ring Nicola Adams proud to be back on home soil

The patrons of East End Park Working Men’s Club had no idea that the teenager peeking through the curtains in front of them would blaze a trail for minority sport. Twenty years ago, when she fought as an amateur in modest surroundings and thick cigarette smoke, Nicola Adams’s dreams were gently ridiculed. Women’s boxing at the Olympic Games? No chance.

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Jumping for joy: Gabby Adcock of Leeds leaps into the air after she and partner Chris Adcock won the European title in Denmark last weekend, defeating the host nations Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen. Picture: Yohan Nonotte

European gold – but still no UK funding for Adcock

IT SPEAKS volumes about British badminton’s current predicament that Leeds smasher Gabby Adcock admits two golds and a silver at the European Championships were “bittersweet”.

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Lizzie Deignan on the winner's podium at the Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire: Otley's Lizzie Deignan hails 'incredible' feeling after women's race glory in Harrogate

A DELIGHTED Lizzie Deignan described her epic win in the ASDA Women’s Tour de Yorkshire as “up there” with the best of her career.
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Jack Laugher has won individual gold medals in Windsor and Beijing in this year's FINA Diving World Series

Jack Laugher produces brilliant score to win second gold in 2017 FINA Diving World Series

Double Olympic medallist Jack Laugher won his second individual gold of the 2017 FINA Diving World Series with victory at the final leg in Windsor, Canada.

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Nicola Adams (right) against Virginia Noemi Carcamo in the International Flyweight Contest at Manchester Arena. (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire)

Nicola Adams eager for her first fight in Leeds for two decades

Nicola Adams is relishing the chance to fight in her home city of Leeds for the first time in over 20 years after a successful debut win over Argentina’s Virginia Carcamo on Saturday night.

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Double Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams OBE. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Nicola Adams set to take her first step on road to world title

Yorkshire’s Olympic heroine Nicola Adams is champing at the bit ahead of her professional debut at Manchester Arena tonight – which is planned to be step one en route to becoming champion of the world.

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READY FOR THE CHALLENGE: Laura Weightman at Leeds Beckett University, above, this week.  Main Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Athletics: Laura Weightman aims for London 2017 delight to repay long-term coach Steve Cram

The hunt for international honours is not a personal battle for middle distance runner Laura Weightman.

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