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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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Lucas Ellis

Alpine Skiing: Otley-based downhill skier Ellis is ‘on the up’

OTLEY’S Lucas Ellis insists it is all systems go for the British Alpine Championships following a promising week in Bormio.

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Great Britain's Rebecca Gallantree during the Women's 3m Springboard Semi-Final Round at the Aquatic Centre, on the eighth day of the London 2012 Olympics.

Three-time Olympian Gallantree has no regrets after retiring from diving

A THREE-time Olympian, world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Leeds diver Becky Gallantree has every right to be proud of her achievements as the 32-year-old basks in retirement.

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Nicola Adams. PIC: PA

Leeds’s own Olympic champion Nicola Adams joins professional ranks

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has signed a long-term promotional deal to turn professional with Frank Warren.

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Great Britain's Nicola Adams is to turn professional with her first bour set for Manchester on April 8. (Picture: PA)

Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams turns professional – fights in Leeds in May

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has signed a long-term promotional deal to turn professional with Frank Warren.

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Brownlee brothers named among UK's most influential people.

Brownlee brothers named among UK's most influential people.

The Leeds triathletes have appeared on the latest Debrett's 500 list, which includes some of the most inspiring Britons from a range of fields.
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CHAMPION: Rebecca Gallantree (right) at the Rio Heroes parade with trampolinist Bryony Page.

Leeds diving champion Rebecca Gallantree retires

Leeds diving champion Rebecca Gallantree has announced her retirement.

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Leeds's Alistair Brownlee.

Ironman Alistair Brownlee setting new goals with Games on back-burner

A SECOND Olympic gold, victory in the Leeds leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series and runner-up as BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.

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Kadeena Cox, who won two golds in the Rio Paralympics

Gongs for Leeds’s Rio heroes in New Year’s Honours list

Five of Leeds’s Rio 2016 heroes have been handed MBEs in the New Year’s Honours list today, while double Olympic Champion Nicola Adams crowned a triumphant year with an OBE for services to boxing.

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