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Commonwealth Games review: Blagg’s medal is a silver lining after injury woes

Wakefield-born Alicia Blagg returned to the Commonwealth Games to great success following her gold medal in Glasgow four years ago.

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Yorkshire's Jack Laugher, left, and Chris Mears during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Laugher deals with pressures to seal memorable golden hat-trick

THE athletes might have the monopoly on ‘Super Saturday’ but England’s divers made it ‘Fantastic Friday’ as Jack Laugher capped off ‘the best day in English diving history’ to complete a hat-trick of titles.

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In unison: Jack Laugher and Chris Mears during the men's synchronised 3m springboard.

Commonwealth Games: It’s a golden hat-trick for Jack Laugher

JACK LAUGHER won his third gold of the Games today as he and his partner Chris Mears won the 3m synchronised springboard event on Gold Coast.

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England's Jack Laugher with his gold medal following the Men's 3m Springboard at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Jack Laugher wins 3m springboard gold

A scorching performance saw Leeds diver Jack Laugher claim his second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games to set up a Gold Coast hat-trick bid tomorrow.

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England's Dina Asher-Smith. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Commonwealth Games: Willstrop happy to be easily distracted from Gold Coast court battles

FROM the podium to the playhouse, James Willstrop has credited his new career path as the perfect distraction from the mental grind of competitive squash.

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Jack Laugher receives his gold medal after the Men's 1m Springboard Final.

Commonwealth Games: Leeds diver Laugher strikes gold to keep title hat-trick hopes on course

Leeds diver Jack Laugher completed the first part of a possible hat-trick with men’s one-metre springboard gold on day one of the Commonwealth Games diving programme.

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Harrogate's Jenny Duncalf, far right, on her way to mixed doubles victory with Adrian Waller. Picture courtesy of World Squash Federation.

Commonwealth Games: Jenny Duncalf up and running as she bids for doubles glory

HARROGATE’S Jenny Duncalf admitted she was relieved to end the waiting as she got her bid for Commonwealth Games doubles squash glory underway on the Gold Coast.

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Missied out: Wakefield's Melissa Lowther. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix

Commonwealth Games: Tears for Melissa as blunder costs her cycling chance

WAKEFIELD cyclist Melissa Lowther was left “gutted” after an administrative error meant she was left off the entry list for today’s Commonwealth Games time trial.

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Golden boy: Nile Wilson celebrates following his routine on the men's horizontal bar .

Commonwealth Games: Nile Wilson into the history books

On a day when big name favourites failed, it was refeshing to see a Yorkshireman stand up to the pressure and make history.

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England's Nile Wilson (right) with his gold medal, Canada's Cory Paterson with his silver medal (centre) and England's James Hall with his bronze medal won in the Men's Horizontal Bar at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Pudsey’s Nile Wilson claims his third gold medal

PUDSEY’S Nile Wilson won his third gold medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with victory in the men’s high bar final in Corooma.

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England's Nile Wilson celebrates winning a gold medal in the Men's Individual All-Round Final with coach Ben Collie at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre during day three of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Pictures: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Commonwealth Games: Three down, two to go for peerless gymnast Nile Wilson

If Nile Wilson can feel the weight of history on his muscular shoulders then he’s doing a good job of hiding it.

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Leeds' Tom Bosworth celebrates taking silver in the Men's 20km Race Walk Final during day four of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Silver medal redemption for Leeds’ Tom Bosworth

LEEDS Race walker Tom Bosworth found his road to redemption on a sun-drenched beachfront in trendy Currumbin.

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England's Nile Wilson celebrates winning a gold medal in the Men's Individual All-Round Final with coach Ben Collie. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Nile Wilson keeps on smiling his way to gold

NILE WILSON grinned his way a second Commonwealth Games gold medal after eclipsing England team-mate James Hall in a dramatic finish to the men’s all-around competition in Coomera.

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England's Alistair Brownlee (left) Jessica Learmonth,  Jonathan Brownlee and Vicky Holland celebrate taking silver during the Mixed Team Relay Triathlon. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Commonwealth Games: GB triathlon team finds silver lining on Gold Coast

ALISTAIR BROWNLEE admitted he knew he would not challenge for gold on the Gold Coast after taking team relay silver for England.

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England's Aimee Willmott (right) with her gold medal and Scotland's Hannah Miley (silver) who won silver in the Women's 400m Individual Medley at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Commonwealth Games: Aimee Willmott comes out on top on Gold Coast to end nightmare injury year

THE White Rose of Yorkshire has blossomed early at the Gold Coast, with a storming opening day at the Commonwealth Games seeing many of Yorkshire’s athletes celebrating medals, with two golds, three silvers and one bronze.

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England's first medal: Jessica Learmonth on the podium after winning silver in the women's triathlon.

Commonwealth Games: Silver lining for Jess Learmonth as Brownlees fade

WETHERBY’S Jess Learmonth claimed England’s first medal of the Commonwealth Games as she took silver in the women’s triathlon but there was no podium finish for the Brownlee brothers in the men’s race.

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Record: Leeds race walker Tom Bosworth broke the British 3,000m record in Sheffield earlier this year.

Commonwealth Games: Tom Bosworth aiming to walk away with gold

TOM BOSWORTH is relishing the chance to perform under pressure when he lines up for the 20k race walk at the Commonwealth Games.

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Proud: Alistair Brownlee is the flag-bearer for Team England.

Commonwealth Games: Jonny aims to reel in Alastair as Brownlees take a dip in shark-infested waters

Alistair Brownlee is determined to defy Queensland’s shark-infested waters and put the bite on his rivals when he defends his Commonwealth Games triathlon crown in Gold Coast tomorrow.

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Commonwealth Games: Alistair Brownlee flying the flag for England

YORKSHIRE’S Alistair Brownlee will be England’s flag-bearer for the Commonwelath Games opening ceremony on the Gold Coast.

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His and hers: Husband and wife duo Chris and Gabby Adcock, the latter from Leeds, with their gold medals from the mixed team event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games badminton tournament. (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA)

Commonwealth Games: Royal approval helps Adcocks seek a repeat

PROUD Leeds badminton star Gabby Adcock hopes to become a double Commonwealth Games champion on the Gold Coast of Australia.

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