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City of Sheffield’s Max Litchfield comes up short in Budapest but soon turns attention to his favoured event

Disappointment was quickly replaced by determination for City of Sheffield swimmer Max Litchfield as he switched attentions to chasing a World Championship medal in his preferred event in Budapest.

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Out of sync: Yorks James Wilby suffered a series of mishaps before his World Championship bid fell at the first hurdle. (Picture: Rogan Thomson/

World Championships: Mental aspect key to York’s James Wilby making more of learning curves

The disappointment was plain to see for York’s James Wilby as his World Championships debut failed to take off.

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Gold medal winner Adam Peaty of Britain on the podium during the awarding ceremony of men's 50m breaststroke final of the World Aquatics Championships in the Duna Arena in Budapest (Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP)

I can go even lower, insists Peaty, after second world title

Adam Peaty powered to a second gold medal of the World Championships in Budapest before promising there was room for improvement.

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Max Litchfield in action during his record-breaking swim in Budapest (Photo: PA)

Swimming: Max Litchfield smashes 200 IM British record at World Championships

Doncaster's Max Litchfield stormed a new British record in the 200m individual medley heats at the World Championships in Budapest.

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The Olympic Flag is carried in during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London.

Five years since London Olympics brought Britain together... and Yorkshire athletes won medal after medal

They are images crystalised in the mind’s eye, golden moments that highlighted a momentous sporting summer.

Britain's Adam Peaty swims when setting a new world record in a men's 50-meter breaststroke.

Adam Peaty ‘surprised’ after shattering own world record TWICE in Budapest

ADAM PEATY surprised even himself after improving his own 50m breaststroke world record by almost half a second in one day at the World Championships in Budapest yesterday.

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City of Sheffield swimmer Max Litchfield

Swimming: All about the process as Max Litchfield and GB swimmers eye progress at World Championships

In the most successful Olympic games for Great British swimmers since 1908, Max Litchfield’s breakthrough fourth place at Rio 2016 was perhaps lost amid a fortune of medal riches.

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Ross Haslam.

Yorkshire duo Laugher and Haslam miss out on medals at World Championship

Yorkshire’s Jack Laugher and Ross Haslam missed out on World Championship medals in the individual 3 metre springboard final in Budapest last night.

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11 June 2017.......  Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon in Leeds.
Alistair and Jonny Brownlee in the Elite Mens Race. Picture Tony Johnson.

It’s a hat trick! World triathlon to return to Leeds for third year in a row

The world’s most prestigious triathlon tournament will return to Leeds for a third successive year in 2018, the sport’s bosses said today.

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Leeds diver Lois Toulson.

Burnell suffers more medal agony after trailing in fourth

Jack Burnell was unable to put his Olympic disqualification behind him as he finished fourth in the 10-kilometres open water event at the World Championships in Budapest on Tuesday.

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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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Francesca Jones will be playing in Junior Wimbledon.

All eyes are on Yorkshire tennis star Francesca at Wimbledon

SHE was the girl all of Wimbledon was talking about.

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Climber dies falling from Ben Nevis

Climber dies falling from Ben Nevis

A climber has died in a fall on Britain's highest mountain.

Lois Toulson, 18, whilst training at the Aquatics Centre John Charles Centre of Sport, Middleton, Leeds.

Weekend Interview: Teenager Lois Toulson has the world at her feet

MODEST Lois Toulson will never be one to shout from the rooftops about her achievements.

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Was columnist Bill Carmichael right to take Labour's John McDonnell to task?

YP Letters: Slur on McDonnell over his view on terrorism

From: Brian Nugent, Pecket Well Mill, Hebden Bridge.

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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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Megan and Robert Hattersley

Sheffield swimmer Megan Hattersley looking to add to medal haul during home games in August

A Sheffield swimmer is making waves in the run up to the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games.


The splendidly unpredictably world of terrier racing in Yorkshire

It’s called terrier racing. It’s fast, it’s furious and, according to organiser John Aldridge just about anything can happen. Interview by Neil Hudson

Aimee Willmott reached in the final of the 400m individual medley at Rio 2016 (Photo: PA)

Swimming: Aimee Willmott withdraws from World Championships through injury

Middlesbrough swimmer Aimee Willmott expressed her “sadness” after withdrawing from the British squad heading to next month's World Championships in Belgrade due to injury.
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