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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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Dame Sarah Storey's brand-new Storey Racing cycling team during thier recce of the full route of this years Asda Womens Tour de Yorkshire. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Weekend Interview: An uplifting Storey to give cycling hope

It is one of the great careers in British sport, and yet even that statement rather under-sells the pioneering accomplishments of Dame Sarah Storey.

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WINNER: Ellie Downie. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA.

Ellie Downie surprises herself by making gold medal history in Cluj

Ellie Downie became the first British gymnast to be crowned a European all-around champion after a thrilling finish saw her edge Hungary’s Zsofia Kovacs to claim gold in Cluj.

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Adam Peaty leaves the pool after competing in the Mens Open 50m Backstroke heats during day two of the 2017 British Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge (Picture:Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Adam Peaty’s Nan to get his latest medal but his world record bid falls short at Ponds Forge

Adam Peaty registered the second-fastest 50 metres breaststroke time in history as he powered to the British title in Sheffield last night.

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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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Great Britain's Bryony Page with her silver medal. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Buoyant Bryony Page determined to take trampolining to higher level

Bryony Page has taken her sport to new heights, quite literally.

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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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Lizzie Simmonds ahead of London 2012, her second Olympics (PIcture: Nick Potts/PA)

Weekend Interview: Lizzie Simmonds keeping her head above water for the final splash

For those athletes fortunate enough to earn selection for an Olympic Games, there can be no greater sense of pride than representing your nation at sport’s greatest showpiece.

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Brighouse star Katie Ormerod ruled out of Snowboard World Championships with back injury

Snowboard star Katie Ormerod has been ruled out of the freestyle World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, after sustaining a back injury in training.

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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears won gold in the 3m synchro at the Rio Olympics (Photo: PA)

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears continue silver streak in Diving World Series

Olympic champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears claimed a second consecutive silver medal together in the Diving World Series.

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Six of the best: Yorkshire's inspirational women

Leading lights: Marking International Women's Day with six of the most inspirational Yorkshire sportswomen

To mark international women's day, the Yorkshire Post has highlighted the achievements of six of the most inspirational sportswomen from the White Rose.
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Great Britain's Katie Summerhayes following her second run in the Ladies Ski Slopestyle Final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Sheffield’s slopestyle fridge kids rushing down hill to glory

With a year to go to the Winter Olympics, Katie Summerhayes is hoping a strong world championships can enhance her prospects. Ed White reports.

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Britain's Laura Muir celebrates winning the women's 3,000m final during the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

European Championships: Proud Laura Muir and emotional Richard Kilty deliver Belgrade gold

Britain’s Laura Muir completed her dream double after claiming gold in the 3,000 metres at the European Indoor Championships, as Asha Philip claimed the 60m crown.

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Jack Laugher won gold in Beijing having already claimed silver alongside Chris Mears

Jack Laugher takes top spot at Diving World Series leg in China

Yorkshire diver Jack Laugher has won gold in the men's individual 3m springboard at the Diving World Series in China.

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Great Britain's rower Andy Triggs Hodge announced his retirement this week.

Big Interview: Golden boy Andrew Triggs Hodge has a new tunnel vision

THE announcement only came this week but had been six months in the making. Further back, in truth, to a time when Andrew Triggs Hodge lay on his sick bed with glandular fever in the winter of 2014, wondering if he had drawn his last oar in anger.

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Middlesbrough's Aimee Willmott. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA

Chance for Yorkshire swimmers to prosper

Yorkshire’s brightest swimming talents have joined established Team GB members to compete against some of the sport’s biggest names in the United States.

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Belgrade mission: European Indoor champion Richard Kilty will defend his 60m title in Serbia this weekend. (Picture: PA)

European Championships: Richard Kilty keen to be Britain’s best in quest to prove false start was a false alarm

Middlesbrough sprinter Richard Kilty is hoping to put a stop-start season firmly behind him by repaying the faith of the British selectors at the European Indoor Championships this weekend.

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Great Britain's Andrew Triggs Hodge kisses his medal after winning gold during the mens four final at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, China. It was his first of three Olympic gold medals in a career he has now called time on. (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire).

Yorkshire Olympic hero Andrew Triggs Hodge calls time on glittering career

Triple Olympic rowing champion Andy Triggs-Hodge has announced his retirement from international competition at the age of 37.

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Katie Ormerod during Women's Snowboard Slopestyle at Winter X 2017

How queen of the slopes came in from the cold

Anyone who had the pleasure of negotiating Halifax’s old dry ski slope will know that it didn’t exactly brim with Alpine atmosphere – and that wasn’t just because there wasn’t much in the way of aprés ski. If you landed badly, the nylon track was also guaranteed to leave a pretty nasty burn and most went once and departed safe in the knowledge that snow sports were best left to our French and Italian cousins.

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