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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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Katie Ormerod

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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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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OLYMPIC HOPE: Sheffields James Woods in action for Team GB at the Winter Olympics three years ago. Picture: PA

Winning is not the priority for Sheffield’s golden boy James Woods

Sheffield ski slopestyle star James Woods has shrugged off expectations of success at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang despite increasing hype around the 25-year-old in the wake of last week’s X Games gold.

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Netball the biggest winner as football kept waiting for its share of Sport England cash

Netball, rugby union, table tennis and tennis have all been given significant government grants for grassroots sport but the Football Association must wait to find out how much funding it will get over the next four years.

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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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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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Exposure: North Yorkshires Paul Drinkhall hopes his latest venture can help grow the sport of table tennis. (Picture: Steve Ellis)

Paul Drinkhall lands spot in showpiece table tennis league

Olympian Paul Drinkhall believes his participation in a new million pound venture can transform table-tennis into a mega-sport around the world.

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