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YP Letters: Unhealthy state of school sport and swimming

From: John Appleyard, Firthcliffe Parade, Liversedge, West Yorkshire.

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Alistair Brownlee and Jonny Brownlee in the sea before setting off on their journey to first and second in Rio.

Rio 2016: Champion Alistair Brownlee targeting treble bid in Tokyo

Alistair Brownlee expects to bid for a hat-trick of triathlon golds at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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Jack Laugher during the men's 3m springboard final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Rio 2016: Yorkshire maintains vital role in midst of golden era for Team GB

If Yorkshire was a country it would have finished 17th on the medals table at the Rio Olympics – above Canada, New Zealand and South Africa among other sports-mad nations.

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Jonny and Alistair Brownlee after the triathlon at the Rio Olympics.

Tom Richmond: Bring that Brownlee Olympic spirit home for biggest win of all

COLLAPSED in a heap, the reaction of the indomitable Leeds brothers-in-arms Alistair and Jonny Brownlee best captured the spirit of the Rio Olympics – and the power of sport.

Tom Daley failed to qualify for the Olympic 10m platform final.

Rio 2016: Tom Daley despair as he plummets from first to last

Tearful Tom Daley plunged to his lowest ebb in diving after his bid for Olympic gold in Rio unravelled so spectacularly that he failed to qualify for the final of the 10 metres platform event.

Vicky Holland, left, and housemate Non Stanford, raced against each other for Olympic bronze on Saturday.

Rio 2016: Vicky Holland wins battle of the Leeds housemates

Vicky Holland crossed the finish line to win Olympic bronze in the triathlon and then apologised to the best friend she had beaten to do so.

Great Britain players celebrate victory over Holland following the gold medal match at the Olympic Hockey Centre on the Fourteenth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Rio 2016: Sam Quek and GB hockey stars in golden dreamland

SAM Quek was in dreamland as Great Britain claimed women’s hockey’s first ever Olympic gold medal.

Great Britain's Vicky Holland with her bronze medal following the Women's Triathlon on the fifteenth day of the Rio Olympics Games (Photo: PA)

Rio Olympics 2016: Vicky Holland beats Leeds housemate Non Stanford to historic bronze

Vicky Holland became the first British woman ever to win an Olympic triathlon medal after beating fellow Leeds triathlete Non Stanford in a sprint finish for bronze.

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Great Britain's Helen Jenkins during the Women's Triathlon around London.

Rio 2016: Helen Jenkins looking to improve on London

IT IS not difficult to see why Helen Jenkins is second favourite to win this afternoon’s women’s triathlon on the penultimate day of the Rio Olympics Games.

Great Britain's players celebrate their gold medal victory in the women's hockey. Picture: David Davies/PA

Rio 2016: Golden delight for Team GB’s women’s hockey team after penalty shootout drama

Great BRITAIN’S women became Olympic champions for the first time after Maddie Hinch and Hollie Webb’s penalty shootout heroics ended Holland’s dynasty in the Games.

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Alistair and Jonny Brownlee after winning Olympic gold and silver in the triathlon.

YP Comment: Olympic glory as Brilliant Brownlees enjoy their finest hour

COMETH the hour, cometh the brothers as Alistair and Jonny Brownlee produced the race of their lives to win Olympic gold and silver for Leeds, Yorkshire and Britain.

OH BROTHER: Leeds's Alistair Brownlee (left) and brother Jonny embrace after winning Gold and Silver in the Men's Triathlon. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

Rio 2016: Leeds’ Brownlee brothers excel once again to clinch memorable Rio double

Alistair Brownlee will be the only Olympic gold medallist able to pick his moment to cross the finish line.

Leeds' Alistair and Jonny Brownlee with their Gold and Silver medals for the Men's Triathlon at Fort Copacabana in Rio . Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

Rio 2016: Alistair Brownlee finds gold trail again as Nicola Adams and Marcus Ellis seal further medal success for Yorkshire

Alistair Brownlee sealed his position as one of Britain’s greatest-ever sportsman as he triumphed over younger brother Jonathan for a second Olympic gold medal.

Marcus Ellis has won the English National Championships for the last two years

Rio Olympics 2016: Huddersfield ace Marcus Ellis claims doubles bronze alongside Chris Langridge

Huddersfield's Marcus Ellis held off a determined Chinese fightback to claim a shock bronze medal alongside partner Chris Langridge at the Rio Olympic Games.
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Great Britain's Jack Laugher leaps onto the podium.

Rio 2016: How Jack Laugher turned adversity into Olympic triumph

Four years ago Jack Laugher was a petulant teen, smashing the water with frustration and angst after a slip on the 3m springboard saw his Olympic hopes submerge in the waters of London’s Aquatic Centre.

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Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee celebrating as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's Triathlon on day eleven of the London Olympic Games at Hyde Park, London.

Rio 2016: Alistair Brownlee better than ever as he seeks Olympic double

Alistair Brownlee has declared himself in his best shape since London 2012 as he aims to become the first triathlete to retain an Olympic title today.

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee won gold and bronze respectively in 2012. Picture by Mike Egerton/ PA Wire.

Brownlees aiming to go one better in Rio Olympic men’s triathlon, teammate reveals

An Olympic one-two is the goal for Leeds triathlon superstars the Brownlee brothers, their teammate has revealed as the city gears up for more Rio medals today.

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Jack Laugher collects his Olympic silver medal (Photo: PA)

Rio 2016 Olympics: Golden boy Jack Laugher shines with diving silver in 3m springboard

Jack Laugher sealed a place in British diving folklore by winning a silver medal in the 3m springboard, his second medal of the Rio Olympic Games.
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Team GB women will play New Zealand in the semi-final of Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Single-minded hockey stars focus on Kiwis

Great Britain will renew their Olympic women’s hockey rivalry with New Zealand today – and captain Kate Richardson-Walsh is looking no further ahead than the semi-final showdown in Deodoro.

Jack Laugher in action (PA)

Rio Olympics 2016: Jack Laugher scrapes through to 3m final alongside Oliver Dingley, Knight-Wisdom out

Jack Laugher scraped through to the 3m springboard final by the skin of his teeth in an error-strewn semi-final.
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