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Carlisle hammer thrower heading to Rio

Carlisle hammer thrower Nick Miller

Carlisle hammer thrower Nick Miller has been named in Great Britain's Rio Olympics team.

The 23-year-old, who won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, suffered a back injury several weeks ago and feared his Olympic dream would be over.

But after fighting back and with recovery going well he has secured a place on the plane to Brazil.

Olympic hero to make a splash in Cumbria

Sir Steve Redgrave gets his gold medal at the Sydney Olympics Credit: Press Association

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave is taking to the water on Windermere.

It's fifteen years since the rower won his last Olympic gold and today he's marking the anniversary by taking part in a triathlon to raise money for Cancer Research UK and local mountain rescue teams.

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Carlisle pupils take lessons from Olympian

Credit: PA

Olympic long-jumper Chris Tomlinson has been in Carlisle this morning teaching the tricks of his trade to pupils at Upperby Primary School.

The 33-year-old has been a frequent visitor to the county this year.

The former British record holder attended the Cumbria School Games in Penrith and Carlisle.

Chris Tomlinson visited the first day of the Cumbria Schools Games' Spring Festival Credit: ITV Border

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