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Leeds women's eight rower wins silver in Rio

Great Britain, including rower Zoe Lee from Leeds, have won their first Olympic medal in the women's eight after a late surge secured silver at Rio 2016.

On a stunning final morning of the rowing regatta, the British octet's fine race brought with it a deserved podium finish.

Lee, along with Katie Greves, Melanie Wilson, Frances Houghton, Polly Swann, Jessica Eddie, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Karen Bennett and cox Zoe de Toledo crossed the line in six minutes 3.98 seconds - just 0.12 seconds ahead of bronze medallists Romania.

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GB Olympic table tennis squad returns to Sheffield for final training session

The Great Britain table tennis squad for the Rio Olympics has come together for a final practice session at their former base in Sheffield.

The English Institute of Sport in the Don Valley was HQ of British table tennis leading up to London 2012, but moved south when the sport lost lottery funding after the games.

Picked for Rio are Liam Pitchford from Chesterfield, Paul Drinkhall from Loftus near Redcar, and Sam Walker from Worksop.

They are coached by the former British number one Alan Cooke, a two-time Olympian, who's also from Chesterfield. John Shires has been talking to them.

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Five Leeds athletes picked for Great Britain's Olympic triathlon team

Five of the six athletes picked for the Great Britain triathlon team for the Rio Olympics later this year are based in Leeds.

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Alastair and Jonny Brownlee - the gold and bronze medallists from London 2012 - are joined in the men's squad by 22 year old fellow West Yorkshireman Gordon Benson.

And included in the women's team are housemates Vicky Holland and Non Stanford, who also train in the city.

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