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Gold medal for Bury swimmer

James Guy has won Great Britain's second gold of the FINA Aquatics World Championships in Russia, taking gold in the men's 200 metres freestyle.

James Guy takes gold Credit: PA

Guy, from Bury, won silver in the 400m freestyle on Sunday before going one better on Tuesday over four lengths.

The 19-year-old, who trains at Millfield School in Somerset, won in a British record of one minute 45.15 seconds.

He broke his own British record, which had stood at 1:45.43, in recording the fastest time in the world this year.

James Guy from Bury Credit: PA

It has been a strong championships for Britain in the pool, with competition running until Sunday.

Success for North West athletes at the Special Olympics

The Special Olympic Games sees adults and children with learning difficulties compete for medals across 25 Olympic-style sports.

In the North West, our athletes have done us proud.

Special Olympics GB won 179 medals, including a fantastic 68 golds.

Among them was Bolton cyclist Kiera Byland, who won three golds of her own.

Our correspondent Ian Payne has been catching up with them in LA.


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