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Drinkhall and Reed into Men's Doubles Quarter-Finals

Paul Drinkhall
Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, has qualified for the Men's Doubles Quarter-Finals Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Paul Drinkhall and Daniel Reed have both qualified for the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Men's Doubles.

Drinkhall, from Loftus, and Liam Pitchford beat Australia 3-1 in the Third Round. Whilst Reed, from Northallerton, and Sam Walker recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland.

The pair will be back in action later today. Drinkhall and Pitchford face Nigeria, Reed and Walker take on India. Both matches start at 4pm.

Laugher cruises into Men's 3m Springboard final

Ripon diver Jack Laugher has cruised into the final of the Men's 3m Springboard event at the Commonwealth Games.

The 19-year-old, who won a gold medal in the Men's 1m Springboard last night, came 1st in the preliminary round with a score of 465.80.

Meanwhile Harrogate's Oliver Dingley has also progressed to the final after finishing 8th with a score 387.05.

The final takes place tonight at 6:05pm.

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North East pair progress into Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals

Karina Le Fevre
Karina Le Fevre (left) and Sam Walker were beaten 3-2 by Australia Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two North East athletes have qualified for the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles at the Commonwealth Games.

Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall beat Canada 3-2. While Northallerton's Daniel Reed and his partner Kelly Sibley overcame Singapore with a 3-0 win.

But there was no Quarter-Final place for Stockton's Karina Le Fevre. The 21-year-old and her partner Sam Walker were beaten 3-2 by Australia in the Fourth Round.

The Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals get underway at 4pm.

Learmonth through to men's 800 metre final

Guy Learmonth
Guy Learmonth came third in the 800m semis to gain automatic qualification to the final Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Northumberland runner Guy Learmonth has qualified for the mens' 800 metre final after a thrilling semi final he held on and ran the race of his life in front of his home crowd.

Learmonth, from Berwick, was competeing in the same race as gold medal favourite David Rudisha from Kenya.

Guy said qualifying for the final at home means the world to him and the buzz he got from the crowd helped him through.

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Reaction to Jack Laugher's gold at games

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Congratulation to Jack Laugher(1st) and Matthew Mitcham(2nd). In the dive commonwealth games. #Glasgow2014

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Good job @jacklaugher 450 points in the final - that is bloody impressive - well done.

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Good job @jacklaugher 450 points in the final - that is bloody impressive - well done.

Table Tennis trio all progress in Mixed Doubles

Paul Drinkhall
Paul Drinkhall, 24, from Loftus Credit: Table Tennis England

Three Table Tennis players from the North East have all progressed into the Fourth Round of the Mixed Doubles at the Commonwealth Games.

Paul Drinkhall, 24, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall cruised to a 3-0 win in their Third Round match with Australia.

Northallerton's Daniel Reed, 24, and partner Kelly Sibley beat Scotland 3-0 in the Third Round.

Daniel Reed
Daniel Reed, 24, from Northallerton Credit: Table Tennis England

While Stockton's Karina Le Fevre, 21, and Sam Walker battled to a 3-2 victory over India.

The Fourth Round of the Mixed Doubles continues at 9:30am on Thursday.

Karina Le Fevre
Karina Le Fevre, 21, from Stockton-on-Tees Credit: Table Tennis England
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