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Tancock loses title but takes bronze

Exeter's Liam Tancock has lost his 100 metre backstroke title.

The 29-year-old, who has returned from a hip injury, had to settle for a bronze medal. Tancock, in lane 5, lost out to fellow Englishman Chris Walker-Hebbon who set a new Commonwealth record with a time of 53 point 1-2 seconds.

Plymouth's Ben Proud has clinched England's first swimming gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. The 19-year-old also set two new records in the process after winning tonight's 50 metre butterfly final.

Commonwealth medal hopes in the pool

Plymouth's Ben Proud is Commonwealth favourite
Plymouth's Ben Proud is Commonwealth favourite Credit: ITV West Country

Two West Country swimmers are hoping to win medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tonight.

Plymouth's Ben Proud is the favourite to win gold in the men's 50metres butterfly having reached the final as the fastest qualifier.

Plymouth's Ben Proud
Plymouth's Ben Proud Credit: John Walton/PA

Exeter's Liam Tancock is in contention for a medal in the men's 100metres backstroke.

Liam Tancock in action in the Men's 100m Backstroke
Liam Tancock in action in the Men's 100m Backstroke Credit: Joe Giddens/PA


Tom Daley: 'I'm NOT retiring'

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has told us he's committed to carrying on in the sport for at least another two years. It comes just 24 hours after it was rumoured he was going to retire to pursue his television career.

In an interview with our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth, he said diving remained his priority - and his ambition was to compete at the next Olympic games in Rio.

Jail for footballer who attacked referee at Devon match

Referee Don Distin after the attack
Referee Don Distin after the attack by a footballer during a match in Devon Credit: Don Distin

A man has been sentenced to sixteen months in jail for attacking a referee during a football match in Devon.

Grant Hardwick was convicted of assaulting Don Distin in a game between Torre FC and Asburton Reserves in May this year. Hardwick played for Torre. The team subsequently withdrew from the South Devon League.

Success for West Country swimmers at Games

There's been early success in the pool for our West Country swimmers at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Plymouth's Ben Proud won his heat in the men's 50metres butterfly to go through to tonight's semi-finals as the fastest qualifier.

Plymouth swimmer Ben Proud
Ben Proud is through to the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

Exeter's Liam Tancock qualified for the semi-finals of the men's 100metres backstroke with a second-placed finish in his heat.

Liam Tancock competing in backstroke
Liam Tancock finished second in the men's 100m backstroke heat Credit: PA


Success for Cornwall to Isles of Scilly swimmer

A woman from Somerset has made history by becoming the first person to swim from Cornwall to the Scillies.

Beth French, who's from Milverton, set off from Porthcurno yesterday lunchtime. She arrived on St Mary's this morning, completing the swim in 17 hours and 28 minutes. She said via twitter "I have an awesome body - mission completed!".

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