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Cornwall's Reid takes bronze as US athlete falls

Reid and Waters power through to a bronze medal as Elizabeth Baker falls Credit: PA

There was some success for Melissa Reid from Porthtowan in Cornwall in the PT5 Triathlon final this afternoon.

She took bronze with support from her guide Nicole Waters, after USA's Elizabeth Baker took a fall.

But they couldn't quite catch fellow Brit Alison Patrick who took silver.

Bristol boxer Haskins defends world title

Boxer Lee Haskins from Bristol successfully defended his world title after beating fellow Brit Stuart Hall at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night.

Haskins celebrates his victory after defeating Hall Credit: PA

It was a second successful defence of his IBF bantamweight title for Haskins - with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory.

It was Haskins' superior mobility and punch variety that secured his latest win, via scores of 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111 on the three judges' scorecards.


The special message awaiting Sir Bradley Wiggins as the Tour of Britain reaches Ide

The Tour of Britain is making it's way through Devon today, and the village of Ide has a special message for one of the riders:


Sir Bradley Wiggins is retiring from road cycling after the Tour of Britain.

West Paralympians compete on the first day of Rio

Wiltshire teenager Polly Maton has finished in seventh in the women's T47 long jump final.

The 16-year-old, from Urchfont, was a surprise selection for Paralympics GB and jumped a best distance of 5.10m on her debut at the Paralympic Games.

Credit: Polly Maton

Meanwhile Bath-based swimming Aaron Moores failed to qualify for the final of S14 100m backstroke.

The silver medallist in the event at London 2012 was tipped as a medal chance, but finished fifth in his heat.

The 22-year-old will now turn his attention to the breaststroke - something he has been training hard for.

Aaron Moores will try his luck again in the breaststoke Credit: John Walton/PA
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