Olympics 2012

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Hero's welcome planned for Daley

A party is being planned in Plymouth to celebrate Tom's medal success Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Plans are underway in Plymouth for a huge party to celebrate Tom Daley's diving success at the weekend.

The 18 year old won bronze in the 10m platform final on Saturday night. Back home his supporters watched him dive to success. A party is now being arranged for all the city's athletes.

Seventh place for Pavey in 5,000 metres

Jo Pavey set the pace in the 5,000m final at the Olympic Stadium Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Exeter Harrier runner Jo Pavey came in seventh in tonight's 5,000 metre final at the Olympic Stadium. She and her team-mate Julia Bleasdale, who finished eighth, were setting the pace with just five laps to go but then dropped down the field. Ethiopia's Meseret Defar claimed gold.

Synchronized swimmers come sixth

Holding their breath - the team competing during the free routine final at the Aquatics Centre Credit: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Great Britain's synchronized swimming team have missed out on a medal in the free routine event. The eight-strong team, featuring Plymouth's Olivia Federicii and Katie Dawkins from Bristol, put in a decent performance. But defending champions Russia stole the show to take gold.


Mills and Clark 'gutted' over missing gold

Sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark told the BBC, they're 'gutted' they missed out on winning another British gold despite coming second in the race.

The British duo were beaten by New Zealand in the last race of the double hander 470 class at Weymouth.

I'm gutted at the moment.

We didn't even put a good show on really.

Hannah is an absolute legend, we've had a wicked 18 months. When we started sailing together 18 months ago we put everything in to try and qualify for the team. I don't think even at that point in time we were thinking about medals, it was just about qualifying and to come away with a medal together.

– Saskia Clark, Olympic Sailor
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