Olympics 2012

We bring you all the latest from our Westcountry athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympics.

Latest ITV News reports

Daley dives again

Plymouth's Tom Daley Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Plymouth diving star Tom Daley gets his final bid for an 2012 Olympic medal underway tonight. Daley is in action in the men's 10 metre platform preliminary round at the Aquatic Centre in Olympic Park. The competition starts at 7pm.

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Dorset sailors bid for gold postposed

Dorset sailors Stuart Bithell and Luke Patience must wait until tomorrow [Friday] to reach for gold.

Light winds in Weymouth have meant their race - the men's 470 sailing class - has had to be postponed. They go into the medal race in second place, already guaranteed at least a silver medal. To win gold, they will have to overhaul their Australian rivals, who are four points ahead.

Daley prepares for next test at London 2012

Plymouth diver Tom Daley is building up for his next appearance at London 2012. The 18 year old will compete in the Men's 10m Platform which gets underway tomorrow evening.

A medal in the event will be a tough ask for the current world champion who will face stiff competition from China.

The preliminary round begins at 1900 tomorrow, before the semi-final on Saturday morning with the final taking place on Saturday evening.

Dorset sailors go for gold

Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, left, competing during the 470 men class race on Saturday Credit: AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Dorset sailors Stuart Bithell and Luke Patience are going for gold in the men's 470 class this afternoon. They go into the medal race in second place, already guaranteed at least a silver medal. To win gold, they will have to overhaul their Australian rivals, who are four points ahead.

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Sailors hoping for Olympic success

Stevie Morrison an Ben Rhodes
The duo are in fifth place heading into the medal race Credit: ITV Westcountry

Devon duo Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes are hoping to win an Olympic sailing medal today.

The Exmouth-based sailors are in fifth place heading into the medal race in the Men's 49er class, just six points behind the Danish crew who currently occupy the bronze medal position.

BMX rider Liam Phillips competes later

Liam Phillips
Liam Phillips says he's in better shape than he was before his accident Credit: ITV Westcountry

Taunton BMX rider Liam Phillips gets his Olympic campaign underway this afternoon. Phillips broke his collarbone when he crashed during a race in June, but has made a good recovery. The 23 year old had won silver at the world time-trials before his accident at a supercross event.

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