West Country's Commonwealth medal tally increases

West Country competitors have excelled in the pool at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Plymouth's three diving hopes through to the women's final

Silver medalists Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch have qualified for the individual 10m diving final Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA

All three of Plymouth's divers competing in the women's 10m competition have qualified for the final.

Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow, who won a silver medal in the synchronized event yesterday, qualified in third and ninth place respectively.

13-year-old Victoria Vincent has qualified for the 10m diving final Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

And Team England's youngest member, 13-year-old Victoria Vincent, who also trains at Plymouth's Life Centre, qualified in eighth place.

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Youngest member of England squad dives today

13 year old diver Victoria Vincent Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

Plymouth diver Victoria Vincent is about to take to the pool in the qualifying round for the women's 10m diving competition.

13-year-old Victoria almost didn't make it to Glasgow because it was feared she was too young. On finding out the news last month that she could go, she tweeted her delight.


Plymouth's Ben Proud wins second gold

Plymouth's Ben Proud wins his second gold of the Commonwealth Games Credit: BBC

Plymouth's Ben Proud has completed an outstanding Commonwealth Games sprint double by adding the 50 metre freestyle crown to his 50 metre butterfly gold.

The 19 year old came home in 21 point 92 seconds, holding off stiff competition from the Australians Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen, who took silver and bronze.

Proud on course for gold double

Plymouth swimmer Ben Proud Credit: John Walton/PA

19-year-old Plymouth swimming sensation Ben Proud is hot favourite to win a second Commonwealth gold in the Tollcross pool this evening.

Proud set a new games record and personal best in the 50m freestyle semi-final last night. He claimed England's first swimming gold of the Games on Friday night in another sprint, the 50m butterfly, as well as a team relay bronze.

England's Sophie Taylor on the podium with her Gold medal as she celebrates victory in the Women's 100m Breaststroke Final Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA

Meanwhile, Sophie Taylor became the third England teenager to win a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke. Taylor has been training alongside Proud and the Plymouth Leander swimming team for the last month in the lead up to the Games. She put herself on the national map by storming home ahead of favourite Lorna Tonks of Australia.


Proud takes gold to make Plymouth proud

England's Ben Proud (right) celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 50m Butterfly Final. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Plymouth's Ben Proud has clinched England's first swimming gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

He was hotly tipped to top the podium after qualifying for the 50m butterfly final with a season's best time of 23.16 seconds. And he didn't disappoint at the Tollcross swimming centre.

The 19-year-old finished half a stroke ahead of his rival, the veteran south african Ronald Schoeman, recording a time of just 22.93 seconds.

And it wasn't just a gold medal he won. Proud also set a new Commonwealth record and British record as well.

Tancock loses title but takes bronze

Chris Walker-Hebborn with his gold medal after winning the Men's 100m Backstroke hugs teammate and bronze medalist Liam Tancock. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

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 lost out to fellow Englishman Chris Walker-Hebborn who set a new Commonwealth record with a time of 53.12 seconds.

Commonwealth medal hopes in the pool

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 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 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.

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