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Plymouth swimmer Ruta Meilutyte 'chains' hard for Rio

Plymouth swimmer Ruta Meilutyte puts in the hard graft in preparation for the Olympic Games in Rio - she's 'chaining' hard you might say! With just days left before the Games begin she's hoping to emulate her amazing success aged just 15 at the London Games four years ago. Will it be Gold in Rio for Ruta again?

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Jo Pavey hits Rio 10,000m qualifying time at 42

Jo Pavey has succeeded in running the qualifying time for next month's Olympics at the age of 42, despite failing to defend her European Championship 10,000m.

Jo Pavey (right) and Jess Andrews after the Women's 10,000m Final during day one of the 2016 European Athletic Championships at the Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam. Credit: PA

Pavey finished in fifth spot in Amsterdam with a season's best 31 minutes 34 seconds. She had needed to finish in 32:15 to qualify for Rio.

The athlete has competed at every Olympics since 2000. Pavey will now wait to see whether she will be selected for Rio.

Jo Pavey during the Women's 10,000m Final during day one of the 2016 European Athletic Championships. Credit: PA
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