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Bristol weightlifter selected for Rio Olympics

A Bristol athlete has been selected as just one of two weightlifters who will represent Team GB at the Rio Olympics.

Sonny Webster will compete in his Games in the men's 94kg division after being crowned British Champion earlier this month.

He has previously competed at the Commonwealth Games, finishing fifth, and is a former European junior bronze medallist.

The 22-year-old also broke the British U23 record at the British Championships.

Sonny Webster is just one of two athletes selected for Team GB weight lifting Credit: Sonny Webster

Team GB have won seven Olympic weightlifting medals – one gold, three silver and three bronze – with the last medal won at Los Angeles 1984.

he Olympics is undoubtedly the biggest stage for the sport and to be given the opportunity to represent my country in Rio this summer is something I’m incredibly proud of.

I’ve been training well and my recent performance at the British Championships has given me a fantastic platform to build on; the next few weeks of preparation are absolutely crucial and I’ll be doing all that I can to get the best possible result for the team in Rio.

– Sonny Webster
Credit: British Weight Lifting

Plymouth's Daley, Couch and Barrow heading for Rio

Tom Daley celebrates winning the Men 10m in the British British Diving Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield.

Plymouth divers Tom Daley, Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow have all been selected for the team heading to the Olympics in Rio this summer.

The successful three form part of an eleven strong team. It will be the third time they've competed at the Olympics.

At London 2012, Daley took home a bronze medal and is heading to Rio off the back of winning World Championship Gold in the team event in Russia.

Sarah Barrow, (left) and Tonia Couch, (right) at the FINA Diving World Series at London Aquatics Centre.

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Ice skater Robin Cousins to coach next Olympic squad

Robin Cousins at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Credit: PA

Olympic ice skating champion Robin Cousins has been selected to train the next generation of potential medallists.

The Bristol-born athlete has been appointed as a leading manager for the National Ice Skating Association's World Class Figure Skating Programme. He'll be coaching the British squad for the next Winter Olympic Games.

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