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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

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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