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Rochdale's Stuart Bithell wins Olympic silver in sailing

Stuart Bithel Credit: PA

Another Olympic medal is on its way back to the North West courtesy of Rochdale's Stuart Bithell.

In his first Olympic Games, Stuart and teammate Luke Patience have won silver in sailing's 470 class.

They'd hoped to snatch gold on the water at Weymouth but world champions Australia were too strong in the medal race.

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