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British Rhythmic Gymnastics Team win appeal

A decision not to nominate the British rhythmic gymnastics Team for the 2012 Olympics has been overturned in an appeal. The group didn't make it through the qualifying rounds after narrowly missing out on the required score. They will now be put forward to the British Olympic Association.

It's expected the Rhythmic Gymnastics Team be accepted for the host country position.


Swimming: Two South West swimmers go head-to-head

Olympic swimming qualification continues this evening in the London Aquatics Centre. World 50m champion, Liam Tancock from Exeter, and Bath-based Chris Walker-Hebborn go head-to-head in the men’s 100m backstroke final hoping to book their places at the Games.

Liam Tancock from Exeter is swimming against Bath-based Chris Walker-Hebborn

Swimming: Exeter's Liam Tancock hopes to hold onto title

Exeter's Liam Tancock goes into tonight's semi-final of the 100 metre Backstroke at the British swimming championships looking to hold on to his national title. Tancock is also the British record holder and will be confident of reaching tomorrow night's final.

As well as defending his backstroke crown the event is the Great Britain qualifying event for this Summer's Olympic Games. Tancock needs to finish first or second overall and within the official time standard to be certain of his place in the GB team.


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Today's other League football results

In League One, Exeter could only draw one-all with Stevenage, despite taking the lead through Richard Logan. Yeovil came from behind to beat Brentford 2-1, thanks to two goals from Andy Williams.

In League Two, second-placed Cheltenham were heading for a shock home defeat to bottom-of-the-table Northampton, but two late goals from Darryl Duffy rescued a point for the Robins.

Eunan O'Kane was Torquay's hero with the only goal at play-off rivals Crawley.Bristol Rovers failed to break the dead-lock in a goal-less draw with Macclesfield.And Plymouth Argyle slip into the relegation zone after losing 1-0 to Gillingham.

Rugby: Bath and Exeter edge closer to Heineken Cup qualification

Bath scored five tries in a 36-17 success over Worcester. Michael Claassens and Tom Biggs scored two tries each, with Matt Banahan also crossing the line. At Sandy Park, Exeter Chiefs also scored five tries in a convincing 37-12 win over Sale.

I think the players wanted to put the record straight after the relatively close loss to Bath... We are a good rugby side, we have got ambition, we are looking up the table and hunting things down rather than worrying about other stuff. We showed that in this game.

– Rob Baxter, Exeter Chiefs Head Coach
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