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    Sammi Kinghorn goes from tragedy to triumph as she aims to add to gold and bronze haul at World Para Athletics Championships to make her dad smile

    Sammi Kinghorn reflected earlier this week on her 'darkest days', the days when 'you think you are never going to get out of bed or amount to anything'. Kinghorn is thinking back to life as a 14-year-old, when she was paralysed from the waist down after being hit by a forklift truck as her father cleared snow from the family farm. She now embraces happier times, and after a gold medal in the T53 200m event earlier this week and a bronze in the T53 400m, Kinghorn could be set for a quadruple medal haul as she competes over 100m ...

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    Chris Froome secures fourth Tour de France title as he finishes third in epic Marseille time trial

    Chris Froome should probably take comfort in the fact that the sight of yellow is often accompanied by boos and whistles inside a football stadium. This was a different sport, of course. A different crowd too in what was a curiously half-empty Stade Velodrome (an issue with ticket allocations apparently).And it was the identity of the rider wearing the maillot jaune, rather than the skinsuit itself, that a partisan crowd was clearly taking issue with when he set off in pursuit of the French favourite and second-placed rider, Romain Bardet. [media_photo id="890696" height="641" width="962" alt="Team Sky's Chris Froome secured his ...

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    Usain Bolt's dream of London swansong lives on after running first sub-10-second time of the year at Monaco Diamond League

    The threads of Usain Bolt's hamstrings held together in Monaco on Friday night and his dream of a victorious London farewell remains on.In 9.95sec, the Jamaican showed everyone that the healing hands of his pioneering doctor, Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt, with his potions of cockerel crest extracts and calves blood, may just get him through to the finishing line.That line is the 100 metres at the World Championships in London next month, the final hurrah for a genius sprinter who has gambled on his long legs and fragile back taking him to a 12th world title at the age of 30. [media_photo ...

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    Kadeena Cox surges to gold in T38 400m final despite hamstring niggle and still isn't content after falling short of her own world record

    Kadeena Cox stormed to gold in the T38 400m final at the World ParaAthletics Championships - but still wasn't content after missing out on a world record time.Cox last summer became the first British Paralympian to win gold in two different sports since 1984, as she topped the podium in the 400m on the track and then in the cycling time trial.She had claimed silver over 200m earlier in the week but last night at the London Stadium, she won her first gold medal of the World Championships. [media_photo id="891046" height="426" width="634" alt="Kadeena Cox of Great Britain claimed an impressive ...

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    Wayde van Niekerk runs stadium record 400m in Monaco as Andre de Grasse denies Usain Bolt asked him not to compete

    Wayde van Niekerk, the sprinter hailed by Usain Bolt as the star who can carry athletics into its future, was made to fight hard for victory in the 400 metres in Monaco on Friday night. The South African ran the fastest time the stadium has ever seen, but Van Niekerk's own world record stood. His winning time was 43.73sec, seven-tenths off the mark he set at the Olympics last year.He was pursued all the way to the line by Baboloki Thebe of Botswana. Van Niekerk will now go after the 200m and 400m double at next month's World Championships in ...

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    Olympic gold medal star Adam Peaty eyes more records at World Championships in Budapest: 'I'd love it if it happened now'

    Britain's Olympic gold medal sensation Adam Peaty has more world records in his sights when he takes to the pool in Budapest next week at the world championships.The 22-year-old is confident of becoming the first to break the 57-second barrier when he defends his 100m breaststroke title on Sunday [July 23] almost a year after his swim that sparked the British gold rush at the Rio Olympics.That final saw Peaty swim the 100m in 57.13sec smashing his own world record for a second time in the event and now he has his eye on more history. [media_photo id="886888" height="427" width="634" ...

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    Hannah Cockroft claims incredible 10th title at World Para Athletics Championships after storming to gold despite suffering with cold

    Hannah Cockroft sealed her version of La Decima on Thursday night with a 10th title at the World Para Athletics Championships then went back to bed to nurse a cold.The 24-year-old Brit had never lost a race at a major championship heading into her T34 400metres final and duly secured gold in 58.29sec.It completed a hat-trick for Cockroft this week after she won the 100m and 800m finals with world record and championship record times respectively. Despite feeling under the weather, Hannah Cockroft claimed ...

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    Stephen Curry fires trick shot into open sunroof as NBA's Golden State Warriors star films car advert

    Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is known for his mazy dribbling skills and his madcap celebrations as he supports team-mates from the sidelines.But his shooting accuracy is deadly too, on and off the court, as he showed in video footage he posted on his Instagram account.The 29-year-old has been busy filming an advertisement for Infiniti, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese carmakers Nissan. Getting shots up, even at my @infiniti #Q50 commercial shoot! More to come. A post shared by Wardell Curry (@stephencurry30) on Jul 20, 2017 at 9:02am PDT [media_photo id="886381" height="600" width="634" alt="NBA superstar Stephen Curry attempted to ...

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    Chris Froome backs himself to keep yellow jersey and gain time on his rivals in Saturday's crucial Tour de France time trial

    Chris Froome has backed himself to stay in the yellow jersey and gain more time in Saturday's time trial in Marseille despite conceding four seconds to Romain Bardet on the Col d'Izoard.Froome was alongside Bardet on the finish line but it was Frenchman Bardet who finished third behind stage 18 winner Warren Barguil and Darwin Atapuma to collect four bonus seconds and trim his deficit in second place to 23 seconds.Colombian Rigoberto Uran, who began the day level with Bardet on the general classification, was a further two seconds back on the road, and now trails Froome by 29 overall. ...

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    Chris Froome takes step closer to fourth Tour de France title after keeping hold of yellow jersey as Warren Barguil takes stage 18 win at Col d'Izoard

    Chris Froome conceded four seconds to Romain Bardet on the Col d'Izoard but took another step towards his fourth Tour de France title as Warren Barguil won stage 18.Froome was alongside Bardet on the finish line but it was the Frenchman who finished third behind Barguil and Darwin Atapuma to collect four bonus seconds and trim his deficit in second place to 23 seconds.Colombian Rigoberto Uran, who began the day level with Bardet on the general classification, was a further two seconds back on the road, and now trails Froome by 29 overall. [media_photo id="885745" height="655" width="962" alt="Team Sunweb rider ...

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    Chris Froome warns rivals he is back to his best as Tour de France prepares for final summit finish on Col d'Izoard

    Chris Froome will face the final mountain test of this year's Tour de France feeling confident he has found his legs again in the race's final week.A Tour route noticeably short on summit finishes will see its third and last on Thursday when the riders tackle a 179.5km stage from Briancon to Izoard.Froome admitted to struggles in the Pyrenees last week, where he lost his grip on yellow - for all of 48 hours - when he could not match his rivals over the imposing final metres of stage 12 to Peyragudes. [media_photo id="884076" height="443" width="634" alt="Chris Froome remains in ...

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    UCI race heats up as David Lappartient attacks Brian Cookson's leadership record

    David Lappartient has attacked Brian Cookson's 'poor leadership' of the International Cycling Union (UCI) over the last four years and said it is time for a change.Lappartient announced his intention to run against Cookson last month and on Tuesday the former French cycling federation boss published a 31-page manifesto with radical proposals for road racing, world championships and anti-doping.Cookson, who beat Irish incumbent Pat McQuaid in a bitter contest in 2013, had been hoping to be re-elected unopposed for a second and final term but is now facing his own battle against a 'new broom' candidate. [media_photo id="883256" height="423" width="634" ...

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    Britain's Maria Lyle could not walk last week... now she has two medals from World Para-Athletics Championships

    Britain's Maria Lyle could not walk last week because of a painful left leg injury. Now, she is the proud holder of two medals from this week's World Para-Athletics Championships.Lyle bagged bronze in the T35 100metres final with a time of 14.45 seconds on Wednesday.It followed her third-place finish in the T35 200m final on Sunday, though both medals will go with the rest of the haul which the modest teenager keeps in a box by her bed. Maria Lyle celebrates winning her second ...

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    Low body fat and massive blood flow... the reasons behind Tour de France cyclist Pawel Poljanski's veiny legs

    Make no mistake, Pawel Poljanski did not post a photograph of the veins bulging out of his legs on Instagram because he wanted our sympathy by revealing the gruesome toll of 16 stages of the Tour de France. Even if the Pole did caption the picture, suggesting they 'look a little tired'.No, Poljanski, 27, would have been immensely proud of his pins, safe in the knowledge that such an appearance commands respect in the professional peloton. Three years ago Team Sky posted a similar picture of Chris Froome's legs, declaring that their top rider looked 'absolutely ripped'.Low body fat is ...

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    Primoz Roglic bursts clear on the Col du Galibier to take solo victory on Tour de France stage 17 as Chris Froome produces strong ride to stay in yellow

    Primoz Roglic produced a stunning climbing performance to take victory in the Alps on stage 17 of the Tour de France.Race leader Chris Froome rolled over the line 1min 13 secs after the LottoNL Jumbo rider to see the Team Sky leader remain in yellow.Roglic, a former junior world champion ski jumper, showed he was just as impressive riding up mountains as he used to be hurtling down them as he broke clear just over 30 kilometres out from the line to win in Serre-Chevalier. [media_photo id="882234" height="641" width="962" alt="Primoz Roglic produced a stunning climbing performance to take victory in ...

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