Olympic24: British gold for Daley and Goodfellow as Jackson hangs up bobsleigh spikes

Olympic24: British gold for Daley and Goodfellow as Jackson hangs up bobsleigh spikes

11 June 2016 / 09:00

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow secure gold at the British Diving Championships in Sheffield as John Jackson announces his retirement from bobsleigh. Here’s our review of the last 24 hours:

  • Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow win gold at British Diving Championships in Sheffield

  • John Jackson full of pride as he hangs up his bobsleigh spikes

  • Jamie Murray hopes Rio will be his lucky charm as the Team GB tennis team is announced
  • Honours even for GB Hockey on opening night of Champions Trophy in London
  • Chris Froome wins stage five of Tour du Dauphine

Daley and Goodfellow add British title to ever-growing collection


European silver medallists Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow won 10m synchro gold on the opening day of the British Diving Championships in Sheffield on Friday.

In the last competition for Britain’s divers before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Daley and Goodfellow demonstrated a dominant performance, continuing their impressive development as a pair after winning World Cup bronze earlier this year.

With 102.60 points on the board after their required dives, the pair opened the optional rounds with an inward three-and-a-half somersaults tucked, before nailing their highest scoring dive with their front four-and-a-half somersaults tucked with a total of 95.46.

Elsewhere, European silver medallists Alicia Blagg and Becky Gallantree won the women’s 3m synchro with a score of 288.69, while Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson took gold in the 10m synchro.

Jackson draws bobsleigh career to a close


Two-time Winter Olympian John Jackson admits he will look back on his bobsleigh career with immense pride after opting to bring an end to his time as a pilot.

Royal Marine Jackson has etched his name into British bobsleigh history since first joining the programme in 2006, making his Olympic Winter Games debut at Vancouver 2010 before he guided Team GB’s four-man crew to a fifth place finish four years later in Sochi.

He was also a European Championship silver medallist in 2014 and competed in seven World Championships, finishing fifth in the four-man in St Moritz in 2013 and 11th in his last outing in Igls in February.

The 39-year-old has now decided to focus on family life after the birth of his twins last month although he will be working closely with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association in a coaching capacity in the near future.

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Murray hoping for third time lucky in Rio


Jamie Murray is hoping to put right his Olympic record at the third attempt in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Murray is part of an initial four-strong Team GB squad named for the Olympic Games, alongside brother and defending men’s singles champion Andy plus women’s hopes Johanna Konta, the world number 18, and Heather Watson.

He is ranked number one in the world in doubles but normal partner Bruno Soares, who he partnered to win this year’s Australian Open, will be playing for hosts Brazil, meaning he will look to repeat his Davis Cup heroics with his younger sibling.

The Murrays were a formidable force in Great Britain’s historic victory, combining to beat France, Australia and Belgium in some memorable encounters that defined a first win in the competition since 1936.

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All square for Great Britain hockey on home soil


George Pinner was the hero of the night for Great Britain on Friday with a terrific display in goal to hold world number ones Australia to a 0-0 draw on the opening night of the Champions Trophy.

Despite the Australians having the lion's share of the chances, GB held a solid line at the back to secure a point apiece at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

GB defender Iain Lewers said: "We are a bit disappointed with our quality of play but in terms of character and resilience, those qualities came through today which is really positive.

“If we can take those traits of resilience and good defence through to when it counts that will be good for us."

GB face India at 4pm this afternoon.

Froome wins fifth stage in Dauphine


Chris Froome won the fifth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Friday, to move into the overall lead in France.

The Team Sky rider overtook Australian rider Richie Porte with two stages remaining to record his 32nd professional victory and take the yellow jersey from Spain’s Alberto Contador.

Froome now holds a seven-second lead over Porte, and is looking for his third victory in the Dauphine in the final stages this weekend.

A win would put him in good stead ahead of July’s Tour de France – on both occasions Froome has won the Tour du Dauphine, he has gone on to win the Tour that same year. 

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