Olympic24: Ice Hockey showdown and Peaty's world record

18 April 2015 / 08:46

What a day! A world record for Adam Peaty, a historic bronze for Ellie Downie at the European Gymnastics Championships and Dan Purvis makes the podium too. And Go Team GB tonight at the ice hockey World Championships! Here's our review of the last 24 hours

  • Holland next for Great Britain at ice hockey World Championships
  • Adam Peaty smashes world 200m breaststroke record at London's Olympic pool
  • Bronze for Dan Purvis at European Gymnastics Championships
  • Ellie Downie becomes first British woman to win an all-around medal at Europeans
  • Tre Whyte excited about this weekend's BMX World Cup in Manchester

Dutch clash next for unbeaten Great Britain

After dramatic wins over Korea, Estonia and Croatia, Great Britain will look to move one step closer to securing the victory in the third tier of ice hockey's World Championships against hosts Holland tonight.

Head coach Pete Russell is inspiring the team, according to player Jonathan Boxill.

Boxill told icehockeyuk.co.uk: “Pete deserves so much credit. We have amazing spirit in this side and this shines through time after time.”

Get behind the team and follow @TeamGBicehockey for all the updates, the game starts at 7.30pm UK time.

Peaty smashes world mark at British Championships

Adam Peaty carved half a second off the 100m breaststroke world as he clocked 57.92 seconds at the British Championships in London.

“I knew I could get a 58-mid, and I knew if the heavens were on my side I could go a low 58, but to be the first person below 58, I have got no words for that,” he said.

“I can’t believe it, coming in earlier I thought I could get a really good time, maybe a 58.5."

Elsewhere, Daniel Wallace won the 400m medley and Ben Proud claimed the 50m freestyle.

Rachael Kelly took the 100m butterfly title and Fran Halsall won another national crown with a victory in the 50m freestyle.

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Purvis hails 'amazing' bronze at European Championships

Daniel Purvis believes he rose to the challenge of being selected for the all-around in style after clinching bronze in a thrilling final at the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier.

Heading into the final apparatus just .007 points off third, Purvis produced a stunning pommel horse routine to record a score of 14.566 and claim bronze with a total of 87.423.

"This means so much to me, to be selected to do all around for Great Britain is a big challenge and to have this medal round me neck is amazing,” said Purvis.

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Speechless Downie earns historic podium on senior debut 

Ellie Downie was struggling to take it all in after she made history by becoming the first British woman to win a major championships all-around medal in Montpellier, France.

Downie was awarded 56.623 points across the four apparatus and with it took home the bronze medal from the European Gymnastics Championships.

“It’s ridiculous! I can’t believe what’s just happened,” 15-year-old Downie said. “Coming in to the championships I was maybe hoping for top ten as it’s my first senior event and to win a medal is incredible.

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Whyte ready to ride home advantage to World Cup success

World bronze medallist Tre Whyte hopes home advantage will be decisive at this weekend's BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester.

"It’s going to be a big race. It's the start of the World Cup season so just being able to compete in it is massive and I’m hoping to do well," he said.

"You can put a bit of pressure on yourself if you’re thinking about points to qualify for the Olympics, or about competing in front of a home crowd with your friends and family."

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