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Diving champion Jack Laugher’s incredible journey to Olympic gold

NO ONE will be prouder than Jack Laugher when the gold medal-winning diver boards the open top bus which will carry Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic champions through the streets of Leeds at teatime.

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Great Britain's Jack Laugher leaps onto the podium.

Rio 2016: How Jack Laugher turned adversity into Olympic triumph

Four years ago Jack Laugher was a petulant teen, smashing the water with frustration and angst after a slip on the 3m springboard saw his Olympic hopes submerge in the waters of London’s Aquatic Centre.

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Jack Laugher collects his Olympic silver medal (Photo: PA)

Rio 2016 Olympics: Golden boy Jack Laugher shines with diving silver in 3m springboard

Jack Laugher sealed a place in British diving folklore by winning a silver medal in the 3m springboard, his second medal of the Rio Olympic Games.
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Jack Laugher in action (PA)

Rio Olympics 2016: Jack Laugher scrapes through to 3m final alongside Oliver Dingley, Knight-Wisdom out

Jack Laugher scraped through to the 3m springboard final by the skin of his teeth in an error-strewn semi-final.
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Jack Laugher in competition during the 3m individual springboard (Photo: PA)

Rio Olympics 2016: Jack Laugher and Oliver Dingley brave wind to reach 3m springboard semis

North Yorkshire's Jack Laugher safely made it through a wind-affected preliminary round in his search for a second Olympic gold medal.
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Olympic diving champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears

‘It’s a dream come true,’ says Olympic champion Jack as he sets his sights on double gold

Olympic champion Jack Laugher said his dream has come true after he and diving partner Chris Mears won gold in the 3m springboard.

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Jack Laugher broke down in tears after winning Olympic gold

Jack Laugher: Golden tears of joy makes London heartbreak distant memory says proud dad David

The father of Olympic gold medal winning diver Jack Laugher said his son's tears of joy put to bed painful memories of a heartbreaking experience at the London Olympic four years ago.
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The moment Jack Laugher and Chris Mears earliest they had won gold (PA)

Jack Laugher wins Olympic gold: Ripon, Tom Daley and Prime Minister react on Twitter

Ripon's Jack Laugher topped the world last night winning Olympic gold alongside best friend Chris Mears.
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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears with Olympic gold (Photo: PA)

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears win GOLD at Rio 2016 Olympics and create British diving history

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears won Britain's first ever diving gold medal and Yorkshire's first of the Rio Olympic Games after winning the 3m synchronised springboard.
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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears

Rio Olympics 2016: Jack Laugher goes for gold alongside Chris Mears in 3m synchronised

Jack Laugher believes European success can transcend onto the world stage when he teams up alongside Chris Mears in the 3m synchronised event on Wednesday evening.

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VOTE: Which Yorkshire athletes will medal at Rio 2016?

The Rio Olympics formally gets underway tonight as the hundreds of athletes parade around the Maracana for the opening ceremony.

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Rio 2016: London memories spur Jack Laugher in double Olympic bid for Team GB

Jack Laugher says his bitter disappointment at the London Olympics made him a better diver and has spurred him on to become a serious medal contender in Rio.

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Wakefield diver Alicia Blagg at the John Charles Centre, Leeds (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Yorkshire’s diving sextet bound for Rio with Team GB

Six Yorkshire divers are part of an 11-strong squad named to represent Team GB at the Rio Olympics this summer.

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Rio 2016 hope Jack Laugher clinches British title in Sheffield

Ripon ace Jack Laugher has regained his British title with victory in the 3m springboard event in Sheffield.

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Diving: Jack Laugher wins gold with Chris Mears at European Championships

Ripon diving sensation Jack Laugher gave hopes of a first Olympic medal a boost by winning gold in the 3m synchro alongside best mate Chris Mears at the European Championships in London.

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Jack taking time out from training with Chris Mears.

Jack Laugher column: Looking ahead to European test

The World Series is done for another year and it’s full steam ahead to the European Championships in London now.

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Oliver Dingley in full flight

Oliver Dingley becomes first Olympic diving qualifier for Ireland

Harrogate-born Oliver Dingley will become the first Irish diver to compete at an Olympics since 1948 after finishing within the qualification zone at the Rio World Cup.

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Jack Laugher column: Getting a peek at Olympic venue

In his latest blog, Rio 2016 hopeful Jack Laugher discusses Lent, the forthcoming Rio Diving World Cup and missing Valentine’s Day with his girlfriend.

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Road to Rio: Diver Jack Laugher embarks on a big year in the pool

In his latest blog, Rio 2016 hopeful Jack Laugher talks New Year’s Resolutions, movie marathons and fine-tuning his preparations ahead of the international season.

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Jack Laugher prepares to kick Olympic year off in style at National Diving Cup

Ripon ace Jack Laugher will get his Olympic year underway at the British Gas National Diving Cup in Southend this weekend.
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