James Dowden

 ROME – Great Britain’s Jack Laugher claimed gold in the 1m springboard diving at the 2022 European Aquatics Championships in Rome with an excellent set of six dives to take the crown.

 He finished with a total score of 413.40, comfortably beating the Italian duo of Lorenzo Marsaglia and Giovanni Tocci into second and third with scores of 396.25 and 386.20 respectively.

18 Aug 2022
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 PANTELLERIA – A fire has broken out overnight on an island off the coast of Sicily the Italian news agency ASNA have reported.

 The fire reportedly started at around 19:30 on Wednesday and spread quickly by a strong breeze, destroyed vegetation and forced residents to evacuate their homes.

 One of the fires broke on in the neighbourhood of Khamma while the other started in Gadir.

 There were no reported deaths or injuries.

18 Aug 2022
James Dowden

 ROME – Ben Proud rounded off the swimming section of the 2022 European Aquatics Championships by winning gold in the 50m freestyle, while Imogen Clarke added a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke.

 Proud claimed victory in the first final of the evening in a time of 21.58, touching in ahead of the Italian Leonardo Deplano, who finished second in 21.60, and the Greek Kristian Gkolomeev, who won bronze in 21.75.

 Proud finished off an excellent individual summer by becoming the first man to ever win a World, Commonwealth and European title in the same year.

17 Aug 2022
James Dowden

 ROME – It was a golden day in the sun for Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix as she produced a remarkable final dive to take the 10m women’s platform title, while Grace Reid and James Heatly secured silver in the mixed 3m synchronised event at the 2022 European Aquatics Championships.

 Spendolini-Sirieix, who was second heading into the final round, executed her final dive to perfection to finish with 333.60 points, ahead of Ukrainian Sofiia Lyskun in second with 329.80 points and German Christina Wassen, who took home the bronze with 314.10.

17 Aug 2022
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 MUNICH – Italian sprinter Marcell Jacobs took home the crown in a time of 9.95 seconds at the 2022 European Athletics Championships.

 Jacobs, who came into the race as the reigning Olympic champions from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, held off Great Britain’s Zharnell Hughes to win by 0.05 seconds. Jeremiah Azu made it two GB athletes on the podium, winning bronze in a time of 10.13.

 The Italian becomes just the fourth athlete to hold both the Olympic and European titles at the same time, following in the footsteps of Armin Hary, Valeriy Borzov and Linford Christie.

17 Aug 2022