Commonwealth and World diving champion Tom Daley has announced he will be taking a break from competition for the remainder of 2018.
Daley secured a fourth Commonwealth gold medal on the Gold Coast last month in the 10m synchro, but was forced to withdraw from the individual event with an ongoing hip injury.
With a return to training penned for the autumn, Daley will take an extended break from the sport to restore his body to full fitness before resuming competition in 2019.
The 23-year-old’s final competitive outing of the year saw him pick up a fourth consecutive silver medal in the world diving series alongside 3m syncro partner Grace Reid in Kazan last weekend.
For a fifth successive year England met France in both the men’s and women’s finals of the European Team Squash Championships with both nations taking home a share of the honours.
In the women’s final England’s trio of Laura Massaro, Alison Waters and Victoria Lust secured a 2-1 victory against their French counterparts to defend their title for the eighth year running.
Meanwhile England’s men had to settle for silver in Nick Matthew’s 12th and final appearance in the event.
Alongside teammate and Gold Coast Commonwealth Champion James Willstrop, the pair lost their respective rubbers against Gregory Gaultier and Mathieu Castagnet while Daryl Selby earned a consolation point for England beating Lucas Serme.
Tanfield wins in Yorkshire
Just under a month on from riding his way to a Commonwealth silver medal in the men’s individual time trial, Harry Tanfield continued his impressive road racing season to win the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.
Tanfield, 23, was part of a six-man breakaway that stayed clear of the chasing peloton to set up a surprise finish in Doncaster.
Expected to end in a bunch sprint finish, it instead turned out to be a six-man shootout with Tanfield able to take the victory in a sprint to the finish line.
In doing so Tanfield became the first British rider to win a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, as well as the first to wear the leader’s and points jerseys.