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British LGBT Awards: Josh Cavallo, Tom Daley and Emma Wiggs among Sports Personality nominees, as Jurgen Klopp and Lewis Hamilton shortlisted for Celebrity Ally

The global impact made by Josh Cavallo's coming out story in football and the Progress Pride helmet worn by Lewis Hamilton in F1 are recognised in the shortlists for the 2022 British LGBT Awards. Now in their eighth year, the Awards celebrate the achievements and advances made by LGBTQ+ people...
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Picture for British LGBT Awards: Josh Cavallo, Tom Daley and Emma Wiggs among Sports Personality nominees, as Jurgen Klopp and Lewis Hamilton shortlisted for Celebrity Ally
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Tokyo Paralympics: Charlotte Henshaw eclipses Emma Wiggs for KL2 kayak gold

World KL2 200m canoe champion Charlotte Henshaw completed a full set of Paralympic medals after winning the battle of the Brits by powering to glory ahead of defending title holder Emma Wiggs in Tokyo.The 34-year-old former swimmer added KL2 kayak gold to SB6 breaststroke silver and bronze – claimed in London and Rio respectively – on another magnificent morning for Great Britain at Sea Forest Waterway.Ex-sprinter Laura Sugar also claimed gold on Saturday, winning the women’s KL3 competition, while there was VL3 bronze for Stuart Wood in the men’s events.Mansfield-born Henshaw has taken the sport by storm since switching from...
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Emma Wiggs takes first gold as paracanoe debuts at Paralympics

Great Britain’s Emma Wiggs etched her name in history by taking the first Paralympic gold in the va’a discipline of paracanoe courtesy of a crushing victory in Tokyo.Wiggs powered home in a personal best time of 57.028 seconds to claim glory in the VL2 classification, 4.453 seconds ahead of Australia’s Susan Seipel.Fellow Briton Jeanette Chippington picked up GB’s 100th medal in Japan by claiming bronze in a time of 1:02.149 – the 14th Games medal of her glittering career, which began as a swimmer 33 years ago.Paracanoe – which consists of sprint races over a 200m straight line course –...
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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: GB show off paracanoe prowess as Emma Wiggs wins historic gold

They say in life the most important act is your second one – just ask Britain’s power paddlers.Few organisations are as forward-thinking as British Canoeing at identifying athletes from other sports and making them champions, so it’s little surprise their paracanoe programme is the envy of the world.Emma Wiggs – who won the women’s 200m Va’a single yesterday – competed for Great Britain in sitting volleyball at London 2012 before switching sports and winning a first gold in Rio.Jeanette Chippington first competed as a swimmer in Seoul 33 years ago and won medals in the pool there plus at Barcelona,...
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