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Yorkshire Olympians at Rio 2016 (UPDATED with medals)

Posted 08/08/2016

At London 2012, Yorkshire would have come 12th in the listings if it were a country, and this year in Brazil, we are hopeful that our county’s men and women can come home with more medals. From across Leeds, York, Sheffield and Doncaster, there will be more than 40 athletes competing across the competition.

Of all those competing, seven have serious sights on gold medals, and these are:

  • Jessica Ennis-Hill - the 30-year-old heptathlete is the golden girl of British athletics. (Won SILVER in the Women's Heptathlon)

  • Alastair Brownlee - the current Olympic champion in the triathlon. (Won GOLD in the Men's Triathlon)

  • Jonny Brownlee - Alastair’s younger brother, 26, is also a triathlete and won bronze in London. (Won SILVER in the Men's Triathlon)

  • Ed Clancy - experienced cyclist with two gold medals to his name already. (Won GOLD in the Men's Team Pursuit)

  • Andrew Triggs Hodge - fourth Olympic Games for the rower, who has two golds to his name. (Won GOLD in the Men's Coxed Eight)

  • Nicola Adams - won boxing gold in 2012 and hoping to defend it in Rio. (Won GOLD in the Women's Fly 51kg)

  • Jack Laugher - a promising diver who at just 21 has his sights set on 3m springboard and 3m synchronised. (Won GOLD in Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard and SILVER in Men's 3m Springboard)/

For all the other hopefuls, our friends at the Yorkshire Post have put together a handy graphic to keep across all of the Olympians at Rio 2016:

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