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Kieran Farrell forced to retire due brain damage following defeat to brain damage

Heartbroken Farrell forced to retire from boxing after suffering brain damage in title bout

By
Martin Domin

PUBLISHED:

23:53 GMT, 8 January 2013

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UPDATED:

02:04 GMT, 9 January 2013

Kieran Farrell has been forced to retire from boxing after suffering brain damage during his English title defeat to Anthony Crolla in December.

The 22-year-old lightweight was rushed to hospital having collapsed after the final bell and was later found to have bleeding on the brain.

Farrell, who had won his previous 14 fights, was told by his doctor on Tuesday that returning to the ring could be fatal.

Fears: Farrell receives medical attention on a stretcher as he collapsed after the fight, he was later taken to hospital

Fears: Farrell receives medical attention on a stretcher as he collapsed after the fight, he was later taken to hospital

'I will never box again,' he confirmed on Twitter. 'The next punch to my head could be fatal & the BBBofC wouldn't licence me.

'I asked if I had a 4-year-long break would I be able to box He [his doctor] told me I have long term brain damage, once it's damaged it won't mend.

'I was expecting the worst but it's worse when it's told to you, I'm heartbroken. I need a few days to get my head round it.'

End of the road: Kieran Farrell takes a punch from Anthony Crolla in a fight that was his first professional defeat

End of the road: Kieran Farrell takes a punch from Anthony Crolla in a fight that was his first professional defeat

Toe to toe: Farrell and Crolla exchange blows

Toe to toe: Farrell and Crolla exchange blows

Farrell's promoter Dave Coldwell tweeted 'Can't really express how upset i feel right now. Boxing has been his life & we'll be there for him to help keep him involved.

'He put a brave face on things when we spoke earlier but there's going to be so much down times for him, he knows that but he also knows he's not on his own.'

Coldwell also revealed he plans to host a benefit dinner in April for the former Central Area champion.

Shane Sutton to make full recovery

British Cycling head coach Sutton set to make full recovery after being knocked off bike and suffering bleeding on brain
Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins discharged on Thursday after being knocked of bike in Lancashire
Great Britain's head coach Shane Sutton also knocked off in Levenshulme, Manchester but should make full recovery from injuries
Wiggins believed to have suffered broken ribs and dislocated finger

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UPDATED:

19:59 GMT, 9 November 2012

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British Cycling’s head coach Shane Sutton is expected to make a full recovery from injuries sustained when he was knocked off his bike in Manchester on Thursday.

Sutton was rushed to A&E suffering bruising and bleeding on the brain after the incident in Levenshulme – less than 24 hours after Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins was knocked off his bike while training in Lancashire.

Wiggins was discharged from hospital on Thursday with bruises to his hand and broken ribs.

On the mend: British Cycling's head coach Shane Sutton should make a full recovery after being knocked off his bike in Manchester

On the mend: British Cycling's head coach Shane Sutton should make a full recovery after being knocked off his bike in Manchester

Charming: Bradley Wiggins swore at photographers on his way home from hospital on Thursday

Charming: Bradley Wiggins swore at photographers on his way home from hospital on Thursday

'Ok': Wiggins left with at least two broken ribs after being knocked off his bike by a car

'Ok': Wiggins left with at least two broken ribs after being knocked off his bike by a car

Good news came when British Cycling said that Sutton could be leaving hospital soon too.

‘Shane is making steady progress but
is likely to remain in hospital for one more day under observation,’
they said in a statement.

‘He has fractured his cheek bone
which will require surgery in due course. He is expected to make a
complete recovery and will be back in work shortly.’

Sutton, 55, one of Wiggins' coaches
for his time trial success at the London Olympics, was hospitalised with
bleeding and bruising on the brain following the road accident in
Levenshulme, Manchester, on Thursday morning.

The incident came just a day after Wiggins was knocked off his bike by a Vauxhall Astra as it
pulled out of a filling station.

He lay on the floor for a
quarter of an hour before the ambulance arrived, according to witnesses, and sustained at least two broken ribs and a suspected dislocated finger.

A spokesperson for British Cycling
said on Thursday afternoon: 'British Cycling has confirmed that Shane Sutton, head coach for
the GB Cycling Team, was involved in an incident this morning on the A6
near Levenshulme in Manchester.

'Shane was taken into hospital where it was identified he has suffered bruising and bleeding on the brain.

'Shane was wearing a helmet. He is set to undergo more tests, and is likely to stay in hospital for the next few days.'

Hospitalised: Shane Sutton, Team GB's head cycling coach, was rushed to hospital on Thursday afternoon

Hospitalised: Shane Sutton, Team GB's head cycling coach, was rushed to hospital on Thursday afternoon

The spokesperson added: 'It is extremely rare that our riders and coaches are hurt while out cycling on the road, even rarer that two incidents should occur in a short space of time, and we wish Shane and Bradley a speedy recovery.

'Cycling is not an intrinsically dangerous activity but there is much more to be done to improve conditions for cyclists on the roads.

'British Cycling is calling on the government to put cycling at the heart of transport policy to ensure that cycle safety is built into the design of all new roads, junctions and transport projects, rather than being an afterthought.'

Police sources said the collision involving Sutton, on his bike, and a Peugeot 206 car took place at about 8.55am near the junction of Stockport Road and Clare Road in Levenshulme.

The driver of the Peugeot was not injured and no arrests were made.

British Cycling director Martin Gibbs
believes the Government should be doing more to prevent such incidents, and said: 'These
incidents do remind you that we've got a long way to go we need to look
to our cousins abroad and Copenhagen and see what they've done.

'30 per cent of people making journey there do so on their bike.

'We need the Department of Transport to stop thinking of cycling as an add-on.

'Nine
out of 10 British cycling members have a car it has to be about more
mutual respect looking out for each other. We mustn't make this a sort
of tribal battle.'

Australian Sutton has worked
with the GB Cycling team since 2002 and has been credited with playing a
major role in transforming the fortunes of the sport in this country.

Unfortunate: Both Sutton (left) and Wiggins (right) were involved in unrelated accidents within 24 hours of each other

Unfortunate: Both Sutton (left) and Wiggins (right) were involved in unrelated accidents within 24 hours of each other

Mentor: Sutton was one of Wiggins' coaches when he sealed a time trial gold at London 2012

Mentor: Sutton was one of Wiggins' coaches when he sealed a time trial gold at London 2012

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2010 for his services to sport.
Sutton's career began as a road and track cyclist where he won numerous
titles including a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 1978 team
pursuit competition and the 1990 Milk Race.

He split his time between the track and the road in coaching this year's British competitors at the London Olympics.

Throughout his career at GB Cycling,
he was said by Team Sky to have 'repeatedly got the best out of his
charges through his sheer enthusiasm and force of personality'.

Police also confirmed that Wiggins, 32, had broken at least two ribs but has otherwise escaped with severe bruising.

His support team who were following him raced to his aid at Wrightington, Lancashire, close to his home near Chorley.

The mum of the cycling champion spoke to the star after the crash.

Linda Wiggins, a school secretary, said: 'I have spoken to him briefly and he's okay.'

Garage attendant Yasmin Smith, who also helped Wiggins, said: ‘/11/08/article-2229540-15E8FF7D000005DC-783_634x356.jpg” width=”634″ height=”356″ alt=”Parts of the car that hit Bradley Wiggins outside a petrol station” class=”blkBorder” />

Parts of the car that hit Wiggins outside a petrol station in Wrightington, where he was knocked off his bike

Locator map showing Crow Orchard Lane, Wrightington, where Wiggins was knocked off his bike

'The ambulance turned up and they treated him for a while. He was up and walking around, but apparently he wasn’t too good.'

Wiggins, a father of two, broke his collarbone in the 2011 Tour de France before recovering to win this year’s event and take gold medal in the Olympic time trial.

The national hero only recently shaved off his ‘lucky’ sideburns.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: 'Police were called to the scene of a road traffic accident at Crow Orchard Road in Wrightington at about 6pm this evening.

Scene: A van collided with Wiggins after setting off from a petrol station forecourt

Scene: A van collided with Wiggins after setting off from a petrol station forecourt

'A cyclist has been involved in a collision with a white Vauxhall Astra car. The rider of the bike, a 32-year-old local man, was taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries not thought to be life-threatening. His family have been told.'

In a statement on its website, Team Sky said: 'We can confirm that on Wednesday evening Bradley Wiggins was involved in a road traffic accident whilst riding his bike near his home in Lancashire.

'He is being kept in hospital overnight for observation but the injuries he has sustained are not thought to be serious and he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery.

'We will announce more details in due course.'

Hero: Wiggins was the first Briton to win the Tour

Hero: Wiggins was the first Briton to win the Tour

Hero: Wiggins was the first Briton to win the Tour
VIDEO: Champion Wiggins is recovering in hospital after being knocked down…

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TWITTER REACTION TO THE ACCIDENTS

From fellow Olympic medallists to fans of Bradley Wiggins, people have taken to Twitter to offer their messages of support to the Tour de France champion and Team GB's head coach Shane Sutton.

Wiggins' former Team Sky team-mate Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) wrote: 'Really wishing my friend Bradley Wiggins a speedy recovery in hospital after being knocked off his bike by a car yesterday.'

In particular, Wiggins' Team GB team-mates, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott wished the pair well.

Rowsell (@JoannaRowsell) posted on her official page: 'Wishing Bradley Wiggins a speedy recovery'

Laura Trott (‏@LauraTrott31) expressed disbelief after hearing the news, and said: 'What the hell is happening these days!! Wishing wiggo and shane a speedy recovery x'

Ashley Cole says Chelsea boosted mentally by being top of the table

Cole claims Chelsea have psychological boost with place at Premier League summit

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UPDATED:

12:31 GMT, 23 September 2012

Ashley Cole claims that Chelsea's late win against Stoke which cemented their place at the top of the Barclays Premier League is a psychological boost for the Blues.

The left-back popped up in the box to score the only goal of the game with just a few minutes remaining and now he hopes it signals the Blues' intent for the season ahead.

‘Mentally that is good for us,' he said. 'Last season we didn’t have too good a time in the Premier League, it has taken two years for us to be top of the league again and hopefully we can stay there, but it is a long way to go.'

Last gasp: Ashley Cole strikes to earn Chelsea the win

Last gasp: Ashley Cole strikes to earn Chelsea the win

The last time Cole scored for Chelsea was in 2010 against Wigan, his strike part of an amazing 8-0 win which earned his side the title.

‘It is always nice to score but it was more about the win and staying top of the league,’ he explained.

Chelsea's saviour said not having the time to think helped him score his late winner against Stoke on Saturday.

Cole, who had a impressive match, had fired a couple of wayward shots off target in the first half but was clinical as he lofted the ball past Asmir Begovic with just a couple of minutes remaining.

'I had a few shots in the first half when I had maybe too much time to think and they went over but this one came so quick that I didn’t have much time to think,' said Cole.

'The first thing that came into my brain was to try to dink it over the keeper because I thought he would go down.'

He continued: 'It was a battle. It is always physical and Stoke always make it hard for us to play our football. They defend deep with 10 men so it is hard to break them down, but for the goal it was a great move down the right and I took a chance and got in the box.'

It is said Cole is carrying a persistent ankle problem that can limit his ability to train and the England star joked after the win that 'my legs can't keep getting me up and down the pitch'. But he added on Chelsea TV: 'I feel as fit as I've ever been.'

Pure delight: Cole was ecstatic at sealing Chelsea's place at the top

Pure delight: Cole was ecstatic at sealing Chelsea's place at the top

Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo said he had recommended that the Chelsea board keep Cole at the club 'as long as they can' after watching the left-back succeed where 130million of attacking talent had failed and put the ball in the back of the net.

Team-mate Juan Mata was shocked to see it was Cole who was on the end of his clever flick.

The Spain winger said: 'I didn't know it was Ashley Cole. I guessed that someone was there.

'Luckily, it was Ashley and he chipped the ball and he showed that he's one of the best full-backs in the world.'

That is beyond dispute, although goalscoring has never been a big part of Cole's game and the left-back warned that was unlikely to change in Chelsea's new attacking system.

'I tend to stay back a little bit more,' he said.

'With the players we've got, we have to change the way we play and we have to get the ball down as much as we can and give it to people like Oscar and Eddie (Hazard) and Juan to try to make some magic.'

He added: 'When the fans watch these players, they're so exciting.
'When Oscar's getting the ball and running at defenders, when Hazard's getting the ball and running at defenders, it's exciting, and the future's looking good for Chelsea.

Impressed: Juan Mata praised his Chelsea colleague Cole

Impressed: Juan Mata praised his Chelsea colleague Cole

'This season, we've got to keep going and, hopefully, we don't get too many injuries and we keep going and keep winning games.'

Oscar and substitute Victor Moses impressed as part of a
new look Chelsea side which dominated the match, even if they left it
late to win. Cole was enthusiastic about their prospects.

He
said: 'The players that we have added to the squad are only going to
help us. They are young and enthusiastic and willing to learn off the
older players, and they have great skill and great belief in their own
ability which can hopefully help us through the season.'

Saturday's game was the first time Mata, Hazard and Oscar had started together and it was no surprise to see them struggle to click, despite their obvious individual talents.

Di Matteo was confident that persisting with the trio would eventually pay off, something that would have been music to the ears of Mata after what was the winger's first start since he was given some time off by the club.

'We have two or three more players, quality players, that like to play and I like to play with them,' he said.

'We enjoy playing and it's the way I like to play, with the ball, passing, assisting and trying to get some chances.'

London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley urged to ditch Twitter after teenager reprimanded over threats

Daley urged to ditch Twitter after youth reprimanded by police over vile threats

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19:24 GMT, 31 July 2012

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A 17-year-old youth arrested after a
malicious tweet was sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley has been issued with
a harassment warning.

Dorset police said the teenager was bailed pending an investigation into other communications on his Twitter account.

He was detained at a guesthouse in Weymouth hours after 18-year-old Daley received messages on the social networking site.

Daley and his Team GB diving partner
Pete Waterfield missed out on a medal on Monday when they finished
fourth in the men's synchronised 10-metre platform diving event at the
Olympics.

Annoyed: Tom Daley hit out at the Twitter troll

Annoyed: Tom Daley hit out at the Twitter troll

Shortly afterwards, Daley retweeted a message from a user which said: 'You let your dad down i hope you know that.'

Daley responded by tweeting: 'After giving it my all… you get idiots sending me this…'

Daley's father Rob died last year from brain cancer.

Tom Daley was set to be urged to take a break from Twitter after receiving malicious messages.

Edged out: Daley and partner Peter Waterfield finished in fourth

Edged out: Daley and partner Peter Waterfield finished in fourth

British Olympic Association chef de
mission Andy Hunt said Daley needed to make a decision over his use of
the social-network website.

Daley – who Hunt claimed received
50,000 tweets on the day of Friday's opening ceremony of London 2012 –
will be advised to keep off Twitter two days before he competes in the
individual version of his event on August 10.

Asked if the 18-year-old needed to
stay away from the website from now until then, Hunt said today: 'That
is absolutely something that the coaching team will discuss with Tom.

'They need to make the decision based on what they've experienced over the past 24 hours.

'Everyone knows if you use social media extensively, you have to accept you get bad as well as good.

'Sometimes bad is wholly unacceptable, as we experienced last night, and that's been dealt with by the relevant authorities.'

Sorry: Waterfield (right) apologised to Daley after a bad dive

Sorry: Waterfield (right) apologised to Daley after a bad dive

Too much: The pair made it too hard for themselves on the last dive

Too much: The pair made it too hard for themselves on the last dive

An apparent apology to Daley followed
from @Rileyy-69 last night but it has been alleged he later posted an
expletive-laden rant including a threat to 'drown' Daley.

Hunt branded the @Rileyy-69 tweets –
which the BOA said they had Twitter delete – as 'a threat' but insisted
Daley had not been affected by them.

'I've met this morning with Tom's coach and some of his other support staff,' Hunt added.

'Tom isn't affected by it and the team are absolutely focused on getting ready for the next round of competition.'

Daley's synchro partner Peter Waterfield tweeted this morning: 'For all
the haters out there, come do what we do then have ur say, Infact
achieve what we do, low life pr”ck! Until then shut ur mouth! Tom done
great it was my fault.'

Daley's close friend and Team GB diving team-mate Tonia Couch refused to
be drawn on whether the teenager should curtail his use of
Twitter.

Disappointment: The duo leave the pool afterwards

Disappointment: The duo leave the pool afterwards

Couch, who also failed to win a medal in the women's synchro this
afternoon in front of the watching Daley, said: 'Tom's a strong boy.

'He can concentrate on what he needs to do and, at the end of the day, Twitter's Twitter.

'You don't need to look at it if you don't want to.'

Asked what she made of the abuse Daley had suffered, Couch added: 'Not much really, neither has Tom.

'We're just concentrating on the Olympics. That's what we're here to do.'

Despite the abuse of Daley and the expulsion of two athletes from London
2012 for sending offensive tweets, Hunt insisted the BOA did not need
to review their social-network guidelines.

They have largely left it up to individual sports and athletes when and
how often they tweet, revealing today the women's water polo team had
elected for a blanket ban, while hockey had a three-hour blackout around
match time.

Hunt added: 'We always said two year ago this was going to be the Twitter Games.'

Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village Duncan Goodhew, a gold and bronze
medallist in swimming at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, described the
behaviour of the Twitter troll as 'appalling'.

London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley Twitter troll arrested

Daley Twitter troll arrested after global campaign in the wake of Olympic agony

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07:34 GMT, 31 July 2012

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A 17-year-old has been arrested in Weymouth after malicious tweets were sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Monday.

Dorset Police said the teenager was held at a guesthouse hours after 18-year-old Daley received the messages on social networking site Twitter.

A police spokeswoman said: 'A 17-year-old man was arrested by Dorset Police officers in the early hours this morning at a guesthouse in the Weymouth area on suspicion of malicious communications. He is currently helping police with their inquiries.'

Daley and his Team GB diving partner
Pete Waterfield missed out on a medal when they finished fourth in the
men's synchronised 10m platform diving event at the Olympics.

Shortly afterwards, Daley retweeted a
message from user Rileyy69 which said: 'You let your dad down i hope you
know that.' Daley responded by tweeting: 'After giving it my all… you
get idiots sending me this…'

Annoyed: Tom Daley hit out at the Twitter troll

Annoyed: Tom Daley hit out at the Twitter troll

The Olympian's father Rob died last year from brain cancer.

Speaking before the Olympics, Daley revealed that his father 'gave me all the inspiration that I've needed'.

The teenager, from Plymouth in Devon, told the BBC: 'Winning a medal would make all the struggles that I've had worthwhile. It's been my dream since a very young age to compete at an Olympics.

'I'm doing it for myself and my dad. It was both our dreams from a very young age. I always wanted to do it and Dad was so supportive of everything. It would make it extra special to do it for him.'

When news of the insensitive tweet spread, Rileyy69 attempted to apologise.

Edged out: Daley and partner Peter Waterfield finished in fourth

Edged out: Daley and partner Peter Waterfield finished in fourth

He tweeted: '@TomDaley1994 I'm sorry
mate i just wanted you to win cause its the olympics I'm just annoyed we
didn't win I'm sorry tom accept my apology.'

He later added: 'please i don't want
to be hated I'm just sorry you didn't win i was rooting for you pal to
do britain all proud just so upset.'

Deputy Mayor of the Olympic Village
Duncan Goodhew, a gold and bronze medallist in swimming at the Moscow
Olympics in 1980, described the behaviour of the Twitter troll as
'appalling'.

'It is appalling that people behave
that way. Becky Adlington, in fact, suffered probably far worse abuse,
as well, if you remember the kerfuffle some years ago,' he told ITV's
Daybreak.

'I suppose that social media in one
sense is fantastic, but turned the wrong way round it is very, very
personal and it destroys people's lives. So I think people should be
much more careful about what they say.'

Sorry: Waterfield (right) apologised to Daley after a bad dive

Sorry: Waterfield (right) apologised to Daley after a bad dive

Too much: The pair made it too hard for themselves on the last dive

Too much: The pair made it too hard for themselves on the last dive


Disappointment: The duo leave the pool afterwards

Disappointment: The duo leave the pool afterwards

London 2012 Olympics: Tom Daley blasts Twitter troll

Daley blasts Twitter troll as Waterfield says 'sorry' for messy dive

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Tom Daley’s diving partner said ‘I’m sorry’ the moment the pair’s golden Olympic dream bit the dust.

Peter Waterfield missed a crucial fourth dive and offered his apology as soon as they got out of the water in the Aquatic Centre. Daley admitted he had also mistimed his dive and replied: ‘Same.’

Daley and Waterfield led the Olympic 10metre synchronised final after three immaculate dives, and hopes were raised that they could topple the mighty Chinese duo of Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang to win gold.

Annoyed: Tom Daley hit out at the Twitter troll

Annoyed: Tom Daley hit out at the Twitter troll

But the sight of large splashes as
they entered the pool in round four, following a reverse
three-and-a-half somersault, signalled the end of their ambitions and
they finished in fourth place.

Meanwhile, Daley angrily hit out after being targeted by a Twitter troll who made reference to his late father.

Shortly after the competition, Daley retweeted a message he received which said: 'You let your dad down i hope you know that.'

Daley responded by tweeting: 'After giving it my all…you get idiot’s sending me this…'

Daley’s father Rob died in 2011 from brain cancer.

Speaking before the Olympics, Daley revealed his father 'gave me all the inspiration that I've needed'.

The 18-year-old told the BBC: 'Winning a medal would make all the struggles that I've had worthwhile. It's been my dream since a very young age to compete at an Olympics.

Edged out: Daley and partner Peter Waterfield finished in fourth

Edged out: Daley and partner Peter Waterfield finished in fourth

'I'm doing it for myself and my dad. It was both our dreams from a very young age.

'I always wanted to do it and Dad was so supportive of everything.

'It would make it extra special to do it for him.'

When news of the insensitive tweet spread, the user attempted to apologise.

He
tweeted: 'I'm sorry mate i just wanted you to win cause its the
olympics I'm just annoyed we didn't win I'm sorry tom accept my
apology.'

Then he later
added: 'please i don't want to be hated I'm just sorry you didn't win i
was rooting for you pal to do britain all proud just so upset.'

Daley famously fell out with Blake
Aldridge during the platform synchro at the last Olympics in Beijing
when he claimed his former partner answered a phone call from his mother
between dives.

Sorry: Waterfield (right) apologised to Daley after a bad dive

Sorry: Waterfield (right) apologised to Daley after a bad dive

Ironically, Daley’s mum was interviewed on the big screen before their final dive on Monday, before he this time absolved his team-mate of any blame after they fell 8.82 points short of the United States in the bronze medal position.

'We’re a team. At the end of the day that’s it, full stop,' Daley said.

'We’re a team and we win together and we lose together. We’re proud of being here at the Olympic Games in front of a home crowd.

'It’s been a tough year for me training-wise and it’s been tough for Pete with injury and things like that. You win as a team and you lose as a team.'

The duo had initially whipped the home support, which included Prime Minister David Cameron, into a frenzy of noise as they claimed the lead after the best opening three dives of their career.

After a near-perfect compulsory set Daley attracted a perfect 10, with Waterfield not far behind, for their back three-and-a-half somersaults to leave them 2.4 points clear at the top at halfway.

Inevitably the response of the Chinese, still unbeaten in international competition during their young careers, was to post 10s on their next dive and when both Daley and Waterfield then missed their entries they had suddenly slipped to fourth.

Too much: The pair made it too hard for themselves on the last dive

Too much: The pair made it too hard for themselves on the last dive

It drew an audible groan inside the Aquatics Centre and while they produced a solid if unspectacular forward four-and-a-half somersaults – their hardest dive – next they had left themselves with too much work to do.

'It’s the worst place to finish at the Olympics. I would have rather finished last, because then at least you know you’ve missed every dive,' Waterfield said.

'On the fourth dive I had a great start, I was spinning really well and I just kicked my feet a little bit too high, which means I was over-rotated. And once you’ve kicked and over-rotated, you can’t then stop it.'

Daley admitted they could not afford to make the error in such a fiercely-competitive field.

'Our first two dives were the best of the competition and then the third dive was one of our best as well, so after three dives we were on the highest score we’ve ever got,' he said.

'But then on the fourth dive we missed and in this level of competition and in this field you can’t afford to miss any dives.

'We did pretty well to stay in fourth and the home crowd did really lift us after that dive that we missed – but at the end of the day if we got nine points more on our reverse three-and-a-half, which normally we would be able to do, then we would have been on that podium.'

Disappointment: The duo leave the pool afterwards

Disappointment: The duo leave the pool afterwards

The result means that Daley will have to wait to fulfil his dream of capturing an Olympic medal – the last major honour to elude him during his already decorated young career.

The Plymouth diver is set to, under instruction from performance director Alexei Evangulov, escape the pressures of the Olympic Village tonight to embark on a six-day training programme at a base in Southend.

Daley will then return for his anticipated individual platform showdown with world champion Qiu Bo on the penultimate day of the Olympics.

Daley memorably beat Bo to win the world platform title as a 15-year-old in 2009 and, while the Chinese has proved unbeatable since, Daley has hit career-best form leading up to the Games to provide hope he can cause an upset.

'It’s upsetting that I haven’t been able to realise my dream with Pete of getting an Olympic medal, but we’re going to go back to Southend in our holding camp and train there, then come back for the individual event,' he said.

'It just wasn’t our day today, which is a shame.'

London 2012 Olympics: Anthony Ogogo dedicates boxing victory to his mother

Ogogo beats Castillo and dedicates victory to seriously ill mother

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20:43 GMT, 28 July 2012

Olympics 2012

British boxer Anthony Ogogo dedicated his victory on Saturday to his seriously ill mother Teresa – and said winning Olympic gold would be nothing compared to the battle she is going through.

The Lowestoft-born middleweight cruised past Junior Castilla of the Dominican Republic and then dashed to check on his mum, who is in a Norfolk hospital recovering from a brain haemorrhage.

Ogogo was also keen to find out if his eldest sister had given birth after going into labour earlier in the day.

Straight after seeing off Castilla 13-6 at the ExCel Arena, Ogogo said: 'My eldest sister Leanne went into labour today so I'll phone her and hopefully I have another little nephew or niece.

On the attack: Anthony Ogogo beats Junior Castillo Martinez

On the attack: Anthony Ogogo beats Junior Castillo Martinez

'Mum had a brain haemorrhage six weeks
ago, and she's still recovering and doing amazingly well. Hopefully
I've given her a boost and it will help in her recovery.'

He added: 'Winning the Olympics would
be nothing in comparison to what Mum's been going through. I'm really
proud of her. She's given me the strength to get in the ring and the
inspiration to do well.'

He now has to get past world No1
Ievgen Khytrov of Ukraine. 'It will be really hard. He's world champion.
But with that crowd and my coaches, the team I've got I feel I can rise
to the occasion: the better my opponent, the better I usually perform.

'The draw's not been kind to me, but I believe I can beat him. I wouldn't be here if I didn't.'

Earlier, Irish bantamweight John Joe Nevin thrashed Dennis Ceylan of Denmark to reach the last 16.

London 2012 Olympics: Best British moment at these Games?

What would be your best British moment at these Games Sportsmail suggests a few…

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21:42 GMT, 24 July 2012

Olympics 2012

JONATHAN MCEVOY

Four golds over four Games – plus a silver in a fifth – is a mark of sustained brilliance. Only one Briton might be able to make that boast at the close of these Olympics and that is Ben Ainslie, our extraordinary sailor. As an historic achievement that would take some beating.

DES KELLY

I'm hoping Dai Greene adds the 400m hurdles gold to last year's world championship. It will be the reward he deserves for all the hard work, professionalism and dedication he brings to his craft – while still being an all-round, decent bloke.

To Dai for: 400m hurdler Greene is going for gold in London this summer

To Dai for: 400m hurdler Greene is going for gold in London this summer

ALEX KAY

Yes, he's done too many sponsorship and media endorsements and the incredible Chinese mean a gold is probably just a pipe dream. But it is easy to forget what Tom Daley has been through in the past couple of years. His father Rob was the person who got him into diving. That Daley has stayed so focused after his father's battle against a brain tumour and death is hugely impressive. No-one in Team GB deserves a happy ending more.

LAURIE WHITWELL

Louis Smith winning gold on pommel horse. Britain has never had an Olympic gold medal gymnast – but Smith can fix that. After winning bronze in Beijing, you have to admire the way he has put together the most complex routine in the world, which could prove unbeatable. He's a lovely guy too, making it all the better to see him punch the air in victory.

LAURA WILLIAMSON

Jessica Ennis smashing the 7,000 points barrier to win gold in the heptathlon. It's such a brutal event in which so much could go wrong, but after injuries and those two silver medals I would dearly love to see it all come together for Ennis on Saturday, August 4.

Popular choice: Jessica Ennis faces stiff competition in the heptathlon

Popular choice: Jessica Ennis faces stiff competition in the heptathlon

NEIL WILSON

Jessica Ennis winning heptathlon gold because she has remained the girl next door and her coach has remained the guy who taught her everything she knows, two lovely people unchanged by success. Both deserve their reward.

MIKE DICKSON

The flagship coxless four has become synonymous with British gold-medal success going back to 2000. When they rowed down the Australians in the final 250m in Beijing it was among the most breathtaking things I have ever witnessed, and anything similar to that would be sensational.

ALAN FRASER

My best of British moment would be just one of the many brilliant French journalists I have come to know through rugby union, football, cycling and five summer Olympic Games sending me a text as the flame is extinguished saying that Paris could not have done it as well as London.

Mario Balotelli staying at Manchester City

Mancini performs U-turn as City boss insists Balotelli is staying in Manchester

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09:14 GMT, 15 May 2012

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has declared Mario Balotelli is staying at the club.

The striker has been linked with a move away from the newly-crowned Premier League champions, Mancini admitting after his sending off in last month's defeat at Arsenal he would 'probably' sell him.

All's well that ends well: Balotelli (left) celebrates with Mancini

All's well that ends well: Balotelli (left) celebrates with Mancini

Reports in Italy have suggested
Balotelli could head to AC Milan this summer in a swap deal which would
bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Etihad, but Mancini insisted he was
going nowhere.

'Ibra is a great player but I don't think Milan want to sell him,' Mancini told Gazzetta dello Sport.

'I'm going to be honest, we haven't looked at the market yet.

'In the last five weeks our only focus has been the league.

'Mario has been very clear and I reiterate: Balotelli will remain at Manchester 101 per cent.'

Controversial: Balotelli was rarely far away from the headlines this season

Controversial: Balotelli was rarely far away from the headlines this season

Balotelli, who set up Sergio Aguero
for the 94th-minute winner against QPR which earned City their first
league title since 1968 on Sunday, has been included in Italy's
preliminary squad for the Euro 2012.

'I am confident he will have a great European championship,' Mancini said.

'I hope Mario will be the leader of the national team because he is the best Italian striker.

'He just needs to make his brain work. That is his only problem.'

Balotelli joined City from Inter Milan in August 2010 and is under contract until June 2015.

Michael Lynagh in hospital after "suffering stroke"

Australia legend Lynagh in hospital after 'suffering stroke' in Brisbane

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12:28 GMT, 18 April 2012

Rugby legend Michael Lynagh is reported to have suffered a stroke.

The former Australia fly-half was taken to hospital while visiting Brisbane on a trip from London.

Legend: Michael Lynagh was on a trip back to his homeland

Legend: Michael Lynagh was on a trip back to his homeland

The Courier Mail reports that the 48-year-old has been admitted to Royal Brisbane Hospital due to blood clots on the brain. The hospital confirmed he was a patient but would not comment further.

Lynagh was instrumental in Australia's 1991 World Cup win and captained his country from 1993 to 1995.

Glory: Lynagh helped Australia win the World Cup in 1991

Glory: Lynagh helped Australia win the World Cup in 1991

He played 72 tests for Australia and had scored the most points with 911 when he retired after the 1995 World Cup.

Lynagh later played for Saracens before embarking on a successful career in marketing.