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FINA 2009 World Championships Swimming - Day 3 Morning Session

David Davies took five seconds off the 800m Freestyle British record as the British Gas swimming team secured one final and three semi-final places after strong performances through the heat session. Davies took to heat four alongside Italian Federico Colbertaldo and Robert Hurley (Australia) and was looking to post a quick time to reach the final next day.

The Olympic silver medallist dominated the first half of his race but as the race entered the final 400m Colbertaldo began to close in on the British Gas swimmer. Davies showed his strength in the final 100m as he touched in a time of 7:45.89 to knock five seconds off his own British record time and qualified in fourth place for the final.

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Cornwall Sports Awards 2006

The first Cornwall Sports Awards, set up to honour the outstanding contributions made by dedicated sports coaches, officials, clubs, volunteers and young leaders from across the county, have been held at the Burrell Theatre at Truro School.

The prestigious event was organised by the Cornwall Sports Partnership, an organisation which supports all aspects of sport and physical activities in Cornwall and is the main funding stream for funds from Sport England.