A TRIO of Oxford Tri athletes returned with gold medals from the Aquathon European Championships in Germany.
Rachel Bell, Janette Cardy and Jane Bell all won their respective age groups at the event, held in Cologne.
Rachel Bell triumphed in the 30-34 age category, with Cardy taking first place in the 40-44 event and Jane Bell winning the 55-59 competition.
Rachel finished almost two minutes ahead of fellow Brit Anna Price in a time of 42mins 55secs.
Jane triumphed in a time of 41.07.
However, Cardy’s success was the most poignant, coming three years after she had a stroke.
The Witney resident completed the 1km open water swim and the 5km run in 38.28 to hold off fellow Brit Judy Prior by ten seconds.
Cardy is now targeting success in the World Championships in Edmonton, Canada in August.
“I feel very motivated and I am training harder than ever,” Cardy said.
“I love it and feel grateful to be given a second chance.”
12:39pm Thursday 11th February 2016
OXFORD United have sold 7,500 tickets for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley.
9:30am Thursday 11th February 2016
MICHAEL Appleton has warned Oxford United fans to strap themselves in for a rollercoaster final third of the season.
8:30am Thursday 11th February 2016
OXFORD United will look to bolster only their strikeforce during the emergency loan window – barring injuries.
8:40am Thursday 11th February 2016
Didcot super-middleweight Gavin Lissenden believes the best is yet to come after claiming his first major title.
7:50am Thursday 11th February 2016
The ‘Town Team’ beat Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities in the first Triangular Contest sporting challenge.
7:30am Thursday 11th February 2016
JONATHAN Cornish continued his fine form to win the fourth round of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League with a dominant display at Cirencester Park.
7:10am Thursday 11th February 2016
Berinsfield's lead at the top of Buildbase Oxford & District League Section 1 was cut to four points as they were held to a 3-3 draw at Headington Conservative Club.
7:00am Thursday 11th February 2016
Dave Larham is looking forward to his new job as Oxfordshire rugby’s development officer.
9:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016
MICHAEL Appleton has called on goalkeeper Sam Slocombe to bounce back after his two errors cost Oxford United victory over Mansfield Town.
9:00am Wednesday 10th February 2016
LOUIS Bloomfield struck within eight seconds of kick-off as North Berks League Division 1 leaders Saxton Rovers stretched their lead at the top to nine points with a 5-0 win at Long Wittenham Athletic, writes PHIL ANNETS.