A young gymnast from Putney has won gold at a junior gymnastic competition.

Georgie Forbes, 14, has won a gold medal at the British Tumbling Qualifiers in Telford after competing against the top gymnasts from the UK.

She performed a very difficult tumble to win by a margin of over two points on the weekend of Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29.

Georgie, who attends Putney High School, is the current British Tumbling Champion aged 13-14 and World Age Group Bronze Medallist aged 13-14.

The tumbling qualifiers was her first competition of the season following her bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Bulgaria last November.

Georgie said: "I'm really pleased with how the competition went this weekend. It's great to be back competing after training really hard over the winter and after the Worlds last year. I'm really excited that I tried out my new harder tumble and that the hard work is paying off.

“I’m also really pleased to be part of the GB squad again and am looking forward to building on this weekend and getting ready for my big competitions later in the year. Big thanks to my coaches at Richmond Gymnastics Association and to Putney High School for all their amazing support.”

She has subsequently been re selected for the British Tumbling team and will now focus on preparing for the British Championships and World Championships which take place in St Petersberg, Russia, later this year.

Suzie Longstaff, headteacher at Putney High School said: “Georgie is a sports scholar at Putney and although she is an amazing tumbler, she also demonstrates outstanding floor skills, both at school and in national championships – she is an extraordinarily talented, all-round gymnast. We’re so proud of the fact that she is now the GB champion for Tumbling and she’s currently third in the world. We wish her every success.”