A gymnast from Farnham Common scooped a superb bronze at the European Youth Olympic Festival recently.

Amelie Morgan, 14, finished third in the women’s beam final on the final day of action at Gyor 2017 took Team GB’s gymnastics tally to four for the week.

Morgan, who had finished fifth in the team event with Zoe Simmons and Taeja James and then seventh in the all-around, scored 13.233 which was enough for third place.

The 14-year-old also competed in the floor final, finishing just 0.2 off the bronze medal spot with a score of 12.666.

“I wasn’t even expecting to medal so I’m over the moon,” said Morgan.

“It was really nerve wracking being last on the beam, watching everyone go and trying to stay calm. Once I’d finished my routine I was really happy but I had no idea whether it was going to be good enough to get a medal.

“It’s been an amazing week. Both our teams have done amazing and for me personally it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’ve done 10 routines and I haven’t hadn’t a fall and that’s a first for me, so that’s really pleasing

Team GB collected three bronze medals on the final day of competition which took their final medal tally for Gyor 2017 to 10 (three gold, one silver, six bronze). In total, five of the six sports represented by Team GB won medals in Gyor and 12 of the 50 selected athletes stood on the podium during the six days of competition.

Team GB’s Chef de Mission for Gyor 2017 Paul Ford said: “At the end of a hectic week I am delighted with how the 50 athletes have represented their country, both in terms of their performance but embodying the values expected of them as Team GB athletes. 

“In competitions like this development of the athletes’ performance is at the heart of what we’re trying to achieve. Creating tangible areas for the athletes to go away and work on as they continue in their careers and the pathway to Tokyo 2020 and beyond. 

“However, it’s important to celebrate and recognise the incredible efforts of those who have won medals during the week and the support from their team-mates throughout.”