FOUR Rhythmic Gymnastics Club Worcester youngsters have been crowned British champions.

The espoirs under 12s red team, made up of Elodie McNelis, Georgia Smith, Eva Yordanov and Mia Harding, impressed in four routines in the British Championships at Telford International Centre.

They also claimed two silver medals in the apparatus finals with their free and ball routines.

The purple team, made up of Jess Bettles, Amber Whitaker, Scarlett Bunn and Lucy Jackman, were in only their fourth competition as a group.

They finished a creditable eighth overall and sixth in the apparatus final with their free routine.

Club head coach Petra Milecova said both groups had performed brilliantly at the top of their game, deserving all the success they both achieved.

Next up for both groups are the remaining rounds of the Elite League and English Championships in Bath in October.

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