A young gymnast from Newquay is jumping for joy after being crowned a national champion on Saturday.

James Dow, aged 16, became the British Disability Masters champion on floor, vault and high bar at the British Championships, which was held at the M&S Bank arena in Liverpool.

He also placed silver on parallel bars and bronze on rings.

James, who is autistic, previously won the British Disability Gymnastics Championships in October.

Mother Natalie said: “James also competed in the mainstream under 18s event on Saturday which he qualified for through English  Championships two weeks ago.  

“Unfortunately, he had an injury in the warm up and so only competed on vault but he did two great vaults and his average score put him 11th in Britain for the under 18s category.

“We are so proud of James for his hard work and determination.  

“He is an incredible advocate for other autistic and neurodivergent children and young people and is hoping to help raise the profile of Disability Gymnastics.”