KAITLIN Lafferty and Iain Foster both won silver medals in their categories at the Tumbling World Age Group Championships in Sofia Bulgaria.

International superstar Lafferty proved her global status for yet another year running finishing with a silver medal in the 15-16 years category.

Whilst Foster made his first international debut in the 15-16 category, qualifying in eighth position and ended up finishing an excellent second. Maddie Gardiner also competed in Sofia and qualified for the finals in the 13-14 years category qualified for finals and finished in eighth , a fantastic achievement at such a high level.

All three gymnasts are coached by Anne Bidmead and Alex Hicken.

The trios success in Sofia, followed on a great British Championships in Liverpool where all three won medals.

Gardiner in the 13-14 years category took bronze with team mate Lafferty collecting a silver in the 15-16 years section.

Foster, who is fairly new to the world of tumbling, collected a third place to book his place in Sofia.

Shanice George made her comeback from a serous injury at the Aerobic Gymnastics British Championships.

Having been told a year ago that her gymnastics career was over, George absolutely wowed the judges and audience with her improvement since injury and her determination to prove she was one to watch.

Qualifying in fifth position with a clean and well executed routine, the gymnast went into finals with a fighting spirit and performed her heart out to her Chicago themed routine 'All That Jazz' finishing in third position and so collecting her first ever British individual medal.

Lily Harris, Starr Hockham and Poppy Wilson, a well recognised trio in the Aerobic's community left with the silver medal in the 10-11 trio category.

Benjamin Dowds, Archie Knowles, Max Davies, Christian Amison, Ellis Down, Luke Everett, Isaac Pearson, Charlie McCauley and Liam Adams from Basingstoke Gymnastics Club qualified for this year's grades competition in the Men's Artistic National Finals held in Birmingham.

Five of our boys came back with medals. Dowds and Knowles helped their team to gold at level six, Amison and Down also won gold in the level three team, while Pearson was in the level one team that took silver.

Dowds was just outside the individual medals by 0.05 of a mark and Amison earned a place at the national reward camp.

This is a fantastic achievement helped by all members of the Basingstoke men’s artistic squad and their coaches Joe Fraser, Georgi Dyankov and Tom Forster.

In the Tom Wilson invitational a well established competition in the Men's Artistic calender, which attracts competitors from as far as Austria and the Czech Republic and saw its largest entry with almost 200 gymnasts taking part.

Basingstoke gymnasts impressed winning 16 gold medals, 14 silver and 13 bronze medals with seven all around titles.

Amison was on great form and scored a 'perfect' 10 on pommel horse, 9.9 on vault alongside the all around title for level three.

Issa Kalfon was outstanding in the under 16's winning six medals and the all around title. He was a clear five points ahead of second place. There were stylish performances from Down, Ben Williams and Pearson saw Basingstoke take all the podium places at level three.

Alexander Elliot-Welch and Rebecca Burrell took part in the Poole Disabilities Open. Elliot-Welch was against seven other gymnasts who had lots of experience at level two, but he despite he finished with a gold on trampoline and the bronze medal on vault.

Burrell in her first time competing at this particular competition won gold on trampoline and vault, plus a bronze medal on floor and beam.