A Watford gymnast has been named a British national grade 2 Champion at the edge of just 12 years old.

Liliana Moring, who trains with Hemel Hempstead-based Sapphire Gymnastics, triumphed in the second-highest national level with a superb performance which saw her finish ahead of gymnasts from all over the country in picking up the prestigious title.

She has represented clubs across the area in recent years at national events, leading up to being awarded the national championship at the finals.

Moring triumphed to become the best in the country after being awarded an eight-placed finish on the bars competition, joint first on beam, first in artistic gymnastics and third on floor.

She had qualified from the East of England division earlier in the year, and shone through with her relentless attention to detail in order to secure the national title.

The youngster has since said she is now looking to push on and excel on a national level in junior competitions in the coming years.

Another youngster representing Hertfordshire was Amy Price, who was part of the East region team which secured a second-placed finish in the National 4 competition.

Strong performances on bars and vault helped her to secure victory.

Price also took part in the grade four competition, finishing 25th in the artistic gymnastics section and 10th on the floor.