England and Lions Watford fighter Ellie Harber retained her ISKA (International Sport Karate Association) Muay Thai world title as well as winning gold in the K1 boxing at the ISKA World Championships in Cork.

The 14-year-old was included in a large England contingent of fighters who were competing in several disciplines, such as Kick Boxing, K1 and Muay Thai against opponents from across the globe.

She contested K1 the Under-55kg category for 14 to 15 year olds, advancing from the semi-finals with a TKO (technical knockout) win over her opponent from Malta.

In the final, Harber lost the first round to her Belgian counterpart, but fought back to take the next two rounds and claim the title.

Speaking after her double triumph, Harber said: "I am so pleased to retain my ISKA Muay Thai world title and add a K1 world title to my existing four world, two European and six domestic titles over the last two years.

"This win is especially important to me as recently I tragically lost my Grandad to a senseless crime and know that he is looking on me smiling in achieving these wins. He is usually ringside cheering me on and I know he was doing that in my heart."

England ended the competition at the top of the medal table, winning 53 gold, 41 silver and 23 bronze medals across the four days. Lions Watford, who are the only full-time Muay Thai, Kickboxing and boxing gym in Watford, had four of their fighters competing at the championships and they all won medals.

In the Muay Thai, Jude Smith, aged 15, and Emilia Azarova, 12, won gold and Lacey Masterson, 12, took silver