WREXHAM junior gymnasts dominated at the British Artistic Championships.

Jacob Edwards and Mia Evans had a winning weekend at the British Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool.

Jacob, 15, from Gresford in Wrexham was crowned the under 16s men’s artistic champion and also won gold on the floor and pommel horse.

Mia, 12, from Wrexham, who trains at Park Wrekin in Telford, won silver in the all-around Espoir (under 13s) competition. Mia also took home the individual gold on floor and silver on vault.

Welsh gymnasts dominated the championships, with eight of the top ten positions in the Espoir competition being taken by Welsh girls. Welsh female gymnasts also won gold in every individual apparatus competition in the Espoir contest.

Jacob is trained by his parents Julie and Paul Edwards, who also runs Olympus Gymnastics. Paul said of his son’s win: “We are really super proud of Jacob. This is the first time that a Welshman has won an all-around competition at the British Championships for many years.

“We went to the competition hoping that Jacob could better the silver he got on floor in the under 16 competition last year, but he did a lot better than that and got gold on the floor and came home with two other golds, including the all-around. The following day he was back in the gym getting ready for the next competition.”

Ann Bevan, Welsh Gymnastics’ CEO, said: “Wrexham really flew the flag for Wales at the British Championships this weekend. The strength of our gymnasts’ performances demonstrates how much hard work they have put in to achieve their sporting goals. They all performed amazingly well and did their coaches, clubs, their sport and their countries proud.

“Welsh Gymnastics has a very bright future in these youngsters’ hands, and we can’t wait to support them and get them to the top of our sport.”

A full drop down list of the competition results are available at www.british-gymnastics.org/news-and-events/british-championships/mens-and-womens-artistic#livescores