ROLLER SKATING: Littleport talent Kira claims gold at Federation of Artistic Roller Skating's Winter Solo competition

PUBLISHED: 11:35 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:29 29 November 2017

Kira Simmonds on the podium after winning gold at the Federation of Artistic Roller Skating’s Winter Solo competition.

Kira Simmonds on the podium after winning gold at the Federation of Artistic Roller Skating's Winter Solo competition.

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An artistic roller skater from Littleport struck gold at the Federation of Artistic Roller Skating's Winter Solo competition.

11-year-old Kira Simmonds claimed top spot at the Kettering-based tournament, surpassing her modest hopes of a top-six finish.

Kira, who is a member of the Ely RSC, skates four times a week at the Littleport Leisure Centre and is coached by Brian Paddington.

Her mum, Lisa, said: “We are all so proud of her. We were blown away by her performance.”

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