The big names of British gymnastics took to the stage in Liverpool at the weekend to compete for national titles – and a place at Paris Olympics.

With Alice Kinsella pulling out of the competition at the last minute, it meant a new women’s senior British champion would be named at the M&S Bank Arena.

Ondine Achampong, from Aylesbury Gymnastics Academy, put in an incredible performance and with an impressive score of 55.950 was crowned champion for the second time.

Ruby Evans, from Clwb Cymry, won silver and was followed by Abigail Martin from South Devon Scholl of Gym for bronze.

After winning the title for the second time, Achampong said: “ I’m so proud!

“I feel like I’ve massively gained in confidence this Olympic cycle and feel like a different gymnast both in the ay I train and the way I compete.

“To win the British title is a massive achievement and to do it in an Olympic year feels good.”

Joe Fraser, from City of Birmingham Gym Club, took the men’s British title with a superb performance.

He excelled on the horizontal bars and pommel horse, and took the gold medal with a score of 84.350.

Speaking afterwards, Fraser said: “The past two years (with injuries) has been a massive battle, people don’t always see how tough it can be but I knew one day I’d be back.

“There were definitely nerves today and to be lifting this trophy again feels very special.”

Jake Jarman collected silver with a score of 84.350 and Courtney Tulloch finished with a score of 80.150 giving him a bronze.

The City of Birmingham also clinched gold in the Men’s under 18s all round competition with Gabriel Langton impressing throughout the competition and rounding off with a score of 77.550.