GYMNASTS have made history this week.

And they are being hailed for their magnificent performance in testing circumstances, such has been the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yasmin McNicholas, 16, and Charlotte Mills, 11, from Knutsford have become their club’s first British champions.

The Gymfinity pair were representing the North West in the Acrobatic British Championships at the weekend and delivered a gold-medal winning performance at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke.

They were last to perform their routine but scored a brilliant 26.8 to take the title against rivals from across Great Britain.

“It is the first time Gymfinity have won the title and ever had British champions, and after the most difficult two years with Covid we couldn’t be prouder,” said club founder, Ruth Chapman

Yasmin and Charlotte, who have attended sessions at Gymfinity in Knutsford for seven years, have been working together as a partnership for three years.

They specialise in acrobatic gymnastics, a discipline which involves working as pairs and trios, and they train 12 hours per week.

After lockdowns and periods of isolation, Yasmin, who attends Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form, and Charlotte, who studies at St Nicholas Catholic High School in Northwich, booked their ticket to the British finals by winning gold last month in the North West prelims, which was their first competition for more than two years.