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Proud Grandmother Shows Off Medal

The World Championship silver medal of Britain’s most famous gymnast has been brought into the Academy today.

The prestigious medal won by Corby gymnast Daniel Keatings has been shown to students by his grandmother Liz Keatings, who works in the site services department.

And hopefully the top gymnast will be making an appearance at the Academy in the coming months, to give a demonstration.

Daniel won the medal in October, making him the only British person to ever win a medal in the All Around section of the World Championships.

His grandmother said: "I was at the 02 arena in London when he won Silver and it was just fantastic.

"Daniel, did not expect to do well, so it was a huge delight to us all. I am just so proud of him."

She added: "He is talented, but the recent results are all down to training - he trains eight hours a day, six days a week and is competing all throughout the year."

And Daniel followed his World Championship success, by becoming All Around Champion at the British Championships.

He is now arguably Great Britain's top male gymnast and has his sights firmly set on the 2012 Olympics in London.

Liz said of her oldest grandson: "He has been involved and competing in the sport since he was five and has always won medals.

"He trains at the Elite Academy in Huntington, and it is really over the past few years that he has come into his own at a national level."

Daniel will be appearing on popular quiz show A Question of Sport on Friday, December 4.