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Skater Amy celebrates at the double on and off the ice


A 13-year-old Lymm girl is celebrating at the double after winning an ice skating gold medal on top of being crowned Miss World Natural Beauty for England.

Amy Nelson, a pupil at Lymm High School, followed up her Miss World Natural Beauty success by winning a gold medal with Team GB at the recent ice skating world championships

Amy won Gold in her Division for Team GB in Dijon, France.

Her Coach Donna McCarthy has been the driving force behind the team off ice.

She said: “These girls are all dedicated to their sport and work so hard in practice, but above all they love skating and enjoy doing it. It has been a pleasure to see them progress and watch their confidence grow.

“I knew they would do well at the competition, but this is beyond my wildest dreams. (7 golds, one silver, 2 bronze,4th 5th & 7th place). We are all incredibly proud.”

There were over 25 teams from all over the world including Russia, USA, Ukraine, Spain, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Mauritius, France and many more.

The team now aims to go on to the next year’s World Championships.

Amy trains times a week and has recently passed her Level 4.

Her on ice Coach Jane Dawson added: “”I have been Amy’s Ice Skating Coach since she stepped onto the ice three years ago for the beginners ‘Learn to Skate’ classes.

“Her natural talent and keen work ethic have already brought her great and deserved success in a short period of time.

“Amy is a beautiful skater and I look forward to working with her into the future to achieve greater success in a challenging but very rewarding sport that she loves.

She trains at Altrincham Ice rink and also trains at Northwich & Wythenshawe for Off Ice, skating on wheels!

Commenting on her daughter’s success proud mum Diane said: “It was a weekend filled with nerves, excitement, tears of pride and joy and a haul of medals!

“Travelling with Team GB, their amazing coach and the wonderful supportive parents, Amy and her friends competed at the World Inline Championships and literally cleaned up in their respective categories. There were so many trophies on this flight heading home I wondered if the flight could take off with the extra weight !

“What was so good about the trip was watching the girls support each other doing hair, make up, offering support and encouragement – and even the odd pep talk (remember don’t fall!).

“They were all superstars and I think the level of encouragement they offered each other went a long way to helping them achieve all their success – although fab coaching and great routines also played their part!”

Amy has also won the title of Miss World Natural Beauty England 2017/2018 which took place earlier this year when she raised well over £1,000 for various charities including the Headway Charity Brain Injuries and also the Christies’ which has included cake sales at school, raffles, donating food to the Warrington Food Bank and many more funding events.

Amy was up against many other young girls and she managed to win the title which she now has for 12 months and then has the chance to be crowned World Natural Beauty International.


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