SKIPTON'S Ned Sharp won gold and silver medals as he sparkled in the British Summer Championships at Ponds Forge.

The talented 14-year-old retained the 15-year-old 50m butterfly title he won in 2017 and added a silver medal in the 100m freestyle.

Sharp was on top form during the competition. He was second fastest qualifier in the 10f0m Freestyle heats with a time of 53.70sec and his performance in the final showed he had more in the tank.

He touched in 53.34 to take silver along with a new personal best time.

In the 100m butterfly heats he was second fastest and clocked a personal best time.

In the final he ducked under his earlier heat time by 0.3 seconds, narrowly missing out on bronze by 0.03 seconds.

Sharp also competed in the 50m freestyle and was the second fastest qualifier heading into the finals with a personal best of 24.64.

He came second in the final to Edward Mildred only to get disqualified for a twitch on the starting block.

For the second year in succession, Ned ensured that the final session of the British Championships came to an exciting end as he secured gold in the 15-year-old 50m butterfly event, and becoming Yorkshire Junior record holder.

After a confident swim in his heat, Sharp was second fastest with a time of 25.89.

The final promised to be a closely-fought contest and Sharp didn’t disappoint putting in a heart-stopping performance to pip Northampton's Edward Mildred to the post as the Skipton swimmer touched in 25.32 for the title.

Sharp, alongside fellow swimmers Paige Fenton and Madison Turner, is hoping to continue his success at the National Summer Championships this week where he will return to Ponds Forge and compete in the 200m Freestyle event.