TALENTED gymnast Poppy Cunningham is celebrating gold medal success at the Scottish National Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

Cunningham, from North Berwick, claimed gold in the 12/13-year-olds’ beam with a score of 12.550, seeing off Millie Redford and Taylor Richardson, both of the City of Glasgow Gymnastics Club, into equal second place.

She outshone her rivals both in the final and in qualifying, where the 11-year-old also finished in first place.

Her title win was much to the delight of her parents Tracey and Rob, who were at the event at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth last weekend.

Last week, a “delighted” Tracey told Courier Sport: “We’re both very proud of her – beyond proud.

“Her dad and I burst into tears when we found out that she had won.”

Tracey revealed that her daughter, a pupil at Law Primary School, did not know she had won until an announcement over the public address system.

She added: “They’ve all got an app on their phones that updates with their scores, so as soon as she finished we knew she had won.

“We moved seats to sit right down the front, so I think from that she had worked out that she had placed [in a medal position].

“We’d decided not to tell her – all the parents around us kept quiet too, which was really nice of them – until her name was read out.”

And Tracey said that Poppy, a member at Lasswade Gymnastics Club, was “really surprised” when her name was read out.

There was a second cause for celebration for the Cunninghams in Perth, as Poppy won a second medal – finishing third in the 12/13-year-old floor competition.

Her bronze medal winning score of 11.900 was just shy of Hamilton’s Kennedi Foster, who took silver with 12.150, while Redford exacted her revenge by taking gold with a score of 12.300.

Cunningham was also in action in the vault but failed to reach the final. Tracey said: “She was not expected to do anything with that.”

Tracey praised her daughter and coach Rachael Purves for her input, adding: “She is amazing and she’s really helped with Poppy.”