A 17-year-old judo star from Penistone is targeting Olympic glory in the future after taking bronze at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas.Lachlan Moorhead, who is the British number one for the under 18 minus 73kg category, won the medal for England.

Penistone Grammar School pupil Lachlan beat opponents from Ghana and Scotland to reach the semi-finals where he was narrowly defeated by an Australian after being penalised for being 'too passive.' He then beat his Samoan opponent in the bronze medal match with an armlock.

He said: "I was really happy with a medal. Obviously every athlete wants to win gold and I was a little bit disappointed not to win my semi-final. But to get a bronze at the Commonwealths for my age group is really good and probably the highlight of my career.

"It has been brilliant at the Youth Commonwealth Games. There has been a really good atmosphere. I really enjoyed competing then going around all the other sports after I had finished. Bahamas is a fantastic place to visit."

Lachlan, who has won two bronze medals at the British Championships and the English Open, now plans to compete in the under 21s age group starting from the British Championships in December.

He said: "My long-term aim would be to win World Championship and Olympic medals. Tokyo in 2020 might be a bit too soon for me but hopefully I can go to the Olympics after that."

Lachlan has been involved in judo since he was five, having followed his father into the sport. Earlier this month he missed out on a medal at the European Championships despite winning three of his four fights.