A YOUNG ice skater from Barnsley wowed judges at an international competition to pick up a silver medal.

Isla Shenton, 13, from Pogmoor, has been ice skating since she was just five years old and has gone from strength-to-strength.

Having competed in professional competitions at just six years old, Isla is hoping to push on with her ice skating and make it to the top level.

She’s currently part of the GB developmental team - and has aspirations of competing in even more international competitions.

Her mum, Donna Shenton, told the Chronicle: “She’s been overseas three times in the last year.

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“She competed in the Netherlands, then Sofia in Bulgaria where she finished fourth.

“The most recent one was in Bucharest in Romania where she picked up a silver medal.

“She was really happy with that and so am I.

“Her coach has recently retired so this was the last competition with her, hopefully the new one will be as successful.

“She’ll be looking to compete at the qualifiers for the British Championships in March and then finals are held in September.”

She recently was awarded funding from the Talented Athlete Programme where she received £1,400.

Isla is hoping to get to the top of her sport, but also has aims of skating around the world to travel with Disney on Ice.

She was nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award in the Young Superstar category last year.