TPS student Emily Miller has been crowned World Champion after winning 5 Golds and 1 Silver medal at the World Triathle and Biathle Championships in St Petersburg Florida, USA.

10-year-old Emily qualified for the World Championships after gaining first place in both Triathle (shoot/swim/run x2) and Biathle (run/swim x2) at the European Championships in Madeira in June.

Last week in Florida, she was crowned World Individual Biathle Champion, World Individual Triathle Champion, World Biathle Relay champion and won two further team gold medals for Great Britain. She also won silver in the Triathle Relay narrowly missing out on the top spot by one second to South Africa.

Emily said “It is an amazing feeling to become a world champion – it was hard with the time difference and heat, but I gave it everything and tried my hardest. I never give up!”

Taunton Preparatory School Headmaster Andrew Edwards said; “We want all of our pupils to aim high and to try their best in everything that they do. Emily certainly embodies these values and trains exceptionally hard with great discipline, perseverance and resilience. She fully deserves her amazing achievements and has been brilliantly supported by the staff of Taunton School, by her coaches, and of course by her family. Very well done, Emily!”