Mitcham's Daniel Ghosh followed in the footsteps of Olympic stars Kelly Sotherton and Mark-Lewis Francis on Sunday as he claimed third best all-rounder at the Aviva Sportshall UK Final in Birmingham.

The 15-year-old won the award after collecting a silver medal in the standing long jump with a distance of 2.79m and a bronze in the two-lap sprint race in a time of 21.2seconds.

Ghosh, who attends Wimbledon College, also came sixth in the shot put event as he demonstrated his all-round prowess at the flagship junior athletics development event of the year in the West Midlands.

But, after writing his name into the Sportshall history books alongside the likes of Sotherton and Lewis-Francis - who tasted success in 1992 and 1998 respectively - Ghosh was left wanting more.

He said: “I am happy that I came third overall because it is such a strong competition and it is my first time here.

“But I know that I can do better and I am a little disappointed that I didn’t do as well as I know I can.

“So this disappointment is going to spur me on to do better and I am sure I will be able to improve on this next time I compete.”

Daniel's efforts at Birmingham’s LG Arena didn’t go unnoticed with current Aviva GB & NI Team hurdler Will Sharman keeping a close eye on the Battersea teenager.

And Sharman, who finished fourth in the 110m hurdles at last year World Championships in Berlin, believes the youngster has a bright future ahead of him.

“All the athletes including Daniel gave their all and that is great,” said Sharman.

“Some big names have come through Sportshall and it seems to be that this place identifies talent very well so let’s hope we are seeing some more future GB stars.”

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