Mitcham’s Daniel Ghosh, Battersea’s Aaron Okuleye and Clapham’s Segun Babalola followed in the footsteps of Olympic stars Kelly Sotherton and Mark-Lewis Francis on Sunday at the Aviva Sportshall UK final in Birmingham.

Daniel, 15, claimed the third best all-rounder award after collecting silver in the standing long jump (2.79m), and bronze in the two-lap sprint race (21.2 seconds).

The Wimbledon College student also came sixth in the shotput.

But, after writing his name into the Sportshall history books, 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 I can do better and I am a little disappointed I didn’t.

“This 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.”

Schoolmate Segun won gold in the eight-lap parlauf sprint race, having teamed up with Victoria’s Theo Akinyemi on the morning of the event.

He said: “This is my third final and I am really happy to have won gold because I have not won it before.

“We are definitely going to come back again next year and defend our title.”

Elliott School student Aaron finished second in the standing triple jump (7.71m).

The 13-year-old also came sixth in the two-lap sprint race, and declared himself satisfied with his day’s work.

“I am pleased with my efforts and I am going to train really hard from now on to make sure I do better next year,” he said.

“I was a bit off my personal best, which shows there is still plenty of room for improvement.”

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