HEATHROW Gymnastics Club brought home no less than six champions from last week's English Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Leicester.

Despite strong opposition from the likes of floor world champion Beth Tweddle, the club, based in Green Lane Hounslow, boasted a 14-medal haul by the end.

Danusia Francis led the way for Heathrow with victory in both the senior all round and senior beam competitions, as well as a silver on the floor and bronze on the bars.

Team-mate Nicole Hibbert also shone, taking the senior vault title as well as bronze in the beam and all round events.

The duo have long been touted as potential stars of the Great Britain team when the Olympic Games come to London in 2012.

Another to win multiple medals was Laura Mitchell, who landed the junior all round and junior bars championships, not to mention sil- ver on the beam and bronze on the floor.

Team-mate Loriah James also won the junior beam title, before scooping a silver on the floor too.

Savannah Lawrence completed Heathrow's stash of medals with sil- ver on the vault.

Meanwhile, Isleworth schoolboy Thomas Gibbs competed for Heathrow at his very first Senior Men's English Championships and, up against much older opposition, came a very creditable 13th.

Club spokesman Nick Idelson said: "To come home with both senior and junior champions com- peting against the likes of Beth Tweddle is fantastic, and we clearly dominated the field.

"It's now looking very exciting for the club's gymnasts, not just for the 2012 Olympics, but 2016 too.

"Britain has always struggled to get all round medals in gymnastics, but our girls could put that right.

"It'll be an exciting time for Thomas too, as having won every- thing he can in junior gymnastics, he's already competing in senior events before he's really old enough too."

Having once again shown their strength on the national stage, Heathrow go international next month, with another of their star performers, Beijing Olympian Becky Wing, taking part in the European Championships.