AN athlete from Eaglesham has been praised for her "fantastic success" at this year's Special Olympics World Games.

It comes after East Renfrewshire's MP Kirsten Oswald presented Amy Clark with an Early Day Motion which she tabled at Westminster.

Clark was the first person from Team GB to win a medal, winning gold in the rhythmic gymnastics event to become level four all-around champion.

On top of that, she won further awards in the apparatus final, including a silver in clubs, bronze for her ribbon routine, and earned fourth and fifth ribbons for her ball and hoop routines.

Kirsten Oswald MP said: “I was chuffed to have met with Amy Clark and her family, to present Amy with an Early Day Motion I tabled at Westminster to mark her fantastic success at this year’s Special Olympics World Games.

“Special Olympics GB is the largest provider of year-round sports training and competition for children and adults of all abilities with learning disabilities, and as Amy’s mum pointed out, many people won’t know about the excitement of the Special Olympics competition because we don’t see it on TV.

"I’d like to see that change.

“I was delighted to also hear that Amy achieved another impressive win at the Scottish Gymnastics Awards in the ‘Senior Gymnast’ category.

"I wish Amy all the best for future competitions.”