MATILDA Mutadvzic could not hide her delight at winning tennis gold in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The 15-year-old, who grew up in Abingdon, beat Russian Maria Sholokhova 6-1, 6-1 in the European Youth Olympic Festival final.

Mutadvzic, competing for Great Britain, took just over an hour to triumph.

She said: “It was exhilarating at the end and I was so happy. It all came together at the right time.

“I was trying not to be nervous out there. I know it’s difficult, but I focused on my own game and hoped for the best.”

She added: “I believed in myself from the first point, but I think the turning point was when I broke for 4-1 in the first.

“She called for a medical and I knew then that she was looking for a way to break the rhythm and I was then able to stay calm and not let it affect me.”

Swimmer Nicholas Skelton, who is from Abingdon but competes for City of Oxford, also came home with a medal.

He helped Britain’s 4x100m team win gold in a time of 3mins 27.14secs.

Skelton also reached the 200m final, coming seventh.

Bicester School pupil Millie Couzens competed in the cycling event.

She finished tenth in the 10km time trial and 24th in the 50km road race.