OXFORD Rhythmic Gymnastics’ Espoir team finished fourth at the British Championships.

The youngsters were unlucky not to claim a spot on the podium, achieving 30.550 points compared to A & V Rhythmic’s 31.250 in third.

The six teams competed with a free routine and a ball routine at the Telford International Centre, with Oxford in the mix in both events.

They finished third in the latter, with London-based A & V again pipping them by virtue of scoring 13.550 to their 13.500.

Oxford still earned a medal for their exploits, though, while they were fifth with 17.050 in the free event.

They are scheduled to compete at the Bath Cup from June 23 to 25.