Nesta is a British champion

Nesta Baxter.
Nesta Baxter.
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Kickboxer Nesta Baxter has been crowned a British champion.

She was one of six members of Boston’s Evolution Martial Arts to fight at the CIMAC British Championships at Birmingham.

Nesta, 14, entered two categories - the points and continuous girls’ events - both in the 53kg section.

Nesta won the continuous gold after defeating a rival fighter she had only previously beaten once.

“I am very happy with my fight,” said Nesta.

In the points section, Nesta lost out in her semi-final, finishing fourth overall.

Fellow juniors Harley Butterfield and Ambie Brockelsby also competed in the advanced sections.

Eight-year-old Harley - weighing only 23kg - had to go into the -30kg points fighting category as this was the lightest section.

He was also the smallest competitor in his section, but he didn’t let that bother him as he claimed silver against taller opponents.

Ambie, 11, entered into both the 30k point fighting and continuous sections, claiming silver in the continuous event.

Kevin Hunter fought in the men’s senior mixed ability +80kg continuous category, where he was beaten by BBC Radio 6 DJ George Lamb.

Vicki Bradford and Chloe Mallet both entered into the novice section.

In just her third fight, Chloe booked herself into the final of the 13-16 years +49k points category, where she picked up the silver medal.

Vicki took part in the ladies’ section and also claimed a runners-up spot.