A FANTASTIC team of super skaters have looped, salchowed and axelled their way to international glory.

Young athletes from Silver Blades Altrincham Inline Skating Team have recently returned from Fasano in Italy where for the fourth year running they represented Great Britain at the World Inline Skating Championships.

This year was a hugely successful for the Silver Blades who returned with four new world champions, who took gold in their respective categories, plus five silver and one bronze medallist; as well as bronze in the team category.

Head coach Donna McCarthy said she was thrilled with the results, adding: “Each and every skater should be very proud of what they have achieved.

“They worked hard and impressed everyone with their performance and their team spirit.”