Largs teen swimmer Abby Kane broke the S13 World Record for 100m backstroke this month.

Abby recorded an impressive 1:09.50 at National Para Swimming Championships held at Manchester Aquatics Centre.

The 14 year old, who received a silver medal at the Rio Paralympics last year, has again been making waves with a first class display.

Para-swimmers ended the year in style with 14 World and 22 European records. More than 260 swimmers took part in the National Championships in Manchester.

The event was organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport in partnership with British Para-Swimming.

Next year it’s the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast in Australia, and the Europeans in Ireland, which the Largs Academy pupil will be aiming for.

The youngster, who has Stargardt disease - a condition that leads to progressive vision deterioration - started swimming when she was seven for North Ayrshire Amateur Swimming Club, and now features for Ren96.

Last year, Abby showed she had nerves of steel against the best in the world as she set a paralympics record in the qualifying heats with a 1:09:09 swim in the qualifying heat to set a Paralympics record, and went on to record silver at Rio.

Addressing the Scottish Parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated that Abby had “single-handedly demonstrated to a whole generation, particularly young girls, what they can achieve by hard work and dedication.”

Abby's brother Fraser impressed in the recent International Paracycle championship at the British National cycling centre, also held in Manchester.

The event is the equivalent to the world cup for mainstream cycling, and encouraged representation from all over the world as far as Ghana and Greece.

Fraser finished a respectable seventh in the overall event, after making it through the qualification heats, and there was only 30-50cm difference between the two front wheels in crossing the finishing line with the winner.