King Edward VI School pupil Matt Barton put himself in the frame for the 2016 Olympics after his stunning performance in the World Windsurfing Championships in Italy.
In securing an impressive 28th place, Barton beat 53 other Olympic hopefuls from more than 15 different nations, including the USA, Germany and Russia.
Barton also managed to come second out of the seven British competitors, putting him very much in the reckoning for a place at the 2016 Games in Rio De Janeiro.
King VI Edward VI School head of PE Gary Clarke said: “We’re all very proud of Matt. He’s been a King Edward VI School sports award winner three times over and a true role model to any young person looking to achieve their potential in any walk of life.
“He’s always managed to strike a great balance between achieving at the very highest level, as well as keeping his feet firmly on the ground as a popular and helpful A-level PE student among his peers.”