YORK boxer Paris Smith has won a gold medal at the schoolgirls European Championships following a dominant victory in Sunday’s final in Georgia.

Smith backed up Friday’s first-round knockout of Ukraine's Olha Pylypchuk in the semi-final with a convincing points win over Ava Henry Lyndon of Ireland.

The 12-year-old, who fights out of Legions Gym in Clifton Moor, made history at the event by becoming the first female fighter from the city of York to represent England at a major international tournament.

By claiming gold in Georgia, she adds another medal to her collection, having won a national championship title earlier this year.

Smith showcased her raw power in forcing a first-round stoppage against Pylypchuk in the semi-final.

But, it was her crisp counter-punching that found the most success in the opening round, making her opponent miss and then landing shots of her own in return.

It was a task made even more impressive given the towering and more physically imposing figure of Lyndon.

The York boxer came out as the aggressor in the second round and had success from short range with her right hand, but did come away with a bloody nose as the two came in close proximity.

As the bout entered its final stage, there was little to separate the two fighters with neither establishing their dominance.

However, Smith had done enough to win the contest, earning a 5:0 decision from the judges.