FREYA Johnson is powering on relentlessly in becoming the best of British at a variety of sports.

After taking the wrestling and martial arts worlds by storm, the 14-year-old is now having the same effect on powerlifting.

Despite her tender years, the Lostock schoolgirl has huge experience of winning British titles and setting national records.

Her precocious strength and ability have seen her twice have to take up new sports to challenge herself when she became too good at a previous one.

She began by wrestling and took back-to-back titles in the British Junior and English Open championships before running out of viable opponents around her own age.

She switched to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the same thing happened as she quickly became the best at her age, leading her to move up to competing against adults.

Again, she rose to the challenge in style, convincingly beating a 28-year-old opponent to win the prestigious King of the North Brazilian Jiu Jitsu open-age title, and also triumphing in her age-group competition at the same event by seeing off the then European silver medallist by a score of 10-0.

After becoming British champion the Bolton teenager began training with men and women due to the lack of people her own age of similar ability.

Having already been multiple-times British champion at Olympic wrestling and with the British title in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under her belt, she found there was little challenge left in those sports.

Her dad suggested she took up powerlifting, and after training for nine months she entered her first competition, again with sensational results.

Freya, who trains several times a week with the world's strongest woman, Rhianon Lovelace, at Kaos Strength Gym in Preston, broke three British records in the under 60kg category at the Global Powerlifting Committee Midlands competition.

Her lifts of 55kg in the bench press, 107.5kg in the squat and a massive 140kg in the deadlift gave her an overall total of 302.5kg which automatically qualified her for the British and World Championships.