Medal haul for UK automotive team

The UK automotive team have powered to success at the 2011 WorldSkills competition in London.

The team scooped five gold, two silver and 12 bronze medals, while the UK was also awarded 12 Medallions for Excellence, which are given to competitors who achieve at least 500 points and are deemed the world class standard.

They faced some stiff competition over the four days, with 1,000 competitors from over 51 countries taking part.

The team were praised for their performance by the Institute of the Motor Industry.

They managed to continue their success from previous WorldSkills competitions.

In 2005, Andrew Blair won a gold medal in autobody repair in Helsinki and, in Japan in 2007, Jonathan Lloyd and Simon Noble each scooped a bronze medal in autobody repair and car painting respectively.

Meanwhile, in 2009 in Canada, Daniel Cain achieved bronze in autobody repair.

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