LIAM Openshaw won gold in Florida – and brother Ryan also got in on the medal act.

The Canford Heath-based duo were competing in the World Biathle and Triathle Championships in Sarasota.

Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run event, usually in an open water environment, while triathle adds a laser shooting component.

Alongside a bronze medal in the under-15s biathle, Liam scooped a memorable gold in the triathle.

Liam – a member of the England Talent Programme – also won bronze with his partner in the triathle relay and gold and silver team medals in triathle and biathle, respectively.

Younger brother Ryan impressed on his championship debut with some promising finishes, including ninth in the under-13 triathle, which saw him play his part in team bronze for Great Britain.

Liam and Ryan, who attend Poole Athletic Club, have been competing in modern pentathlon disciplines for the past year.

A full modern pentathlon involves five elements – running, swimming, shooting, fencing and horse riding.

Currently, the brothers only compete in the first four events but they hope to begin riding shortly.

The duo are on course to race in the same age groups at the world championships next year, with the event scheduled to take place in Turkey.