A TEENAGER born with a rare genetic liver disease has won two gold medals in the British Transplant Games.

Maisie Danher - who underwent a life-saving operation in 2010 - took part in the competition at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday.

The 13-year-old, a member of Wirral Athletic Club, won her medals in the 100m and 200m races.

Steve Brick, who has only been coaching Maisie - a student at Birkenhead High School - for about four months, said: "Maisie is an amazing young lady and works so hard in training she deserves these medals.

"She is a great example to any young athlete.

"Maisie will now be working towards qualifying for the world championships next year."

Maisie went on the waiting list for a new liver in March 2010 when she was four and had her first transplant that year.

Unfortunately that liver did not work and 24 hours later she was once again placed on the waiting list as super urgent.

For three days she was without a working liver and in intensive care being kept alive.

Another liver became available and her second transplant took place later that week.

She has gone from strength to strength and is now fit and well, happy and healthy.

She has competed in the British Transplant Games for the last seven years competing for the Birmingham Children's Team - she had her transplants at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

A spokesman for Wirral Athletic Club said: "We are extremely happy for Maisie and hope she will have continued success in the future with support from her coach Steve Brick."