SAM Oldham laid his ghosts to rest with a gold medal-winning show on the high bars at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

SAM Oldham laid his ghosts to rest with a gold medal-winning show on the high bars at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

The 17-year-old bounced back on Sunday to top the standings in the event that cost him an all-around medal earlier in the week.

A heavy fall in the horizontal bars component of the combined competition saw Oldham slip from the silver-medal position to fifth overall, but he took his chance in the individual apparatus finals.

The Huntingdon Gym Club member also won silver on the pommel horse, just missing out on the gold, and finished fourth and fifth in the parallel bars and floor respectively.

His last chance for gold came in the horizontal bars, and he produced the goods with a score of 14.375 to win from Spain's Abad Nestor.

After his disappointment a few days earlier, Oldham was determined to make up for it in the apparatus finals.

He had already stated his intention of bringing home at least one gold medal from the games, to go with the three golds he won at the European Junior Championships in Birmingham in April.

The Huntingdon Olympic Gym Club head coach Paul Hall said that the results were the latest indication that Oldham, who spends much of his time training in Loughborough, had a bright future.

"Sam's always been a very talented gymnast, and he showed a lot of nerve to come through to win his medals," said Hall.

"He's got a good future ahead of him, and he stands a chance of making the London 2012 team. There's a lot of hard work and competition before then, because there's a very strong group of young British gymnasts, but Sam's got a chance."

Hall also confirmed that other Huntingdon gymnasts would be appearing on the international stage at October's Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Tori Simpson and Emma White have both been selected for Scotland, while Luke Carson and Charlotte McKenna will represent Northern Ireland.