Norfolk schoolgirl meets Steve Redgrave at Top Trumps final

A Norfolk schoolgirl's knack for a playground card game saw her rubbing shoulders with Olympic legend Steve Redgrave today.

For 11-year-old Jasmin Honour trumped 100,000 UK schoolchildren to reach the grand final of the National Top Trumps Schools Tournament in London.

And while the Bradwell youngster did not scoop the overall prize, she made the final 12 and walked away with an award for her fancy dress.

Jasmin said : 'I had an amazing day. Getting to see Sir Steve Redgrave was fantastic. Seeing the Olympic Stadium was great.'

The Homefield Primary School pupil went dressed as a horse she named Epona, after finalists were asked to turn up in fancy dress.

And she received some John Lewis vouchers plus games goodies from Top Trumps makers Winning Moves for her achievements.

Her mum Sharon, 41, said: 'We are so very proud of Jasmin making the grand finals out of so many children.'

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And dad Darren, 43, added: 'We are all chuffed to bits.'

The grand final took place at the Stadium Suite at John Lewis Stratford City 2012 in East London.

It is within the official London 2012 shop and overlooks London's Olympic Park, and at the final Jasmin got to meet and chat to Olympic Legend Sir Steve Redgrave - the official ambassador and face of the 2012 Top Trumps Schools Tournament.

Sir Steve told the delighted youngster: 'Very well done Jasmin – you did fantastically.'

And her fame is making waves at her school too.

Hayley Bond, her school teacher, said: 'We are extremely proud of Jasmin. She did so well.'

To reach the final Jasmin had to first trump classmates at her school to become the Top Trumps School Champion before the next gruelling and grilling round - an intensive online competition.

The final was played on a special commemorative bumper version of Top Trumps, which features London 2012 medal hopefuls.

In the game are cards of scores of Olympians past and present.

These cards enable you to trump your opponents across a range of Olympic themes from British Legends to Paralympic Heroes.

The winnre of the overall final was 10-year-old Lloyd from Warrington, Cheshire.

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