Golden Paris is on top of the world.
The 14-year-old, who was making her first appearance at World Championship level, along with fellow Brit colleagues Georgia Hannam and Jessica Chapman, took the coveted gold medal in the 13 to 14-year-old age division in brilliant style, holding off the cream of the crop from the likes of South Africa, Czech Republic, Germany, Zambia, Australia, Bulgaria and the United Arab Republic.
Following the medal ceremony Paris, a student at Whitley Academy who is also an outstanding talent in modern pentathlon, said: "It's a great feeling having a World Championship gold medal but this is just the beginning for me. I must acknowledge that without the support of friends, family and One to One Sign Solutions the trip to Dubai would not have been possible and today I would not have achieved one of my ambitions.
"Winning gold for my country is terrific but what makes it more special is it repays the belief everyone had in me. I'm so grateful to them all."
Under more than 40 degrees of heat, Paris enjoyed a comfortable first run in the final and went into transition in eighth but an excellent entry into the sea plus an eyecatching swim eased her on to the heels of the pace-setters, so much so she exited the water in medal contention.
Another smart transition back onto the running course proved crucial and she came through the finish in fifth to secure gold for Great Britain.
During the summer Paris, a member of King's Messenger Pentathlon Club, Godiva Harriers and City of Coventry Swimming Club, made her international debut and won the Munich leg of the World Biathle Series that spearheaded her towards the overall crown.
Ambitious Paris has high hopes of competing in a future Olympics in the gruelling sport of Modern Pentathlon (running, swimming, shooting, fencing and show jumping) but needs sponsorship to help buy essential equipment, fund training and competition expenses. Anyone wishing to play a part in Paris's bid for glory can contact Steff Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.