Driscoll confident of British success at trampoline worlds
November 6, 2013 13:23 pm
Kat Driscoll is adamant Britain will win medals once more at the Trampoline World Championships after labelling the team in Bulgaria as the strongest ever assembled for a global gathering.
Driscoll, Team GB’s only trampoline representative at the London 2012 Olympics last summer, has fond memories of the World Championships following success two years ago.
On that occasion at Birmingham’s NIA, the 27-year-old claimed two medals – bronze in the synchro with Amanda Parker and silver for Britain behind China in the team competition.
Driscoll was also eighth in the individual event, the only trampoline discipline at the Olympics, with that performance qualifying her for London 2012 where she was to finish ninth.
She will team up once again with Parker in the synchro and, adamant she has never been on a British World Championship team with such talent, is expecting multiple successes again.
“The British team is definitely the strongest we’ve ever sent to a World Championships,” said Driscoll, who won synchro gold with Parker at the World Games in Colombia this summer.
“It’s the same group of girls that competed at the 2011 worlds, but we’ve all improved an awful lot since then and our routines are at a totally different level.
“We finished second last time around, but to be honest, we were quite a long way behind the Chinese. In the last couple of years, we’ve been able to bridge that gap.
“Then in the synchro, I’ll be teaming up with Amanda again, and after winning gold at the World Games, we’re really confident about our chances of doing it again.
“We were hopeful of doing well in Colombia, but to execute what we had to under pressure to win the gold was a big thing for us.
“Whenever the pressure is on again in the future, we know we've been there and come through.”
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