Driscoll ready for Olympic debut
August 3, 2012 13:35 pm
Great Britain trampolinist Kat Driscoll is feeling confident ahead of her Olympic debut on Saturday.
Driscoll is Team GB's sole representative in the trampoline competition and will bid to become the first British woman to make an Olympic final when she competes at the North Greenwich arena in the day-long event.
The 26-year-old, who trains at the Apollo Trampoline Club, Tyne and Wear, faces tough opposition in the form of China's reigning Olympic champion He Wenna, Beijing silver medallist Karen Cockburn of Canada, world champion Rosannagh MacLennan and former bronze medallist Ekaterina Khilko of Uzbekistan.
"My training has been pretty good and I've been enjoying my time here and I'm feeling pretty calm," Driscoll said.
"It's just about going out on Saturday and delivering two good routines in prelims which will then qualify you for a final.
"In trampolining it then goes back to zero so it's a completely new start.
"That means it's anyone's game as everyone starts afresh and anything can happen."
Driscoll, ranked world number one in both the individual and synchronised disciplines last year with partner Amanda Parker, would love to see the spectacular synchro event introduced at the Olympic Games following individual trampoline's debut at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
"It would be amazing to get synchro in," Driscoll said.
"Great Britain are a really strong nation. We have been for years and years so it would be nice to get that to be part of it and let people see more about what trampolining is and what we have to offer."
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