Baku 2015: Driscoll wants more after silver-medal win
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Baku 2015: Driscoll wants more after silver-medal win

21 June 2015 / 07:42

Fresh from claiming a silver medal at the inaugural European Games, Kat Driscoll says there is even more to come from her in the lead up to Rio.

The seven-time world medallist, who represented Team GB at London 2012, incurred no penalties on her way to scoring 53.910 in the individual trampoline, finishing behind only Russian champion Yana Pavlova on the podium.

The 29-year-old says she ranks her Baku experience high among her list of achievements, but is not about to rest on her laurels.

“Winning a medal for Great Britain is always a privilege but doing it as part of Team GB makes it just that little bit more special,” said Driscoll.

“I knew I was capable of winning a medal before I came out here, having looked at the field and knowing what I had done last year at the Europeans. But you can’t control everything, I was just focused on trying to deliver a technical routine that was strong and that would challenge.

“I was a little disappointed with some of the mistakes that I made in the preliminaries and I knew that wouldn’t be good enough in the final and I would have to make some improvements.

“I’m pleased to have improved, but I know there’s more in there so I’m eager to get back home and start working on those areas so I’m able to produce even better performances than that.”

Driscoll was later denied a second medal, finishing fifth alongside Laura Gallagher in the synchronised final.

The pair amassed 43.200 points and Gallagher was proud of their performance.

“It feels great to have completed a clean routine in the final and gives me a great positive to take in to the rest of the year,” said the 26-year-old.

“It wasn’t the best routine we’ve performed together but pretty good. We focus on individual trampoline in Britain so this was always a bonus.”

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