Driscoll all smiles after placing fourth at World Champs

09 November 2014 / 14:17

London 2012 Olympian Kat Driscoll insisted she could hold her head up high despite just missing out on an individual medal at the 2014 Trampoline World Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Driscoll gradually stepped up the performances throughout the competition, progressing through to the semi-finals in ninth before qualifying for the final as the sixth best competitor.

And competing against a world class field, the 28-year-old looked confident and performed an impressive routine to score 53.560 to place fourth.

It saw her miss out on a first individual world medal by 0.415 points with China’s Lui Lingling taking the overall gold.

She was the only British representative in the final after Pamela Clark, competing in her first senior World Championships, just missed out in ninth while 2014 British champion Byrony Page was down in 14th after struggling with travelling and a lack of height in her routine.

And with less than two years to go until Rio 2016, Driscoll, who failed to make the individual final at London 2012, could not have been happier with her performance.

“I am really really pleased, it’s my third worlds final and the first I’ve walked away from and felt like I’ve done all I could do,” she said.

“Tracy (coach) asked me 'what do you want to walk away from this competition with?' which is exactly what she asked me in London and back then I said I just want to walk away knowing I’d done all I could and be happy with ten skills. And as soon as I got off the trampoline then I knew I had done that.”

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