Gallagher success secures Team GB spot at Tokyo 2020
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Gallagher success secures Team GB spot at Tokyo 2020

30 November 2019 / 13:20

Laura Gallagher admitted it felt surreal to reach the individual final at the Trampoline World Championships, a result which also bags Team GB a Tokyo 2020 spot.

The 30-year-old from Somerset produced a superb routine in Japan, scoring 55.350 to finish third in the semi-final and ensure that she is still in the running for the medals.

And with Gallagher revealing that it is likely to be her last World Championships, she was overwhelmed to have been able to bring out her best when it mattered most.

“It all feels a bit surreal; I feel very emotional,” said Gallagher. “This has been a long journey for me, lots of missed opportunities and hard times along the way - I feel very proud of myself.

“To make the final is so special to me, it’s likely to be my last World Championships and to perform under pressure and make the final is a very significant moment for me. “

Elsewhere, Olympic silver medallist Bryony Page was unable to join Gallagher in the trampoline final despite making a good start, ultimately scoring 52.465 to finish 15th.

Page is still well placed to qualify for Tokyo 2020 through the World Cup Series, currently sitting fourth, as she looks to make it two female gymnasts for Team GB next summer.