Kat Driscoll to lead British team in Europe

08 March 2012 / 15:09

Kat Driscoll will head up the Great Britain team for next month's European Trampoline Championships in St Petersburg.

The 25-year-old British champion secured an Olympic place for the national team at last November's World Championship, and is part of a four-strong women's team who will represent Britain in the competition which runs between April 9 and 14.

Laura Gallagher, Emma Smith and Amanda Parker complete the squad, with Bryony Page named as a reserve.

The men's team comprises Northampton-based duo James Higgins and Steve Walsh, alongside Nathan Bailey and Daniel Greaves, with Jack Helme named as a reserve.

Luke Strong has been named in the new under-21 category and will also compete in the synchronised event with Bailey.

A statement on the British Gymnastics website said: "The provisional entries for these Championships promise a record participation with a total of about 1000 gymnasts, out of which 120 are entered for the all new under-21 category.

"At just over four months from the Olympic Games in London, it will be one of the last major 'tests' for the top European gymnasts ahead of the battle for Olympic titles."

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