Page defends British trampoline title after Driscoll battle

22 September 2014 / 18:06

Bryony Page immediately turned her attentions to the rest of the world after successfully defending her British trampoline title.

Page was locked in a tight battle with London 2012 Olympian Kat Driscoll for the crown, with the latter leading overnight after two routines.

However Page was in no mood to relinquish her grasp on the title and fought back with the third and final performance on the last day to nudge ahead, scoring 154.120 compared to Driscoll’s 154.070.

And with the World Championships in Daytona Beach fast approaching in November, Page was over the moon with her triumph.

“I’m really surprised as I made a few mistakes on day one but focused the next day on putting in a good routine and it worked, I’m so happy to be British champion once again,” Page said.

“I had nothing to lose with the final routine and I really focussed hard on getting rid of any errors.

“This result means the world to me and with the trials for the World Championships on-going it should really help me, we have a very strong British team and just to make the line-up is tough which shows how much the sport is developing and how high the standard in this country.”

Meanwhile, the men’s event was won by Lewis Bartlett who took the gold with a score of 160.750.

He said: “It’s amazing, still a bit unreal. I knew I’d put the work in so to see it come off, I’m really happy.

“I’ve dreamt of becoming British champion and can’t really believe it’s happened.”

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