Bryony Page admits it’ll be years until she realises the realities of her Olympic silver after becoming the first British athlete ever to win a trampoline medal at the Games.
After qualifying for the final of the women’s event in seventh with a score of 100.075 from her two routines, the 25-year-old’s 56.040 was then good enough for the silver as Rosannagh MacLennan of Canada took gold with 56.465 and Dan Li of China in bronze with 55.885.
Page’s teammate Kat Driscoll had also qualified for the final and finished in sixth place with 53.645. It was the first time any British athlete had made an Olympic trampoline final.
“It’s just incredible, I can’t believe it,” said Page. “I think once I retire from sport and watch the Olympics not as an athlete is when it’ll sink in. It’s been an incredible journey so far and hopefully more to come.”
“I didn’t expect to medal so to go and to get silver – I just couldn’t have asked for more. I went out there and did my absolute best on the trampoline in that final.
“I’ve been putting so much effort in. I’ve been putting everything into training and trying to improve myself as a person and as an athlete so it’s just so amazing that it’s paid off in the most incredible way possible - an Olympic medal.”
Page’s silver adds to another successful day for Team GB at the Games following the two rowing golds won on the Lagoa, the men’s team pursuit squad retaining their title and dressage team silver.