Kat Driscoll seals World Cup series title - British Gymnastics

Kat Driscoll seals World Cup series title

newwebKat_DriscollCTrampoline World Cup, Odense (DEN) : Britain’s trampoline gymnasts completed a very successful World Cup in Odense, with confirmation that Kat Driscoll has ended the season with the women's World Cup series overall title and along with Amanda Parker also the women's synchro top spot.

Despite a disappointing individual performance in Denmark, Kat's three individual medals in the series were easily enough to win the title. In synchro Kat and Amanda's fifth podium finish of the series underlined their amazing consistency at top World level in this event.

Kat Driscoll: “It’s a fantastic feeling to be the series winner. It’s been a great season so far and I feel that I’ve gotten stronger as the season has gone on and am in a great position looking forward to the World Championships. It gives me great confidence going into the Worlds knowing that I'm ready to fight against the best, it was such an honour to stand on the podium and hear the national anthem playing because of my achievements!”

The best British women's results in Denmark were Emma Smith in 5th (a welcome return to form recording a world record vol difficulty tariff of 16.0) and Laura Gallagher in 6th - 2 different finalists on 2 consecutive weekends further highlighting GBR women's current world standing in this event, and excellent news ahead of the forthcoming Worlds and Olympic Qualification hopes.

In the men's events James Higgins placed 7th, his 3rd final of the season and again important for Worlds/Olympic qualification hopes. In synchro Luke Strong/Nathan Bailey placed just outside the medals with an excellent 4th place, at 17yrs old they are firmly 'on route to Rio'

Team trampoline GB now have 4 weeks preparation including a Pre-Worlds Camp in Bath before heading to the Birmingham Worlds Championships in November.