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Kelly Simm ready for 2020

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It’s been a busy start to 2020 for several Olympic hopefuls. The opening week saw our senior men’s artistic squad and senior trampoline squad meet up for their first training camps, and this week has seen some of the women’s artistic squads get together for the first time since the turn of the year.

With places at the Games guaranteed for the men’s and women’s teams, the next six months will be key to finding out who is on the plane to Tokyo. There are just four places available per team.

Kelly Simm is one of the gymnasts hoping for a good start to 2020 after battling back from injury to be first reserve for the British team at the World Championships in October.

She's excited to be back training with the team and is looking forward to a big year.

"Training has been really good, and it's always nice to be back with all of the girls. Coming back here, in to the brand new gym, it doesn't really feel like we're at Lilleshall. It's been so nice to train here and it will be throughout the year.

"The gym really is lovely. The pictures of gymnasts on the walls make it feel really special.

I'm really hoping to stay injury free and just to keep improving. Last year started really well until about March, and then I fractured my foot, so the rest of the year was all about getting back from that. It was quite a tough year for me personally but I was able to get back and support the team at the world's.

"We're working on upgrading my routines, but we're just at the stage of seeing what’s working and what’s not at the moment. I'm focussing on building up my fitness for routines."

Last week, we caught up with Brinn Bevan from the men’s artistic squad to see how his training is going.