Sheffield trampoline star Bryony wins Olympic place for GB team

Bryony Page, left, finished fifth at the 2015 Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline World Championships.
Bryony Page, left, finished fifth at the 2015 Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline World Championships.

Sheffield -based trampoline star Bryony Page has secured one of two places for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Bryony, 24, earned the spot for Great Britain after making the world final in Denmark.

She finished fifth at the 2015 Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline World Championships.

Kat Driscoll placed seventh making it the first time GB have earned two female trampoline spots at an Olympics.

University of Sheffield graduate Bryony is a European and World team gold medallist and won a silver medal at the International Federation of Gymnastics World Cup.

Bryony said: “I am over the moon! The competition was extremely tough, but we accomplished what we have been working towards for so long - two places at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

“This is a first for GB and I am so proud to be part of this incredible feat. When I finished my routine, I was so happy! It was the strongest I had competed all week.

“There is still a lot of hard work ahead for me personally before I know if I will make the squad for Brazil but to place 5th in the world just behind three World Champions, one Olympic Champion too, and a European Champion is amazing.”

Bryony trains at Hillsborough Leisure Centre, part of Sheffield City Trust which runs trampolining sessions at Hillsborough, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and Concord Sports Centre.