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Kat Driscoll: Gymnastics – Trampoline
Kat Driscoll earned bronze in the synchronized competition at the 2011 Trampoline World Championships in Birmingham, England and a year later, grabbed a silver medal in the same event at the 2012 European Trampolining Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. Practicing trampoline since age 7, as Britain’s No. 1 trampolinist she’ll look to bring home a medal in her sport in London.
Who’s your Olympic idol and why?
[English rower] Sir Matthew Pinsent because he grew to love the sport and he battled through training to be the best.
What is your earlier memory of watching the Summer Games?
I remember watching the 1996 all-around women’s gymnastics final and remember saying to my Dad, “That’s what I want to do.”
If you weren’t competing in your sport, which one do you think you’d like to try?
BMX, because it’s still an adrenaline sport, but it’s a bit different!
What is your favorite thing about the Games?
I like the opportunity to get to mix with people from other sports and join together as Team GB.
What do you love the most about your sport?
I get to do all sorts of crazy moves and it’s an adrenaline rush competing. You can always learn new tricks and skills.
What do you hope people take away from seeing the Games hosted in your home country?
I hope that people get to see the love that British people have for sport and the sportsmanship and fair play that we are so proud of.
Outside of competition, what are you looking to do in London during the Games?
I think just being a part of the whole atmosphere will be amazing. To have the whole country focused on one massive event will be a huge party for everyone.
Aside from your sport, what else do you love to do?
I love to be able to spend time with my family and friends, although I don’t get much time out of training!
What’s your favorite thing to do in London?
I love to sit in Covent Garden and watch the people and the culture. And shopping of course.
Favorite British TV show and why?
Any British sport is good for me!