Kat Driscoll profile - 100 Team GB contenders for London 2012

Kat Driscoll

Gymnastics - Trampoline

Career highlights

Driscoll enjoyed a breakthrough 2011, topping the individual and synchro world rankings and winning the annual World Cup series in both events.

She then capped the year by making the individual final at the World Championships in Birmingham to secure an Olympic place for Great Britain.

Career background

She finished eighth in the final after going for broke and failing to complete her risky routine, having already taken silver in the team event and bronze in the synchro - neither of which are Olympic disciplines.

Driscoll first tried the sport as a seven-year-old during an activity week at a leisure centre in Kent, where she grew up. Seeing her on the trampoline, a coach suggested she go along to a local club.

Did you know?

Driscoll is married to former GB trampolinist and England coach Gary Short.

She worked at a bank in Durham until February 2010 when she quit and took up the sport full-time.

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