KAT DRISCOLL enjoyed a superb qualifying competition at the World Trampoline Championships in Bulgaria, making it through to the final of the team event and the semi-finals of the individual competition.

Driscoll, who is based at West Rainton and a member of Washington’s Apollo Trampoline club, finished in fifth position in the individual qualifying rankings with a score of 103.585.

She impressed in both of her qualifying routines, with her performance a marked step up from her display at the recent British Championships, when she claimed a silver medal.

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She was the top ranked British trampolinist, qualifying ahead of Laura Gallagher and Isabelle Songhurst, and will line up in Sunday’s individual semi-finals with a strong chance of making the final.

The two-time Olympian will also be part of the British team competing in tomorrow’s team final after her performances helped the British squad qualify in fourth position.

Despite being the only one of the leading nations with three competitors instead of four following an injury to Olympic medallist Bryony Page, the British team recorded a qualifying score of 308.095.

China will start tomorrow’s final as strong favourites to claim gold, but the British trio should be in the medal shake-up along with Belarus, Japan, Canada and the United States.