Kat Driscoll is ranked as the world’s number one trampolinist.
She first took up the sport when she was 11, has worked steadily over the last 15 years and now aims to compete in the Olympics.
Originally from Kent, Kat moved to the North East when she was 18 to train in Washington Leisure Centre.
But, her training regime is different to that of her expected competition at this summer’s Olympic games.
She only has a three-hour window each day when she can train as the facilities are shared.
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Although her training life is different to those who work in purpose built arenas, Kat explained that she hopes training in a busy environment will help her compete at this summer’s games. She said:
“It’s nice to know that with all those distractions going on, when it comes time to concentrate it should all be a lot easier because I haven’t got to worry about a kid running under the trampoline.
“I quite enjoy that I haven’t got it the normal conventional way and I have to work a little bit harder for it.”
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