The British Olympic Association has named the Team GB trampoline gymnasts set to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
Silver medallist from the Rio Games, Bryony Page, will be hoping to make it back-to-back Olympic medals, and she will be joined by Laura Gallagher who will be making her Olympic debut in the Japanese capital.
Gallagher has represented Britain at European and World level for many years, taking team titles at both in a glittering career and is rewarded with her first Olympic call-up.
In 2019, she produced one of her finest performances to date by qualifying for the final at the World Championships, which secured a Team GB place at the Games. She went on to finish a career-best sixth in the final.
Page made history in Rio five years ago. In a sensational final, she secured a silver medal to become the very first British trampoline gymnast to win an Olympic medal.
She has been a regular fixture in British teams over the years and has won medals at European and World level, as well as being a four-time British champion. Page has placed fourth in the 2020/2021 World Cup rankings which secures her place at the Games.
Team GB Chef de Mission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Mark England, commented: “Congratulations to Bryony and Laura on their selection to Team GB for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“It is a great privilege to be able to welcome Bryony back on to the team; a silver medallist who wowed fans with her performance at Rio 2016, and we know that the podium will be firmly in her sights for Tokyo. It has been fantastic to watch Laura’s performances at both European and World competitions over recent years and her selection to Team GB, where she will make her Olympic debut, is fully deserved. We wish them both the very best of luck.”
James Thomas, British Gymnastics Performance Director, said: “We are delighted to be announcing Laura and Bryony as our trampoline gymnasts for Tokyo 2020. Both gymnasts have proven themselves amongst the world’s best for many years and are outstanding ambassadors for the sport.
“Bryony, as we know, made history in Rio winning Team GB’s first ever trampoline medal whilst Laura, in qualifying for the World Championship final at the Ariake Arena in 2019, cemented her place in the record books of British trampoline. We are very proud to have them as part of the team.”
Bryony Page said: “I’m excited, honoured and proud to have been selected for Team GB. It’s been a five-year journey since Rio and I’ve had so much support from the team around me to get through that period so to now make it to my second Games feels extra special. After such an amazing experience at Rio I’m just looking forward to being at a Games environment again, Team GB make you feel so special, and I can’t wait to compete again.”
Laura Gallagher said: “It feels quite surreal to have been selected for the Olympic Games, after so many years of hard work and perseverance and so many people involved in helping me to get to this point in my journey over so many years. I do feel really, really proud to be representing Team GB and I can’t wait to get out there and give everything I’ve got and do myself and everyone on this journey with me proud. I’m aiming to enjoy every moment of this whole experience, it’s an absolute dream.”