London Olympic dreams hinge on final trials for Laura Gallagher

Laura Gallagher. PHOTO: Steve Richardson

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TRAMPOLINIST Laura Gallagher is hoping to fulfil her London Olympic dream at the final trials on Saturday.

The 22-year-old, from Westonzoyland, has been deep in training the past month and will have the added incentive of making her grandma proud, who recently passed away.

She said: “I know I have to get a good score and it will be tough.

“I have done everything I can to prepare and it is possible but I just have to remain calm and believe in myself.

“I will use the experiences of competing in high pressure situations over the past 12 months to prepare my mind and I think remembering that I am the first female British gymnast to get a medal at a major championships for over 10 years will help me, too.

“Things have been tough the past few weeks for me and my family as my grandma sadly died – but I hope I can make her proud.”

Gallagher will hope to continue her good form on the trampoline after scooping a bronze in the individual event at the European Championships in Russia last month and gold in the team event.

* FIND out how Laura gets on at the trials in next week’s Mercury.

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