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Interview: Katherine Driscoll

Sports Mole chats with Team GB trampolinist Katherine Driscoll after her silver-medal success at the European Games in Baku.

Team GB trampolinist Katherine Driscoll added to her medal collection at the European Games on Sunday by claiming silver in the women's individual event.

The 29-year-old posted a score of 53.910 as Russia and Belarus took the gold and bronze respectively.

However, there was less success for Driscoll and teammate Laura Gallagher in the synchronised event, with a fifth-placed finish leaving the pair without a medal.

Sports Mole caught up with the Brit afterwards to get her reaction to both results.

Katherine Driscoll of Great Britain competes in the trampoline event at the Baku European Games on June 17, 2015© Getty Images

Hi Kat, how are you feeling after winning individual silver? You must be thrilled...

"Yeah, I'm feeling really good. I was a bit disappointed with some of the mistakes that I made in prelims. I knew that my routine was good enough to make a final, but I knew it wouldn't be good enough in a final, so I had to make some improvements. I'm pleased to have improved on my qualification score, but I know there's still more in there, so I'm eager to get back home and start working on those improvements to help me for the World Championships."

Was getting on the podium the bare minimum of your aims today in the individual event?

"I knew I was capable of it before we came - looking at the field and seeing what I did at the European Championships last year - but it's one of those things that I can't control. All I can control is what I do routine-wise, so I was just trying to focus on my technical cues and deliver a routine that was strong and would maybe challenge for a medal."

You have already achieved plenty during your career. Where does this medal rank among the rest?

"Pretty high up there, I think. It's only the second individual medal that I've got on a world or European stage, it's pretty high up there. It's always a privilege getting a medal for Great Britain. Being part of Team GB and winning a medal, I think it makes it that bit more special."

What about the synchronised final? How do you think that went?

"We had no expectations going into the final. We said after prelims that we haven't been practicing synchro, so we didn't know what to expect.

"We made a little bit of an upgrade in difficulty, but it was a bit strange because we had individual finals, we then had to wait to do the presentation, so I had to run after getting my medal and go straight back out for synchro, so we didn't have a great deal of time to practice our routine. That didn't make it easy because you usually have 45 minutes to get yourself together and obviously there was a little bit of panic, I guess, that we didn't get to do as much as we'd have liked to have done. However, I think we did well out there and I'm proud of Laura for being in the final as well."

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