Spot­light on Smith as she takes gold

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AN EFF­IN­G­HAM school­girl has done the dou­ble by win­ning gold twice in the UK Tram­po­line League se­ries and guar­an­tee­ing her a place in the com­pe­ti­tion’s fi­nals at the Olympic velo­drome in Lon­don in De­cem­ber.

All eyes were on Emily Smith as she com­peted in the League 3 fe­male 15-16 event at Birm­ing­ham Univer­sity’s sport and fit­ness arena, with ex­pec­ta­tions high fol­low­ing her stun­ning first-place fin­ish at the Cardiff event in June.

Ex­e­cut­ing two fan­tas­tic rou­tines, Smith kept her cool to qual­ify in first place for the fi­nal round, con­tin­u­ing her ex­cel­lent form to fin­ish first and take her sec­ond gold medal of the se­ries.

Emily is a pupil at St Teresa’s School, Eff­in­g­ham and trains with Dork­ing­based tram­po­line club, Gatwick Fly­ers.

Fly­ers head coach Jac­qui Ge­vaux said: “The Birm­ing­ham event was the largest tram­po­line com­pe­ti­tion ever held in the UK, in terms of num­bers of com­peti­tors.

“To bring home a sec­ond in­di­vid­ual gold is a re­mark­able achieve­ment which Emily has worked hard for.”

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