Kat Driscoll plays down World Championships chances
Kat Driscoll says her impressive form this season will have no direct impact on her performance in November's World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships.
British champion Driscoll, 25, comes from Gateshead and has risen to the current world number one rank in 2011.
"I've achieved some great stuff, but what we've done this year doesn't have any impact on the World Championships," Driscoll told BBC Newcastle.
"It's the person who does whatever they do on the day that gets that spot."
Driscoll added: "It just helps me going into the worlds making sure I feel good."
“Most people think trampolining is just how people play in their gardens, but the competitive element is completely different”
The Championships - starting in Birmingham on Thursday - are key to Olympic qualification, and in addition will boost the exposure of the sport prior to next year's London games.
"Most people think trampolining is just how people play in their gardens, but the competitive element is completely different," added Driscoll.
"The heights we get to are just incredible. There's a risk of injury, but at the level we're at we are highly trained so we don't get injured too often."