Rio 2016: Sheffield-based Bryony Page wins Britain's first ever Olympic trampolining medal

Sheffield-based Bryony Page beams with pride after claiming Olympic silver in Rio
Sheffield-based Bryony Page beams with pride after claiming Olympic silver in Rio
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Sheffield-based Bryony Page was a surprise winner of a silver medal in the trampoline at the Rio Olympics.

The Sheffield University graduate was in tears after a brilliant routine which earned a superb score of 56.040 from the judges.

Sheffield-based Bryony Page won silver in the trampoline at the Rio Olympics

Sheffield-based Bryony Page won silver in the trampoline at the Rio Olympics

Though six competitors were still to follow in the final, including the medal favourites, it quickly became apparent Page was destined for a medal.

Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan, the defending Olympic champion, took the lead and went on to win gold.

But no one else could overtake Page who was in floods of tears as her silver medal was confirmed and hardly stopped crying until after she had stood on the podium.

The size of her achievement cannot be understated given Britain had previously never won a medal on the trampoline at Olympic or world level.

Bryony Page cannot hold back the tears after claiming Olympic silver

Bryony Page cannot hold back the tears after claiming Olympic silver

And she could hardly believe it herself.

"It's absolutely amazing," she said afterwards. "I can't believe it.

"I'm just so happy.

"I just can't believe I've won an Olympic medal.

"I'm so happy I got to share this with Kat. One person being in the final would have made history and we got two.

"I had no idea it was a medal routine but I knew it was the best I could have done.

"I just wanted to go out there and smash it and I did that and I'm just so happy the hard work and training has paid off."

Cheshire-born Page is a member of Sheffield Trampoline Academy.

She has been a member of the national team since 2009 and competed in the last five world championships.

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