Olympic gymnastic hopeful excited to make injury return

Olympic gymnastics hopeful Kelly Simm says she is "excited" to make her return from a back injury at the British Championships on Saturday.

Simm was part of the Great Britain squad which won team bronze at the World Championships in Glasgow in October 2015.

The 20-year-old missed the 2016 World Cup in March, but is fit to compete in all events in Liverpool at the weekend.

"We didn't think I'd be able to do that so soon," she told BBC Radio Solent.

"Some of the routines are just a little bit tailored just because I've not got the stamina and been able to do the numbers as much as I would normally.

"I'll be competing on all events. This is kind of just a start and we'll hopefully build up once this competition's over."

Great Britain can select five gymnasts for the women's team at the Olympics, compared to six for the Worlds and Commonwealth Games.

"The selectors are looking at us at everything we do - every competition, every training camp," Simm added.

"So this competition is definitely not the be all and end all, it's just another kind of step to Rio, but every competition we do is important now."

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