Simm’s pride at individual treble

Kelly Simm with her medals. Picture: BUCS
Kelly Simm with her medals. Picture: BUCS
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Kelly Simm has spoken of her pride after snatching a memorable hat-trick at the World University Games 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea.

The 20-year-old picked up a gold, silver and bronze to once again underline her international class.

Simm, who is a member of the Dynamo School of Gymnastics, snatched her gold medal in the women’s individual all-around.

She racked up a score of 56.332 across the four disciplines – vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor.

The Whiteley talent then grabbed silver in the vault with a fine score of 14.233 before joining two Russians on the podium with bronze on the floor.

Simm claimed a gold medal in the team event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year.

But she revealed extra pride at clinching glory on her own in South Korea.

Simm, who is also a former British champion on the vault, said: ‘Winning gold in the team event at the Commonwealth Games was such a great achievement but to do it as an individual at the World University Games is definitely one of my greatest.

‘It’s the first time I’ve won three medals at a competition.

‘To see the look on my coach and parents’ faces was such a special feeling.

‘The World University Games has helped me massively and I’m really proud with the way it has gone.’

Simm is studying for a BSc in Applied Sports Science at Southampton Solent University.