Sutton Coldfield’s Alice Kinsella overcome with emotion after achieving Olympics ambition

Alice Kinsella admitted she fought back the tears as she finally achieved her lifetime ambition.

The 20-year old gymnast helped Great Britain book their place in Tuesday’s women’s final after making her Olympic debut in Tokyo.

However, she confessed there was work to do with her all-around score of 51.665, following the vault, uneven bars, beam and floor, leaving room for improvement.

“It feels absolutely amazing,” said the Walsall star.

“Obviously, it’s been a dream of mine since I was little and now, I can finally say that I’m officially an Olympian and it feels very special.

“There was plenty of emotion out there, though it felt very different without a crowd. I can say I’m an Olympian for the rest of my life and that’s all that matters.”

British Gymnastics made the decision to prioritise the women’s team event in Tokyo, selecting a youthful squad they really think will be primed when the Games arrive in Paris in three years.

Kinsella won balance beam gold at Commonwealth Games in 2018 and then landed the European title 12 months later.

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