Gymnast Kelly Simm is under no illusions as to how tough it will be to gain selection for Great Britain at this summer’s Olympic Games but a recent trip to Rio has made sure to whet her appetite for the fight ahead.
The 20-year-old recently spent eight days in Brazil visiting the Olympic training venues and acclimatising with other British gymnasts.
They are all teammates for now but they will be battling against one another in the run-up to the Games with only five places up for grabs in the women’s team.
Last year Simm helped Great Britain to a bronze medal at the World Championships in Glasgow in the same venue where she contributed to England winning team gold at the Commonwealth Games 12 months earlier.
But she knows recent performances will only count for so much with efforts between now and the Olympic Games in August crucial.
"It's going to be tough. Whoever is fittest and looking the best in competitions and in-house trials will go,” she said.
"The final decision probably won't be made until about a week before we go.
"Going out there definitely make you want to come back and makes you work harder. We looked round the Olympic village and it gives you a taste of what it will be like.
"You try not to think ahead too much, but you definitely do and you get those butterflies and thoughts in your head.”