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Olympic medalist surprises students

Olympic silver medalist Bryony Page surprised members of the Stoke Elite Trampolining club when she turned up mid way through a session at Trentham High School in Staffordshire.

Olympic silver medalist Bryony Page surprised members of the Stoke Elite Trampolining club. Credit: ITV News Central

It was all to say 'thank you', as members there had helped raise funds to pay for her coach, Paul Greaves to go to Rio with her.

Bryony said|:

"They (Stoke Elite Trampolining club) were amazing, they did all sorts of fund raising, they painted their faces and all sorts, it shows how much Paul means to everyone that they were willing to do so much to help him out. The money was raised really quickly"

Her coach Paul, had to self fund his trip to Rio, as there was just funding for one national coach to go, a position already filled "If I'd missed that moment when Bryony won a silver medal I don't think I could have forgiven myself. It was just so special to be there to see the journey through".

Bryony became the first Britain to ever win an Olympic medal on a trampoline when she took silver in Rio, she had led at one stage but said she had no problem missing out on gold "I had dreamed that if everything went perfectly I might have a chance of just about pushing for a bronze, so to get any Olympic medal is just so crazy".

The children and teenagers a the Trampoline club gasped with shock when Bryony arrived, complete with medal around her neck, and many said she had inspired them to try to go on and follow in her footsteps.

Bryony, along with her coach Paul, both hope to be pushing for another medal in Tokyo in four years time.