Jones confident of Olympic selection but isn't rubber-stamping her place herself
FRANKIE Jones may be the top-ranked rhythmic gymnast in the country but she is taking nothing for granted ahead of Olympic selection next month.
SETTLING IN: Frankie Jones hopes to be back in London this summer for her Olympic debut
Britain will take up the host nation places on offer in the individual and team events at London 2012 with Jones set for the former.
The 21-year-old, who performed a piece from her planned Olympic performance at the unveiling of the new Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites London-Stratford City overlooking the Olympic Park on Tuesday, will find out if she has made Team GB on July 4.
But, barring a major shock, Jones will take to the floor in front of an inquisitive home crowd at Wembley Arena in August and she can't wait to end her torment.
She said: "It's not been announced yet, I just have to wait for it to be confirmed hopefully. I should be OK with being the top athlete in the country.
"It's such an honour, for anyone who gets to compete in London it will just be the highest honour you could receive.
"To compete at the Olympic Games anywhere is fantastic, but in your home country is a phenomenal opportunity.
"In the world scene we are not very highly ranked, so it's more about supporting the sport and showing it in this country and getting people interested in it.
"It's not really about medal prospects, it's about keeping the sport alive and hopefully showing children what it's like and getting more people involved in the sport. A lot of it is music and expression so it's a very good spectator sport."
The last chance for Jones to showcase her talents will be the British Championships on June 29 - a competition she has won five times in the past.
And the Commonwealth silver medallist insists a sixth title would be the perfect preparation for what could be the biggest summer of her life.
"It should be an interesting British Championships coming up, I can't wait to have a crack at winning it again," she added.
"My last few competitions have gone really well, better than my last few, so I couldn't have asked for much better and I'm happy with my progress."
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