TEAM Dynamo and Great Britain gymnast Kelly Simm has taken a step closer to her dream of competing in her second Commonwealth Games after an amazing comeback from injury.

Simm was a member of the England team that took gold in the last Games in Glasgow in 2014 and now has her sights on Australia’s Gold Coast in April (4-15).

The criteria for selection is based on the last years' competition and two trials, the first of which was held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre a fortnight ago.

It was a tough one for Simm because it was her first major competition since being injured just over a year ago.

Since that injury, she has been undergoing an intensive rehab programme as well as having an operation on her ankle.

Without results from other competitions over the past year, it was vital she did well...and she did!

She was able to secure third place overall, standing her in good stead for the second trial last weekend, which was part of the English Gymnastics Championships.

Up against the country’s best, Simm only narrowly missed out on a podium position in fourth.

As a bonus, she gained a bronze medal on uneven bars in the individual apparatus championships.

England will be sending a team of five to Australia and Simm is hoping she has done enough to impress the selection committee.

She will be holding her breath when the travelling party is announced on Monday (February 19).

Director of gymnastics at Hamble-based Dynamo, Debbie Richardson, said: “We are all keeping our fingers crossed for Kelly. She has been amazing.

“Against all the odds she has staged an amazing comeback when it would have been easier to give up.”