Stephani Sherlock, Hannah Martin and Mimi Cesar will represent England in rhythmic gymnastics at Gold Coast 2018 ©Commonwealth Games England

Mimi Cesar, Stephani Sherlock and Hannah Martin have been selected to compete for England in rhythmic gymnastics at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Cesar and Sherlock will be returning to the Commonwealth Games stage after competing at Glasgow 2014 whilst Martin will be making her Games debut in Australia.

Three-time British senior champion Cesar expressed her delight at her selection.

"It's so exciting to be able to tell everyone I have made the Gold Coast team and I can't wait to get out there and compete for England," she said.

"I've been training really hard over the last 18 months with Gold Coast completely in the focus.

"I know that my time is now in my gymnastics career, it's been the best it's ever been and I know that I have the potential to bring home that medal."

Sherlock, a multiple British medallist added: "I'm so excited, I can't wait to go out to Australia especially as I've always wanted to go to Australia so it's amazing to go as part of England and hopefully we can do really well and make everyone proud.

"I enjoyed Glasgow very much, I was very young, only 17-years-old, it was my very first major competition and I can tell that Australia will be an amazing Games that will give me a lot of experience."

Mini Cesar competed at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images
Mini Cesar competed at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images

Debutant Martin, who at just 15-years-old is one of England's youngest athletes, said she was looking forward to her first Games.

"It's a real dream come true, it's something I've been dreaming for a long time and I've worked so hard for it and I can't believe it’s happened for me.

"I've learnt so much from Mimi and Stephani and I watched them in the Commonwealth Games last time and I was like 'that's where I want to go' so I'm so happy I'm on the team with them because they are my inspiration.

"I just need to work really hard now and when I'm there it's all about showing my best and doing my country proud.

"I can't wait to experience the atmosphere and the pride of competing for my country is something I can't describe."

England will be looking to claim their first Commonwealth Games rhythmic gymnastics medal since Delhi 2010 when the team finished in the bronze medal position.

The rhythmic gymnastics trio in Gold Coast will compete across four disciplines from April 11 to 13 at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.

Gold Coast 2018 takes place from April 4 to 15.