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'The first thing I wanted to do was get back on a horse': Laura Collett targets success at Tokyo Olympics after horror fall in 2013 left her in a coma  British rider Laura Collett is looking to take the Badminton Horse Trials by storm  The 29 year-old has also set her sights on a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics Collett was in a coma for six days after falling at Tweseldown in July 2013 Team GB selectors are watching Collett who recently broke into the world top 15

By Ellen Rose Gill For Mailonline

Published: 18:28 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 18:28 BST, 3 May 2019

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'I was in a coma for a week. I woke up and the first thing I wanted to do was get back on a horse.'

The stirring words of young British rider Laura Collett who has not only made a full recovery but aims to take the Badminton Horse Trials by storm this weekend and then grab a gold medal in Tokyo next year.

With the Olympics in Japan just over a year away, Team GB selectors are keeping a keen eye on emerging talent Collett.

British rider Laura Collett is looking to take the Badminton Horse Trials by storm

British rider Laura Collett is looking to take the Badminton Horse Trials by storm

She's the European junior champion who's produced eye-catching performances riding Mr Bass. Still only 29, she recently broke into the world's top 15.

Collett told Sportsmail: 'Obviously at the forefront of everything is to get qualified for Tokyo, but I have learnt not to focus on something that is out of your control.'

Her recent form is all the more impressive after a horror fall in 2013. 'I was in a coma for a week,' she said after the accident at the Tweseldown Horse Trials in Hampshire. 'I woke up and the first thing I wanted to do was get back on a horse. A lot

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