About Ellie


I am 2016 Rio Olympian Ellie Downie & younger sister of Double Olympian Becky Downie. I am a Team GB Elite Artistic Gymnast and am 18 yrs old.

I compete four pieces of apparatus , Bars , Beam, Floor and Vault of which floor & vault are my favourite & speciality pieces tho I am also a strong All Around performer .

As a junior gymnast I competed at the European Youth Olympic festival where I became EYOF Vault Champion I repeated this success at the Junior European Championships in 2014 & Also represented GB at The Youth Olympic Games in Nanning China the same year returning with Four medals.

2015 was an Amazing year for me as I gained GB's first ever AA podium finish at a major Championships (Europeans) which also resulted in me winning BBC Young Sports Personality Of The Year !!!

The Most Amazing Honour.

Special memories too of 2015 where our Worlds Team won our first Ever World Medal & of course being selected for the Olympic Team in Rio will be a memory that will live with me always.

This year 2017 has been a very special year for me personally.

I became senior All Around British Champion for the first time in my career which was a major ambition for me, also becoming British Vault & Bar Champion in the individual apparatus finals.

At The European Championships in Cluj a month later I became Great Britain's First Ever European AA Champion which was also a goal I hoped to achieve one day in my career as well as gaining 2 Silver & a Bronze medal in the apparatus finals, bringing my total to 7 senior European medals to Date.

Although I have already competed at European,World and Olympic level I have still to experience a Commonwealth Games which is my next major goal so I will be working hard to achieve this.

Looking ahead to the next 3yrs and my ultimate dream is to be selected for Tokyo 2020 where I can hopefully prove to be a stronger contender for the podium than I was in Rio.


Ellie's Achievements

  • 2017 Sunday Times Young Sports Person Of The Year
  • 2017 European AA Champion - Silver vault / floor & Bronze Bars
  • 2016 Rio Olympian - Team & AA finalist
  • 2016 European championships double silver medalist
  • 2016 British championships Bronze AA, Vault Gold
  • 2015 BBC Young Sports Personality Of The Year
  • 2015 World Championships, History making Team Bronze Medallist, 2 time world finalist, vault 4th & floor 6th
  • 2015 European Championships, AA Bronze making History for British Gymnastics . Vault & Bar finalist
  • 2015 British Championships (senior), AA bronze Medallist, silver vault & Bars
  • 2014 Youth Olympic Games Nanjing China, AA Bronze Medallist, vault silver medallist, Beam & floor Bronze Medallist
  • 2014 Junior European Championships, AA Bronze Medallist & Vault Champion, Team Silver medallist
  • 2013 World School Games Team Bronze Medallist, AA 6th, Bars Bronze
  • 2013 EYOF (European Youth Olympic Festival) Team silver medallist, vault Champion & AA 4th
  • 2012 / 2013 English AA Champion
  • 2012 School games AA champion, team gold medallist + bars, beam floor & vault champion
  • 2008 / 2010 British Age Groups Overall Champion

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