Elissa (Ellie) Downie is the younger sister of Olympian and European Champion Becky Downie but is a star in her own right. She is the current Junior European and European Youth Olympic vault champion and in 2014 took four medals at the Youth Olympic Games. Ellie is a very powerful gymnast who excels particularly on the vault. She turned senior in 2015 and took the all-around bronze medal at the 2015 British Championships and then the 2015 European Championship all-around bronze. Ellie began 2016 at the British Championships, taking all-around bronze and vault gold before winning gold in all four routines against a strong field at the World Challenge Cup event in Osijek. At the European Championships in Bern, she again proved her all-around qualities, claiming silver on both floor and vault as well as helping the team to silver. In 2017 at the British Championships, Ellie became all-around British champion for the first time in her career, and claimed two more individual apparatus titles the following day with vault and bars gold.