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Elissa Downie

Women's Artistic Gymnast
  • Born: 1999-07-20 (Age 17)
  • Birthplace: Nottingham
  • Lives: Nottingham
  • Club: Notts
  • Coach: Jo Miller
  • Career Highlights: 2015 European Championships all-around bronze, 2015 World Championships team bronze, 2016 European Championships team, floor and vault silver, 2017 British Championships all-around, vault and bars gold


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.

  • 2017 British Championships all-around gold, vault gold, bars gold
  • 2016 Olympic Games team 5th, all-around 13th
  • Named in the Team GB squad for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • 2016 European Championships team, floor and vault silver
  • 2016 Osijek, Croatia, World Challenge Cup floor, vault, bars and beam gold
  • 2016 British Championships all-around bronze, vault gold
  • 2015 World Championships team bronze
  • 2015 European Championships all-around bronze
  • 2015 British Championships all-around bronze medallist, vault and bars silver medallist
  • 2015 English Championships beam silver medallist
  • 2014 Youth Olympic Games, vault silver, all-around, beam and floor bronze
  • 2014 Junior European Championships vault, all-around bronzer and team silver medallist
  • 2013 European Youth Olympic vault champion and team silver medallist
  • 2013 British Championships junior vault champion, bronze all-around, bars and beam silver
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