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Elissa Downie

Women's Artistic Gymnast
  • Born: 1999-07-20 (Age 18)
  • 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 European Championships all-around gold, floor and vault silver, bars bronze


Elissa (Ellie) Downie is the younger sister of Olympian and European Champion Becky Downie, but is a start in her own right. As a junior she proved that she was destined to be a star of the future, winning Junior European and European Youth Olympic vault titles as well as taking four medals at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. She took all-around bronze silver at the 2015 British Championships – her first year as a senior – before taking the all-around bronze medal at the European Championships later that year. In 2016 Ellie again took all-around bronze as well as winning vault gold at the British Championships before winning gold in all four routines against a strong field at the World Challenge Cup event in Osijek. Later on that year, 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. After representing Team GB at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Ellie returned to action at the 2017 British Championships, becoming all-around British champion for the first time, before taking two more individual titles the following day on vault and bars. A month later, Ellie then made history at the 2017 European Championships. On the opening day she became the first British gymnast to qualify for all finals at a major international event, before becoming the first British gymnast to win all-around gold at a major championships by producing four brilliant displays across the apparatus. Ellie then went on to win three further medals in the finals she qualified for, including silver on floor and vault and bronze on bars.

  • 2017 European Championships all-around gold, floor and vault silver, bars bronze
  • 2017 British Championships all-around, vault and 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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