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Nathan Bailey Retires 2020
Two-time British champion and 2016 Rio Olympian, Nathan Bailey, has announced his retirement from competitive gymnastics.

Nathan retires having been part of the British squad for several years, having competed at British, European and world level.

He won his first senior British title back in 2012, before winning his first medal at a major championships in 2016, when he claimed individual bronze at the European Championships. In the same year he was selected for the 2016 Olympic Games, finishing in 9th, narrowly missing out on a place in the final.

In a statement released today, Nathan said: "After an incredible 22-year journey, the time has come to announce my retirement from competitive trampoline.

"It has been an honour to represent GB in competitions around the world and compete alongside many fantastic people. I have many fond memories, which I will treasure for life. I am proud to have achieved junior world champion 17-18, senior British champion titles, World and European medals, and achieving my dream of competing at the Olympic Games in 2016.

"None of the above would have been possible without the amazing support I have received from my family, friends, coaches, team mates, support staff, British Gymnastics, England Institute of Sport, and supporters. All of whom I'm very thankful to. A special thanks to my parents for the countless sacrifices and constant support they have given me.

"I am grateful for everything elite sport has taught me, all of which will help me continue to develop as an individual. Undoubtedly, I will miss competing, but after dedicating a large amount of time to the sport, I'm excited to try out new opportunities."

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