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DOWNIE Elissa (GBR)

Identity

Title
Ms
Gender
female
Lastname
DOWNIE
Firstname
Elissa
Country
Great Britain
City
NOTTINGHAM
Country of birth
Great Britain
Place of birth
Nottingham
Year of birth
1999
Height
162 cm / 5' 4''
Weight
60 kg / 132 lb
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Facebook account
Instagram account
Twitter account
Instagram team
Website / fan page

Nickname

Ellie, The Double Downies [in reference to Elissa and her sister Rebbecca]. (Instagram profile, 11 Oct 2018; theguardian.com, 25 Apr 2015)

Hobbies

Shopping, spending time with friends. (kveo.com, 29 Jul 2016)

Occupation

Athlete, Coach

Spoken languages

English

Club

Nottingham Gymnastics Academy [England]

Coach

Amanda Reddin [national], GBR; Jo Miller [personal] (birminghammail.co.uk, 25 Jul 2018; nottinghampost.com, 17 Dec 2017)

Sporting relatives

Her older sister Rebecca has represented Great Britain in artistic gymnastics. She won gold on uneven bars at the 2016 European Championships in Bern, Switzerland. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Oct 2018; bbc.co.uk, 05 Jun 2016)

International senior debut

2015 for Great Britain, European Championships in Montpellier, France (british-gymnastics.org, 15 Apr 2015)

Injuries

An ankle injury ruled her out of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. She had surgery in April 2018 and returned to senior competition in September 2018. (Instagram profile, 04 Oct 2018; Twitter profile, 17 Apr 2018; intlgymnast.com, 10 Mar 2018, 02 Mar 2018)

She had ankle surgery in July 2017 and missed the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (bbc.co.uk, 01 Aug 2017)

In 2016 she fell on her neck and head during her floor routine in the team event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was escorted out of the arena in a wheelchair but returned to competition to qualify for the all-around final. (dailystar.co.uk, 08 Aug 2017; express.co.uk, 11 Aug 2016; kget.com, 08 Aug 2016)

She underwent ankle surgery in the late part of 2014. (heraldscotland.com, 18 Jul 2015)

Start sporting career

She took up gymnastics at age three. (coruba.co.uk, 31 Aug 2017; heraldscotland.com, 18 Jul 2015)

Reason for taking up the sport

She was enrolled in gymnastics classes to keep her entertained while her older sister Rebecca was practising. (heraldscotland.com, 18 Jul 2015)

Ambitions

To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (nottinghampost.com, 30 Jan 2018; coruba.co.uk, 31 Aug 2017)

Trainings

She trains for eight hours a day. Her sessions include conditioning, cardio and strength training. (bbc.co.uk, 29 Nov 2016)

Hero / Idol

US gymnast Aly Raisman, British gymnast [and her sister] Rebecca Downie. (Instagram profile, 11 Oct 2018; kveo.com, 29 Jul 2016)

Rituals

She listens to music ahead of competitions. (kveo.com, 29 Jul 2016)

Philosophy / Motto

"I go into every competition just aiming to do my best, and then wherever I end up, I end up." (eurosport.com, 02 Jun 2017)

Awards

She was named Sportswoman of the Year at the 2018 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards. (bbc.co.uk, 24 Mar 2018)

She was named the 2017 Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year. (british-gymnastics.org, 27 Oct 2017; doubledownies.com, 01 Jan 2017)

In 2015 she was named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. (bbc.co.uk, 20 Dec 2015)

In 2014 she was named Young Athlete of the Year at the Nottinghamshire Sports Awards in England. (hucknalldispatch.co.uk, 24 Jan 2014)

Additional information

General
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first British artistic gymnast, male or female, to win the all-around European title when she claimed victory at the 2017 European Championships in Cluj Napoca, Romania. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Oct 2018; sportbirmingham.org, 30 Jan 2018)

SIBLING RIVALRY
She and her sister Rebecca Downie are not often subject to sibling rivalry, as they specialise in different aspects of the sport. "Our strengths in gymnastics are different. She's a bars and beam worker and I'm an all-arounder and a vaulter. We are never really fighting with each other for a space on a team so we get to do lots of things together." (themixedzone.co.uk, 25 Oct 2017)

DOUBLE DOWNIE
She has co-founded a line of leotards and runs gymnastics experience days with her sister and fellow gymnast Rebecca Downie. "I've always loved fashion and design. The leotards stuff is so much fun." (Instagram team profile, 11 Oct 2018; Instagram profile, 11 Oct 2018)

Last update : 2018-12-07

All-Around
Rank Final
13
Score Final
56.883 
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
56.466 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.683
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
14.633
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
72
Score Qualif.
12.500
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
174.362
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
174.064
All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
54.150 
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
53.500 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.566
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.525
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
11.600
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.500
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.466
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.500
All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
54.233 
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
53.532 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
13.466
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
12.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
13.200
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
160.964
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
55.565 
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.899
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.949
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
116
Score Qualif.
12.133
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
13.966
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.400
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
172.380
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
227.162
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.100
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.000
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
11.450
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.850
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.600
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.675
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.000
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.950
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.350
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.525
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.350
All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
55.765 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
56.198 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.350
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.433
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.133
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.266
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.433
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.466
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.066
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.900
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
75
Score Qualif.
29.299 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.933
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.866
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.566
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.266
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
170.312
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
173.363
All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
56.623 
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
56.190 
Vault
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.516
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.549
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.100
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.966
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
13.891
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.400

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