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KINSELLA Alice
Great Britain
GBR
Title
Ms
Lastname
KINSELLA
Firstname
Alice
Gender
female
Country
Great Britain
Place of birth
Basildon
Year of birth
2001 (20 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Al (gymnasticsexpress.co.uk, 05 Sep 2020)
Hobbies
Cosmetics, make-up artistry. (telegraph.co.uk, 29 Sep 2019)
Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
English
Club
Park Wrekin Gymnastics Club [Telford, ENG]
Coach
Christine Still [club]; Brett Ince [club] (gymnasticsclubmanager.com, 22 Aug 2018; alicekinsella.net, 18 Apr 2018)
Sporting relatives
Her father Mark Kinsella represented the Republic of Ireland at football, including at the 2002 World Cup in Republic of Korea and Japan. Her older brother Liam Kinsella has also represented the Republic of Ireland in the sport at U21 level and played football for English professional club Walsall. (bbc.co.uk, 24 Jun 2019; inews.co.uk, 19 Oct 2018; gymnasticsclubmanager.com, 22 Aug 2018; gazette-news.co.uk, 12 Jun 2014)
International senior debut
2017 for Great Britain, World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany (parkwrekingymnastics.com, 22 Apr 2017)
Injuries
An ankle injury sustained in qualifying forced her to withdraw from the all-around final at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (bbc.co.uk, 07 Oct 2017)
Start sporting career
She took up gymnastics at age four. (flatmanagers.co.uk, 20 Feb 2017)
Reason for taking up the sport
"As a tot [small child], I loved tumbling around. At four years old, while watching my older sister, a gymnastics coach noted that I might have a natural aptitude for the sport. It was a happy bonding. I loved doing it and, if I was being encouraged to do it, then happy days." (Facebook page, 12 Jul 2019)
Milestones
She became the first artistic gymnast representing Great Britain to win gold on beam at the European championships when she triumphed in the event at the 2019 edition of the tournament in Szczecin, Poland. (british-gymnastics.org, 14 Apr 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 27 Apr 2020; telegraph.co.uk, 29 Sep 2019)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in beam at the 2019 European Championships in Szczecin, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jun 2021; gymnasticsexpress.co.uk, 05 Sep 2020)
Hero / Idol
Romanian gymnast Larisa Lordache, US gymnast Nastia Liukin, British gymnast Beth Tweddle. (independent.co.uk, 25 May 2021; gymnasticsexpress.co.uk, 05 Sep 2020)
Philosophy / Motto
"Greatness isn't born. It's made." (Instagram profile, 21 Aug 2019)
Awards
She was named Female Sports Person of the Year at the 2018 Sutton Coldfield Sports Awards in England. She was also named the 2014 Junior Sports Person of the Year and the 2016 Junior Female Sports Person of the Year at the Sutton Coldfield Sports Awards. (suttoncoldfieldsportsawards.org.uk, 01 Feb 2019, 10 Feb 2017)
Additional information
General
ONLINE ABUSE
She revealed in May 2021 that the abusive messages she had been receiving on social media platforms served as added motivation in her attempts to secure a place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I just kept scrolling and scrolling through messages of hate. It's definitely the worst it's ever been. I just don't think people think before they start typing. Being a sportsperson you know you're not going to appeal to everyone, and I think you can either let it pull you back or use it as motivation. It definitely fuels my drive to prove them all wrong. That started with the last of the trials in Cardiff and, suddenly, after I did well there, a lot of the haters were hiding and changing their minds." (independent.co.uk, 25 May 2021)

SPORTING FAMILY
She admits that watching her older brother Liam Kinsella become a professional footballer with English team Walsall and represent the Republic of Ireland at U21 level served as an inspiration for her own sporting career. "Growing up and watching my brother achieve his goals and succeed, it's just made me want to achieve mine even more, so having him there and being a pro footballer has helped me. He's inspired me a lot but I never really thought about doing football. Obviously, I've been doing gym since I was a little girl, so it's been my whole life." (echo-news.co.uk, 07 Jun 2021)

FAVOURITE DISCIPLINE
Beam has been her preferred gymnastic discipline since she was a child. "When I speak to young children in training they always say that the beam is the scariest. I've actually loved it since I was little. It's my favourite piece and my strongest one too. I like the fact that anything can happen on the day of competition. You need to have elegance, power, and accuracy. No wonky moves or it's all over." (telegraph.co.uk, 29 Sep 2019)

Last update : 2021-06-29

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
48
Score Qualif.
51.665 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
12.633
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
63
Score Qualif.
12.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
12.766
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
164.096
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
163.396
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
12
Score Final
54.765 
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
54.132 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
13.966
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
13.433
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
75
Score Qualif.
12.433
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
161.495
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
161.963

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
149
Score Qualif.
39.333 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
62
Score Qualif.
12.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
12.733
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
160.964

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
51.365 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
13.533
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
11.200
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
12.966
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG Individual All-Around World Cup 2018 BIRMINGHAM (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
53.099 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2017 - FIG EnBW DTB-Pokal Individual All-Around World Cup 2017 STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
47.099 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Continental Championships

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
53.090 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.166
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
12.666
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
13.033

2019 - 8th European Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
15
Score Final
50.666 
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
54.432 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.800
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.566
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.566
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.100
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.066

2018 - 32nd Senior European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
41
Score Final
39.633 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
12.633
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
12.900

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

All-Around
Rank Final
10
Score Final
52.099 
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
51.990 

2016 - 31st European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
53.498 
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
55.465 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.808
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.166
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.000
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.866
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.633
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
163.912
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-