Athletic Sisters: Becky Downie

(Thanks, MM!)

Sistahs, this girl is on fire.


Before gymnastics I studied ballet, tap and stage dance. The dancing didn't really work out for me so I decided to try gymnastics as a school friend did it, so I thought I'd give it a go!

I started gymnastics when I was 7 at Bigwood Gymnastics Club and trained every Saturday morning, however this soon increased to 3 sessions a week. I placed 3rd at my first Regional competition and that's when I decided to move to Notts Gym Academy. Once I moved to Notts the training soon increased again and I now train up to 30 hours a week.

I won my first British title when I was 12, and I competed in my first International when I was 13. From then on I have had some amazing experiences which include going to the Commonwealth Games, three European Championships, three World Championships and my highlight being the Beijing Olympic Games!

Outside the gym I love spending time with my family because I don't get to see much of them when I'm travelling. I also love to shop, go to the cinema, and have fun with my friends just like any regular teenager.

As for the next few years?

Who knows what the future holds but I'm excited to start the journey and can't wait to see how it turns out!


  1. very talented, I can't even do a cart wheeel

  2. Sometimes I watch these gymnasts and ask over and over again, "How is these even humanly possible? Aren't they, like, breaking at least a couple of laws of physics?"


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