Ellie & Becky Downie

Ellie & Becky Downie

Becky and Ellie Downie are a sister-duo of British Artistic Gymnasts. Becky is a double Olympian, the 2016 European bar champion and the 2015 Double European silver medallist on bars and beam. Ellie is a Rio Olympian, 2017 European all-around Champion and Sunday Times Young Sports Person of the Year in 2017. Both girls are focussed on competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and bringing home more medals!

Ellie’s Achievements

2017 Sunday Times Young Sports Person Of The Year
2017 European Championships all-around champion, floor & vault silver, bars bronze
2017 British Championships all-around, vault and bars champion
2016 Rio Olympian – Team & AA finalist
2016 European championships double silver medallist
2016 British championships Bronze AA, Vault Gold
2015 BBC Young Sports Personality Of The Year
2015 World Championships, History making Team Bronze Medallist
2015 European Championships, AA Bronze making History for British Gymnastics. Vault & Bar finalist
2015 British Championships (senior), AA bronze Medallist, silver vault & Bars
2014 Youth Olympic Games Nanjing China, Bronze and Silver Medallist
2014 Junior European Championships, AA Bronze Medallist & Vault Champion, Team Silver medallist

Becky’s Achievements

Double Olympian Beijing 2008 & Rio 2016
2016 European bar champion
2015 Double European silver medallist bars / beam
2015 World team bronze medallist
2014 Double Commonwealth Games gold medallist
2014 European bar champion
2013 & 2014 World bar finalist
3 times World Cup medallist
2 times British Senior AA champion
European championships 2010, 2014, 2016 team silver
Britain’s best female AA Olympian – 2008
2006 Commonwealth Games silver and bronze medallist

Work hard, dream big

Sisters Becky Downie and Ellie Downie are Nottingham based British artistic gymnasts, who have already won multiple championship medals and are well placed to add to their collection at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.


Team GB Elite Artistic Gymnast Ellie competes on four pieces of apparatus, Bars, Beam, Floor and Vault, of which floor & vault are her speciality pieces.

2015 was an amazing year for me as I gained GB’s first ever AA podium finish at a major Championships (Europeans) which also resulted in me winning BBC Young Sports Personality Of The Year.

Ellie’s breakthrough into senior gymnastics came at the 2015 European championships when she won bronze in the all-around and as a result was awarded BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. In 2017 she broke two British records, the first was qualifying for all four finals at a major championship (Europeans) and then she became the first British gymnast to win an all-around gold medal, which she backed up with two silvers and a bronze medal at the same event.


Before gymnastics Becky studied ballet, tap and stage dance. Her passion for gymnastics began at a very young agebars/beam when she would dedicate time to training every Saturday morning. Her love of the sport quickly accelerated and her training quickly increased and she now dedicates 30 hours per week to gym and conditioning. She was placed third at her first regional competition when she was just nine years old.

I feel so lucky to have fallen in love with a sport that’s changed my life forever.

Becky won her first British title when she was just twelve years old and competed in her first International when she was thirteen. Training quickly increased and she now dedicates around thirty hours per week. Her glittering career has included experiences at the Commonwealth Games, nine European Championships, seven World Championships and two Olympic Games.
Read more about the Double Downies – https://www.doubledownies.com/

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