Women's artistic


Nanning World Gymnastics Championships Coverage

Categories // Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

The athletes have all arrived in Nanning, China ahead of the World Championships due to start on October 3rd to Oct 12th.


Becky Downie and her GB team mates are currently in training mode and we look forward to their competition starting on Monday 6th with Team qualification.

Good luck to the GB teams!

You can find out how to follow all the action on the BG website

Following the World Championships

MAG Gymnasts

Max Whitlock 21, Dan Keatings 24, Dan Purvis 23, Nile Wilson 18, Kristian Thomas 25, Courtney Tulloch 18, Res Frank Baines 19

WAG Gymnasts

Becky Downie 22, Hannah Whelan 22, Ruby Harrold 18, Claudia Fragapane 16, Gabrielle Jupp 17, Kelly Simm 19, Charlie Fellows 17

Also on the morning of Saturday 4th October you can watch Ellie Downie live on 'Sky Sports Game Changers'. 


The Hard Way to Success - documentary about Ellie & Becky Downie

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The Hard Way to Success Golden Episode is a documentary about Becky & Ellie and their gymnastics highs & lows, made by Dutch company Sports To Visuals. The documentary includes interviews with Claire Starkey and proud mum Helen Downie.

Hard Way

The Hard Way to Success Documentary


Regional Age Groups Championships Results - Levels 3 & 4

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Age Group Championships, In age Levels 3 & 4

New College, Leicester 21st September

PDF-iconResults - Regional Open Age Level 3, 2 & Challenge - 21st September 2014

by Jemma Wilson

Regionals-age-group 2014

Level 4, Notts

Alyssa Hawkins, Alice Marriot and Georgie Lewis

Starting strongly on vault Alyssa scored a fabulous 12.933 for her yurchenko (1st). Bars saw Alyssa and Alice go clean, Alyssa again top scorer with 12.25, Georgie had an error on her squat but finished the routine cleanly. Beam was shaky for all 3 girls with some unfortunate falls but they finished the day strongly with beautiful floors, Alyssa scoring 12.200 (1st). Overall the fall on beam saw Alyssa narrowly miss out on AA gold, but winning the silver medal, Alice placed 8th and Georgie 13th.

Alyssa will represent the East Midlands at the National Finals in November and she became the Diana Mohammed champion for her combined compulsory 4 and level 4 score. 

Level 4 In Age Vault Bars Beam Floor Results Pos
Alyssa Hawkins    12.933      12.250     9.650      12.200      47.033    2     
Alice Marriott 11.633 10.650 8.750 10.833 41.867 8
Georgie Lewis 11.667 8.000 6.500 11.133 37.300 13


Level 3, Notts: Isla Lees and Ramiyah Kofi.
They both performed strongly on vault with yurchenkos (Ramiyah 1st with 12.5) and on bars with nice clean routines, something Isla has particularly struggled with since her elbow injury earlier in the year, Ramiyah again scored highest with 12.0. Both girls had one unfortunate fall on beam but performed elegantly, Isla scoring highest with 12.05. They finished their competition with dynamic floors, Isla highest on this piece with 12.1. Ramiyah won the gold medal, with Isla 2nd and they will both represent East Midlands in November at the National Finals.
Isla became the Diana Mohammed champion for her combined compulsory 3 and level 3 score.

Level 3 In Age Vault Bars Beam Floor Results Pos
Ramiyah Kofi       12.500     12.000     11.700     11.967     48.167    1        
Isla Lees 12.233 11.650 12.050 12.100 48.033 2

Bill Slater Team Results

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Bill Slater, Fenton Manor

13th & 14th September 2014

by Jemma Wilson

Bill Slater Team Results

Bill Slater Individual Results

Saturday 13th September a young Notts team, with last minute changes, competed in the Bill Slater competition at Fenton manor in Stoke. 

Laura Kaletha (espoir), Molly Palmer, Caitlin Williams and Scarlett Williams (level 2), Isla Lees and Ramiyah Kofi (level 3) made up the team competing on junior code. 

The team competed in the first round with bars for starters. Laura and Scarlett performed clean confident routines, along with Molly and Ramiyah. Onto beam with some fabulous new skills from Isla and Ramiyah performing flic layout, Scarlett also produced a stuck beam to finish 6th on this apparatus with 12.650. Strong performances from all the team on floor, Laura scoring a fabulous 13.00 to be placed 2nd on this piece, Molly P also performed a new double back in her routine with 12.400 finishing just outside the top 10. The team finished on vault, Laura produced a lovely straight yurchenko and Molly a good tuck. Isla and Caitlin both produced nice yurchenko flics to back up the team. 
The team finished a fab 8th out of 20 in a strong field.

Vault Uneven Bars   Beam Floor
Laura 12.300     10.950 9.150        13.000      
Molly 12.200 8.050 - 12.400
Scarlett 11.150 9.250 12.650 11.850
Caitlin 10.700 6.200 10.800 -
Isla 10.450 - 11.600 10.700
Ramiyah - 8.650 11.650 11.350

Notts 8th, Team Total: 178.550

For full results visit Gymdata

A good competition for such a young team with thanks to coaches Jo Miller & Jemma Wilson.

Becky Downie selected for World Championships

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Becky Downie continues to impress the selectors this year and has been chosen for the British squad heading out to Nanning in China, 3rd-12th October.

British Gymnastics is delighted to announce the men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics teams selected to represent Great Britain at the 2014 World Championships taking place in Nanning, China.

The British men’s team includes 2014 all-around British, Commonwealth and European Champion Max Whitlock, alongside his English Commonwealth gold medal teammates Nile Wilson and Kristian Thomas. 2014 Commonwealth parallel bars Champion for Scotland Daniel Purvis also takes a spot, as does his teammate 2014 Commonwealth pommel horse Champion Daniel Keatings and double junior European Champion Courtney Tulloch. The reserve is 2012 Junior European Champion Frank Baines.

The women’s team includes 2014 European silver medallists and Commonwealth Champions Becky Downie, Claudia Fragapane, Ruby Harrold and Hannah Whelan alongside member of the English Commonwealth winning team Kelly Simm, 2013 British Champion Gabby Jupp and 2013 British silver medallist Charlie Fellows. A team is made up of six gymnasts and a reserve will be named at a later date.

The Championships include team, individual all-around and apparatus competitions for both men and women and will be held in Nanning, China at the Guangxi Gymnasium.

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