Montpellier Euros Preview: Great Britain

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And last and not least, we take a look at Ellie Downie (and yes she’s Becky’s younger sister, in case you didn’t know already). Ellie has already made quite a name for herself on the junior level, winning bronze medals in the all-around competitions at last years junior European championships and the Youth Olympic Games last summer.

Ellie is also the junior European champion on vault from last year and the year before at the European Youth Olympic Festival. She also won the silver medal on this event at the Youth Olympics.

Vault is certainly the event where Ellie will be looking at winning some well-earned hardware for her trophy case. Ellie competes a very clean Yurchenko double full and has either competed a half on, pike half out or the same vault but in a layout position. Ellie also takes after her sister on bars where she displays a great and natural swing, and also has big skills on beam and floor where she performs a double arabian dismount on beam and a piked double arabian on floor. She has also competed tumbles such as a double layout and a 1.5 to a tucked double arabian in the past.

WATCH: Ellie Downie performs her second vault at the British championships:

Article by: Craig Tilley

Photo Cover: Myrian Cawston

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