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WILSON Nile (GBR)

Identity

Title
Mr
Gender
male
Lastname
WILSON
Firstname
Nile
Country
Great Britain
City
LEEDS
Country of birth
Great Britain
Place of birth
Leeds
Year of birth
1996
Height
166 cm / 5' 5''
Weight
67 kg / 148 lb
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Facebook account
Instagram account
Twitter account
Youtube channel

Nickname

Wilsonator (bbc.co.uk, 15 Oct 2018)

Occupation

Athlete

Spoken languages

English

Club

Leeds Gymnastics Club [England]

Coach

Dave Murray [club] (thetelegraphandargus.co.uk, 27 Feb 2018)

Injuries

In October 2018 a finger injury sustained in training forced him to withdraw from the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, later in the month. (bbc.co.uk, 15 Oct 2018)

He sustained a neck injury while training on parallel bars in 2018. (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 16 Jun 2018)

Despite competing with a wrist injury, he won four gold medals and two silver medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (gc2018.com, 12 Apr 2018; bbc.co.uk, 07 Apr 2018)

In January 2017 he snapped ligaments in his ankle during a dismount in training. He required surgery and missed about 18 weeks before he could return to full-time training. (bbc.co.uk, 13 Jan 2017)

A wrist injury ruled him out of the all-around final at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, People's Republic of China. He required surgery on the injury, which also ruled him out of the 2014 World Cup event in Glasgow, Scotland. (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 13 Dec 2014; bbc.co.uk, 23 Oct 2014, 17 Oct 2014)

He picked up two partial stress fractures in his lower back in 2011 during the build-up to the European championships. He was still able to compete at the event. (nilewilson.com, 17 Apr 2014)

He suffered a major elbow injury in 2005 that sidelined him for 18 months. During his recovery he was unable to train or put any weight on his arms, though he went to the gym twice a week to do leg conditioning. (nilewilson.com, 17 Apr 2014)

Start sporting career

He took up gymnastics at age four in Leeds, England. (nilewilson.com, 17 Apr 2014)

Reason for taking up the sport

When he was younger he was quite clumsy and used to trip over a lot. "I cut my head open about four times and it got to the stage where my mum and dad just wanted to teach me how to fall and give me a bit more awareness." (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 13 Dec 2014; nilewilson.com, 17 Apr 2014)

Ambitions

To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 04 Jul 2017)

Most memorable sporting achievement

Winning bronze in horizontal bar at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 04 Jul 2017)

Philosophy / Motto

"The only limitations in life are the ones we set ourselves." (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 04 Jul 2017)

Awards

He was named Young Male Sportsperson of the Year at the 2014 Leeds Sports Awards in England. (leedssportsawards.co.uk, 28 Feb 2014)

He was Great Britain's flag bearer at the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival [EYOF] in Utrecht, Netherlands. (boxscorenews.com, 14 Jul 2013)

Additional information

General
SOCIAL MEDIA FAME
After injuring his ankle ligaments during a training session in January 2017, he decided to document his recovery on YouTube. "Almost straight away, I decided I'm going to use this in a positive way. I'm going to reach out to many, many people. My original goal was to get as many into gymnastics as possible and teach as many people how to do a handstand. My YouTube completely blew up. From January to [July 2017], I've increased 200,000 subscribers. I'm reaching out to hundreds and thousands of people; the feeling of that is incredible." (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 04 Jul 2017)

HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
He became the first British gymnast to win five gold medals at the European junior championships at the 2014 edition of the tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. (hornetapp.co, 01 Aug 2017)

ENTREPRENEUR
He owns a business named 'Bodybible', which provides online fitness sessions. (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 04 Jul 2017)

Last update : 2018-10-17

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
89.565 
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
89.240 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
15.066
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
14.133
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
14.941
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
14.900
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.466
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.500
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
269.752
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
268.670
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
88.365 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
42
Score Qualif.
14.366
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.400
Still Rings
Rank Final
8
Score Final
14.966
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
15.000
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
14.566
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.433
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.333
All-Around
Rank Final
6
Score Final
85.332 
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
83.832 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.133
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
49
Score Qualif.
12.900
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.200
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
14.200
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.933
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
88.365 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
14.500
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
77
Score Qualif.
13.733
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
14.966
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
15.233
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
15.500
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
14.900
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
270.345
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
354.417
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
88.323 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
14.966
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
14.266
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
14.766
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
14.525
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.766
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.900
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
269.170
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
357.193
All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
84.131 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Still Rings
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.700
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.000
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.125
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
13.100
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
88.890 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.466
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
14.300
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
15.033
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
15.258
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.300
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.033
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
268.427
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
267.020
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
83.798 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
14.400
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.533
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
13.766
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
14.033
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
13.733
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
171.362
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

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