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DOWNIE Rebecca (GBR)

Identity

Title
Ms
Gender
female
Lastname
DOWNIE
Firstname
Rebecca
Country
Great Britain
City
NOTTINGHAM
Country of birth
Great Britain
Place of birth
Nottingham
Year of birth
1992
Height
156 cm / 5' 1''
Weight
58 kg / 128 lb
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Facebook account
Twitter account
Instagram account
Website / fan page

Nickname

Bex, Bexta, Beck, Becky, The Double Downies [a reference to Rebecca and her sister Elissa, who has also represented Great Britain in artistic gymnastics]. (Instagram profile, 04 Oct 2018; theguardian.com, 25 Apr 2015; NOC, 31 Jul 2008)

Hobbies

Spending time with family. (doubledownies.com, 05 Aug 2016)

Occupation

Athlete

Spoken languages

English

Club

Notts Gymnastics Academy [West Bridgford, ENG]

Coach

Jo Miller [club] (nottinghamlocalnews.com, 16 Jul 2018; british-gymnastics.org, 24 Jan 2018)

Sporting relatives

Her sister Elissa Downie has represented Great Britain in artistic gymnastics, winning gold in the individual all-around at the 2017 European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (intlgymnast.com, 02 Aug 2017; beckydownie.com, 15 May 2012)

Injuries

She underwent ankle surgery in November 2018. (bbc.co.uk, 14 Nov 2018)

In August 2018 she sustained an injury in training during a dismount from the beam. The problem meant she missed the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (british-gymnastics.org, 01 Aug 2018; bbc.co.uk, 01 Aug 2018)

In April 2017 she tore the cruciate ligament in her elbow and was unable to compete for over 12 months. (nottinghampost.com, 23 Mar 2018)

She was unable to vault in competition for two years between March 2012 and March 2014 due to a recurring foot injury. (nottinghampost.com, 17 Mar 2014)

In 2011 she suffered an Achilles tendon injury while training. (fulltwist.net, 29 Jan 2011)

She missed about three months with a stress fracture to her back earlier in her career. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)

Start sporting career

She took up gymnastics at age seven at the Bigwood Gymnastics Club in England. (doubledownies.com, 05 Aug 2016; NOC, 31 Jul 2008)

Reason for taking up the sport

"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." (doubledownies.com, 05 Aug 2016; NOC, 31 Jul 2008)

Ambitions

To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (nottinghampost.com, 23 Mar 2018)

Hero / Idol

Russian artistic gymnast Aliya Mustafina. (gymandnews.com, 08 Sep 2016)

Philosophy / Motto

"You may not be where you want to be yet but sometimes all you need is a moment to pause and reflect on how far you've come." (Instagram profile, 04 Oct 2018)

Awards

In 2015 she was named Sportswoman of the Year at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards in London, England. (nottinghampost.com, 23 Mar 2018)

She was named the 2006 Junior Sportswoman of the Year by BBC East Midlands. (BBC, 07 May 2008; beckydownie.com, 29 Jan 2008)

Additional information

General
TOUGH TIMES
She went to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with the intention of winning a medal but a mistake during her routine meant she missed out on a podium place. She considered retirement before deciding that she wanted to do another Olympic cycle, but in 2017 she snapped the cruciate ligament in her elbow and was out of action for over a year. "After Rio retiring was an option. I wasn't sure I had it in me to do it all again because Rio didn't go to plan. I had a potential medal winning routine in Rio but made a small, costly error. The injury has been hard. I took time off after the Olympics and I'd never done that before, so that really helped me. If you're going to get a big injury, then when I did it was probably the best time, so soon after an Olympics." (nottinghampost.com, 23 Mar 2018)

RECORD BREAKER
In October 2017 she set a world record for the most aerial cartwheels performed on a balance beam in one minute. She completed 17 cartwheels in Nottingham, England, while being filmed by a British children's television show called 'Officially Amazing'. (Twitter profile, 27 Apr 2018)

DOUBLE DOWNIE
She has co-founded a line of leotards and runs gymnastics experience days with her sister and fellow gymnast Elissa Downie. "I've always loved fashion and design. The leotards stuff is so much fun." (Instagram team profile, 27 Sep 2018; nottinghampost.com, 23 Mar 2018)

Last update : 2018-11-15

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
81
Score Qualif.
28.533 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
15.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
13.300
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
174.362
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
174.064
All-Around
Rank Final
12
Score Final
59.450 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
93
Score Qualif.
25.866 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
63
Score Qualif.
12.633
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
44
Score Qualif.
13.233
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
213
Score Qualif.
14.400 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.333
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.400
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
160.964
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
239
Score Qualif.
27.600 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
13.500
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.100
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
172.380
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
227.162
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
213
Score Qualif.
29.366 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
15.166
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.166
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.200
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
168.495
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
224.596
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
28.700 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.800
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.100
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
13.600
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
200
Score Qualif.
25.333 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
168
Score Qualif.
11.100
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
169.670
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
220.553
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
146
Score Qualif.
42.033 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
14.300
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
14.033
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
166.828
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
224.921
All-Around
Rank Final
16
Score Final
53.775 
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
53.775 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.850
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.675
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
60
Score Qualif.
12.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
13.300
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
169.175
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.150
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.000
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.433
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.333
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
74
Score Qualif.
29.366 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.500
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.033
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.066
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.333
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
170.312
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
173.363
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
77
Score Qualif.
29.599 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.233
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.300
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.366
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
43.900 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.600
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.500
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.100
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.366
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.200
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
170.663
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
172.147
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
66
Score Qualif.
14.733 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.000
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.733

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