Amy Tinkler

First British female to win an Olympic floor medal

Amy Tinkler was not only the youngest Team GB medallist at Rio 2016, but the youngest member of the entire 366-strong squad. She became the second British woman, after Beth Tweddle, to win a gymnastics medal in Olympics history. 

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Aged just 16, the County Durham gymnast claimed a historic bronze medal at the Games, becoming the first ever British female to win an Olympic floor medal. 

Prior to Rio 2016, Tinkler helped Great Britain win team silver at the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht while in the same year she also won double silver and floor gold at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. 

In 2015 Tinkler made the step up to senior competition, helping Great Britain take bronze in the World Championships team final as well as being crowned British all-around champion.  

After Rio, Amy continued to progress from strength to strength getting selected for the GB World Championships team in 2017. In 2018 she claimed 3 medals at the British Champs including the floor title. She was then selected to represent Team England at the Commonwealth Games but, unfortunately had to withdraw due to an injury. Due to ongoing ankle problems Amy retired in 2020. 

In 2021 Amy starred on BBC’s Dancing on Ice and is now focussing on her passion for cheerleading. 

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