The Double Downies
FloGymnastics' Becca Pang traveled to Nottingham, England, to spend a day with the talented and charismatic Double Downies. Ellie and Becky Downie are a dynamic duo in and out of the gym, and they've got a bright future ahead of them.
Becky is a two-time Olympian, five-time world team member, and a veteran of the British Gymnastics team. She has two uneven bars gold medals from European championships and was also part of Britain's historic team bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships. Many assumed that she would retire following the 2016 Olympics, but she's decided to stick around for one more quad—with her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Younger sister Ellie has made a name for herself on her own, most notably by becoming Great Britain's first ever European all-around champion after a stellar performance at the 2017 European Championships. Ellie was also on the Rio Olympic team as well as the 2015 World Championships team that won a bronze medal.
2018 is an important year for both gymnasts with the European championships and worlds as their main targets. Both are coming back from injuries but don't count them out—their determination and work ethic along with their natural gymnastics ability makes them forces to be reckoned with.
While gymnastics training takes up much of their time, it isn't the only thing they're focused on. They recently started their own business—a leotard company—and they run every part of it from a room in their home.
We hope you enjoy our latest FloFilm and we can't wait to see the Double Downies back in action!