Downie wins Young Personality award

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European Gymnastics: Ellie Downie wins ancestral bronze

Gymnast Ellie Downie has won a 2015 BBC Young Sports Personality of a Year award.

The 16-year-old won bronze during a European Championships to turn Britain’s initial womanlike gymnast to win an particular all-around medal.

Nottingham-born Downie also won group bronze during a World Championships in Glasgow in October.

She kick manoeuvre Tom Marquand and Para-swimmer Tully Kearney – a contingent were comparison from an strange list of 10.

Downie, who was presented a endowment by super bantamweight universe champion Carl Frampton and competitor Dina Asher Smith in Belfast, said: “I would like to contend a large appreciate we to everybody during British gymnastics, everybody during my home club, my family, my friends… everybody who has helped me along a way.

“Well finished to all a nominees.”

Past winners have enclosed footballer Wayne Rooney, diver Tom Daley and Britain’s series one tennis actor Andy Murray.

Ellie, a younger sister of Team GB Olympian Becky Downie, also achieved 5 GCSEs during A-C, while competing in 2015.

The list of 10 were comparison from nominations done to a BBC by sports ruling bodies around a Youth Sport Trust and in partnership with CBBC’s Blue Peter programme.

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