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Ellie Russell

Gymnastics

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Ellie Russell
Gymnastics

Gold Coast 2018 was Ellie’s first experience of Commonwealth Games competition, the youngest member of the gymnastics team at just 15 years old. Alongside Cara Kennedy, Shannon Archer, Izzy Tolometti and Sofia Ramzan, she secured a 5th place finish in the Women’s Team Event.

Ellie won Individual All-Around gold at the Scottish Junior Championships in both 2016 and 2017 and qualified for two apparatus finals at the 2017 British Junior Championships. She made the step up to senior competition in 2018, winning gold on Vault and silver on both Beam and Bars at the Scottish Championships in February.

  • Date of Birth 15/05/2002
  • Birth Place Edinburgh
  • Hometown Newtongrange
  • Lives Newtongrange
  • Coach Sandy Richardson
  • Club West Lothian Artistic Gymnastics Club

Did You Know?

  • I watch...

    Soaps, comedies, horrors and Netflix series

  • I eat...

    Steak pie, roast dinners, natural yoghurt with fruit and for a treat I like to have ice cream.

  • I listen to...

    Capital Radio, the UK top 40 charts, Ed Sheeran

  • Sporting Hero

    Simone Biles

  • Dream holiday destination

    Hawaii

  • I read....

    Horrors, crime/thriller books, “The Fault in Our Stars” and other teen fiction novels

  • Dream job as a child

    Paediatric Nurse

Career Highlights

5 th
Gold Coast 2018
Team Event - Women
1 st
2018 Scottish Championships
Vault
2 nd
2018 Scottish Championships
Beam
2 nd
2018 Scottish Championships
Bars
4 th
2018 Scottish Championships
Individual All-Around
1 st
2017 Scottish Junior Championships
Individual All-Around
1 st
2016 Scottish Junior Championships
Individual All-Around