Olympic medallist wows Sleaford gymnasts

Amy Tinkler (third left) with members of Sleaford Elite Gymnastics Club EMN-170203-163529002
Amy Tinkler (third left) with members of Sleaford Elite Gymnastics Club EMN-170203-163529002

Thrilled young Sleaford gymnasts have received some expert tips and advice from one of the British stars of the Rio Olympics.

Seventeen-year-old sensation Amy Tinkler came along to a special workshop hosted by Sleaford Elite Gymnastics Club at their Enterprise Park home.

Young gymnasts meet their Olympic hero Amy Tinkler EMN-170203-163706002

Young gymnasts meet their Olympic hero Amy Tinkler EMN-170203-163706002

Amy was the youngest member of Team GB at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and produced a stunning floor routine to claim the bronze medal and become the first British gymnast to win a medal at the discipline.

She joins Beth Tweddle as the only British female gymnasts to win an individual Olympic medal.

Several aspiring young superstars from across the county and region joined the workshop where Amy passed on advice and coaching tips and then wowed them with displays of her skills before signing autographs, posing for photographs and allowing the young gymnasts to try on her Olympic medal.

Sleaford Elite head coach Patsy Shields plans to invite more Olympic gymnasts and trampolinists to the club.

“We are so honoured Amy took the time out of her hugely busy training schedule to come to our club and inspire these young gymnasts,” she said.

“She is such a fantastic inspiration and role model for our children and we want to thank her and her mum Laura for giving them an experience that they will treasure all their lives.

“She has made friends for life from all of us here and we can’t wait to see her continue to fulfil her dreams and ambitions in the future.”

* For more information about the club, call (01529) 968080 or email sleafordelite@outlook.com