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Amelie Morgan
2018-10-12 Gymnastics at 2018 Summer Youth Olympics – Girls' Artistic Gymnastics – All-around final – Victory ceremony (Martin Rulsch) 40.jpg
Morgan at the 2018 Youth Olympics
Personal information
Country represented  Great Britain
Born 31 May 2003 (2003-05-31) (age 18)
Slough, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Residence Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire
Training location Portishead, Somerset
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior Elite
Years on national team 2016–Present (GBR)
Club The Academy (2017–)
Slough (2010–17)
College team Utah Red Rocks
Head coach(es) Liz Kincaid
Former coach(es) Ellie Jones

Amelie Morgan (born 31 May 2003) is a British artistic gymnast. She represented Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the team event. She is the 2021 European Championships bronze medalist on the uneven bars. Additionally, she won the silver medal in the all-around at the 2018 Youth Olympics, as well as a silver medal on the floor exercise and a bronze on the balance beam. At the 2018 Junior European Championships where she won five medals (two silvers and three bronzes)—the most medals won by a British junior female gymnast at the European Championships.

Early life

Morgan was born in Slough, Berkshire, in 2003. She has a twin brother. She joined Slough Gymnastics club when they first opened in 2010. In 2017 she transferred to The Academy of Gymnastics. In order to juggle her education with her 35-hour a week training schedule, Amelie was homeschooled through Wolsey Hall, Oxford for her IGCSEs.

Gymnastics career

2008-2010 Amelie started her gymnastics journey at Chiltern Gymnastics, based in Iver and later moved to Beaconsfield.

2015–16

Morgan began her gymnastics career in 2015, where she competed at the English Championships and finished second at the espoir level. In 2016 Morgan was selected to competed at the School Games, where she placed third in the all-around, on balance beam, and on floor exercise. Later that year she competed at the Olympic Hopes Cup where she placed second in the all-around behind Ana Padurariu of Canada.

2017

Morgan finished second at the British Championships behind Taeja James. In late June Morgan announced that she had verbally committed to attend the University of California, Berkeley on a gymnastics scholarship. In July Morgan competed at the European Youth Olympic Festival where she won bronze on balance beam behind Ksenia Klimenko of Russia and Asia D'Amato of Italy. In November Morgan competed at the Olympic Hopes Cup where she won gold in the all-around and on floor exercise and won silver on vault. Morgan ended 2017 competed at the Top Gym Tournament where she placed fifth in the all-around, fourth on beam, but won gold on floor exercise.

2018

Morgan won gold in the all-around at both the English Championships and the British Championships. She was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2018 European Championships. While there Morgan won a record 5 medals – silver in the all-around and on balance beam, both behind Giorgia Villa of Italy, and bronze in the team final, vault (behind Asia D'Amato of Italy and Villa), and floor exercise (behind Ioana Stanciulescu of Romania and Villa). Later in the year Morgan was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. While there she won silver in the all-around and on floor exercise, once again behind Villa, and won bronze on balance beam behind Tang Xijing of China and Klimenko .

Vault Qualification
Uneven Bars Final
Balance Beam Final
Floor Exercise Final
Morgan at the 2018 Youth Olympics

Senior

2019

Morgan turned senior in 2019 and made her debut at the English Championships where she won gold in the all-around, finishing 1.75 points ahead of second place Kelly Simm. She was later selected to compete at the 2019 European Championships alongside Ellie Downie, Alice Kinsella, and Claudia Fragapane. Morgan competed at the British Championships and won bronze in the all-around, on uneven bars, and on balance beam. She placed fourth on floor exercise. At the European Championships Morgan finished fifth in the all-around qualification but did not advance to the final due to teammates Kinsella and Downie scoring higher. Morgan was also a reserve for the bars and beam final. Just after the European Championships Morgan sustained an injury. She healed in time for the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart as travelling reserve but she re-injured herself and Kelly Simm took her place. In November Morgan made her international comeback at the Cottbus World Cup in Germany. She qualified to the uneven bars final where she scored 13.766 and placed seventh.

2020

In January it was announced that Morgan would represent Great Britain at the American Cup, taking place on March 7. However, due to injury she was replaced by Jennifer Gadirova.

2021

In April Morgan was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Championships alongside Jessica Gadirova, Jennifer Gadirova (later replaced by Phoebe Jakubczyk), and Alice Kinsella. While there she qualified to the all-around final in 5th place and the uneven bars, and balance beam event finals in 7th and 3rd place respectively. During the all-around final Morgan finished in fourth place behind Russians Viktoria Listunova and Angelina Melnikova and teammate Gadirova. She won the bronze in the uneven bars final behind Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova. In the beam final, Morgan placed 4th due to a mistake on her wolf turn.

On 7 June, Morgan was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics alongside Jennifer Gadirova, Jessica Gadirova, and Alice Kinsella. In July, she announced plans to switch NCAA commitments from the University of California, Berkeley to the University of Utah.

At the Olympic Games Morgan did not qualify for any individual event finals; however Great Britain qualified for the team final. During the team final Morgan competed on uneven bars and balance beam, helping Great Britain win the bronze medal, their first Olympic team medal in 93 years.

Competitive history

Junior

2018-10-15 Balance beam Victory ceremony (Apparatus final Girls' Artistic Gymnastics) at 2018 Summer Youth Olympics by Sandro Halank–075
Morgan (right) on the balance beam podium at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games
Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2015 English Championships 2 1
2016 School Games 3 4 6 3 3
Olympic Hopes Cup 2 2 4 6 5 3
2017 British Championships 2 2 2 1 7
German Junior Friendly 3 11
Euro Youth Olympic Festival 5 7 3 5
British Team Championships 2
Olympic Hopes Cup 1 2 4 1
Top Gym Tournament 2 5 4 1
2018 English Championships 1
British Championships 1 1 1 3 1
Youth Olympic Games Qualifier 6
Pieve di Soligo Friendly 3 8
European Championships 3 2 3 2 3
British Team Championships 1
Youth Olympic Games 2 6 4 3 2

Senior

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2019 English Championships 1
British Championships 3 3 3 4
European Championships R2 R3
Cottbus World Cup 7 R1
2021
European Championships 4 3 4
Olympic Games 3

Media Appearances

Morgan first appeared in the CBBC documentary series Gym Stars in 2018 and became one of its leading contributors alongside Phoebe Jakubczyk. She returned for Series 2, which began airing in April 2019 and Series 3 which began airing in March 2020

Selected Competitive Skills

Apparatus Name Description Difficulty Performed
Vault Baitova Yurchenko entry, laid out salto backwards with 2 twists 5.4 2018
Uneven Bars Piked Jaeger

Van Leeuwen

Bhardwaj

Ricna

Reverse grip swing to pike salto forwards to catch high bar

Toe on Shaposhonikova transition to the high bar with 1/2 twists to the High Bar

Pak salto with 1/1 twist to transition down to the low bar

Stalder to straddle Tkachev to catch the high bar

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Balance Beam
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