Olympic Games Rio 2016

Olympic Games Rio 2016

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Team GB’s Ellie Downie suffered a sickening fall on her neck – before returning to the Olympic arena to complete the competition. 17-year-old Downie, competing in her first Olympic Games , was competing in the women’s gymnastics qualifying round in Rio.Downie, who had already safely negotiated her way through the bars and beam, was beginning the floor potion of the competition when she suffered her freak accident. Nottingham-born Downie is an accomplished and powerful tumbler but while somersaulting she failed to get her body all the way around and landed on the mat directly on her head and neck. Downie immediately got to her feet to try and finish her routine but stepped off after refusing her final tumble.