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HCM ■■Ellie Downie (centre) described Lilleshall as 'the best in the world'



"Everyone was blown away with how incredible the gym looks, and we just wanted to get started with training"

so Ellie so Downie opens



artistic training facility at lo of gymnastics' 'Home

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training facility has


2017 European champion Ellie

opened at the Lilleshall

Downie. “When we walked

new artistic gymnastics

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The gym was opened by

National Sports Centre

through the gym doors

in Shropshire, following

for the first time everyone

a £1m investment.

was blown away with how

The launch is part of a

incredible the gym looks, and

refurbishment at the venue

we just wanted to get started

– dubbed the Home of British

with training," she said.

Gymnastics – designed to

"We’re fortunate to travel

support and prepare athletes

the world and train in lots of

on the road to the Tokyo 2020

different facilities. From my

Olympic Games later this year.

experience I can now proudly

British Gymnastics, Sport

Head of news

say that we have the best

England, facility operator

training centre in the world at

Serco and Gymnova worked

Lilleshall. With the Olympics

in partnership to create the

so close its important to put

facility, which will support a

in the best training possible

programme of regional, club

and Lilleshall enables that.”

and wider community use.

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