Gymnast Elissa Downie Felt Dizzy After Falling on Neck; Came Back To Qualify For Vault at Rio Olympics

Gymnast Elissa Downie Felt Dizzy After Falling on Neck; Came Back To Qualify For Vault at Rio Olympics

Earlier today, Elissa Downie fell on her neck during her floor routine at Women’s qualification for Artistic Gymnastics at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Sunday (August 7) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 17-year-old gymnast tried to complete her full routine, but started to feel dizzy right before her last tumble and walked off the floor.

“I was like, ‘Stop, make sure you’re okay first’. So I went out, came back, and I was fine,” Elissa told reporters after the competition.

After getting checked out, she was back on the vault, earning a score of 14.833 for Team GB.

Here are four cool facts to know about Elissa:
– She’s on the team with her older sister, Becky, 24.
– She was part of the Great Britain women’s team that won her country’s first ever global team medal, a bronze, at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
– She’s the current Junior European and European Youth Olympic vault champion
– Nicknamed Ellie, she was jealous when Simone Biles got a shout out from Kim Kardashian wishing her good luck at the games

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