It would be remiss not to celebrate and take the opportunity to congratulate Amy Tinkler on winning her Bronze Medal at the Rio Olympic Games in the Women’s Floor events. This Durham lass who was the youngest competitor at the 2016 Olympic Games is already a seasoned athlete with a list of fine achievements to her name, she is a credit to us all and a great example to aspiring children far and wide.
Amy completed her GCSE’s just before flying off to Rio to compete. The with millions of people watching across the globe she achieved success showing maturity beyond her years competing against very experienced athletes, she showed great composure and mettle. Displaying grace and beauty of movement belying the huge strength and exhausting effort required she just made it look so easy. What a star.
Amy is an artistic gymnast who started training at South Durham Gymnastics Club where her Mum was a coach, she started young – at just two years old this youngster was already rolling and tumbling her way to her Bronze. Her display took minutes but the preparation took her 14 years of hard work, what character she is.
Waiting for her GCSE results must seem mundane to this Bishop Auckland school girl by comparison, we wish her well and a great future, and we look forward to hearing more great success stories from her over the years to come.
Well done Amy.