BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021

We have devoted Black History Month 2021 to furthering our understanding of the part black British gymnasts have played in the history of British Gymnastics.
Photo – Alan Burrows

OLYMPIC GAMES

Olympic Gymnastics reports for 1936, 1948, 2012 and 2016 with more coming soon.
Photo – BG

BRITISH CHAMPIONS

Men’s & Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic British Champions for every year. More disciplines coming soon.
Photo – Alan Burrows

GYMNAST'S OWN STORIES

Gymnast’s stories in their own words or by those who knew them best. 1920’s – present. More coming soon.
Photo – Alan Burrows

ABOUT GYMNASTICS HISTORY

This site is dedicated to building a comprehensive history of gymnastics in Britain, including a timeline of significant events that have brought British Gymnastics from humble beginnings to their status as a World power.

By creating an archive of significant results including a comprehensive list of British Champions, Gymnasts own stories and Olympic reports, we aim to preserve these historical records for future generations.

Women's Pairs Acrobatics Tout & Boultwood at SPORT AID 1986
1928 Women's Gymnastics Team In Stadium - BG Archive
Pat Hirst flyaway from Swinging Rings at Wood Green circa 1956
Rhythmic Gymnast Hannah McKibbin - Eileen Langsley International Gymnast

Photos clockwise from Left – Women’s Pairs Acrobatics Alison Tout, Angelique Boultwood perfoming at SPORT AID 1986, The 1928 British Women’s Gymnastics Team In The Olympic Stadium – BG Archive, Pat Hirst performs a flyaway from the Swinging Rings at Wood Green, circa 1956, Rhythmic Gymnast Hannah McKibbin – photo by Eileen Langsley International Gymnast

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GET INVOLVED

We want to build the most comprehensive gymnastics history site but we can’t do it without your help. If you have any photos or results or news or even corrections for anything you see on the site, please get in touch with the links below.

Photo – Two time British Champion, Neil Thomas competing for Great Britain on rings at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics – Eileen Langsley, International Gymnast

Neil Thomas competing for Great Britain on rings at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

GYMNASTICS HISTORY CONTRIBUTORS

The content on this site is curated by Meg Warren, with assistance from Warren Slingsby and a small but dedicated team of contributors. We are building a comprehensive history of gymnastics in Britain and are always interested in learning more and gathering more historical content, so if you can contribute to this page or any others, please get in touch with the links below. Read about the contributors.

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