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.
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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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
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building a comprehensive history of gymnastics in Britain and are always interested in learning more and gathering more historical content, so if you can contribute to this page or any others, please get in touch with the links below.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.