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Niamh Rippin
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Rippin at the 2010 European Championships

Full name

Niamh Nicole Rippin

Countr(ies) represented

Flag of Great Britain Great Britain
Flag of England England

Born

March 30 1994 (1994-03-30) (age 23)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

Years on National Team

2010 - present

Club

Notts Gymnastics Club

Coach(es)

Claire Starkey

Current status

Retired

Twitter

@niamhrippin

Niamh Rippin (born 30 March 1994) is a retired British artistic gymnast and was a reserve athlete for the 2012 Summer Olympics team.

Junior Career

2009

In December, Rippin competed at the Doha Gymnasiade, placing fifth with her team.

Senior Career

2010

In April, Rippin competed at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup event in Paris, France. She placed eighth on vault with a score of 12.700 and fourth on floor with a score of 13.225. In May, Rippin competed at the 2010 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Brimingham, United Kingdom. She contributed a balance beam score of 13.100 and a floor score of 14.350 towards the British team's second place finish. Rippin placed sixth in the floor final with a score of 13.400. In July, Rippin competed at the British Championships in Guildford, United Kingdom. She placed sixth in the all around with a score of 53.550. In event finals, she placed seventh on vault scoring 12.900 and second on floor scoring 14.200.

2011

In July, Rippin competed at the British Championships in Liverpool, United Kingdom. She placed seventh in the all around with a score of 50.300. In event finals, she placed third on vault scoring 13.475 and second on floor scoring 14.250.

2012

In March, Rippin competed at the English Championships in Kent, United Kingdom. She placed third in the all around with a score of 53.600. At the beginning of June, Rippin competed at an international friendly with gymnasts from Finland and Spain in Ipswich, United Kingdom which was also the second Olympic trial. She placed fourth in the all around with a score of 54.550. In event finals, she placed third on vault scoring 14.300 and sixth on balance beam scoring 12.300. At the end of June, Rippin competed at the British Championships in Liverpool, United Kingdom. This is the third and final Olympic Trial to decide the gymnasts that will represent the United Kingdom at the Olympics. She placed fifth in the all around with a score of 55.050. In event finals, she placed first on vault scoring 14.150 and first on floor scoring 14.250.

She competed at the Swiss Cup in November, but did not make the semi-finals.

2013

Rippin continued to compete after the Olympics. She won gold on vault, and bronze on floor exercise and in the all-around at the British Championships. She later placed fourth with her gym at the British Team Championships in May. She retired later that year.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2008Junior British Chanpionships3rd3rd43rd5
GBR-FRA International Friendly1st461st4
2009Doha Gymnasiade5
2010Paris World Cup84
Birmingham European Championships2nd6
British Championships672nd
British Team Championships2nd
2011British Championships73rd2nd
GBR-ESP-POR International Friendly123rd7
2012English Championships3rd
GBR-FIN-ESP International Friendly43rd6
GER-GBR-ROU International Friendly3rd4
British Team Championships3rd43rd5
British Championships51st1st
2013British Championships3rd1st3rd
British Team Championships4

Floor Music

2011-2013 - "Malaguena" by Stanley Black

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