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Olympic Gymnastics Medalist Turned Cheerleader Amy Tinkler "Cheerleading Is A Lot More Relaxed Environment Than Gymnastics"

Gymnast turned cheerleader Amy Tinkler recently took to her Instagram for a fun ' Ask away to keep me entertained' session where fan...




Gymnast turned cheerleader Amy Tinkler recently took to her Instagram for a fun ' Ask away to keep me entertained' session where fans could ask her questions about her life.

The former elite gymnast was asked "how does cheer compare to gymnastics?"

"I think it is such a similar sport but it is so different in many ways," the British former gymnast wrote. "I think one of the main things is it shows it is still possible to reach the highest level and challenge for titles at Worlds without the 30+ hours training a week and by training smart. It's also a lot more of a relaxed environment than what gym is."



Tinkler, who retired from gymnastics in 2020, competes for Coventry Dynamite Ammo in the position of flyer and tumbler.



In 2015, She was part of the gymnastics team that won Great Britain's first-ever team medal, a bronze, at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

The following year, she became the second British female gymnast to win an Olympic medal by winning a bronze on floor exercise in Rio.

The 22 year old athlete has previously accused her gymnastics coach, Colin Still, of fat shaming and describing her as a 'fat dwarf'.

Nevertheless, her charges were dropped following 15 months of investigation. 

The British Olympian considers her Olympic bronze medal to be not worth the abuse she had to endure throughout her gymnastics career.

Photo: Tinkler/Instagram


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