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Nile Wilson - My Story

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Nile Wilson - My Story gives an unprecedented look into Nile's true battle to be fit and ready for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - throughout the Games and the aftermath. The public perception of Nile Wilson is his humour, openness and how down to earth he is, all of which is true. Due to this perception however, people presume they know everything about him. This book will shatter that perception, and reveal the struggles behind the smiles, from the brutal reality of performing at an elite sporting level, to the mental health battles Nile has had to fight - and continues to fight - every day.

A must read, I found this story of Nile Wilson both emotional and inspirational! NetGalley, Michelle Coates Sobot, Lee (26 July 2015). "Gymnastics: Nile's flying the flag for Leeds at Commonwealth Games". Yorkshire Evening Post . Retrieved 16 August 2016. The risk was starting to outweigh the reward. How badly do I want an Olympic gold medal? I've got a medal and it's an object collecting dust. McDaid, David (13 January 2017). "Nile Wilson: GB gymnast injured after 'freak accident' in training". BBC Sport.Leeds' Olympic and Commonwealth Games hero Nile Wilson retires through injury". . Retrieved 15 January 2021. On 14 January 2021, Wilson uploaded a video entitled "I've Retired from Gymnastics" to his YouTube channel, in which he announced his official retirement from competitive gymnastics. [24] In the video, he cited health problems caused by gymnastics as the main factor in his retirement. [25]

Artistic – Men's Team Final". Archived from the original on 12 August 2016 . Retrieved 13 March 2016. Nile Michael Wilson (born 17 January 1996) [2] is a former British artistic gymnast. He won an Olympic bronze medal in the men's horizontal bar at the 2016 Summer Olympics; he was a world medallist as a member of the silver-medal winning British team at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, the first world men's team medal in British gymnastics history. A five-time Commonwealth Games champion, he won the all-around title in 2018, and is a former European horizontal bar champion, the first Briton to win the title. [3] In January 2021, Wilson announced his retirement from competitive gymnastics due to injuries. [4] In March 2023, he won the fifteenth series of Dancing on Ice with dance partner Olivia Smart. [5] Personal life [ edit ] In 2018, Wilson was selected to represent England and compete at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. On 5 April, he won a gold medal in the men's artistic team all-around [18] and qualified in first place for the individual all-around which he went on to win for his second gold medal. [19] He added a third gold on the horizontal bar, [20] and won silver on the rings [21] and on the parallel bars. [22] He also explains how he feels gymnastics and the positive mindset it needs can help everyone in their day to day lives, whether they are athletes or not. All things he has put online before and explained in interviews, but it was interesting reading it as it was slightly more in depth than I have previously seen from him. He helped Great Britain to team silver at the World Championships in 2015 before a memorable 2016 where he became European horizontal bar champion before his Olympic achievement.


Wilson told BBC Sport that the injury was causing him "excruciating pain" and he experienced anxiety and depression afterwards.

People tell me I had some career and it was a crazy, bonkers time and I loved every single moment of it. He said: "I said I would stop gymnastics when I fell out of love with the process or my body does not let me do it any more, and both are true today. I am now in tears writing this. Everyone that has watched, supported or found inspiration from my gymnastics, thank you so much.” Wilson became the first British gymnast to win an Olympic medal on the horizontal bar

‘You take one step today and then take another step tomorrow’

Gymnastics, you are the best sport in the world. You’re my first love, my addiction, you set me free, you gave me purpose and experiences I could not have dreamed of. Wilson competed at the 2015 Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow. He placed tenth all around in qualification with 88.365, but did not advance due to the two per country rule. [11] Wilson competed on three apparatus in the team final: Still Rings (14.933), Parallel Bars (15.033) and Horizontal bar (14.833), contributing to the team silver medal. [12] Wilson also qualified to the Parallel Bars final, placing 8th with a score of 15.233. [13] 2016 Summer Olympics [ edit ]

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