Olympic Bronze Medalist Amelie Morgan Signs With Utah Gymnastics
SALT LAKE CITY – One of the finest recruiting classes in program history continues to stack up as Amelie Morgan – this year's Olympic bronze medalist on Team Great Britain - has signed with Utah gymnastics. The British Olympic Team member will complete this year's incoming freshman class, joining Team USA's Olympic silver medalist Grace McCallum and alternate Kara Eaker, along with uneven bars national champion Sage Thompson.
"We are beyond thrilled to have Amelie Morgan join our program," said head coach Tom Farden. "Her contributions at the Tokyo Olympic Games helped Team Great Britain to a historic team medal. She is known for her work ethic and unshakeable determination. We feel these qualities will serve her well in the NCAA and in our program."
Morgan assisted Team Great Britain to the first women's team Olympic medal since 1928. In the team final, she competed on the uneven bars and balance beam, but it was really her stellar bar routine that pushed Great Britain to the third place finish after sitting in fifth going into the last event. With the late surge by the British squad to earn a spot on the podium, Morgan joined future classmate McCallum as Olympic medalists before the duo arrives in Salt Lake City.
Prior to her Olympic selection, Morgan had recently earned her first major championship medal in late April, claiming the bronze medal on the uneven bars at the 2021 European Championships. She also narrowly missed medal finishes in the all-around and on beam where she earned impressive fourth place finishes in her first competition in over a year and a half.
The Bristol, England native began her senior career in 2019 with gold medal winning performances in the all-around and on beam at the English Championships. She also tallied bronze medals on bars and floor to round out her senior debut. Not too long after, Morgan added to her medal count and grabbed three bronze medals from efforts in the all-around and on bars and beam at the 2019 British Championships.
Morgan became the first British junior in history to win five medals at the Junior European Championships in 2018 when she was selected to represent Team Great Britain. She helped the team earn a bronze medal and individually went on to earn silver medals in the all-around and on beam, along with bronze medals on vault and floor.
Continuing her strong run, Morgan won gold medals on vault, bars, floor and in the all-around at the 2018 British Championships. She also took home the bronze medal on beam. Later in the year, she was selected to represent Great Britain at the Youth Olympic Games. Morgan earned the silver medal in the all-around and on floor, along with a bronze medal on beam.
The daughter of Kate and Dave Morgan trained at The Academy of Gymnastics in Portishead, England. She attended Bristol High School and has a twin brother Finlay. Morgan will make her Ute debut in the 2022 season.
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