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Olympic Medal Turns Tinkler Toward Tokyo
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International Gymnast Online's annual year-end tradition of holiday-themed features continues with this update from 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Amy Tinkler of Great Britain.


Amy Tinkler (Great Britain) with her bronze on floor exercise at the 2016 Olympics

Although 2016 Olympic medalist Amy Tinkler of Great Britain enjoyed the greatest achievement of her career this year, she plans to expand on her success heading towards the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

"I got back into the gym pretty much straight away after getting back from Rio," said Tinkler, who placed third on floor exercise at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I'm continuing to push on all four pieces, looking to make small improvements but also to maintain the form I've had this year. I definitely aim to establish myself further as an all-around gymnast in this next Olympic cycle."

Tinkler, the youngest member of the British delegation at the Rio Games, plans to enjoy an easy pace during the holiday season after a hectic year of competition and public attention. She was on the shortlist of three athletes for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016 award, which para-swimmer Ellie Robinson won on December 14.

"I'm most looking forward to just having time at home with my family," Tinkler said. "2016 has been a crazy year, so a bit of quiet time at home will be perfect."

Tinkler's resolution for the New Year is simple and assertive.

"Just to work even harder!" she said.

International Gymnast magazine's recent coverage of British gymnasts includes:
"Britain's Best" - Amy Tinkler/Catherine Lyons interviews (June 2015)
"British Breakouts" - Maisie Methuen/Alice Kinsella interviews (December 2016)
Coach Barry Collie interview (July/August 2014)
"A Sorority of Success" - Becky Downie/Ellie Downie interviews (June 2014)
"Britain's New Bombshell" - Claudia Fragapane interview (December 2014)
"European Brilliance" - Ruby Harrold interview (September 2013)
Lisa Mason interview (May 2015)
"Mounting His Challenge" - Louis Smith interview (March 2016)
"Lord Max" - Max Whitlock interview (June 2013)
Becky Downie, Whitlock, Nile Wilson and Brinn Bevan on cover (June 2014)
"Branching Out" - Rebecca Tunney profile (May 2014)

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