In 2014 CLAUDIA emerged as a rising star for GB winning a historic four golds at the Commonwealth Games. She was honoured with a visit to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing street & won BBC’s prestigious ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year’ award. In 2015 Claudia was a member of the Women’s GB team that won historic Bronze at the World Championships 2015. In 2016 she achieved one of her childhood dreams when she competed for Team GB at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 achieving the best ever finish for a GB WA team. Claudia continues her success becoming only the second British Women to win an individual World Championship medal which she achieved in Montreal in October 2017.
Claudia Winning World Championship Bronze on Floor at Montreal 2017
Claudia is one of Great Britain’s most successful, well known and well liked international gymnasts. Joining Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club when she was 6 years old she gradually developed her gymnastic career here. She currently trains over 20 hours a week at the club and fits in her training and her international & national commitments alongside her community, charity & media work.
Alongside her gymnastics Claudia has developed an exciting media career. During her active rest period after the Olympics she took part in BBC’s flagship entertainment programme ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ partnering professional dancer AJ progressing to the semi-finals. She has continued to appear on TV in entertainment programmes such as ‘All Star Driving School’; ‘Question of Sport’ and ‘Take me Out’. She also attends events for her chosen charities ‘Above & Beyond’ & ‘Flamingo Chicks’.
Claudia has 4 Commonwealth Gold Medals; 3 European Medals & 2 World Championship Medals. She has been both British & English All Around Champion. She has an AA World Cup medal and 2 World Cup Challenge medals including a Gold won in Paris in 2017. She has been awarded the FIG [the worlds gymnastics governing body] Pin for her World Class Performances, is a Master Gymnast of Great Britain & is an inaugural inductee of Bristol’s Sporting ‘Hall of Fame’ . Despite all her success she remains grounded & can often be found helping the young gymnasts at Bristol Hawks with their choreography. She recently qualified as a Level 1 coach something that she would like to develop in the future. Her bubbly personality, tenacity and her courage to test herself with new challenges has endeared her to the British public and she continues to be an inspirational role model.
Claudia’s Gymnastics Journey in brief including her GB rankings -
2006 Age 8/9 years Level 4 – 38th in GB
2007 Age 9/10 years Level 3 – 22nd in GB
2008 Age 10/11 years Level 2 – 12th in GB
2009 Age 11/12 years Espoir British – N/A
2010 Age 12/13 years Espoir British – N/A
2011 Age 13/14 years Junior British – 8th AA; 1st Junior England International Selection; UK School Games
2012 Age 14/15 years Junior British – 5th AA; 1st Junior GB International Selection
2013 Age 15/16 years Senior British – N/A; 1st Senior GB International Selection; World School Games.
2014 Age 16/17 years Senior British – 3rd AA; Commonwealth Games 4x Champion; World Ind. AA 10th & 4x Finalist; European Team Medalist
2015 Age 17/18 years Senior British – 2nd AA World Team Medal; European Championships Floor Silver Medalist
2016 Age 18/19 years Senior British – 1st AA & RIO OLYMPIAN; World Cup AA Medalist; European Championships Team Silver Medalist
2017 Age 19/20 years Senior British – NA; World Floor Bronze Medalist; World Challenger Cup Gold & Bronze Medalist.