Nile Wilson announces retirement

By Patricia Duffy | January 14, 2021
Nile Wilson announces retirement
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British gymnastics star Nile Wilson announced his retirement via social media on Thursday morning.

“I’ve been sat in my car trying to type this out for way over an hour,” Wilson said. “Today I hang up my hand guards & retire from the professional sport of Gymnastics… ‘Gymnastics’ you are the best sport in the world! You’re my 1st Love , my addiction , You set me free , you gave me purpose & you gave me experiences I could not even have dreamed of! Unfortunately my body just couldn’t keep up..& that’s okay???????? It is my time to move on & I can’t wait for the next chapter☺️ “

Wilson, who most notably won bronze on high bar at the 2016 Rio Olympics, last represented Great Britain almost three years ago, when he won five medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, including three gold medals (team, all-around, and high bar).

Nowadays, Wilson has a wildly successful YouTube Channel that currently has 1.43 million subscribers. He is also the owner of Nile Wilson Gymnastics–which opened its first location in Rotherham, England, in 2020–Nile Wilson Clothing, and Body Bible, which recently rebranded as The Wilsonator Club.

Keep scrolling to relive his career highlights, read his full retirement statement, and watch his retirement video.

Nile Wilson international career highlights

Credit: Team GB/YouTube
2014 Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first placeTeam all-around86.607
Gold medal – first placeHorizontal bar14.966
Silver medal – second placeParallel bars15.433
Bronze medal – third placeIndividual all-around87.965
015 World Championships
Silver medal – second placeTeam all-around44.799
2016 Summer Olympics
Bronze medal – third placeHorizontal bar15.466
2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first placeTeam all-round73.200
Gold medal – first placeIndividual all-around84.950
Gold medal – first placeHorizontal bar14.533
Silver medal – second placeRings14.400
Silver medal – second placeParallel Bars14.533

Nile Wilson full retirement announcement

Nile Wilson retirement video

Credit: Nile Wilson/YouTube

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