Tumbling her way to the top

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Demi at her local gym.For Demi Adams, her long gymnastics career is just getting started. But the 15-year-old from Maryhill has already achieved more than most in tumbling, her specialist discipline.

We told of Demi’s story in 2015, the then 11-year-old finding her feet in the world of gymnastics.  


Three years on, and Demi has come on leaps and bounds. She has been performing at the highest level of tumbling for almost two years, competing in competitions against older girls with more experience.  

“I was thrown in at the deep end. I was 14 and up against 16-year-olds. I was the youngest in it. I got to the finals of my first competition and finished 7th.”

Demi kicked on and, in her second competition in Telford in April this year, won silver – the highest medal ever won by a Scottish athlete.

Representing Great Britain

It was there she was spotted by Great Britain coaches, and subsequently became the first Scot to be selected for the Great Britain junior tumbling team.

“When I was told I was in the Great Britain squad I was over the moon. I didn’t expect it. Usually it takes years to get into the team.”

In her short time on the team, Demi has already trained alongside gymnastic Olympic champions, and she is determined to go further. Her short-term goal is to represent Great Britain at the 2018 World Championship in Russia in November, but Demi isn’t stopping there.


“I’ve always been a perfectionist. As I keep progressing and progressing I know this is what I want to do with my life. Last year I was eating unhealthily, but this year I have been focused. Now I’m always watching my diet because this is what I want to do with my life.”

Mum Tracey couldn’t be more proud:

“I can’t even find the words. She has worked so hard for it and it is well deserved. I’m her number one biggest fan.”