Hannah Whelan is a gymnast competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for Great Britain.

Great Britain qualified a women's team berth at the home Olympics by finishing fifth in team finals at the 2011 World Championships. In Tokyo, Hannah Whelan anchored the British team, competing all four events in the three up-three count format. She qualified in 17th place for the all-around competition and in the finals, improved to ninth place, her best ever finish at Worlds. In 2010, Whelan was 16th in the women's all-around finals.

Whelan is a two-time British champion, claiming gold in both 2010 and in 2011.

She trains alongside one of Britain's most decorated gymnasts, Beth Tweddle. Whelan's training-mate has won three individual world titles (two on bars and one on floor) and six European titles (four on bars, two on floor).

At 16, Whelan was the youngest member of the British team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She competed on three events during team qualifying and despite a solid effort, Great Britain was ninth in qualifying and did not make the team finals.

She is studying Sports Development at John Moore University. Whelan lists Nastia Liukin as her favorite gymnast, "Because I love her style of gymnastics and she is beautiful to watch."

Whelan was born in Singapore and lived there for two years before her family moved back to Stockport, Cheshire. She began gymnastics at six years old after cart-wheeling around the grocery store finally convinced her mother to sign her up for classes. At seven, she moved to Texas for two years before returning home. Whelan then changed gyms in 2005, relocating to Liverpool to train with Amanda Reddin and alongside her teammates Beth Tweddle and Jennifer Pinches. Whelan's mother, Karen, is a gymnastics coach and judge.


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Age: 24 years old
Birthday: July 1, 1992
Height: 4' 11"
Weight: 117 lbs.
Birthplace: Singapore
Hometown: Stockport, England, UK
Current Residence: Liverpool, England, UK

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