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I am a level 8 gymnast competing for San Mateo Gymnastics in Belmont, California. I was introduced to gymnastics at the age of 8 at a summer camp and fell in love with the sport. Shortly after the summer camp I was invited to compete for a JO team. I started the sport much later than most of my teammates and have worked hard to build the foundation, strength and technique needed to learn new skills. I am thankful for my coaches who push me to do my best every day, the support of my parents and my amazing teammates who I have been blessed to share this journey with.
My journey has not always been easy gymnastics is a sport that requires hard work, commitment and dedication. Currently I train 6 days a week and commute 2 hours each day to gym. I started homeschooling in middle school to have a more flexible schedule to better balance my gymnastics and academic work. Over the years I have learned to develop time management skills and discipline. Like most gymnast every season there are skills that don’t always come easy, the experience of working hard to achieve or perfect a skill and reaching that goal is what I’m most proud of.
In level 5 and 7, I made the NorCal State Team. In Level 7, I accomplished one of my goals which was to represent NorCal as a member of the State Team at the Region 1 Championship. In 2019 my level 7 scores placed on Americas Top 100 scores: Bars: 9.850, Beam: 9.800, AA score 38.875. As I look back it’s the journey that I am most proud of. Hard work and perseverance always pays off. In the future, my long term goal is to earn a college scholarship to a top Division 1 gymnastics program.