Sofie Dossi is an American gymnast, contortionist, television personality, and social media influencer. She garnered initial fame after becoming a golden buzzer recipient in the 11th season of the reality TV show ˜America's Got Talent'. A native of California, Dossi has always been interested in gymnastics and dance. After watching the performance of the contortionist from ˜Cirque du Soleil' online, she realised that she could do it as well. In 2016, she appeared on ˜America's Got Talent' as a contestant and quickly won the approvals of both the judges and the audience with her routine. Dossi eventually finished the competition as one of the finalists of the season. Since then, she has emerged as a popular internet personality. She has over 2.7 million subscribers and about 305 million views on her YouTube channel. Moreover, she has accumulated more than 36 thousand, over 130 thousand, and about 1.6 million followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, respectively. She also has an account on Live.Me, where her live-streaming shows have brought her a 2017 Streamy Award nomination.
Simone Biles is an American artistic gymnast who is well-known for her individual gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games held at Rio de Janeiro. She is an artistic gymnast and typically excels at the all-round, floor, and vault gymnastics. Simone Biles has been a world champion in all the three for several years. She has won around 19 Olympic and World Championship medals in all, making her the most celebrated American gymnast. She has a record for the most gold medals won by an American woman at a single Olympic Games. She is only the 6th woman to win the Olympics medal and the World Championship medal in all round individual title. She is known for her appearance on ˜Dancing with the Stars'. She currently resides in Spring, Texas, USA.
Gabrielle Christina Victoria ˜Gabby' Douglas is an American artistic gymnast. She brought USA multiple gold medals in Olympic 2012 while being a part of United State's Women Gymnastics Team, which earned the moniker ˜Fierce Five' among the worldwide fans. She performed equally well in the single rounds, team competitions and raised herself a grand fan following in her home country. At the Gymnastics World Championships in 2011 and 2015, she represented her national team and brought home gold medals while playing in teams and a silver medal while playing all around. Her winning streak was unstoppable and she bagged a gold medal in team competition in 2016 Summer Olympics as the part of Final Five. Gabby is known as the first woman of African descent to have the honour of being all around champion in the Olympic history and the first American woman to become a team and individual champion at the same time. She reached the ultimate peak of her fame when her real life story became the inspiration for the 2014 motion picture ˜The Gabby Douglas Story'. Apart from that, she is also quite active in the reality television circuit and her family features in series called ˜Douglas Family Gold'.
Artistic gymnast who won an Olympic gold medal in 2008 in the women's balance beam as well as silver medals in the team, all-around, and floor competitions. She won season eight of Dancing with the Stars in 2009 and, three years later, she finished in second place in the Dancing with the Stars All-Star edition.
Paris Berelc is one of the most accomplished actors of the young brigade that America takes pride in. A champion gymnast, an electrifying dancer, a super model and of course an artistically gifted actor “ she is a powerhouse of talent. The best aspect about Berelc as an entertainer is the fact that she has excelled at everything she has laid her hands on, be it her career as a gymnast, as a model or even as an actor. When Berelc took to gymnastics, she attained the coveted position and was counted amongst the country's most premier gymnasts. However, this was just an aspect of her career as she was a successful model as well. She was the face of major brands and services, starting from Kohl's, Boston Store, Sears, and K-mart. Not just this, she was featured in a number of signage/posters in stores as well. But just when Berelc seemed to be fated for gymnastics and modelling, she took a detour and found her real calling in acting. Today, there seems to be no stopping this Capricorn star sensation. She has attained quite much in her still early career and seems to be hungry for more and more. Truly, an all-rounder in the making!
Kacy Catanzaro is an American professional obstacle course athlete and former NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) gymnast. She is the first woman athlete to qualify for the finals of American sports entertainment competition ˜American Ninja Warrior' and by far the only woman to successfully finish a city finals course. Her performance in the competition earned her the nickname ˜Mighty Kacy'. Apart from this she has participated in professional gymnastics during her college days. Kacy Catanzaro has also showcased her talent in the Japanese competition ˜SASUKE 32'. As part of her career, she has co-hosted television series named ˜Team Ninja Warrior College Madness'. She is also the managing partner of obstacle course gymnasium ˜Alpha Warrior'.
Artistic gymnast who won a gold medal with the U.S. gymnastics team at the 2016 Olympics. She also won two gold medals at the 2015 National Championships in Indianapolis and three at the 2015 U.S. Classic in Chicago.
Aly Raisman is an American gymnast who had been both a member and the captain of the 2012 ˜Fierce Five', and 2016 ˜Final Five' US Women's Olympic Gymnastics team. At the 2012 Olympics in London, she won gold medals in team and floor competitions, and bronze medal on the balance beam. This made her the first American gymnast at the Olympics to win the most medals. At the 2016 Olympics, she won a gold medal in the team event, which earned her and teammate Gabby Douglas the credit of been the first Americans to win back-to-back team golds. She also won silver medals in the individual all-around and for floor exercise. Between the two Olympics, she had taken a break from competitive gymnastics for three years. She was also a part of the gold-winning American teams at two World Championships. She began learning gymnastics at the age of two, and her favorite event is floor exercise. Aly supports the Uniting Against Lung Cancer organization in memory of her grandmother who died due to cancer. She plans to pursue a career in fashion and would like to expand her signature line of leotards and socks in future. She is writing a book titled ˜Fierce' which will come out later this year.
Aurelia Dobre is a retired Romanian artistic gymnast who emerged as the 1987 world all-around champion at the 24th ˜World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.' She scored five perfect 10s at the competition. She put up a spectacular performance at the championship where she won the gold medal in balance beam and the bronze medal in both floor exercise and vault. She was also part of the Romanian teams that won silver at the 1988 ˜Summer Olympics' and at the 1989 ˜World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.' Unfortunately, she suffered two major injuries and a growth spurt, which put an end to her promising gymnastics career. Although she was regarded as the youngest all-around champion of the game ever, it was later discovered that the age of Soviet gymnast Olga Bicherova was falsified at the 1981 ˜World Championships,' which meant the latter was the youngest gymnast to win the title. Aurelia is married to Iranian gymnastics coach Boz Mofid, with whom she has four sons. She works as choreographer and a dance coach at her husband's gym, ˜Dobre Gymnastics Academy.' She features in ˜YouTube' videos and has garnered popularity on applications such as ˜musical.ly,' where she makes videos associated with gymnastics.
Olympic bronze medalist Nile Wilson is an English artistic gymnast. Nile started practicing gymnastics at school and by the time he graduated, he was ready to showcase his skills in the big leagues. In March 2014, Nile participated in the British Junior Championship and emerged as a winner, helping himself to win the Young Sportsman Male award that year. In the 2014 Commonwealth championship which was held in Glasgow, Scotland, he played a major role in helping his team win a gold medal. He also won four medals for himself, including two gold medals. He then went on to win a record-breaking five gold medals at the European Junior Gymnastics Championships, becoming a local celebrity in England. His sublime skills while using the horizontal bar have made him the reigning champion in the Commonwealth Games. At the 2016 Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the same category. He was also an important part of the silver medal winning British team at the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship.
Conner Tenbrink is an American gymnast and social media star. He is a two-time Allstar Games medalist as well as a one-time Regional/State Champion gymnast. A multitalented personality, he is also an accomplished model and cheerleader. Despite being so young, he has attained already considerable stardom. Tenbrink, who has accounts on various social media platforms, has an incredible online fan following. He loves showcasing his gymnastic skills in his YouTube videos and Instagram posts. His grace, agility, and determination have earned him a number of admirers on social media. A positive and passionate person, Tenbrink dreams of becoming one of the top gymnasts in the country. He also wants to encourage all young sports enthusiasts to follow their dreams and never give up in the middle. On a personal note, the gymnast is a charming fellow. The youngest of three siblings, he is a much pampered boy. His parents are his biggest source of inspiration and they encourage all his endeavors enthusiastically.
Kelianne Stankus is an American gymnast and dancer. She is best recognized for being a part of the group Acrobots that performs routines on hoverboards. She also gained much popularity for directing and performing in their routine for <a title='Justin Bieber' href='/famous/justin-bieber.htm'>Justin Bieber</a>'s hit "Sorry," which earned over 2 million views on YouTube. A former member of the US National Acrobatic Gymnastics team, Stankus is a multitalented personality. She has been passionate about dancing and gymnastics since her childhood. Also a social media star, she has earned tremendous online fame on various social media platforms. She is incredibly famous on the app musical.ly/TikTok where she has over 1.2 million followers. Stankus, who was a member of the Empire Acro Gymnastics club, is a very simple and charming girl. She is a family-oriented girl and loves spending her leisure time with her siblings and parents.
U.S. Olympic gymnast who took home the silver medal in the vault at the 2012 London games, as well as the gold medal for the team category.
Artistic gymnast known as being a member of the U.S. national gymnastics team, with whom she won a gold medal in the team competition at the 2016 Olympics. In 2014 and 2015, she was a member of the U.S. World Championship teams.
She grabbed international recognition and affection by giving the world one of its most memorable moments in the history of sports “ scoring the first-ever perfect ten on asymmetric bars, at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976. To add to that, she went to score six more perfect 10s, thereby becoming the youngest all-around Olympic gold medalist, at just 14 years of age. Not only did Nadia ComÄƒneci draw attention from all directions, but she also helped Romania find itself a place on the global map. This sporting icon stepped into spotlight by achieving an unachievable score, thus creating a legend and popularizing gymnastics as a sport across the world. Moreover, it changed the people's perspective of female athletes. Such was her impact at the Olympics that the uneven bars event has two moves named after her “ toe-on and release move, which are, till date, rated at a high difficulty level. Besides Olympics, she showed remarkable performance at the World Championships and European Championships as well, thus becoming a living legend and one of the best-known gymnasts the world could ever have. This ˜Queen of Olympics' tried her hand at modeling and promoting sports equipment after her defection to the US.
Nastia Liukin is a former Russian“American artistic gymnast who has earned nine ˜World Championships' medals during her illustrious career. Born in Moscow and raised in Texas, she belonged to a family of gymnasts, with both her parents being experts in the sport. She followed her parents to the gym when she was 3 years old. Her training began soon, and she entered her first ˜National Championship' for the US at the age of 12. In 2003, she ended up winning the junior division title of the ˜US National Championship' and earned gold medals in three of its four segments. She thus embarked into senior gymnastics at the age of 14. In 2005, she became the ˜World Champion' on the uneven bars. She was the ˜World Champion' on the balance beam in both 2005 and 2007. In addition, she was also the ˜Olympics' gold medal winner in the individual all-around championship. She is a four-time all-around national champion. She has won the championship twice as a junior and twice as a senior. After a failed attempt of regaining her place on the national gymnastics team, Nastia announced her retirement in 2012. Following her success at the 2008 ˜Olympics,' Nastia became a local celebrity and appeared on many US talk shows.
Ragan Smith is an American artistic gymnast. She was the winner of the ˜United States National Gymnastics Championship,' in 2017. Smith started her gymnastics training from a very early age. As her mother was a gymnastics coach, it was quite natural for Smith to get inclined toward the sport. She qualified for the ˜Junior International Elite' status, and won accolades. Later, Smith was selected to the ˜U.S. National Team.' She won the ˜all-around' title, and also won the first position in the ˜balance beam' and ˜floor exercise' events. While Smith was at the peak of her career, she sustained ankle injuries, which affected her performance. Later, Smith suffered multiple broken toes due to which she failed to secure her place in the national team.
Artistic gymnast who became a four-time member of the USA Gymnastics Junior National Team. She was also the 2011 junior national champion and winner of the 2013 American Cup.
Olympic gymnast who helped the U.S. win Team Gold at the 2012 London Games and became the World Women's All-Around Champion in 2011. She announced her retirement from gymnastics in 2015.
Nicknamed Mighty Mouse, she was an Olympic gymnast who helped the U.S. team capture gold at the 2012 London Games.
Tumbler who has competed for the United States in both national and international competitions in the Jr. Division age group.
Russian Olympic gymnast who won gold in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics on the uneven bars. She has also won two silver and three bronze medals in the team, all-around, and floor exercise events at the Olympics.
English gymnast who became a sensation after winning four gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She had previously competed at the Elite Junior level before graduating to the Senior level in 2013. She represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics.
Athlete who got professional in the tricking sport. The sport is described as a form of elite acrobatics fused with martial arts kicking.