Gymnastics

Competitive Highlights

1998
Goodwill Games, All-Around – Gold
U.S. Sr. National Championships, Floor – Bronze
U.S. Sr. National Championships, Vault – Gold
U.S. Sr. National Championships, Balance Beam – Gold
U.S. Sr. National Championships, All-Around – Bronze

1997
International Team Championships, Team – Silver
World Championships, Team Member

1996
Olympics, Team – Gold
U.S. Sr. National Championships, All-Around – Bronze

1995
World Championships, Balance Beam – Silver
World Championships, All-Around – Bronze
U.S. Sr. National Championships, All-Around – Gold
U.S. Sr. National Championships, Floor  – Silver
U.S. Sr. National Championships, Vault – Bronze

1994
U.S. Jr. National Championships, All-Around – Gold
U.S. Jr. National Championships, Vault – Gold
U.S. Jr. National Championships, Floor Exercise – Gold
U.S. Jr. National Championships, Uneven Bars – Bronze
U.S. Jr. National Championships, Balance Beam – Bronze

1992
U.S. Jr. National Championships, Balance Beam – Gold
Pan American Games, Junior Team Championships – Gold
Pan American Games, Junior All-Around – Silver
Pan American Games, Vault – Gold
Pan American Games, Floor – Gold
Pan American Games, Uneven Bars – Gold

 

Record Achievements
  • Youngest to win U.S. Jr. National Championships Gold Medal, Balance Beam (1992, Age 10)
  • Youngest to qualify for Pan American Games and win 4 gold medals (1992, Age 11)
  • Youngest to win U.S. Jr. All-Around Title at National Championships (1994, Age 12)
  • Youngest to win U.S. Sr. All-Around Title at National Championships (1995, Age 13)
  • Youngest and only American to win an individual medal at 1995 World Championships (1995, Age 14)
  • Youngest to win an Olympic Gold Medal for USA Women’s Gymnastics (1996, Age 14)
  • First non-Russian to win the Goodwill Games All-Around title (1998)

 

Special Recognition
  • Nominee, AAU Sullivan Award (1995)
  • USOC Sportswoman of the Month (April & September 1995)
  • Member of first Women’s team to be featured on the Wheaties Box (1996)
  • Youngest athlete ever on a Wheaties Box (1996)
  • Inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as member of the 1996 Olympic Team (1998)
  • Inducted into the United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame as member of the 1996 Olympic Team (2008)
  • Inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame (2010)
  • Off Balance becomes a New York Times Best Seller (2012)
  • Go-For-Gold Gymnasts book series is published by Disney*Hyperion (2012)