Courtesy of Times

506: Laurie Hernandez

Olympic Athlete Who Competed In Artistic Gymnastics

Born: 9 June 2000, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Laurie competed at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio; she won gold in the team event and silver at the balance beam. She hopes to qualify in compete at the 2020 games in Tokyo, however this is going to be even more difficult for gymnasts than ever before because the US team is dropping from five members to four.

Laurie was the youngest celebrity ever to win Dancing With the Stars (age 16).

Sources:

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-gymnastics/athletes/Laurie-Hernandez

https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019/11/01/laurie-hernandez-gymnastics-comeback-camp/

https://usagym.org/pages/athletes/athleteListDetail.html?id=278528