Chellsie Memmel, a Beijing 2008 silver medalist who last competed in 2012, said in a video posted to her YouTube channel last week that she “would love” to be at Winter Cup but didn’t know if she would be ready coming back from an ankle injury. Olympic weightlifting champion charged with swapping urine samples The United States team finished first in team qualifications, securing a spot in team finals with a score of 185.238. OlympicTalk is on Apple News. Her long break could cost her another Olympics in Tokyo. Lauren Zoe "Laurie" Hernandez (born June 9, 2000) is an American artistic gymnast. Hernandez competed at the Rio Olympics with a torn abdominal muscle, helping the United States claim the team gold medal and winning a silver medal on the balance beam. She also won the title on the uneven bars with a combined two-day score of 30.100, silver on the floor exercise, and bronze on balance beam and vault.[15]. Hernandez won the junior all-around at the 2013 Elite National Qualifier. At the end of night one, she was tied for second place in the all-around with Raisman, behind Biles, with a score of 60.450. With the Tokyo Olympic Games postponed, 2016 Olympic gold and silver medallist Laurie Hernandez didn’t get a second chance at gymnastics glory this season. In 2018, Hernandez published a similar children's book for younger readers titled She's Got This, with illustrations by Nina Mata. [33] Hernandez did not attend the February national team training camp, despite being invited. Laurie Hernandez is an American artistic gymnast who is widely recognized as the gold medal-winning gymnast in the team event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Her next competition — and first since October 2019 — is slated to be a World Cup in Tokyo in May. [26][27], After the Olympics, Hernandez appeared on the television show Dancing with the Stars. The athletes who have trained under Haney include Laurie Hernandez, who won a silver medal on the balance beam at the 2016 Olympics and helped the United States win the team gold medal. Hernandez took gold in the team event and silver on the balance beam as the youngest U.S. female Olympian across all sports in Rio at age 16. Laurie Hernandez plans to compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis the last weekend of February. Simone Biles is not expected to compete at Winter Cup. She was named to the Olympic team alongside Biles, Douglas, Raisman and Madison Kocian. It's been more than four years since Laurie Hernandez, 20, stepped onto the Olympics scene. 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Gymnast Laurie Hernandez last competed at the Rio Olympics. [9] Later in 2013, she competed at the International Junior Mexican Cup in Acapulco and helped the U.S. team—Hernandez, Key, Veronica Hults, and Emily Gaskins—win the gold medal. On October 31, 2016, Hernandez announced her book I Got This: To Gold and Beyond on Instagram. [41] The couple won the Mirrorball Trophy on the episode that aired November 22, 2016. [35] Hernandez testified against Haney at the USA Gymnastics hearing,[35] and posted a message about her experiences on her social media without naming the coach. Hernandez was then selected to compete at the 2015 International Junior Japan Meet in Yokohama, where she won the all-around, floor exercise, and vault and earned silver medals on balance beam and uneven bars. [14], At the National Championships, she had a score of 57.900 on the first day of competition and 59.550 on the second day, winning the junior all-around title over defending champion Foberg. She was on the Spirit of America float. “It feels for me like I’m going to be a lot more prepared,” the 19-year-old told Olympic Channel’s Ash Tulloch on Thursday, live on Instagram. [46], On September 11, 2018, it was announced that Hernandez would be joining Jane Lynch and Tim Gunn in the Nickelodeon animated mini-series Middle School Moguls, voicing a character named Valeria.[47]. Laurie Hernandez Scores 15.300 on Floor ExerciseJuly 8, 2016 in San Jose, California Favorite us! More: Olympics Hernandez repeated over the last year that she’s hoping to join 2016 Olympic champion teammate Simone Biles in a Tokyo 2020 bid. “I can adapt to it pretty quick,” Hernandez told Mike Tirico on “Lunch Talk Live” on NBCSN on Monday. Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez is using her voice to #KeepHerPlaying. Hernandez trained in her native New Jersey through the Rio Games. She took a break from competition after the Games, won “Dancing with the Stars,” moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles and began her comeback in earnest in 2019, returning to her first U.S. national team camp that November. [22][23] She posted the fourth highest score on floor, but did not advance to the final due to the two-per-country rule, with teammates Biles and Raisman getting higher scores. In the individual events, Hernandez earned the silver medal on the balance beam. However, she decided to forgo NCAA eligibility and become a professional athlete on August 3, 2016, in the lead-up to the Olympic Games. She was about to start arguably the most important floor exercise routine of her life. She continued appearing on television and in the media throughout the next four years, as a show host and voice actor as well as a celebrity guest. Outside of gymnastics, Hernandez has appeared on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars in 2016, where she won the competition along with partner Val Chmerkovskiy. [34][33] On April 29, Hernandez's former coach Maggie Haney was suspended by USA Gymnastics for eight years due to abusive conduct. Instead, what she’s accomplished reaches far beyond her megawatt talent. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Flipboard (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Olympic weightlifting champion charged with swapping urine samples, Shaun White expected for X Games after missing Laax Open, U.S. snowboarders out of World Cup event due to coronavirus, said in a video posted to her YouTube channel. [38] Within the gymnastics community, Haney's suspension was seen as progress for USA Gymnastics,[39] and fans widely supported Hernandez online. 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