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Julianne McNamara

About Julianne McNamara

Former gymnast who won the gold medal in the uneven bars at the 1984 Olympic Games. She was the first woman from the United States to win an Olympic gold medal in an inspanidual event.

Early life

She won a place on the U.S. Olympic team after winning the all-around title in 1980.


She acted on popular shows like “Charles in Charge” and “Knight Rider” following her retirement from gymnastics.

Family of Julianne McNamara

She married professional baseball player Todd Zeile in 1989.

Close associates of Julianne McNamara

She and Mary Lou Retton both won gold medals for the United States at the 1984 Olympic Games.

Laney Madsen

About Laney Madsen

An accomplished gymnast by mastering all gymnastic levels in only 18 months, she was invited to the USAG women National Team training camp at the Karolyi Ranch in TX in 2014, becoming the first gymnast at the camp to have never competed in any gymnastic competition previously.

Early life

She started partner stunting/acrobatics at age 1 and competitive All Star cheer at age 6. At 7, she was asked to perform at the senior European championships where she received a medal of excellence.


By 2010, she was known in several sport industry s worldwide. Athletes of different ages would write her with questions and advice for their sport careers.

Family of Laney Madsen

She was born in Darmstadt, Germany where her father was stationed with the US Military. She is half American and half Bulgarian and lived for 7 years in Hessen, Germany.

Close associates of Laney Madsen

She was featured in The Cheer Leader Magazine like Ashley Wilson.

Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs

About Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs

Canadian gymnast who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She became the first Canadian female gymnast to reach the podium at the 2006 world gymnastics championships winning a bronze medal on the balance beam.

Early life

She started doing gymnastics in 1993 and competed in her first international event in 2001.


She earned a scholarship to UCLA for gymnastics in 2008 and was named Freshman of the Year in the Pac-10 Conference in 2009.

Family of Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs

She married Grayson Null in 2015. They have a YouTube channel called Meet The Nulls. She gave birth to their first child in November 2016.

Close associates of Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs

Her husband is the younger brother of YouTube star Austin Null from The Nive Nulls.

Elsa García

About Elsa García

Mexican artist gymnast who won eight gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games from 2006 to 2014. She received the Longines Prize for Elegance at the 2009 World Artistic Gymanstics Championships and, in 2012, represented her home country at her first Olympic Games.

Early life

She was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and began to earn international attention when she placed fifth at the American Cup in Philadelphia in 2006.


She gained internet fame in 2012 by performing her Olympic qualifying routine to the theme music from the video game franchise The Legend of Zelda, of which she is a fan.

Family of Elsa García

She has a sister named Laura García Rodriguez Blancas.

Close associates of Elsa García

She competed against Venzuela s Jessica Lopez at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games.

Kerri Strug

About Kerri Strug

American gymnast who won the 1996 Olympic team gold in gymnastics, despite having a sprained ankle. She also won a bronze in 1992.

Early life

She was trained by Bela Karolyi after being influenced by her older sister.


She was a member of the Magnificent Seven women s gymnastics team.

Family of Kerri Strug

In 2010, she married Robert Fischer. Her son, Tyler William, was born on March 1, 2012. She had a daughter named Alayna Madaleine in 2014.

Close associates of Kerri Strug

She trained with Shannon Miller.

Kathy Johnson

About Kathy Johnson

American artistic gymnast who won a silver and bronze medal for the United States at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.

Early life

She made her first National Championships appearance four years after being introduced to gymnastics at age 12.


She has done gymnastic commentary for ABC and ESPN after retiring from gymnastics.

Family of Kathy Johnson

She had sons named Sean and Cary with actor Brian Patrick Clarke.

Close associates of Kathy Johnson

She and track and field star Carl Lewis both brought home medals for the United States at the 1984 Olympics.