Laurie Hernandez discusses emotions of not competing at Tokyo Olympics. Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez told the ‘On Her Turf’ podcast she’s “letting grieving and excitement co-exist” while in Tokyo to work, but not compete.
Why is Laurie Hernandez not competing in Olympic trials?
Hernandez had suffered an injury at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships that ultimately cost her a spot at the Olympic trials. She appeared to hyperextend her right knee during warmups before the U.S. Championships. She pushed through the beam routine on the first night, but withdrew from the second night altogether.
Who is the best gymnast in the world?
Biles proved she’s in a class of her own when she became the most decorated female gymnast at elite level at the World Championships in Stuttgart in 2019, beating all previous records. Her accomplishments include being a four-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time all-round World Champion.
What is Michael Phelps net worth 2021?
Twenty-three times Olympics Gold Medalist Michael Phelps has a net worth of $80 million.
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Is Sunisa Lee Black?
She’s the first-ever Hmong American to be named to any U.S. Olympic Team. Both of Suni’s parents, John Lee and Yeev Thoj, were born in Laos (one of several countries where the Hmong, an ethnic group of between 6 million and 12 million people, live) and sought refuge in the U.S. following the Vietnam War.
How old was Simone Biles in her first Olympics?
The 24-year-old Biles won bronze on beam in Rio de Janeiro five years ago and qualified for the eight-woman final at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on the first weekend of the Games.