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The youngest member of the 2016 American Olympic team, Laurie Hernandez put up a strong Olympic performance by winning two medals, one gold and one silver. Her career was unique in that Laurie has only a single lone appearance at the Olympic/World Championship level. Hernandez enjoyed considerable media success following the Olympics having won the 23rd season of Dancing With the Stars, and becoming a co-host of American Ninja Warrior Junior.
In 2020 Laurie Hernandez was amongst the many gymnasts who came forward with allegations against her former coach in New Jersey. Laurie’s high profile celebrity status helped draw national media attention to the case and helped prevent future gymnasts from suffering abuse in the same training hall that she once endured. Initially appearing to have been retired, Laurie is currently working towards a comeback for the 2021 Olympics. She is working towards Tokyo-2021 in part to experience an Olympic run on her own terms and in a healthy training environment.
World Championships/Olympic Competition:
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, San Jose, Calif. – 1st-BB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-FX; 4th-VT; 7th-UB
U.S. Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 3rd-AA, UB, BB, FX(T)
U.S. Classic, Hartford, Conn. – 4th-UB
Pacific Rim Championships, Everett, Wash. – 1st-Team
Jesolo – 1st-Team, BB; 2nd-VT; 3rd-AA
Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 1st-Team; 2nd-BB
International Junior Japan Meet, Yokahama, Japan – 1st-AA, VT, FX; 2nd-UB, BB
Jesolo – 1st-Team, AA, UB, FX (Jr. Div.)
U.S. Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. – 1st-AA, UB; 2nd-FX; 3rd-VT(T), BB (Jr. Div.)
U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 1st-AA, VT, UB; 3rd-BB, FX(T) (Jr. Div.)
U.S. Championships, Hartford, Conn. – 2nd-AA, UB, FX; 3rd-BB(T); 5th-VT (Jr. Div.)
U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 1st-FX; 6th-AA; 8th-VT, UB (Jr. Div.)
American Classics, Huntsville, TX – 3rd-VT, BB; 7th-UB; 1st-FX; 2nd-AA
Parkettes Invitational, Allentown, PA. – 1st-UB, BB, FX, AA; 3rd- V
International Junior Mexican Cup, Acapulco, Mexico – 1st-Team; 2nd-AA
International Junior Gymnastics Competition, Yokohama, Japan – 3rd-AA, VT; 4th-FX; 6th-BB
U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 6th-FX; 7th-BB (Jr. Div.)
Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnastcGreats, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these symbols can be found here.