On night two, she scored 14.800 on vault, 15.150 on uneven bars, 15.300 on balance beam, and 14.800 on floor exercise. In the individual events, Hernandez earned the silver medal on the balance beam. In September, Hernandez was selected to represent the U.S. at the Junior Japan International in Yokohama. [5] She is of Puerto Rican descent.[6][7]. “I can adapt to it pretty quick,” Hernandez told Mike Tirico on “Lunch Talk Live” on NBCSN on Monday. 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. She planned to return to competition in spring 2020, before the pandemic halted sports and postponed the Olympics to 2021. The United States team finished first in team qualifications, securing a spot in team finals with a score of 185.238. At the Olympic Trials in early July, Hernandez placed second in the all-around, behind Biles. Gymnast Laurie Hernandez last competed at the Rio Olympics. On February 1, Hernandez shared on Instagram and Twitter that she became a New York Times Best Selling Author for the book. [21] Hernandez scored a 15.200 on vault, a 15.366 on balance beam, and a 14.800 in floor exercise, qualifying to the balance beam event finals in second place. [36] Haney publicly humiliated Hernandez for her weight, leading Hernandez to binge and purge. [24][25], On August 15 during event finals, Hernandez won a silver medal on balance beam with a score of 15.333. She is the author of two books, I Got This: To Gold and Beyond, a New York Times Bestseller and She's Got This, a children's book. [45], On July 15, 2018, Hernandez announced on Instagram that she will be co-hosting American Ninja Warrior Junior. Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez is using her voice to #KeepHerPlaying. Her career was unique in that Laurie has only a single lone appearance at the Olympic/World Championship level. Laurie Hernandez plans to compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Indianapolis Winter Cup on the last weekend of February. [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. She was partnered with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. As of 2020, Hernandez still struggles with depression and disordered eating that began due to Haney's abuse. [10] She returned to competition soon after the injury but then suffered a torn patellar tendon and dislocated kneecap, resulting in six months out of gymnastics. 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. Hernandez’s agent confirmed the plan after it was tweeted from the gymnast’s account Tuesday night. [33] Hernandez did not attend the February national team training camp, despite being invited. She placed third on uneven bars and balance beam, and tied for third on floor exercise with MyKayla Skinner. Gymnast Laurie Hernandez started her gymnastics career as a young child and steadily built a reputation for her skills and charisma on the floor and apparatus. In April, Hernandez competed at the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in Everett, Washington along with Raisman, Smith, three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles, and 2015 World Championships team member Brenna Dowell. Hernandez might not be the only Olympian signaling a competitive comeback at Winter Cup. She also took third on vault, fourth on floor exercise, and sixth on balance beam. 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Lauren Zoe "Laurie" Hernandez (born June 9, 2000) is an American artistic gymnast. Hernandez’s agent confirmed the plan after it was tweeted from the gymnast’s account Tuesday night. “It’s definitely really helpful, I’m not gonna lie,” Hernandez said in July. She scored 56.750 to win the bronze medal in the all-around. 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. She was about to start arguably the most important floor exercise routine of her life. [19], In 2014, Hernandez committed to the University of Florida to compete on the Florida Gators gymnastics team in the NCAA. In the individual events, Hernandez earned the silver medal on the balance beam. Favorite us! [41] The couple won the Mirrorball Trophy on the episode that aired November 22, 2016. Hernandez was born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, the daughter of Wanda and Anthony Hernandez. She landed a spot on the 2016 U… She was named to the Olympic team alongside Biles, Douglas, Raisman and Madison Kocian. Memmel said if she’s not ready for Winter Cup, she’s targeting a training camp in March. She placed ahead of teammate Simone Biles, who placed third with a score of 14.733 after making an error and grabbing the beam, and behind Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands, who won gold with a score of 15.466. [13], At the 2015 U.S. Classic in July, Hernandez won the junior all-around title with a score of 58.450, as well as winning vault (14.900) and uneven bars (15.000). She also placed second on uneven bars and floor exercise, and tied for third on beam with Alexis Vasquez. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The Olympic gold medalist and Old Bridge native shared a … She resumed training in the fall and attended the final U.S. training camp of the year in November. [38] Within the gymnastics community, Haney's suspension was seen as progress for USA Gymnastics,[39] and fans widely supported Hernandez online. Two time Olympic-medalist Laurie Hernandez has confirmed she is “currently training” for the 2020 Olympics. Hernandez's first meet of the 2013 season was the WOGA Classic, where she placed second in the all-around. Hernandez made her senior debut in 2016. Hernandez hosted the first season of American Ninja Warrior Junior as the on-course reporter and starred as Valeria in the Nickelodeon animated miniseries Middle School Moguls. Laurie Hernandez, then 16, was the youngest woman on the U.S. Olympic team across all sports. Lauren Hernandez competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 9, … Laurie Hernandez, then 16, was the youngest woman on the U.S. Olympic team across all sports. [40], Hernandez was revealed as one of the celebrities competing on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars on August 30, 2016. In March, she competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy, earning the bronze medal in the all-around with a score of 58.550, behind two U.S. teammates, fellow first-year senior Ragan Smith and Gabby Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion. Hernandez also qualified for the balance beam final, but USA Gymnastics announced that she and Biles would not compete in event finals in order to rest them before the Olympics.[16]. Other Final Five members Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas neither competed since Rio nor shown any signs of a return. [34][33] On April 29, Hernandez's former coach Maggie Haney was suspended by USA Gymnastics for eight years due to abusive conduct. [37] She also forced Hernandez to train and compete while injured. She was on the Spirit of America float. After the pandemic delayed her comeback, Laurie Hernandez is set to compete for the first time since the 2016 Rio Olympics when she takes the floor at the 2021 Winter Cup in February. Olympic gymnastics gold medallist Laurie Hernandez has added a new line to her impressive resume this week: recording artist. Laurie Hernandez plans to compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis the last weekend of February. Laurie Hernandez won two medals at Rio Olympics, a gold with Final Five and a silver on beam. Hernandez repeated over the last year that she’s hoping to join 2016 Olympic champion teammate Simone Biles in a Tokyo 2020 bid. Shaun White expected for X Games after missing Laax Open She returned to gymnastics training in October 2018,[28] after two years off. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the New Jersey-native gymnast became part of … According to team coordinator Tom Forster, Hernandez accepted an invitation to the April camp. She contributed an all-around score of 59.800 toward the American team's first-place finish and placed third individually behind Biles and Raisman, but did not earn the all-around bronze medal because of a rule limiting medals to two gymnasts per country (Japan's Nagi Kajita took bronze instead). In 2018, Hernandez published a similar children's book for younger readers titled She's Got This, with illustrations by Nina Mata. 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. Hernandez has appeared on many talk shows: The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Access Hollywood Live, Omg! [21], On August 9, Hernandez and the rest of the United States team, known as the Final Five, won gold in the team competition. “The extra year actually gives me a lot more time to train and add some upgrades and maybe get a little more consistent on things that I wasn’t too sure about for this year.”. Lauren HERNANDEZ biography. At the National Championships in August, she won the silver medal in the junior all-around competition with a total score of 116.650, behind Bailie Key. [24][25] Hernandez was the first competitor on vault and floor exercise for the United States team. ), MG Elite (former), Episode: "Ryan's Champion Playdate/Ryan's Traveling Playdate", In June 2019, Hernandez was inducted into the, This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 20:24. 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. She also earned a silver medal on vault and a gold medal on balance beam, ahead of Smith and 2012 Olympian Aly Raisman. [4] She has a sister, Jelysa, and a brother, Marcus, who graduated from Rutgers University in 2018. On November 24, 2016, she appeared on the 90th anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Americans won every event, scoring a total of 184.897, more than eight points higher than second-place team Russia (176.688) and third-place team China (176.003). 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. Laurie Hernandez competes on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. From November 24–26, 2017, Hernandez was the special guest narrator for the Candlelight Processional at Epcot Center in Disney World. Through the Classic, she qualified to the National Championships in St. Louis, where she placed 21st after two days of competition. She attended Abeka Academy High School in Old Bridge, New Jersey. [26][27], After the Olympics, Hernandez appeared on the television show Dancing with the Stars. She finished the two-day competition in third all-around, behind Biles and Raisman. Hernandez's elite career started in 2012 at the U.S. Classic, where she placed 11th in the junior division at the age of 12. The song, titled simply “Friend” is available to stream on all major platforms. Laurie Hernandez Reveals Her 2020 Olympic Training Secrets! 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. 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[29] Although Hernandez previously trained in New Jersey at MG Elite, for her comeback she chose to switch gymnastics clubs and train at Gym-Max in California[28] with coaches Jenny Zhang and Howie Liang. The 5ft (1.5m) tall gymnast was part of the USA’s remarkable “Final Five” team at Rio 2016 – alongside brilliant teammates MyKayla Skinner, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian, and Simone Biles, … In early 2014, Hernandez fractured her wrist when she slipped off the beam in a training session. Her next competition — and first since October 2019 — is slated to be a World Cup in Tokyo in May. The release date was January 24, 2017. [29] Hernandez was invited to the national team training camp held November 15–18, 2019[31] after spectating at the US Championships in August and speaking to team coordinator Tom Forster while there. At 16 years old, Hernandez became the first Latina US gymnast to qualify for the Olympics where she won a team gold medal and a silver on the balance … She also took second place in the all-around behind Key. During her debut year as a senior gymnast, she competed as a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team dubbed the "Final Five" at the 2016 Summer Olympics; Ultimately, the U.S. won gold in the team event. However, she decided to forgo NCAA eligibility and become a professional athlete on August 3, 2016, in the lead-up to the Olympic Games. Hernandez came forward to say that she had suffered emotional and verbal abuse under her former coach, Maggie Haney. Laurie Hernandez plans to compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis the last weekend of February. “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. Laurie Hernandez is finding the silver lining in Olympic postponement.. Senator John Heinz Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official, S. Roger Horchow Award for Outstanding Public Service by a Private Citizen, Outstanding Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, Samuel S. Beard Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Under, Outstanding Public Service in Professional Sports, Outstanding National or Global Service by a Young American 25 Years or Under, Outstanding Public Service by a Corporation, Epstein, Sue; and Mishkin, Kate. Hernandez trained in her native New Jersey through the Rio Games. It's been more than four years since Laurie Hernandez, 20, stepped onto the Olympics scene. She returned to training in late 2018 and has expressed interest in making a comeback to earn a spot on the U.S. women's gymnastic team for the [8] She then went to Chicago for the U.S. Classic, where she placed sixth all-around and won the floor exercise title. She must wait a bit longer to return with the Tokyo Games postponed to 2021. There, she placed first on floor exercise, second in the all-around behind Ariana Agrapides, and third on balance beam and vault. Laurie Hernandez plans to compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis the last weekend of … Insider, Hollywood Today Live, Ridiculousness, and Stuck in the Middle. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The 20-year-old is featured on her first song alongside Josh Del. [20], On August 7, Hernandez competed in the women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where the top eight teams advance to the team finals. Laurie Hernandez Scores 15.300 on Floor ExerciseJuly 8, 2016 in San Jose, California OlympicTalk is on Apple News. She was about to start arguably the most important floor exercise routine of … Memmel, a 32-year-old mother of two, hasn’t publicly committed to an Olympic bid. 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. Hernandez’s agent confirmed the plan after it was tweeted from the gymnast’s account on Tuesday night. On October 31, 2016, Hernandez announced her book I Got This: To Gold and Beyond on Instagram. [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. 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