She attended Abeka Academy High School in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Hernandez might not be the only Olympian signaling a competitive comeback at Winter Cup. 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, … [18] Later that month, she competed all four events at the National Championships. 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. She was on the Spirit of America float. Simone Biles is not expected to compete at Winter Cup. Hernandez is targeting one of five available U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics spots to be filled later this spring (a sixth is already taken by Jade Carey). At the Olympic Trials in early July, Hernandez placed second in the all-around, behind Biles. She also placed second on uneven bars and floor exercise, and tied for third on beam with Alexis Vasquez. 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. 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]. She must wait a bit longer to return with the Tokyo Games postponed to 2021. Hernandez’s agent confirmed the plan after it was tweeted from the gymnast’s account Tuesday night. Through the Classic, she qualified to the National Championships in St. Louis, where she placed 21st after two days of competition. She placed third on uneven bars and balance beam, and tied for third on floor exercise with MyKayla Skinner. OlympicTalk is on Apple News. 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. She finished the two-day competition in third all-around, behind Biles and Raisman. 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's first meet of the 2013 season was the WOGA Classic, where she placed second in the all-around. Laurie Hernandez plans to compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Indianapolis Winter Cup on the last weekend of February. More: Olympics She planned to return to competition in spring 2020, before the pandemic halted sports and postponed the Olympics to 2021. [11], Hernandez was named to the U.S. team for the 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy, where she was crowned junior all-around champion with a score of 57.650, ahead of teammates Norah Flatley and Jazmyn Foberg. From November 24–26, 2017, Hernandez was the special guest narrator for the Candlelight Processional at Epcot Center in Disney World. [45], On July 15, 2018, Hernandez announced on Instagram that she will be co-hosting American Ninja Warrior Junior. Olympic gymnastics gold medallist Laurie Hernandez has added a new line to her impressive resume this week: recording artist. On Tuesday evening, Hernandez tweeted, “if this gets 5k retweets I’ll scream ‘SEA SHANTIES!’ into the camera at winter cup.” [3] 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 Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Other Final Five members Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas neither competed since Rio nor shown any signs of a return. [33] Hernandez did not attend the February national team training camp, despite being invited. She landed a spot on the 2016 U… [41] The couple won the Mirrorball Trophy on the episode that aired November 22, 2016. U.S. snowboarders out of World Cup event due to coronavirus. In June, she competed at the American Classic in Huntsville, Texas. Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez is using her voice to #KeepHerPlaying. [40], Hernandez was revealed as one of the celebrities competing on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars on August 30, 2016. 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’s agent confirmed the plan after it was tweeted from the gymnast’s account Tuesday night. She also took second place in the all-around behind Key. The song, titled simply “Friend” is available to stream on all major platforms. ), 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. Dating Reed Lindsey, "This young lady is light-years ahead of the competition", "N.J. town celebrates its new Olympian, gymnast Laurie Hernandez", "Laurie Hernández Is the Second Puerto Rican Gymnast to Represent Team USA at the Olympics", "Young Latina Gymnast Laurie Hernandez Earns Spot on U.S. Olympic Team", "Hernandez added to the U.S. 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). In the individual events, Hernandez earned the silver medal on the balance beam. 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. Laurie Hernandez, then 16, was the youngest woman on the U.S. Olympic team across all sports. Hernandez repeated over the last year that she’s hoping to join 2016 Olympic champion teammate Simone Biles in a Tokyo 2020 bid. 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. 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 returned to gymnastics training in October 2018,[28] after two years off. Hernandez won the junior all-around at the 2013 Elite National Qualifier. [22] Hernandez did not compete on uneven bars. [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. Hernandez made her senior debut in 2016. Laurie Hernandez plans to compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis the last weekend of … Laurie Hernandez Reveals Her 2020 Olympic Training Secrets! [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. It's been more than four years since Laurie Hernandez, 20, stepped onto the Olympics scene. 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. She was named to the Olympic team alongside Biles, Douglas, Raisman and Madison Kocian. [8] She then went to Chicago for the U.S. Classic, where she placed sixth all-around and won the floor exercise title. She was partnered with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. [12] In the junior-division event finals, she earned additional gold medals on the uneven bars, with a score of 14.500, and the floor exercise, with a score of 14.650. your support means so much more than you know", "Dancing with the Stars Finale 2016 Recap: Who won the Mirrorball Trophy? She was about to start arguably the most important floor exercise routine of her life. 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. [4] She has a sister, Jelysa, and a brother, Marcus, who graduated from Rutgers University in 2018. Lauren HERNANDEZ biography. “I can adapt to it pretty quick,” Hernandez told Mike Tirico on “Lunch Talk Live” on NBCSN on Monday. 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. Laurie Hernandez, then 16, was the youngest woman on the U.S. Olympic team across all sports. 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. Insider, Hollywood Today Live, Ridiculousness, and Stuck in the Middle. Hernandez came forward to say that she had suffered emotional and verbal abuse under her former coach, Maggie Haney. [21], On August 9, Hernandez and the rest of the United States team, known as the Final Five, won gold in the team competition. 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. Favorite us! 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In 2018, Hernandez published a similar children's book for younger readers titled She's Got This, with illustrations by Nina Mata. 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 … [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. Instead, what she’s accomplished reaches far beyond her megawatt talent. 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. The 20-year-old is featured on her first song alongside Josh Del. [34][33] As the February camp was a selection for spring international meets, Hernandez could not participate in competitions held in March and April 2020. Laurie Hernandez Scores 15.300 on Floor ExerciseJuly 8, 2016 in San Jose, California 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. [5] She is of Puerto Rican descent.[6][7]. 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, … The United States team finished first in team qualifications, securing a spot in team finals with a score of 185.238. Lauren Zoe "Laurie" Hernandez (born June 9, 2000) is an American artistic gymnast. 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. The Olympic gold medalist and Old Bridge native shared a … In September, Hernandez was selected to represent the U.S. at the Junior Japan International in Yokohama. “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.”. Shaun White expected for X Games after missing Laax Open 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 is finding the silver lining in Olympic postponement.. Her career was unique in that Laurie has only a single lone appearance at the Olympic/World Championship level. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Olympic weightlifting champion charged with swapping urine samples In the individual events, Hernandez earned the silver medal on the balance beam. Two time Olympic-medalist Laurie Hernandez has confirmed she is “currently training” for the 2020 Olympics. 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 There, she placed first on floor exercise, second in the all-around behind Ariana Agrapides, and third on balance beam and vault. [19], In 2014, Hernandez committed to the University of Florida to compete on the Florida Gators gymnastics team in the NCAA. [43], In November 2017, Hernandez returned to the 25th season in week eight,[44] to participate in a trio jive with Victoria Arlen and her professional partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. [32], In January 2020, Hernandez said that she was focusing on meets beginning in late May 2020: the U.S. Classic, USA National Championships, and the US Olympic Trials. She scored 56.750 to win the bronze medal in the all-around. [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. “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. She was about to start arguably the most important floor exercise routine of … [42] At 16, Hernandez is currently the show's youngest winner. [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 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]. 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. In June, Hernandez competed at the U.S. Classic[17] on bars only, scoring 15.400. On February 1, Hernandez shared on Instagram and Twitter that she became a New York Times Best Selling Author for the book. As of 2020, Hernandez still struggles with depression and disordered eating that began due to Haney's abuse. Hernandez was born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, the daughter of Wanda and Anthony Hernandez. The release date was January 24, 2017. [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 also took third on vault, fourth on floor exercise, and sixth on balance beam. 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. Laurie Hernandez sets first gymnastics meet in 4 1/2 years nbcsports.com - OlympicTalk. Following a national training camp, in July 2013 Hernandez was added to the U.S. junior national team. 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). [26][27], After the Olympics, Hernandez appeared on the television show Dancing with the Stars. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the New Jersey-native gymnast became part of … 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. She resumed training in the fall and attended the final U.S. training camp of the year in November. 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. 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. On November 24, 2016, she appeared on the 90th anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hernandez trained in her native New Jersey through the Rio Games. U.S. Laurie Hernandez plans to compete for the first time since the Rio Olympics at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis the last weekend of February. New Jersey-born Hernandez was one of the first generation of athletes born in the 21st century to win an Olympic gold medal – just under a month after her 16th birthday. 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. “It’s definitely really helpful, I’m not gonna lie,” Hernandez said in July. Memmel said if she’s not ready for Winter Cup, she’s targeting a training camp in March. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Memmel, a 32-year-old mother of two, hasn’t publicly committed to an Olympic bid. [37] She also forced Hernandez to train and compete while injured. [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). [24] She contributed to the overall score with 15.100 on vault, 15.233 on beam and 14.833 on floor exercise. 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. Hernandez also has won 2 gold medals at the 2015 National Championships in Indianapolis and 3 at the 2015 U.S. Classic in Chicago. [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]. - Dancing with the Stars", "Laurie Hernandez wins Dancing with the Stars, youngest champion ever", "Laurie Hernandez on Instagram: "GUYS… I'm SO EXCITED to tell you that I'll be CO-HOSTING AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR JUNIOR with @akbar_gbaja and @mattiseman on @UniversalKids…, "Nickelodeon Greenlights 'Middle School Moguls' CG-Animated Specials; Jane Lynch, Tim Gunn Among Voice Cast", Actresses, gymnast named grand marshals of 2020 Rose Parade, Olympic Champions in Artistic Gymnastics – Women's Team All-Around, Sicomac Elementary School Student Council, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Laurie_Hernandez&oldid=1000145363, American sportspeople of Puerto Rican descent, Dancing with the Stars (American TV series) winners, Olympic gold medalists for the United States in gymnastics, Olympic silver medalists for the United States in gymnastics, People from Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, Sportspeople from New Brunswick, New Jersey, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2020, FIG template with biography number same as Wikidata, FIG template with licence number same as Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Gym-Max Gymnastics (since 2018 A gold with Final Five members Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian across all sports has won 2 gold at! 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