Name: Laurie Hernandez
Discipline(s): Artistic Gymnastics
Birthplace: New Brunswick, N.J.
Hometown: Old Bridge, N.J.
High School: Abeka Academy High School (Old Bridge, N.J.) ‘18
Team/Club: MG Elite
Coach(es): Maggie Haney, Victoria LevineOlympic Experience
- Olympian (2016); Two-time Olympic medalist (gold, silver)
- Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (team); silver (beam)
- 2016 P&G Championships, bronze (all-around, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise – tied)
- 2016 Pacific Rim Championships, gold (team)
- 2016 Secret U.S. Classic, 4th (uneven bars)
- 2016 Jesolo Trophy, gold (team, balance beam); silver (vault); bronze (all-around)
Personal: Daughter of Anthony and Wanda Hernandez...Has one brother, Marcus, and one sister, Jelysa...Began gymnastics in 2005...Favorite event is floor exercise...Is the only first-year senior-level gymnast to be selected to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Team...The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will mark her first major international meet...Hobbies include drawing and writing poetry...At age 16, became youngest celebrity to win "Dancing with the Stars."