|Born||May 7, 1987|
Texas, United States
|Training location||Athens, Georgia|
|Height||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
|College team|| Georgia Gymdogs |
|Head coach(es)||Suzanne Yoculan|
Tiffany Tolnay (born May 7, 1987) is a former American collegiate artistic gymnast. She was a member of the Georgia Gym Dogs from 2006 to 2009, contributing to all four of the team's consecutive National Championship wins during that time.
Tolnay was born in Texas on May 7, 1987, to James, who was a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks football teamand a University of Texas at Dallas graduate, and Melissa Tolnay (née Grant), also an Arkansas graduate. Her younger brother, Austin, was a UT-Dallas graduate also. On Wednesday, July 3, 2013, he was killed in an automobile accident in Decatur, Texas. He was 24 at the time.
Tolnay began gymnastics training at the age of five, in 1992.
Tolnay advanced to Level 10 for the 2002 season, following her move to the newly opened Texas Dreams Gymnastics to train under former world champion Kim Zmeskal.
Carly Rae Patterson is an American singer, songwriter and former artistic gymnast. She was the all-around champion at the 2004 Olympics, the first all-around champion for the United States at a non-boycotted Olympics, and is a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Alexandra Georgiana Eremia is a Romanian former artistic gymnast. Her best apparatus was the balance beam on which she had an interesting routine starting with her trademark split mount. She is an Olympic and a European gold medalist with the team. Individually, she won several medals on beam in various international competitions. She is the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist and the 2004 European silver medalist on this event.
Kurt Bilteaux Thomas was an American Olympic gymnast and part-time actor. In 1978, he became the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. In 1979, he won six medals at the world championship, setting the record for most medals won at a single world championship by an American gymnast, a feat matched only by Simone Biles in 2018. He competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Thomas was favored to win a medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics but was unable to compete due to the USA boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games.
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Camelia Voinea is a retired Romanian artistic gymnast, who competed in international events between 1984 and 1988. She was best known for her powerful tumbling, her innovative 1986–87 floor exercise that featured breakdancing elements, and for being the first gymnast to tumble a double layout to punch front somersault. In 1987 she scored a perfect ten for the floor exercise during the team competition event at the World Championships.
Eugenia Golea is a retired Romanian artistic gymnast, who competed in international events between 1984 and 1988. She is known for scoring a perfect 10 for the vault optional in the team competition of the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and for being the first gymnast to compete two consecutive layout stepout jumps. She helped her team to win an Olympic silver medal, a world title and a world silver medal. She liked all the events equally, though she excelled in vaulting and floor. On vault she won a world silver medal and a continental bronze and on beam she won a continental silver medal.
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Chen Cuiting is a retired Chinese artistic gymnast who represented China at the 1988 Summer Olympics. She was born in Changsha. The Chinese team finished sixth in the team final, and Chen finished fourteenth in the all-around final. She won a bronze medal with her team at the 1989 World Championships. She also finished sixth in the all-around, fourth on beam, and fifth on floor. She was also a member of the team at the 1987 World Championships that finished in fourth. Individually, she finished eleventh in the all-around and sixth on floor. She competed at the Asian Games twice (1986,1990) and won gold in the team event, the all-around, on floor, and silver on vault both times. The 1990 Asian Games was also her last competition before retirement. After retirement, Chen moved to Hong Kong and worked as a judge at international events. She now has a career in banking in Hong Kong.
Fan Di is a former Chinese artistic gymnast. She was the 1989 World Champion on the uneven bars, and was only the second Chinese female gymnast to become a World Champion after Ma Yanhong in 1979. She also won a bronze medal with her team at those World Championships. In 1987, Fan competed at the World Championships where the Chinese team finished in fourth. Individually, she finished 20th in the all-around and sixth on bars. Fan represented China at the 1988 Summer Olympics where China was sixth in the team final, and Fan finished 20th in the all-around final. Fan Di's final competition before retirement was the 1990 Asian Games. She won gold with her team and on the uneven bars.
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Ashleigh Marie Gnat is a former American collegiate gymnast and coach. She competed for the Louisiana State University gymnastics team from 2014 to 2017. Gnat coached as an assistant coach at Penn State in 2020. She is now an assistant coach at her alma mater, Louisiana State University.
The Auburn Tigers women's gymnastics team represents Auburn University in the sport of gymnastics. The team competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Tigers host their home meets at the Auburn Arena on the school's main Auburn campus. The team is currently led by head coach Jeff Graba. In their four decades of history, the Tigers have made four appearances at the National Championships; making the Super Six twice.
Richelle Aiko Simpson is a retired Canadian artistic gymnast and current acrobat for the renowned Cirque du Soleil company. An elite level gymnast for five years, representing the Canadian National Team at both Pan American Games and the World Championships competitions during that period, Simpson enjoyed her career highlights as an NCAA collegiate student-athlete – competing as a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers women's gymnastics program. She remains one of the program's finest ever gymnasts, holding a total of four individual school records. Additionally, she was the first Nebraska gymnast to receive first-team All-American awards in all five events, and is one of only two Nebraska gymnasts to win an NCAA National all-around title – an accomplishment she achieved in 2003.
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