Yesterday, part Japanese and Filipino gymnast Kyla Ross helps USA Women’s Gymnastics get gold in 2012 Summer Olympics. She contributed to the team by competing on the uneven bars and the beam. Kyla Ross earned a spot on the Olympic Team with a fifth-place finish at Trials. Being the youngest member of the women’s gymnastics team, didn’t stop her from delivering on her events. On the uneven bars, Ross showed precise lines, high release moves and stuck her double layout dismount to earn a 14.933. On beam, Ross got the U.S. off to a good start with her routine, scoring a 15.133. Ross competed a front aerial to flip flop, layout stepout and dismounted with a double tuck.
The United States women’s team won gold with a score of 183.596 at the 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena. Russia earned silver with a 178.530 and Romania took bronze with a 176.414. China placed fourth with a 174.430. This is the second women’s team gold in U.S. history, the first coming in 1996. The gold-medal finish is the sixth consecutive team medal for the U.S. women. Dating back to 1992, it is the second-longest active women’s Olympic team medal streak behind Romania (1976-2012). Ross spoke about the U.S. accomplishing its goal of a team gold, “We all did our events the best that we could and hit our routines, and we are all really proud of each other. It was really fun watching floor. McKayla and I were together cheering as loud as we could. We were screaming so loud.”
Kyla Ross helps USA Women’s Gymnastics get gold in 2012 Olympics
More about Kyla Ross
Kyla Ross was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Now a resident of Aliso Viejo, California, she began gymnastics as a three-year-old because she had so much energy. “I used to always climb on my couch,” to which her mom confirmed she once broke the arm. Ross has two younger siblings, but neither do gymnastics. Her sister plays volleyball and her brother plays football and baseball.