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Famous Gymnasts from the United States

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List of notable or famous gymnasts from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top gymnasts born in the United States and even some popular gymnasts who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American gymnasts then this list is the perfect resource for you. These gymnasts are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known gymnast from the United States is included when available.

List people include Mitch Gaylord, Nastia Liukin and many more.

This historic gymnasts from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American gymnasts of note?" and "Who are the most famous gymnasts from the United States?" These prominent gymnasts of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American gymnasts.

Use this list of renowned American gymnasts to discover some new gymnasts that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    Kristal Uzelac

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceJohnstown, Pennsylvania

    Kristal Dawn Bodenschatz (born Kristal Dawn Uzelac; June 27, 1986) is a retired American gymnast. A junior national all-around champion for three consecutive years, she was considered one of the...  more
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    BirthplaceHackettstown, New Jersey

    Kristen Ann Maloney (born March 10, 1981) is a retired gymnast from Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, United States, who won bronze in the team event at the 2000 Olympic Games. Maloney was also the U.S....  more
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    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Kristie Phillips-Bannister (born March 23, 1972), formerly known as Kristie Phillips, is a retired American elite gymnast. The 1987 senior U.S. National Champion and one of the American team's...  more
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    Kyla Ross

    Age: 23

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Kyla Briana Ross (born October 24, 1996) is an American college artistic gymnast. An elite gymnast from 2009 to 2016, she was a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by...  more
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    Leigh Hennessy is a world trampoline champion who runs the trampoline Website Trampoline Pundit. In addition to being the Trampoline Pundit, she also enjoys a career as an actress and stunt...  more
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    BirthplaceLeningrad, Russia, USSR

    Margarita Vladimirovna Levieva (Russian: Маргари́та Влади́мировна Леви́ева; born 9 February 1980) is an American actress. Born in the Soviet Union, she was a competitive gymnast before going on to...  more
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    BirthplaceFairmont, West Virginia, United States of America

    Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver...  more
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    BirthplaceAliso Viejo, California

    McKayla Rose Maroney is an American artistic gymnast. She is a vaulting and floor exercise specialist. At the 2011 World Championships, she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions. She was...  more

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    Mitch Gaylord

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceVan Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Mitchell Jay Gaylord (born March 10, 1961) is an American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist....  more
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    BirthplaceWaukesha, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Morgan Carl Hamm (born September 24, 1982 in Washburn, Wisconsin) is an American artistic gymnast. He is an Olympic silver medalist in the team competition at the 2004 Olympics and a two-time...  more
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    Nadia Comăneci

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceOnești, Romania

    Nadia Elena Comăneci (UK: , US: , Romanian: [ˈnadi.a koməˈnetʃʲ] (listen); born 12 November 1961) is a Romanian retired gymnast and a five-time Olympic gold medalist, all in individual events....  more


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    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin (; Russian: Анастасия "Настя" Валерьевна Люкина [ˈlʲʉkʲɪn]; born October 30, 1989) is a Russian American former artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic...  more

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    Paul Hamm

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceWaukesha, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Paul Elbert Hamm (born September 24, 1982 in Washburn, Wisconsin) is a retired American artistic gymnast. He is the 2004 Olympic all-around champion, a three-time Olympic medalist, and the 2003 World...  more

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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Peter Glen Vidmar (born June 3, 1961 in Los Angeles) is an American gymnast and Olympic medalist....  more

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    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Jason Russell "Rusty" Joiner (born December 11, 1972) is an American male fashion model, fitness model and actor. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Joiner attended Georgia...  more
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    BirthplaceCorona del Mar, Newport Beach, California

    Samuel "Sam" Mikulak is an American artistic gymnast. He is a seven-time NCAA champion in gymnastics, winning the all-around and several other titles in 2011, 2013 and 2014 NCAA Men's Gymnastics...  more
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    BirthplaceMcCordsville, Vernon Township, Indiana, United States of America

    Samantha Nicole Peszek (born December 14, 1991) is an American former artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, which won silver.Following...  more
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    BirthplaceRolla, Missouri, United States of America

    Shannon Lee Miller (born March 10, 1977) is an American former artistic gymnast. She was the 1993 and 1994 world all-around champion, the 1996 Olympic balance beam champion, the 1995 Pan American...  more
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    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, USA

    Alternative NameShawn Johnson

    Shawn Machel Johnson East (born January 19, 1992) is an American former artistic gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and team, all-around and floor exercise silver medalist....  more

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    Shayla Worley

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Shayla Worley (born September 2, 1990) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the gold-medal-winning American team at the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. She trained for...  more
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    Syque Caesar

    Age: 30


    Quazi Syque Caesar is an artistic gymnast who represented Bangladesh at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He is also a member of the Michigan Wolverines men's gymnastics team....  more
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    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada

    Tasha Schwikert Warren (born November 21, 1984) is an American gymnast who is a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, a World Gymnastics Championships team gold medalist, the 2001 and 2002 U.S. senior...  more