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Courtney McCool
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McCool at the 2004 Olympic Trials

Full name

Courtney Lynn McCool

Country represented

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Born

April 1 1988 (1988-04-01) (age 29)
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Years on National Team

2003-2004

Club

GAGE

Coach(es)

Al Fong & Armine Barutyan Fong

Current status

Retired

College team

Georgia Gymdogs

Courtney Lynn McCool (born April 1, 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American gymnast, who was a team member in the 2004 Summer Olympics women's artistic gymnastic team. Although she didn't compete in the team finals, she helped the team place second, earning the silver medal behind Romania. Featured among Inside Gymnastics Magazine's "50 Most Photogenic Gymnasts of 2005," Courtney is known for combining beautiful technique with explosive power.

McCool was coached by Al and Armine Fong of Great American Gymnastic Express in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the runner-up at 2003's Junior US Championships, and vaulted her way to a silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games. At sixteen years old and in her first year as a senior gymnast, McCool was the runner-up at March's American Cup and the all-around champion at the Olympic Test Event in Athens where she was the only gymnast to qualify for all four event finals, winning the silver on vault and bronze on bars. In 2004 McCool placed fourth in the all-around at the US National Championships and second all-around at the US Olympic Trials, all but guaranteeing her a spot on the Olympic Team.

McCool attended the University of Georgia as a Georgia Gymdog alongside Olympic teammate and best friend Courtney Kupets. During her four years as a Gymdog, the team won 3 NCAA National titles. The only year McCool was not a championship-winning team was her senior year following a change in head coaches.

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Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2003Junior American Classic2nd2nd2nd
Junior US Classic 2nd2nd2nd2nd
Junior National Championships2nd
Massilia Gym Cup3rd
Santo Domingo Pan American Games1st2nd
2004American Cup2nd2nd2nd
Olympic Test Event1st2nd3rd
Visa Championships42nd
U.S. Olympic Trials2nd1st
Athens Olympic Games2nd

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