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Victoria Nguyen
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Nguyen at the 2017 U.S. National Championships

Full name

Victoria Vu Nguyen

Nickname(s)

Vi

Country represented

Flag of the United States of America United States of America

Born

January 21 2001 (2001-01-21) (age 16)
Port Lavaca, Texas, USA

Years on National Team

2014-2015

Club

Chow's Gymnastics

Coach(es)

Liang Chow, Liwen Zhuang

Current status

Active

Victoria Nguyen (born January 21 in Port Lavaca, TX) is an elite artistic gymnast. She resides in West Des Moines, Iowa and trains at Chow's Gymnastics. Nguyen started gymnastics at age eight and was named to the National Team in her first year competing as an elite gymnast.[1] Her favorite event is balance beam.

Junior Career

2014

After competing level 9 in 2013, Nguyen qualified junior international elite and began attending National Team training camps. In early August Nguyen competed at the U.S. Classic where she placed 17th in the all-around, 38th on vault, 28th on uneven bars, 13th on beam and 3rd on floor exercise. Later that month, Nguyen competed at the P&G Championships where she placed 8th in the all-around, 20th on vault, 11th on uneven bars, 12th on balance beam and 3rd on floor exercise. After attending a National Team training camp in late November, Nguyen was added to the National team.[2]

2015

Nguyen's international debut came at the City of Jesolo Trophy. She had some issues on day one that dropped her to ninth in the all-around, but still won team gold and balance beam silver. Right before the U.S. Classic, she broke her arm and had to sit out the domestic competition season.[3]

2016

Nguyen's return to competition came at the U.S. Classic in June. She only competed on uneven bars, where she placed fortieth, and balance beam, where she placed fifth.

Senior Career

2017

Nguyen was added back to the National Team in late March and made her senior debut at the City of Jesolo Trophy, winning team gold and placing fifth on beam and seventh in the all-around. She went on to compete at the London World Cup, where she won silver in the all-around. She withdrew from the U.S. Classic with an injury,[4] but was able to compete at the National Championships the following month. After she made several mistakes on the first day of competition, she scratched the second day.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2014Junior U.S. Classic173828133rd
Junior U.S. National Championships82011123rd
2015City of Jesolo Trophy1st92nd
2016Junior U.S. Classic405
2017City of Jesolo Trophy1st75
London World Cup2nd

Floor Music

2014 - "Happy Valley" by Vanessa-Mae

2015-2017 - "The Last Tango" by James Dooley

References

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