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. Her favorite event is balance beam.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
|2014||Junior U.S. Classic||17||38||28||13||3rd|
|Junior U.S. National Championships||8||20||11||12||3rd|
|2015||City of Jesolo Trophy||1st||9||2nd|
|2016||Junior U.S. Classic||40||5|
|2017||City of Jesolo Trophy||1st||7||5|
|London World Cup||2nd|
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