Kyla Ross Biography
Kyla Ross (Kyla Briana Ross) is an American college artistic gymnast. She has been an elite gymnast from 2009 to 2016. Moreover, she was a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team competition.
Furthermore, Ross was a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. She is individually the 2013 world all-around, uneven bars and balance beam silver medalist. Also, the 2014 world all-around bronze medalist.
In February 2016, She decided to retire from elite gymnastics in February 2016 and focus on college. Ross has been attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she has been on the university’s NCAA gymnastics team since fall 2016. She named eleven times as an All-American, earning first-team regular season honors on bars and beam in 2017, first team honors for the postseason on bars, beam, and the all-around, first-team regular season honors in 2018 on bars and the all-around and first-team honors for the postseason on bars, beam, and the all-around and second team honors on floor exercise. She has also won three NCAA championship titles as a Bruin.
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Born on 24 October 1996, Ross is 25 years old as of 2021.
Parents and Siblings
Ross was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Kiana and Jason Ross. Her mother is of Puerto Rican and Filipino descent and her father is of African American and Japanese ancestry. Additionally, Ross has two younger siblings, Mckenna and Kayne.
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Ross qualified as a junior elite gymnast at the Metroplex Challenge in February 2009. She competed in San Diego, California at the American Classic in April where she finished second with a score of 55.316.
At the Pan American Junior Championships in Aracaju, Brazil, she and teammates Caquatto, Raisman and Sabrina Vega beat the Canadian team in second place by nearly 15 points in November. Ross also ranked first with a score of 57,400, beating Vega by more than one point. In the event finals, she ranked first on uneven bars(14,150), first on balance beams(15,000) and second on the floor(13,800) behind Raisman.
In March 2010, Ross competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. Where she placed second in the all-around (56.700) behind Anastasia Grishina of Russia.Again, she competed at the 2010 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne, Australia the following month. The team, which included Ross and Jordyn Wieber junior gymnasts and Raisman and Rebecca Bross senior gymnasts, won the gold medal, beating China by over 15 points. Individually, Ross put Wieber second with a total score of 58,000. She also won a gold medal on the vault (15,100) and silver on uneven bars (14,250) and an exercise on the floor (14,200).
Ross participated in the Pan American Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico in September. She and teammates Vega, Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Brenna Dowell and Sarah Finnegan beat Canada with almost 20 points in silver medal. She placed first individually in the all-around (57,998), ahead of Vega and Jessica López of Venezuela, winning the silver medal on the floor (14,075) and sixth on uneven bars (13,350).
In March 2011, Ross again competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy. Ohashi, Madison Kocian, Lexie Priessman, Elizabeth Price and Ericha Fassbender won the team event more than ten points over Russia. With a score of 58.750, she also won the all-round competition. Grishina, who bested her the previous year, finished fifth.
In August, as the twice defending junior champion, she entered the Visa Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota. On day 1, she fought on a double pike on the floor exercise and voulted an Amanar devalued to a double-twisting Yurchenko. On Day 2, she earned her Amanar full credit, and her total for the day was 60.150 to 60.000.
However, she finished with a total of 117,65 days in Ohashi ‘s 120.95 and won a silver medal all around. Rose also placed on uneven bars (29.600) and balance beam (30.450) second to Ohashi and finished sixth on the floor (27.650).
Since her 16th birthday fell in the calendar year, Ross became a senior gymnastic elite in 2012 and was eligible for the Olympics. She competed in Everett, Washington in March at the 2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships. The United States team included senior Ross, Wieber and Douglas gymnasts and junior Priessman, Ohashi and Amelia Hundley gymnasts. They easily won the competition and beat China by almost 20 points as a silver medalist.
Ross placed herself second( 59.200) behind Wieber, the world’s ruling all- round champion. She earned gold on the balance beam( 15.375), silver on uneven bars( 15.050) and bronze on the floor( 14.375) in the final events.
Ross was featured in the Illustrated Sports cover with the rest of the United States Women’s Olympic gymnastics team in the ” Olympic Preview” issue of July 18, 2012. It was the first time that a whole Olympic Gymnastics team was presented on the Sports Illustrated cover.
In late July Ross competed at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in the UK. She helped the American team, known as the ” Fierce Five, ” qualify first for the final of the team and qualified individually as the second reserve for the uneven final bars with a score of 14,866. In the final team, she contributed 14,933 points on uneven bars and 15,133 points on the balance beam towards the gold medal finish of the American team.
At the 2013 American Cup, Ross was slated to compete but withdrew due to an ankle injury. However, after the competition had ended, she performed an exhibition balance beam routine.
The World Championships took place in Antwerp, Belgium in October. In the overall finale, Ross began with a double-twisting Yurchenko( 15.366). Ross scored 15.100 on bars, 14.533 on beam and 14.333 on floor, earning a total of 59.332 silver medals.
Then, she scored 15.266 and finished second behind Huang Huidan in the uneven bar finals and finished second in the beam finals with a score of 14.833, 0.067 behind Aliya Mustafina. She has also been awarded the Longines Prize for Elegance together with the Japanese male gymnast Kohei Uchimura. The award is given to the gymnastic male and female, who showed the most charisma, charm and elegance as determined by a voting jury.
2014 American Cup
Again, Ross was scheduled to compete in the 2014 American Cup but withdrew due to injury from the back. In March, she competed in the City of Jesolo Trophy. Accordingly, she won gold medals in the team and contests all over. She also won silver in uneven bars and exercises on the floor, but finished sixth in the beam. Ross competed at the Pacific Rim Championships in Richmond, Canada the following month. She won gold medals with the team and on the balance beam and took silver in the exercise throughout and on uneven bars and floor.
2014 World Championships
Ross was chosen to compete in the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China on 17 September. In the team finals she won gold, along with teammates Alyssa Baumann, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian, Ashton Locklear and Mykayla Skinner. She qualified individually for the all-around and balance beam finals, despite hip and groin injuries. She has also been the second reserve for the final uneven bars. After mistakes by Mustafina and Yao Jinnan of China, she unexpectedly won the bronze medal. Hence Rose also finished sixth in the balance beam.
On February 22, 2016, Ross revealed through the social network platform Twitter that she would retire from elite gymnastics with immediate effect. She had decided not to pursue the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. As a result, she would instead focus on competing in collegiate gymnastics for the Bruins program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she enrolled the following September. This came two days before fellow Fierce Five teammate McKayla Maroney’s retirement.
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Kyla Stands at 1.7 m high.
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