Bruce, who lives in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and now goes by Bruce-Martin, was a member of the U.S. women’s team that won the bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. Bruce-Martin, who trained with Brown’s Gymnastics, was also a member of the 1989 World Championships team that competed in Stuttgart, Germany and placed fourth in the team competition.
Her other accomplishments during her seven-year international gymnastics career included: winning the team title at the USA-Japan event in the Dodge Challenge in 1992; first in the all-around, vault, and balance beam at the 1990 USA-German Democratic Republic dual meet of the Pyramid Challenge; tying for fourth in the all-around at the USA-USSR event in the 1989 McDonald’s Challenge and winning the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise and finishing second in the all-around and balance beam at the 1989 Belgium International Gym Masters.
Bruce-Martin competed in five U.S. national championships, winning the uneven bars bronze in 1992 and finishing fifth in the all-around in both 1989 and 1991. She also won the all-around and vault, with second on the uneven bars and floor, at the 1992 U.S. Classic. She was sixth in the all-around at the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Bruce-Martin is a graduate of Seminole Community College and is a gymnastics coach; a fitness professional and speaker; and an inspirational speaker on women’s and sports topics, including mental toughness training. She is married and has two children.