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Amy Chow

Class of 2005· Disciplines(s): Women's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete

Not only was Amy Chow a world-class gymnast, but she was also an accomplished pianist, a competitive diver during the summers, and an exceptional student. In fact, Amy was able to maintain a 4.0-grade point average during her high school/elite training days.

Amy was a member of the first ever Gold Medal Olympic Gymnastics Team in 1996. She also earned a silver medal on her favorite event, bars, where she dismounted with an incredible double twisting double back. Amy was a member of two World Championships teams – 1994, which won team silver, and 1996 where she was a semi-finalist on vault. Amy qualified for the 1995 World Championships team, but a sprained ankle two days prior to her trip canceled her plans. Amy was a member of the 1995 gold-medal Pan American Games team and also won vault, earned the silver medal on bars, and the bronze medal in the all-around.

Amy continued training in elite gymnastics at West Valley Gymnastics School with her coaches, Mark Young and Diane Amos, while pursuing her degree at Stanford University. She was able to earn a spot on her second Olympic Team in 2000, where she and her teammates finished fourth. Chow graduated in 2002 from Stanford with a BS in Biology.