Aliya Protto

Birthdate: 2/11/1996
Program: Rhythmic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Culver City, CA
Club: California Rhythms
Head Coach: Tatyana Itkina
Other Coaches: Iryna Zhurenko

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Career Highlights

  • 2014 Pacific Rim team & hoop champion, all-around & ball silver medalist, and clubs & ribbon bronze medalist

Personal Information

Years on the National Team: 2
Nickname: Ali
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Name of High School: California Virtual Academy
High School Graduation Year: 2014
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I was recruited to join the rhythmic program during a gymnastics summer camp.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: It is very beautiful and it is a sport that I really love doing.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To improve and reach my maximum potential, and to continue to represent the U.S. internationally


Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Biology and English
Hobbies or favorite activities: Painting, dancing, and shopping
Favorite music: Rap, R&B, and Jazz
Favorite book(s): Great Gatsby, To kill a Mockingbird, Siddhartha
Favorite TV show(s): Modern Family, I love Lucy, The Bernie Mac Show, Seinfeld, How I met your Mother
Favorite Food: Brazilian

National Competition Results

2014 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-BA(T); 2nd-AA, CL; 4th-HP; 5th-RB
2013 U.S. Rhythmic Championships, Orlando, Fla. - 4th-AA, BA, CL; 5th-HP
2013 National Qualifier, Deerfield, Ill. - 1st-HP; 2nd-AA, CL; 5th-RB; 6th-BA
2013 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-AA, HP, CL; 3rd-BA, RB
2012 USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 5th-CL, RB; 7th-AA, BA
2012 Rhythmic Invitational, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - 3rd-RB(T); 4th-AA, CL; 5th-HP; 6th-BA
2012 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 7th-CL; 10th-AA

International Competition Results

2014 Pacific Rim Championships, Richmond, Canada - 1st-Team, HP; 2nd-AA, BA; 3rd-CL, RB
2014 International Tournament of Pas de Calais, Calais, France - 2nd-BA, CL, RB; 3rd-AA, HP
2013 Gymnastik International 2013, Fellbach-Schmiden, Germany -