Laura Zeng

Birthdate: 10/14/1999
Program: Rhythmic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Libertyville, IL
Club: North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Head Coach: Natasha Kilmouk
Other Coaches: Angelina Yovcheva, Dani Takova, Irina Korosteleva


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Career Highlights

  • Finished sixth in the all-around at the 2017 World Championships. Also advanced to the ball, clubs and ribbon finals
  • 2017 U.S. all-around & clubs champion, hoop & ribbon silver medalist and ball bronze medalist
  • Competed at the 2016 Olympic Games
  • 2016 U.S. all-around, hoop, ball & ribbon champion and clubs silver medalist
  • Advanced to the clubs and all-around finals of the 2015 World Championships
  • 2015 Pan American Games all-around, hoop, ball, clubs & ribbon champion
  • 2015 U.S. all-around, hoop, clubs & ribbon champion
  • 2014 Youth Olympic Games all-around bronze medalist

Personal Information

Years on the National Team: 2
Birthplace: Hartford, CT
Hometown: Libertyville, IL

Year in School: 8th
Year you began gymnastics: 2007
Favorite Event: Depends on choreography
How did you get involved in gymnastics: Learned from friend
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Using the body and apparatus movements to connect to music
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To be a world class gymnast and reach highest personal potentials.
Names of parents/guardians: Lily and Tian
Names of sibling(s): Sister: Yecca Zeng, a fashion designer
Family members in sports: Yecca was a high school swimmer in varsity team

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: French, Writing
Hobbies or favorite activities: Dance
Favorite music: Michael Buble
Favorite TV show(s): Gilmore Girls; Food Network; Star Trek: The Next Generation; SYTYCD
Favorite Food: Italian

National Competition Results

2017 World Games, Wroclaw, Poland - 5th-CL; 7th-BA, RB
2017 USA Gymnastics Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1st-AA, CL; 2nd-HP, RB; 3rd-BA
2017 Rhythmic Challenge, Indianapolis, Ind. - 1st-AA, RB(T); 2nd-HP, BA(T); 3rd-CL
2016 USA Gymnastics Championships, Providence, R.I. - 1st-AA, HP, BA, RB; 2nd-CL
2016 Rhythmic Challenge, Lake Placid, N.Y. - 1st-AA
2015 USA Gymnastics Championships, Greensboro, N.C. - 1st-AA, HP, CL, RB; 5th-BA
2015 Rhythmic Challenge, Lake Placid, N.Y. - 1st-AA, BA; 2nd-HP, CL; 3rd-RB
2014 USA Gymnastics Championships, Louisville, Ky. - 1st-AA, HP, BA; 2nd-CL; 3rd-RB (Jr. Div.)
2014 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-AA, HP, BA, CL, RB (Jr. Div.)
2013 U.S. Rhythmic Championships, Orlando, Fla. - 1st-AA, HP; 2nd-BA, CL; 5th-RB (Jr. Div.)
2013 National Qualifier, Deerfield, Ill. - 1st-AA, HP, BA; 2nd-CL, RB (Jr. Div.)
2013 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-AA, HP, BA, CL, RB (Jr. Div.)
2012 USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-HP; 2nd-AA, BA, RB; 4th-CL (Jr. Div.)
2012 Rhythmic Invitational, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - 1st-CL, RB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-HP; 7th-BA (Jr. Div.)
2012 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-AA, HP, BA, RB; 4th-CL (Jr. Div.)
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 1st-AA,BA,HP,CL,RB (HP Div.)
2010 J.O. Optional Championships, Chicago, IL. - 4th-AA; 5th-BA, RB; 6th-FL; 8th-HP (L8)
2009 J.O. Optional Champioships, Chicago, IL. - 1st-AA,RP; 2nd-BA; 3rd-FL; 5th-CL (L7)
2008 J.O. Compulsory Championships, Columbus, OH. - 1st-AA,BA,FL,HP; 3rd-RP(T) (L5)

International Competition Results

2017 World Championships, Pesaro, Italy - 5th-RB; 6th-AA; BA, CL
2017 Kazan World Challenge Cup, Kazan, Russia -
2017 Guadalajara World Challenge Cup, Guadalajara, Spain - 5th-RB; 6th-BA; 10th-AA
2017 MTM Ljubljana International Tournament, Ljubljana, Slovenia - 1st-AA, HP, CL, RB; 3rd-BA
2017 Pesaro World Cup, Pesaro, Italy - 3rd-HP, CL; 4th-AA; 7th-BA, RB
2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -
2016 Baku World Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan - 5th-HP, CL; 6th-RB
2016 Kazan World Cup, Kazan, Russia - 5th-CL, RB; 6th-HP
2016 Minsk World Cup, Minsk, Belarus - 3rd-HP, RB; 4th-BA; 7th-AA
2016 Pesaro World Cup, Pesaro, Italy - 7th-CL
2016 Lisbon World Cup, Lisbon, Portugal - 5th-BA; 7th-AA; 8th-HP, CL
2015 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 7th-CL; 8th-AA
2015 Kazan World Cup, Kazan, Russia - 8th-BA; 10th-AA
2015 Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada - 1st-AA, HP, BA, CL, RB
2015 International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament, Corbeil-Essonnes, France - 2nd-CL; 3rd-AA, BA; 4th-RB
2015 Pesaro World Cup, Pesaro, Italy - 7th-RB
2015 Lisbon World Cup, Lisbon, Spain -
2014 Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing, China - 3rd-AA
2014 Crystal Rose Junior Tournament, Minsk, Belarus - 1st-Team; 2nd-BA, RB; 3rd-HP, CL
2014 Junior Pan American Championships, Daytona Beach, Fla. - 1st-AA, Team, HP, BA, CL, RB
2014 Pesaro International Junior Tournament, Pesaro, Italy - 2nd-HP; 3rd-Team, CL, RB; 4th-BA
2014 Lisbon International Tournament, Lisbon, Portugal - 2nd-BA; 3rd-HP; 5th-RB
2013 Gymnastik International 2013, Fellbach-Schmiden, Germany - 1st-AA, HP, CL, RB; 3rd-BA (Jr. Div.)
2012 Dundee Cup, Sofia, Bulgaria - 3rd-AA (Jr. Div.)
2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships, Everett, Wash. - 1st-Team, RB; 2nd-AA, CL, BA; 3rd-HP (Jr. Div.)