Paul Hamm

Birthdate: 9/24/1982
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Oak Park, IL
Club: Premier Gymnastics Academy
Head Coach: Miles Avery


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Career Highlights

  • Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2018
  • Member of the 2016 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame class
  • 2004 Olympic all-around gold medalist and team and horizontal bars silver medalist.
  • 2003 World all-around and floor exercise (tie) gold medalist and team silver medalist.
  • 2002 World floor exercise bronze medalist.
  • 2001 World team silver medalist.
  • A member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team.
  • 2008 Tyson American Cup all-around champion.
  • 2008 Winter Cup Challenge all-around, floor exercise and parallel bars champion.
  • 2007 U.S. floor exercise champion.
  • 2004 U.S. all-around, floor exercise and horizontal bar champion.
  • 2004 Winter Cup Challenge pommel horse champion.
  • 2003 U.S. all-around, pommel horse and horizontal bar champion.
  • 2002 U.S. all-around, pommel horse and vault champion.
  • 2002 Winter Cup Challenge floor exercise and vault champion.
  • USA Gymnastics' Sportsman of the Year for 2008.

Personal Information

Hometown: Waukesha, WI

Name of College: Ohio State University
College Graduation Year: 2007
Degree/Major: Accounting
Year you began gymnastics: 1989

National Competition Results

2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - withdrew after first day of competition due to injury
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-AA, FX, PB; 2nd-PH, HB
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-FX; 4th-PH
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 1st-AA, FX, HB; 2nd-PH, PB(T)
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-PH; 3rd-HB
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1st-AA, PH, HB; 2nd-FX, PB(T)
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 1st-AA, PH, VT; 2nd-FX; 3rd-PB; 6th-SR(T)
2002 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-FX, VT; 2nd-AA
2001 National Championships, Philadelphia, Pa. -
2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, Mo. - 3rd-AA
2000 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 3rd-FX(T), PH
1999 World Team Trials, Kansas City, Mo. -
1999 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sacramento, Calif. -
1999 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Houston, Texas -
1999 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -

International Competition Results

2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-Team, AA, PH, PB(T); 2nd-FX; 3rd-HB; 5th-SR
2008 Tyson American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 1st-AA
2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece - 1st-AA; 2nd-Team, HB
2004 Pacific Alliance Championships, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1st-Team, AA, VT, HB; 2nd-FX; 3rd-PH(T), PB
2004 World Cup, Lyon, France -
2004 Visa American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 2nd-SR; 3rd-AA, VT(T), PB
2003 World Championships, Anaheim, Calif. - 1st-AA, FX(T); 2nd-Team
2002 Individual Event World Championships, Debrecen, Hungary - 3rd-FX
2002 Sino-American Team Competition, Beijing, China -
2002 Pacific Alliance Championships, Vancouver, B.C., Canada - 1st-Team, AA, VT, HB(T); 3rd-FX
2002 Visa American Cup, Orlando, Fla. - 2nd-AA
2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium - 2nd-Team; 7th-AA
2001 Pontiac American Team Cup, Honolulu, Hawaii - 1st-Team
2000 Olympic Games, Syndey, Australia - 5th-Team
1999 Pontiac International Team Championships, Richmond, Va. - 1st-Team, AA