Ivana Hong

Birthdate: 12/11/1992
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Menlo Park, CA
Head Coach: Valeri Liukin


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Career Highlights

  • 2009 World Championships bronze medalist on balance beam
  • 2009 U.S. balance beam champion
  • Replacement athlete for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team
  • 2007 World Championship Team gold medalist

Personal Information

Nickname: Ivie
Hometown: Laguna Hills, CA
Personal Website: www.ivanahong.com
Twitter: @IvanaHong

Name of High School: Lovejoy High School
Year you began gymnastics: 1997
Favorite Event: Balance beam
How did you get involved in gymnastics: When I was 5, my mom wanted to sign me up for some form of exercise, but we were turned away unless my mom would take the class with me. Luckily she insisted that they let me try. The rest is history.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Traveling the world and being looked up to as a role model and an inspiration for others.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goals are to continue to compete at the elite level.
Names of parents/guardians: Mike and Michelle
Names of sibling(s): Isabelle, Isadora, Preston

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Math
Hobbies or favorite activities: Shopping, movies, reading, baking
Favorite music: Taylor Swift
Favorite book(s): My Sister's Keeper
Favorite TV show(s): So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite Food: Fresh fruits, my mom's food
Charity Involvement: Youth Core, Hi-Step

National Competition Results

2015 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Fort Worth, Texas - 2nd-BB; 5th-Team
2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, Duluth, Ga. - 4th-Team, BB(T)
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-BB; 2nd-AA; 5th-UB; 6th-FX
2009 CoverGirl Classic, Des Moines, Iowa - 1st-BB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-VT; 5th-FX
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 5th-AA, UB; 7th-FX; 8th-VT, BB
2008 Visa Championships, Boston, Mass. - 5th-AA; 6th-BB, FX; 7th-UB
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 4th-AA; 5th-BB, FX; 8th-UB
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 3rd-BB(T); 5th-AA; 7th-FX (Jr. Div.)
2006 U.S. Classic, Kansas City, Kan. - 2nd-BB; 8th-FX; 9th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 4th-BB; 7th-FX; 8th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. - 5th-BB; 13th-UB; 16th-AA; 17th-FX; 18th-VT (Jr. Div.)
2004 U.S. Classic, Rochester, N.Y. - 3rd-BB; 10th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2004 American Challenge, Ontario, Calif. - 1st-AA, BB, UB; 2nd-VT; 4th-FX
2003 U.S. Challenge, San Antonio, Texas - 2nd-AA, BB; 5th-VT; 6th-UB, FX
2003 American Challenge, Boston, Mass. - 1st-UB, BB; 2nd-AA, UB; 3rd-FX; 7th-VT
2002 U.S. Challenge, Virginia Beach, Va. - 1st-BB; 3rd-AA; 4th-FX; 6th-VT; 9th-UB

International Competition Results

2009 World Championships, London, England - 3rd-BB
2008 Friendship International Exchange, Huntsville, Texas - 1st-AA; 2nd-BB(T); 4th-UB
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 1st-Team
2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA
2007 Houston International Invitational, Houston, Texas - 2nd-AA; 2nd-BB; 3rd-VT
2007 USA vs Great Britain International Competition, Lisburn, Ireland - 1st-Team; 3rd-BB; 5th-AA
2006 USA/Japan/New Zealand Competition, Houston, Texas - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA, BB, FX
2005 Top Gym Competition, Charleroi, Belgium - 1st-UB, BB; 3rd-AA