2012 Olympian and World Champion visit
On January 22, 2013, we had a surprise visit from 2012 Olympic gymnast Anna Li. A phenomenal all-around athlete, she specialized on the uneven bars and balance beam for USA’s team. Li was part of the 2011 World Team that took first place in Tokyo and the 2012 Olympic team that captured the gold medal in London. Prior to her elite career, she received a full-ride scholarship to UCLA and led the team to winning the 2010 NCAA National Championship title. During her collegiate career she received multiple perfect-10.0s on the uneven bars and won eight All-American honors.
During her visit she sat down with the team and discussed her journey to the Olympics, being a student-athlete, balancing gym and school, overcoming adversity, and personal interests. The team was mesmerized by her stories, encouraging words, and presence. After the inspiring Q and A session, the girls entertained her with their beam and floor routines—which she absolutely loved! It was a great evening surprise with a world class gymnast and we wish her the best of luck in her future adventures.