|RICHARDSON Kate Canada
Discipline: Womens Artistic
|Last update: 05/09/2011|
|Date of birth:||27/06/1984||Age:||31|
|Height:||152.4 cm/5.0 ft||Weight:||46.7 kg/103.0 lb|
|Place of birth:||VANCOUVER||
|Languages Spoken:||English, French|
|Start Discipline (year):||1987|
|First Int. Competition (year):||1999|
|National Team Since (year):||1996|
|Head coach:||David Kenwright (CAN)|
|Assistant coach:||Valorie Kondos-Field (CAN)|
|Choreographer:||Valorie Kondos-Field (CAN)|
|Personal website / fan page:||http://www.gymcan.org/||Facebook page:|
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|Kate began her reign at the 2000 Olympics helping Canada to an excellent ninth place finish in the team event and then finishing 15th in the All-around, the best ever result by a Canadian woman in that event. She made more history for her country, winning the Gold medal on Beam at the prestigious America Cup, the first ever victory by a Canadian at that event.
In the spring of 2001 she earned a first career Canadian all around title and re-enforced her national dominance with victories on Vault, Beam and Floor.
At the beginning of 2002 she had a back surgery (January), but recovered quickly enough to become the star of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in July- Champion in the All-around and on Beam and Bronze medal in the Team event in addition.
Family background: Kate's mother is English and her father is from Zimbabwe.
Kate's coach, David Kenwright, is originally from Manchester.
Hobbies: Downhill, skiing, piano, biker riding and reading.
Memorable achievement: Junior Pan American Games in Guatemala
¨Why this sport ? - My friends were in it"
Most admired person: Lilia Podkopayeva and Svetlana Boguinskaya.
studing physiological science at UCLA
|All Around||18||35.786||14||37.224||2004||ATHENS||Games of the XXVIII Olympiad|
|Floor Exercise||7||9.312||2004||ATHENS||Games of the XXVIII Olympiad|
|All Around||15||37.530||28||37.336||2000||SYDNEY||Games of the XXVII Olympiad|
|All Around||16||35.292||22||35.161||2001||GHENT||35th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships|