|WILSON Blaine USA
Discipline: Mens Artistic
|Last update: 05/09/2011|
|Date of birth:||03/08/1974||Age:||40|
|Height:||163 cm/5.3 ft||Weight:||62 kg/136.7 lb|
|Place of birth:||COLOMBUS||
|Start Discipline (year):||1979|
|First Int. Competition (year):||1993|
|National Team Since (year):||1981|
|Current Club:||Team Chevron|
|Head coach:||Miles Avery (USA)|
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Blaine Wilson won his first World Championships medal at the 2003 Worlds when he helped the team win to a silver-medal finish. Months later, at the 2004 Visa American Cup, Wilson tore his left biceps tendon, and vowed to return for the 2004 Olympic Games. He achieved an improbable but superb come-back, qualified for the Games and won the 2004 Olympic Team silver !
Blaine Carew Wilson is the first man to win five consecutive national titles since USA Gymnastics was named the sport's National Governing Body, and the third man to win five consecutive U.S. all-around titles (or more) in gymnastics history. He comes from a sports-minded family and is named after baseball great Rod Carew and former Dallas Cowboys guard Blaine Nye. Wilson's father started him in gymnastics at age four because he was so energetic. Wilson was a member of the 2000 and 1996 Olympic Team. Both teams placed fifth, the strongest Olympic Team showing since 1984. Wilson also finished fourth at the 1999 World Championships. He won his first national title at the 1996 Coca-Cola National Championships. In 1995, at his first World Championships competition, he was the highest U.S. all-around finisher (25th). He has completed his eligibility at Ohio State University, winning the Jesse Owens Award in 1997, presented by the Big Ten Conference to recognize its outstanding male athlete. Wilson married Makare Desilets on March 28, 2001, and celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Wakaya, on Oct. 4, 2002. Wilson also enjoys golf, soccer and biking.
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Wilson enjoy cutting air, dancing, golfing, biking Soccer and fishing and he has a great sense of humor.
His hobbies: soccer, biking, golfing.
Memorable achievement : Winning NCAA as a team in 1996
Why this sport ? I began at the tender age of three, after my dad put me in a class to use up my excess energy. Years later I had to choose between soccer and gymnastics. I chose gymnastics because it was more fun, not too many people can do a flip.
Most influential person in career : Dad, he never misses a meet.
Most admired person: All the Russian gymnasts and the 1984 USA Olympic champion Team. I also admire Lilia Podkopayeva because she is tough
Ambitions: I plan to go back to University ! To win as much as possible, not just in sport but in life as well.
Awards and honours: I won the Jesse Owens award from the Big Ten Conference while competing for Ohio State University
On his name: I was named after baseball legend Rod Carew, and former Dallas Cowboys guard, Blaine Nye
FIG / USA Gymanstics - September 04
|All Around||6||57.936||14||56.861||2000||SYDNEY||Games of the XXVII Olympiad|