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Ross deferred entrance to UCLA to make a push for Rio last fall. Kyla Ross, the youngest member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team that soared to gold at the 2012 Olympics, retired from elite competition Monday rather than make a run at the 2016 Games. The London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist has competed at the very highest level at her sport, representing her country on the US National Team for seven years. While their paths to Westwood were similar, their results at the NCAA level did diverge. In a joint interview in 2018, they both revealed they were survivors of the sexual abuse from disgraced former U.S. gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Ross retired from competive gymnastics in early 2016. Particularly the up and coming gymnasts that are soon to be stars in the sport. Here are the stories that show the sudden, complicated, controversial and emotional ending athletes have been coming to grips with over the past few weeks. "That really makes me the happiest. Kyla Ross, the youngest member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team that soared to gold at the 2012 Olympics, retired from elite competition on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, rather than make a run at the 2016 Games (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File), FILE - In this July 29, 2012, file photo, U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross performs on the balance beam during the Artistic Gymnastics women's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. It's hard because we've really found out something new every single day -- first it was the senior meet, then it was Pac-12s, and then NCAAs, and then the rest of spring quarter being online, and now, just a few days ago, we heard about graduation. Scott Van Pelt looks around the country, from UCLA gymnastics and Cornell hockey to high school hoops, to honor those whose seasons were cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover more from the Olympic Channel, including video highlights, replays, news and facts about Olympic athlete Kyla ROSS. A day after learning their gymnastics careers were unceremoniously over, Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian joined their UCLA teammates for one last dance party. And when she couldn't compete, that meant emotionally or helping some of her younger teammates. In April, she competed at the American Classic in San Diego, California. Although winning the national championship during their sophomore season will always be a treasured memory, Kocian said it's the time with her teammates she's going to remember forever because of the joy it brought her. Ross, 23, and Kocian, 22, made history the moment they first competed as members of UCLA's team in January 2017. It wasn't how they planned on commemorating their renowned time in the sport, but after the coronavirus pandemic prematurely and unexpectedly ended the NCAA season, their options were limited. The Bruins have what will likely be their biggest test so far coming up on Sunday, as they face off against number one Oklahoma, the team that they just edged out to take home the 2018 National Championship title. Besides, no one could think of a more fitting conclusion for their time on the team that resulted in a 2018 national championship, a slew of individual titles and records and more fun than either had ever thought possible in the sport. During the team competition she contributed scores of 15.133 in the balance beam and 14.933 on the uneven bars. Ross and Kocian arrived in Los Angeles in the fall of 2016 with sky-high expectations and looking for a fresh start in the sport. We work to put the sport of gymnastics out there and help gymnasts who are trying to get their names out there as well. FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. gymnast Kyla Ross poses at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. There were three confirmed coronavirus cases on campus, and it was announced there would not be spectators in attendance for the meet, including family members who were supposed to be part of the festivities. Fighting for equality in hockey, How to listen to and download the ESPN Investigates podcast The Running Man, Braathen edges Odermatt, Caviezel for WC win, Jepchirchir sets women's half marathon record, ISU cancels 2021 Four Continents figure skating, 2017 London Marathon champ gets doping ban, IOC assures sports bodies that Tokyo is on track, Weightlifting's Olympic future takes latest hit, Skate Canada called off because of coronavirus, Swimmer suspended until 2021 after having affair, British Gymnastics CEO quits amid abuse claims. She now plans on enrolling next summer and competing with the Bruins starting in 2017. It's those memories I will remember most.". After the 2017 season, she underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum she sustained prior to the 2016 Olympics. Gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi praised the elegant Ross for a work ethic that helped her make the 2012 Olympic team at age 15. For most of us, that just meant dancing together, so that's what we ended up doing.". Moments later, the four teammates sat together and cried. With Miss Val’s constant choreography changes, which Ross says are still happening now, and continuing hard work with Wieber, hopefully Ross can “steal” a 10.0 before this season ends. The 19-person UCLA roster is as close as they come, with Ross describing the team as having a “close knit bond,” and says the motivation each week comes from “the joy and love that [they] all have for each other.” Ross says the strong personalities coming from the freshman and this particular team’s strong mindsets allow them to “not doubt [themselves]” and be prepared to compete their bests every single week. Ross has already scored two Perfect 10.0s this season on vault, and says she has gained confidence throughout the season and that “being able to hit vault for the team is such a great feeling.”, Kyla’s growth this year is not only evident in her gymnastics, but also in how she has transitioned into a leadership role now as an upperclassman. "The first thing she said was, 'Had I known this was going to happen, I wouldn't have saved myself. Ross deferred entrance to UCLA to make a push for Rio last fall. Ross and her teammates won the team gold medal on July 31, 2012. Now 20, Olympic Champ Kyla Ross Embraces Transition To College Gymnastics The U.S. women's gymnastics team earned the first all-around title for the U.S. since 1996. On July 1, 2012, Ross was selected to represent the USA on the Women Gymnastics Olympic team. when the coronavirus pandemic canceled the remaining winter and spring sporting events in March. It's been a series of unfortunate, disappointing events.". The duo became the first Olympic gold medalists to compete at the NCAA level. In the floor lineup consistently this year and stronger than ever, Ross no longer has to worry so much about her endurance on floor, and has a new goal on the event- to get a Perfect 10.o, which would compete a “Gym Slam” for Ross, already owning 10s on every other event already in her illustrious career. Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross reached the top of the highest levels of gymnastics. The Olympic, World, and NCAA champion seems to accomplish anything she sets her mind to, and her gymnastics resume is matched by very few. Olympic Day The new Olympic Channel brings you news, highlights, exclusive behind the scenes, live events and original programming, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. In her first two seasons, Kyla always knew she had a Yurchenko full to go back to if the upgrade did not work out, but as a junior, she came into preseason “fully committing” to a Yurchenko one-and-a-half, and surprised herself by how quickly she was able to learn the new vault with that mentality. She has become a vocal leader for the team, voicing her opinion with the help of Miss Val and her teammates to help lead the Bruins in the right direction. Karolyi praised the elegant Ross for a work ethic that helped her make the 2012 Olympic team at age 15. sltrib.com © 1996-2019 The Salt Lake Tribune. In typical Kyla Ross fashion, the 22 year-old is excited for the challenge, saying “at this point in the season we are feeling strong, and have been able to figure out lineups and what we need to do to be at our very best.” To accomplish the team’s goal of staying undefeated, the team will likely need to be at their best, and Ross says they will be able to do just that by staying in the zone the UCLA team calls their “Bruin Bubble,” and focus on themselves to be as successful as possible. All rights reserved. They will still be at UCLA to finish their coursework, and Ross will be a student-coach with the team. Working with vault coach Randy Lane, Kyla worked hard every offseason her freshman and sophomore year and not quite being able to get a 10.0 vault competition ready by the start of season was in her words “very frustrating”. Ross qualified as a junior elite gymnast at the Metroplex Challenge in February. Chalk Warrior was created to highlight the gymnasts and clubs in the United States. "I had an amazing career, and I'm completely at peace and ready for the next chapter. "We could have stayed, but graduation was the last thing I was keeping hope for," Kocian said. The 19-year-old Ross won five world championship medals, including silver in the all-around behind three-time champion Simone Biles in 2013. She placed second in the all-around with a score of 55.316. The news marked the official end of Waller's first year as head coach after years working as an assistant for the legendary Valorie Kondos Field. At 15, Ross was a member of the 2012 “Fierce Five” that won team gold in London. Kocian is currently securing an internship at her orthopedist's office. Her father is of black and Japanese ancestry, and her mother is of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent. Even before the NCAA decided it would not be granting seniors in winter sports an extra year of eligibility, Ross and Kocian didn't think they would compete next season (although Ross did admit she might feel otherwise if the ruling was affirmative). The Olympic, World, and NCAA champion seems to accomplish anything she sets her mind to, and her gymnastics resume is matched by very few. Anything she could do to help the team be better, she did it. She said it's the perfect way to help people and stay involved with the sport. Ross said her heart wasn't fully invested in training over the last several months and when she attended a national team camp in January she knew it was time to step away. Across all of the NCAA, seniors were left asking, "What if?" By Meghan Duggan, as told to Emily Kaplan, Olympic champion Ross opts out of 2016 bid, U.S. to skip wrestling worlds over virus worries, Tokyo officials: Working on COVID-19 measures, Giro: Almeida in pink; more COVID-19 cases, Naser, 400M champ, avoids ban on technicality, French figure skating event latest to be canceled, DOJ: 2018 Games among Russian hack targets, Cyclist Alaphilippe has hand surgery after crash, Meghan Duggan: Proudest moment of my career? Kyla Ross, the youngest member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team that soared to gold at the 2012 Olympics, retired from elite competition on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, rather than make a run at the 2016 Games. This was already a tough year, and this is such a disappointing finish.". Kyla Briana Ross was born on October 24, 1996 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Jason and Kiana Ross.
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