Elena Gómez

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Elena Gómez
— Gymnast —
Full name Elena Gómez Servera
Country represented  Spain
Born (1985-11-14) November 14, 1985 (age 28)
Manacor
Height 150 centimetres (4 ft 11 in)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Club Olympic COR
Head coach(es) Jesus Carballo Garcia
Assistant coach(es) Lucia Eva Almudena
Choreographer Fuensanta Ross
Eponymous skills Gomez (floor)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gómez and the second or maternal family name is Servera.

Elena Gómez Servera (born November 14, 1985 in Manacor, Majorca, Spain) is a Spanish artistic gymnast. She is the 2002 World Champion on the floor exercise, where she was the only gymnast to perform a quadruple turn (known as the Gomez), and the first-ever Spanish female gymnast to win the World title.[1] She won bronze the medal in floor exercise the following year in Anaheim using the same routine with the score of 9.675.

She represented Spain at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she placed 8th in the all-around.[2]

Gómez announced that she was retiring from the sport in 2006, following injuries sustained in training.[3] She has three sisters, notably the younger: Natalia, also known as guitarist of the rock band Puja Fasua.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (25 November 2002). "Russians lick wounds after nightmare gym worlds". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Staff (2011). "Elena Gómez Biography and Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Staff (12 January 2006). "Spain's best ever gymnast forced to retire". thinkspain.com. Retrieved 28 March 2011.