|— Gymnast —|
|Full name||Kristin Allen|
|Country represented||United States|
July 10, 1992 |
|Hometown||Livermore, California, USA|
|Level||Senior Elite (Retired)|
|Gym||West Coast Training Center|
|Head coach(es)||Marie Annonson|
|Competitor for United States|
|Gold||St. Paul, USA|
Kristin Allen born on July 10, 1992 is an American acrobatic gymnast. Kristin and her partner Michael Rodrigues made history by becoming the first American mixed pair to win a gold medal from the World Games and the second American pair to win the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. She competed for the United States of America Gymnastics Federation from 2001 until her retirement in August 2010 and spent 5 of those years on the Senior National Team. Currently, she and Michael are featured performers in Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS."
Kristin Allen was born in Livermore, California on July 10, 1992. Kristin has a younger brother named Kyle who is studying at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. Kristin started doing acrobatic gymnastics in 2001 after watching her best friend from elementary school practice acrobatic gymnastics. Kristin and her partner Michael Rodrigues both trained at the West Coast Training Center in Livermore, California. They now perform in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort and Casino in Cirque du Soleil's "Viva ELVIS."
Kristin Allen’s career is divided into two different categories for her achievements.
2010 National Championships, Kissimmee, Florida: 1st-AA,DY,BL
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas Texas: 2nd-AA
2008 National Championships & J.O. Nationals, Des Moines, Iowa: 1st-AA,DY,BL
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, California:1st-DDY; 2nd-AA, BL
2007 Junior Olympic National Championships, Palm Springs, California: 2nd-AA, DY, BL
2006 National Championships, Kansas City, MO: 3rd-AA
2004 National Championships, Palm Springs, California: 1st-AA
2003 National Championships, Jacksonville, Florida: 1st-AA
2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, Wroclaw, Poland: 1st-AA
2009 Freedom Cup, St. Paul, Minn: 1st-AA, BL; 3rd-DY
2009 World Games, Kaosiung, Taiwan: 1st-AA
2009 Acro Cup, Albershausen, Germany: 1st- DY; 2nd- AA, BL
2008 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland: 2nd-AA
2006 British Open Tournament, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain: 2nd-AA
2006 Flanders International Acro Cup, Puurs, Belgium: 1st-AA
Legend: DY= Dynamic, BL= Balance, AA= All Around
Honors and Awards
Kristin Allen holds many awards beyond her medals, including USA Gymnastics' Athlete of the Year award, Sportsperson of the Year award, Best Choreography award, and the Glen Sundby Outstanding Pair Performance award.
Kristin Allen was also designated as a World Class Gymnast by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) in 2008.