Lisa Mason

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Lisa Mason
— Gymnast —
Country represented  United Kingdom
 England
Born (1982-02-26) February 26, 1982 (age 32)
Aylesbury, England
Hometown Milton Keynes
Height 5ft 7 / 1.72 m
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level International and Olympic gymnast
Club Huntingdon
Former coach(es) Terry Sharpington
Choreographer Monica Deserlomos
Retired 2000

Lisa Elena Jane Mason (born 26 February 1982 in Aylesbury, England is a British gymnast who trained at Huntingdon Gym Club, starting at the age of five, and competed at both domestic and international level.

She has represented her country at 3 European championships and world championships events, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games where at the 1998 Commonwealth Games she won two Gold medals.

On the domestic scene, she has been a British Gymnastic Champion on three occasions, her first title being won at the age of 14 (the youngest ever gymnast to win the senior title) Her worst noteworthy injury was when she broke her arm in 1995 at the junior British championships after falling off the uneven bars Where she had two plates and twelve bolts inserted in the injury. After 6months off she returned to gain the title of senior British champion and then continuing a consecutive win 3 years in a row, a first for any gymnast.

Lisa had a lot of 'first British' titles, for example, she was the first British gymnast to ever win Gold at a Grand Prix event. In 1998 she won the Cottbus floor title ahead of Russia's Yelena Produnova and Svetlana Khorkina. Also winning medals on the circuit on floor, Beam and Vault events. She also was the first Brit to make finals in European and world Championships.

In Tianjin she earned the highest ever placing in the All-Around for a British Gymnast in the World Championships, also helping Great Britain take the first ever full team to the Olympic Games.

She was awarded the title of "Master Gymnast" by British Gymnastics

Lisa is still very much involved in gymnastics as a coach and a choreographer and is also a stunt double and sports model.

In January 2013, after 12 years away from the sport, Lisa announced her comeback with her aim being to qualify for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. She will initially only compete on beam and vault but may add in floor and bars at a later date.[1]

In March 2013 in her first come back competition Lisa was crowned English vault champion and finished 4th in the finals at the national British championships after only 5months of training, something no one had ever done before and many doubted she could do. On beam she showed a wide range of new skills but had numerous falls.

In her family life she is one of four children, having three brothers Scott, Daniel and Michael. On 15 May 2005 she gave birth to a daughter named Yalarna Elena Mason.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/gymnastics/21067241

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