Lisa Mason

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Lisa Mason
— Gymnast —
Country represented  United Kingdom
 England
Born (1982-02-26) 26 February 1982 (age 33)
Aylesbury, England
Hometown Milton Keynes
Height 5 ft 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 has competed at both the domestic and international level.

Biography[edit]

Lisa Mason began training at Huntingdon Gym Club at the age of five.

She has represented her country at 3 European championships and world championships events, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games she won two Gold medals. She also was the first Brit to make finals in European and world Championships.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

On the domestic scene, she has been a British Gymnastic Champion on three occasions, her first title being won at the age of 14, making her the youngest ever gymnast to win the senior title.[citation needed] Her worst noteworthy injury was when she broke her arm in 1995 at the junior British championships after falling off the uneven bars. During the resulting surgery, she had two plates and twelve bolts inserted in the injury.[citation needed] Six months later, she returned to claim the title of senior British champion. She then defended that title twice consecutively, a first for any gymnast.[citation needed] Lisa was the first British gymnast to ever win Gold at a Grand Prix event.[citation needed] In 1998 she won the Cottbus floor title ahead of Russia's Yelena Produnova and Svetlana Khorkina. She also won medals on the circuit on floor, Beam and Vault events. She was awarded the title of "Master Gymnast" by British Gymnastics.[citation needed]

Lisa is 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 and after five months of training, Lisa was crowned English vault champion and finished 4th in the finals at the national British championships.[citation needed]

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