Lori Fung

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Lori Fung
— Gymnast —
Full name Lori Fung Methorst
Country represented  Canada
Born (1963-02-21) February 21, 1963 (age 51)
Vancouver
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
Head coach(es) Liliana Dimitrova

Lori Fung Methorst, CM OBC (馮黎明 born February 21, 1963) is a Canadian gymnastics coach and retired rhythmic gymnast.

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Fung was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. The time Rhythmic Gymnastics was officially added as an Olympic Sport at the 1984 Olympic Games. The gymnasts from USSR and Bulgaria were considered the favored to win in Rhythmic Gymnastics but the Eastern led Boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics meant the top gymnasts were absent. Fung then trained with Romanian rhythmic gymnast Doina Stăiculescu but Fung would eventually upset Stăiculescu and became the first gold medalist awarded for the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Her coach was Bulgarian born and settled in Canada in 1976, Liliana Dimitrova. Fung was Canadian Champion seven times. She has been inducted into the B.C. Hall of Fame and Canadian Hall of Fame, and has received the highest canadian civilian award - The Order of Canada - ans well as the Order of British Columbia. Lori has given performances before Pope John Paul II, Prince Charles and Lady Diana, Elton John and the Prime Minister of Canada at the Michener Gala.

She has been a coach for the Canadian National Team, U.S.A. National Team, and Mexican National Team. She is currently a director and coach for Club Elite Rhythmic Gymnastics in British Columbia.

She had a part in the film Catwoman as an aerial ballerina. She married Dean Methorst and has three sons: step-son Cole, Alexander, and Nicholas.

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