Amelia Hundley

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Amelia Hundley
— Gymnast —
Full name Amelia Magdalena Hundley
Nickname(s) Meels
Country represented  United States
Born (1998-01-21) January 21, 1998 (age 17)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Discipline Artistic Gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Years on national team 2011-present (USA)
Gym Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
College team Florida Gators
Head coach(es) Mary Lee Tracy
Assistant coach(es) Amy Wurth
Choreographer Dominic Zito

Amelia Magdalena Hundley (born January 21, 1998) is an American artistic gymnast, recently winning gold (team), silver (floor), and bronze (uneven bars) at the Pan-American Games in Toronto (July 11-15, 2015). She also won team gold medals competing for the United States at the 2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships and the City of Jesolo Trophy.[1]

Hundley is training 35 hours a week at the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy under coaches Mary Lee Tracy and Amy Wert. She wishes to represent the US at international meets. Hundley has described it as her burning ambition to participate in the World Gymnastics Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born January 21, 1998 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Amelia started tumbling (gymnastics) at the age four in the dance studio run by her mother, a professional tumbler. She proceeded into gymnastics and by age seven was competing in the level-5 (Level 5 is the second level of USAG competition), 2005 Gatlin Classic. In 2006, she won the all-around, balance beam and floor exercise titles at the Fiesta Bowl Invitational. By 2007, Hundley had advanced to compete as a level-7 gymnast, and in 2008 advanced again to compete as a level-10 gymnast.[3]

Junior career[edit]

Hundley, as a junior international elite gymnast from Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) in Ohio, participated in the gold medal winning United States team at the 2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships. In June 2012 she competed in the VISA Championships, also known as the USA Gymnastics National Championships, improving her AA score from 56.750 to 57.250. In March 2013, Hundley participated with the United States national squad in its group performance in the City of Jesolo Trophy, in Jesolo, Italy.[3]

Senior career[edit]

Hundley's senior debut came at the Secret U.S. Classic in August 2014, where she placed 6th AA, advancing to Nationals.[4]

At the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships, Hundley placed sixth in the all-around, seventh on the balance beam and floor, and eighth on the uneven bars.[5] She was named to the national team and the Pan American Championships team.[6]

In August and September, Hundley competed at the Pan American Championships in Mississauga, Canada. She helped the American team place first in the team competition.[7]

2015 Pan-American Games[edit]

At the Pan-American Games in Toronto (July 11-15, 2015), she was part of the US team that won gold convincingly. She also won silver on the floor exercise, with a score of 14.200. On the uneven bars, she was the lead-off competitor with a score of 14.650, winning bronze. Her team-mate Rachel Gowey won gold with a score of 14.725. Amelia also placed fourth in the all-around at the Pan-Am Games.