Elena Gómez

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Elena Gómez
— Gymnast —
Elena Gómez 01.png
Personal information
Full name Elena Gómez Servera
Country represented  Spain
Born (1985-11-14) November 14, 1985 (age 31)
Manacor, Majorca, Spain
Height 150 cm (4 ft 11 in)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Club Olympic COR
Head coach(es) Jesus Carballo
Assistant coach(es) Eva Lucia Almudena
Choreographer Fuensanta Ross
Eponymous skills Floor Exercise
Retired 2006
Elena Gómez (2004)

Elena Gómez Servera (born November 14, 1985 in Manacor, Majorca, Spain) is a Spanish artistic gymnast. Her best event was floor exercise.

Career[edit]

Junior Career[edit]

At the 2000 Junior European Championships, Gomez placed 6th in both the team final and the individual all-around final.

Senior Career[edit]

Gomez made her senior debut in 2001. At the 2001 World Championships in Ghent, Belgium, Gomez and the Spanish team placed 4th in the team final. Individually, Gomez placed 17th in the all-around final and 6th in the balance beam final.

Gomez attended the 2002 European Championships. Here she placed 7th in the all-around, 6th on vault, 8th on balance beam and 4th on floor exercise. Later that year at the 2002 World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary Gomez won the floor exercise final. Gomez was the first-ever Spanish female gymnast to win a World title in Women's Artistic Gymnastics.[1]

The following year, Gomez attended the 2003 World Championships in Anaheim, California. Here, the Spanish team placed 5th, therefore qualifying a full team to the 2004 Summer Olympics.She won bronze the medal in floor exercise the following year in Anaheim using the same routine with the score of 9.675. Additionally, Gomez placed 5th in both the all-around final and the balance beam final.

In 2004 Gomez competed at the 2004 European Championships. Here, the Spanish team placed 4th. Individually, Gomez placed 5th in the all-around, and won a silver medal on the floor exercise. Gomez was named to the Spanish team for the 2004 Summer Olympics where she placed 8th in the all-around.[2] The Spanish team placed 5th.

Post-Retirement and Personal Life[edit]

Gómez announced that she was retiring from the sport in 2006, following injuries sustained in training.[3] She has three sisters, notably the younger: Natalia, also known as guitarist of the rock band Puja Fasua.

Eponymous Skills[edit]

Apparatus Name Description Difficulty Added to the Code
Floor Exercise Gomez Quadruple turn with leg below horizontal E 2002 World Championships

Floor Music[edit]

2001-2002: "Mozart L'Egyptien: Mawwall" by Milen Natchev & the Bulgarian Symphonic Orchestra

2002-2004: "Jump Up Boogie" by Charlie Normal and Robert Wells

2004: "Respirando" by Ana Belen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (25 November 2002). "Russians lick wounds after nightmare gym worlds". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Staff (2011). "Elena Gómez Biography and Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Staff (12 January 2006). "Spain's best ever gymnast forced to retire". thinkspain.com. Retrieved 28 March 2011.