Hong at the 2008 U.S. National Championships
|Full name||Ivana Hong|
|Country represented||United States|
December 11, 1992 |
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
|Level||Senior International Elite|
|College team||Stanford Cardinal|
|Head coach(es)||Valeri Liukin|
|Assistant coach(es)||Natalya Marakova|
|Former coach(es)||Al Fong, Armine Barutian-Fong|
|Music||Armenian Duduk (2008), My Sweet and Tender Beast (2009)|
Ivana Hong (born December 11, 1992 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the gold medal American team at the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and the all-around bronze medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games. Hong was named an alternate to the 2008 U.S. Olympic team and was a member of the U.S. Women's Team in the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in London.
Hong is of Chinese and Vietnamese ancestry. Hong lived in Blue Springs, Missouri, and trained at Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) for four years. She also trained under Valeri Liukin at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA). She now competes for Stanford University.
Hong became a junior international elite in 2004 and qualified to her first United States Junior National Championships at age eleven. She was named to the Junior National Team for the first time following the 2005 National Championships, a feat she repeated in 2006 after a fifth-place finish in the all-around.
Hong became a Senior International Elite in 2007. She was part of the gold-medal winning.U.S. team at 2007 Pan-American Games and won the bronze medal in the all-around competition. This and a strong showing at the 2007 Visa National Championships assured her place on the U.S. World Championships team, which again won the gold medal. 
The following year, Hong was named to the 2008–2009 U.S. Senior National team, and was invited to the 2008 Olympic Trials. Hong's skill as an all-around athlete without a weak event enabled her to be named, along with Jana Bieger and Corrie Lothrop, as one of three alternates for the U.S. Olympic team.
Following the Olympics, Hong left her former gym and moved to WOGA to train with Valeri Liukin.
Hong finished second in the all-around at the 2009 U. S. National Championships with a total score of 117.250 in Dallas, Texas. She also won the national titles on the balance beam (with a combined score of 30.350) and the vault(combined score 29.950).
At the 2009 World Championships in London, Ivana scored a 14.550 on balance beam to win the bronze medal on that event. This made medalists of all four American gymnasts (Bridget Sloan, Kayla Williams and Rebecca Bross in addition to Hong) in the women's competition.
In early March 2010, Hong tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee at the National Team training camp as she landed a vault. She subsequently spent several months out of training, recovering from surgery.
Double Twist Yurchenko
-5.8 Difficulty (D) Score
Mount on LB; Pike stalder 1/2 (D) Endo 1/2 (C) Toe shoot to HB (B); Pike stalder 1/1 (E) Tkachev (D) +0.2 Connection; Kip, cast to HS 1/2, Giant (B) Toe on 1/1 (D) Bail to HS on LB (D) Stalder shoot to HB [Ray] (C) +0.2; Giant, Giant, Double layout dismount (D)
6.0 D Score
Press to Handstand mount (B); Front aerial (D) Backhandspring (B) Layout stepout (C) +0.2; Full turn with leg at horizontal (C); Switch leap (C) Back tuck (C) +0.1; Onodi (D) Sheep jump (D) +0.1; Aerial cartwheel (D); Switch ring (E); Side somi (D); Split jump (A) Wolf jump (A); Backhandsrping (B) Backhandspring to 2 feet (B) Double pike (E) +0.2
6.4 D Score
Pike full-in (E); 1½ (C) Rudi (C) +0.1; Split leap 1/1 (C); Double turn with leg at horizontal (D); Switch ring (C)...Switch side 1/2 (C); 2½ (D) Front layout (B) +0.1
5.5 D Score
- Super Seven–USA Women's Team wins seven medals at the World Championships including the Team Gold
- Ivana's Official Website
- Dwight Normile. "Hong Tears ACL, Will Have Season-ending Surgery". International Gymnast Magazinen. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
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