|Full name||Jessica Brizeida López Arocha|
January 22, 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 1 in (155 cm)|
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
|Level||Senior international elite|
|College team||Denver Pioneers|
|Head coach(es)||Melissa Kutcher|
|Assistant coach(es)||Nilson Medeiros, Carl Leland|
Jessica Brizeida López Arocha (born January 22, 1986) is a Venezuelan artistic gymnast who competes for the Venezuela national team. She competed at the 2008, the 2012 and the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she qualified to the uneven bars final, becoming the first Venezuelan gymnast to do so. She also placed seventh in the all-around final, her country's best all-around finish ever.
In 2009, she competed at the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
In March 2010, she won the bronze medal at the American Cup. At the end of March, she won the gold medal in the all around, uneven bars, and floor exercise at the South American Games. She won medals in Moscow, Porto, and Ghent, and at the Glasgow World Cup. In September, she went to compete at the Pre-Panamerican Games, where she won two silver medals (uneven bars and balance beam) and one bronze medal (all around). In October, she competed at the 2010 World Championships, where she qualified for the all-around finals and finished in the tenth place, the best showing ever for a Venezuelan gymnast.
At the 2014 World Championships, she did not qualify to any individual event finals, but finished eighth in the all around, her highest worlds finish. Afterwards she competed at the Central American and Caribbean Games, placing first all around, beam and bars. She competed at the Stuttgart World Cup a few weeks later and won silver in the all around.
She competed at the 2015 American Cup and placed 4th, which secured her winning the FIG World Cup series.
She qualified to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where she finished seventh in the all around and sixth on bars