Olivia Vivian

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Olivia Vivian
Nickname(s) Liv[1]
Country represented  Australia
Regions represented Western Australia
Born (1989-07-13) 13 July 1989 (age 29)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia[2]
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[2]
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International Elite
Gym WAIS
College team Oregon State Beavers
Head coach(es) Martine George and Josh Fabian[3]

Olivia Vivian (born 13 July 1989 in Perth) is an Australian artistic gymnast who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics. After competing at the 2008 Olympics, Vivian competed for Oregon State University in NCAA gymnastics for four years. She also competed in the 2005 and 2006 World Championships.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Olivia Vivian was born on 13 July 1989 in Perth, Australia. She started gymnastics when she was 8. Her first gym was Claremont P.C.Y.C, and her first coach was Julia Clapsis. Her favourite apparatus is uneven bars.[3] In 2017 she was a competitor in the inaugural season of Australian Ninja Warrior. In July 2018, she competed on Australian Ninja Warrior again for season 2. She was the only woman to make it to the Grand Final.

Elite career[edit]

2008 Olympics[edit]

Olivia was named to the Olympic team in 2008 where she contributed the highest score of her team on Uneven Bars helping the Australian women to a historic 6th-place finish.

2014 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Vivian competed on all four events and helped her team win the silver medal.[4] Despite having the 4th highest bar score on the uneven bars, she did not qualify into the apparatus event finals because of the two-per country rule.[5] She qualified eleventh into the all-around final with a score of 50.765, the highest of the Australian gymnasts.[6] In the all-around final, she finished fifth with a score of 52.632.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olivia Vivian". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Olivia Vivian". Sports Reference: Olympic Sports. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Olivia Vivian". Gymnastics Australia. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Gymnastic Artistic Women's Team Final". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Gymnastic Artistic Women's Uneven Bar Qualification". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Gymnastic Artistic Women's All-Around Qualification". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Gymnastic Artistic Women's All-Around Final". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.

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